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Projects Manager Job Vacancy in Nairobi (KShs 200K - 250K)

Job Title: Health Projects Manager

Location: Support Office, Nairobi

Reporting to: Director of Programmes

Duration of Contract: Fixed Term – 2 years subject to renewal

Salary: KShs. 200,000 – 250,000

General Purpose of the Role

Reporting to the Director of Programmes, the Health Projects Manager is responsible for ensuring the effective implementation of the health related projects under his/her management.

These Projects include Cervical Cancer Screening Prevention and Testing Programme (CCSP&T) and Innovation Fund.

He/she will also be responsible for managing the compliance of the donor funded grants implemented by MSK in CCSP&T and Innovation Fund.

Additionally he/she will be responsible for the management and coordination of all aspects of the health projects.

This includes, general project implementation, overall grants monitoring and compliance, ensure regular reporting to MSK and donors is carried out in a timely and qualitative fashion, proposal development, manage a team responsible for community lead initiatives and ensuring adherence to internal and donors’ procedures and guidelines.  

Key Responsibilities
  • Lead the development and implementation of quarterly work plans and budgets to ensure smooth operation of all project activities.
  • Lead the preparation of all donor reports, including interim and annual, consistent with donor regulations and protocols.
  • Lead the preparation and management of projects budgets and analyze budgets v/s actuals.
  • Lead all implementation of the project, including capacity building initiatives, service delivery, partnership management, demand generation, monitoring and evaluation and private sector engagement.
  • Prepare and coordinate procurement requests for goods and services for the projects.
  • Develop relationships with all critical stakeholders; share relevant information as required, build synergies between activities, partners and different components of the project.
  • Coordinate information sharing across MSK departments and service delivery channels, including outreach, clinics and social franchising.
  • Oversee and manage community mobilization and community led initiatives for the project, and the team members who are involved in community mobilization.
  • Lead and oversee the quality of technical assistance, innovation, standardization, integration, and knowledge exchange between the Partnership and MSI with regards to CCSP&T and its integration with the broader RH/FP.
  • Assist in all research and monitoring and evaluation activities for the project, including a baseline survey, operational research, best practices, data collection and coordination and on-going monitoring of project performance.
  • Preparation of project’s Gantt charts
  • Ensure project planning, development and implementation systems are in place and functioning effectively.

Outputs and Deliverables:
The project teams have delivered on their set targets in qualitative and timely fashion;
  • Budgets are spent in accordance with plans, and any foreseen deviations timely addressed;
  • Country Management Team is regularly updated, through the Director of Programmes, of the performance of the projects.
  • Donors are timely informed, through reports, of progress on the activities;
  • Active engagement with donors will have been maintained and strengthened.

Qualifications, Experience and Competencies
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline, such as Social Sciences, Project Management, Public Health or any other related field.
  • Masters degree in the above fields will be an added advantage
  • Excellent written and oral  English and Kiswahili;
  • Computer software literate;
  • A minimum of five (5) years of Project management in similar context, preferably in a SRH health-based project, is required;
  • Proven analytical skills in budgets and financial reports;
  • Proven experience in report writing.
  • Ability to work individually and within a team environment: experience in managing a team.
  • Team-player with good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to perform under pressure
  • Flexibility and ready to respond to unforeseen developments

Applications quoting the position title with detailed CVs with contact details of 3 referees (1 of which should be immediate, 1 former supervisor and any other) should be submitted to:

People and Development Dept
Marie Stopes Kenya

On or before 30th September 2013

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

NB: Please clearly indicate on the subject line as ‘Health Projects Manager’

Marie Stopes Kenya is an equal opportunity Employer

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