Project Assistant

at International Transformation Foundation
Published April 11, 2022
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

 

International Transformation Foundation (ITF) is an internationally youth led non-profit organization providing youth educational and self-development programs, encompassing leadership and entrepreneurship, to harness creativity for a youth system that provides jobs, offering security, opportunities to grow, and contribute to the development of our communities.

 

Since its establishment ITF has been developing and operating youth development programs to lead the youth of today as leaders with a strong heart and mind as true workers of society with creative and progressive thinking. Our current projects are:

 

  1. Join the Pipe Project: Installing sustainable tap water stations near playgrounds, city centers, parks, schools and bus stations in Africa; for people to access clean tap water whenever possible.

 

The project also works to bring awareness to the environmental impact of production and waste of bottled water through two ventures:

 

A water kiosk at school: a school based and students managed business selling clean tap water to community residents. It involves financing a community school to set up an onsite water kiosk with specially designed and sustainable products for children to transport tap water at home straight from school. It is both an educational and profitable business – teaching students’ business and entrepreneurial skills, and generating much-needed income for schools.

Public drinking tap water station: In partnership with urban Communities/Towns/Cities we install our non-breakable drinking water station in Public places for people to access clean drinking tap water free of charge.

  1. Jijenge Kijana Fund: a youth livelihood pathway offering microcredit, micro-saving and training which enables ITF members to engage in productive and stable livelihoods

 

  1. Erasmus Plus Projects:

 

GO-PRO The main objective of the project is to create space for the development of key information and communications technology (ICT) competences in the field of programming for children and youth. The project plans on achieving this by creating GO-PRO centers where modern programming education can take place and, in the process, awaken the passion to code in the youth. This project is done in collaboration with Meritum (Poland) and International Transformation Foundation (Kenya).

4Evergreen This is a project aimed at empowering the youth which ITF will implement in collaboration with the Association for European Cooperation, Development and Communication (CODEC vzw), Belgium. 4Evergreen will bridge 2 programme objectives– to support awareness raising on the environmental and climate goals and taking up innovative practices in a digital era. The project main aim thereafter is to contribute to the just and inclusive transition to sustainable living throughout empowering youth work sector across the globe to raise awareness on environmental issues by personal example and digital tools – the language of young people.

Project Assistant

 

Reporting to Operations Director, the 'Projects Assistant' is an integral member of the ITF team and is responsible for delivering and building development projects of varying size and complexity. The Projects Assistant is responsible for directing, organizing and controlling project activities.

 

Responsibilities Include:

 

Preparing documentation (reports, proposals and records) to support the project team.

Monitoring project plan implementation and tracking timelines and milestones of each project.

Coordinating project documentation from multiple sources.

Coordinating and monitoring status of deliverables.

Reporting variations or discrepancies to management.

Coordinating schedules for team members.

Attending beneficiaries/partners meetings and assist with determination of project requirements.

Communicate ideas for improving processes with a positive and constructive attitude, and for developing this attitude in others.

Qualifications Needed:

 

The applicant must possess or is extremely eager to learn and is passionate about the following knowledge/skills and is able to demonstrate, that the essential functions of this position can be performed:

 

Hold at least a Bachelor’s Degree in related fields such as project management; business administration etc.

Ability to thrive in a deadline-driven environment.

Should be self-driven and pro-active.

Detail-oriented with a focus on results.

High level of self-confidence, flexibility, integrity, and honesty.

Must have excellent computer/internet skills and a thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Excellent organization skills.

Ability to work well independently, works with all levels of management, prioritizes tasks and can resolve problems.

Ability to maintain an established work schedule, with or without flexibility,

Strong organizational and management skills- ability to multitask.

Motivated to learn and take on new challenges.

Willingness and capacity to volunteer.

Unparalleled passion and commitment for youth development.

Candidate must be in the age bracket of 18 – 30.

For volunteers, a minimum of six months commitment is required.

Compensation:

Although ITF volunteer staff enjoy limitless opportunities, ITF does NOT provide any kind of compensation. ITF staff operate on a full-time volunteer basis for a minimum of 6 months contract. They are responsible for all basic expenses such as home – office transportation, accommodation, etc. ITF ONLY provides direct operational expenses such as staff transportation to a meeting outside of the office, field visit, operations, etc.

 

Interested candidates can send their CVs

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