Project Manager Job Opportunity

Project Manager-ECCD ,Plan International
The project aims to improve child well-being (health, learning and protection/participation) in targeted vulnerable and marginalized communities through effective and holistic early childhood supports.
Dimensions of the Role
The Project Manager will report to the Program Manager Education.  S/he has oversight of all other contributing staff on this project(s).  S/he will uphold Plan Values, promote programme principals (transparency, gender equity and diversity), to enhance programme impact; and ensure modelling of Plan’s values among all project staff.  This position is primarily responsible for the project by ensuring successful initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring in a gender responsive fashion, controlling and closure of the project.  S/he will be accountable for project staff management, monitoring and evaluation, stakeholder and partner relationship management, designing and development of complimentary or new funding proposals and ensuring quality is delivered throughout the project life.
The Project Manager will be responsible for the management of Plan Kenya’s Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) projects.  S/he will have managed project budgets over and above USD2 million preferably across various implementation sites and have worked with partners. Please note this position will be available to be transferred or incorporate management of other projects as advised by senior management.
Educational Qualification and Experience
    Degree in education; community development and a post graduate course in project planning and management.
    7 years’ relevant experience in community development/child protection/ education/gender work, with minimum of 4 years at a supervisorial/managerial level.
    Thorough knowledge of programming processes, systems and principles, and the ability to provide leadership and support to staff working at community level.
    Sound understanding of integrated development issues and critical analysis of child poverty.
    A working knowledge on Gender Child Rights Analysis.
    Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges, opportunities and implications to community development.
    Demonstrated knowledge of strategic planning processes.
    Knowledge and experience in development and execution of participatory training.
    Knowledge of local language is desirable.
Physical Environment
Typical office environment with about 40% travel
Level of contact with children
High level: Frequent interaction with children .
Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.
References will be taken and background and Anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plan International’s Child Protection Policy.  Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all persons meeting the skills and experience required. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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