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Project Manager: AMREF Jobs in Kenya

AMREF is the largest indigenous health development non governmental organization based in Africa.

Working with and through African communities, health systems and governments, AMREF aims to close the gap that prevents people from accessing their basic right to health.

With headquarters in Kenya, AMREF has programmes in Ethiopia, Uganda, South Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa.

Employing over 800 staff and with an annual operating budget of approximately $70 million, AMREF is a knowledge resource for donors and partners.

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AMREF in Kenya is looking for qualified and highly motivated individual to join the Coastal School Health Project with its project offices at Kaloleni District.

Project Manager

The incumbent will be based in Kaloleni and will report to the Programme Manager, Environmental Health.

Specific areas of responsibility will include:

  • Providing overall leadership and project management through co-ordination and supervision of the implementation of project activities
  • Planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating project activities including writing technical reports for donors
  • Facilitating capacity building activities for the project implementation team, community structures, DHMT and other stakeholders.
  • Conducting operations research, documenting and sharing results for advocacy for influencing policies and practices.
  • Working with program staff to document and disseminate best practices and lessons learnt.
  • Managing project resources including staff, finances etc
  • Developing and promoting partnerships and networking with relevant stakeholders including and not limited to local authorities, relevant government of Kenya ministries and NGOs
  • Ensuring Project Integration and growth by participating in country office and programme meetings.
  • Developing new concepts and proposals for fundraising

The ideal candidate should have a Masters Degree in Public Health with at least 5 years hands on experience in project management related to Water, Sanitation, Hygiene with an emphasis on School based health projects using among others PHASE approach.

He/she should have experience in project management, capacity building, networking, operations research, documentation, monitoring and evaluation, budget management and people’s management skills.

In addition the ideal candidate must be an excellent communicator, team player and computer literate.

If you feel that you meet the criteria, please quote the reference no. provided and send your details including remuneration requirements and contact details of three work-related referees, to The Human Resources Manager, AMREF in Kenya to recruitment @

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Closing Date: March 12, 2010

AMREF is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.

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