1 month ago

Job Summary

The Project Management Associate will offer technical support and coordinate project implementation, while providing key interface between implementing partners, BrighterMonday Kenya and our funding partners.

  • Minimum Qualification:Bachelor
  • Experience Level:Mid level
  • Experience Length:5 years

Job Description/Requirements

Project: USAID
Location: Nairobi

General Summary and Background
BrighterMonday Kenya is Kenya’s leading online job-matching platform and career services company established with the aim of digitizing Human Resource services and transforming job matching in Kenya.  We use a bespoke mix of human and automated solutions to match employers with the best candidates, so they can hire the right fit faster. Currently, the firm has a database of over 1,200,000 professionals and 29,000 employers, successfully using the platform to get access to the right opportunities.

BrighterMonday Kenya has built capacity in development partnerships and successful implementation of impact projects. The company aims to apply seasoned expertise in the job market and skills development to deliver projects focusing on extensive and sustainable socio-economic impact especially amongst the youth and women. To support this goal, we seek a Marketing & Communications Specialist to support project messaging, awareness & reputation building for BrighterMonday Kenya’s impact projects

Our Vision
Africa’s solution to bridging the talent gap.

Reporting to    •    Partnerships Lead
Direct reports    •    None

What You'll be doing    
The Project Management Associate will offer technical support and coordinate project implementation, while providing key interface between implementing partners, BrighterMonday Kenya and our funding partners. S/he oversees and leads the projects teams in day-to-day project implementation, supports stakeholder engagement and contributes to partnership management. The Associate is responsible for managing and supervising the delivery of project milestones, in accordance with work plans, managing approved budgets as well as ensuring compliance according to laid down requirements.  

The Project Management Associate shall:-
•    Coordinate with the Partnerships Lead and the implementers in the delivery of the project’s activities and regularly review progress against key performance indicators; facilitate internal and external discussions regarding how best to increase measurable project outcomes
•    Provide leadership and guidance to project staff in the implementation of program activities, ensuring delivery within acceptable budget that all relevant policies and procedures are applied
•    Collaboratively develop, implement and monitor project work plans in conjunction with implementors and other project teams as well as identify and make recommendations to improve project work processes as applicable
•    Coordinating with cross-discipline team members to make sure that all implementation contributors are on track with their roles, project requirements, deadlines and schedules
•    Generate reports and provide project updates in a timely manner to inform the Partnerships Lead, implementors and other stakeholders about implementation approach, challenges, adjustments, and progress. This includes weekly, monthly and quarterly reports on all the key performance indicators to support results of procedures
•    Ensure project activities are delivered within acceptable budget thresholds, and in compliance with laid down requirements
•    Support development of the Project M& E framework and its implementation
•    Support coordination of field visits, and provide feedback as needed to internal and external stakeholders
•    Participate in networking events related to the project areas for sensitization, advocacy and identification of potential partnerships
•    Contribute to concept notes and proposal development for submission to prospective partners
•    Provide support as required to the administration of all project work and any other duties as might be assigned by the line manager

Experience    
•    Bachelor's degree in development studies, project management, business administration, strategic management, or any other related field; an MBA or related Master’s degree a plus
•    Minimum of 5 years project management experience, 3 years in the impact/ development space in a management capacity leading a team. Experience managing activities funded by international development agencies such as USAID, UK-AID, EU,  projects highly desired
•    Experience seeing projects through their full cycle
•    Good time management skills and the ability to juggle multiple tasks at once
•    Exceptional verbal and written communication skills for impressive presentations and effective report writing.
•    Proven ability to thrive in a dynamic, collaborative environment and to influence people without direct authority
•    PMP or any other project management certification not required but a plus as well as familiarity with project management software tools, methodologies, and best practices.
•    Strong interpersonal, leadership, strategic, analytical and problem-solving skills with ability to motivate project teams

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