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Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) Project Manager Job in Bungoma Kenya

Category: General Jobs in Kenya
Posted: Dec 24, 2013

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Benefits Project
Position: Project Manager
Deadline to Apply: January 10th, 2014
Start Date: February 2014
Location: Bungoma / Kakamega
Eligibility: Position open to local Kenyan hires only

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a U.S. non-profit organization dedicated to creating, evaluating, and replicating innovative solutions to poverty and policy problems worldwide. IPA specializes in using randomized impact evaluation to assess the effectiveness of development programs.

IPA seeks a Project Manager for immediate hire, who will assist with implementation of a project to position IPA’s soapy water hand washing station for scale up and track respondents from the main WASH Benefits study who have migrated outside the study area.

This position will be based in Bungoma, and will require travel within Kenya.
The Project Manager will work closely with the project associate and other field staff to perform a variety of tasks including, but not limited to:
Attrition Tracking of WASH Benefits Subjects
  • Oversee and monitor the process of locating respondents, ensuring compliance with protocols
  • Implement project guidelines governing field staff who work remotely and locally
  • Train and manage the field teams that conduct the attrition visits
  • Under the guidance of the Project Associate, develop field visit schedules
  1. Plan for staffing and hardware needs
  2. Aid in planning for field visit logistics including making transportation arrangements and implementing camping protocols
  • Aid in modifying existing behavior change materials for use during attrition visits
SW-HWS Redesign:
  • Support field visits by the Catapult and SweetLab teams
  1. Aid in preparation and review of data collection/interview materials,
  2. Design field work schedules and manage supporting field staff
  • Oversee field testing of SweetLab sensors and ensure installation protocol is followed by field staff
  1. Plan and implement field visit logistics
Willingness to Pay Study and Scale-Up Pilots:
  • Train and manage the field teams that conduct the data collection
  • Ensure all data quality protocols are followed
  • Manage field logistics, including staffing and scheduling data collection activities
Human Resource Management:
  • Aid the project associate with implementing human resource procedures
  1. Participate in the selection process for local hires
  2. Assist with training as needed
  3. Assist with staff evaluations twice annually; make recommendations regarding renewal of staff contracts
  • Enforce all IPAK policies and work with IPAK management to execute staff disciplinary action.
  • Communicate regularly with management team.
  • Assist in the writing of quarterly reports
  • Other duties related to project implementation and administrative tasks as needed.
The commitment sought for this position is a minimum of six months with the possibility of extending contract.
Applicant must be willing to live in Bungoma or Kakamega depending on the project needs, for at
least six months.
IPA is seeking candidates who meet the following requirements:
  • BA, BSc. or Masters in development economics, or field related to public health.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills in both English and Kiswahili.
  • At least two years of project management experience. Extensive experience supervising, designing and implementing data collection and/or field work activities, and managing teams of field workers, is preferred.
  • Well organized, detail-oriented, able to prioritize, and manage multiple tasks simultaneously with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Interest in pursuing a career in non-profit management, public health or related fields.
  • Advanced user of Microsoft office suite (Excel, Word, Power Point), and the internet.
If you are interested in applying, please follow the instructions below:
To Apply: Please send a cover letter and detailed CV, 3 references, daytime phone number(s), and email address. Your CV should include your scores or grades and other measures of academic achievement, and details about any relevant work experience.
Applications can be submitted to any of our branch offices, or by email to [email protected], or by post office using P.O Box 373, Busia area code 50400 Kenya.
If you submit by email, please ensure that the subject line reads: “PROJECT MANAGER.” REF NO: WASH-2013-12-01.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted
Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the Project Manager-Wash Benefits Project. The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all possible duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary. Please note that IPA will never request any form of payment from an applicant. Applicants are encouraged to confirm the information listed above with IPA prior to releasing any extensive personal information to the organization. Please direct questions to [email protected]
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