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Full-time Project Manager

at Imarisha Naivasha in Naivasha

Project Manager at Imarisha Naivasha in Naivasha – Kenya Jobs, Careers and Vacancies

Imarisha Naivasha is a unique initiative of the Government of Kenya to tackle the degradation of the Naivasha catchment, situated in the Great Rift Valley, and put the environment and the local economy onto a sustainable footing. The Imarisha Naivasha Board was set up through a Gazette Notice No. 5368 of 20th May 2011. Specifically the Board is charged with the mandate of managing and coordinating a five-year Sustainable Development Action Plan (SDAP) that sets out four key areas of intervention. Imarisha, in partnership with WWF, has received financial assistance from the Dutch Government, through its Embassy in Nairobi, to undertake a four year programme of activities in support of the four outcomes of the SDAP, and in particular the outcome to strengthen the Imarisha secretariat.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Project Manager will be held accountable for:

  • Monitoring and evaluating the performance of stakeholders and consultants in the execution of the IWRAP.
  • Liaising with all stakeholders to ensure a thorough understanding of the Integrated Water Resources Action Plan (IWRAP) programme.
  • Attending regular meetings of the IWRAP Project Management Unit.
  • Providing reports and updates to the Imarisha CEO on the overall progress of IWRAP and performance against the programmes of development partners.
  • Monitoring and reporting activities of other development partners engaged in parallel activities associated with the SDAP.
  • Ensuring full compliance with the existing GoK sustainable development policies and guidelines and conditions set by the supporting development partners.
  • When required, under the direction of the CEO, representing Imarisha in local stakeholder forums to ensure a wider understanding of the role of Imarisha.
  • Advising the CEO of potential conflicts, cost increases and time over runs in the execution of the IWRAP and parallel SDAP activities.
  • Identifying, monitoring and responding to risks and challenges that might negatively affect the project implementation and contribute to resolving problems to ensure deliverables are achieved.
  • Collecting and maintaining relevant documentation and data from project monitoring and evaluation and compile project reports for the Imarisha board, partners and other stakeholders, to ensure effective communication and dissemination of all Imarisha activities.

Qualification and Experience

  • We are seeking an exceptional individual who is looking to grow his/her career and personal development in the not-for- profit environmental and sustainable development sector.
  • The successful candidate will have at least ten (10) years working experience in the management of multi-disciplinary projects/programmes, and;
  • A first degree in environmental science or similar and Master’s degree in project management with an emphasis on the natural resources management.
  • Project/programme implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting
  • Effective management in a multi stakeholder environment
  • Restoration and rehabilitation of degraded ecosystems
  • An understanding of integrated watershed planning and management
  • Good experience of managing budgets and exercising and cost control and an understanding of basic accounting principles
  • Good experience of writing progress and financial reports
  • Experience in dealing with various levels of government agencies.
  • Enthusiastic, pragmatic and energetic hands-on individual with an entrepreneurial spirit and a bias towards action and resolving issues quickly
  • Exceptional project management, consulting and facilitation skills
  • Excellent communication, influencing and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships, influence, motivate and encourage consensus amongst peers, employees and partners at all levels and of different cultures and capacities, to cause positive outcomes and produce high quality results.

Application procedures
If you are interested in the above positions and have the experience, qualities and talents we are looking for, we would like to hear from you.

Please forward your current resume and details of your current salary and benefits package together with a brief statement, no more than one page, setting out why you feel that you are suited for the position to for the position of CEO, for the position of Project Manager and for the position of ICT Manager before close of business on Sunday 25th August 2013.

Interviews for successful candidates will commence the week beginning 2nd September, 2013.

Competitive salary and benefits package will be offered for the positions in keeping with the approved scheme of service.

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