HIAS Project Manager Jobs in Kenya

HIAS Project Manager Jobs in Kenya

Job Title:
  • Project Manager
    Reporting to:
  • Psychosocial Program Manager
    Liaises with:
  • Head of Programs


    HIAS is an international nonprofit organization with a stand for a world in which refugees find welcome, live in safety and dignity.

    HIAS operation in Kenya was established in 2002 with the mission to serve the most vulnerable refugees through community based protection including psychosocial support, resilience building and provision of durable solutions.

    HIAS seeks to recruit a Project Manager who will be expected to plan, oversee, and monitor the design and testing of an intervention to prevent and manage common mental health disorders in refugee adolescent mothers in Nairobi, Kenya.

    The intervention will be developed collaboratively with adolescent mothers and a software development team.

    The project manager will be responsible for ensuring that the project is on schedule and within scope, supervising the project team, and anticipating and responding to threats to project completion.

    Managerial Functions

  • Develop a detailed project plan to track progress and ensure adherence to project timeline and scope
  • Recruit and collaborate with an advisory committee of adolescent mothers through consultative meetings and regular feedback mechanisms
  • Supervise the software development team to ensure adherence to project goals and timeline and be accountable for the interaction between the software developers and the adolescent mothers advisory committee
  • Participate in the development of content for the blended intervention through an iterative process combining direct input from adolescent refugee mothers.
  • Co-develop and participate in a mentor training program/manual to support adolescent mothers on early identification of mental health problems and protective strategies
  • Monitor for, report, and respond to threats to project completion

    Pilot Testing
  • Recruit adolescent girls to participate in pilot testing of the intervention
  • Collect data to measure the impact of the project
  • Monitor
    the implementation of mentorship project
  • Ensure appropriate linkages are made for participants needing counseling services.
  • Produce accurate, detailed and timely reports highlighting objectives, achievements and impact on project activities.

    Minimum Qualifications
  • Education: Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences and Development Studies.
  • Master’s degree is preferred
  • Job Experience: Minimum of 7 years of experience in the humanitarian sector, with a least 3 years in a management role, managing projects in the humanitarian sector, including 2 years in managing projects with adolescent girls
  • Ideal candidate should have familiarity with adolescent and maternal mental health and the complexities of working on these issues with a refugee population
  • Experience in research design and statistical analysis would be an added advantage; familiarity with SPSS
  • Experience in digital interventions, IT, or app development and management would be an added advantage
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Excellent knowledge of English and Kiswahili
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to take up multiple roles with minimum supervision and short deadlines

    How to Apply
  • Please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae indication your current and expected salary to the email address;recruitment.kenya@hias.org.
  • In addition, Indicate Vacancy Notice No HRTK/KEN/PM/02/19in the subject line. Applications not bearing the requirements highlighted in this advert will not be considered
  • Important: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Closing Date: 26th February 2019

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