Project Manager-Landmark Project on OPC
Job TypeFull Time
Job FieldProject Management
We are seeking high calibre, self – motivated and dedicated applicant to fill the position of Project Manager – Landmark project on Ol Pejeta, to plan and oversee the renovation of a landmark property on Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Laikipia. This position will be on a fixed term from 1st February 2021 to 31st October 2021 and will be based at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia, Kenya.
Under the supervision of the project steering committee the applicant will plan and oversee the renovation of a landmark property on Ol Pejeta. This role is responsible for hiring subcontractors and working with engineers,architects and designers as needed, and keeping track of contracts, timelines, budgets, safety and quality while providing progress reports to key internal and external stakeholders.
Full Job Description
- BSc/BA degree in Architecture, Building Science, Engineering, Construction Management, or another related field
- PMP or an equivalent certification would be considered an asset
- Extensive previous work experience managing budgets for construction/renovation projects
- Excellent knowledge of construction materials and equipment
- Previous knowledge in construction management processes
- Highly organized with the ability to plan ahead and multitask in order to meet deadlines and keep projects under budget.
- Must be able to work under constant deadline pressure and manage the project.
- Familiar with construction and project management software programs
- Excellent knowledge of relevant rules and regulations as well as quality standards and human resources
- Conflict resolution and conflict management experience
- Excellent time management ability
- Able to multitask with a strong understanding of core manager duties
- Excellent communication skills and interpersonal abilities, including negotiation skills
MODE OF APPLICATION
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Applications, consisting of covering letter explaining why you feel you should be considered for this post, a full CV and contact details for two referees. Please note, only applications that total no more than five pages in length for the CV and cover letter together will be considered. The closing date for applications is Friday, 22nd January 2021
About Ol Pejeta Conservancy (OPC)
Ol Pejeta is the largest black rhino sanctuary in east Africa, and home to three of the world’s last remaining northern white rhino. It is the only place in Kenya to see chimpanzees, in a Sanctuary established to rehabilitate animals rescued from the black market. It has some of the highest predator densities in Kenya, and still manages a very successful livestock programme. Ol Pejeta also seeks to support the people living around its borders, to ensure wildlife conservation translates to better education, healthcare and infrastructure for the next generation of wildlife guardians. In 2004, the ranch was purchased by the U.K.-based conservation organisation, Fauna &Flora International (FFI), with the financial backing of the Arcus Foundation, a private international philanthropic organisation founded by Jon Stryker. The land purchase was wholly funded by a $15 million donation from the Arcus Foundation, which worked in tandem with FFI and the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy to secure the 90,000 acres of open Savannah grassland and convert it to a national land trust. The conservation of the natural habitat, located in Kenya’s Laikipia Plateau, ensured the protection of existing rhino, elephant, and other wildlife populations in addition to captive chimpanzees living in a 300-acre sanctuary. The Arcus Foundation also gave $12 million to fund capital and institutional development costs at the conservancy. That initial injection of funding allowed Ol Pejeta Conservancy to fulfill its business model as a Kenyan-owned operation benefiting local community development and economic growth in addition to its impact on conservation. Today, the Arcus Foundation continues to support the conservancy through its membership on the Board of Trustees and the funding of various initiatives. In 2014, Ol Pejeta achieved IUCN Green List status, one of only two conservancies in Africa to be awarded this. IUCN Green Listing aims to define excellence in managing valuable natural areas. We have also been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence three years running - a testament to the incredible experiences treasured by all who visit Ol Pejeta. In 2015, we published our 2020 Management Plan - which was developed by our staff in consultation with a range of stakeholders, and sets out our vision for the years leading up to 2020, outlining the major projects that will help us to deliver our vision. We want to become an innovative and sustainable model that conserves biodiversity (particularly endangered species) and contributes to economic growth and the improvement of the livelihoods of rural communities.