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.



  • 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


  • 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.


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

Working Conditions:

  • 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 jessica.danforth@gmail.com. Interviews will be conducted in August 2019.