I Choose Life - Africa Health Project Manager Jobs in Kenya

I Choose Life - Africa Health Project Manager Jobs in Kenya


  • I Choose Life - Africa (ICL) is a leading youth focused Non-Governmental Organizations that has significantly contributed to the realization of socio-economic development and empowerment of individuals bringing about transformative change across communities in Kenya.

  • The organization has over 14 years’ experience implementing evidence-based adolescents and youth programs in over 345 institutions of learning (Primary, Secondary and Higher learning institutions) across 23 Counties in Kenya.

  • ICL aims at contributing towards improved life opportunities of adolescent and youth aged 10-24 using a holistic transformational model.

    Job Purpose

  • The incumbent will provide oversight to the overall design, implementation, financial management and monitoring & evaluation of the Health & Nutrition program activities and its grant components.

  • In addition, they will lead the Regional Teams in responding to Calls for Proposals (CfPs) in line with ICL strategic and sustainability plans.

  • Further support counties in the actualization of their county strategic plans aligned to Vision 2030.

    Key Responsibilities

    Project Design and Resource Mobilization for Sustainability

  • In line with the strategic plan, provide leadership lead in resource mobilization through participation in proposal development with other program staff

  • Design, implement and evaluate projects with sustainability at the core

  • Document lessons learnt, best practices, innovative strategies in health and nutrition in consultation with key partners

  • Incorporate the lessons learnt, best practices and strategies in the design of new programs

  • Document gaps in health and nutrition among target population to inform program designs

  • Support the research agenda of the organization with a focus on health and nutrition

    Project Planning, Inception and Implementation (Risk, Procurement, Communication,Quality, Cost and Time Management)

  • Prepare inception documents in line with the project management cycle, policies and guidelines

  • Coordinate the project planning process including creating Project, Resource, Financial, Quality, Risk and Reporting plans in a project inception file.

  • Develop quality project management plans to ensure the project meets the intended objectives.

  • Ensure timely execution of project deliverables in line with the scope of work as outlined in the sub-agreement

  • Spearhead the assessment of risks and strategies to mitigate against potential occurrence of the risk(s) and communicate the same to the Programs Coordinator in good time.

  • Institute proper procurement planning through source selection, contract administration and close out in line with ICL procurement policies and procedures.

  • Ensure effective and optimal utilization of project resources including budget control and value for money

  • Manage information and relations with key stakeholders in the best interest of the program beneficiaries. In consultation with key stakeholders, plan for the implementation of new programs

  • Spearhead the implement the integrated plans with Counties and regions for resource optimization

    Program Finance, Monitoring, Evaluation & Control

  • Take responsibility for the Health & Nutrition Programs budget in line with ICL policies and donor regulations.

  • Participate in reviewing the goals and objectives as set out in the
    scope of work.

  • Work with Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) officer to compile reports (narrative and data) and submit them to the MEL Manager as per the set deadlines.

  • In accordance with donor requirements, create or maintain procedures for capturing and reporting monthly, quarterly and annual project technical and financial reports.

  • Any other duties and responsibilities in line with Health & Nutrition programs Management

    Strategic Engagement and Communication

  • Act as the organization liaison on Health and Nutrition with Government representatives, Universities, County health leads, donor representatives and peer organizations with a focus on A&YSRH, HIV/AIDS, OVC, MNCHN among others

  • Forge partnerships for resource mobilization through joint proposal writing, collaboration and leveraging on existing resources

  • Spearhead dissemination of organizational research in health & nutrition

  • Support Counties in the implementation of their CIDPs with a focus on Health & Nutrition

    Staff Management

  • Participate in the recruitment, induction and deployment of the health project staff in line with ICL HR policies.

  • Manage the performance of reportees in line with ICL policies Liaise with HR in staff coaching and capacity development

    Education and Training

  • The ideal candidate Must have a Master’s in Public Health and a Bachelor of Science in Medicine

  • Additional Professional qualifications in project management, leadership & management, organizational development, monitoring & evaluation or strategic planning will be an added advantage

    Experience, Skills and Abilities

  • Minimum 5 years hands on experience in project management related to PEPFAR funded, adolescent & Youth focused SRH, HIV/AIDS and OVC programs, 3 of which should be in a managerial capacity

  • S/He should also have experience in capacity building, operations research, monitoring and evaluation, budget management and people management skills

  • Ability to work with a team, foster a team approach and incorporate capacity building activities into the program

  • Computer literate with an ability to analyze and utilize program development gaps for decision making

  • Excellent organizational skills, analytical and report writing skills

  • Demonstrated ability to develop institutional partnerships and build networks Be an excellent communicator, team player and willingness to work in a multi – sectoral team setting

    How to Apply

  • Please send your cv and cover letter to

  • hr@ichooselife.or.ke , cc okwero@ichooselife.or.ke quoting your current and expected salary to reach us on or before Thursday 16th January 2020.

  • The subject line of your application should be ‘Health Programs Manager’.

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

  • I Choose Life - Africa is an equal opportunity employer

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