Project Manager

Deadline - September 14th 2017

Childline Kenya 

Project Manager

Childline Kenya (CLK) is a National Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), working in Kenya to promote a culture of child rights and child protection. Childline works in partnership with the Government of Kenya through the Department of Children Services to manage the National Child Helpline 116, linking children in need to a nation-wide network of child protection services.

Childline Kenya is a consortium partner in the USAID funded “Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) for Nairobi and Coast Counties of Kenya, led by Plan International. The project, locally known as NILINDE Project, is a 5 year initiative (now in its second year) that aims to improve the welfare and protection of the most vulnerable households affected by HIV/AIDS by reducing economic vulnerability and empowering parents to make investments aimed at improving the health and well-being of OVC.

Childline Kenya is looking for a dynamic Kenyan for the position of Project Manager to be based in Nairobi but with frequent travel to the County Project sites of Mombasa, Taita Taveta, Lamu, Kilifi and Kwale Counties. The position plays a lead role in planning, implementing and monitoring of CLK’s efforts under the Nilinde Project and ensures the highest standards of delivery are maintained across target regions in this specialized area of child protection.

Roles for the Project Manager Job

  • Oversee all project activities and be the main contact point for the main contact person Plan International and the field staff.
  • Ensure project activities comply with the policies and regulations of the donor organization and Childline Kenya
  • Develop a detailed project work plan to monitor and track progress
  • Responsible for overseeing the development and execution of project deliverables, lead project planning, budgeting, action plans, monitoring processes.
  • Responsible for submitting activity monthly, quarterly, and annual narrative and financial reports, and activity based project budgets in line with Childline Kenya practices and funding requirements
  • Capacity Building of Department of Children Services aimed at strengthening the capacity of county level child protection operations at county level
  • Provide support to other partners under the Nilinde project in the operationalization, demand and use of the county level child protection systems.

Project Manager Job Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences or equivalent from a recognized university.
  • A Minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience working with Child Protection, or Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) programming, and in particular building child protection systems
  • Demonstrated experience in managing, coordinating and supervising a team working with local community organizations, families and communities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and spoken, about program activities, outcomes and impact
  • High level of integrity, values, ethics and attitudes that align with Childline Kenya’s Child Protection Policy.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send their application letters and Curriculum Vitae, including names and contacts of three referees to: on or before 14th September 2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The application should be addressed to the

Executive Director, Childline Kenya, P.O Box 10003-00100, Nairobi, Kenya

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Application deadline : September 14th 2017

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