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    WeWorld – Project Manager, Kenya

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    Disponibilità: 1 febbraio 2016

    Scadenza: 06 gennaio 2016

    Location: Migori County, frequent missions inNairobi – Kenya
    Duration: 12 months
    Contract type: the contract type will be defined according to the Job Act update

    Working context
    WeWorld is been working in Kenya since 2010 with a main office in Nairobi and a sub-office in Kisii (Nyanza Province). The action of the Foundation is focused on assuring the right of children to a quality primary and pre-primary education though an holistic approach mainstreaming health and nutrition issues. Direct intervention as well as advocacy activities are implemented. The main area of intervention are Nyanza Province (Nyamira, Migori and Homa Bay County) and Rift Valley Province (Narok County).

    Scope of the job
    He/she will be in charge of the start-up and management of the EC co-funded project run by WeWorld (lead applicant). The action aims at empowering Migori County to address maternal and child malnutrition, through the facilitation of local political commitment and awareness raising, in the framework of an integrated behaviour change program on Nutrition (Education/Health/Food Security).

    He/she will report to the WeWorld Country Representative for the general management of the project and to the Country Finance and Administration Manager for all the financial and administrative-related issues.

    Main responsabilities

    1. Management of the Project Human resources
    Organization of the human resource selection
    Management and operational responsibility of the staff
    Management and facilitation of the handover in case of staff turnover
    Assessment of security measures implementation by the staff

    2. Management of project activity implementation
    Definition of the activities operational plan and chronogram, within agreed budget and other project documents
    Coordination of the activities implementation, according to the operational plan
    Planning of goods & services purchase and carrying out of expenditures in compliance with both EC and WeWorld procedures
    Supervision of logistics, including the management of project asset inventory
    Organization of the asset handover after closing the project
    Identification of possible budget and operational plan adjustments, and arrangement of the documentation required by the donor for approval
    Management of the operational and institutional relations with project partnering organizations and stakeholders as well as with the donor and relevant authorities

    3. Monitoring of project activities and expenditures
    Definition of the monitoring plan and specific tools to assess the progress of the project
    Monitoring of activities implementation and of results/objectives achievement through field visits, meetings with partners and stakeholders, data collection and analysis
    Filling in of financial tools, checking and integrating of the same, periodic analysis of the expenditures and re-planning

    4. Interim and final reporting
    Setting up and monitoring of periodic (monthly) internal reporting to be filled in by partner and project staff
    Drawing up of narrative and financial reports, interim and final (in collaboration with WeWorld local office and headquarters) to be sent to the donor in compliance with agreed procedures and time schedule.

    Qualification and experience
    University Degree or Master in Social Sciences (e.g. Development Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Human Rights) or Business & Administration or Engineering management)
    At least five (5) years of relevant overseas experience in management of projects funded by Institutional donors in International development projects
    Previous experience in civil society capacity building, and large and complex projects’ monitoring and evaluation
    Experience in development project in Kenya will be considered a plus when establishing the ranking
    Proved experience in managing projects co-funded by European Commission
    Proved experience in civil society capacity building and nutrition oriented project’s
    Experience in human resource management (recruiting, training and development)
    Capable of working in team and supporting the partners in all phases of the Project Cycle Management
    Willing to work in close cooperation with the partners, also through frequent and extended field visits
    Italian Mother tongue, Proficiency in English, both spoken and written
    MSOffice proficient user

    Excellent communication skills and sensitivity in dealing with partnering organizations, local authorities, institutional bodies and donors
    Very flexible, patient and with a positive attitude
    Dynamic and willing to take initiative to complete the assigned tasks
    Problem solving skills

    Apply enclosing:
    Updated curriculum vitae
    Cover Letter including the expected salary and benefit
    Specify three references, indicating telephone numbers and e-mail addresses

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    Only applications containing the consent to the processing of personal data under D.Lgs.196/2003 will be considered; incomplete applications will not be considered. Only selected candidates will be contacted. WeWorld is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.