Monday, October 7, 2013

Reproductive Health Project Manager

Vacancy: Reproductive Health Project Manager

Background

Bravilian Queens Association (BQA) is a non-profit self-help group based in Dagoretti Division of Nairobi County.

Established in 2008, BQA seeks to empower poor teenage girls to build their social, health and economic status by integrating various strategies within a football program with the aim of developing skills in assertiveness, independence, leadership and knowledge on sexual reproductive health, including when, where and why to seek services. 

Football challenges stereotypes, increases self-confidence and creates a social network. Football also provides safe space within which empowerment activities can take place such as networking, learning from mentors and reducing vulnerability.

The project aims to influence families and communities to open safe spaces for girls to develop and prepare for leadership positions while influencing them to value girl child education, use of sexual reproductive health information and services as well as provide age appropriate entertainment for girls within the community.

BQA seeks to hire a Reproductive Health (RH) Project Managerfor a period of 12 months on a renewable basis depending on availability of funds. 

The RH Project Manager will report to a Management Committee that reports to the Board of Directors.

The RH Project Manager’s key responsibilities will include the following:
  • Management: Overall management of all BQA projects in Dagoretti and its environs. Responsible for development of BQA work plan and working with staff to ensure planned activities are implemented on time and on budget.
  • Fundraising: Identify funding opportunities through networking and review of literature searches; develop concept notes and proposals for funding.
  • Community Engagement: Assist in preparing and organising community activities; develop an incentive system to motivate volunteers and create a culture of volunteerism within the community.
  • Organising: Oversee project events such as tournaments both at home and away and health screenings.
  • Finance and Administration: Oversee the finance and administrative functions of BQA including staff management, procurement of supplies and commodities; financial and budget management.
  • League: Support the work of the Football League Coordinator in Dagoretti and attend meetings with Team Managers.
  • Life Skills: Coordinate the life skills program by supporting workers, attending meetings with peer educators to develop life skills manuals. Communicate and involve parents in the life skills programme.
  • Support entrepreneurship programme by networking and collaborating with other like-minded organizations.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation: Monitor project implementation of all BQA programs on a monthly basis including data collection and analysis. Develop tools for use.
  • Report writing: Responsible for the development and submission of monthly, quarterly and ad hoc program and financial reports for the Board and donors.
Qualifications and Experience

Education:
  • Applicants should be possess a bachelor’s degree in development, public health, community development and/or any social science related field.
Experience:
  • A minimum of two years work experience in fiscal and project management, community development and organizing of community events. 
  • Sexual and reproductive health work experience will be an added advantage
Skills or related knowledge:
  • Demonstrated experience in administrative and financial management; 
  • excellent training and workshop facilitation skills; 
  • excellent written and oral communication skills in English; 
  • proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. 
  • Assertive personality with strong interpersonal and supervisory skills. 
  • Ability to work and collaborate with diverse partner organizations and team work. 
  • Experience working with girls playing or coaching football.
Other Requirements:
  • Must be willing to work in the urban slums of Kawangware, Nairobi and willingness to work over the weekends.
Female applicants are particularly encouraged to apply.

Please send your application cover letter, curriculum vitae including three references and salary history by email to bravilianqueens13@gmail.com no later than 15th October 2013 with the email subject RH Project Manager Application

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.