Project Manager Vacancy at World Vision Kenya

  • Full Time
  • Eldoret

World Vision Kenya

Key Responsibilities:

Program Coordination and Management

  • Participate in the annual program planning and budget review processes as per ANCP/DFAT donor requirements.
  • Ensure that all FMNR initiatives within the 4 Counties of influence meet/exceed planned outcomes and comply with program guidelines and ANCP/DFAT requirements.
  • Provide technical support in the implementation of all Environment and Climate Change adaptation development activities in the 8 Area Programme sites.
  • Manage and coordinate the FMNR team, ensuring competent and motivated staff, and manage their performance, coaching, identifying learning and training needs, and opportunities.
  • Participate and coordinate quality review and capacity-building meetings of staff on NRM, including FMNR.
  • Integrate FMNR activities with those of the 8 Area Programs, ensuring cost-effective use of resources.
  • Mainstream FMNR concepts in 8 ADPs within WVK before Program phase out.
  • Support the development of training materials in line with the identified Program needs for staff, partners, and communities.
  • Facilitate dialogue and accountability forums with various stakeholders on livelihood issues.
  • Support the introduction of new and existing technologies and ensure FMNR-initiated interventions are sustainable.
  • Develop ToRs for Program baseline, mid-term, and end-line evaluations.
  • Provide leadership in transitioning CRIFSUP Phase I to Phase II, redesigning the Program structure and program implementation.
  • Ensure the right program staff are recruited, retained, and provided with intentional opportunities for mentoring and coaching for development.
  • Provide management support to supervisees and World Vision Kenya staff for continuous capacity building for competency development.
  • Assess and plan for staff capacities/competencies.
  • Engage appropriate Subject Matter Experts for identified training gaps and needs assessments.
  • Facilitate capacity building of staff on technical modules through training, workshops, On-the-Job Training, technical backstopping, etc.
  • Supervise and guide staff to ensure overall quality and comprehensive management of the technical program.
  • Provide technical leadership in the implementation of complementary models of interest to SO/ANCP, including GEDSI, iMSD, WEE, and Family Change Maker.

Partnership, Networking, and Resource Acquisition

  • Provide linkage and coordination as needed between FMNR Programs with SO with support from L&R NO staff.
  • Represent WVK in EARO and other Regional forums as approved by Associate Director for Livelihoods and Resilience.
  • Represent WV in Environment, NRM, Climate change forums in the Four Program counties.
  • Coordinate and Manage Relationships with credible research institutions to support research component in the Program under the agreed framework.
  • Participate in Nakuru, Baringo, Elgeyo-Marakwet, and West Pokot County Environmental Stakeholders Forums/Technical working groups.
  • Support WVK Program officers and Cluster Managers on engagement in relation to Environment and Climate change.
  • Participate in the coordination of FMNR vision trips within the targeted Program areas.
  • Increase the visibility of WVK and ANCP by maintaining active engagement and advocacy on FMNR and Cluster/County related matters.
  • Participate in the development of innovative FMNR, Climate Change Adaptation, and other Resilience Building concepts and proposals for fundraising.
  • Build and Maintain effective communications and pro-active relationships with partners at the counties, including visits by donors.
  • Collaborate with line ministries and departments in providing technical support and assistance to the program.
  • Support implementing staff to successfully engage with key internal and external stakeholders, including the private sector, community, religious leaders, and other civil society representatives.
  • Support timely development of funding proposals in line with donor requirements and WVK standards.
  • Participate in public forums and events as appropriate.

Compliance to Budget Utilization and Timely Implementation

  • Ensure operational standards of the Program are maintained in line with ANCP/DFAT requirements.
  • Provide leadership and Ensure timely and appropriate utilization of budgeted resources for all FMNR-related Program activities.
  • Ensure Program expenditure remains within acceptable levels and ANCP/DFAT compliances.
  • Ensure timely achievement of Program targets on a monthly basis.
  • Monitor budget utilization, generate quarterly procurement plans, track contracts, adhere to donor and grants contract agreements, asset management, team review meetings, and Risk Register as part of MMR.

