Project Assistant Job in Kenya

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Project Assistant Job in Kenya

Position: Project Assistant (Kenya Nationals Only)

Location: Segera Conservancy, Laikipia County

Reporting to: Program Manager

Background: Founded in 2008, the ZEITZ Foundation is a non-profit organization registered in Kenya and Germany.

The vision of the ZEITZ foundation is of an ecosphere (our planet and all its life- sustaining regions) maintained in the healthiest possible state, with the major contribution to that health coming from people making sustainable choices.

The mission of the ZEITZ foundation is to create and support ecologically and socially responsible projects to achieve long-lasting impact and sustainability through a holistic balance of Conservation, Community, Culture and Commerce (the 4Cs).

To support its objectives, the ZEITZ foundation is looking for a qualified candidate to fill the position of Project Assistant.

About the Role: Under the guidance of the Program Manager and the Project Administrator and Coordinator, the Project Assistant will support the execution of operational and administrative tasks.

The position is offered on a full-time basis (one year contract including a three-month probation) renewable subject to performance and availability of funding.

Working Relationships

The role holder will have close working relationships with the Project Coordinator and Administrator, Community Liaison Officers, Forestry Supervisors, Ranch Management and Retreat Management.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide project management support in the implementation of the ZEITZ foundation’s projects with guidance from the Project Administrator and Coordinator.
  • Work closely with the ZEITZ foundation’s Community Liaison Officers and the Forestry team in community engagement and project implementation.
  • Work closely with the ZEITZ foundation’s Forestry team in project implementation
  • Provide support in project monitoring and evaluation activities through data collection and analysis.
  • Provide support in project reporting through regular written and verbal status updates.
  • Provide support in project and visitor logistics and administration with guidance from the Project Administrator and Coordinator.
  • Work closely with the team in the implementation and monitoring of specific 4C initiatives.
  • Document program updates through photos and videos for the ZF website, social media, donors, local and international press.
  • Any other tasks as assigned by the ZEITZ foundation’s management.

The ideal candidate must have the following minimum qualifications:

  • A degree or diploma in international development, community development, conservation, environmental studies, project management or related fields
  • At least one year of work experience in a similar context.
  • Experience with reporting
  • Experience with monitoring and evaluation
  • Good analytical and communication skills
  • Advanced computer skills, particularly in Microsoft Office
  • Strong people skills & ability to take initiative
  • Ability to network with stakeholders at different levels
  • Fluent in Swahili and English (written and spoken)
  • Ethical responsibility (Fair, Honest, Positive, Creative)

Those who meet the above qualifications should submit their applications through to reach the Human Resource Manager on or before close of business 2nd May 2023.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Remuneration: Ksh 600,000 gross/per year.

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