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Project Manager Job in Kenya - NGO

Job Title: Project Manager 
 
Location: Embu
 
Our client, a Kenyan company specializing in developing environmental and carbon offset projects in rural areas in Kenya, is currently implementing a 10 year carbon finance project. 

The company is thus looking for a Project Manager to lead the project and develop new business opportunities in Kenya while ensuring that all operations are run with profitably and in an ethical manner in order to fulfill the objectives of its shareholders and stakeholders.

Job Duties:

Reporting to the board of directors, the main duties of the Project Manager will be,

  • To dynamically lead and support an ambitious program of sales and distribution of cookstoves within the 3 districts in Embu
  • To lead the operational and financial management of the improved cookstoves program in the 3 districts in Embu County.
  • To ensure successful project implementation, supervising activities in the ground and providing guidance and active support to a team of local field officers and community facilitators.
  • To successfully achieve penetration and distribution goals of the project in the 3 districts.
  • To be responsible for business development activities to grow the business and find new partners in Kenya.
  • To consolidate all operational information to perform efficient reporting to the program directors.
Primary responsibilities

For the  improved cookstove project :
  • Direct the mobilization, awareness creation and distribution activities of the project.
  • Ensure quality control and supervise production processes of improved cookstove model.
  • Develop partnerships with CBOs, cooperatives, and local influencers to endorse sustainable forest practices and adoption of improved cook stoves and sustainable firewood consumption by rural households.
  • Ensure that high quality improved cookstoves are produced and sold to clients.
  • Implement and enforce best practices and procedures and quality procedures in production, distribution and post sale services to beneficiary households in accordance with the company’s high quality standards.
  • Manage administrative and accounting functions to ensure smooth and efficient operations of the organization
  • Provide continuous training and guidance to all staff members and community liaisons of the project
  • Ensure that all staff are effectively employed and adequately trained to perform in their responsibilities and operational tasks in an ethical and responsible manner.
  • Ensure Human Resources admin duties follow up: sick days, holidays, allowances, transport requests
  • Supervise employees’ schedules and activities in relation to the Project Director in France: ensure performance goals are met and set. Plan and implement the annual calendar of activities including production, distribution and monitoring activities
  • Supervise the creation of financial budgets and track expenditures
  • Ensure all administrative requirements, invoicing and financial control tasks are completed in a timely manner
  • Represent the organization to the public, key stakeholders and business partner.
  • Any other duties as allocated by the Board of Directors
For business development activities
  • Implement operational strategies as per the company’s Strategic Business Plans
  • Participate in strategic planning
  • Represent the organization to the public, key stakeholders, donors and business partners
  • Prepare and present regularly to the Board; quarterly commercial and financial report, monthly financial statement, balance sheet, provisional budget, 4 years sliding business plan and strategy plan
  • Prepare regular reports on the current state of business for The Board of Directors
  • Any other duties as allocated by the Board of Directors
Education, Skills and Experience
  • MSc or MBA graduates in any field related to business, forestry and agricultural management (or BSc with relevant management experience).
  • 8-10 years or more of project management experience and rural extension familiar with REDD+, sustainable forestry, environmental or community development projects in rural areas of Kenya
  • Results orientation and excellent managerial and leadership skills
  • Familiarity with carbon finance and sustainable forestry
  • Effective decision-making
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Creative problem solver and multitasking abilities
  • Detail oriented with strong financial control abilities
  • Forward thinking and empathic leader with training skills, experienced in leading teams of community facilitators

Languages: Fluent English and Swahili required. French and Embu preferred.

The position is based in Embu with occasional travels to Nairobi.

Deadline of application:
 25th January 2015

Expected date of incorporation: February 9th 2015

Send your CV to ‘apply@dumaworks.com’ with the title ‘Project Manager Embu’

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