Africa Project Manager at TechnoServe Kenya

TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries. We are a nonprofit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital and markets. Our work is rooted in the idea that hardworking people can generate income, jobs and wealth for their families and communities. With more than four decades of proven results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives. Our success in creating business solutions to poverty is due in large part to our talented and highly committed team. TechnoServe employs more than 900 people, the vast majority of them host-country nationals working in the field. Our staff combine business expertise with local knowledge, relationships and context to help hardworking men and women generate income, jobs and wealth for their families and communities. In 2014, TechnoServe’s work made a difference in the lives of 1.7 million people in more than 29 countries, creating a better life and better world for this generation and the generation to come. 

Key Responsibilities

Project Management and Operational support

Work closely with the Senior communication and advocacy manager to develop and implement workplans, budgets, and strategies for key workstream deliverables
Manage event planning for MNMUK supported functions
Support the organisation’s Monitoring and Evaluation leads to develop monitoring and evaluation activities of program interventions and oversee their implementation and reporting in the Africa workstream
Lead the delivery of high quality, timely, impact focused reporting for a range of stakeholders
Budget development, monitoring and management
Support MNMUK fundraising activities including proposal writing
Line management of the Africa Officer

African Advocacy Activities

Work collaboratively with the Africa Director, team members located in Africa and the UK and key partners to achieve Africa workstream objectives and deliverables, including supporting strategic project planning for advocacy impact areas
Coordinate strong working partnerships with Ministries of Health, National Malaria Control Programs, Zero malaria campaign coalition partners, and international malaria partners – connecting in-country activities to regional and global communication and advocacy efforts
With colleagues, identify strategic moments and emerging opportunities to influence target stakeholders and support their integration to workstream plans and budgets


Support the communications team to design and develop roll-out plans for inspirational and contextually relevant communications campaigns
Work with the communications team to disseminate media distribution for campaigns, including mass media and community-based approaches while monitoring and expanding social media presence of MNMUK’s work and campaigns
Support and work with the Senior Africa communications and Talent Manager in the continuous engagement of local/national talent/champions
Develop strong relationships with relevant media and secure press coverage of events and campaign developments

Job Qualifications

At least a master’s degree qualification in Communication or relevant discipline
Strong skills and experience in all aspects of program cycle management – design and development, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation
Demonstrated experience working with a range of stakeholders and partners
Demonstrated experience managing budgets and ensuring financial compliance with donor contracts
Demonstrated experience leading complex impact focused projects with multiple areas of work, tight timelines, and diverse internal and external stakeholders
Relevant experience in health advocacy and communications particularly in management of national and regional programmes.

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