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Project Manager Job in Kenya

Our client, an international foundation is looking for innovative, dynamic and self motivated individual to fill the following position of; 

Project Manager

Location: Nairobi with frequent to travel in rural Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania

Aim of the function

Assisting in and managing various projects within the East African program ..

Main Tasks

Project management
  • Planning, managing and implementing of projects according to the contracted  and approved plans and budgets for projects from various sponsors
  • Management of the project according to the mission, regulations and aims of the  organization
  • Timely narrative and financial reporting according to the organization’s regulations and project contracts of other sponsors.
  • Negotiate and establish MoUs with partner organization when need arise/where necessary
  • Ensure complete and timely project documentation at all times
  • Establish appraisals for all direct reports
  • Recommendations for the further training of direct reports
  • Identifying consultants to be contracted where necessary and managing them
  • Where necessary provide leadership and support for external consultants, advisors, short-term experts and interns/trainees
  • Representing the organization in external relevant meetings where necessary
  • Project Documentation and Reporting
  • Description of individual projects
  • Preparing half year and end year reports
  • Preparing other reports required by the project
  • Collection of outreach Statistics
  • Collection and filing of photograph and film material on the project
  • Project website Development and management
  • Development of subsequent updates website
  • Ensuring that information on the website is valid at all times
  • Ensuring the availability and performance of the website in collaboration with IT department


Requirements and competencies
  • At least a bachelors’ degree in Development studies, Community Development, Finance, Microfinance, social sciences or related areas
  • Over 3years  experience in Development work, Rural development, community development or related field
  • Knowledge of the financial services sector and/or the microfinance sector
  • Excellent communication, facilitation and report writing skills
  • Sound financial management and budgeting skills
  • Working experience in the development world is an added advantage but not a requirement
  • Good command of English and Swahili languages
  • Excellent diplomatic, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Demonstrated decision making, problem solving, and team building ability
  • Demonstrated ability in networking and developing relationships with various partners and stakeholders.

Experience working with private sector partners is strongly preferred.
Computer literate, specifically in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

If qualified kindly send your CV to jobs@jantakenya.com clearly indicating ‘Project Manager 90K’ on the subject line by 15th July, 2014. Do not attach any certificates.


Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

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