Cowater International Project Officer Jobs in Kenya

Cowater International Project Officer Jobs in Kenya


Summary of the Position

  • The Project Officer will work under the direction of the Team’s Vice President and will work closely with Project Managers/Directors to implement project activities in a range of international projects in the sectors noted above.

  • The Project specific tasks include proposal preparation and business development; technical support to Managers and Directors in support of project delivery; and research.

  • The candidate should have an interest in the key global issues affecting developing countries and a desire to establish a career in international development.

    Key Responsibilities

    Business Development:

  • Identify prospective projects using published/online materials, direct contact with clients and target market personnel (working closely with Cowater International’s Business Development team in these efforts).

  • Assist in preparation of expressions of interest and proposals, including drafting/editing of content, and identification/incorporation of research material.

  • Support recruitment of international and local team members for future and current group projects.

    Project Coordination/Administration:

  • Providing overall support for new and existing projects as requested, including assistance with budget preparation/monitoring and contract administration.

  • Supporting Project Managers to ensure all reports are prepared and submitted to Clients according to the contract and in a timely manner.

  • Editing project documents for ease of reading and syntax as requested by Project Managers.

    Job Requirements

    Education:

  • Recent
    graduate with a Master’s degree in economics, international affairs, public policy/administration, political science, or any other related field with very strong academic performance; or

  • Bachelor’s degree with 1-2 years of equivalent work experience.

    Minimum Experience:

  • At least one year of relevant professional experience (2-3 years preferred).

    Essential Skills:

  • Outstanding research, analysis and written communication skills in English.

  • Ability to summarise complex documents and identify / prioritise client compliance requirements in tenders and related documents.

  • Ability to effectively prioritise multiple tasks within a group environment.

  • Multi-tasking skills (prioritising and juggling various tasks effectively).

    Preferred Skills:

  • Familiarity with donor institutions and the international development sector.

  • Working proficiency in a second language of direct relevance to Cowater International’s work (i.e. French, Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic).

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Cowater International Project Officer Jobs in Kenya


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