Plan International Project Manager - Innovation Jobs in Kenya Jobs in Kenya

Plan International Project Manager - Innovation Jobs in Kenya Jobs in Kenya

Role Purpose

  • Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice.

  • We actively unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives.

  • We support children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future.

  • We place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind.

  • We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

  • Plan International has set a goal of reaching 100 million girls and to achieve this goal it will not be done through business as usual.

  • We are challenging ourselves to find new and impactful ways of tackling gender inequality and working with girls to find new ways to protect their rights.

  • This means new types of programming, new bold ways to influence those with power, and new business models for Plan International and the sector we have purposed to Innovate.

  • With Funding from Plan International Innovation fund, the main purpose of this position is to manage an innovative project working with young mothers in informal settlements with limited skills and education.

  • To unite them and make them into powerhouses to drive their own agenda to grow their income and take care of their children.

  • As project lead, the manager will provide oversight to the project, prepare reports to Global Hub and will be the link with other partners and other Plan Country offices.

    Dimensions of the Role

  • The Project Manager will report to the Area Manager and will ensure that project outcomes are realized through providing effective, timely and coordinated project management.

  • S/he will provide direct technical input in the implementation in accordance to Global Hub guidelines and standards.

  • Through the Innovation Fund, Plan Kenya received funding to prototype an 8-month project in Kayole working with young mothers working as domestic workers, and small-scale traders to help them enhance their financial skills by facilitating them join a cooperative group as a way to invest, save, and provide safe day care services for their young children.

  • During the prototype phase, the project seeks to learn and the success will pave for a pilot project based on the learnings and viability of the model proposed.

  • The project is Nairobi based with frequent travel to informal settlements of Kayole and Mathare.

  • The Project
    Manager will supervise a Project Assistant.


    Coordinate Project, design, planning & Implementation (30%)

  • Promote compliance to Global Hub requirements and regulations during implementation

  • Promote the realization of set targets quality outcomes.

  • Identify and manage project risks

  • Smoth efficient project performance and effective management of and communication with project team

    Budget Management (20%)

  • Monitor expenditures to promote prudent budget management and adherence to approved budget.

  • Preparation and submission of accurate and timely financial reports according to donor regulations

  • Develop project implementation plan and update project Budget

    Project Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Reporting (20%)

  • In liaison with M&E Hub coordinator, establish proper data management systems, monitor the progress of project implementation, and undertake corrective actions.

  • Develop quality and timely reports in accordance with Global Hub guidelines and procedures.

  • With support of M&E Hub Coordinator, enhance learning and knowledge management through documentation and profiling of Plan’s work.

  • Promote evidence based learning and programming.

    Build and maintain stakeholder relations (15%)

  • Participate in external meeting with partners and other stakeholders on project’s deliverables.

  • Promote sensitization of stakeholders and partners on Plan’s policies, strategies, procedures, values and behaviours.

  • Coordinate with other NGOs, local and private sector players working within the operational areas to expand opportunities for partnerships.

  • Promote active engagement and participation of communities in Project activities.

    Human Resources Management (10%)

  • Promote good team management in accordance to Plan purpose and values

  • Performance management of all direct reports

  • Coach and mentor direct reports to enhance thier skills for project delivery.

    Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Project Management, Development studies and related disciplines.

  • 3 years’ relevant experience.

  • Worked with community groups on economic empowerment such as VSLA

  • Strong mentoring skills

  • Good Interpersonal / Communication skills

  • Sound understanding of integrated development issues and rights based programming.

  • Willingness to sign and adhere to the Plan Safeguarding children and young people policy.


  • Analytical and report writing skills

  • Strategic planning skills

  • Results orientated

  • Relevant computer skills

  • Budget and Cost Control

  • Risk management

  • Monitoring and Evaluation skills

    How to Apply

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