JKUAT Enterprises Projects Executive Job Vacancy in Kenya

JKUAT Enterprises Ltd (JKUATES)

Position Title: Projects Executive

JKUAT Enterprises Ltd (JKUATES) is a State Corporation operating as a limited company, fully owned by Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).

Its objectives include:

1. To enhance entrepreneurial activity through the latest innovations in technological research.

2. To provide practical solutions for business problems by drawing on resource personnel from various disciplines in JKUAT.

3. To link the University with industry, government, the public and other stakeholders and to provide a forum for networking to propel development.

4. To market the University’s innovations.

5. Consultancy.

Provides senior level communications, administrative support, maintenance of protocol procedures, information flow and follow-up on deadlines and commitments made.

Responsible for conducting research on any new business opportunities and under the supervision of the Deputy Managing Director, we are looking for a qualified and experienced individual for the role of a Projects Executive.

Duties and Responsibilities

Business Development

  • Identify and communicate with new business leads for the Deputy Managing Director’s office.
  • Conduct research and also make delivery on any intelligence that will have strong impact on proposition development for any new business opportunities under the Deputy Managing Director’s office and the organization at large.
  • Develop good knowledge regarding priority sectors, like market routes and trends.
  • Provide required support for the DMD’s office, especially in activities relating to account management.
  • Respond to inquiries made by clients about the company’s products and services in a timely and friendly manner

Project Management

  • Undertake and monitor researches to provide highly needed support for the Deputy Managing Director’s
  • Project meeting minutes and recordings, preparing periodic project reports – Inception, PSRs, draft reports, and final reports
  • Complete project documents.

Administrative Duties

  • Manage the communication of the organization with clients via means like emails, telephones, and websites.
  • Respond to inquiries made by clients about company products and services in a timely and friendly manner.
  • Act as link between the organization and the clients to ensure clients take more interest in products and services rendered by the business organization.
  • Preparing financial statements, reports, memos, invoices letters, and other documents.
  • Helping prepare for meetings and accurately recording minutes from meetings.

Academic Qualifications / Work Experience / Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Finance/Accounting or any other business related field.
  • At least 3 years of work experience in business development, project management and administration.
  • Highly organized team player, with pro-active and flexible work style.
  • Proven strong focus and interpersonal skills to develop relationships with donors.
  • Excellent writing, presentation and communication skills.
  • Aptitude in delivering attractive presentations.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and telephone communication skills.


Interested candidates are invited to send their applications and detailed CV indicating current and expected salary to hr@jkuates.jkuat.ac.ke on or before 29th November, 2022.

Shortlisting will be done on an ongoing basis.

Those who shall not have heard from us should consider their applications unsuccessful.

JKUAT Enterprises Limited is an equal opportunity employer.

Canvassing of any kind will lead to automatic disqualification.