Heifer International is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) whose mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the earth. We work with farmers and their communities to identify opportunities that deliver living incomes, creating solutions to local challenges that are designed to build inclusive, resilient economies. With Increased productivity of livestock and crops, farmers provide for their families and improve the health of their communities. Heifer
Heifer International is partnering with Cargill Inc. and the International Poultry Council in the implementation of the Transformational Strategies for Farm Output Risk Mitigation or âTRANSFORMâ in Kenya. TRANSFORM is a USAID-funded project and a critical part of the Health Security Program that seeks to advance market-driven animal health solutions to increase global health security and increase access to safe, affordable, animal-sourced nutrition while improving farm productivity and farmer incomes. TRANSFORM focuses on protecting human health by improving practices related to animal production through the mitigation of antimicrobial resistance and prevention of emerging infectious diseases (zoonotic and transboundary animal diseases-TADs) while improving farmer livelihoods in Kenya. Heifer is leading the deployment of biosecurity training to farmers and other value chain players through community agro-veterinary entrepreneurs (CAVEs) and farmer agrobusinesses; Social and Behavior Change awareness campaigns in biosecurity measures using different approaches; supporting farmer and value chain actorsâ access to finance and market linkages to input suppliers, off-takers, and other actors in the market system.
The Project Manager will be responsible for the successful implementation of the TRANSFORM project goal and objectives by providing leadership to the project team and partners to ensure high-quality programming in compliance with donor and Heifer regulations. S/he will ensure management of the project in line with the donor contract, scope, deliverables, and budget, and oversee coaching and performance management of project staff.
ESSENTIAL CHARACTER TRAITS
Heifer International Kenya is looking for a self-motivated, values and results-oriented leader of high integrity and accountability.
RESPONSIBILITIES & DELIVERABLES
A. Project management and program effectiveness (40%): Day-to-day management and implementation to ensure achievement of project objectives and outputs & activities.Provide overall leadership and management of the Project including technical, team, and operational. Collaborate with the project team and Signature Program Technical Lead and other function heads to develop annual workplans and budgets. Coach staff to assist them in carrying out their assignments to achieve individual and project targets and facilitate their performance management processes. Work closely with the Signature Program Technical Lead and other function heads in relevant departments to ensure timely review, submission, and dissemination of project information and reports.
B. Project planning, monitoring, and reportingEnsure compliance with donor requirements and Heiferâs internal policies and procedures. Accountable for quality and timely reporting, project reviews and documentation, and sharing of learnings. Responsible for Project documentation, audits, and global indicator monitoring and evaluation reports. Oversee regular documentation and dissemination of Project Success stories and lessons learned.
Â C. Stakeholderâs management (25 %)Build and manage relationships and represent the organization and the Project at the county and national levels. Maintain regular communication and engagement with the donor. Collaborate with relevant local, international, and private sector partners or stakeholders. Facilitate knowledge sharing through establishing strategies and creating appropriate forums for multi-stakeholder engagement and learning. Develop strategies for capturing and sharing Project knowledge with the donor. Develop the project exit strategy.
Â D. May perform other job-related duties as assigned (5%)Any other job-related tasks assigned by the line manager or Country Director
Most Critical Proficiencies
Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands
Heifer International is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
Deadline for Application: 25 September 2023Â
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