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Project Officer Job in Kenya - National Book Development Council of Kenya (NBDCK)

The National Book Development Council of Kenya (NBDCK) is a non-profit organization made up of members from the book and education sectors. It promotes literacy and a reading culture in the country through coordination of project-based activities.

The aim is to ensure a fully literate & reading society whose members make informed life-changing decisions.

NBDCK is seeking a committed and energetic Kenyan for the position indicated above.

The holder shall be based in Kisii. This is a senior level position requiring an experienced person. NBDCK offers competitive remuneration package in a setting that promotes learning, social justice, team-work and high ethical standards.

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, major responsibilities shall include:
  • Develop grants-winning proposals.
  • Manage NBDCK projects.
  • Monitor & evaluate NBDCK projects
  • Support implementation of baseline and other surveys.
  • Build the capacity of all stakeholders.
  • Provide timely reports and other updates on NBDCK projects.
  • Liaise with stakeholders on all NBDCK projects.
  • Frequent travels to project sites and functions.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience
  • Must be a graduate from a recognized university with a Bachelor’s degree in education or any other relevant qualification.
  • Experience in proposal development, capacity building and management of donor funded projects.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills. High proficiency in spoken and written English, Kiswahili & EKEGUSII.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office packages, analytical report writing and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and adhere to strict deadlines.
  • Ability to take initiative and work efficiently with minimum supervision.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of active driving with a clean valid driving licence.
Applicants with experience in teaching in primary schools & primary teacher training colleges will have an added advantage.

Submit applications, complete with CV, copies of certificates & testimonials, names & telephone numbers of two professional referees, current & expected salary, to reach the undersigned not later than 11th March 2011.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Chief Executive Officer
National Book Development Council of Kenya
Ralph Bunche Road (Off Ngong Road)
P.O. Box 10904 – 00100, Nairobi.

NBDCK is an equal opportunity employer.

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