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  • Posted: Mar 2, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified

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    Policy and Advocacy Project Manager

    Job Description

    The holder of the position shall have significant experience in advocacy and policy change as well as project management.

    With support from the Program Director and the Program Quality, Accountability and Learning Manager, the Advocacy and Policy Manager will in addition have responsibility for:

    1. Planning, Implementation, supervision, monitoring and evaluation,
    2. Compiling technical reports narratives – quarterly, annual and final progress reports
    3. Developing programmatic tools including budget plans, work plans (with quarterly detailed implementation plans - DIPs) and procurement schedules
    4. Review expenditure reports, budget realignments and financial reports

     Tasks and responsibilities

    • Strategic project planning, coordination and implementation.
      • Support program teams/consultants undertaking climate risk assessment/evaluation or specialized studies including providing technical support and review of TORs.
      • Lead the implementation of concrete activities in the GCF-CSO Readiness Project.  
      • Provide technical advice in support of coordination efforts among implementing partners and other key stakeholders, particularly in informing policy dialogue.
      • Develop and maintain strategic partnerships and promote networking with the Kenya Platform for Climate Governance (KPCG) and other stakeholders in the area of climate change adaptation, mitigation and capacity development.
      • Provide oversight for the development of an effective MEAL system that responds to and contributes to national climate governance initiatives and work of other relevant actors.
    • Resource Mobilization|Business Development
      • Support preparation of climate change mitigation and adaptation projects for funding by the various climate change funds and other donors working closely with the Business Development focal point.
      • Lead in the mobilization of resources for the implementation of climate change projects by developing partnerships with existing sources of finance, international conventions and donors
      • Explore possibility of leveraging CARE funds/resources with other external funds such as devolved funds from local government and other climate change funds in order to achieve high impact and synergies.
    • Staff supervision and HR management
      • Promoting staffs’ teamwork and team spirit and jointly develop a common program vision.
      • Ensure timely, consistent and adequate compliance with CARE-Kenya’s performance management system including midterm and annual performance appraisal processes.
      •  Participate in hiring of the program staffs as appropriate or necessary.
      • Responsible for promoting gender sensitivity, equity and rights within the project set up.
      • Facilitate the staffs to develop their job descriptions (JDs) to meet the job and program requirements, individual operation plans (IOPs) and Annual operation plans (AOPs).
      • Ensure the program staffs have appropriate technical support, equipment, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and communication systems to facilitate their daily chores.
    • Reporting and contract compliance
      •  Ensure early preparations of narrative reports and financial reports according to donor standards for submission to the Sector Manager.
      •  Provide feedback to project staff on final reports, financial reports and evaluations reports
    • Contribute to synergies with CARE’s programmes and projects
      • Ensure that linkages and synergies with other CARE programmes and projects are exploited for increased impact and avoidance of duplication.
      • Contribute to strategic reviews and development of CARE’s programmes in general.
      • Inform other CARE programmes and projects (incl. in CARE International’s Climate Change and Resilience Platform) about developments in climate change and suggest ways to mainstream climate change concerns in other activities.
    • Program administration and operations
      •  Approve all travel expenses reports (TERs), Project advances and Procurement requests of the program field staffs after verifications.
      • Arrange and recommend staff leave requests in a manner that will not disrupt project or program activities.
      • Liaise with the Procurement Manager and Field staff to ensure smooth and timeliness in the operations of the project financial and procurement services’ needs.
      • Prepare quarterly procurement schedules and process according to CARE and donor regulations with the Program Coordinator.
      • Monitor project expenses in coordination with the CARE Finance’s tracking systems and monthly Contract Budget Statement reports and maintain strict adherence to CARE financial policy.
      • 6.6 Ensure rationalized utility of the program assets
    •  R7: Any other appropriate duties assigned by supervisor


    • A minimum qualification of a Master’s  degree in a relevant discipline such as Climate Science, Community/rural  development, Development studies, Agricultural or environmental science, or any related discipline
    • At least 7 years of relevant working experience, including a minimum of three  years working on local governance, capacity building and climate change with diverse teams
    • Strong practical experience in working with Local /County  government and Civil society organizations
    • Practical experience in rural development, partnership development/ relationship building and networking
    • Strong facilitation and communication skills
    • Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to gender and diversity

    Additional Information


    Normal working conditions in a city setup with significant (over 50%) travel to county program sites. The employee may have to contend with traffic congestion during peak hours in Nairobi. The employee will undertake frequent field visits sub-recipients program locations (over 50%) to verify financial information reported by partners and to Coordinator technical support and supportive supervision. This includes travel to remote areas and therefore has exposure to road travel and security risks.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to CARE on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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