• Project Assistant Job at Search for Common Ground (SFCG)

  • Posted on: 24 November, 2016 Deadline: 9 December, 2016
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    Search for Common Ground (SFCG) is an international non-profit organization that promotes peaceful resolution of conflict. With headquarters in Washington, DC and Brussels, Belgium, our mission is to transform how individuals, organizations, and governments deal with conflict – away from adversarial approaches and toward cooperative solutions. We seek to help conflicting parties understand their differences and act on their commonalities. With a total of approximately 750 staff worldwide, we implement projects from 55 offices in 34 countries, including in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. The organization is an exciting and rewarding place to work, with dedicated and enthusiastic staff that loves their work.


    Project Assistant


    Summary of Position

    SFCG in Kenya is currently implementing programming with the goal to build increased trust and collaboration between key community stakeholders in coastal Kenya. SFCG is currently seeking to recruit a Project Assistant to support day-to-day implementation as well as monitoring and evaluation. S/he will assist the Project Director with the planning, implementation and monitoring of all program activities, liaising with relevant partners and key stakeholders in project locations, as well as ensuring the collection of monitoring data and preparation of reports. Based in Mombasa, the Project Assistant will report to the Kenya Project Director, as well as collaborate with local partners and SFCG’s regional and HQ teams. This position requires regular travel to project locations to maintain regular contact with key local stakeholders and ensure a smooth implementation of program activities.


    • Assist with project management tasks, including the implementation of the project work plan.
    • Assist in ensuring progress on all activities, including research activities, liaising with key local stakeholders and project partners in Kenya.
    • Assist with the management of sub-grantees, helping them to keep updated work plans and ensuring a smooth implementation and monitoring of their deliverables, as well as timely and quality reporting.
    • Prepare activity and monthly reports for the projects, and assist in the preparation of quarterly narrative reporting for donors, in compliance with SFCG and donor requirements.
    • Lead Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) efforts, working with the Project Director, SFCG’s DM&E Specialist and local partners to ensure that M&E frameworks are in place and implemented to document progresses towards the project’s (un-)intended results.
    • Assist in drafting contract agreements with consultants, experts or any contractors as needed for the projects.
    • Support the administrative and logistical arrangements for the implementation of program activities.
    • Assist with communication and visibility aspects of the Kenya program, through written material, photos, success stories, updated web site, social media and traditional media.
    • Assist the Project Director with other tasks as needed.
    • As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties.

    Method of Application

    Please send a cover letter and resume through our online website application below. Please be sure toinclude minimum salary requirements and projected start date. No phone calls please. Closing date for applications is December 9, 2016. Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. .


    Interested and qualified? Go to Search for Common Ground (SFCG) career website on sfcg.bamboohr.com to apply

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