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Project Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya


Project Manager DANIDA

Under the Child and Reproductive Health Programme with a funding from DANIDA, the project will be implemented in Samburu, Turkana, Marsabit, Isiolo and Wajir Counties respectively.  

This project will focus on reproductive health/maternal, newborn and child health interventions working in collaboration with Ministries of Health.

The position is based in Nairobi, reports to the C&RH Programme Manager.


Purpose of the Job:To provide managerial guidance and technical leadership in the implementation and expansion of the project.
 
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide overall leadership and project management through co-ordination and supervision in the implementation of project activities.
  • Facilitate MNCH programming.
  • Implement the project using the Community Health Strategy.
  • Plan, implement, monitor and evaluate project activities including writing technical reports for donors as well as for internal purposes.
  • Facilitate capacity building activities for the project implementation team and other stakeholders.
  • Lead in operations research, document and share results for advocacy in order to influence relevant policies and practices.
  • Work with project staff to document and disseminate best practices and lessons learnt.
  • Manage project resources including staff, finances and assets.
  • Develop and promote partnerships and networking with relevant stakeholders including, but not limited to, donors, relevant Government of Kenya Ministries and NGOs.
  • Ensure project integration and growth by participating in country office and program meetings.
  • Participate in the development of new concepts and proposals for fundraising.
  • Represent AMREF in partners and collaborators consultative meetings.
Qualifications and Competencies:

The ideal candidate should have a Masters Degree in Public Health or relevant Social Sciences with at least five (5) years relevant work experience.  

A medical background will be an added advantage.  

S/he must have vast experience in implementation of MNCH/RH and Community Health Strategy.  

The person must be experienced in project management, operations research and have knowledge of monitoring and evaluation.  

In addition the ideal candidate must be an excellent communicator, team player and have visionary leadership.

These are challenging opportunities for dedicated and highly motivated professionals.  

If you would like to join this dynamic team and help bring lasting health for Africa, please quote the position and reference number (KCO/DANIDA/010/2012) in the subject matter and send your CV and application letter which should include remuneration requirements and contact details of three work-related referees, to the Human Resources Manager, AMREF Kenya by e-mail to recruitment@amref.org

The closing date for submitting applications is Wednesday, 17th May, 2012.  

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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

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