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Project Management Associate AFO Project

Specific Duties

  • Set up and follow up on Project Management meetings, take comprehensive minutes
  • Record action points and follow up with responsible people until completion.
  • Develop and maintain a calendar of project deliverables and track development and submission of deliverables under the guidance of the Project manager.
  • Provide routine administrative support on project management related to record-keeping, personnel and consultant recruitment and hiring and financial and budget management.
  • Support new business development as and when needed (research, partnering, capture including desk and in-country research)
  • Arrange, manage and plan the project events to execution.
  • Other responsibilities as required.

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This position will be based at IFDC’s Regional East & Southern Africa Office in Nairobi and may include travel to projects in Africa. The position will report directly to the AFO Project Manager and/or his designee

Required Skills

The successful candidate will be detail-oriented, proactive, possess strong communication skills, a team player and be able to problem solve on an ad-hoc basis. He or she will independently trouble-shoot common problems and escalate more complex issues to technical and management leaders and follows up until resolved.

Required Experience

  • IFDC is looking for candidates with an interest in international agricultural and agribusiness development, as evidenced by work experience or academic study, as well as strong research and administrative skills.
  • Strong team-working skills, and attention to detail and ability to meet tight deadlines are important, as is excellent written English.
  • At a minimum, an undergraduate degree or equivalent in international development or relevant subject plus one year of administrative or technical professional experience.
  • Strong organizational skills; good numeracy skills with high level of attention to detail;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – able to establish and maintain positive working relationships both internally and externally;
  • Strong MS office skills;
  • An understanding of project management;
  • A proven ability to multi-task under pressure;
  • Ability to travel internationally; if required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with institutional and private sector partners, and stakeholders
  • Excellent English writing and communication skills.
  • French writing and communication skills is an added advantage.

Communications Intern-ESAFD

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Principal tasks and responsibilities during this period include the following:

  • Compile at least two stories from each of the IFDC countries in the East and Southern Africa region.
  • Support the development of the Kenya contact database.
  • Showcase IFDC regional projects through social media content consistently.
  • Develop and disseminate a regular stream of communication materials documenting program progress and achievements in IFDC program countries. These include, but are not limited to, stories from the field (i.e., success stories, case studies), social media updates, project briefs, factsheets, photographs, and videos.
  • Support the proper use of IFDC brand assets by staff.
  • Contribute to the organization and preparation of external field and media events.
  • Take high-quality photos and videos of IFDC interventions across the projects.

Duty Station

The Communication Intern shall be based in Nairobi, Kenya, but should be available to travel within the East and Southern Africa region.

Required Skills

Required Experience

  • Degree in communication or journalism from a recognized academic institution. Preference will be given to recent graduates with an interest in working for an international non-governmental organization (INGO).
  • Excellent command of the English language; knowledge of French is an advantage.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to operate effectively in an environment with multiple stakeholders and people from different cultures and backgrounds.
  • Analytical capabilities and attention to detail.
  • High level of initiative and enthusiasm, adaptability, and flexibility.
  • Ability to think creatively about the use of digital and visual communication.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including digital storytelling and content generation.
  • Strong social media management skills.
  • Good photography skills.
  • Good administrative and organizational skills.
  • Ability to use graphics software is preferred.
  • Ability and willingness to travel.
  • Ability to critically examine and review documents.

Finance Intern IFDC Kenya Office


The main task of Accounts Intern is to assist the NAFO and Accountant in Accounts and Administration. Activities include the following:

  1. Review to ensure that all payment documentation is complete & correct as per the IFDC procedures before forwarding to the Accountant for payment
  2. Maintain the Request for Travel (RT) listing.
  3. Stamp payment vouchers PAID before filing.
  4. Maintain a systematic filing system with clear labelling, where all physical vouchers and RTs are filed.
  5. Attach all scanned vouchers and RTs to NetSuite Skydoc monthly
  6. Verify inventory register in collaboration with the Administration Officer for accuracy
  7. Help with the verification of workshop participants phone numbers before disbursements
  8. Posting Requests for Travel and TERs for staff that are not done through Employee Center
  9. Maintain an updated statement of account for all Airline and cost shared payments and make such available upon request.
  10. Any other duties assigned by the supervisor


The staff member will be supervised and reports to the Accountant IFDC, Kenya office.


The employee will be based at the IFDC’s Kenya offices located at ICIPE Duduville campus in Kasarani, Nairobi.

Required Skills

  1. Young professional with 1-2 years of experience
  2. Accounts experience in the NGO Sector is an added advantage
  3. Team player & able to multitask
  4. Strong computer skills in MS office (Word, Excel and any accounting package)
  5. Strong written and oral communications skills in English

Required Experience

  1. Bachelor’s degree in the Business, Finance or Economics fields.
  2. CPA Part 2 is required.
  3. NGO experience in the finance department is an added advantage


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