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  • Posted: Mar 10, 2021
    Deadline: Mar 20, 2021
  • The Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE) is the voice of employers in Kenya and the umbrella body that brings together enterprises from all sectors of the economy. The Federation’s mandate is to promote the interests of employers and to influence labour and social policy to support enterprise growth and competitiveness in a dynamic global environment.
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    Project Manager


    FKE in execution of its mandate often partners with various donors through projects to deliver services to members. Reporting to the Head of Advocacy, Consulting & Partnerships, the job holder will ensure timely implementation of FKE donor funded projects.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Prepare project technical proposals for funding in line with FKE’s and members’ needs; 
    • Prepare project plans and implementation matrixes for all FKE projects
    • Monitor and control project financial expenditure for prudent resource use and in line with FKE financial guidelines;   
    • Provide liaison support services with donors on Project Management to promote good working relations with them
    • Ensure that project stated outputs and outcomes are achieved;
    • Ensure monitoring and Evaluation of projects is done and agreed on milestones are tracked
    • Prepare and ensure that project technical reports are done and submitted in a timely manner, meet FKE and donor expectations and are in conformity to financial guidelines;
    • Always maintain an up to date status dashboard of all FKE projects
    • Ensure proper use, safety and usability of donor equipment for accountability and organizational integrity;   
    • Participate in and represent FKE in project related meetings internally, nationally and international forums;
    • Ensure capacity building for staff, members and clients on the various project subjects
    • Facilitate development of partnerships with donors, private sector and members for development and implementation of projects in line with FKE’s strategy
    • Collect, document and disseminate good practices and lessons from projects
    • Manage and provide technical advice for projects in private sector engagement, skills development, workplace wellness programs, social dialogue, employment relations, labour relations, and social policy areas among others
    • Perform any other duties as required.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • A bachelor’s degree in Development studies or a related field
    • Post Graduate Diploma in Projects Management or a related field
    • Experience in Monitoring & Evaluation of projects
    • A Master’s degree will be an added advantage
    • 7 years’ relevant experience in Projects planning, management and delivering related assignments, 3 of which should be at Senior Management level
    • Demonstrated ability, experience and track record in working with multiple stakeholders
    • Proven experience in private sector engagement, skills development, workplace wellness programs and social policy areas
    • Current membership to a relevant professional body

    Key Skills, Competencies and Desired Attributes

    • Demonstrated skills in project management, negotiations and working with institutional leaders in public, private, civil society and development sectors
    • Proven excellent report writing and strong communication skills
    • Resource mobilization skills
    • Demonstrated competence in managing budgets; experience communicating with business stakeholders at all levels\
    • Ability to multi-task and manage diverse tasks simultaneously
    • Flexible and able to productively work in a team, as well as individually with limited supervision
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should submit their application (indicating current and expected salary), and detailed Curriculum Vitae with 3 professional referees through:  indicating the job title and reference number on the subject line to reach us not later than March 20, 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Executive Director/CEO
    Federation of Kenya Employers
    Waajiri House, Argwings Kodhek Rd, Milimani
    P.O. Box 48311-00100

    FKE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

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