Plan international NGO Project Manager - Business Inclusion & Innovation Jobs

Plan international NGO Project Manager - Business Inclusion & Innovation Jobs


Plan International is an independent global child rights organization committed to supporting vulnerable and marginalized children and their communities to be free from poverty.

For over 80 years, we have supported girls and boys and their communities around the world to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights, free themselves from poverty and live positive fulfilling lives.

Plan International has been operating in Kenya since 1982 and to-date continues to work in 19 counties: Nairobi, Machakos, Kajiado, Tharaka Nithi, Siaya, Bungoma, Busia, Taita Taveta, Kilifi, Mombasa, Kwale, Vihiga, Kakamega, Lamu, Kisii, Migori, Homabay, Kisumu and Marsabit.

Role Profile

Title

  • Project Manager - Business Inclusion and Innovation

    Grade

  • Functional Area & Location

    Programmes - Nairobi

  • Date

    Reports to

  • Area Manager- CEN

    Duration

  • Three years fixed contract


    Role Purpose

  • The Innovating Pathways for Employment Inclusion (IPEI) programme aims to increase the wellbeing and inclusion of people with disabilities living in urban locations Kenya.
  • Led by Leonard Cheshire, the innovative programme will work with global, regional and national actors representing disabled people’s organisations, UN Agencies, World Bank, INGOs and academic institutions to support people with disabilities into waged employed.
  • The programme seeks to improve systems, policies and the enabling environment to overcome barriers to the meaningful inclusion of persons with disabilities in private sector employment, with a focus on developing and testing new approaches for disability inclusive employment.
  • Funded by UK Aid Connect, the programme consists of an eight-month co-creation phase where members of the consortium will conduct research and test approaches, followed by 3-year implementation period.
  • The position holder must be ready to adhere to Plan values and sign the child protection policy.


    Accountabilities

  • Technical quality assurance to project development and implementation
  • Realize 8-month Core Creation Phase deliverables:
  • Support to conduct stakeholder mapping of potential actors in the private sector, government, civil society and any other sector necessary to implement EPEI
  • Conduct a stakeholder engagement strategy on mapped out stakeholders and strategies to engage with them during project implementation.
  • Conduct a comprehensive gender-sensitive market analysis of the private sectors/ companies selected under stakeholder analysis.
  • Conduct an analysis of the respective barriers to waged employment for women and men with disabilities in urban settings, and their interests and skills needed.
  • Oversee & Coordinate Project Implementation
  • Provide timely technical project narrative and financial reports;
  • Ensure compliance with donor requirements and regulations.
  • Smooth/ efficient project performance and effective management of and communication with project team.

    Manage Project Resources

  • Monitor expenditures by interventions and ensure compliance with approved budget.
  • Review expenditure reports on a monthly basis.
  • Ensure timely Urban Project budget adjustments and revisions in compliance with donor regulations.
  • Ensure compliance with country office and donor policies, contracts, and agreements.

    Key relationships

  • Excellent working relationships will need to be built with the Director of Programmes and the team of technical advisors, Program Area Managers, Program Managers, and other members of the country management team and other relevant units within Plan International Kenya, National Organization counterparts.
  • The post holder will also be required to work closely with the grants department.

    Technical
    expertise, skills and knowledge


  • Relevant master’s degree in economics, gender, social sciences or international development
  • At least 5 years’ experience in programme development and/or management in the context of economic empowerment projects and programmes
  • Strong understanding of innovation in development and experience of designing and/or implementing innovative approaches
  • Strong understanding of testing and adaptation in development and experience of adapting and improving development interventions based on testing and learning
  • Excellent facilitation skills and demonstrable experience of designing and facilitating workshops and meetings with a broad range of stakeholders
  • Experience of working collaboratively with a variety of organisations (private sector, academia and NGOs)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in financial, budget and administrative management or related issues
  • Previous knowledge of what it takes to ensure equal partnerships with several CSOs

    Skills Specific to the Post

  • Strong writing and reporting writing skills
  • Competent research and analytical skills
  • Conceptual skills
  • Good Interpersonal / Communication skills
  • Results orientated
  • Good Leadership skills

    Plan International’s Values in Practice

  • We are open and accountable
  • Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  • Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  • Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  • Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
    Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people
  • We strive for lasting impact
  • Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  • Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  • Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  • Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

    We work well together

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

    We are inclusive and empowering

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

    Physical Environment

  • The position will be based in Nairobi with limited travel to the Mombasa and Kisumu.

    Level of contact with children

  • Low contact: No contact or very low frequency of interaction.

    How to apply

  • Interested candidates should apply online by 22nd October, 2018

  • For more information and job application details, see; Plan international NGO Project Manager - Business Inclusion & Innovation Jobs

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