Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition Project Manager Jobs in Kenya

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition Project Manager Jobs in Kenya


GAIN’s purpose is to advance nutrition outcomes by improving the consumption of nutritious and safe food for all people, especially those most vulnerable to malnutrition.

In particular, we aim to improve the consumption of safe and nutritious foods for—at a minimum—1 billion people over the next five years and target major improvements to food systems, resulting in more diverse and healthier diets for vulnerable people in countries where we work.

GAIN Kenya has been operational in the country since 2010 and has received funding to continue and upscale its country programs at least until 2020.

We are seeking to deploy a Project Manager who will oversee and implement the Marketplace for Nutritious Foods (the Marketplace) project in Kenya.

You will also oversee and assume responsibility for the on-time and on-budget implementation of the project’s main activities—Innovation Accelerator, Community of Practice, Technical Advisory Committee meetings, etc. You will also be responsible for the accurate and on-time gathering of project impact and indicator data and for the development of donor reports that are on-time, and of high quality.

As a Project Manager, you will carry out reporting technical and financial documentation responsibilities for all GAIN, donor and Government of Kenya requirements and act as point of contact between GAIN and the project’s beneficiaries (agribusinesses) and other stakeholders.

Responsibilities

  • Your overall responsibility will be to ensure the quality of business planning and technical assistance delivered to Marketplace grantees and act as point of contact between GAIN and the Government of Kenya departments and ministries for matters relating to the implementation of the Marketplace.
  • You will be required to proactively build networks with other donor-funded initiatives within GAIN and oversee the coordination of logistics and content of Community of Practice events.
  • You will be required to manage and Report on the program progress, budget, and management of
    funds.
  • With support from your direct supervisor you will plan, monitor, and ensure that the project meets targets in terms of impact achievement, visibility, and resource utilization.
  • As part of your role, you will visit beneficiaries regularly to ensure that project progress is on track and risk mitigation plan is up to date.
  • The ideal candidate will have extensive experience and knowledge of leading on programs as a Project Manager with proven project management capabilities and the ability to manage consultants and subcontractors. You must have experience in agriculture and experience of developing business in the Kenya context.
  • You must have experience and the ability to manage donor-funded development projects and to manage donor relations, compliance with donor regulations, and donor reports.
  • You will have strong inter-personal skills and the ability to work with agribusiness managers from a variety of backgrounds (Kenyan and international) be able to manage a team.
  • The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and as an inclusive employer we are keen to reflect the diversity of our society at every level within our organisation.
  • We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Our employees worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.

    How to apply

  • Interested candidates should apply online by 10th December, 2018

  • For more information and job application details, see; Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition Project Manager Jobs in Kenya

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