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AVSI – Project Manager – Kenya

FONDAZIONE AVSI sta selezionando un/a Project Manager da inserire nella sua operatività in Kenya. Durata 12 mesi. Tipo contratto: Da definire Scadenza candidature 14/04/2024

Title: Project Manager

Duty Station: Meru
Country: Kenya

Publishing Date: 03.04.2024

Deadline: 14.04.2024

Starting Date: 21.04.2024

Period: 1 year

Language: English

Reporting to

  • Direct Supervisor: AVSI Kenya Program Director
  • 2nd Supervisor: AVSI Kenya Country Director

Aim of the position: 

To successfully accomplish assigned Project in terms of performance and financial results. To
represent the interest of AVSI in the implementation of AVSI program assigned to Kenya.

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Responsible for planning, coordinating and monitoring the progress of the project in order to achieve the set objectives.
  • Responsible for managing the budget, human resources and the correct elaboration of the narrative and financial reports in compliance with the deadlines and rules set by the donors.
  • Responsible for building strong relationships with various stakeholders and representing the project in various forums and meetings.
  • Accountable for the successful accomplishment of AVSI Programs/Projects in Kenya.
  • Responsible for carrying out all project activities according to AVSI procedures (or according to specific request from donors where those are more restrictive compare to AVSI procedures) for the assigned program.
  • Responsible for the correct implementation of AVSI’s procedure and norms also for the staff assigned to his/her program/project (i.e. Local Staff, or any other employee/collaborator assigned to his/her program).
  • PM has to guarantee that all agreements and different types of partnership with other organizations for the implementation of the program are clearly documented and approved by Country Director or Area Help Desk.

Assignments and tasks

  • Represent AVSI to the Government Officials, NGOs’ and Agencies’ in the context of the implementation of the assigned program in full agreement with the Country Representative.
  • Develop awareness in seeking opportunities to enhance new projects starting from needs, solicitations, and other inputs, that may come from either beneficiaries, internal staff and from every situation where the organization is involved in.
  • Guarantee to AVSI Kenya high professionalism with respect to authorities, national and international organisations. For this reason, it is important to constantly check the level of professional standards of AVSI Kenya staff under his/her program/project.
  • Responsible for supervising staff assigned to the specific program/project
  • Coordinate the assigned program activities assuring the respect of AVSI project implementation procedures. Guarantee the respect of AVSI procedure also for his/her staff.
  • Responsible for preparing and editing the narrative report for each program as per the request of donors and AVSI rules.
  • Provide technical support and capacity development of field officers

Essential Requirements


  • University Degree in Agronomy, Agri-business or any other related field

Work experience:

  • At least 8 years of professional experience in humanitarian and/or development organizations in a similar position;
    Previous work experience in Dairy production will be an asset.

Language Proficiency:

  • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written

Required skills and experiences: 

  • Teamwork and team building skills, capacity building skills;
  • Dynamic and mature personality, able to oversee multiple tasks, prioritizing and delegating as required;
  • Excellent communicator. Problem solving ability. Good inter-personal and conflict resolution skills;
  • Leadership and management skills; ability to build trust and enforce procedures;
  • Team-player with good inter-personal skills; committed to team-building.

Please go on and apply.


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