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Program Manager Job in Kenya

The ICT Authority (a state corporation under Ministry of Information Communications and Technology) as an implementing agency for the World Bank funded Kenya Transparency & Communications Infrastructure Project (KTCIP) project hereby invites suitable candidates for the following position:

Program Manager
Ref: ICTA/PM/01/2014
1 Position

Objective and Scope of Work: The Programmes manager will report to the Chief Executive Officer and will be accountable for effective management of projects, ensuring compliance with project financial arrangements and agreed guidelines and procedures

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensuring the effective and flexible coordination, management, and implementation of project;
  • Overseeing and being responsible for the overall implementation of the Kenya Transparency and communications Infrastructure Project (TCIP) and the Authority’s projects;
  • Development and management of partnerships and effective Liaison with public and private stakeholders involved in the implementation of Kenya Transparency and Communications Infrastructure Project (TCIP) and other projects.
  • Ensuring that project beneficiaries are well informed and involved in all project activities;
  • Ensure prompt reporting of project status and progress as per requirements.
  • Manage and enforce quality management of projects
  • In cooperation with the government, ensure effective administration and financing of the project, including timely submission of application for project counterpart funds,
  • Ensuring timely disbursements and efficient use of project funds
  • Monitor and evaluate the project’s performance
  • Supervise the TCIP Management Team.
  • Ensuring that the ICTA PMO meets its objectives in time, cost and quality terms.
  • Ensuring appropriate use of and compliance with ICTA PMO standards and methodology
  • Setting clear expectations for all ICTA team members regarding the ICTA PMO  objectives and performance targets
  • Reviewing and monitoring of ICTA PMO operations with respect to progress, quality assurance, timelines, levels of effort, roles, and responsibilities
  • Developing, reviewing, executing and managing the ICTA PMO manual
  • Managing ICTA PMO tasks, budget and status.
  • Escalates Programme risks and issues, where appropriate, to the ICTA Executive Sponsor for mitigation
  • Signing off Programme deliverables on behalf of the ICTA PMO
  • Establishing appropriate quality standards, and initiating the quality assurance activities that will be performed to attain the agreed quality standards
  • Identify dependencies across the projects within the TCIP programme and facilitate the development of  integrated work plans where required

Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience
  • Bachelors Degree in Business Studies, Computer Science or Engineering or a related discipline and an advanced degree in project management and/or information technology;
  • At least 5 years experience of successfully managing projects of similar magnitude;
  • Strong leadership capabilities and a demonstrated record of successful leadership of multi-disciplinary teams
  • Knowledge of World Bank project and procurement guidelines will be an added advantage.

Time Schedule

The assignment is contract based for an initial three years renewable subject to successful appraisal of performance at the end of each term.

Intermediary performance evaluations will be conducted on a bi-annual basis.

Recruitment Criteria

The recruitment will be conducted in accordance to Guidelines on Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Grants  by World Bank Borrowers (2011), and is open to all Kenyans eligible as defined in these Guidelines, that meet the following minimum qualification criteria in the job description.

Applications accompanied with detailed CVs and copies of relevant documents and testimonials should be submitted in a plain sealed envelope clearly marked the position and Reference Number to the address below :

The Chief Executive Officer,
ICT Authority,
12th  Floor Teleposta Towers- Kenyatta Avenue
P.O. Box 27150 – 00100,
Nairobi, Kenya.

Or sent through email:

and placed in  a Box  marked (RECRUITMENT) situated at ICT Authority Entrance, 12th floor Teleposta Towers or mailed so as to reach the above address on or 16th May 2014, at 5pm East African Time.

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