Project Manager Kenya | Nairobi


Deadline is 25th September 2023 | Project Manager Kenya | Nairobi | Heifer International



The goal of Heifer International, an NGO, is to work with communities to eradicate hunger and poverty while also taking care of the environment. We collaborate with farmers and their communities to find opportunities that generate livable incomes and develop responses to regional problems that are intended to create resilient, inclusive economies. Farmers can better support their families and the wellbeing of their communities by increasing the yield of their crops and animals. Heifer

The Transformational Strategies for Farm Output Risk Mitigation or “TRANSFORM” is being implemented in Kenya by Heifer International in collaboration with Cargill Inc. and the International Poultry Council. A crucial component of the Health Security Program, the USAID-funded TRANSFORM project aims to advance market-driven animal health solutions to boost global health security and increase access to nutritious food derived from animals while increasing farm productivity and farmer incomes. By enhancing animal production techniques, reducing antibiotic resistance, and preventing newly developing infectious diseases (zoonotic and transboundary animal diseases, or TADs), TRANSFORM aims to preserve human health while also enhancing farmer livelihoods in Kenya. Through community agro-veterinary entrepreneurs (CAVEs) and farmer agrobusinesses, social and behavior change awareness campaigns in biosecurity measures, support for farmer and value chain actors’ access to finance, and market linkages to input suppliers, off-takers, and other actors in the market system, Heifer is leading the deployment of biosecurity training to farmers and other value chain players.


The project manager will be in charge of leading the project team and partners to ensure high-quality programming in accordance with donor and Heifer rules, and will be accountable for the effective implementation of the TRANSFORM project goal and goals. In addition to managing the coaching and performance management of the project team, s/he will ensure that the project is managed in accordance with the donor contract, scope, deliverables, and budget.


A leader with high integrity and responsibility who is self-motivated, values-driven, and results-oriented is wanted by Heifer International Kenya.


A. Effective project management and program execution (40%):

  • Daily administration and implementation to guarantee project goals, outputs, and activities are met.
  • Give the Project overall technical, team, and operational leadership and management.
  • Develop yearly workplans and budgets in collaboration with the project team, the technical lead for the Signature Program, and other department heads.
  • Employees can benefit from coaching to help them do tasks more effectively, hit project and individual goals, and streamline performance management procedures.
  • Work closely with the technical lead for the Signature Program and other department function heads to ensure that project data and reports are reviewed, submitted, and distributed on time.

B. Project monitoring, reporting, and planning

  • Ensure adherence to Heifer’s internal policies and procedures as well as donor requirements.
  • accountable for thorough and prompt reporting, documenting of project reviews and lessons learned, and sharing of information.
  • In charge of project documentation, audits, and monitoring and assessment reports for global indicators.
  • oversee the consistent recording and sharing of project success stories and key takeaways.

C. Management of stakeholders (25%)

  • Develop and maintain relationships while speaking on behalf of the company and the project at the local and federal levels.
  • Keep in touch and interact with the donor frequently.
  • Work together with relevant partners or stakeholders from the private, public, and local sectors.
  • Establish strategies and appropriate forums for multi-stakeholder interaction and learning to facilitate knowledge sharing.
  • Create plans for gathering and distributing Project knowledge to the donor.
  • Create the project exit plan.

D. Able to carry out additional job-related tasks as needed (5%)

any additional assignments from the line manager or country director that are work-related

Minimum Conditions

  1. a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in veterinary medicine, animal science, or animal health, project management, agriculture, agribusiness, business administration, enterprise development, or another related field.
  2. Seven (7) years of relevant experience, including at least four (4) years in management or supervision, in the veterinary or animal health fields, in animal health production, in extension work, and in community development.
  3. substantial experience managing programs financed by USAID or other donors and implementing animal health interventions.
  4. extensive knowledge of establishing public-private collaborations, ideally in the ag, vet, or animal health fields.

Preferred Conditions For Project Manager Kenya | Nairobi job

  • a master’s degree in a professional discipline that is appropriate.
  • a thorough understanding of programming ideas, methods, and processes, as well as the capacity to lead and assist staff members working on a local level.
  • strong cattle and poultry value chain experience.
  • solid educational foundation and work history in developing the capacities of producer organizations, notably dairy cooperatives.
  • dealing with partnership structures, consortiums, and partners in the business sector; expertise managing partnerships.
  • good commercial acumen, particularly in the agricultural and agribusiness sectors.
  • a strong understanding of the project management cycle, financial and budget management, and proposal preparation.
  • solid understanding of the evolution of value chains for diverse agricultural commodities, particularly the livestock and poultry sectors.

Most Important Competencies

  • Strong leadership, strategic, and innovative abilities; and business capabilities.
  • strong communication abilities in Swahili, English, and other regional languages of the cluster area.
  • Knowledge of the most recent advancements in One Health, antimicrobial use stewardship concepts, farm management/animal production, and veterinary practice has been demonstrated.
  • shown understanding of the most recent advancements in developing good/best practices in the development of the dairy value chain.
  • demonstrated inventiveness, a capacity for systematic thought, a readiness to adopt novel ideas, and a capacity to create catalytic activities for the value chain (such as the idea of quality-based pricing).
  • Ability to design and carry out plans to help important partner institutions build their institutional capacity in order to create a dairy business that is more effective, competitive, and sustainable. In order to guarantee that there are self-sustaining enterprises by project’s end, it is necessary to have built-in “exit strategies” within the project.
  • the capacity to oversee training initiatives for farmers in animal husbandry, nutrition, and health.
  • In the context of the Poultry and Livestock sub-sector, knowledge and expertise in establishing cottage industries for processing for subsequent supply to specialized markets as well as putting supply promotion/stimulation techniques into practice.
  • knowledge of establishing and maintaining strategic alliances with the public and private sectors, including in the processing and extension of partnerships.
  • a strong working knowledge of computers, preferably with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Physical requirements and essential job functions
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the capacity to communicate to others in a diplomatic and tactful manner.
  • Must act with courtesy, sincerity, and great integrity, even under high-stress circumstances.
  • Interpersonal and communication abilities that have been demonstrated, together with the capacity to relate to people and organizations diplomatically and tastefully.
  • Self-starter and self-motivator able to function in a multiethnic environment.
  • Must be able to work well in a team and handle many duties with little guidance.
  • the capacity to keep confidentiality while working with sensitive information.

Heifer International is an employer that values diversity. Regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, race, religion, color, national origin, or status as a qualified individual with a handicap, all qualified applicants shall be given consideration for employment.

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