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Project Manager (CLTS Research Project)

Based in Nairobi

(Four years fixed term contract)

Plan is an international humanitarian child centered community development organization, without religious, political or government affiliation.

Plan started its operations in Kenya in 1982 and is committed to improving t
he lives and futures of poor children through a child-centered community development approach.

Plan Kenya is seeking to recruit a Project Manager for a fixed term period of four years for testing modified Community-led Total Sanitation for scalability Project. 

The purpose of this job is to support and supervise The Testing Modified CLTS piloting, monitoring and evaluation, and the dissemination of the results of th
e project. 

The Testing Modified CLTS for Scalability is a four-year multi-country project with funding from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that Plan International Kenya will implement with support from Plan International USA and The Water Institute at the University of North Carolina.

This is a rigorous, research-based project with the overall goal of advancing global sanitation efforts by improving the cost-effectiveness and scalability of the CLTS approach.

This goal will be pursued by implementing CLTS pilot interventions in Kenya, Ethiopia and Ghana, while collecting, evaluating, and disseminating practical lessons learned about overcoming common challenges to implementing CLTS at scale.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the field staff to facilitate the design, work planning and management of the project.
  • Also ensure that project staff, partner agencies, natural and local leaders deliver respective activities
  • Initiate and finalize the development of data collection tools and facilitate data collection when necessary for the project to support timely Monitoring, Evaluation and Research (MER) activities
  • Ensure that all the reviews, studies, researches and the evaluations planned for the project are implemented to support the project
  • Set up and maintain an appropriate information management system for the project while ensuring it is aligned with GOK Health Management Information System.
  • Ensure timely reporting according to the donor and Plan International USA guidelines and procedures
  • Contribute to the collection and documentation of best practices and lessons learnt from the program implementation and to disseminate results to local stakeholders according to the Plan International USA and UNC guidelines.
  • Responsible for updating Plan’s Programs and Project Module (PPM/PALS) to ensure it is up to date at all times and supports in MER activities for the project
Required Skills or Experiences
  • Bachelors Degree in a related technical or management discipline (Environmental Sanitation, Public Health or other relevant degree with specialization in rural/urban/water supply, sanitation and hygiene service provision)
  • At least 3 years’ experience in program planning, monitoring, evaluation and research position
  • At least 3 years working with International NGOs and managing a donor funded project
Knowledge, Skills and Attitude required for the position:
  • 3 years experience in rural development with a focus on community led CLTS approaches, water resource management, sanitation, and health and hygiene promotion.
  • Knowledge of maternal, neonatal and child health and the health sector is an added advantage.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills.
  • In-depth knowledge of the project cycle, project planning, management, research, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Good knowledge of research using quantitative and qualitative principles.
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications and use of relevant software and other applications, e.g. word processing, spreadsheet, database, Internet.
  • Good knowledge of data management software (SPSS, Word, Excel)
  • Good report writing skills
  • Driving experience with valid driving license
How to apply

If you meet the requirements of the above position, please send your application letter and updated curriculum vitae with current and/or expected remuneration and contacts of three professional references, including your current/latest supervisor to to be received latest by 12th December 2011.

Your email should bear the job title for the position applied for i.e. “PROJECT MANAGER-CLTS” as the subject.

Plan Kenya is a development organization uniting people to advance the rights of all children.

Accordingly, employment is subject to our child protection standards including appropriate background checks and adherence to our Child Protection Policy.

You are invited to read more about Plan in our website

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