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ActionAid International

Programmes Directorate

International Project Manager - UK Aid Match

Location:
 Nairobi, Kenya

3 years fixed term contract – Project ends November 2017

Salary:
 £25 000
 

Overall coordination, management and delivery of the three year multi-country project on Safe Cities funded by UK Aid Match, a scheme managed by the Department for International Development (DFID) which gives the UK public a say in how a proportion of the aid budget is spent, by match funding public donations to appeals for projects to reduce poverty in developing countries. 

The International Project Manager will be responsible for overseeing national Project Managers in Bangladesh, Kenya, Myanmar and Zimbabwe on the delivery of the project’s objectives.

Key responsibility areas include, but are not limited to:
  • Develop overall project plan and country specific plans in line with the approved proposal and donor requirements and ensure project is delivered according to project plan
  • Provide technical advice, support and links to ActionAid country programmes according to their needs, particularly in the design of activities and in developing partner relationships
  • Compile and manage a risk register for the project
  • Coordinate international inception workshops in the first year and annual meetings thereafter
  • Enable countries to access effective training and resources on women’s rights and safe cities programming and campaigning
  • Work with Country Directors and relevant Women’s Rights staff in the project countries to ensure high priority is given to delivering on the project
  • Provide internal progress reports in advance of quarterly International Project Accountability Team (IPAT) meetings and as needed, take notes and ensure follow-up on any agreed action points
  • Liaise and collaborate with, as relevant, other ActionAid countries and teams on regional and international advocacy initiatives
  • Support the development of a programme framework based on best practices from the project in 2016
  • Matrix manage the project accountant and ensure that financial reports and other financial processes are accurate and completed as required by the donors
Person Specification
  • Relevant degree / Masters or equivalent
  • At least 5 years’ experience working in an international agency / across countries on women’s rights with a focus on safe cities/violence against women and girls programming and campaigning
  • Previous experience of developing, planning, managing and reporting on complex multi-country institutional donor-funded projects
  • Experience of preparing quality narrative and financial reports for institutional donors for multi-million pound grants
  • Basic skills in commissioning and managing applied research to inform development practice and/or to influence decision-makers
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, ability to inform and engage through written communication
  • A proven track record in project management
Only candidates with the eligibility to work within the country (Kenya) will be considered

Application Procedures:

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Applications should be sent to: programmes.jhb@actionaid.org by no later than 4th September 2014. 

Your application should consist of your up to date CV and motivation letter.  

You are requested to highlight in the motivation letter how specifically you meet the criteria for this role.  

Please clearly indicate which position you are applying for.

Please click on the hyperlink below and complete the form:

Equal Opportunities Employment Form

Due to high volumes of applications received, we can only correspond with short listed applicants.  Should you not have received feedback on your application within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.  

ActionAid International will not consider unsolicited candidates from recruitment agencies.  We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.

 ActionAid International promotes diversity and welcomes applications from all section of the community.

International Project Accountant- UK Aid Match

Location:
 Nairobi, Kenya

3 years fixed term contract – Project ends – November 2017

Salary:
 £20 000

To ensure the financial integrity of the three year multi-country project on Safe Cities funded by UK Aid Match, a scheme managed by the Department for International Development (DFID) which gives the UK public a say in how a proportion of the aid budget is spent, by match funding public donations to appeals for projects to reduce poverty in developing countries. 

The International Project Accountant will provide consolidated project financial plans and reports as required by the Donor and the Project Management and Accountability teams. 

Key responsibility areas include, but are not limited to:


  • Submit reports to the International Accounts Manager responsible for oversight to ensure adherence to international finance and donor requirements
  • To support the International Project Manager in the use of the financial analysis for sound project management
  • Work closely with the International Project Manager to monitor the budget utilisation and communicate any issues upwards from partners and country programmes
  • Work with the International Project Manager and IPAT to ensure that audit recommendations are fulfilled
  • Support International Project Manager and national-level Project Managers to ensure archiving of the project documentation for audit at all levels of the project
  • Develop tools and run financial aspects of inception workshop in co-ordination with International Project Manager
  • Work with implementing staff to establish systems that are integrated and meet donor requirements issues and variances and propose and monitor actions
  • Ensure transaction listings for multi country projects are maintained as supporting documentation for donor reporting
  • Respond to donor financial queries and recommend actions to the International Project Manager as required
  • To advise participating countries and their partners of donor specific financial rules and regulations and support staff to meet these
Person Specification
  • Professional Accounting or Financial Management Qualification
  • Experience of leading on financial aspects of donor contract management and providing advice on complex financial management
  • Experience developing financial operational systems and schedules
  • Knowledge of/and or experience of the Not For Profit, NGO and/or Development sectors
  • Good working knowledge of computerised accounting packages and MS office (Excel), experience in SUN and Vision, an advantage
  • Experience in preparing plans and budgets, management and financial reporting, analysing financial reports and plans, and establishing key performance indicators and drawing insight for use by management and different stakeholders
Only candidates with the eligibility to work within the country (Kenya) will be considered

Application Procedures:

Applications should be sent to: financeops.jhb@actionaid.org by no later than 4thSeptember  2014. Your application should consist of your up to date CV and motivation letter.  

You are requested to highlight in the motivation letter how specifically you meet the criteria for this role.  Please clearly indicate which position you are applying for.

Please click on the hyperlink below and complete the form:

Equal Opportunities Employment Form

Due to high volumes of applications received, we can only correspond with short listed applicants.  Should you not have received feedback on your application within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.  

ActionAid International will not consider unsolicited candidates from recruitment agencies.  


We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.

ActionAid International promotes diversity and welcomes applications from all section of the community.

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