ACTED Project Manager wash & Agriculture Jobs in Kenya
ACTED Project Manager wash & Agriculture Jobs in Kenya
ACTED background: ACTED is a French humanitarian NGO, founded in 1993, which supports vulnerable populations, affected by humanitarian crises worldwide.
The Project Manager, under operational guidance of the Area Coordinator and technical guidance of the Technical Coordinator WASH and Agriculture, is responsible for ensuring the overall success of ACTED’s WASH and Agriculture project within the time and resources allocated.
The Project Manager oversees field operations and ensures effective and timely completion of activities, delivery of quality outputs and achievement of outcomes with maximum impact for beneficiaries.
To ensure the overall success of the project, and seeing that deliverable arrive on time, on scope, on budget, within acceptable quality levels, and in line with donor requirements and based on beneficiary needsDevelop overall project implementation strategy (incl. the transition/phase out strategy), systems, approaches, tools, and materials;
Duties and Responsibilities
Identify and plan technical skills and requirements to implement the project as per relevant standards;
Develop the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to organize the various project deliverables and the work required to complete them into smaller and more manageable parts (work package);
Create the work schedule by sequencing the work packages and related tasks;
Prepare the work plan, which brings together the WBS and the schedule, to serve as a comprehensive and detailed model map for the successful implementation of the project;
Organize, plan and lead project kick-off and end of project transition planning meetings, and follow-up on the project-related action points originating from these meetings.
Control the work plan, monitor the implementation status of the project and update the project progress on a daily basis;
Document implementation progress and challenges by regularly updating the Project Management Framework (PMF) and sharing it with country coordination;
Ensure that relevant technical quality and standards are considered and respected during project implementation;
Operate following the “do no harm principles” in order to ensure projects are safe for communities;
Anticipate and mitigate risks and issues, and trouble-shoot any unforeseen challenges during the project implementation;
Provide regular and timely updates on progress and challenges to supervisors and other team members.
Ensure project records and documents, in particular documents that proof completion of activities (beneficiary list, donation certificates, attendance sheets, etc.) are adequately prepared, compiled and filed according to ACTED procedures and donor specific procedures;
Maintain a beneficiary master database containing all beneficiary registration and baseline information as well as the activities from which the beneficiaries benefitted ensure the data is protected from misuse in line with ACTED’s data protection policy;
Ensure staff awareness of, and respect of, ACTED’s code of conduct, FLATS procedures and donor requirements.
Ensure project staff adhere to ACTED’s Code of Conduct and treat all beneficiaries with respect and without any distinction or discrimination based on nationality, race, ethnicity, tribe, gender, religious beliefs, political opinion or disability;
Oversee the appropriate, achievable and acceptable selection of project beneficiaries;
Develop a communication strategy with communities so that factual, objective and actionable information is provided to project stakeholders;
Ensure project stakeholders are empowered to participate throughout the project cycle;
Participate in Weekly Area Meetings (WAMs) and when requested/as relevant in Monthly Coordination meetings (MCMs), and provide updates about implementation progress, challenges, risks, changes in context.
Support, facilitate or undertake communication and liaison activities to actively consult and involve beneficiaries, key informants, actors, partners and stakeholders in all stages of project design (liaising with the PD unit) and implementation;
Coordinate and collaborate with others by cultivating good relations with key humanitarian actors – local and international, including government authorities and non-state actors, through regular attendance at technical meetings and bilateral meetings;
Identify opportunities to collaborate and coordinate efforts with other organizations to ensure our activities build upon - rather than replicate - the work of others;
Refer partners to relevant ACTED staff to support and/or train them in FLATS procedures where relevant;
Regularly conduct a context analysis in the project implementation area by identifying and following micro signals (e.g. security indicators, socio-economic indicators) and support the Area Coordinator and the Security Department in preparing the monthly update of SEC-02GZ;
Ensure project stakeholders have a good image of ACTED thus increasing the acceptance of ACTED’s presence and activities in the project implementation area;
Manage the movement of the project implementation team and ensure that the movement SOPs are strictly respected by the team members;
Master’s degree in international development, rural development or a related field
At least 5-7 years of relevant experience in a related position preferably in an international (development) context with good appreciation of agriculture and WASH sectors;
Demonstrated experience in WASH and Agriculture management in an NGO/INGO is highly preferable.
Able to manage a high workload and meet tight deadlines
Good numerical, report writing and administration skills; committed to consultative and servant-minded leadership; able to set clear objectives for staff and to delegate; able to enforce procedures
Knowledge and understanding of humanitarian standards
Ability to train, mobilize, and manage national staff
Flexibility and ability to multi-task under pressure
Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the office;
Good inter-personal skills, commitment and motivation
Ability and willingness to travel to other regions where ACTED is operating when requested.
How to Apply
Qualified persons with the required skills are invited to submit their applications with subject line being “ Application for a Pm_wash&agriculture Position in Samburu” accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae detailing three work related referees and contacts to firstname.lastname@example.org and received on or before 5.00PM on 21st June 2019.
Do not attach any other documents while sending your applications, if required they will be requested at a later stage.
ACTED will at no stage of recruitment process request candidate to make payments of any kind. Further, ACTED has not retained any agent in connection with recruitment.
ACTED is committed to protecting beneficiaries within our programmes from exploitation and abuse and any kind of misconduct.
ACTED has specific policies, including PSEA and Child Protection, which outlines the expected behavior and the responsibility of all staff, beneficiaries, consultants and other stakeholders and has zero tolerance towards misconducts.
Any candidate offered a job with ACTED will be expected to sign ACTED’s organizational Policies and Code of Conduct as an annex to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents.
Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
ACTED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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