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Mount Kenya University (MKU)   |   Thika, Kenya   |   Log in or register to see the closing date

Research Assistant

  • Post-graduate education
  • Research, academy
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent

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Job Summary

Mount Kenya University Foundation co-ordinates several activities that the University has been undertaking in aid of students, alumni and the community. The programs of the foundation are geared towards harnessing public and private support that benefits the educational, research and community service mandates of the University. The University is pleased to announce the position of Research Assistant.

Minimum Qualifications and Attributes

  1. Have a Master's degree in social sciences or any other relevant field.
  2. At least 5 years working experience with NGO’s or Community Based Organizations (CBOs). Evidence of active fundraising experience is mandatory.
  3. Evidence of project management.
  4. Good communication, negotiation, interpersonal & organization skills.


Interested candidates are requested to submit soft copies of the application letter, Curriculum Vitae and scanned copies of their certificates to the Human Resource Director through email address: [email protected]


Key responsibilities:

  1. Conducting research on potential funding sources, such as government, corporate, NGOs’ and charitable organizations
  2. Developing and writing proposals in response to calls for funding
  3. Conducting prospective research on donor community to identify grants opportunities
  4. Maintaining University funding opportunity databases, activity tracking system, and related confidential files
  5. In consultations with the Director, establish and maintain relationships with foundation contacts and program officers
  6. Managing the proposal submission process to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines and reports
  7. Conducting prospect research on foundations and corporations to identify, cultivate and solicit new grants
  8. Working with other University departments to obtain necessary information for proposals/grants and applications
  9. Preparing annual technical and activity reports of the Foundation

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Thika
Area of work: Research, academy
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Quality management; Data collection; Research planning; Research publication; Data analysis
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

Mount Kenya University (MKU)

Education, academicCompany size: 100-500 people

Mount Kenya University (MKU) is a fully fledged chartered university committed to a broad-based, wholistic and inclusive system of education. It has an overall goal of promoting human resource development for society’s progressive good. The university has adopted several international best practices in its core functions, which has enabled its students and faculty win awards, thus stamping its authority as a centre of excellence.