Project Coordinator Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Project Coordinator

The Women’s Rights Awareness Programme (WRAP)

Women's Rights Awareness Programme (WRAP) is a national, non-governmental {NGO}, non-profit, human rights organization that exists to identify and educate the community on the causes and effects of gender violence and child abuse, and to offer services that address the needs of abused and violated women and children.

WRAP is looking for a Project Coordinator  and is inviting applications from qualified candidates.

Qualities and Competencies include and are not limited to:

  • Good knowledge of and exposure in resource mobilization.
  • Good knowledge of law, preferably an advocate of the high court of Kenya.
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain effective networks including governmental representatives, international organizations and NGOs, to work in collaboration with various actors having competing agendas, to maintain contact with many actors in several countries, to cooperate with governments on matters related to good practices and the promotion and protection of the rights of   women and children, and to facilitate collaboration between stakeholders.
  • Highly motivated, sense of leadership and supervisions skills to guide the work of experts, partners, staff  and volunteers.
  • Passionate, committed and good understanding on children and women’s rights.
  • Strong research and analytical skills, ability to apply monitoring and evaluation techniques related to women empowerment, including data collection and management, analyses and publication of solid reports;
  • Strong communication skills, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision, establish priorities, plan work assignments, and meet deadlines;
  • Professional judgment, responsibility, flexibility and ability to exercise discretion with regard to sensitive and confidential information;
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • A team player and a passion and commitment to empowering women   socially, economically and legally.
Responsibilities and typical tasks
  • Resource mobilization; planning, writing, reviewing, and presenting project proposals, formal applications to potential donors. Experience in corporate fundraising will be an asset.
  • Provide effective leadership and establish operational priorities and monitor performance targets for the respective ongoing projects.
  • Direct the successful implementation of ongoing projects and supervise project activities and collaboration with target community groups and stakeholders
  • Ensure that accurate and timely financial and narrative reports are prepared and issued to the Board and relevant donors.
  • Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders.
  • Contribute to organizing and facilitating various meetings regarding the project;
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans.
  • Develop training manuals on various issues related to women empowerment and child protection.
  • Organize workshops/ seminars, to document and share the acquired expertise with partners;
  • Perform other relevant duties as requested.
A university degree, preferably in Law, Project Management, International Development and/or International Relations. A combination of relevant academic qualifications and extensive experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience
At least 3 years experience in project management in an NGO setting, including at least 2 years in monitoring and reporting.

If you meet these requirement please send your detailed resume with cover letter addressed to The Chairperson, Women’s Rights Awareness Programme stating your current and expected salary, in addition to 3 (three) references, a day time telephone contact and an email address.

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Important information
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Application close date Monday 21st  March 2016
Preference will be on Female Candidates. 
Availability; Immediately