Design, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Innovation

  • Ensure adherence to ANCP donor grant requirements during FMNR Program implementation and monitoring.
  • Submit relevant reports (weekly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual) in a timely manner and meet donor quality expectations.
  • Ensure all Program indicators are properly baselined, monitored, and evaluated as per the FMNR proposal and DIP.
  • Act on any recommendations from evaluations promptly.
  • Document and share best practices on livelihood mainstreaming and disseminate Program technical reports.
  • Facilitate community identification of issues, needs, assets, and resources in a participatory and inclusive way.
  • Develop and roll out community-based monitoring systems for key child well-being indicators and targets.
  • Plan tracking for key CWB indicators of strategic relevance from secondary and primary data.
  • Review the learning and monitoring reports and use them as the basis for the Program report.
  • Compile necessary monthly, quarterly, and annual reports for forwarding to the Regional manager and NO as advised.
  • Provide technical support in new innovations for the Program, including carbon credit.
  • Utilize planning guidelines for the CRIFSUP Program.
  • Ensure accurate and quality Annual Development Plan (AD Plan) and Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP) for the program are in place and utilized.
  • Collaborate with the CRIFSUP DMEAL Coordinator to support the program in measurements and assessments.
  • Coordinate with the CRIFSUP MEAL to ensure appropriate controls, monitoring, and evaluation tools are utilized.
  • Ensure the program achieves Child Well-Being Outcomes in line with the organization’s Ministry Framework and Development Approach.
  • Develop a monthly schedule for monitoring with communities and partners.
  • Ensure a community capacity building plan on monitoring is in place and utilized.
  • Participate in monthly data collection using standardized tools.
  • Generate quality Monthly Management Reports (MMR) informed by accurate analyzed data.
  • Develop context-specific electronic and live media communications on program activities.
  • Organize effective reflection and learning forums in the counties.
  • Build capacity for designing, monitoring, evaluating, and learning from market-based approaches.
  • Participate in quarterly monitoring visits to the field to review progress, gather stories of change, and identify and address strategic gaps.

Advocacy: Policy and Budget Influence

  • Develop and maintain close relationships with donors, Government, partners, and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Ensure that the Program and partners are actively represented in coordination structures.
  • Participate in conferences to share findings from the Program and support improved programmatic impact.
  • Engage in policy dialogues and identify synergies or opportunities to advance project objectives.
  • Maintain clear, regular, and effective lines of communication with other Partners and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Organize and convene/chair partners meetings for joint planning and progress review.
  • Coordinate advocacy and policy influence initiatives of the program at county and national levels.
  • Increase the visibility of WVK and the donor by maintaining active engagement and advocacy on NRM related matters.

FMNR Research and Development

  • Coordinate the implementation of FMNR MoU with Moi University, KEFRI, ICRAF, and other research institutions.
  • Provide management support in establishing research sites, data collection, community outreach, and dissemination of research findings.
  • Offer technical support to Moi University in developing FMNR curricula.
  • Represent WVK in the implementation of FMNR MoU with Moi University.


  • Develop ANCP Program Design ToR and guide Consultant in Program design and preparation of design documents.
  • Oversee Program implementation structure and strategy, including the recruitment of new staff.
  • Align Gender Equality Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) to the Program with indicator tracking.
  • Lead in the interpretation, dissemination, and utilization of GEDSI & LVCD survey reports.
  • Provide technical support to Program Design Consultant as per ANCP/DFAT requirements.
  • Sensitize staff on donor requirements from time to time.
  • Coordinate and conduct Climate, Environment, and Disaster Risk Reduction Integration Guidance (CEDRIG) assessment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Masters/Degree in Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Agriculture, Agri-business, Agro-forestry, Range land Management, Environmental studies, Climate Change, or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 7 Years of work experience in managing multi-agency livelihood and Resilience grants in pastoral and/or agro-pastoral regions.
  • Experience with ANCP/DFAT donor Programs is an added advantage.
  • Knowledge in renewable energies and alternative technologies is advantageous.
  • Good understanding of Sustainable NRM models e.g. FMNR and other landscape restoration techniques, Tree-based value chains, Market systems strengthening, Disaster Management, Peace Programming, GEDSI, and Governance.
  • Results-oriented individual who can handle a heavy workload and manage multiple organizational, donor, and stakeholder demands.
  • Strong public relations and team player.
  • Skilled in providing training and mentorship.
  • Self-starter able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Practical experience working with local communities, government, private sector, institutions, and traditional authorities in pastoral and agro-pastoral ASAL regions.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, networking, and representation skills.
  • Proven leadership qualities, problem-solving, negotiation skills, and a successful team player.
  • Proficient in English.
  • Knowledge of World Vision International working systems, policies, and standards is advantageous.
  • FMNR certification is an added advantage.
  • Computer literate.
  • Membership with professional body; EIK or FSK.

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