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Republic of Kenya

Kenya Cereal Enhancement Programme

Recruitment of Programme Coordination Unit Staff

Background: The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock & Fisheries, State Department of Agriculture, is rolling out the Kenya Cereals Enhancement Programme (KCEP) whose objective is to contribute to National Food Security.

The programme is funded by European Union through IFAD.

The Ministry wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to the following position:

Programme Assistant (PRA)

2 Posts - Nakuru or Siakago Town


Reporting to the PRAs in Nairobi, there will be two PRAs, one (1) in Nakuru and one (1) in Siakago Town. The PRAs will have similar duties to the Nairobi PRAs at the sub-unit office.

Duties and responsibilities:-

a) General office administration, including the receiving and directing clients and correspondence and the management of calls and appointments;

b) Ensuring proper custody, filing and retrieval of documents;

c) Preparing relevant documents for the programme;

d) Day-to-day administration of supplies, utilities, maintenance, drivers and other services.

For appointment to this position, applicants must have:-

a) Bachelor’s degree in either Social Sciences or higher diploma from a recognized institution;

b) 2 years’ experience as a programme assistant or similar position, preferably in a donor-funded project;

c) Strong computer application and communications skills (oral, written, presentation);

d) Fluent in English and Kiswahili.

Application Process

i. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

ii. Each application should have a CV and covering letter indicating the Reference Number for the position.

Applicants for positions in the Nakuru or Siakago Town sub-units should clearly indicate the preference (N or S) as in the reference numbers.

Photocopies of relevant credentials should be enclosed.

iii. Each application in a sealed envelope should be submitted to:

Principal Secretary
Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries
State Department of Agriculture
P.O. Box 30028-00100

Not later than 10.00 a.m. on 11th April 2014.

iv. Only shortlisted candidates shall be invited for the interview

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