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Program Assistant Job in Kenya – NGO

Program Assistant
The USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (the Hub) boosts trade and investment with and within Africa. The Hub partners with East African and U.S. businesses to attract investment needed to transform the East African private sector into vibrant global trading partners. Improving the region’s trade competitiveness, encouraging the diversification of exports beyond natural resources, and promoting broader, more-inclusive economic growth will lead to more food secure and resilient East African communities.

The goal of the Hub is to deepen regional integration, increase the competitiveness of select regional agricultural value chains, promote two-way trade with the U.S. under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and facilitate investment and technology to drive trade growth intra-regionally and to global markets.


·         The Program Assistant will support execution of technical activities in Trade Promotion and AGOA, Component 3 (C3) so as to improve delivery of programs and events in the component. S/he will work with staff in the component and other Hub staff to organize and deliver Hub-sponsored events and activities, and help to record and document planned and completed Hub deliverables.
·         The Program Assistant will be responsible for, but not limited to the following detailed tasks:
·         Update C3 event calendar on the Hub’s information management system and on whiteboard
·         Collect and collate C3 content for the Hub’s upcoming and biweekly reports
·         Organize venue, logistics, catering, and monitoring and evaluation materials for Hub sponsored events in line with approved budget
·         Obtain information to support C3 staff preparation of budgets and requisitions in the information management system
·         Coordinate follow up on procurement of C3 goods and services
·         Recruit participants and collect their profiles/engagement forms and other required documents before an activity in line with guidance provided by relevant C3 staff
·         Support C3 and other Hub staff during events including registration and distribution of materials
·         Periodically provide monitoring and evaluation data on events to M&E section and Operations department as requested including attendance sheets, feedback evaluation forms, profile forms and engagement letters, and annual survey questionnaire
·         Conduct specific research on topics relevant to AGOA and Trade Promotion or other relevant subject matter as requested by Component Lead, particularly for presentations and reports, and assist technical team to draft reports and technical documents


·         Bachelor’s degree in international trade, economics, public policy, communication, business administration, or related area.
·         Post graduate qualification in management, economics, business administration or communication or related fields, an added advantage.
·         At least three years of relevant experience in research, program management or corporate communication in East Africa.
·         Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with institutional and private sector partners, and stakeholders.
·         Computer literate with demonstrated skills in spread sheets, database management and social media
·         Excellent English writing and communication skills.
How to Apply
Interested applicants should apply via the link by September 4, 2017, 5:00pm East Africa Local time. Only candidates who send their information via the link and by the deadline will be eligible.
Visit to view the scope of work and learn more about the Hub.

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