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Project Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya - STRIDE System

Project Officer – STRIDE System Kenya, EMCAST

Job Category: Project Officer
Qualification Level: Bachelor’s Degree
Minimum Years of Work Experience: 2 years
Job Level: Entry level

Description: Our business is involved in solutions for Kenya’s innovative education through Teacher Training, STEM curriculum, e-Learning Platform, Digital Book Platform, Digital Content Creation, and Pilot Project Implementation.
Details: This position requires a combination of proposal and/or marketing writing experience, project management, technical aptitude, an understanding of EMCAST EdTech services, excellent communication skills, as well as knowledge of Microsoft Office and OA (office automation) Skills. 

The Project Officer will be responsible for managing and operating projects. 

The post holder must deliver efficient and effective reporting that defines the progress, problems and solutions of each project. Excellent organizational and planning abilities are needed to distribute resource materials used in response to both formal and informal enquiries. 

The Project Officer should exhibit strong customer service coordination with government, academic institutions, and corporate customers. 
The Project Officer will collaborate with the Stride System Office team and report to the Manager as we focus on the development of a common enterprise-wide LMS (Learning Management systems) response process. As part of a start-up, please note, our work environment is collaborative, flexible, fast-paced, and deadline driven.

  • Coordinate and organise project files and correspondence with government entities, corporates, and schools.
  • Draft, schedule and monitor and evaluate project plans, budgets and expenditures.
  • Facilitate and actively participate in strategy sessions with the Stride System team.
  • Ensure that all project deadlines (internal and external) are met.
  • Collaborate heavily with key internal business partners such as the Project Manager to drive the project strategy, record and create reports.
  • Effectively communicate with the team (and clients) with respect to project charts and spread sheets, project delivery, contract award, post-award debriefing, and other procurement-related steps
  • Answer inquiries from internal business partners using your local knowledge of Kenya. 
  • Promote efficiency, consistency, and professionalism.
  • Assist with miscellaneous projects as needed, such as administrative support, software development, presentation materials, compliance, and staff training.
  • Understanding of EMCAST services and experience of E-Learning environments is not necessary but advantageous.
  • Previous experience in project management and education technology preferred.
  • Passion for learning and education development in Kenya.
  • MS Office experience and OA (office automation) Skills.
  • Willingness to learn new products/technologies.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Great attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills; ability to work across boundaries.
  • Effectively interact, communicate, and work well as a team member with internal and external partners at all levels of the organization globally.
  • Ability to build rapport and trust with internal stakeholders. Honesty is integral to our business practice! Must possess a high level of integrity.
  • Must have local knowledge, expertise and experience of Kenya.
Please send your CV and cover letter to outlining your interest and suitability for this position.

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