• Project Manager at Action Africa Help International (AAH-I)

  • Posted on: 11 October, 2017 Deadline: 15 October, 2017
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  • Action Africa Help International (AAH-I) is a regional African-led non-governmental organisation that supports livelihood-challenged communities in East and Southern Africa to sustainably improve their well-being and standard of living. With Country Programmes in South Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Zambia and recently in Djibouti, AAH-I has over 25 years’ experience working with communities in conflict and post-conflict situations, including refugees, internally displaced people and host communities. More recently AAH-I has expanded its activities to work with other marginalized communities, including pastoralists and people living in informal urban settlements.

    AAH Kenya is seeking a Project Manager for its projects in Kakuma, Turkana County.

    Project Manager

     

     

    Job Description

    Purpose of the role:

    To provide leadership in the development, planning, management, implementation and monitoring for AAHI Kenya projects in Kakuma. This includes the SPARK project funded by DFID, the Kenya Refugee Assistance Project (KRAP), funded by UNHCR and the small GiZ supported, Shallow Wells Strengthening project and any other project that may come on board in the course of the year. The goal is to ensure that the projects achieve their overall goals on time with effectiveness and conformity to donor and AAH Kenya policies.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    • The project manager will be responsible for ensuring that quality reports are done on time in accordance with the donor specifications.
    • Monitor progress of the initiatives undertaken, inform on progress and give advice on any programmatic changes he/she deems necessary.
    • Be responsible to maintain good working relationship with donors and other partners including the SPARK consortium.
    • Ensure that donors and partners stay informed about progress and ensure continued support and buy-in from all stakeholders if any changes are envisaged.
    • Provide overall project leadership relating to projects; finance; staffing and administration.

    Minimum Personal Specifications

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualifications in Social Sciences, Project Management, Agriculture, Business Administration or relevant discipline with further training in management.
    • At least 7 years' progressive responsible programme, of which at least 2 years closely related to implementing camp management activities or community settlements.
    • Demonstrate impeccable top level negotiation and persuasive skills in programming with donors while appreciating the desired flexibility.
    • Possess proven practical knowledge of the program development cycle and design and management qualities.
    • Demonstrated strengths in relationship management; able to work with diverse groups of people in multicultural, team-oriented environment;
    • Skilled in influencing and obtaining cooperation of individuals;
    • Able to manage relationships to achieve results.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates should email application letters and CVs (with 3 referees) addressed to recruitke@actionafricahelp.org by 15th October, 2017. The email Subject Line must show the job title of the position applied for. AAH-I is an equal-opportunity employer. We thank candidates for their high interest in the opportunities we publish on our website. Due to the high number of applications we receive, we will only get back to shortlisted candidates. Shortlisting will be done on a rolling basis.

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