Title: Project Manager
Job Location: Nanyuki, Kenya
The Project Manager will report to the Executive Director and is responsible for managing the Leo Project’s day-to-day operations in Nanyuki, Kenya. This includes all coordination and oversight while ensuring that the community-based organization is adhering to its mission. This individual will also serve as a liaison between the Kenya and US teams. We are looking for someone who embodies The Leo Project and the impetus behind the organization.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT, IMPLEMENTATION + DEVELOPMENT
Oversee day-to-day operations of The Leo Project’s Resource Center in Jua Kali
Facilitate the implementation and review of policies and procedures, work plans, deliverables and performance guidelines to ensure efficiency and accuracy of reporting
Ensure that the organization complies with and adheres to all legal and donor requirements as well as organizational and governmental policies and procedures
Conduct administrative tasks including but not limited to research projects, donor and board correspondence, meetings, database entry, presentations, etc.
Support the preparation and implementation of budgets. This includes constant record-keeping, monitoring and control.
Ensure that all money is properly documented and accounted for by means of receipt. All financials will be presented and reviewed during weekly meeting with manager.
Ensure prudent management of financial and material resources
Research, identify and qualify new fundraising/grant opportunities/partnerships. Work with the US-based team to conceptualize and draft funding requests/proposals.
Develop, oversee and maintain relationships with all in-country vendors
Train and assist new hires
Offer effective leadership to other staff members. Foster teamwork and address and resolve issues (performance management, grievance and disciplinary issues) in a timely manner.
Coordinate and oversee weekly team meetings
On an as-needed basis, organize leadership and development sessions for staff
MARKETING + COMMUNICATIONS
Build and maintain lines of communication between the US and Kenya to keep board, donors and other partners well informed
Use social media (i.e. Facebook, Instagram, newsletter, etc.) to tell The Leo Project’s story and develop content that helps to support the US-based fundraising efforts
Draft communication that delivers consistent, understandable messages. Gather, curate, and organize compelling digital and written content from the field. Monitor feedback and respond in a prompt and appropriate manner.
Organize and oversee community meetings and other special events
Help to develop and update materials for donor trip coordination and logistics. Coordinate in-country process for donor acknowledgement.
QUALIFICATIONS + SKILLS
Education and Work Experience:
Bachelor's degree, preferably in education, development, communications, international development or related
5+ years of work experience is a must
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Experience with vulnerable children/community development/social work/art and art therapy
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
Extremely high attention to detail
Excellent organizational, project and time-management skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Experience in networking and partnership development
Strong computer skills including experience with the G Suite, Salesforce (or other CRM) and Adobe
Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work independently with minimal supervision
Strong negotiation, facilitating and influencing skills
All Kenya positions are based in the Nanyuki office and subject to occasional interruptions in power and/or Internet access
A significant (8 hour) time difference is acknowledged and generally accommodated for scheduled and unscheduled communications with US-based colleagues and leadership.
Please note that The Leo Project will be open from Monday to Friday from approximately 11am-7pm and Saturdays from 9am-5pm. Depending on the time of year and classroom schedules, these hours are subject to change so applicants must be flexible.
* The statements contained in this job description are not necessarily all-inclusive; additional duties may be assigned and requirements may vary at the discretion of the organizational leader.
Please send cover letter and resume to Jess Danforth at email@example.com. Interviews will be conducted in early June 2019.