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Project Manager Job in Kenya

Igare Rural Development Organization (IRDO) 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, is looking for a Project Manager to spear head implementation of a Three-year project titled “Rehabilitation of Nyankongo Swamp and Conservation of river Rigare catchments”

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
Igare Rural Development Organization
P.O Box 3949- 40200


The application must be received on or before 11/10/2013.

Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview. 

The applicants must enclose an up to date CV with details of their telephone contacts.

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