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Projects Executive Officer

Job Purpose:

To provide for coordination execution, fundraising, budgeting, oversight, planning, implementation, documentation, monitoring & evaluation and reporting for all aspects of KAM projects.

Key Objectives

  •  Delivery
  •  Accountability
  •  Donor relations management
  •  Timely and accurate reports

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement resourcing strategies that effectively respond to long-term and short-term projects and organisational objectives.
  • Setting up/reviewing of effective project/project cycle management systems/protocols for the smooth, timelyand result-based implementation of all KAM projects.
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget-this includes proper planning, sequencing and budgeting for projects.
  • Set up and implement timely and effective quantitative and qualitative monitoring and evaluation frameworks including detailed implementation plans (DIPs) and logical framework matrices-this role includes overseeing and executing baseline surveys; on-going monitoring, mid-and-end-term project evaluations (both internal & external) based on the project work plans, the Business Development Plan (BDP), with particular focus on results, impacts and lesson learning-this includes producing periodic monitoring reports for all projects.;
  • Guide and coordinate the timely preparation and submission of result-based project progress reports in accordance with approved reporting formats and within the set timelines-this includes quarterly progress reports; annual programme reports; project reports; inception/ad-hoc technical reports and so on.
  • Oversee project finance management based on the KAM finance management manual and respective grant agreements.
  • Coordinate harvesting and documentation of best practice and lessons from implementation of KAM projects and communication of the same through appropriate channels;
  • Establish fundraising strategy and or successfully manage the relationship with donors and all stakeholders.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation as well as manage all project related communication.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Chief Operating officer (COO)

Qualifications and Experience

  • A graduate degree in Project management or other closely related discipline, a master’s in project management would be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the project cycle management Strong knowledge of/and demonstrated experience in M & E methodology and approaches (including quantitative, qualitative and
  • participatory), including data collection, analysis and synthesis, the logical framework and other strategic planning approaches;
  • A good understanding of the balanced score-card approach.
  • Demonstrated experience in result-based report writing.
  • Over 4 years of practical experience in project management and monitoring and evaluation;
  • Proven track record of successful experience in result-based report writing, reviews, delivering presentationand defending recommendations;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Kiswahili.
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Highly organised and detail oriented; able to prioritise and produce work of a consistently high standard.

Research Officer

Job Purpose:

This position is responsible for carrying out research on economic, business and political trends, doing data analysis, drafting policy briefs, sector position papers and editing all publications for the organization in support of fact based advocacy initiatives at KAM.

Duties and Responsibilities
Specific duties and responsibilities will include, but not limited to the following;

  •  Conducting research on political, economic, and business issues particularly those affecting the business environment for the industry,
  •  Write, edit and publish Policy Briefs, Economic Updates, Intelligence reports, Position Papers, Research Publications, among others;
  •  Review the County and National budget processes and inform members on a timely basis for their input;
  •  Provide technical support and input to inform KAM’s effective participation in budget forums and influence budget policy. This includes tracking and documenting the process and its outcomes;
  •  Develop draft sector positions on various issues for validation by the sector members;
  •  Editing KAM research, policy and advocacy publications;
  •  Preparing a Policy Tracker, barometer and economic updates;
  •  Do data collection and analysis on members’ concerns and general economic trends;
  •  Carry out market and economic surveys;
  •  Prepare the KAM manufacturing priority agenda (MPA) in conjunction with the research team;
  •  Support the preparation of the manufacturing survey and related reports;
  •  Perform any other duties as may be assigned by Supervisor or the head of unit or the CEO.

Person specifications.

  • Bachelor’s degree in statistics or economics or its equivalent with a bias in research; a master’s qualification will be an added advantage.
  • Proven track record of strong research and creative writing skills with a bias in policy advocacy work;
  • Over five (5) years relevant work experience two (2) of which should be in writing and editing materials in a busy and comparable institution or research institution;
  • The ability to stick to strict deadlines and work under no supervision;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both oral and written;
  • A knack for editing and proof reading with good research skills;

Method of Application

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Interested and qualifying candidates should complete the online application form and submit their CV only to hr@kam.co.ke indicating the words “Projects Executive Officer” on the email subject line so as to reach us not later than December 20, 2023. Please click on Link to apply here. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.Interested and qualified? Go to Kenya Association of Manufacturers on forms.office.com to apply

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