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Project Manager - Civil Peace Service

Closing: Dec 9, 2021

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Published: Nov 25, 2021 (13 days ago)

Job Requirements

Education:

Bachelor's degree

Work experience:

5 years

Language skills:

English, Swahili

Job Summary

Contract Type:

Full time, Fixed term

The Civil Peace Service (CPS) is a Peace Building and Conflict Transformation program. The Post-Election Violence 2007/2008 constituted the starting point for the engagement of the CPS of the GIZ in Kenya. Since 2009, the CPS Program of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ CPS) deploys international and national Peace Building Advisors to strengthen the capacities of non-governmental and governmental organizations in the field of non-violent conflict transformation. Our methodologies for transforming violent conflicts in the context of socio-economic inequalities and displacement are dialogue processes, Media & Arts, peace journalism and hate speech monitoring, the support of alternative dispute mechanisms as well as mental health and psycho-social support (MHPSS). GIZ CPS works with inclusive and participatory approaches.


In 2014, the GIZ-CPS joined the Special Initiative on Displacement (SIF) and started implementing its second program (“Preventing Displacements – Integrating Displaced Persons”). Whilst the initial focus was on dialogue work in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) hosting communities and on strengthening the cooperation between those communities and
their local governments, CPS SIF started in 2019 to work through local partner organisations with refugee hosting communities in urban contexts to strengthen social cohesion in the targeted communities.

Currently, the two programs of CPS (Core / and SIF) are supporting about 16 government and civil society organizations.


Responsibilities

The Civil Peace Service (CPS) is a Peace Building and Conflict Transformation program. The Post-Election Violence 2007/2008 constituted the starting point for the engagement of the CPS of the GIZ in Kenya. Since 2009, the CPS Program of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ CPS) deploys international and national Peace Building Advisors to strengthen the capacities of non-governmental and governmental organizations in the field of non-violent conflict transformation. Our methodologies for transforming violent conflicts in the context of socio-economic inequalities and displacement are dialogue processes, Media & Arts, peace journalism and hate speech monitoring, the support of alternative dispute mechanisms as well as mental health and psycho-social support (MHPSS). GIZ CPS works with inclusive and participatory approaches.


In 2014, the GIZ-CPS joined the Special Initiative on Displacement (SIF) and started implementing its second program (“Preventing Displacements – Integrating Displaced Persons”). Whilst the initial focus was on dialogue work in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) hosting communities and on strengthening the cooperation between those communities and
their local governments, CPS SIF started in 2019 to work through local partner organisations with refugee hosting communities in urban contexts to strengthen social cohesion in the targeted communities.

Currently, the two programs of CPS (Core / and SIF) are supporting about 16 government and civil society organizations.


The Project Manager, as part of the GIZ-CPS steering team (and under the supervision of the GIZ-CPS Program Coordinator), is responsible for:

  • Support program management and coordination in accordance with the overall CPS-Kenya country strategy and the intended impact, identified objectives and selected methodologies

  • Coordination and implementation of assigned GIZ-CPS program components

  • Coordination of at least two technical working groups (e.g., MHPSS and Dialogue – t.b.c.)

  • Overseeing administrative, financial and PME aspects of the assigned CPS program component in close coordination with the Senior Finance Manager and the CPS Program Coordinator

  • Management and supervision of at least 6 technical and/or administrative staff

  • Deputize for the other members of the steering team if required (Program Coordinator and Deputy Programme Manager)

Key tasks and duties

Program Management

  • Support the GIZ-CPS Program Coordinator in steering and implementing the overall GIZ-CPS program, ensure alignment of interventions with the approved program proposals and the CPS-Kenya joint country strategy (TLS). This includes strategic planning, TLS monitoring/review as well as drafting program proposals to the BMZ (German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development)

  • Lead the strategic planning and implementation of the assigned GIZ-CPS program component, including the identification of new target areas and local partner organizations and draft corresponding proposals to the BMZ.

  • Oversee the planning, drafting and implementation of cooperation agreements, local subsidy contracts (LSCs) and direct funding (DF) agreements with GIZ-CPS partner organizations and other partners.

  • Support and coordinate at least two of the technical working groups

  • Establish and maintain a strong gender mainstreaming focus in implementation

  • Oversee the capacity building of partner organizations and other partners of the GIZ-CPS program

  • Lead the team effort in developing and maintaining a thorough context
    monitoring in the area of displacement

Human Resource Management

  • Coordinate, line-manage and support at least 6 national and international Peace Building Advisors working within the GIZ-CPS program (this includes job descriptions, technical guidance, jours fixes, staff talks as well as the promotion of performance and employability)

  • Recruitment and professional accompaniment of external consultants in the GIZ-CPS program where needed

Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

  • With the support of the PME (Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation) Expert, ensure an
    impact-oriented monitoring of the CPS program and a corresponding high-quality reporting

  • In close coordination with the PME Expert, ensure a proper implementation of the GIZ-CPS knowledge management system

Finance and Administration

  • In close cooperation with the Senior Finance Manager, ensure a proper monitoring of the GIZ-CPS budget implementation and financial administration of the program.

  • Support the Senior Finance Manager and ensure high quality administrative and financial standards in the implementation of LSC or DF activities by partner organizations or other partners

  • Contribute to the optimization of administrative workflows and P+R compliance of the two programs

Communication

  • Oversee the development of information material and external communication drafts relevant to the displacement context

  • In close coordination with the GIZ-CPS Program Coordinator, represent the GIZ-CPS
    program vis a vis GIZ-CPS partner organizations and other relevant partners and ensure an effective networking with existing and potential cooperation partners and relevant GIZ-Kenya country programs including the GIZ Migration Cluster

Qualifications

  • Advanced University degree in law, conflict and peace studies, political science, social sciences, migration, project management or a related field

Professional Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years progressivelyresponsible professional experience in project management in the field of (forced)

    migration

  • Demonstrated experience in project design, development, implementationand monitoring


  • Demonstrated experience in peace buildingwork preferable community dialogue work or MHPSS in Kenya or abroad as well as

    knowledge of international, national and local actors involved in peace
  • building and mixed migration
  • Demonstrated experience in human resourcemanagement and team leadership


  • Demonstrated experience in administrativeand financial management


  • Additional competences

    • Strong management and coordination skills

    • Good knowledge of international and national legal frameworks regarding mixed migration and internal displacement

    • Knowledge in conducting conflict analyses

    • Ability to express clearly and concisely in both written and oral forms

    • Strong communication and organizational skills

    • Service oriented team player with negotiation
      competencies

    • Integrity and professional discretion essential

    • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures to be agreed with GIZ-CPS Program Coordinator

    • Sharing knowledge across the organization and building a culture of knowledge sharing
      and learning in the team

    • Excellent knowledge of English and Kiswahili

    • Good IT skills (Word, Outlook, MS Teams, Excel, PowerPoint)

    Duty station: Nairobi County, Kenya



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