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Projects Manager Job in Nairobi, Kenya

The Kenya Association of Manufacturers – the representative organization for manufacturing value-add Industries in Kenya is seeking to competitively fill the following position:-

Job Title:
 Projects Manager

Position Category: Projects Management

Reporting to:
 Head of Operations


Department: Operations

Location:
 Nairobi

Contract Type: Permanent

Job Purpose: To provide for overall coordination of resource mobilization, planning, budgeting, implementation, documentation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting for all aspects of all KAM projects.

Key Objectives
  • Capacity development
  • Accountability
  • Relationship management with donors
  • Timely and accurate reports
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Setting up/reviewing of effective project/project cycle management systems for the smooth, timely and result-based implementation of all KAM projects;
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget-this includes proper planning, sequencing and budgeting for projects;
  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs using appropriate verification techniques;
  • Set up and implement timely and effective quantitative and qualitative monitoring and evaluation frameworks including detailed implementation plans (DIPs) and logical framework matrices-this role includes overseeing and executing baseline surveys; on-going monitoring, mid-and-end-term project evaluations (both internal & external) based on the project work plans, the Business Development Plan (BDP), with particular focus on results, impacts and lesson learning.;
  • Guide and coordinate the timely preparation and submission of project progress reports in accordance with approved reporting formats-this includes quarterly progress reports; annual programme reports; project reports; inception/ad-hoc technical reports
  • Develop and implement a plan for continuous staff capacity development on project cycle management, monitoring and evaluation and result based reporting;
  • Developing resourcing strategies that effectively respond to long-term and short-term project and organisational objectives-this includes identifying and securing bi-lateral / multi-lateral donor funding in accordance with budget targets and maintaining healthy project proposal pipeline;
  • Establish and or successfully manage the relationship with donors and all stakeholders;
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks;
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the CEO.
Qualifications and Experience
  • A graduate degree Project management or any social science or related field;
  • Familiar with the manufacturing sector in Kenya;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the project cycle management
  • Strong knowledge of/and demonstrated experience in M & E methodology and approaches (including quantitative, qualitative and participatory), including data collection, analysis and synthesis, the logical framework and other strategic planning approaches;
  • A good understanding of the balanced score-card approach.
  • Demonstrated experience in result-based report writing.
  • Over 5 years of practical experience in project management and monitoring and evaluation;
  • Proven track record of successful experience in result based report writing, reviews, delivering presentation and defending recommendations;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Kiswahili.
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Highly organised and detail oriented; able to prioritise and produce work of a consistently high standard.
Interested and qualifying candidates may forward their application and Curriculum Vitae only to the Chief Executive on hr@kam.co.ke with the words “Projects Manager” on the email subject line to reach us by 18th September, 2015 COB. 


Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

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