Saferworld Project Manager Jobs in Kenya
Saferworld Project Manager Jobs in Kenya Job DescriptionJob Title
: Project ManagerLocation
: Nairobi, KenyaReporting to
: Country Manager
Management responsibility Line Manages the Project OfficerKey Relationships
: Kenya Programme team, Finance and Admin Manager, Project Managers and
MEL CoordinatorType of position
: A competitive INGO salary will be offeredContract terms and hours
: Fixed term contract until September 2021 with the possibility of extension
dependent on funding. The standard working week is 37.5 hoursRoles and responsibilities:1: Strategy and programme development Assist in developing Saferworld’s country strategy with regular analysis of political and security
developments in specified countries and themes, especially those related to peace and cohesion.
Inform and advance the development and implementation of Kenya strategy to build peace and
prevent conflict, reflecting on themes such as community security, police reform and broader
security and justice sector development, and the sustainable development goals (SDGs).
Contribute to the development of our position in support of a more sensitive and effective
international response to conflict in the country and region.
Help develop Saferworld’s existing programme of work and identify related areas (thematically and
geographically) for new programme development, particularly on youth.
Contribute to lesson-learning within the Central Asia programme and across the organisation.
2: Programme implementation
Ensure that all managed projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within approved budgets.
Manage all project components in accordance with the project proposals and approved workplans,
Organising dialogue meetings, workshops, seminars and other activities with government
representatives, civil society and international organisations;
conducting research in collaboration with Saferworld colleagues and/or local partners;
Analysing data and drafting research reports and policy and thematic briefings when
Promoting community initiatives to enhance local safety and security, and the delivery of
people-focussed services to address peace and security issues
Promoting local government or civil society focused initiatives to address youth
participation in decision-making processes and inclusion of all groups of the
Increase the awareness of donors and governmental actors regarding the development and
implementation of conflict-sensitive programming and policies towards youth;
Actively assist and contribute to monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) processes, including
outcome harvesting, and ensure lessons feed into further project planning and adaptation.
3: Partnership development
Work closely with existing partners and establish good working relations with the new ones.
Contribute to identification of the capacity gaps and requirements of communities, civil society
organisations (CSOs), relevant state agencies and government departments in relation to the
prevention of violent conflict and promotion of tolerance, diversity and inclusion
Contribute to the development of relations with Saferworld’s partners and enhance the capacity of
civil society and partner organisations through:
Development of understanding and capacity to implement community safety and other
conflict prevention activities;
Assistance in the design and delivery of training and other support activities at official civil
society and community levels;
Undertake and analyse the results of periodic conflict analyses and feeding them into
project planning and adaptation.
Support partner organisations to contribute to project implementation, MEL and the production of
narrative reports for donors.
4. People management
Line manage respective project team members; manage external consultants, as needed.
Contribute to maintaining effective and appropriate staff and external recruitment processes and
Ensure the effective implementation of performance management and learning and development
plans for line-managed staff.
Ensure compliance with organisational HR policies and national requirements.
Ensure that project staff and partners comply with safety and security provisions and safeguarding
policies at the field level
5. Communications and advocacy
Help identify opportunities and develop relationships for promoting peace and security in the
country and develop appropriate strategies – in cooperation with local partners and other local and
Monitor and analyse official and public debates on issues relevant to Saferworld’s work in Kenya
and identify opportunities for Saferworld to provide input into the policy debate in the country,
particularly on peace and cohesion.
Represent Saferworld at meetings, seminars, and other events related to the managed projects and
where necessary, wider country programme.
6: Funding, budgets and administration
Support the identification of funding opportunities and establishment/maintenance of relevant
Draft project donor and other reports as necessary.
As the project budget-holder, monitor project expenditure and manage project budgets
Prepare budget forecasts for ongoing projects and funding proposals.
Support fundraising by contributing to proposal development.
Together with the Country Manager, monitor and mitigate project risks to Saferworld and partner
project staff safety and security and contribute to the development and implementation of safety
and security policies and procedures.
Key working relationships
Regional colleagues and relevant London-based staff – contributing to the development of a learning
strategy which captures the outcomes of Saferworld’s work, along with the learning it generates in order
to enable our programming to respond to changes as they arise;
Colleagues in the finance team both in country and at HQ – working collaboratively on budgeting,
compliance and financial reporting
Colleagues in the funding team – working collaboratively on project proposals and programme
Partners and other external stakeholders including donors – networking, sharing information,
collaborative working as appropriate
Scope and accountability
Decision making and limits of
The project manager is responsible for leading and motivating the
programme team in collaboration with the Country Manager. S/he leads on
programme design and implementation and ensures continuing relevance to
Saferworld’s strategic priorities.
Financial resources Fully accountable for a programme budget – ultimate responsibility lies with
the Country Manager
Other resources N/A
People management 1 staff member
Legal, regulatory and
Ensure compliance with Saferworld’s and donor financial processes and
Knowledge, qualifications and experience
Master’s degree in social sciences or related area of studies or equivalent work experience
A good understanding of inter-ethnic, community security/peace and conflict prevention issues
A strong understanding of peacebuilding and conflict prevention, conflict and gender sensitivity and
relevant work experience in supporting community-based initiatives aimed at dialogue and
Good knowledge and understanding of the local context and sensitivities
Work experience of dialogue facilitation across ethnic, rural-urban, religious and regional divides
A good understanding of youth-related issues, including knowledge of youth policies, international
frameworks and practices, in Kenya
Experience in managing USAID funded projects
Experience in building young people’s skills and experience in democratic practice and in
undertaking participatory research on root causes of violence among youth and ways to address
them collaboratively, and in partnership with communities and local authorities
Skills and abilities
Good communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to work in a non-partisan manner,
appreciating cultural and ethnic diversity
Ability to work on his/her own, but also with a proven track record of working effectively as part of
Fluency in written and spoken English and Swahiili
Enthusiasm to learn and apply new knowledge and skills
Commitment to and compliance with Saferworld’s safeguarding principles
Commitment to respect and value equality and diversity, and understanding of how this applies to own
area of work
Commitment to own continuing personal and professional development
Commitment to the vision, mission and values of Saferworld
The position is based in Nairobi with a substantial amount of time traveling to project locations.
5 Kenya Project Manager (October 2019)
Terms and Conditions
Remuneration: A competitive INGO salary will be offered
Leave Entitlement: 28 days holiday a year (Jan-Dec) in addition to relevant public holidays
Hours: Standard working week is 37.5.
Benefits: Medical and Life insurance.
Probation- There will be a probationary period of three months
To apply: Download and complete an application form at http://www.saferworld.org.uk/jobs/jobs and send to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use subject heading: Ref PM Kenya
Deadline for applications: 06 November 2019
We will only accept completed application forms so please do not send your CV
Saferworld Project Manager Jobs in Kenya
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