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Published: Dec 21, 2022 (2 months ago)

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The Project Manager/Lead will primarily be responsible for the overall management of the Accelerating REDD+ in Kenya for equitable climate mitigation and benefits (ClimateARK) project funded by the UK Government.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Climate science or other relevant fields.
  • 4 to 6 years or more related work experience.
  • Direct project management experience, preferably in the conservation, advocacy, or related arena.
  • Excellent technical and analytical skills.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills.
  • Up to 2 years of experience supervising and motivating multi-disciplinary teams. 
  • Team player and able to work effectively with diverse works groups in a multicultural environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A record of success in influencing and partnering with key stakeholders.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, set priorities, and deliver quality results.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities and under minimal supervision. 
  • In-depth expertise in jurisdictional and nested REDD+, Article 6, and NDCs, and how these relate and influence each other, preferably on a policy and technical level.
  • Experience in managing complex and multi-partner donor-funded projects.
  • Experience in capacity building of various stakeholder groups.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Frequent travel to project activities in Kenya and other areas as may be expected.  
  • Ability to work extended work hours to meet project deadlines.
  • Guidance on flexible work arrangements will be shared during the interview process.


Responsibilities
The Project Manager/Lead will primarily be responsible for the overall management of the Accelerating REDD+ in Kenya for equitable climate mitigation and benefits (ClimateARK) project funded by the UK Government.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Climate science or other relevant fields.
  • 4 to 6 years or more related work experience.
  • Direct project management experience, preferably in the conservation, advocacy, or related arena.
  • Excellent technical and analytical skills.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills.
  • Up to 2 years of experience supervising and motivating multi-disciplinary teams. 
  • Team player and able to work effectively with diverse works groups in a multicultural environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A record of success in influencing and partnering with key stakeholders.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, set priorities, and deliver quality results.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities and under minimal supervision. 
  • In-depth expertise in jurisdictional and nested REDD+, Article 6, and NDCs, and how these relate and influence each other, preferably on a policy and technical level.
  • Experience in managing complex and multi-partner donor-funded projects.
  • Experience in capacity building of various stakeholder groups.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Frequent travel to project activities in Kenya and other areas as may be expected.  
  • Ability to work extended work hours to meet project deadlines.
  • Guidance on flexible work arrangements will be shared during the interview process.


  • Lead Project Management and oversight for the ClimateARK project, including ensuring timely delivery of activities, deliverables, and reporting thereof.
  • Delivery of a number of deliverables for the ClimateARK project.
  • Act as the contact point on REDD+ and related areas for Government engagement, including managing close coordination with different Government entities
  • Provides expert technical guidance and input on REDD+, REDD+ nesting, Article 6, and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) for the successful delivery of programs.
  • Oversee partner management, both operationally as well as technically, including Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning elements
  • Ensure proactive and positive donor relations and respond quickly to donor needs.
  • Work closely with colleagues to integrate project successes into national policies and reporting (e.g. in NDCs).
  • Lead capacity building and dissemination of lessons learned where and when relevant, both internally within CI as well as externally.
  • Fulfill other climate and carbon-related requirements as relevant.

PEOPLE AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supervise employees or a program.
  • Manage project budget and ensure approvals for key decisions as required.
  • Ensure compliance with donor requirements as stipulated in the agreement.


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