Project Manager

Requisition ID: req33309

Key Responsibilities Include

Program Management

Coordinate with the Project Director and ERD Coordinator in the implementation of a coherent livelihoods program for urban refugees and vulnerable residents in Nairobi metropolitan;
Provide leadership and guidance to the Re:Build project staff in the implementation of program activities, ensuring that all relevant policies and procedures are applied.
Strong collaboration with the Urban Program Support Coordinator to ensure smooth operations / logistics for program implementation.
Act as a strong liaison between project team and other departments (supply chain, Logistics, HR, admin & finance etc.) to ensure collaborative processes move smoothly and swiftly
Ensure that all interventions are implemented in a timely and professional manner, according to established objectives, goals and indicators and in line with donor requirements and client needs
Supervise and guide project teams in the development, implementation and monitoring of work plans, ensuring that activities reflect the commitments IRC made to the donor and the communities.
Ensure all implementation approaches employ a programming strategy that integrates across multiple sectors.
Identify partners for skills building and apprenticeships for clients and liaise with the urban program support coordinator, supply chain, safety and security and finance in signing service agreements
Coordinate and support of the Re:Build sub-grantees and other community based organizations
Coordinate the project team while identifying skill gaps for capacity building

Budget Management

Work closely with the Re:Build Regional Finance Manager in tracking the project expenses
Ensure all program activities are delivered within acceptable budget thresholds.
Contribute to the development of spending plans and track them against actual spending.
Lead and coordinate the iteration, revision and realignment of the project budget annually
Actively participate in Project Management Meetings and ensure resulting actions are followed up

Monitoring & Evaluation

In collaboration with the Re:Build M&E Coordinator and Senior Data and M&E officer, select and implement appropriate monitoring and evaluation systems, analyzing results to ensure and enhance program effectiveness and quality.
Take lead in ensuring the project staff is consistently using M&E data in programming and decision making.
Support the selection, set-up, and implementation of client feedback mechanisms and ensure that client feedback received is actioned appropriately.
S upport coordination of field monitoring visits and provide feedback/troubleshooting support on M&E

Reporting and Fundraising

Working closely with the Grants and Partnership Manager, participate in the development and timely submission of donor reports including reporting against the logical framework.
Participate in the iteration of the program design and responding to new funding opportunities,
Lead and coordinate the iteration, revision and realignment of the project budget annually.

Coordination & Representation

In coordination with the Re:Build Project Director, Advocacy Manager and Communication Manager, establish contacts with relevant international/local NGOs and line ministries in Kenya to support urban refugees
Regularly attend coordination meetings in Nairobi
Upon request by the Project Management Team, organize and facilitate field visits for stakeholders interested in Re:Build activities.
Coordinate with the Re:Build Project Director and UgandaRe:Build Project Manager to share lessons learned on Re:Build implementation/adaptations

Partner Management

In coordination with the Project Director, manage relationships with local partners, including community-based and refugee-led organizations and local governments
Coordinate with the ERD coordinator and Kenya Country Program partnership teams to identify and nature partnerships to support program implementation.
Liaise with research partners in planning and implementation of research studies and pilot implementation.


Bachelor’s Degree in international relations, economics, social science, human rights, urban planning or related field required.
Minimum of five years professional experience in economic or related programming, applying technical expertise in livelihoods and economic recovery.
Experience in organizing and planning multi stakeholder consultations/meetings/workshops
Experience implementing large and complex, multi-partner, multi-year international economic recovery and development projects
Experience in Cash and Voucher Assistance programming
Experience/knowledge in financial inclusion models for vulnerable populations
Exceptional project management skills, including development and tracking of workplans, budgets, and risk management plans
Strong relationship management skills and a sound understanding of major actors in the humanitarian and development space in Nairobi
Demonstrated ability to critically assess programmatic data and translate this into recommendations for actionable course corrections and design improvements
Professional fluency in written and spoken English and Swahili
Highly motivated, possesses strong sense of integrity and a positive attitude


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