Project Manager Job in Kenya

Closing
date: 
June 30, 2020

  • GROOTS
    Kenya (Grassroots
    Organizations Operating Together in Sisterhood in Kenya)
     is
    a national movement of grassroots women comprising of over 3,500 women
    –led, community based organizations. It has a current geographical
    coverage of 17 out 47 counties in Kenya.

  • These
    include; Kiambu, Nairobi, Laikipia, Kilifi, Busia, Kakamega, Homa bay,
    Migori, Nyandarua, Kitui, Nanyuki, Muranga, Isiolo, Marsabit, Nakuru and
    lately Tana River county among others.

  • GROOTS
    Kenya was founded in 1995 after the 4th UN Conference on women held in
    Beijing China, as a response to the inadequate visibility of grassroots
    women in development and decision making platforms that directly impacts
    them and their communities.

  • Our programme
    areas include

a) Community Response to HIV/AIDS Program,

b) Women and Property Program

c) Women Leadership and Governance Program and

d)
Community Resilience to Disaster and Climate Change
.

  • GROOTS
    Kenya in partnership CISP, Nature Kenya and Procarsur Learning Route is
    implementing a 3.5 years, EU Funded project titled REBUILD in Tana River
    County. 
    The Overall objective of the project is “to
    contribute towards increased resilience of communities in ASAL areas of
    Kenya to drought and other effects of climate change”.

  • GROOTS
    Kenya is responsible for implementing the project activities in Galole
    sub-county and provide technical support and innovations for gender
    mainstreaming to the entire project. Overall the project is expected to
    achieve the following core outcomes among others;

  • 1,200
    hectares of land reclaimed through innovative pasture and fodder
    production

  • 120,000
    community members reached with good practices on Community led Livestock
    Disease Detection, protection through 6 radio programs

  • Diversification
    of livestock for 580 vulnerable households with inclusion of alternative
    and breed improved livestock types(Bee keeping: 100 households, poultry:
    280 households, Galla goats: 200 households)

  • Adoption
    of conservation agriculture technics, including the cultivation of drought
    resistant and short maturing crop varieties (like amaranths, green gram,
    cow peas) and fruit species by 1600 Households

  • 120 women
    households engaged in trading of livestock and crop marketable nutritious
    products.

  • 10 women
    groups from pastoralists and agro-pastoralists communities engage in
    fodder production, preservation and proper management and utilization of
    crop residues.

  • 20 women
    groups adopt climate resilient agro-forestry practices

  • 20 women
    groups in Galole Sub County adopt improved irrigation practices, including
    utilization of irrigation implements and water pumps.

  • 30 women
    groups networks/groups in Tana river supported in movement building,
    leadership development and mentorship

  • 1000
    grassroots women engage in advocacy and governance initiatives at county,
    national and regional level.

  • Improved
    outreach of quality veterinary services focusing on early livestock
    disease detection, control and management and through support to
    government vetinary officers in training and provision of vet/drug kits

  • Improved
    capacity of participating institutions and personnel in Disaster Risk
    Response, Nutrition sensitive programming and gender advocacy

  • Development
    of 6 Publications on Gender Mainstreaming in Food security and Disaster
    Risk Response

Position:

Project Manager

Reports
to:


Programme Manager

Contract
period:

3 years

Start
Date:

Immediately

Location:

Nairobi & Tana River

  • Lead the
    overall redesign, planning, implementation, quality control and monitoring
    of the REBULD project in the Tana River

  • Provide
    technical leadership to community members in project activities such as
    land reclamation, livestock disease control, livelihood diversification,
    rangeland management, innovative pasture production, climate resilient
    agro-forestry practices, water harvesting and conservation, adoption of
    drought resistant and short maturing crop varieties and fruit species.

  • Provide
    technical support in development of market systems and business
    enterprises for project participants

  • Lead all
    policy and advocacy initiatives of the project in food Security and
    Disaster Risk Reduction, nutrition…….

  • Deliberately
    enhance grassroots women agency throughout the project intervention and
    manage community dynamics as appropriate

  • Facilitate
    training of project staff on Disaster Risk Reduction and nutrition
    sensitive programming

  • Facilitate
    all technical capacity building project activities to external
    stakeholders and project participants

  • Inbuilt
    participatory project monitoring initiatives, develop all project
    management and donor reports

  • Represent
    GROOTS Kenya in all project steering and partners meeting and make high
    quality presentations.

  • Act as the
    team leader for the project

  • Take lead
    in the project mapping activities, baseline, mid-term, final evaluations
    and reporting

Qualifications:

  • Educational
    level required
    : Degree in applied sciences (Rural Development,
    Disaster Response Management, Natural Resource Management, Environment,
    livelihoods, Agriculture)

  • Technical
    Training qualifications required.
     Training
    on Disaster Risk Management and Livelihood

  • Demonstrated
    Experience in similar assignments, value chain analysis, supporting women
    entrepreneurships and market systems
    project management, EU or
    bilateral donor funded projects

  • Past
    Experience working in ASAL region is mandatory

  • Minimum of
    5 years working experience

Other
Attributes:

  • Must be a
    committed to gender equality and women empowerment

  • Ability to
    meet deadlines without failure

  • Ability to
    manage multiple tasks

  • Cooperation
    and Teamwork

  • Self-driven
    Leader and a strategic and critical thinker

  • Exceptional
    Time Management skills with a high sense of agency:

  • Highly
    Innovative

  • High
    Planning and Organization skills:

  • Great
    Interpersonal Skills (Internal and External stakeholders):

  • Conflict
    management skills; demonstrates tact and diplomacy when resolving
    conflicts,

  • Problem
    Solving and Decision Making

  • High
    performing and result oriented person

How to
Apply

“To apply for this
position, interested individuals should submit a CV 
ONLY to [email protected] by 30th June
2020
.
Applications with any other attachments will be rejected. The subject
head 
must be the position applied.
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