LVCT Health Health Systems Research Project Manager Jobs in Kenya

LVCT Health Health Systems Research Project Manager Jobs in Kenya

Job Purpose

  • The Project Manager will work with the Principal Investigator, Research Manager and the research team to ensure the delivery of research objectives and provide operational and management support to the consortium research projects. The Programme Manager will be responsible for the programme and financial management of Health Systems Research Consortium Projects that will be implemented in Kenya, led by LVCT Health in Collaboration with other partners based in Kenya, Bangladesh and the United Kingdom (UK). As well as overseeing the programme and financial management of these research grants. The Project Manager will be responsible for coordinating partner and implementer meetings, reporting to the funder and monitoring key performance indicators.

    Key Responsibilities

    Programme and Financial Management

  • Responsible for the overview and monitoring of the budget and report on expenditure for health systems research grants
  • Track and manage timely drafting and submission of all reporting commitments to the funders, e.g., ensure annual narrative and financial reporting requirements are met in line with the contract’s requirements and to the highest standard.
  • Establish and maintain relevant documentation systems for all project work packages.
  • Track and manage health systems research outputs and deliverables
  • Working with the health systems research PI, develop strategic and operational plans to track and evaluate health systems research progress
  • Develop effective relationships with LVCT Health and partners finance, grants and contracts teams to budget forecast and amend sub-contracts as necessary.
  • Have a clear knowledge of partner project aims and objectives and how these are to be measured
  • Monitor and manage financial reporting of partners and review the quarterly financial reports to ensure expenditure is on track
  • Oversee and coordinate the completion of progress narrative and financial reports as required
  • Manage progress against work plans, troubleshooting issues as they arise
  • Manage consultant contract and performance
  • Work proactively with the health systems research team and undertake any other duties of a reasonable nature necessary for the management of the health systems research consortia.

    Strategic roles

  • Implement robust and transparent governance structures for the health systems research projects, ensuring they are aligned with the requirements of the funders.
  • Monitor annual work plans to ensure deliverables are delivered on time.
  • Strengthen coordination and liaison with internal and external partners.


  • Work with different health system teams on communications for social media platforms and website
  • Develop and manage effective relationships and communication pathways with LVCT Health Finance and Research teams.


  • Promote equality of opportunity and inclusive practice in all aspects of work undertaken
  • Act in a manner
    that safeguards children and/ or vulnerable adults as applicable to the role
  • Any other duties commensurate with the grade and nature of the role.COMPETENCY CRITERIA

    Qualifications, Training & Knowledge

  • Advanced qualifications in Project Management (e.g. MBA in Project Management). Certification in Project Management will be an added advantage
  • Financial management training or equivalent professional experience
  • Proven commitment to continuous professional development
  • Understanding of the financial and administrative systems that operate in anorganisation like LVCT Health
  • Knowledge of the health system environment, nationally and internationally, and the associated challenges


  • Proven experience of the management of complex project grants with multiple required outputs.
  • Proven experience of the financial management of projects with significant budgets
  • Experience of establishing partnerships and networks
  • Experience of mentoring and influencing peers positively
  • Experience of identifying opportunities for future funding

    Skills & Behaviours

  • Knowledge and behaviours that support equality, diversity and inclusive practice
  • Knowledge and behaviours that support safeguarding as applicable to the role
  • Ability to understand key programme objectives, and ensure these are applied appropriately to all activities
  • Excellent computer skills relevant to programme management e.g., report writing, M&E database management, etc
  • Excellent planning and administrative skills
  • Excellent financial management skills, with the ability to manage the project within allocated
  • budgets, as well as plan and forecast budgets and activities
  • Excellent people management skills
  • Excellent communication skills suitable for the management of, and liaison with, a multidisciplinary, multi-cultural and multinational team
  • Ability to perform role in a manner that is diplomatic yet firm, decisive and
  • Flexible approach to work, with a willingness to engage in activities outside of direct skill set
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate the ability to be able to lead others
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build effective working relationships with people at all levels and across cultures

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit their letters of application, curriculum vitae along with contacts of three referees, salary history and expectations to Clearly indicate the position applied for, reference number in the subject line. Applications should reach us NOT later than August 12, 2022

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