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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


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 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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