FEMNET Regional Project Manager Jobs in Kenya

FEMNET Regional Project Manager Jobs in Kenya

About the Project:

FEMNET is implementing a four year project entitled “A Strengthened Network for Greater
Impact”.

The project will be implemented among 14 FEMNET member /partners in seven countries in Africa. The overall objective of the project is to enhance FEMNET and membership capabilities to inform mobilize and connect African women and girls for
realization of gender equality and women’s empowerment

Overall Purpose of the Job:

The Regional project Manager will provide leadership and direction and ensure project
activities comply with the policies and regulations of the European Union.

S/he will be responsible for overseeing the development and execution of project deliverables/results, lead project planning, budgeting, action plans and monitoring processes.

The RPM will ensure the functioning of the project from beginning to the end including project inception activities, annual and quarterly planning and reporting, communication and implementation of project activities, project reviews and project closure.

The RPM will have expertise in
project management, monitoring and evaluation, regional and global policy influencing and
training approaches and will provide technical support to CSOs.

The RPM will also manage partnerships linking with other relevant CSOs and support proposal development to ensure sustainability of the action.

Roles and Responsibilities :

  • Provide oversight, technical design and management of the project to ensure timely
    delivery of high quality outputs.
  • Organise and participate in multidisciplinary teams to develop, implement and evaluate project implementation strategies in order to improve performance standards and effectiveness.
  • Work with the Project team members and relevant departments and partners to
    develop periodic work plan and corresponding budget for approval, and ope-rationalization.
  • Assess and manage risks associated with the project using generally accepted frameworks
  • Leading, inspiring, and motivating project team of committed staff.
  • Member of the project steering committee
    Coordination and Stakeholder Engagement:
  • Develop a calendar for periodic consortium partners’ review meetings; Coordinate their
    participation; keep track of agreed action plans; maintain a tracker of progress made
    against planned actions and identify areas for escalating to project management team.
  • Take lead in the project annual work review and planning workshop by consolidating
    draft project activity plans and budgets; and analysing them for alignment with the
    technical proposal and project deliverables.
  • Represent the project whenever feasible.
    Monitoring and Data Management
  • Develop an Early Warning System for tracking project performance that will include
    (but not limited to); a monthly performance dashboard of the project’s technical and
    financial KPIs and Log frame indicators.
  • Work with consortium partners to establish monthly and quarterly reporting templates
    that are aligned with project deliverables; obtain monthly performance reports from consortium partners within the stipulated time-frame; analyse performance trends and identify areas that require remedial action ahead of the quarterly review
    meetings.
  • Take lead in developing Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) plan, in collaboration with teaming partners, to ensure that learning is promptly integrated into on-going project implementation.
  • And that all project periodic reports are
    prepared in line with the M&E framework of EU and the organisation.
  • Ensure the timely preparation of narrative and financial reports for the project
    according to FEMNET’s contractual obligations with EU in collaboration with the project staff and other colleagues.
  • Manage the periodic donor report writing process by collating high quality draft
    narratives that use donor compliant language, and facilitating internal reviews before
    timely dissemination.
  • Monitor actual expenditure against budget to ensure alignment with work plans,
    delivery milestones and donor requirements.
  • In consultation project management team, schedule monitoring and supervision field
    visits for the relevant project staff.
  • Support identification of key partners, resource persons and experts in different fields
    to support the implementation of the project where necessary.
  • Advise FEMNET and consortium members on capacity issues and gaps within the
    sub-grantees and come up with strategies to address the gaps.
  • Support capacity building sessions both inner-farcing and
    outer-facing on effective
    use of social media tools and on building strategic media relations;
  • Put in place a monitoring mechanism to assess the extent to which the activities are
    contributing to overall objective of the project, improved organising around women’s
    rights in Africa and to ensure progress towards the organisational strategic goals;
  • Lead the project learning and reflection sessions Communication, Public Relations & Other Duties
  • Support the development and maintenance of strategic relationship with key
    stakeholders in this project ;Project co-implementer the women’s movement in
    Africa and globally, CSOs, and others
  • Any other duties that may be assigned to the office holder.

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience

    Minimum Tangible Qualifications:

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or any other relevant discipline from a
    recognised university.
  • At least 5 years relevant work experience at international, regional or sub- regional
    level at a Not-for-Profit organization or private sector
  • Demonstrable experience managing donor grants or funds.
  • Fluent in English with excellent verbal and written communication skills (essential)
  • Strong Information Technology (IT) & Information System (IS) skills, including
    Microsoft Office packages, ERPs etc.
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytic skills

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree Social sciences or any relevant disciplines.
  • Experience in writing donor reports for large grants, including narrative and results
    matrices
  • Experience in at least two of FEMNET strategic priorities that include women’s
    economic justice and rights, sexual reproductive health and rights, women’s transformational leadership and governance and ending violence against women including harmful traditional practices, early and forced child marriage and female genital mutilation
  • Experience in EU and other major donor systems and processes
  • Sound knowledge on gender and its mainstreaming strategies, leadership development and generally women’s rights issues in Africa.

    Other Personal Attributes
  • Approachable with strong interpersonal & listening skills together with the ability to
    empower their team
  • Highly motivated, result oriented and self-driven person able to adopt FEMNET’s
    policies, rules and regulations with understanding of due process, financial transparency and accountability
  • The highest levels of integrity, strong ethical attitude
  • Knowledgeable of training methodologies and developing easy to use materials and
    tools such as handbooks and toolkits.
  • A team player who promotes of an environment of support conducive to cooperation,
    collegiality, consultation, and collaboration in all engagements.
  • Willing and able to travel mainly in the Africa region.
  • A high level of self-awareness, initiative, sound judgement, personal energy, passion
    and flexibility.
  • Must align with values as outlined in the Charter of Feminist Principles for African
    Feminists

    How to Apply
  • Before applying for any position, please visit our website: www.femnet.org for detailed
    TORs and more information on our work.
  • Remuneration: will be in line with the set procedures of the organizations which consider
    the experience and qualifications of the candidate.
  • Applications: Interested applicants should send their intent letter (not more than 2 pages
    responding to each major requirement), accompanied by resume with names and addresses
    of 3 professional referees (not more than 4 pages including telephone and e-mail)
  • Applications are by e-mails only, sent to: recruitment@femnet.or.ke.
  • Please indicate the
    reference on the subject line as Regional Project Manager - (Ref: RPM/15/ 2019), Deadline for
    submission of applications is on 25th July, 2019.
  • Please note: Only complete applications will be reviewed, and only candidates who have
    been selected for interview will be contacted.
  • For more information and job application details, see; FEMNET Regional Project Manager Jobs in Kenya

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