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Lutheran World Relief (LWR) is US non-governmental organization headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, that works with partners worldwide to reduce poverty and injustice by helping communities increase and expand the resources they need to live productive, healthy and empowered lives.

Project Coordinator

Based in Makindu


"The Project Coordinator’s core function is to coordinate the implementation and management of the Watershed Approach to Enhancing Resilience Project, to accompany the partners, in developing appropriate institutional and organizational frameworks to ensure active participation by project and community members, and to promote transparency and accountability in the use of project resources."

The role of the Project Coordinator is to ensure that the project is implemented in accordance with contractual obligations and meets the highest standard of implementation.

This position directly supervises four project staff, and provides technical supervision for three partner staff.

The Project Coordinator also coordinates and establishes and maintains a working structure to manage the partnerships and the inputs of the various stakeholders into the project implementation including the Ministries of Agriculture, Cooperatives, Livestock, Water and Irrigation and Water Resources Management Authority (WARMA).

Key Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Community development, Agriculture/Agribusiness/Agricultural economics or Natural Resource Management or other relevant discipline. Advanced degree is a plus.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in the design, management, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of community and economic development and/or disaster recovery projects.
  • Previous experience implementing cash-for-work activities a plus.
  • At least 3 years partnership management experience.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Highly pro-active and ability to perform with minimum supervision.

    All candidates should demonstrate excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, strong organizational, facilitation and participatory planning skills, excellent interpersonal and communication skills in English and Kiswahili, proficiency in computer and internet skills (MS Word, Excel, Explorer) and a deep commitment to LWR’s core values and ability to model those values in relationships with colleagues and partners.

    Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and a detailed curriculum vitae to the undersigned indicating their salary requirements and availability.

    East Africa Regional Representative
    Lutheran World Relief
    P.O.Box 00800 66220
    Westlands Nairobi.

    E-mail applications should be sent to info [at]

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