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;
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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