KNBS Project Assistant Jobs in Kenya

KNBS Project Assistant Jobs in Kenya

National Information Platforms for Nutrition (NIPN) is an initiative of the European Commission supported by the United Kingdom Department for International Development and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The Delegation of the European Union has funded a project to establish a Kenya National Information Platform for Food and Nutrition (KNIPFN) as a part of this international effort.

The initiative aims to strengthen national capacity to make better use of existing information and data to inform policies, programmes and interventions in all sectors that could contribute to better nutrition for the Kenyan population.

The project is being implemented by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) in partnership with the Kenya Institute of Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA), and in collaboration with all the sectors that have a role in improving nutrition in Kenya including the State Department of Planning.

KIPPRA will take the lead in policy analysis while KNBS will lead the statistical analysis of the existing data available.

The work of the KNIPFN will be supported throughout the project by a Global Support Facility (GSF) managed by the Agrinatura Consortium, which is also funded by the donors to the NIPN initiative.

The KNIPFN initiative invites application from suitably qualified individuals with excellent credentials to fill the following position:

Project Assistant

Job Objective

  • Reporting to the Project Manager, the job holder will be required to support and assist in project administration and financial management.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Managing the agendas of the team;
  • Preparing templates and formatting documents;
  • Drafting letters and emails;
  • Managing project information and documents;
  • Preparing mission and payment orders;
  • Liaising with providers of goods and services;
  • Liaising with relevant services within the KNBS;
  • . Making Logistical arrangement such as the organisation of missions,
    meetings, workshops and events including travel for project staff and
    for staff identified by the project;
  • Undertaking any other official assignment as instructed by the Supervisor.

    Requirements for appointment

  • Bachelors Degree or recognised qualification in secretarial work or as a Project Assistant;
  • At least (five) 5 years’ working experience as a project or team assistant;
  • Excellent organisation skills, and the ability to work autonomously;
  • Experience in the use of Microsoft Office including word processing and spreadsheet software;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • An ability to work in a team and in networks;
  • Ability to work in a stressful environment and to meet strict deadlines;
  • Ability to treat information with the required level of confidentiality;

    How to Apply

  • Applicants should fill and submit hard copies of the employment application form Ref. 93-1-6, which is available on the KNBS website accompanied by copies of academic, professional and other relevant certificates, transcripts and testimonials.
  • The reference number for the post applied for should be clearly marked on the envelope and addressed to:

    The Director General
    Kenya National Bureau of Statistics
    P. O. Box 30266 – 00100
    Herufi House, 1st Floor, Room 103

  • Applications must be received not later than 5th February, 2019 and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

  • For more information and job application details, see; KNBS Project Assistant Jobs in Kenya

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