Monday, February 17, 2014

Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Univerrsity of Science and Technology job vacancy

Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Univerrsity of Science and Technology

Vacancy: Coordinator for the Kisumu Local Interaction Platform (KLIP)

The main goal of Kisumu Local Interaction Platform (KLIP), supported by MISTRA URBAN FUTURES (M-UF), is cogeneration, practical application and dissemination of knowledge for the purposes of sustainable urban development.

To achieve this, KLIP brings together the academia, private sector, industry and public sector in knowledge production, management, application and uptake. 

The current key stakeholders include City of Kisumu, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, Maseno University, the Private Sector and Civil Society. KLIP has received funding from Mistra Urban Futures of Chalmers University of Technology towards carrying out programme activities, namely: Ecotourism and Market Places within Kisumu City and its environs. 

The programme is expected to provide a framework for sustainable urban development. 

KLIP would like, under Mistra Urban Futures Centre, to operationalise and integrate these activities into the overall KLIP mandate and goals. 

It is on the basis of the foregoing that KLIP wishes to recruit a dependable, dynamic, result oriented, team player and energetic person for the position of the Coordinator in the KLIP-MUF Programme.

The responsibilities of the KLIP Coordinator will include, but are not limited to:
  • Overseeing the operations of KLIP Secretariat including office management, coordination of meetings and functions
  • Preparing research concept notes for evaluation and peer review
  • Processing research proposals accepted for funding
  • Administering the research projects
  • Making use of the most available technology and social networks to innovate around sustainable urban development
  • Adding to the existing knowledge of sustainable urban development in a collaborative way
  • Creating a vehicle for systematically organising contributions on sustainable urban development and linking knowledge generators, creators and the respective knowledge consumers.
  • Implementing the projects under the guidance of Director KLIP
Qualifications and Requirements

Applicants should have the following minimum prerequisites:
  • Masters degree in Project Planning and Management or related field, with wide knowledge and experience in urban matters, governance, socio-economic development, natural resource management, food security, climate change management, and communication.
  • At least five year’s experience in similar position or assignment.
  • Knowledge in project proposals development and fund raising.
  • Ability in establishing and sustaining networks
This will be on a one-year contract, renewable on mutual agreement and on the basis of availability of funding. 

The successful candidate will be paid a competitive and an attractive consolidated salary package.

Applications, including cover letter, copies of relevant academic and professional certificates and testimonials, detailed curriculum vitae clearly indicating current remunerations with names and contacts (including day time telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) of three referees should reach the under-mentioned by Friday, 28th February 2014.

The Director
Kisumu Local Interaction Platform
C/o Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology
Box 210-40601, Bondo, Kenya