Project Manager

Recruiter / Employer: Ol Pejeta Conservancy (OPC)
Contract: Contract / Casual
Salary: Confidential
Status: Expired

The Project Manager will be responsible for the overall delivery and management of the project titled: ‘Strengthening Laikipia Conservancies and Collaboration in Northern Kenya‘, ensuring the project is implemented and managed in line with the rules and requirements of the donor and those of Ol Pejeta. A core part of this role will be to contribute towards strengthening the capacity of the Laikipia Conservancies Association (LCA).  


  • Project planning and budget forecasting;
  • Effective implementation and monitoring;
  • Budget and variance management in collaboration with the Grants Finance Accountant;
  • Monitoring and evaluation;
  • Sub-award management;
  • Effective and efficient liaison and collaboration with key internal and external stakeholders, in particular, the LCA and other project sub-awardees;
  • Internal and external reporting including donor reporting;
  • Effective risk management and compliance;
  • Support LCA sustainability by contributing towards (i) the identification of new funding opportunities and (ii) the development and management of new funding proposals
  • Supporting the development of the LCA as outlined in an organizational strengthening plan. 


  • Bachelor’s degree or similar qualification in Conservation, Natural Resource Management or related discipline
  • A Masters degree is an advantage
  • Project management certification or equivalent qualification such as Prince 2 is an advantage
  • Experience working on projects addressing conflict mitigation through natural resource management is an advantage 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication with fluency in English, and verbal Swahili


  • You must have demonstratable experience in project management of complex multi-year, multi-sectoral grants from government donors such as USAID, EU or other major institutional donors, ideally gained while working for an NGO in Kenya. Experience managing USG funded projects strongly preferred
  • Experience managing sub-award grant agreements
  • Proven experience in conservation, capacity building and/or natural resource management
  • Experience in budget management
  • Experience in Protected Area management
  • Experience in building community relations and dealing with conflict
  • Well versed in conservation issues in Kenya’s Laikipia region
  • Fundraising and proposal development
  • Willingness to work in the field and operate in rural Laikipia (office is the landscape) and to help grow a young organization

    Method of Application

    Applications, consisting of a covering letter explaining why you feel you should be considered for this post, a full CV and contact details for three referees should be sent to [email protected].  

    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 Sunday, 7th November 2021.

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