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Project Manager Job Vacancy

Project Manager

The Lundin Foundation is a private foundation headquartered in Canada and with regional offices in Nairobi, Kenya and Accra, Ghana.

The Foundation provides seed grants, technical assistance and investment capital to early stage small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the areas of agriculture, financial inclusion and access to energy. It also provides advisory services to its contributing partners on effective community investment strategy.

In line with recent oil discoveries in the region, the Foundation’s Nairobi office is currently seeking a full-time Project Manager to assist with the development and management of significant community investment initiatives in the Turkana and northern regions of Kenya.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with a dynamic, entrepreneurial organization focused on innovative and sustainable initiatives.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Developing and managing community development projects to ensure achievement of targeted impacts and effective budgetary controls.
  • Managing external consultants
  • Managing stakeholder relationships required for the success for the projects
  • This position will be based in Nairobi and will report to the Foundation’s East Africa Portfolio Manager.

It is expected that 30% regional travel will be required.

Required skills and experience include:
  • Undergraduate degree (minimum)
  • Minimum 3-5 years project management experience with demonstrated track record of success
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Self-starter and entrepreneurial
  • Stakeholder engagement, in particular with rural communities
  • Strong relationship builder across a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Business oriented mindset
  • Preferred (but not required) skills and experience include:
  • Experience in rural economic/SME development
  • Experience in technical / vocation training
  • Experience in building supply chains and local procurement
  • Experience with corporate relations and corporate responsibility
  • Fluency in Turkana

Remuneration will be commensurate with experience.

Please send cover letter and CV to and address it to The Recruitment Manager as soon as you read this advert, with the subject line “Nairobi Project Manager”.

Deadline for application is December 18th, 2013.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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