Friday, April 1, 2011

Project Manager – Garissa, VSF-Belgium

VSF-Belgium is a recognized developmental International NGO founded in 1995 working with disadvantaged communities to increase their standards of living, improve food security and livelihood sustainability through improved animal health and animal production.

In East Africa, our programmes focus on community based animal health services, capacity building of local institutions and governments, conflict mitigation and sustainable natural resource management.

Position Title: Project Manager – Garissa
Duty Station: Garissa, Kenya
Availability: Immediately
Deadline: 11th April 2011


The Project Manager will oversee, lead and manage the field operations of the emergency team in Garissa.

He/She will be responsible for maintaining relationships with the various stakeholders, monitoring, and ensuring that the project meets its objectives. He/she will support in technical backstopping of relevant areas in other Garissa based projects

Main responsibilities of

A) Program management and development
  • Project programming, implementation and direct management in line with both donor and VSF B guidelines and regulations
  • Ensure effective monitoring and evaluation of the project
  • Co-ordinate and manage the projects in Garissa by providing technical and strategic leadership
  • Identify and develop project proposals based on the needs of beneficiaries and specific calls from donors.
  • Ensure project implementation progress is in line with the activity work plan.
  • Ensure that donor regulations are adhered to and that VSF Belgium administrative, financial and implementation controls are observed.
  • Participate and contribute to relevant project related network and links.
  • Develop work plans, financial projections and verify all financial reports on the project
  • Manage the flow of technical reports and compilation of the same in the project narratives for internal and donor reporting.
  • Support internal and external monitoring and evaluation exercises.
  • Respond to cross cutting issues affecting the community in cooperation with specific Districts Expert agencies and build on arising community needs for furtherance of humanitarian Intervention as required.
B) Staff management and development
  • Development of a team building strategy to promote an effective and supportive working environment within the Garissa Program.
  • Work with the Garissa team to form a strong technical team.
  • Coach and mentor staff in order to ensure that they perform to the best of their abilities and are fully aware of the theory and practise of development work and the project management cycle.
C) Representation of VSFB
  • Development of relationships with Government representatives, in Garissa and other local stakeholders
  • Represent VSF B in various project forum and networking levels in the target districts of operations.
D) Financial Management
  • Ensure that projects are implemented in full compliance with both donor and VSF B guidelines and regulations
  • Authorizing all expenditures for the project and monitoring expenditure on line items as per the approved budget
  • Timely reporting and proposal amendments as per donor regulations
  • Co-financing


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