Ministry Of Environment Project Manager Jobs in Kenya

Role title: Project Manager – One (1) Post

Location: Nairobi

Job Description

The Project Manager will be responsible for the overall management of the  project, including the mobilisation of all project inputs, Supervision over project  staff, consultants and sub- contractors.

He/She will also be responsible for the overall day to day running of the project  including overall coordination, planning, management, implementation,  monitoring and evaluation and reporting of all project activities:

Term of Engagement: The position shall be on an initial twelve (12) months  contract with possibility for extension.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the National Project Director (NPD) at the Ministry of Environment  and Forestry; and on a periodic basis to the Project Board, the Project Manager  will:-

  • Plan the activities of the project and monitor progress against the  approved work- plan;
  • Supervise and coordinate all project inputs; the production of project  outputs, as per the project document in a timely and high quality fashion; while ensuring that these adhere to UNDP procedures for nationally  executed project;
  • Coordinate the recruitment and selection of project personnel, consultant  and sub-contracts, including drafting terms of reference (TORs) and work  specifications and overseeing all contractors work;
  • Manage requests for the provision of financial resources by UNDP, through  advance of funds, direct payments, or reimbursement using the UNDP  format provided;
  • Monitor financial resources and accounting to ensure accuracy and  reliability of financial reports;
  • Liaise with UNDP, Project Board, relevant government agencies and all  project partners, including donor organizations and CSOs; for effective  coordination of all project activities;
  • Oversee and ensure timely submission of all financial reports, and other  reports as may be required by UNDP, GEF and UNEP;
  • Oversee the exchange and sharing of experiences and lessons learned  with relevant ASGM projects nationally and Internationally;
  • In collaboration with the GEF GOLD global component, identify  opportunities for communication of project activity results at a global level  on quarterly basis; and
  • Assist community groups, municipalities, CSOs, Staff, Students and others  with development of essential skills through training workshops and on the  job training thereby increasing their institutional capabilities.

Qualifications

Applicants must possess the following, in order to be considered for  appointment to the position:-

  • Bachelor’s degree; field from a recognized institution; in Environmental  Science, Chemistry, Mining, Geology, Chemical Engineering or Chemical/  Biological Sciences or any other related
  • MSc. degree field from a recognized institution; in Environmental Science,  Chemistry, Mining, Geology, Chemical Engineering or Chemical/  Biological Sciences or in any other related field.
  • PhD in any of the above ,or related fields; and
  • Specialized training in toxic chemicals; and waste; and v) monitoring and evaluation;
  • At least ten (10) years’ experience in the implementation; management,  monitoring and evaluation; of environmental projects;
  • Five (5) of which (years) must have been in the Implementation of projects  related to toxic chemicals;
  • Experience in the implementation; management, monitoring and  evaluation; of projects related to mercury; and ASGM; in particular;
  • Proven experience in working with government ministries, national or county  institutions that are concerned with natural resource and/ or environmental  management.
  • Applicants should also have a demonstrated ability in the following:- i) Manage the implementation of large Multi-stakeholder projects,  ii) Manage technical and administrative teams, work with a wide range of  stakeholders across various sectors and at all levels;
  • Develop durable partnerships with collaborating agencies; iv) Coordinate and supervise multiple Regional Project Officers ; and national  and international consultants/experts, in their implementation of technical  activities in partnership with a variety of subnational stakeholder groups,  including community and government;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of government development priorities,  policies, Financial and Accounting Regulations and Procedures.
  • Good computer application skills in common word processing (Ms Word),  Spread Sheet ( Ms Excel) and internet search;
  • Excellent drafting, presentation and report-writing skills;
  • Excellent networking , interpersonal and communication skills; ix) Good knowledge about the political and socio-economical context  related to ASGM at the international, national and subnational levels; and x) Excellent command of English and Kiswahili.

How to apply

  1. Download the specific job requirements for the positions from the Ministry of  Environment and Forestry Website page www.environmment.go.ke, read this  carefully as it lists the skills, knowledge and qualifications required.
  2. Fill in each section of the Bio – Data Form clearly in typed, block letters. 
  3. The Bio-Data Form must be accompanied with an Application Letter, detailed  Curriculum Vitae, Certified Copies of Academic Certificates, National Identify Card,  and Testimonials.
  4. All applications should be addressed to, The Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of  Environment and Forestry, P.O. Box 30126, 00100 NAIROBI. 
  5. In Submitting the applications, Applicants can;
  6. Email their applications, in Ms Word or PDF; to  recruitment@environment.go.ke with the position Title as the subject; or
  7. Drop a hard copy; in sealed envelope at the Ministry’s (Main) Registry on 13th Floor, NHIF Building, or 
  • Post a hard copy;
  • With the position title clearly indicated at the left hand corner of the envelope.
  • The closing date for all applications is 8th June, 2020 at close of business (5pm). Late  applications shall NOT be considered.
  • The Ministry of Environment and Forestry is an Equal Opportunity employer: Women, Minorities, Marginalized and Persons Living with Disability (PWD) are  encouraged to apply.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Any form of canvassing will lead to Automatic Disqualification.

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