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PROJECT MANAGER -SHE SOARS

Job Description

We seek to recruit a Project Manager responsible for the comprehensive management of the SHE SOARS project, including all aspects of human resource management, activity coordination, results reporting, budget oversight and program quality. To steer the project’s strategies for working on SRHR and livelihoods development in collaboration with selected partner from 4 counties of delivery in Kenya.

Tasks and responsibilities

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R 1: Technical leadership Coordination for all successful project delivery, innovations, learning and generation of evidence for outcomes and impact (50%)

1.1. Provide management oversight to the project, which includes and not limited to; supporting the project delivery structures including ; steering committee, Technical working groups and advisory committee to develop an operational strategy and consolidate the design of the various interventions into the project.

1.2. Effectively distribute work among staff by ensuring that the staffing plan takes on board considerations for effective duty allocations and that team work is maintained at all times.

1.3. Lead in the preparation of the Project Monitoring Folder (PMF) (Approved proposal, approved work plan, signed contract, approved budget, staffing plan, procurement plan and update program and financial expense reports) detailed implementation plans, procurement plans, prepare budget tracking and expenditure tools and review them at least monthly and jointly quarterly in liaison with the partners

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1.4. Organize in consultation with the project steering committee, partner inception and planning forums, to facilitate coordination, collaboration and effective delivery of all components of the project.

1.5. Ensure communication flow is known by all partners and that timely communication for project concerns are shared with project governance structures , supervisor and other levels of management while ensuring that all official processes for external communication are adhered to.

1.6. Establish good working relationship and coordinate with Project stakeholders to facilitate smooth project implementation, nurture support for key program components and successful growth of this program.

1.7. Supporting in the identification of partnerships within the SHHR and overall health sector and other related actors to better collaborate towards shared goals and elevate the voice of adolescents on SRHR matters.

1.8. Oversee and facilitate the networking, liaising and collaboration activities necessary to provide technical support to implementing partners in SRHR health system strengthening, service delivery, advocacy and organizational capacity building and partnership collaboration.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Education:

Master’s degree in the relevant field and Degree in Social Sciences, public health, Gender and development studies or other relevant discipline coupled with related professional training.

2. Experience:

a) Minimum of 5 years’ experience in results-based program management, preferably using funding from bilateral donors such as USAID, GAC, DFAT or the EU.

b) Demonstrated track record managing programming related to a combination of SRHR and financial inclusion, health systems strengthening, advocacy and organization capacity support. Experience in adolescent SRHR programming is and asset.

c) Demonstrable experience in initiating and managing effective partnerships with government, CSOs, private sector and other stakeholders.

d) Proven track record managing budgets, flow through funds, grants, and sub-contracts. Proven track record using results-based management to record and report on project impact

 e) Strong skills coaching teams to facilitate, collaborate, network and train trainers. Demonstrated ability to create an enabling environment in which groups are able to identify and work towards their own strategic goals.

f) Demonstrated ability to strengthen the operations and strategic direction of civil society organizations in the delivery of structural and policy related SRHR support for adolescent needs. Ability to coach staff and partners to develop and implement monitoring and evaluation plans

3. Competencies:

a) Strong staff and project management skills

b) Demonstrated ability to foster transparent, accountable relationships with donors and partners.

 c) Ability to foster and strengthen egalitarian partnerships amongst civil society actors

d) Demonstrated ability to come to “win-win” resolutions when faced with program quality and operations issues.Ability to troubleshoot and to negotiate positive outcomes from competing interests.

e) Capacity to troubleshoot and successfully resolve issues related to budget and grant management, staff management and competing partnership agendas.

f) Excellent inter-personal, facilitation skills and communication skills

g) Ability to build and maintain trust amongst teams and amongst diverse partners.

h) Person of professional integrity

i) Strong value for gender equality, gender justice and women’s rights.

Additional Information

WORKING CONDITIONS

Normal working conditions and position based in Nairobi. The employee will also undertake frequent field visits to project locations including remote areas and therefore has exposure to road and air travel risks and security risks.

CONTACTS/KEY RELATIONSHIPS (internal & external):

Internal: Works closely with the Director Programs, program team, CO program quality unit, M&E Coordinator and Grants and Partnership Manager, and Country Office M&E Specialist, Country Office Grants and Partnership Manager and other Program Support Units: Internal Audit, Finance, IT, Administration/ procurement, and Human Resources.

 External: Liaison with key Project Stakeholders in the country including: project partners (sub-recipients) and key strategic partners. The position also interacts with other external parties e.g. auditors, consultants. Etc..

Deadline to receive all applications will be on or before  8th October 2021, at 5.00 P.M EAT. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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