British Institute in Eastern Africa Project Development Officer Job in Kenya

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Job Description

British Institute in Eastern Africa

Vacancy: Project Development Officer (PDO)

General: The British Institute in Eastern Africa seeks to appoint a suitably experienced, self-motivated and skilled person to the post of Project Development Officer (PDO) in its Nairobi office on Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa.
This is a part-time fixed term contract for two years in the first instance, with a possibility of becoming permanent for an additional 3 years to complete the implementation of the full PTRI scheme.

This is a senior post reporting directly to the Director.

The PDO will work on part-time basis (2.5 days a week) to support the director in the development and implementation of one of its Strategic Development Programs the Professional Training and Research Initiative (PTRI) which aims to diversify the BIEA’s income streams and expand the BIEA’s impact by contributing to the following strategic objectives:
Strengthening policy making in and on the region.
Advancing Research Excellence in and on Eastern Africa.
Promoting internationalism through forging new forms of collaboration.
Developing plans and coordinating projects to achieve these objectives.
 

Task and Responsibilities

  • Design, develop and implement advanced practical research training summer schools for social sciences and humanities in Africa
  • Spearhead the hosting and administration of external research projects and international research events.
  • Design and take a leading role in the initiation of intensive language and familiarisation courses for professionals
  • Source and contribute towards the facilitation of contract research in social sciences in Eastern Africa

Qualifications:

  • Minimum, a master’s degree in the social sciences or humanities and/or social development or their equivalent – a PhD would be an advantage.
  • Relevant experience at the national or international level providing advisory and hands-on experience in management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects, research contracts and professional training.
  • Strong written or verbal communication and organisational skills.
  • Skills in Information Technology with experience of university level teaching and service is a strong advantage.
  • Knowledge of BIEA activities will be an added advantage.

Gross salary: 96,000kes/month, Includes medical benefits.
Further particulars for this post can be accessed here: www.biea.ac.uk/project-development-officer

How to Apply

Please send covering letter and full CV, indicating at least three referees, to this email: [email protected] Applicants should have the right to work in Kenya.
Application deadline: 5th September 2015 6.00 PM [East African Time]
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and called for interview, on or around 29th September 2015.
Start date: To begin on, or as soon as possible after, 3rd October 2015
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