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Project Field Officer Job in Kenya

Mount Kenya University (MKU) / (CRTMCD) Center for Research in Tropical Medicine and Community Development Project.

Program description: 
This program is a collaboration between Mount Kenya University (MKU) and Center for Research in Tropical Medicine and Community Development (CRTMCD).

The MKU / CRTMCD remit is to conduct research in infectious diseases, designs and evaluates potential solutions to curb poverty and foster community development. 

It is in this mandate that the Program has a vacancy in the research and innovation center;

Position: Project Field Officer

Location: Field based

Reporting to: Project Lead

Essential Requirements:
  • Diploma in relevant field (social sciences, development studies, community development)
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant work experience in project management, business or closely related field, with financial responsibilities.
  • Report writing.
  • Strong writing and communication skills in English and Kiswahili
  • Proven leadership, management, interpersonal, decision making and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Proficiency in computer usage especially Microsoft packages.
  • Preferably must have worked in communities around Lake Victoria region – Homabay county
Desired Qualities:
  • Experience in research, health or development organization.
  • Ability to collaborate with counterparts, including GOK line ministries, NGOs, community-based organizations.
  • Community engagement skills.
  • Training in project management will be an added advantage.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
  • Perform Administrative duties, including property management, travel and transportation, report preparation and submission
  • Budget preparation and analysis, proper management of petty cash and facilitate request and receipt surrenders
  • Coordinate program and administrative activities including liaising with the local communities in order to ensure achievement of objectives in time and within an agreed budget.
  • Manage and track program budgets with regular production of financial reports
  • Ensure timely production and delivery of high quality programmatic outputs such as reports.
  • Perform all other requested duties.
Terms of Employment:

1-year Contract, renewable with availability of funds

Probation period for the first 3 months.

Compensation is negotiable within a relevant grade, based on educational levels, relevant experience and demonstrated competency.

Applications MUST include the following:
  • Letter of Application.
  • Current Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and e-mail address
  • Three letters of reference with contact telephone numbers and e-mail addresses
  • Copies of Certificates, Diplomas and Transcripts
  • Contact telephone number.

Applications MUST include copies of certificates & Transcripts.

Applications without these will be disregarded.

Applications are due no later than: 29th Sept 2017.

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