Project Coordinator Job in Kenya

 Job Title: Project Coordinator

Hiring Organization: Care International
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: NGO
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES Competitive
Date Posted: 03/22/2024

Job summary

The Project Coordinator will directly oversee the day-to-day implementation of DMDP project activities, support in budget tracking, partnership management, knowledge management, indicator tracking and reporting. The incumbent shall coordinate the day to day running of DMDP project activities, establish contacts with farmers, agro-dealers, cooperatives, and Key stakeholders across the target value chains, and ensure sustained
commercial conversations with farmers on cost benefit analysis and health benefits of NEMIXC, to enhance interest and adoption of NEMIXC solution. This role will be based in Kisumu with approximately 80% of time spent in field activities in the 4Counties of Nyandarua, Nakuru, Migori and Kakamega counties.

Key Responsibilities

Project Coordination (35%)

  • To Coordinate the day-to-day operations of the project, compiling activity progress reports from the
  • Implementing partner (IP), maintaining high level of integrity, and accountability to farmers,
  • stakeholders, and the donor.
  • Establish contacts and create interest in NEMIX®C with agro-dealers, farmers, cooperatives, and key
  • opinion leaders across the targeted value chains.
  • Secure commitment to FFBS demonstration by smallholder producers in close collaboration with
  • government extension staff and the implementing partner, using established farming practices.
  • Facilitate and supervise establishment of FFBS demonstrations by the IP with target value chains, by
  • producer groups, in collaboration with the ministry of Agriculture, providing technical oversight.
  • Facilitate farmers open learning sessions at FFBS demonstration sites, to activate commercial
  • conversions on cost benefit analysis, and health benefits of NEMIXC for enhanced adoption by farmers.
  • Establish viable NEMIXC supply chain in the project areas, ensuring farmers demand for the product is
  • met at all times, by the local agro-dealers and distributors.
  • Monitor project risks and regularly update the project risk register.

Project Quality and Knowledge Management (30%)

  • In collaboration with the MEAL teams, facilitate development of a comprehensive MEAL Plan, Detailed
  • Project Implementation Plan, Results framework, Indicator performance Tracking tool (IPTT), together
  • with the manager.
  • Review IP Narrative reports in accordance with contracts and develop a system for validation of
  • information from the field, working closely with the IP staff.
  • Take leadership in coordinating Program documentaries, Human interest stories successes and
  • dissemination of lessons learnt/ best practices within and externally.
  • Support the Project manager in supervising consultancy services offered to the projects, working with
  • the MEAL teams to ensure smooth and quality service delivery to target farmers, in stringent adherence
  • to the DO-NO-Harm principle.
  • In collaboration with Communication Officer contribute to development and execution of the Project
  • and Country Office communication and Visibility Strategy. (Internal and external).
  • Undertake frequent field visits to project sites to ensure that FFBS activities by partners, are carried out
  • in accordance to work plan and technical requirements.
  • Ensure regular and proper archiving of all Project data/documents/REACH &PIIRS data to the CARE
  • Kenya server/archives, respecting project cycle minimum standards.

Partnership Management -20%

  • Identify opportunities, to enhance teamwork within the project, other CARE projects, to capitalize on
  • specific advantages of multi-disciplinary support within the framework of the project.
  • Establish and sustain partnership with agro-dealers, farmer cooperatives, government agencies,
  • development, and Research Institutions, as well as market actors in the target value chains.
  • Participate in Community of Knowledge networks, to share and draw best practices and lessons learnt
  • from similar contexts, to improve project quality.
  • Coordinate the implementation of project activities by partners and target participants.
  • Represent the organization in external stakeholder meetings, workshops, and conferences.

Administration (10%)

  • Maintain assigned computer and any other CARE property/assets.
  • Utilize and account appropriately all project finances, including advances and expenses.
  • Other Responsibilities as assigned (5%)
  • Perform any other official duties as may be deemed relevant and necessary by the supervisor.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, Agribusiness, Marketing, or related fields.
  • At least 5years experience in project coordination, planning and implementation.
  • Proven experience in partnership management involving the private sector actors, with a bias in value chain development.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience with and understanding of relevant donor frameworks and reporting systems.
  • Excellent time management, communication skills, multitasking ability, and familiarity with project management applications.
  • A team player, excellent report writing skills, budget management, partnership management skills, intrinsic motivation, and familiar with enterprise development programming.

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