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Post: Project Manager/Coordinator
Terms of Service: Two (2) Year Contract subject to satisfactory performance and delivery of targets and outcomes The remuneration attached to this position will be a gross taxable monthly Ksh. 300,000 payables as follows:
Monthly Basic Salary: Ksh. 200,000
Monthly Allowances: Ksh. 100,000
At the end of your contract term, you shall be entitled to a gratuity payment calculated at the rate of 31% of your monthly salary for the total number of months worked.
a) The specific responsibilities will include the following: –
The Technical Coordinator will be responsible for the overall management of the Project, including the mobilization of all project inputs, supervision over project staff, consultants and sub-contractors. The Technical Coordinator will perform a liaison role with the government, UNDP and other UN agencies, CSOs and project partners, and maintain close collaboration with other donor agencies providing co-financing. The Technical Coordinator will work closely with the Project partners in the Tsavo and Maasai Mara Ecosystem, respectively.
Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail: –
- Provide technical advice to ensure that the Project leads to the intended outcomes
- Plan the activities of the project and monitor progress against the approved work plan.
- Supervise and coordinate the production of project outputs, as per the project document in a timely and high quality fashion.
- Coordinate all project inputs and ensure that they adhere to UNDP procedures for nationally executed projects.
- Supervise and coordinate the work of all project staff, consultants and sub-contractors ensuring timing and quality of outputs.
- Coordinate Project inputs to support the Working Committee for the development of the Wildlife Strategy to lead the participatory process with all interested stakeholders in discussions and the development of the Anti-Poaching Strategy document.
- Strengthen national, inter-agency coordination and vertical coordination (national – local)
- Facilitate agency inputs to training programmes
- Coordinate the recruitment and selection of project personnel, consultants and sub-contracts, including drafting terms of reference and work specifications and overseeing all contractors’ work.
- Develop a pilot MAU process on the Kenya-Tanzania border
- Facilitate Trans-frontier consultations, planning and drafting of international agreements between Kenya and Tanzania on the protection and management of the Maasai Mara – Serengeti and Tsavo-Mkomazi Trans-Frontier Conservation Areas (TFCAs),
- Manage requests for the provision of financial resources by UNDP, through advance of funds, direct payments, or reimbursement using the UNDP provided format.
- Prepare, revise and submit project work and financial plans, as required by Project Board and UNDP.
- Monitor financial resources and accounting to ensure accuracy and reliability of financial reports, submitted on a quarterly basis.
- Manage and monitor the project risks initially identified and submit new risks to the project board for consideration and decision on possible actions if required; update the status of these risks by maintaining the project risks log.
- Liaise with UNDP, Project Board, relevant government agencies, and all project partners, including donor organizations and CSOs for effective coordination of all project activities.
- Facilitate administrative support to subcontractors and training activities supported by the Project.
- Oversee and ensure timely submission of the Inception Report, Project Implementation Report, Technical reports, Quarterly financial reports, and other reports as may be required by UNDP, GEF and other oversight agencies.
- Disseminate project reports and respond to queries from concerned stakeholders.
- Report progress of project to the steering committees, and ensure the fulfilment of PSC directives.
- Share progress and results with the GWP.
- Oversee the exchange and sharing of experiences and lessons learned with relevant community based integrated conservation and development projects nationally and internationally.
- Assist community groups, municipalities, CSOs, staff, students and others with development of essential skills through training workshops and on the job training thereby increasing their institutional capabilities.
- Encourage staff, partners and consultants such that strategic, intentional and demonstrable efforts are made to actively include women in the project, including activity design and planning, budgeting, staff and consultant hiring, subcontracting, purchasing, formal community governance and advocacy, outreach to social organizations, training, participation in meetings; and access to program benefits.
- Assist and advise the Project Implementation Units responsible for activity implementation in the target sites.
- Carry out regular, announced and unannounced, inspections of all sites and the activities of the Project Implementation Units.
- Develop partnership agreements with other donors.
REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENTS
The successful candidate must meet the following requirements: –
- A master’s degree from a recognized University in any of the following areas: Natural Resources Management, Wildlife Management, Range Management, Environmental Sciences or any other approved equivalent qualifications; a PhD, degree will be an added advantage
- A bachelor’s degree from a recognized University in any of the in the above related fields.
- At least 10 years of professional experience in natural resource management (including wildlife conservation and law enforcement related to illegal trade in wildlife).
- At least 5 years of demonstrable project/programme management experience.
- At least 5 years of experience working with national or regional institutions that are concerned with natural resource and/or environmental management.
- Strong leadership, managerial and coordination skills, with a demonstrated ability to effectively coordinate the implementation of large multi-stakeholder projects, including financial and technical aspects.
- Ability to effectively manage technical and administrative teams, work with a wide range of stakeholders across various sectors and at all levels, to develop durable partnerships with collaborating agencies.
- Ability to administer budgets, train and work effectively with counterpart staff at all levels and with all groups involved in the project.
- Ability to coordinate and supervise multiple Project Implementation Units in their implementation of technical activities in partnership with a variety of sub-national stakeholder groups, including community and government.
- A good understanding of M&E procedures.
- Strong drafting, presentation and reporting skills.
- Strong communication skills, especially in timely and accurate responses to emails.
- Strong computer skills, in particular mastery of all applications of the MS Office package and internet search.
- Strong knowledge about the political and socio-economic context related to Kenya’s protected area system, biodiversity conservation and law enforcement at national and subnational levels.
- Excellent command of English, Swahili and other relevant local languages.
How to Apply
All Interested and qualified persons should submit their applications together with a detailed Curriculum Vitae, Copies of Academic and Professional Certificates, testimonials and National Identity cards in a sealed envelope, addressed to:
Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife,
State Department for Wildlife,
P.O. Box 41394-00100, Nairobi
Hand delivered to National Social Security Fund (NSSF) Building, 21st Floor Main Registry, on or before 24th August at 1600hrs.