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SDFA KenyaProject Assistant Job Vacancy in Kisumu

Sustainable Development For All-Kenya (SDFA-Kenya) is a Non Governmental Organization working across Kenya with the aim of helping alleviate poverty through long term initiatives.

The following vacancy has risen due to a new funded project that will commence this February in Kisumu, Kenya.

Project Assistant

General Purpose

To be responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of specific projects in Manyatta Slum in Nyanza and ensuring consistency with organization strategy, commitments and goals.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities
  • lead the planning and implementation of project in Manyatta Slum in Nyanza
  • facilitate the definition of project scope, goals and deliverables
  • define project tasks and resource requirements
  • develop full scale project plans
  • assemble and coordinate youth in the area to participate in the project.
  • manage project budget
  • manage project resource allocation
  • plan and schedule project timelines
  • track project deliverables using appropriate tools
  • provide direction and support to project team
  • quality assurance
  • constantly monitor and report on progress of the project to all stakeholders
  • present reports defining project progress, problems and solutions
  • implement and manage project changes and interventions to achieve project outputs
  • project evaluations and assessment of results
Education and Experience
  • qualification in project management or equivalent
  • knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of project management
  • knowledge of project management techniques and tools
  • direct work experience in project management capacity
  • proven experience in people management
  • proven experience in strategic planning
  • proven experience in risk management
  • proven experience in change management
  • proficient in project management software
Key competencies
  • critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • planning and organizing
  • decision-making
  • communication skills
  • influencing and leading
  • delegation
  • team work
  • negotiation
  • conflict management
  • adaptability
  • stress tolerance
Added Advantages
  • should be able to speak the area local language fluently
  • should have the ability to mingle with the local community
  • Age Below: 35 years.
All applications (Application letter and CV in 1 document) must be sent to: on OR before 8th February 2011.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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