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  • Posted: Nov 25, 2021
    Deadline: Dec 20, 2021
  • Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology is situated in Juja, 36 kilometres North East of Nairobi, along Nairobi-Thika Highway. It was started in 1981 as a Middle Level College (Jomo Kenyatta College of Agriculture and Technology (JKCAT)) by the Government of Kenya with the generous assistance from the Japanese Government. Plans for the establishment of JKCAT started in 1977
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    Project Assistant

    To provide support and creates balance in the time and scope of executing projects, under the direct supervision of the project Manager, we are looking for a qualified and experienced individual to join our dynamic team in the position of a Project Assistant.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Logging and tracking all project plans and project documentation..
    • Arrange Contracts, raise purchase orders and expenditure authorization forms for approval.
    • Respond to telephone inquiries and convey accurate information promptly and appropriately.
    • Carry out project logistics and administrative support..
    • Coordinating the consultation process with all stakeholders to meet set deadlines.
    • Assist in research and developing the project proposals and presenting to the Project Manager for validation.
    • Work collaboratively with the Project Manager and team to maximize productivity.
    • Collaborate with the whole project team, contributing to the entire project lifecycle.
    • Report updates to the project manager.
    • To undertake other duties as may be assigned.

    Skills and Requirements:

    • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Keen attention to detail and an aptitude for problem-solving.
    • Able to proactively address potential issues.
    • Collaborative working style and team-player attitude.
    • Positive and encouraging personality.
    • Able to work independently with little supervision.
    • Highly motivated with a strong work ethic.
    • Reliable, trustworthy, and committed to the team’s success.
    • Outstanding organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks.
    • Able to thrive in a high-volume, deadline-driven work environment.
    • Good IT skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Microsoft Project.

    Academic Qualifications/Work Experience

    • Diploma in Project Management, Business Administration/Management or its equivalent (advanced diploma is an added advantage).
    • At least 1 years work experience.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates are invited to send their applications and detailed CV indicating current and expected salary to [email protected] on/or before 7th December, 2021, Due to the urgency to fill the position, shortlisting will be done on an ongoing basis. Those who shall not have heard from us by 20th December, 2021, should consider their applications unsuccessful.


    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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