Conservation International is an American nonprofit environmental organization headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. Its goal is to protect nature as a source of food, fresh water, livelihoods and a stable climate.
- Produce work plans for each project site and manage the implementation of all project activities including coordinating the implementation of project activities that will be implemented by executing partners.
- Facilitate the day-to-day operating of the project according to approved work plans and recommendations of AI2, Project Lead, and National PSCs.
- Support the Grants/ Finance officer to ensure financial compliance per the GEF and CI-GEF policies and guidelines.
- Lead the preparation and execution of annual work plans and budgets, quarterly technical and financial reports, procurement plans, and other relevant documents for project management.
- Monitor materialization and reporting of co-financing.
- Lead the organization of National Project Steering Committee meetings and provide regular updates on project progress to AI2, PSC, Project Management Unit (PMU), and CIGEF.
- Ensure effective coordination between all project executing partners including ensuring the EarthRanger project coordinates and shares knowledge with relevant stakeholders for effective management of protected areas.
- Identify potential risks to project activities and put in place mitigation measures
- Ensure that project technical outputs and outcomes are achieved.
- Support AI2 and Project Lead to identify capacity development needs of executing partners and arrange for necessary training.
- Monitor and evaluate all project activities.
- Support the Safeguards Compliance officer as needed and ensure that environmental and social safeguards are set up, implemented, monitored, and adhered to. Review all Safeguards reporting.
- Ensure regular and effective communication between the PMU, Country counterpart staff, protected area authorities, PSC, AI2, GEF, and CI.
- Produce communications material and updates for CI and AI2.
- Review deliverables of grantees, consultants, and/or contractors.
- Review the deliverables of partner institutions and grantees, and consultants, including financial reports.
- Responsible for managing some public or private funds, monitoring results, and recommending follow-up action. Reviews for understanding and compliance with donor agreements.
- Perform related duties as assigned.
- Willingness to work flexibly from the CI Nairobi office and/or from home.
- Periodic travel to the project site and other office locations.
- Comfortable working out of doors for extended periods.
- Ability and willingness to work outside the normal work schedule to meet project deadlines.
- Bachelor’s Degree or relevant combination of education and experience, and 4 to 6 years of related work experience in project management, including planning and budgeting
- Strong organization and time management skills.
- Ability to detect problems and identify solutions.
- Team player and able to work effectively with diverse workgroups in a multicultural environment.
- Solid written and verbal communication skills. Proficient in written and spoken English.
- Ability to work well under pressure, multitask, set priorities, and deliver quality results.
- Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities and under general supervision.
- Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
- Prior GEF or equivalent project management experience with references.
- Understanding the economic and environmental issues facing developing countries and the local communities strongly preferred.
- Proficient in French and/or Portuguese.