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Project Assistant, Center for Applied Learning & Impact

Your Background and Skills

  • Demonstratable commitment to youth inclusion, particularly focusing on marginalized groups of young people.
  • Soft skills including humility, adaptability, a growth mindset, collaboration to engage diverse audiences in different parts of the world, a self-starter mindset that utilizes creative/entrepreneurial thinking.
  • At least two (2) years of experience working on youth-led and/or youth-serving initiatives in Kenya.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, and cross-cultural skills and the ability to interact and cooperate effectively with a large and multicultural team. Utilizes and considers inclusive engagement techniques throughout collaborations.
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision
  • Strong organizational skills, and ability to perform in a fast-paced environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline or equivalent qualification.
  • Experience in managing finances for small projects.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Swahili; other local languages a plus.
  • Must authorized to work in Kenya for any employer 

Your Daily Tasks

  • Support the communication with and coordination of participant processes during the various activities under the project
  • Manage the travel, accommodation and other logistical requirements for project staff and consultants as would be required for the successful execution of the assignment
  • In liaison with the Finance Team, process payments to consultants, vendors and as required.
  • Support the consultant with the preparation of materials for various project assignments including field surveys, workshops and other activities.
  • Provide day-to-day administrative support to the project activities.
  • Support the project interface with key stakeholders such as young people, the government, project funder and other partners.
  • Contribute to Youth Excel monitoring, evaluation, and reporting.
  • Contribute to Youth Excel project communications such as collecting and sharing impact stories from sub-grantees.
  • May include travel within Kenya.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Research & Program Coordinator, Girls’ Learning Through Technology (GLTT)

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Your Background & Skills 

  • A Bachelor’s degree related to education, social science research or a closely related topic 
  • At least two years of work experience work in education programs; may include a combination of part-time, internships, etc; and 
  • Proven experience managing multiple administrative tasks in a demanding, time sensitive work environment 
  • Preferred demonstrated implementation or MEL of knowledge related to effective education research, teacher training, education technology, and/or girls’ education and empowerment.  
  • Experience planning or implanting domestic or international education programs 
  • Experience supporting and/or conducitng research and ability to proficiently articulate findings in the English language   
  • Proactive and comfortable with contemporary digital platforms for collaboration and communication; 
  • Commitment to inclusive programming that encourages full participation of individual regardless of gender, disability status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or other marginalized status     
  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders, including governments, private sector,teachers, higher educational institutions, schools, donors, etc;   
  • Ability to work well on a team, including eliciting and incorporating input, delegating tasks, and providing respectful feedback where appropriate; 
  • Proficient in Microsoft office products, including and especially Excel; 
  • Clear, succinct and compelling communication skills, both oral and written; 
  • Outstanding interpersonal and intercultural skills; 
  • Very strong time management, multitasking, and organizational skills; and 
  • Speaking, reading and writing proficiency in English and Swahili required. 

Your Daily Tasks 

  • Supporting the administration and research for the GLTT project  
  • With supervision, provide input to internal/external reports, presentations, and other products.  
  • Provide logistical support for all program needs, may include event planning, travel arrangements, schedule meetings, etc.  
  • Contribute to monitoring and evaluation activities including data management and analysis if assigned.  
  • Communicate proactively with staff members and supervisor on project development. 
  • Support program internal and external communication; tasks may include, the management of email inboxes and program contact information, draft written communications, contribute to program communication tools (newsletters) and social media efforts.  
  • Draft correspondence with stakeholders. Guidance and/or approval before engaging stakeholders may be required. 
  • Serve as point of contact for teacher facilitators when assigned. 
  • Accurately perform financial administration tasks (check requests, sub-award approval level, PAM, vendor RFP, etc). Develop a sound understanding of the purpose and reason for each required task consistent with policies. 

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