Project Manager - Tana River

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
1-2 Years

Purpose of the position:

To provide programmatic and technical management in successful implementation of the Integrated Emergency response Project funded by USAID/OFDA and implemented by World Vision Kenya to provide lifesaving WASH, nutrition, livelihood and Economic recovery interventions to drought affected people in Kilifi, Tana River and Wajir Counties.

Major Responsibilities:

Project Management 40%

  • Ensure proper planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the emergency Response project interventions in the project areas.

  • Provide technical support and leadership to Project Officers to enable them effectively guide and support response interventions in the Counties.

  • Ensure all project interventions are implemented within schedule, plans and budgets and regularly review project status.

  • Ensure that the emergency response interventions are integrated with other projects in the programme

  • Ensure identification of local needs and resources and take appropriate programming measures.

  • Mainstream cross-cutting issues (gender, CC, environment, advocacy, disability, child protection) in emergency and rehabilitation programs/projects

  • Establish operational priorities and monitor performance targets for the respective field project staff

  • Ensure that project initiatives meet or exceed planned outcomes and are implemented in full compliance with WVK, the donor and other relevant partnership and international standards and guidelines;

Design Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation 25%

  • Lead in the development of the project design and ensure compliance with WVK and donor guidelines and standards.

  • Ensure timely and effective implementation of all project interventions as well as the successful achievement of proposed outcomes and intended impacts.

  • Ensure timely and appropriate utilization of the budgeted project resources.

  • Ensure proper application of business processes, standards and guidelines related to the project in accordance with the donor requirements.

  • Ensure that the project achieves acceptable financial and operational audit results by implementing activities in accordance with established norm and policies.

  • Ensure that all the activities are implemented and evaluated in accordance with the WVK and donor standards.

  • Support the project officers to set up and maintain effective complaints and feedback mechanisms to ensure that beneficiary concerns are addressed in a timely and effective manner.

  • Ensure that an effective and participatory and effective M&E system is established in a decentralized manner

  • Ensure that, in general, project monitoring arrangements comply with the project agreement and, in particular, the provisions of this agreement are fully observed in the design of project M&E.

  • Ensure quality monthly, quarterly, semi annual and annual reports are compiled and submitted in a timely manner in line with the donor requirements.

Capacity Building 15%

  • Identification and sharing of capacity building gaps among project staff, communities and partners.

  • Lead the project in capacity building initiatives for staff, communities and partners to enable them effectively advocate for and implement project interventions.

  • Ensure ongoing coaching and mentoring of project staff in order to ensure that they are able to perform and achieve the desired results.

Engagement and Networking 10%

  • Ensure adequate representation with the donor, the Government of Kenya officials (National and County), private sector, Civil Society Groups, including Faith-Based Groups.

  • Ensure close working collaboration with key Government line ministries and other like-minded partners.

Resource Mobilization 5%

  • Map resource mobilization opportunities at local level and develop concepts and proposals in collaboration with Regional and National office teams.

Others 5%

  • Any other duties as assigned by Supervisor or designee

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

  • Qualification required: Must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Development studies, Social work, Anthropology, Emergency Management, Project Planning and Management, Disaster Management or a closely related field from a recognized University with relevant experience working on emergencies.

  • Must have a minimum of five years’ experience with regards to the designing, planning, and implementation; supervising and reporting on integrated development relief and/or advocacy project.

  • Experience in working on donor funded programs and experience with USAID/OFDA donor funded projects is an added advantage.

  • Experience supporting strategic programme development including successful proposal development for humanitarian donors

  • Strong evidence of good interpersonal and communication skills

  • Budgetary and financial management skills

  • Highly flexible and organized, able to manage multiple, simultaneous demands and willing to take on new tasks on an ad hoc basis

  • Ability to work both on own initiative and as part of a team in a high-pressure environment while adhering to deadlines

  • Proficient in written and spoken Kiswahili and English.

  • Notable experience of deployment in response to rapid and slow onset emergencies, including in a programme lead role