Kenya: Project Manager Somalia

Organization: Aktis Strategy
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 20 Jan 2018

Time commitment: full time for 6-12 months with the possibility of extension.

Location: Based in Nairobi, Kenya or London, UK, with a minimum of 50% travel to Somalia.

The role:

The Project aims to promote security in Somalia. Working with the Federal Government of Somalia and the regional administrations, the core objectives are to enhance security in Mogadishu and at the Federal Member State level by improving security sector coordination.

The Project Manager (PM) will be experienced in the development sector with strong and demonstrable technical, management, organisational and interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will lead the management of the Project to ensure its smooth running and effective delivery, and support on business development. They will guide and advise the team on how Aktis’ technical solutions will contribute to the project outcomes and the client’s objectives, while providing high-level management direction to the delivery team. The PM will interact and communicate with our clients, project partners and technical associates, and support the expansion of our project portfolio by developing an understanding of key stakeholders, networks and current issues.

Main responsibilities include:

Project Management

  • Leading the design and implementation of complex, multi-workstream projects to ensure delivery to the highest standards;
  • Preparing and maintaining project tools, including input schedules, workplan and logframe, and proactively managing the team and project planning to deal with challenges as they arise;
  • Providing technical oversight of staff, consultants and partners to ensure delivery is in line with project workplans and results framework
  • Developing and maintaining project and country risk matrices and ensuring these are escalated appropriately;
  • Routinely leading on project discussions and presentations with a wide variety of project stakeholders, partners and clients on a range of technical topics;
  • Drafting, reviewing or contributing to technical project deliverables including proposals, reports, evaluations and stakeholder workshops.

Financial Management

  • Developing and updating of budgets, ensuring associate and partner inputs remain within budget;
  • Overseeing the cashflow and invoicing process, and procurement;
  • Overseeing the writing of financial reports.

Partner Management

  • Managing technical input of partners to ensure project deliverables are on time and to quality, through establishing collaborative working relationships.


The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years post-qualification experience in project management; a degree within a related field such as International Development, Politics, Law, Business Management. This person would ideally be trained in Project Management (Agile or Prince 2) and preferably have previous experience working in Somalia. The candidate must have in-depth experience in on of the following areas: Institutional Development/ Organisational Change; Monitoring and Evaluation; Communication.

How to apply:

If you are interested in this role please apply to including your CV and Cover Letter. In your email subject please mention the role you are applying for (Project Manager) and the job reference number KENPM 18/01/RW

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