15 May 2017

Project Manager Job in Kenya - Save the Children

The Project Manager (PM) is responsible for the overall coordination, planning, management and completion of SCI’s projects.

The PM will work closely with the project team and liaise with other functional managers to ensure
day to day activities are implemented within the established framework for the project, timescales, budget and quality.

S/he will continually monitor all aspects of project performance by instituting the use of necessary project management processes and tools.

The PM will ensure that projects are delivered on time, within budget and that every other person working for the project fulfils their responsibilities to make this a reality. By default the PM will be the budget holder for the project.

Job Responsibilities

  • Programme Management/Development
  • Ensure that the project adheres to SCI’s essential standards on project management
  • Provides input on the recruitment and development of the project team, manages, mentors and provides expertise to them.
  • Responsible for the implementation and further development of Save the Children-supported programmes in the area office.
  • Institutes the use by the project team of effective project management processes and tools i.e. detailed implementation plans (DIP), detailed phased budget, monitoring & evaluation plan, procurement plan, risk registers etc.
  • Review and regularly update detailed implementation plans, phased budgets, procurement plans, M & E plans, and work plans guiding all programme implementation and ensure this is used by the project teams to monitor project progress towards completion.
  • Identifies, tracks, monitors and communicates project-related issues, modifications, variances and contingencies that arise during implementation and facilitates effective solutions
  • Coordinates and manages relationships with the project’s internal and external stakeholders, including beneficiaries, contractors, partners, local government and other organisations
  • Monitors and pro-actively tracks and manages the project’s budget to ensure cost efficiency and effectiveness whilst avoiding budget overruns
  • Initiates the procurement and tender processes related to the project supplies in coordination with the logistics team and in compliance with Save the Children’s procurement policies and procedures
  • Works closely with relevant field and country office technical advisors to ensure that appropriate methodologies are maintained to ensure the project’s successful delivery
  • Oversees the documentation of all project activities, achievements and challenges in regular internal reports and also ensures that external reporting obligations are met
  • Organises and chairs internal project team meetings and participates in relevant external thematic coordination meetings and working groups
  • Prepare narrative and financial reports for donor(s) and Save the Children as required, ensuring these are of a high quality and submitted to the Technical Specialists for review in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that systems are in place to ensure information required to monitor progress and impact indicators is collected, compiled and analyzed appropriately. Ensure compliance with all Save the Children and donor monitoring requirements..

  • Bachelor’s degree in medicine, clinical medicine, nursing, midwifery or nutrition and dietetics. A masters’ degree will be an added advantage
  • At least 7 years work experience with a minimum 5 years in project management of health and nutrition projects in an international NGO or similar organization.
  • Demonstrable experience in all phases of project management.
  • Demonstrable experience in monitoring budgets
  • Proven team and personnel management experience
  • Proven analytical and strategic planning skills
  • Decision-making and leadership skills and excellent time management capacities
  • Highly developed interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision
  • Creative problem-solving skills
How to Apply
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Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Contract - Full-Time
Closing date: Friday 26 May 2017
All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

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