Project Coordinator, Gender Equality and Inclusion, Job in Kenya

Project Coordinator- Gender Equality and Inclusion

The Project:

Plan International’s Conservation and Sustainable Management of Coastal and Marine Ecosystems (COSME) project aims to significantly scale up Plan International Kenya’s current women-led, climate-resilient livelihoods and coastal management project in Kwale and Kilifi counties. It takes an ecosystems-based approach in partnership with Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) Canada, COSME will also capitalize on opportunities for South-South learning by working between Kenya/Tanzania cross-border communities within the same marine coastal and coastal forest eco-regions. The project will be instrumental in driving Nature Based Solutions (NbS) for climate adaptation and biodiversity conservation in the selected eco-regions: i) mangrove restoration and conservation; ii) sustainable seaweed farming; and iii) locally-led forest management and conservation. Small-scale conservation agriculture practices will also be deployed to build the resilience of women in selected communities.  The ultimate project outcome is improved climate-resilient, equitable economies within communities relying on coastal and marine ecosystems.

The Role:

The role of the Project Coordinator ;

  • Gender Equality and Inclusion is to drive the project Gender Equality and Inclusion Strategy, and to ensure successful initiation, planning, implementation as well as monitoring and reporting of the specific project interventions and budget that are foundational to Gender Transformative Climate Adaptation and Resilience.
  • The incumbent will be responsible of direct management of two implementation Project Officers and ensure effective establishment of key relationships with key stakeholders in the county and the project locations within the county.
  • With support from the Project Manager, she/he will liaise with other project teams for synergy and integration of project interventions.  She/he will be the technical resource within the project for Gender Transformative Climate Adaptation and Resilience in the broader scope of the COSME project.

Qualifications/ experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Gender, Social Studies, or other related field preferred.
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in guiding and implementing gender transformative projects
  • Technical knowledge of Gender Equality and Inclusion in general, and as it relates to relevant sectors, especially Women’s Economic Empowerment 
  • Experience of integrating Gender transformative and Rights based Approaches into project design, implementation and M&E
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, networking and representation skills;
  • Proven leadership qualities, problem-solving and negotiation skills, and evidence of successful team player.


  • Experience integrating gender into relevant sectors including natural resource management, Agriculture/Food security, climate change adaptation, disaster risk management and livelihoods is desirable 
  • Demonstrated involvement in the national, regional and international feminist movement, especially the ecological-feminist movement, is desirable. 
  • Master’s degree 
  • Analytical and report writing skills 
  • Good Interpersonal / Communication skills and team working 
  • Strategic planning skills 
  • Results oriented 
  • Relevant computer skills 
  • Budget and Cost Control 
  • Risk management 
  • Monitoring and Evaluation skills 
  • Community facilitation, networking, partnership development and management skills 
  • Good communication, negotiation and advocacy skills 
  • Conflict Management 

Languages required

  • High level of English oral and written communication skills, including representation and liaison skills. Knowledge of Kiswahili an added advantage.

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