Project Assistant Job in Kenya

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Project Assistant Job in Kenya

Job Title:                Project Assistant

Department:             Strathmore Energy and Research Centre (SERC)

Reporting to:                Program Coordinator, Kenya CCG Network Program

Basic Job Summary

Strathmore Energy and Research Centre (SERC), seeks to create a new position for a Project Assistant that came about due to the growth of the Kenya CCG Network and the need to support the CCG-CGE SU Collaboration programme. The Project Assistant will coordinate and monitor the Kenya CCG Network and assist the National and International CCG Network researchers and Workstream leads in achieving their research goals in-country. This position is responsible for project management, administration and coordination while building and cultivating sustainable key relationships within the Kenya CCG Network participants as well as national and international organization partners.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Works with SERC and the Kenya CCG Program Coordinator, to develop a detailed roadmap, timeline, and milestones for the projects under the CCG Kenya network.
  • Under general supervision, organizes and supports in-country research needs assessment, stakeholder consultation, network development and review.
  • Assists in the Kenya CCG Network development by organizing all Special Interest Groups, soliciting, and collecting programmatic feedback from stakeholders, in order to develop adjustments to the program to improve research and energy sector work and program efficiency.
  • Coordinates internal and external stakeholder activity in this process by scheduling and organizing meetings, taking minutes, and circulating them same after review, and planning requisite events.
  • Acts as point of contact for individual projects during development, doing outreach, handling queries and maintaining stakeholder relationships.
  • Collates extensive information on regional and international programs for benchmarking and other purposes during the life of the project.
  • Assists with project communications throughout the process with internal and external stakeholders before, during and after energy sector stakeholders’ engagements.
  • Assists in development of communication strategy and create presentation materials where necessary.
  • Tracks progress of all activity during projects implementation and alerts supervisors of any potential issues.
  • Assist with tracking projects expenditure, preparing financial and progress reports as per the funders and institutions agreements
  • Support SERC in other relativities where necessary

Minimum Academic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: sustainable energy, renewable energy technologies, chemistry, Physics, biochemistry, forestry, agriculture, environmental science, engineering (mechanical, chemical, electrical, energy) or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution.
  • Certificate in Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation


A minimum of 2 years’ work experience in project management in the energy sector or in a role in comparable that is in line with the advertised position.

Competencies and Attributes

  • Strong administration, organization, and coordination skills
  • Excellent reading, verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Strong leadership and diplomacy skills, ability to convene meetings
  • Ability to work well in a team and as an individual: collaborative, good-natured, strong work ethic, self-motivated, passionate, and able to be self-managed
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint

How To Appy

Are you qualified for this position and interested in working with us? We would like to hear from you. Kindly send us a copy of your updated resume and letter of application (ONLY) quoting “Project Assistant – SERC” on the subject line to by 2nd May 2023.

Due to the large number of applications we may receive, kindly note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please be advised that Strathmore University is an equal opportunity employer and does NOT ask for money from applicants under any circumstances during its recruitment process. Interested applicants are encouraged to exercise caution upon receiving any such interview opportunity that requires payment of any money.

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