Project Coordinator Job in Kenya

Job Purpose

  • IPPF Africa Regional Office seeks a Project
    coordinator to manage and lead the implementation of a new sub-regional
    EU- gender funded project in Cameroon, Chad, Soudan and Mali.

  • The project’s aim is a to contribute to the
    protection of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of women
    and girls, specifically refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and
    returnees living in Forgotten Crisis settings.

  • The position is expected to manage all
    technical and financial aspects of this project, while liaising with
    IPPFAR partners and key stakeholders of the project including implication
    of women and girls, specifically refugees (Cameroon, Chad, Sudan), IDPs (Mali,
    Sudan) and returnees (Chad) as well as host communities, National and
    local authorities and structures responsible for supporting

  • The position is accountable for the
    achievements of the IPPFAR EU- gender funded project’s expected results as
    provided for in any relevant/approved restricted funding project documents

Key Tasks

  • Please describe the main activities undertaken
    by the post holder.

  • The list need not be exhaustive but should
    reflect the most important features of the post.

Project cycle management

  • Manage the project following recommended EU
    and IPPF ARO project cycle phases, including planning, implementation,
    monitoring, evaluation and reporting

  • Manage the subcontracts with the consortium
    and CSO partners of the project

  • Lead the development and support the
    implementation of countries plan of action including processes and tools
    adapted to advocacy and communication

  • Support the development and the implementation
    of the overall monitoring and evaluation plan including the operational

  • Coordinate project steering committee meetings
    and effectively represent IPPF ARO in project working groups and planning

  • Support the overall technical assistance
    strategy for CSO’s capacity strengthening

  • Support project to build strategic
    partnerships with thematic agencies and clusters working in the project
    communities, including with Media and Private

  • Coordinate communication between all partners
    and with the donor.

Financial management and Grants

  • Collaborate with the accounting team for the
    development, implementation and tracking of IPPF ARO and partner/CSO
    budgets, cashflow plans, and development of variation reports

  • Develop and implement with the support of the
    accounting team, co-funding and pre-financing strategies for IPPF ARO and
    partners, and implement resource mobilization activities to fill financial

  • Develop, supervise and track IPPF ARO’s and
    partners/CSO’s workplans

  • Manage Grants by ensuring timely disbursements
    of funds and adherence to agreed activities and objectives in the signed
    contracts and enforce partners’ accountability

  • Ensure e compliance with EU/IPPF ARO rules and
    regulations by all partners/CSO and preempted problems, and advise senior
    management on solutions and recommendations

  • Provide technical assistance to partners in
    complying with EU and IPPF ARO administrative and financial procedures.

Gender and SRHR in Humanitarian

  • Support the implementation of the overall
    Theory of Change of the project based on an ecological model for a gender
    transformative approach

  • Support the development and the implementation
    tailored Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse strategies

  • Support project staff and partners to
    collaborate and provide comprehensive client-centred package for SGBV
    prevention and response, essential SRH services and livelihoods programs

  • Support countries efforts to strengthen
    mechanism, policies and legal framework in forgotten crisis that protect,
    respect and promote women and girl’s rights

  • Spearhead an active role for the project
    participation at the relevant meetings and processes in relation with
    safety, security, prevention and support clusters at national, regional
    and international level

  • Monitor news, trends and policy developments
    affecting the key outputs of the project and develop /adapt advocacy
    materials and tools to keep main actors

  • Strengthen advocacy and communication skills
    of Project Champions Partners and CSO.


  • Collaborate with accounting team to develop
    financial reports, and support expenditure verification audits

  • Collaborate with the M&E officer to
    routinely monitor the programme implementation, performance and compliance
    of EU grants both at country and Africa Regional Office levels

  • Develop technical results-based reports to
    IPPF ARO and EU.


  • Ensure proper documentation and promotion of
    the project best practices at national regional and international level

  • Build and maintain positive
    relationships with all members of staff, and contacts within and
    outside the Federation.

  • Undertake any other duties that might be
    assigned by the supervisor.


Staff responsibilities carried by the
job holder:

  • Management of a small team of staff and

  • Advisory responsibilities carried by the job

  • Advise IPPF ARO Regional Director, senior
    management and project steering committee on project management ; as well
    as on emerging political issues affecting SRHR on the African continent ;

  • Advise research partner on research needs;

  • Advise CSO, Partners and Media on the
    development and implementation specifics strategies within the framework
    of the project

    Advice capacity building partners/consultants on methodology and
    curriculum development.

Education and Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Gender, project or business
    management, social sciences, law sociology or any related field

  • A Bachelor’s degree in combination with two
    additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the
    advanced University Degree.

Professional Experience

  • Minimum of 4 years professional experience
    with a Master in the field of SRHR, gender and /or Humanitarian project in
    non-profit organization

  • 6 years relevant work experience with a
    Bachelor’s degree.

Skills and functional competencies

(Please describe the skills which will
be applied in the post, including languages)

  • Fluency in English and French – knowledge of
    Arabic is an asset

  • Strong project cycle management experience
    including monitoring and evaluation, budgeting, financial and technical

  • Strong experience in grants and compliance
    management, especially with EU rules and regulations

  • Ability to advocate and influence humanitarian
    procedures and policies

  • Experience and knowledge of humanitarian
    response initiatives in the region is highly desirable

  • Knowledgeable of SRHR needs and challenges in
    humanitarian post crisis or protracted settings is desirable

  • Knowledgeable in policies and practices in
    Africa about sexual and reproductive health and rights and women’s rights

  • Skills in data research and statistical
    analysis, as well as demonstrated knowledge in qualitative and
    quantitative monitoring is required

  • Working knowledge of national, regional and
    continental government structures and multi-lateral institutions in Africa

  • Effective report writing and communication

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to maintain and
    develop positive relationships

  • Tactful and diplomatic with strong influencing
    and negotiating skills

  • Strong leadership and people management skills

  • Very good computer skills including Office and

Personal Competencies

(Describe the characteristics of
effective job performance, e.g. Sound judgement, ability to maintain

  • Willing and able to travel extensively, at
    country level and internationally

  • Able to work in difficult fast paced work

  • Ability to prioritise and deliver outstanding
    and complex work requirements

  • Ability to plan, pre-empt and meet deadlines

  • Sensitive to different and diversity of

  • Subscribe to IPPF’s vision and values
    including respect of diversity, inclusiveness, social justice and

  • Salary will be negotiated depending on the
    candidate’s experience and skills for the position.

How to Apply

Interested individuals should submit a CV and a 1-page cover
letter to: 
[email protected]

Closing date: Monday 11
May 2020.

If you do not hear from us by 31st July
, please assume that your application was not successful.

IPPF offers a wide range of benefits and is an equal
opportunity employer.

Applications are particularly encouraged from women, people
living with disability and people openly living with HIV.

IPPF has been made aware of various fraudulent
vacancy announcements circulated via e-mail from websites falsely stating that
they are issued by or in association with IPPF.

These correspondences, which may seek to obtain money from
the recipients of such correspondence are fraudulent and IPPF does not charge a
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processing, training or any other fees).
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