Project Manager Job in Kenya – Ministry Of Environment

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POSITIONS IN THE GLOBAL OPPORTUNITY FOR LONG TERM DEVELOPMENT (GOLD) IN THE
ARTISANAL SMALL SCALE GOLD MINING (ASGM) PROJECT


POSITION OF PROJECT
MANAGER – ONE (1) POST

The Project Manager will be responsible for the overall management
of the project, including the mobilization of all project inputs, Supervision
over project staff, consultants and sub- contractors.

He/She will also be responsible for the overall day to day running
of the project including overall coordination, planning, management,
implementation, monitoring and evaluation and reporting of all project
activities:

Term of
Engagement: 
The position shall be on an initial twelve (12) months contract
with possibility for extension.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the National Project Director (NPD) at the Ministry
of Environment and Forestry; and on a periodic basis to the Project Board, the
Project Manager will:-

  • Plan the activities of the
    project and monitor progress against the approved work- plan;

  • Supervise and coordinate all
    project inputs; the production of project outputs, as per the project
    document in a timely and high quality fashion; while ensuring that these
    adhere to UNDP procedures for nationally executed project;

  • Coordinate the recruitment and
    selection of project personnel, consultant and sub-contracts, including
    drafting terms of reference (TORs) and work specifications and overseeing
    all contractors work;

  • Manage requests for the
    provision of financial resources by UNDP, through advance of funds, direct
    payments, or reimbursement using the UNDP format provided;

  • Monitor financial resources and
    accounting to ensure accuracy and reliability of financial reports;

  • Liaise with UNDP, Project
    Board, relevant government agencies and all project partners, including
    donor organizations and CSOs; for effective coordination of all project
    activities;

  • Oversee and ensure timely
    submission of all financial reports, and other reports as may be required
    by UNDP, GEF and UNEP;

  • Oversee the exchange and
    sharing of experiences and lessons learned with relevant ASGM projects
    nationally and Internationally;

  • In collaboration with the GEF
    GOLD global component, identify opportunities for communication of project
    activity results at a global level on quarterly basis; and

  • Assist community groups,
    municipalities, CSOs, Staff, Students and others with development of
    essential skills through training workshops and on the job training
    thereby increasing their institutional capabilities

Qualifications

Applicants    must   
possess    the    following,   
in    order    to   
be    considered    for appointment to the
position:-

  • Bachelor’s degree; field from a
    recognized institution; in Environmental Science, Chemistry, Mining,
    Geology, Chemical Engineering or Chemical/ Biological Sciences or any
    other related

  • degree field from a recognized
    institution; in Environmental Science, Chemistry, Mining, Geology,
    Chemical Engineering or Chemical/ Biological Sciences or in any other
    related field.

Added advantages

  • PhD in any of the above ,or
    related fields; and

  • Specialized training in toxic
    chemicals; and waste; and

  • monitoring and evaluation;

Experience

In addition the
applicant should have the following:

  • At least ten (10) years’
    experience in the implementation; management, monitoring and evaluation;
    of environmental projects;

  • Five (5) of which (years) must
    have been in the Implementation of projects related to toxic chemicals;

Added advantages

  • Experience in the
    implementation; management, monitoring and evaluation; of projects related
    to mercury; and ASGM; in particular;

  1. Proven experience in working
    with government ministries, national or county institutions that are
    concerned with natural resource and/ or environmental management.

Competencies

Applicants should also have a demonstrated ability in the
following:-

  • Manage the implementation of
    large Multi-stakeholder projects,

  • Manage technical and
    administrative teams, work with a wide range of stakeholders across
    various sectors and at all levels;

  • Develop durable partnerships
    with collaborating agencies;

  • Coordinate and supervise
    multiple Regional Project Officers ; and national and international
    consultants/experts, in their implementation of technical activities in
    partnership with a variety of sub-national stakeholder groups, including
    community and government;

  • Demonstrate an understanding of
    government development priorities, policies, Financial and Accounting
    Regulations and Procedures

The Applicant should
also demonstrate possession of:-

  • Good computer application
    skills in common word processing (Ms Word), Spread Sheet ( Ms Excel) and
    internet search;

  • Excellent drafting,
    presentation and report-writing skills;

  • Excellent networking ,
    interpersonal and communication skills;

  • Good knowledge about the
    political and socio-economical context related to ASGM at the
    international, national and sub-national levels; and

  • Excellent command of English
    and Kiswahili

How to Apply

GUIDELINES FOR
APPLICATION

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW

  • Download the specific job
    requirements for the positions from the Ministry of Environment and
    Forestry Website page environmment.go.ke,
    read this carefully as it lists the skills, knowledge and qualifications
    required.

  • Fill in each section of the Bio
    – Data Form clearly in typed, block

  •  The Bio-Data Form must
    be 
    accompanied with an Application Letter, detailed
    Curriculum Vitae, Certified Copies of Academic Certificates, National
    Identify Card, and

  • All applications should be
    addressed to, The Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, O.
    Box 30126, 00100 NAIROBI.

  •  In Submitting the applications,
    Applicants can;

  • Email
    their       
    applications,        
    in       
    Ms       
    Word        or       
    PDF;        to [email protected] with
    the position Title as the subject; or

  • Drop a hard copy; in sealed
    envelope at the Ministry’s (Main) Registry on 13th Floor, NHIF Building,
    or 
    Post a hard copy;

  • With the position title clearly
    indicated at the left hand corner of the envelope.

  • The closing date for all
    applications is 8th June,
    2020 
    at close of business (5pm). Late applications
    shall NOT be considered

  • The Ministry of Environment and
    Forestry is an Equal Opportunity employer: Women, Minorities, Marginalized
    and Persons Living with Disability (PWD) are encouraged to apply

  • Only shortlisted candidates
    will be contacted

  • Any form of canvassing will
    lead to Automatic disqualification
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