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International Foundation Project Manager Job in Kenya



Category: General Jobs in Kenya
Posted: Mar 4, 2014

Our client,  an International Foundation is looking for innovative, dynamic and self motivated  individual to fill the following position of;

Project Manager

Location: Nairobi with frequent to travel in rural Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania

Aim of the function: Assisting in and managing various projects within the East African program .

Main Tasks

1. Project management 

  • Planning, managing and implementing of projects according to the contracted  and approved plans and budgets for projects from various sponsors
  • Management of the project according to the mission, regulations and aims of the  organization
  • Timely narrative and financial reporting according to the organization’s   regulations and project contracts of other sponsors.
  • Negotiate and establish MoUs with partner organization when need arise/where necessary
  • Ensure complete and timely project documentation at all times
  • Establish appraisals for all direct reports
  • Recommendations for the further training of direct reports
  • Identifying consultants to be contracted where necessary and managing them
  • Where necessary provide leadership and support for external consultants, advisors, short-term experts and interns/trainees
  • Representing the organization in external relevant meetings where necessary
2. Project Documentation and Reporting
  • Description of individual projects
  • Preparing half year and end year reports
  • Preparing other reports required by the project
  • Collection of outreach Statistics
  • Collection and filing of photograph and film material on the project
3. Project website Development and management
  • Development of subsequent updates website
  • Ensuring that information on the website is valid at all times
  • Ensuring the availability and performance of the website in collaboration with IT department
Requirements and competencies
  • At least a bachelors degree in Development studies, Community Development, Finance, Microfinance, social sciences or related areas
  • Over 3years  experience in Development work, Rural development, community development or related field
  • Knowledge of the financial services sector and/or the microfinance sector
  • Excellent communication, facilitation and report writing skills
  • Sound financial management and budgeting skills
  • Working experience in the development world is an added advantage but not a requirement
  • Good command of English and Swahili languages
  • Excellent diplomatic, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Demonstrated decision making, problem solving, and team building ability
  • Demonstrated ability in networking and developing relationships with various partners and stakeholders.
  • Experience working with private sector partners is strongly preferred.
  • Computer literate, specifically in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint  and Excel.
If qualified kindly apply online by clicking on the linkhttp://jantakenyajobs.osclass.com/public-administration/project-manager_i4
All applications should be received by 1st April, 2014.
Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.
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