Saferworld Project Manager Jobs in Kenya

Saferworld Project Manager Jobs in Kenya

Job Description

Job Title: Project Manager

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Reporting to: Country Manager
Management responsibility Line Manages the Project Officer

Key Relationships: Kenya Programme team, Finance and Admin Manager, Project Managers and
MEL Coordinator

Type of position: National

Salary: A competitive INGO salary will be offered

Contract terms and hours: Fixed term contract until September 2021 with the possibility of extension
dependent on funding. The standard working week is 37.5 hours

Roles 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
    adequate induction.
  • 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
    international actors.
  • 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
    donor relations.
  • 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
    compliance responsibility
  • Ensure compliance with Saferworld’s and donor financial processes and

    Person specification

    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
    a team
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Swahiili
  • Enthusiasm to learn and apply new knowledge and skills

    Personal qualities

  • 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

    Other requirements

  • 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

    Application process

    To apply: Download and complete an application form at and send to 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

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