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Project Manager Job in Kenya

YouthSave is a multi-year project to develop and test the development and commercial impacts of youth savings accounts in 4 countries.

YouthSave also includes a significant research component, which will focus on monitoring uptake and usage of accounts.

Primary Purpose

 Youth Save Project Manager will be responsible for ensuring high-quality execution of YouthSave project activities in-country.

The Project Manager’s main responsibilities will be:
  • organizing the program of technical assistance and project cost-sharing support to the local YouthSave partner financial institution;
  • developing a work plan and managing the in-country project steering committee ; designing and implementing complementary programming to promote financial capability;
  • monitoring local project implementation for potential risks to youth clients; and
  • managing external relations and results dissemination efforts in-country.
Duties and Responsibilities

Technical Responsibilities
  • Organize the program of technical assistance and project support to partner FIs,
  • Design and implement complementary programming to promote financial capability,
  • monitor project implementation for risks to youth clients
Relationship and project management
  • Coordinate and maintain strong working relationships between, local partner FIs and research partners;
  • project management and administration;
  • reporting and external relations; including dissemination efforts in-country
Background and Experience
  • Excellent project management skills entailing at least 7 years implementing projects 3 at field management capacity
  • Experience leading collaborative processes with diverse participants,
  • Deep knowledge of youth development and protection issues in local country context
  • Ideal candidates will have experience with undertaking research, microfinance; and working in, consulting to, or building partnerships with private-sector enterprises
  • Masters degree in relevant field preferred; else Bachelors plus equivalent work experience
  • Comfort interfacing with diverse stakeholders including high-level policy makers, professionals from various fields, and project beneficiaries/clients
  • Public speaking /representation abilities and knowledge of youth friendly approaches
Interested candidates meeting specified qualifications should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three referees and day time telephone contact to:

or Box 27679-00506, Nyayo Stadium, Nairobi

no later than 7th December, 2011.

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