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International School of Kenya Project Manager Job Vacancy

The International School of Kenya is seeking a Project Manager for a US$ 4m construction project. The completion period is 18 months, beginning immediately.

The Project Manager has overall responsibility for the planning, management, coordination and financial control of Phase I of ISK’s Facilities Master Plan, and will work closely with a range of professionals during the contract process.

It will be within the Project Manager’s responsibility to see that the school’s wishes are adhered to and that the project is completed within the budget agreed. The Project Manager will develop full-scale project plans including identification, proposal formulation, planning, budgeting, implementation, evaluation and report writing.

The Project Manager reports to the Business Manager.


Scope of Responsibilities:

The Project Manager has overall responsibility for the planning, management, coordination and financial control of Phase I of ISK’s Facilities Master Plan, and will work closely with a range of professionals during the contract process.

It will be within the Project Manager’s responsibility to see that the school’s wishes are adhered to and that the project is completed within the budget agreed. The Project Manager will develop full-scale project plans including identification, proposal formulation, planning, budgeting, implementation, evaluation and report writing.

Duration of Contract: Approximately 18 months, from March 2011 through project completion and school move-in.

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Act as a liaison between the school and architects, contractor, quantity surveyors, etc.
  • Attend pre-site and on-site meetings during the contract, liaise with a range of other professionals involved in the project.
  • Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools.
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.
  • Draft and submit budget proposals, and recommend subsequent budget changes where necessary.
  • Manage project expectations with the school and other stakeholders.
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.
  • Provide independent professional advice and guidance.
  • Promote the Vision and Mission of the International School of Kenya.
  • Perform other duties as needed or assigned by the Director, related to Phase I or preparations for Phase II.
Required Qualifications, Skills and Qualities:
  • BSc. In Engineering, Quantity Survey or other relevant qualification
  • 5 years direct work experience in a building project management capacity
  • Reacts to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently.
  • Ability to read communication styles of members who come from a broad spectrum of disciplines
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Adept to conduct research into project-related issues and products
Preferred Qualifications, Skills and Qualities:
  • Demonstrated experience and success in proposal-writing
  • Fluent in both English and Kiswahili
Interested candidates should send their CV, letter of interest references or reference contacts to hrmanager@isk.ac.ke no later than March 18, 2011.

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