CIP Consultant - Program Specialist Jobs in Kenya

CIP Consultant - Program Specialist Jobs in Kenya


  • The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking to recruit a highly talented Program Specialist on a consultancy basis.

    The Position

  • The Program Specialist will provide program support for the implementation of Development and Delivery of Biofortified Crops at Scale (DDBIO) program.

  • He/she will be responsible for providing administrative support to the global program team, organizing regional meetings; events and backstopping the efforts of admin assistants in the program’s implementing countries (Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda).

  • This position reports to the Program Coordinator.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Provide day to day administrative support to the DDBIO global team.

  • Provide logistical support as needed (appointment, meetings, travel arrangements).

  • Assist with program related communications (appointments, reports, booking meeting rooms / venues and equipment etc.).

  • Assist in developing meta data, uploading, updating and dissemination of DDBIO publications and communication products on to various platforms including the CGIAR space, social media, project microsite etc.

  • Coordinate travel arrangements and logistical support - including the handling of travel requests and liquidations for visitors and program staff, accommodation, and arranging for meals for the project events.

  • Backstopping the efforts of the admin assistants in the program’s implementing countries (Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda) to effectively execute similar duties and support country teams.

  • Compile workshop presentations, preparation of meeting materials for participants and maintaining and improving mailing lists.

  • Maintenance of office filing system (manual
    and electronic) including backup, archiving and storage.

  • Assist in procurement and payment of bills.

  • Handling maintenance of office assets and keeping an inventory of equipment and supplies.

  • Assisting with the preparation of cash position and bank reconciliations and regular financial reporting.

    Selection Criteria

  • At bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Economics or a related field.

  • A minimum of 5 years of finance and administration experience in a busy environment.

  • Experience as an executive assistant desirable.

  • Experience writing project and financial reports.

  • Familiarity with grants, contracts and risk analysis.

  • A team player accustomed to working with multi-cultural and diverse teams.

  • Advanced level in written and spoken English.

  • Fluent in Kiswahili.

    What are the Conditions

  • The position is a national consultant position limited to Kenya nationals and permanent residents only.

  • The consultancy will be for a period of four months.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; CIP Consultant - Program Specialist Jobs in Kenya


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