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Project Manager Job in Kenya

Mpeketoni Environment Conservation and Beautification Youth Group (MECOBY) with funding from the Community Environment Facility (CEF II) of the Community Development Trust Fund (CDTF), which is a trust of the European Union and the Government of Kenya, will be implementing a Three-year project titled “Mpeketoni Environmental Conservation Initiatives for Sustainable Livelihoods”.

We are looking for a candidate to fill the position of a 
Project Manager

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Coordinating day- to -day implementation of project activities
  • Implementing the recommendations of the Project Implementation Committee (PIC) as contained in the project document
  • Providing technical and administrative support to the PIC
  • Supervising the implementation of various project activities in collaboration with other key project partners
  • Preparing both narrative and financial reports as per the Financing Agreement under the direction of the PIC and distribute them to the respective offices
  • Providing secretarial services to PIC including organizing and facilitating project meetings and taking minutes
  • Preparing relevant project documents and reports for review and approval by the PIC
  • Custodian of all project property and maintenance of accurate project records including community contribution and ledgers
  • Facilitating preparation and logistical arrangements for all project trainings including seminars, workshops and exchange visits among others
  • Ensuring timely preparation and submission of workplans, financial and progress reports
  • Conducting monitoring and evaluation jointly with the PIC and other partners to track project progress
Qualifications and Experience

Reporting to the PIC the Project Manager should meet the following conditions:
  • He/She must have at least a first degree in Natural Resources Management, environmental sciences, community development, entrepreneurship, or social sciences with good understanding of project management cycle.
  • Must have at least 3 years experience in community based management projects with special interest in environmental conservation and poverty reduction issues
  • Those applicants with a Diploma in Natural Resources Management, environmental sciences, community development, entrepreneurship, or social sciences and with good understanding of project management cycle & five years working experience will also be considered.
  • Must have excellent community mobilization and organizational skills
  • A good understanding of the local context/issues particularly environmental and poverty
  • Must have good communication and inter-personal skills
  • Must be computer literate with good technical report writing skills
  • Must be able to work with minimum supervision
  • Basic accounting, book keeping skills will be an added advantage
If you have the above qualifications submit your application to:

The PIC Chairman
P.O. Box 155 - 80503

Email – or

Application together with a detailed CV and testimonials with day time telephone number and email address must be received on or before 11.04.2012 at Zinduka Afrika Office (Mtandao Building, above Kenya Women Finance Trust – Mpeketoni), or posted through the above address box or by emails above.

Only qualified candidates will be shortlisted.

A successful candidate is expected to commence work on 1st May 2012.

N/B: Candidates from Lamu County are encouraged to apply as this will be an added advantage

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