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Project Coordination and Development Manager Job in Kenya

Build Africa Kenya

Job Vacancy: Project Coordination and Development Manager

Job Purpose:
 The role will lead on the strategic programme growth of Build Africa Kenya programmes, advising the Country Director of upcoming project and funding trends identified through forum membership and designing projects in line with best practice and donor markets.

Project design will include responsive, high quality monitoring and evaluation to gather evidence which will contribute to our influence with decision makers and other stakeholders in the field.

She/he will enhance Build Africa’s profile at technical level through attendance at national educational and livelihoods fora, participating in technical discussions and creating momentum and influence around our existing and new projects with other NGOs, national and local government officials and donors. 

With a background in educational programming, he/she will advise other programme staff in best practice technical approaches throughout the project cycle, seeking advice from the Country Director on livelihoods approaches. 

He/she will manage donor relationships through timely and accurate reporting, engage in reflective analysis of projects, and incorporate lessons learned into ongoing project management and take innovative approaches to challenges.
Key Responsibilities
  • Design of projects in line with strategic growth;
  • Establishment of networks and maintenance of relationships with government agencies, I/NGOs and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Donor relationship management;
  • Technical support for programme implementation staff where appropriate.
Person Specification
  • Educated to graduate level (preferably Masters level);
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience of working in the INGO sector, preferably in education;
  • Experience of developing and successfully implementing basic education programmes, including demonstrable experience of strategic planning, representation and policy work;
  • Knowledge of basic education including child centred and activity based learning approaches;
  • Strong skills and experience in all aspects of programme development, including programme / project monitoring, review and evaluation and proposal writing
  • Ability to analyse information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills;
  • An excellent understanding of and proven experience in project and grant cycle management, including theory of change, problem/objective trees, stakeholder analysis, development of log-frames, staffing schedules and staffing capacity analysis.;
  • Knowledge and experience of developing projects to international development standards, including evidence gathering, monitoring and evaluation frameworks, learning and accountability mechanisms and child safeguarding measures;
  • A track record in developing winning bids/proposal to donors, especially institutional donors and maintaining those relationships;
  • Strong history of using stakeholder networks to maintain knowledge of current and future development environment and funding trends, especially in education;
  • Ability to train, coach and mentor teams of people with varying capacities in all aspects of project management, development and grant management;
  • Excellent networking and representation skills at high-level events, meetings and forums;
  • Ability to work well both individually/independently as well as part of a team.
Application Procedure
To apply, please submit an application letter of no more than 2 pages and a copy of your current CV explaining how you meet the person specification and why you are interested in working for us, details of current and expected salary, contact details and the names of 3 professional referees to by Friday November 27th 2015. 

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