Project Manager

Network of Climate Journalists in the Greater Horn of Africa (NECJOGHA)

Job Summary

NECJOGHA seeks to recruit a Project Manager who will be responsible for the overall management and delivery of a climate change project title Weather Wise which is being implemented in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. The Project Manager will ensure the agreed targets and objectives of the project are met while ensuring the quality and delivery of project outputs.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description

Local post:                                                    National terms and conditions will apply

Reports to:                                                   Executive Director, NECJOGHA

Based:                                                            Uganda  

The Network of Climate Journalists in the Greater Horn of Africa (NECJOGHA) is a regional non-profit organization which uses communication for development to the public for informed decisions and application of knowledge received. The organization specializes in communication of climate and related information for better climate services to the public in particular farmers in the Greater Horn of Africa. NECJOGHA activities are implemented in the 11 countries: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, South Sudan, Sudan, Eritrea, Rwanda and Burundi and is working in collaboration with National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHS), IGAD Climate Prediction and Application Centre(ICPAC) and climate related organizations and sectors in Africa and beyond.


Main duties and responsibilities

·         Responsible for overseeing the planning and implementation of the Weather Wise project and activities. 

·         Ensure that the design and implementation of project activities adhere to work plans and log frame commitments.

·         Participate in the coordination of monitoring and evaluation and conduct regular feedback sessions, adjusting project delivery as necessary upon approval.

·         Manage project budgets and ensure the delivery of the outputs is in accordance with that budget and in line with financial procedures and the funder’s operating guidelines.

·         Lead the reporting of progress, both internally, and to the donor and other interested parties.  

·         Set up robust systems to review project outputs and ensure quality. 

·         Train field office staff and partners on program design techniques in accordance with NECJOGHHA policies and best practice;

·         Identify and propose areas for greater organizational effectiveness and develop best practices.

·         Assist the Executive Director and other relevant NECJOGHA leaders in identifying and assessing opportunities for new programs in support of the region’s strategic plan.

·         Develop good working relationships with a range of stakeholders including local media, NGOs and other partners and ensure these relationships are managed effectively. 

·         Manage the project’s branding, marketing and promotion

·         Oversee contractual and logistics arrangement with consultants, advisors, suppliers and trainers.


Skills, knowledge and experience requirements:

·         Experience of project management in Africa with demonstrated capacity to manage large-scale projects effectively.

·         Strong financial management skills, with proven experience managing large budgets, including accurate and timely reporting to donors.  

·         Previous experience of writing successful proposals and reports, including project research and development, logframes, budgets, etc.

·         Ability to work on own initiative and organize time effectively within a range of often conflicting deadlines.  

·         Capacity to juggle competing priorities and a busy programme of work while working to an agreed strategy.

·         Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

·         Excellent written and spoken English.


Critical Qualities

·         Leadership and team leader

·         Meticulous attention to detail;

·         Effective as a team player;

·         Self-starter with strong initiative;

·         Proactive, creative problem-solver; and

·         Flexible and productive under pressure.


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