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Job Summary

ISF is now seeking a Project Manager to lead the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the project, and to supervise the project team consisting of a Communications Coordinator and a Finance Officer.

  • Minimum Qualification: Unspecified
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

Muungano Gender Forum is a multisectoral platform for promoting women’s rights in Kisii and Nyamira counties. The project is implemented by International Solidarity Foundation (ISF) since 2018, and the current 4-year project phase lasts till end-2025. The project organizes grassroots discussion forums to address gender equality and cooperates with County Governments to enhance coordination among state and non-state actors in effectively addressing gender inequality and social exclusion of women.

ISF is now seeking a Project Manager to lead the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the project, and to supervise the project team consisting of a Communications Coordinator and a Finance Officer.


Main duties of the Project Manager:


Planning

  • Preparing long term project plan and  detailed annual and quarterly budgets and workplans.
  • Defining project objectives, project scope, roles & responsibilities for MGF team.
  • Support project planning at the country level including monitoring plan.
  • Map and analyze other similar gender forums/networks/platforms in Kenya for benchmarking. 
  • Map and build rapport with relevant stakeholders in public, private and civil society sectors that have ongoing and/or potential programmes in promotion of gender equality in the target counties.


Implementing:

  • Design and coordinate the weekly forums in Kisii and Nyamira Counties.  
  • Coordinate with line ministries quarterly county coordination meetings with relevant CSO's.
  • Tracking costs to deliver project on budget.
  • Tracking project monitoring plan to ensure objectives are met.
  • Managing and adjusting for any changes in project scope, schedule and / or budget.
  • Identify and mitigate risks which may impact successful delivery of projects.
  • Managing the relationship and communication with community members, ISF partners and relevant stakeholders
  • Follow up on key points from the forums to County governments and its responsible persons, as well as other key stakeholders.
  • Prepare, send invitation letters, and follow up with relevant partners to participate in the Muungano Gender Forum in Kisii and Nyamira.
  • Map and build rapport with relevant stakeholders in public, private and civil society sectors that have ongoing and/or potential programmes in promotion of gender equality in the target counties.


Monitoring and evaluation

  • Identify project shortcomings and plan for interventions.
  • Analyze periodic monitoring results and report to Country Director any problems in the project performance.
  • Support and implement project internal and external evaluations.


Reporting

  • Prepare annual and quarterly activity and finance reports 
  • Prepare quarterly project performance reports for presenting to the steering committee.
  • Prepare weekly forum reports and quarterly country coordination reports for the project.

Other duties

  • Working with service provider e.g. the panelists, theatre group to ensure the community is informed with relevant messages. 
  • Coordinate with service providers to ensure quality and timely delivery of services. 
  • Regularly share information in relation to the project with the communications Coordinator for the website and social media to showcase activities, key results, and achievements.  
  • Supervise project staff and provide leadership to the team 
  • Any other tasks requested by the Supervisor. 

 

Required skills and experience

Education:

  • Appropriate University Degree in the fields of gender studies, community development, social sciences etc. 

Professional experience: 

  • At least 3 years’ experience in implementing gender programmes, preferably in the grassroots.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in project management including planning, implementation, monitoring, and reporting      
  • Experience in community mobilization and working with communities
  • Knowledge of relevant national and local policies, actors and networks in the developing countries.
  • Ability to facilitate joint meetings and workshops.
  • Ability to lead a small team, work independently and influence others.
  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • Good skills in Office software packages, especially Microsoft Office.

Language Requirements:

  • Excellent written and oral English and working language of the implementing county.

Travel: 

  • The selected person is expected to regularly travel inside Kenya, mostly in Kisii and Nyamira.


Apply latest on March, 10, 2024. More information and instructions on how to apply in the LAURA system.


Click this link to submit your application 

https://solidaarisuus.fi/en/open-vacancy-project-manager-for-muungano-gender-forum/

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