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Project Manager Job in Kenya

Vacancy: Project Manager - Youth Action for Open Governance

Based in
 Kwale or Tharaka

Plan is an international humanitarian child centred community development organisation without religious, political or government affiliation. 

Plan is committed to protecting and promoting child rights and to improving the lives and future of vulnerable children, their families and communities through a child centred community development approach.

Plan International Inc. Kenya is seeking to recruit for the position Project Manager - Youth Action for Open Governance to be based at either Kwale or Tharaka Programme Unit on a 3-year contract. 

The post holder will report directly to the Senior Programme Manager: Implementation and Quality.

Purpose of the Job and Key Responsibilities:
  • The position holder will be responsible for the design, planning, implementation and monitoring of governance project interventions, personnel, budget, stakeholder coordination and partnership management.
  • Be responsible for tracking project progress and capturing key learning to inform programme  and project improvement.
  • To mobilise beneficiary participation in project interventions.
  • Be familiar with operation, social, economic and political context, and county governance structures; appreciative of inclusive processes for youth engagement and citizen participation in county governance and knowledgeable on EC donor guidelines.
  • To work closely with the technical advisors in governance, advocacy, gender and child protection to position Plan Kenya as the national practice leader on the intersection of gender equality, good governance, livelihoods, health, education and child protection programming.
  • To facilitate a baseline study to take stock of current state of play, identify opportunities for youth engagement and citizen participation.
  • Lead in the formulation and implementation of strategic interventions and activities
  • Play an instrumental role in organising and coordinating civil society and other partners in structured productive engagements with the county governments
  • Collaborate with the M&E Department to implement a robust M&E framework
  • Bear overall accountability for project deliverables, budget tracking, reporting and supervision.
  • Support in the designing and development of complementary or new funding proposals.
Educational Qualification, Experience:
  • Minimum of a University Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science, Management, Community Development, Rural Development or any other related field from a recognised university plus post graduate qualifications desirable
  • At least 5 years relevant experience in community development/governance, managing collaborative relationships with minimum of 2 years at a supervisory/managerial level
Plan Kenya is a development organisation uniting people to advance the rights of all children. 

Accordingly, employment is subject to our child protection standards including appropriate background checks and adherence to our Child Protection Policy.

If you meet the requirements of the above position, please visit to access the full job description and make an online application. 

Include a motivation letter to your CV as one document when applying. 

The closing date of applications is 5th September, 2014. 

This position is open to Kenyan Nationals only. 

You are invited to read more about Plan on our

We regret that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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