Project Coordinator Job in Kenya - EU

EU Project Coordinator Kenya

SOLARKIOSK AG is an award winning company conducting sustainable energy and retail business in developing countries. 

It is based in Berlin (Germany) and currently has six subsidiaries in Africa and projects in ten countries in Africa / Asia / Americas. 

Flat hierarchies, a high degree of personal responsibility, quick decision-making, cordial teamwork and a dynamic and innovative business environment characterise our company.

For our Kenyan subsidiary we are looking for a highly motivated Project Coordinator with immediate availability.
 

This position oversees the implementation of the Kenyan component of an international project financed by the European Union and carried out in collaboration with two other partner organisations. The project is being implemented in parallel in Kenya, Ethiopia and Madagascar and has a duration of four years.

The EU Project Coordinator is responsible for the planning, management, execution and reporting of all project activities in Kenya. 

This position is based in Nairobi but travel is required. 

This position reports to the Kenya Managing Director but works in close cooperation with the overall EU Project Manager based at the SOLARKIOSK headquarters in Berlin.

Responsibilities
  • Plan, coordinate and supervise the implementation of all EU grant related activities in Kenya
  • Oversee all tasks related to the establishment of project-financed kiosks and ensure their compliance with the structural and technical standards of SOLARKIOSK AG and the EU  
  • Ensure the timely provision of project deliverables
  • Elaborate regular consolidated impact, technical and financial reports of project activities and achievements
  • Ensure local budget, logistics and procurement comply with project and EU requirements
  • Build, develop and formalise partnerships with public service providers (schools, health centres, local municipalities), MFIs, SMEs, NGOs and other stakeholders, and identify new areas of collaboration
  • Coordinate the activities of the project team relating to site and operator selection, operator training, inauguration ceremonies, data gathering surveys, PR and awareness-raising campaigns, knowledge-sharing workshops, and continuous monitoring of project kiosk performance and community impact
  • Secure and manage contracts with local external consultants for provision of technical and research/analysis services
  • Prepare local tenders for procurement of supplies for installation and maintenance of kiosks 
  • Maintain regular communication with the Project Manager and with the Kenya EU Delegation in charge of monitoring the project
  • Compile and archive project documentation
  • Assist in data analysis and preparation of project publications
Requirements
  • Bachelor or Master degree in Management, Social Sciences, Engineering or equivalent
  • At least 5 years experience in project management
  • Perfectly fluent in English, Swahili an asset
  • Administrative and financial management experience
  • Experience developing partnerships with stakeholders and local/regional authorities
  • Excellent planning, organisational and multitasking skills
  • Highly independent working style, able to take responsibility and function under minimal supervision
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills, able to clearly and persuasively communicate to a diversity of stakeholder groups
  • Able to conceptualise and organise project planning processes
  • Able to accurately review, process and summarise detail oriented information
  • Able to work under pressure and set and meet deadlines
  • Keen to face and successfully overcome business and cultural challenges
  • Experience in solar energy an asset
What we offer
  • A unique opportunity to positively and directly impact social, economic and environmental challenges in Africa
  • The opportunity to gain highly valued international work experience and cultural management skills in one of the most exciting countries in Africa
  • A secure position in a rapidly developing company with a competitive pay and a dedicated, young, dynamic and highly motivated team of professionals
  • The opportunity to develop new solutions and concepts to support growing business in one of the most exciting companies in the field of renewable energy solutions for the developing world
Contact

If your qualifications match the above profile, you can identify with our vision and you are excited about this challenging position, we look forward to receiving your application. 

It should include:
  • A cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae including photo
  • Relevant certificates and references
  • Salary expectations and earliest possible starting date
Please send your application by email to mynewjob@solarkiosk.eu. 

Deadline for applications is 8th April 2016. 

Please note that we cannot consider incomplete applications or applications sent by post.

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