Organization: Equal Access
Project Director, Somali Voices
Equal Access International
Position Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Equal Access International is an international not for profit organization (501c3) working throughout Asia and Africa. A communication for social change organization that combines the power of media with community mobilization, Equal Access creates customized communications strategies and outreach solutions that address the most critical challenges affecting people in the developing world in the areas of peace and transforming extremism, women’s and girl’s empowerment, governance, civic participation, youth development, human rights and health.
The Project Director will be responsible for overall project management, quality and timeliness of deliverables, external representation, and coordination with US Department of Stated GOR. The Director will provide strategic vision for managing the activities and will ensure the quality of work and compliance with contractual obligations and results, and will be responsible for the quality and performance of work that is sub-contracted to other partners. S/he will be responsible for establishing an office in Nairobi, recruiting Core Staff, and managing a network of qualified professionals to serve as short term technical advisors.
Reporting & Supervision:
The Project Director will report to the Senior Technical Manager based in Washington, DC.
- Manage daily program implementation of an 18-month CVE-focused media project.
- Prepare and manage project implementation work plans, M&E plans, and budgets (including providing approval of project expenditures).
- Mentor and manage in-house teams to implement project within budget and deadline.
- Manage relevant partners to ensure proper project implementation.
- Ensure project implementation is in compliance with USG donor requirements and Equal Access organizational policies.
- Collect and report on success stories and prepare project reports for the donor and EA communications.
- Liaise with partners including Government of Kenya stakeholders.
- Manage donor relations with the U.S. Embassy.
- Strengthen program management systems and ensure their effective utilization, in close collaboration with the HQ Program Management Unit.
- Work closely with HQ Technical Leads to ensure quality and impactful program implementation.
- Responsible for timely and accurate reporting to donors.
- Supervise the Tech-Camp Coordinator, the Radio Producers, the Youth and Community Outreach Officer, and the Finance Manager.
Required Skills & Qualifications:
- At least five years of international program management experience required, preferably in Kenya or other insecure settings.
- Experience managing USG grants and working with USG and/or international donors.
- Demonstrated experience in programming, planning, reporting, monitoring, and managing budgets required.
- Experience in capacity building/mentoring of staff required.
- Willingness to travel to field sites within Kenya and East Africa required.
- Ability to function effectively in a fluid but complex team work environment and to set appropriate priorities and deal effectively with numerous simultaneous requirements required.
- Fluency in Somali required; knowledge of Arabic preferred.
- Minimum five years’ experience managing staff preferred.
Interested applicants should e-mail a copy of your CV and statement of interest to email@example.com the reference “Project Director, Somali Voices” in the subject line.
Kenyan and Somali Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply
EAI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.