Program Officer – Scholar Support
Job TypeFull Time
Experience3 years
Job FieldProject Management
Department: Scholars Program

Division: Academic and Student Affairs

Job Purpose

Reporting to Director, Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at USIU-Africa, the office holder will support the Program Director in all matters related to Scholar support and welfare.

Key Responsibilities

Organize the Scholars’ pre-orientation workshop;
Develop an all rounded follow up program for the Scholars with existing student support services, entrepreneurship training and other opportunities such as Transformative Leadership Training;
Work with other Program staff to ensure overall success of the Scholars;
Building strong relationships with the Scholars to support their academic, psychosocial and professional development;
Assist the Program Director with program data collection for monitoring, evaluation and learning;
Update Scholar data and information in the Management Information System;
Contribute to a range of administrative and programmatic activities as needed;
Performance of any other duties as may be assigned.
Key Personal Attributes and Competencies

A service orientation with an eye to use experience.
Team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
Ability to make quick and smart judgments in recommending alternative solutions for various scenarios as they occur;
Strong adherence to ethical practice and data privacy;
Strong intercultural and interpersonal skills;
Good understanding of needs of the Scholars from marginalized communities/backgrounds;
Goal oriented, with ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
Minimum Educational Qualifications

Undergraduate Degree in communications, business, social sciences or other related fields from an accredited university.
At least 3 years working with young people in various support/development areas.
Skills and Competencies

Professional experience (or relevant experience gained during undergraduate studies) working with people from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds;
Passion for creating opportunities and supporting development of high-potential African youth;
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills;
Experience in database management/CRM platforms.


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Interested applicants must provide a cover letter current CV and Certificates Att: Director of Administration by Friday, October 23 2020 .Please Indicate the position you are applying for on the subject line of the email address.

About United States International University - USIU Africa

United States International University - Africa is located in the Kasarani area, off Thika Road in the suburb of Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi. The university is an independent, not-for-profit institution serving 6512 students representing 69 nationalities. It offers 24 degree programs from undergraduate to doctoral level, all of which are accredited in Kenya and the United States of America.