DSW Project Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

DSW Project Coordinator Jobs in Kenya


General areas of responsibility:

  • The position holder will be responsible for the overall implementation of the ‘Vijana Vuka na Afya’ (VIVA-ITH) and will take lead in providing project management & coordination, relationship building, partnership and networking with key partners to ensure the realization of VIVA – ITH project objectives.

  • In addition, the position holder will oversee the Project Monitoring and Evaluation and ensure adherence to high standards of project management and donor reporting.

  • The position holder will work in close cooperation with the Country Office National Department Manager-Programmes and projects, to ensure the effective and efficient implementation of the project while cooperating closely with all other Country Office team coordinators to effectively link project implementation, monitoring & reporting and communication of DSW youth empowerment.

    Overall VIVA –ITH Project Management, Coordination & Leadership;

  • Coordinate overall project implementation, management, monitoring and supervision in close collaboration with the National Department Manager, Programmes and Projects.

  • Lead the preparation, review and periodic revision of detailed country-level implementation plans, monitor and respond to performance and be responsible for driving communication between the partners, stakeholders and Donors.

  • Oversight the preparation and execution of VIVA-ITH project costed work plans, conduct project budget expenditure monitoring.

  • In collaboration with the National Team Coordinators (Advocacy, Communication, Evaluation & Research) ensure evidence generated from the project counties informs national level advocacy engagements between Non State Actors and decision makers; and participate in national level consultations around relevant policies and strategies.

  • Undertake periodic visits to project areas to backstop challenges and ensure project implementation is on course.

  • In consultation with the National Department Manager, Programmes and Projects manage all the Communication with the contractors, donors and ensure compliance with contractual requirements.

  • Coordinate and lead the preparation of quality and timely project reports in accordance with the contractual and donor requirements.

    Partner Coordination, & Relationship Building;

  • Coordinating the project implementing partners, ensuring partner activities are aligned and implemented efficiently and effectively in order to meet targets and deliver value for money.

  • Management of Stakeholder relations and engagement – the project works closely with the Directorate of Youth, County Government-department of Health, Youth Enterprise Development Fund (YEDF), National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) in addition to working with the donor and other development partners.

  • Lead and oversee partner coordination & communication in the project sites and at national level; participate in stakeholder meetings including the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) and Project Steering Committee (PSC) at the national level and undertake periodic internal project reviews and reflections.

  • Maintain donor relationships and ensure efficient and effective communication with all the project funders.

    Budget oversight and Management;

  • Provide project budget oversight and track activity implementation.

  • Lead the preparation and management of costed work plans for the project.

    Monitoring & Evaluation;

  • In conjunction with Trigerrise, participate in the development and implementation of a service provider accreditation system and support the continuos assessment of the technical quality and
    safety of services for continuos improvement of youth empowermnet programmes.

  • In Collaboration with Triggerisse, ensure monthly data generation through the platform & analsyis, tracking and feedback and; ensure this information is well captured in DSW monitoring platfforms for use in DSW overall programming.

  • Coordinate the generation and documentation of good practises, lessons and actions for lesson learning and knowledge sharing to profile project outcomes with a special focus on youth empowerment.

  • Provide technical support and backstopping for the project Monitoring & Evaluation.

  • Coordinate internal DSW (cross departments, offices and teams) and external cooperation and interaction in regard to research and knowledge management issues of Youth Empowerment.

    Team supervision & coordination;

  • Provide support supervision for project staff.

  • Conduct appraisals, performance reviews and implement professional development plans for Project staff.

    Operational responsibilities;

  • Collaborate closely with the relevant partners and departments to ensure seamless processes such as accreditation of suppliers/ facilities, procurements, & reimbursements.

  • In collaboration with the National department manager represent DSW overall perspectives and interests to external and internal stakeholders.

  • In collaboration with National department manager and the National Team Coordinator, Communications, support DSW engagement with media for visibility and profiling.

  • Support the resource mobilization efforts to ensure continued resourcing of DSW Programmes.

  • Any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

    Requirements and Experience;

  • Masters’ Degree in Social Sciences, or related field.

  • Post graduate training in Project Management, monitoring & evaluation and related fields an added advantage.

  • Must have prior working experience of not less than 5 years in an NGO setting, leading and managing complex projects.

  • Good understanding of youth and women empowerment and Reproductive health issues.

  • Good networking and capacity building skills, good communication skills.

  • Hands on project management experience and reporting for international donors.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft office.

  • Team management abilities.

  • Ability to work independently and within a team.

  • High level of personal integrity.

    How to Apply

  • If interested, please send your application (CV and motivation letter stating your current and expected salary) with the reference “Project Officer-Mombasa” or “Project Officer-Nairobi” or “Project Officer-Kisumu” (indicate specific preferred location) clearly indicated in the email subject line to:

  • vacancies@dswkenya.org

  • Ideal start date: Immediate.

  • Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

  • This position is open to persons who are Kenyan Citizens or those with the right to work in Kenya.

  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • DSW is an equal opportunity employer and does not require applicants to pay money at any stage during the recruitment process.


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