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Grants Manager – Safe Roads /Usalama Barabarani Programme at National Transport and Safety Authority

The National Transport and safety Authority was established through an Act of Parliament; Act Number 33 on 26th October 2012. The objective of forming the Authority was to harmonize the operations of the key road transport departments and help in effectively managing the road transport sub-sector and minimizing loss of lives through road crashes. Vision: Efficient, Reliable and Safe Roads in Kenya Mission: To continually improve accessibility of Kenya’s road transport system for all users. Core functions: The main functions of the Authority as outlined in section 4 of the NTSA Act; To advise and make recommendations on matters relating to road transport and safety.

Programme, (GRADE NTSA 4) – REF: NTSA/10/2020/12

The position will be offered on contract for three (3) years and will be based in Nairobi with frequent visits to the counties.

Duties and Responsibilities

The office holder will report to the Director, Road Safety and will be charged with the following roles.

  • Participate in the formulation, management and evaluation of the grant activities in the project;
  • Collaborate with County Transport and Safety Committees and national partners, as well as the Project Manager at the EU Delegation in Kenya to achieve key project
  • deliverables;
  • Manage grant’s implementation unit on a daily basis to achieve the performance indicators agreed with NTSA and EU in line with set timelines within the scope of
  • approved Budgets and Work Plans;
  • Plan activities while prioritizing on strategic issues, follow-up on critical issues and work towards progress on institutionalization of programs;
  • Work in close cooperation with Heads of Safety Programmes and Education, Human Resources, Finance and Procurement on issues of planning, linking programmatic and operational processes and ensuring reaching of planned deliverables;
  • Work closely with the Lead Technical Expert (TE) in the sourcing, recruitment and selection processes of short term technical experts (STEs);
  • Monitor and Evaluate Financial and substantive activities of the programme;
  • Prepare and submit progress reports and financial reports for the programme;
  • Support the national strategic planning process for Road Safety based on evidence gained during project implementation;
  • Provide support to the National Monitoring and Evaluation Systems;
  • Advise on policy formulation for substantive engagement of stakeholders and enhance collaboration based on experiences and lessons learnt during project implementation;
  • Develop and build-up strategic partnerships and maintain good relations with the government counterparts and key stakeholders;
  • Ensure sound financial management of the Budget for the Action in collaboration with the relevant departments in NTSA;
  • Participate in monthly, quarterly and annual review and planning processes for the programme; and
  • Continuous support to the strategic development of the programme.

Qualifications, Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Project Management, Strategic Management, Social Sciences or any other relevant field;
  • At least ten (10) years relevant work experience, three (3) of which must have been at a middle management position in a large organization. Experience of working
  • with various stakeholders including non-governmental organizations is an added advantage;
  • Attended Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Strong understanding of and strong track record in programme financial management (CPA or equivalent would be an advantage);
  • Experience of working in international projects is an added advantage;
  • Experience of working in road transport sector or safety is an added advantage;;
  • Excellent computer skills;
  • Strong communication and writing skills in English and Kiswahili;
  • Demonstrated integrity and full commitment to public service values and ethical standards applicable to NTSA ;
  • Awareness of, sensitivity towards and non-discrimination towards differences of culture, gender, religion, race, ethnicity, nationality and age;
  • Demonstrated experience in programme and project management, and demonstrated capacity in leading the effective implementation of complex projects, including the management of data and reporting;
  • Strong people-management skills, ability to work under tight deadlines and under stress, goal-oriented and solution-seeking mind-set;
  • Excellent strategic, negotiation, analytical and planning skills;
  • Positive, constructive and dynamic work attitude;
  • Resourcefulness, initiative and mature judgment;
  • Commitment to continuing personal learning and development; and
  • Ability to promote a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the office through leadership and personal initiatives.

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