Job Opportunities

Kenyatta University Council wishes to invite applications from eminent individuals who are suitably qualified and experienced with outstanding academic credentials and relevant experience for the following positions;

PROJECT COORDINATOR

The Enhancing Community Food Security in Urban and Rural Areas through Outreach Youth Champions (EFSOYC) project hosted by Kenyatta University is seeking to engage a project coordinator. The goal of the EFSOYC project is to enhance food security and improve livelihoods in the urban and rural areas through Agri- enterprise initiatives targeting the most food insecure farming households using OYC. In pursuit of SDG 2, the Kenya Government Big Four Agenda on food security and the Science, Technology, Innovation Strategy for Africa (STISA-2024) priority area on eradication of hunger and achieving food security, the project will adopt an innovative and participatory approach to contribute to enhancement of food security. This pilot project will leverage on the potential of youth drawn from Kenyatta University to drive food security efforts in their local communities by using an Outreach Youth Champions (OYC) model and existing community organizations.

Qualifications:
1.  Diploma from a recognized institution
2. Should be below 35 years of age.
Additional Qualifications:
1. At least three (3) years relevant post qualification work experience in managing resources, handling logistics, report writing and record keeping.
2. Ability to work and deliver outputs within strict deadlines.
3. An organized approach and excellent time management skills.
4. Strong communication skills(verbal and written)
5. Ability to work well as part of a team with people from diverse backgrounds
6. Computer literacy and good keyboard skills.
7. Good numeracy skills
8. Accuracy and attention to details
9. Experience in working with Kenyatta University Donor Funded Project will be an added advantage.


How to Apply:
Applicants should send soft copies of application letters and CVs giving full details of educational and professional qualifications, work experience, present post and salary, applicant’s telephone numbers and email address. Applicants should also give names and contact details of three (3) referees who are conversant with applicant’s competence in area of specialization. Copies of certificates and testimonials should be attached.

Applicants and one professional referee should WRITE VIA EMAIL directly to:

Principal Investigator
Enhancing Community Food Security in Urban and Rural Areas through Outreach Youth Champions (EFSOYC) project.
Kenyatta University
P.O Box 43844-00100
NAIROBI
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Soft copy applications and support letter from the referee should be received not later than Wednesday, 5th December 2018 at 4 pm.

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SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES

 
1. Vacancy with BRECcIA: Postdoctoral Research Assistant (PDRA) on Research Policy Analysis for Kenya, Malawi and Ghana (1 Position)

The Building Research Capacity for sustainable water and food security insub-Saharan Africa (BRECcIA) project; (see www.gcrf-breccia.com)is led by the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom and partners with five Universities located in three countries (Malawi, Kenya and Ghana), and partnerships with 8 international organizations, working on research and capacity development in the coupled areas of water and food security. The 4 year project is part of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) RCUK Collective Fund “Growing Research Capability to Meet the Challenges Faced by Developing Countries”programme which is ‘one of the most ambitious international research programmes created; with £225 million being invested across 37 interdisciplinary projects’ to address a range of global development challenges.
The overall objective of the proposed work is to strengthen research capacity and capabilities in institutions in three Sub-Saharan African countries to carry out impactful research that leads to positive policy/practice change for sustainable water and food security, and to ensure that this capacity is sustained and propagated throughout and after the project.

To apply, please send your applications with a cover letter of not more than 2 pages clearly stating why you feel you are the right candidate for this position, providing examples that specifically address the Essential Duties, Required Qualifications and the PDRA special requirements above. The applications should be received before or on 17th August , 2018

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