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Project Manager Job in Kenya

Ministry of State for Planning, National Development and Vision 2030
Vacancy Announcement

Project Manager – Capacity Development Project (CDP)
The Ministry of State for Planning, National Development and Vision 2030 (MSPND & V2030) in the Office of the Prime Minister plays a key and strategic role within the overall structure of government. 

Its mandate is to facilitate and coordinate the national development planning process, oversee the implementation of Kenya Vision 2030 and to provide leadership in the implementation of economic policies. 

In carrying out its mandate the Ministry coordinates and provides leadership in the National Monitoring and
Evaluation (M&E) Framework and the preparation of the Annual Progress Report on the implementation of the Medium Term Plans (MTPs) of the Kenya Vision 2030.
The Ministry has received a three-year Capacity Development Project (CDP) Grant from the Swedish Government, through the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) to strengthen the operations of NIMES. 

The support broadly focuses on enhancing governance and accountability as part of the Public Sector Reforms efforts. 

The Grant also seeks to enhance application of the Monitoring and Evaluation Framework to improve implementation of the policies, programmes and projects.

To this end, the Ministry would like to recruit a competent Project Manager to oversee the smooth implementation of the CDP project.
Project Manager Responsibilities
The Project Manager is expected to employ a collaborative approach to ensure that the different components of the Project are implemented. 

The Manager will also ensure that inputs from wider section of the stakeholders are incorporated in the Project to facilitate successful implementation of the project. 

He/she will be responsible for providing critical technical inputs into project implementation and overall management and supervision of the project.
Specifically the Project Manager will undertake the activities outlined below:
a) Manage the day-to-day operations of the NIMES Project, including keeping financial records, and facilitating audits of the project
b) Monitor project implementation against the established indicators detailed in the project
c) Prepare and submit monitoring reports (technical and financial) for submission to Embassy of Sweden according to timelines agreed upon
d) Facilitate the procurement of goods and services for the project as per GoK and SIDA rules and regulations
e) Prepare an annual work plan and associated budget and present these to the Project Oversight Committee, Project Steering Committee and Embassy of Sweden for approval
f) Facilitate project evaluation exercises
g) Organize and facilitate stakeholder consultations and project review meetings as required
h) The Project Manager will also serve as the Secretary to the Project Implementation Technical Committee
Qualifications and Experience
The Project Manager should possess the following qualifications:
  • Must have a minimum of a Masters degree with at least 15 years working experience in any of the following areas:
  1. Socio-economic development
  2. Strategic planning and Management
  3. Public policy and Analysis
  • Must have a minimum 5 years working experience in project management of a project with similar scope
  • Must have knowledge and understanding of GOK procedures and practices; and
  • Must be computer literate.
Terms and Conditions of the Employment
Duration: One year contract with possible extension
Insurance: Health and Accident Insurance coverage of employee
Salary: The salary will be competitive and negotiable
Place of Work: MED offices at KICC
Applicants to submit the following documents:
  • Application letter with copies of certificates, testimonials, and other supporting documents
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Names of three referees and their contacts
  • Telephone number
Applications to be submitted to the undersigned on or before Thursday, 14th March, 2013 to:
The Permanent Secretary, 
Ministry of State for Planning, National Development and Vision 2030,
Treasury Building,
P. O. Box 30005 - 00100
Nairobi – Kenya
Or hand delivered to Treasury Building, 3rd Floor, Room 303

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