Plan International COSME Project Senior Project Manager Jobs in Kenya

Plan International COSME Project Senior Project Manager Jobs in Kenya

Who We Are

Plan International is a rights-based development and humanitarian organization working for better lives for all children. We are independent of government and have no political or religious affiliation. Our purpose is to strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. Our global strategy has a specific focus on girls, as they are often the most marginalized and most often left behind.

About COSME Project

Plan International's Conservation and Sustainable Management of Coastal and Marine Ecosystems (COSME) project aims to significantly scale up Plan International Kenya’s current women-led, climate-resilient livelihoods and coastal management project in Kwale and Kilifi counties.

It takes an ecosystems-based approach in partnership with Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) Canada, COSME will also capitalize on opportunities for South-South learning by working between Kenya/Tanzania cross-border communities within the same marine coastal and coastal forest eco-regions.

Accountabilities and Main Work Activities

Technical Program Design, Planning and Implementation

  • Provide leadership in the project management, while ensuring application of technically sound project planning, implementation, profiling, monitoring and evaluation.

  • Provide skills, knowledge, and inputs necessary to enable local communities, especially women gain climate and risk-informed economic opportunities, restore and conserve the natural environment to reduce future climate risk and increase biodiversity for sustained ecosystem service.

  • Integrate gender equality and inclusion (GE&I) in project structures including mangrove conservation groups/Community Forest Associations/Seaweed farmers and other value chains operate on principles of equality and address stereotypes, power relationships and intersectional forms of exclusion.

  • Support community and partner initiatives that improve gender-responsive, child and youth-friendly governance for climate adaptation, resilience and biodiversity conservation.

  • Work with relevant ministries, departments, private sector, civil society and partners to achieve project objectives.

  • Ensure gender- transformative approaches are employed in the project to challenge power and gender inequalities that undermine responsive, locally-led climate change adaptation and biodiversity conservation.

  • Develop a program capacity building plan of action for partners, CBOs and Community Resource Persons as per context with specific focus on the key objectives.

  • Ensure timely and efficient expenditure at acceptable levels as per donor requirements

  • Providing strategic leadership and supporting collaborative partnership engagements within the COSME NbS focus areas across the 2 project counties.

  • Ensure effective and timely implementation of all levels of interventions and initiatives with communities and partners;

  • Monitor and support the timely and appropriate utilization of budgeted resources for all program interventions.

    Quality Assurance, Monitoring, Reporting & Documentation

  • Coordinate program assessments, planning, implementation, monitoring & evaluation, documentation and dissemination of promising practices

  • In collaboration with the MEAL team develop project monitoring and evaluation framework that ensures that the targets and project milestones are effectively tracked.

  • Coordinate joint monitoring visits with key partners to track and document program progress in the targeted counties.

  • Ensure the feedback from monitoring exercises feed into the working of environment technical working group within the program counties.

  • Support the development and submission of program reports and core documents as per donor standards and guidelines.

  • Support development of technical papers and or policy briefs on key issues for external engagement with decision makers.

  • Ensure correct and appropriate branding and media coverage at all times

    Donor Engagement, Partnership Management and networking

  • Facilitate effective donor engagement

  • Ensure collaborative roles and partnerships with key county partners, County Government, National Government line Ministries, KEMRI, KFS, KEFRI, Private sector, Community Based organizations, NGO, Learning Research institutions and any relevant authorities.

  • Gender and Youth integration in program activities through the implementation strategies.
    Develop working agreements / MOUs with partners as per need.

  • Strengthen advocacy on prioritization and increased resource allocation for climate
    change adaptation; NRM including mangrove restoration and conservation; Restorative aquaculture-seaweed farming; disaster risk management; sustainable agriculture and Renewable energy options related activities by county government and other CSOs.

  • Build capacity of community groups on advocacy to engage service providers and participate in forums to relating to conservation and sustainable management of coastal and marine ecosystems and related interventions.

    Financial Responsibility

  • The incumbent will have oversight of all financial aspects of the COSME project

  • The incumbent will act within the provided delegated authority for all financial related processes

  • S/he will track projects activity budgets during implementation phases, manage and report on any variances to the line manager and the Country Office Finance and Grants manager.

  • Ensure compliance with all donor requirements and contractual obligations.

  • Monitor expenditures to promote prudent Project budget management.

    Capacity Building and People Management

  • Lead the day to day running of the Project taking into consideration safety and security of the PU staff, leave and general welfare of all staff and liaise with the relevant offices for necessary support.

  • Provide strategic leadership that inspires the Project team towards the realization of Project purpose and goal.

  • Promote team cohesiveness and integration at the Project team level and interface with the rest of the existing Program Unit team.

  • Manage the performance, mentorship and coaching for all direct reports and dotted line reports

  • Liaise with HR for any staff development issues as per the training needs analysis for the PU

    Logistics Admin and Procurement Oversight

  • Support the development and usage of procurement plans in execution of project activities.

  • Oversight on asset, fleet, office and inventory management

  • In close collaboration with the Procurement, Administration and Logistics Officer, ensure smooth operations for effective and efficient implementation of the project.

  • Support procurement functions including engagement of service providers.

  • Development and submission of administration related reports.

    Risk Management

  • Provide leadership in risk mapping and documentation.

  • Consultatively with project team identify and put mitigation measures for project risks.

  • Continually monitor the risks environment and act as appropriate.

  • Ensure all Project staff understand Project risks and related responsibilities.

    Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge

    Qualifications/ experience essential:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science, Rangeland Management, Forestry, or Climate Change from a recognized University.

  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in implementing sustainable natural resource management programs; sustainable utilization and management of coastal and marine ecosystems and climate change adaptation in Kenya integrating sustainable livelihoods with demonstrable competencies in designing, planning, implementation, documenting and reporting

  • 3 Years in a leadership/managerial role

  • Technical knowledge in NRM, Agriculture/Food security, Climate change adaptation and Livelihoods.

  • The holder of this position must be a result orientated person.

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, networking and representation skills;

  • Proven leadership qualities, problem-solving and negotiation skills, and evidence of successful team player.

    Experience desired:

  • Applying a “three pronged” approach to gender and inclusion: policy dialogue; gender and inclusion mainstreaming; and targeted programming for girls and women.

  • Working with women and youth in livelihood programmes

  • Working with local partnerships in projects
    Application of Social Action Research and evidence-based policy advocacy.

    Languages required

  • High level English oral and written communication skills, including representation and liaison skills. Knowledge of Kiswahili is an added advantage

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Plan International COSME Project Senior Project Manager Jobs in Kenya

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