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Project Manager Job Vacancy in Kenya

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics
“Kenya Integrated Household Budget Survey (2015/16)”
A Project Funded By the Government of Kenya
The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) is a corporate body established under the Statistics Act (2006). It is the principal Government agency responsible for the collection, compilation, analysis, publication and dissemination of official statistical information and its custody. 

It also oversees the coordination, supervision, and development of programmes within the National Statistical System.

The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals with excellent credentials to fill the following positions:-
Job Title: Project Manager
Employment Terms: Contract (18 months)
Ref: KNBS/ PM/1/2015
No. of Posts: 1
Job Purpose: The project manager will be the head of the project management team. The manager therefore assumes responsibility for all technical, professional and practical aspects of the project. 

The specific tasks and duties will include:
  • Day to day running of the project;
  • Providing continuous feedback to the steering committee on the use of project resources;
  • Reporting on matters of project performance and use of resources to the Director General;
  • Working closely with the project management team which include technical, logistics and data managers in ensuring smooth implementation of the project
  • Liaising with finance, procurement, transport, human resource and other relevant departments on project issue.
  • Seeking approval for contingency expenditures from the Director General.
  • Prepare and submit monthly reports highlighting milestones, project challenges and solutions advanced to the Steering committee.
Qualifications, Experience and Required Skills
  • Should hold a post-graduate university degree in Applied Statistics, Statistics, Economics, Social Science, or related field from a recognized university;
  • Have a Bachelors Degree in Applied Statistics , Statistics, Economics or Mathematics or equivalent qualification from a recognized university;
  • Minimum seven (7) years of experience of progressive track record in Project Management, Program Design, and/or Monitoring and Evaluation work in a key Public or Private Sector Research or a Statistical Institution(s); (3) of which must have been in charge of planning coordination and supervision of statistical activities and programmes such as censuses and surveys;
  • Strong project management skills, particularly participatory methods;
  • Experience in implementing and managing Government funded projects which includes donor funds;
  • Team player with relevant leadership skills and experience;
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills;
  • Good ability to communicate (verbally, writing and reading) both in English and Kiswahili;
  • Must meet requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya;
Applicants should submit application letters accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae using the given format; provide daytime contacts and copies of academic and professional certificates, transcripts, testimonials, and National

ID/Passport. Kindly note that failure to attach the required documents will lead to disqualification.

The reference number for the post applied for should be clearly marked on the envelope and addressed to:-

The Director General
Kenya National Bureau of Statistics
P. O. Box 30266- 00100
Herufi House, 1st Floor, Room 131

Applications must be received not later than 27th February, 2015. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

KNBS is an equal opportunity employer.

Female candidates and persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply

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