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Project Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

Aga Khan Foundation, East Africa
Vacancy: Project Manager, Youth Social and Economic Programming
Are you committed to supporting Kenya’s next generation of rural youth in north-eastern Kenya?
Do you have the innovation, drive and experience required to manage a sustainable economic development portfolio? 

The Aga Khan Foundation (East Africa) is seeking a dynamic and qualified Project Manager to manage AKF’s expanding youth programming in Kenya. 

The position will be based in Nairobi and manage programming in Coast and the ASAL region.

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private, non-denominational, international development agency promoting creative and effective solutions to selected problems that impede social and economic development in parts of Africa and Asia in Kenya. 

AKF is managing a robust and expanding portfolio of multi-sectorial initiatives that includes programmes in education, early childhood development, health, nutrition and civil society strengthening.
The Project Manager will be expected to take lead on planning, coordinating and overseeing youth programming in Coast (Lamu) region and the ASAL5 (Garissa and Mandera) counties. 

AKF’s youth programming is implemented primarily by AKF East Africa, in partnership with other CSQ partners and the Government of Kenya. 

The Project Manager will oversee the implementation and reporting of the program, including overseeing progress, timely implementation of activities, the provision of sub-grants and consulting contracts as needed, coordinating with staff from AKF and the other implementing partners across the three counties on a daily basis. 

S/he will collaborate with relevant government stakeholders. Reporting to the Senior Regional Programme Officer, Rural Development, the Project Manager will lead the liaison, coordination and collaboration with the key local stakeholders, particularly the county and sub-county governments.

The ideal candidate will have:
  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in international development, business / entrepreneurship development or technical education;
  • At least eight years’ experience leading or coordinating youth programming in developing countries, preferably East Africa;
  • At least five years’ experience in managing large and complex livelihoods projects (preferably youth focused) in developing countries. Experience in gender and vocational training is an added advantage:
  • Experience working in Lamu, Garissa and Mandera will be an added advantage;
  • Demonstrated capacity to write high quality reports for donor projects and analytical briefs;
  • Strong familiarity with monitoring and evaluation methodologies and logical frameworks from European donors/the EC;
  • Exceptional written and verbal skills in English. Knowledge of Kiswahili will be an advantage:
  • Superior analytical, organisational, interpersonal, negotiation and problem-solving skills:
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate a large team of staff, individual experts and partners;
  • Experience of working with the EC and other bilateral donors is desirable.
How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter. CV (not exceeding four pages) indicating your current salary and the names and contact information of three referees before on 3rd August, 2016 to: 

Please mention the title of the position arid do not attach any document other than the CV and cover letter.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Aga Khan Foundation is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (

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