Project Officer Job in Kenya


Objective Of The Assignment

The Project Officer contributes to all phases of the PPP project cycle at the PPP Directorate, including project origination, structuring, execution, implementation and monitoring.

They will take responsibility for the tasks assigned to them by the Director, Origination & Structuring or other more senior members of the project team. These may include project management, undertaking comprehensive due diligence, including financial, market, integrity and policy compliance, liaising with external advisors and regulatory agencies, as well as effective post-closing implementation and monitoring

The Project officer carries out these tasks as part of a project team under the guidance of the Director, Origination and Structuring or under the supervision/guidance of more senior officers.

Duties And Responsibilities

The Project Officer is expected to meet the above objective by performing, without limitation, the following tasks:

  •  Work as a project team member on PPP transactions, contributing to all aspects of project structuring and execution, including comprehensive research and analysis of background materials, market information and financial performance data;
  •  Analyse and evaluate potential risks related to the proposed project, including analysis of financial information, preparing and updating financial models and financial projections;
  •  Provide a range of project management and support services, including preparation of reports and briefs, coordinating resources, maintaining project documentation and implementing and monitoring project plans, to ensure project outcomes are achieved on time, on budget, to quality standards and within agreed scope, in line with established agency project management methodology.
  •  Prepare and maintain project documentation for reporting, monitoring and evaluation purposes to ensure accessibility of quality information and contribute to the achievement of project outcomes.
  •  Communicate with key stakeholders and coordinate working groups, committees and consultations to facilitate accurate, relevant and professionally prepared exchange of information and support project completion in line with project plans.
  •  Source, collate and compile data and information to identify emerging issues and track and report on project progress against established milestones and deliverables.
  •  Undertake research and analysis, identifying trends and preparing project briefs, to support informed decision-making and planning.
  •  Project progress monitoring.
  •  Attending to all administrative matters of the projects assigned to them.
  •  Coordination of activities across client & stakeholder spectrum.
  •  Proactively support project identification efforts of the origination team, including supporting the identification of strategic contracting authorities and developers, supporting relationship management for strategic stakeholders in priority sectors.
  •  Work with the origination and structuring team to address emerging risks in the project portfolio and to capture learning that can translate into improved structuring of future projects.
  •  Continually build and maintain relationships with all relevant parties in project delivery; and
  •  Any other tasks as assigned by the Director, Project Origination & Structuring or by the Director General, PPP.

Selection Criteria

  •  Holds a bachelor’s degree in any business, engineering or related field from a recognized institution.
  •  Minimum 3 years’ experience in financial statement or credit analysis, market research, economic analysis, valuations, deal structuring, corporate or project finance, engineering, financial modelling or project management required.
  •  Key skills required for this role include project management, communication, research, analytical thinking, detail orientation, proactiveness and team orientation and problem-solving
  • skills. Project finance or strong excel skills will be a bonus.
  •  Excellent communication skills – including written, verbal and presentation skills.
  •  Knowledge of Microsoft Office software. Intermediate to advanced Word, Excel and PowerPoint experience preferred.
  •  Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
  •  Competent at facilitating meetings, including creating an agenda, documenting notes, and following up on action items.
  •  Work well under pressure.
  •  Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Data, Local Services And Facilities To Be Provided By Client

  • The PPP Directorate of the National Treasury and Economic Planning, Kenya will provide full office accommodation in Nairobi, Kenya. 

How To Apply


  • The appointments are on a three (3) year contract term and renewable subject to performance.
  • Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
  • Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and transcripts during interviews.
  • The successful candidate will be required to provide clearances from KRA, DCI, EACC, HELB and CRB.

Evaluation Criteria:

CVs will be evaluated taking into account the following criteria: Academic and professional qualifications; Relevant experience; Professional and work experience as well as Communication and inter-p

Interested candidates fulfilling the required qualifications should submit their application documents (curriculum vitae with details of qualifications, experience, daytime telephone numbers, email address and names of three referees) clearly indicating the position applied for and vacancy Reference No. These should be emailed or sent to the address below on or before 13th May, 2024.

Postal Address:
Infrastructure Finance and Public Private
Partnerships Project,
Attention: Procurement Expert
P.O. Box 30007 –00100
Nairobi, Kenya.
Telephone No: +254-20 3225000

Physical Address:
Public Private Partnerships Directorate
Attention: Procurement Expert
6th Floor, Re-insurance Plaza,
Building No. 4 Aga Khan Walk/Taifa Road
Nairobi, Kenya.