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Vacancy: Project Manager
Project Background: Konza Techno City is a key flagship project of Kenya Vision 2030 which seeks to develop an ICT ecosystem in a cluster. 

The new city will position Kenya as a leading ICT nation in Africa by leveraging and expanding Kenya’s technology focused industries. It is envisioned to be the Africa’s Silicon Savannah.

Significant milestones have been achieved, most recently: 

i) Drilling and equipping of seven boreholes; 

ii) Establishment of Konza Technopolis Development Authority (KoTDA) and appointment of a Board of Directors; 

iii) Submission of the Draft KoTDA Bill to the Attorney General to expand the mandate of the Authority 

iv) Approval of design drawings for the construction of an iconic Sales Pavilion by the Directorate of Public Works; and 

v) Approval of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) by National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) (February 2014). 

Most notably, the Ministry and KoTDA on 30th June 2014 signed on the Master Delivery Partner 2 (MDP2) to work with KoTDA to develop Phase 1 (2014-2018).
The Konza Technopolis Development Authority (KOTDA) therefore seeks to recruit a Project Manager to oversee the development of the Konza Techno City.
Job Description: 

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Project Manager will be required to:
  • Track progress of tasks, initiatives, and programs to ensure deadlines are met as appropriate.
  •  Review and present progress reports, budgets, and strategic initiatives to Board of Directors and external stakeholders. 
  • Coordinate deliverables prepared by KOTDA’s consulting team, Master Delivery Partner 2 (MDP2), a consortium led by TetraTech, Inc., a US-based consultancy.
  • Proactively communicate project status, issues and risks to the CEO, identify and recommend solutions to address the challenges.
  • Act as a liaison with relevant external stakeholders including Government of Kenya Ministries, multilateral institutions, and private parties as required.
  • Any other relevant duties as may be assigned by the Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer.
Qualifications and Experience 
  • Eight (8+) or more years of relevant experience in project management, real estate development, economic development and related consulting fields on projects in Africa.
  • Critical analytical skills, leadership traits, and passion for urban development in Africa.
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields: Architecture, Civil Engineering, Building Economics, Quantity Surveyor, Construction Management or its equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution.
  • Master’s degree in any of the following fields: Architecture, Civil Engineering, building Economics, Quantity Surveyor, Construction management or its equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution.
  • Meet the requirements of leadership and integrity as prescribed in Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya.
  • Intermediate fluency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. 
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, facilitation and presentation skills. 
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and managing complex projects that are strategic in nature and national in scope.
This post had been advertised in 2013; those who applied at that time, and are still interested are encouraged to reapply. 

Please submit a single PDF application inclusive of a 1-page cover letter and 2-page C.V to, which should be received  not later than 5.00pm (East Africa Time) on 21st October, 2014

Chief Executive Officer
Konza Technopolis Development Authority
Capital West Business Centre
Rhapta/Lantana Road, Westlands
P.O. Box 30519-00100
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel.: +254 20 4343013/5; +254 (0) 706 356 905

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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