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Project Assistant Job Vacancy

GROOTS Kenya is a nonprofit organization registered in Kenya under Section 10 of the Society’s Act. It is a national movement of organized community based and self help groups that are women led. 

GROOTS Kenya theory of change is to shift the role of grassroots women in disadvantaged communities from vulnerable, victimized recipients of charity to empowered, effective leaders in community development work.

One of our core program is Women Leadership and Governance within which all other programs are anchored. 

The objective of this program is to empower women, improve their capacities in leadership and create an environment in which together with their communities they drive demand for accountability in public resource allocation, delivery of services and protection of human rights 
GROOTS Kenya is therefore seeking to hire a Project Assistant to work on the Champion for Transformative Project which is a flagship of the above program. 
Terms of reference:
The project assistant will work closely with the Program Officer and under the direction and guidance of the Programs Coordinator to undertake the following tasks;
  • Assist in organizing capacity development initiatives related to women’s participation in the leadership and governance.
  • Assist the Program Officer to develop strategies and interventions that will accelerate grassroots women participation in both local and national elective and nomination positions of leadership and decision making.
  • Assist the Program Officer in-charge in organizing grassroots women, men and youths to addresses issues that hinder women participation in leadership.
  • Support the program officer in backstopping the implementation of work/action plans developed by communities working with GROOTS Kenya.
  • Support in reporting, monitoring, evaluating implementation as well as expansion of the Champions for Transformative Leadership Project and initiatives relating to women participation in leadership and governance in GROOTS Kenya.
Education: Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university within the Humanities and Social Science related disciplines.
Experience: At least 2 years of professional experience in community development work with a focus to women & youth empowerment
Other qualifications include:
  • Strong organizing skills;
  • Has demonstrated a passion to work with grassroots communities;
  • Must be computer literate with strong communication skills;
  • Capacity to generate and write program reports within strict deadlines;
  • Capacity to write proposals and concepts for purposes of fundraising is desirable;
  • A strong understanding of the laws of Kenya & the current political and social environment is an added advantage
Terms of Offer
The successful candidate shall be subjected to probation for 5 months.
During this period the candidate shall be issued with a temporary contract.
A long-term contract shall be issued upon a successful appraisal at the expiry of the probation period
Applications should be addressed to the National Coordinator and sent to  the address below  or via email to and not later than 12th April, 2013 

PO Box 10320-00100,
Nairobi, Kenya

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