Hivos Job Vacancy : Regional Project Manager


Hivos East Africa is seeking qualified candidates for the position of:
Vacancy Name: Regional Project Manager – Open Contracting
Number of hours: 40
Region: East Africa
Office: Nairobi, KenyaHivos is an international organization that seeks new solutions to persistent global problems. With smart projects in the right places, we promote the empowerment and independence of citizens so that they can oppose discrimination, inequality, abuse of power, climate change and depletion of the earth.

The momentum for more transparency around public contracts has been growing rapidly.

Increasing availability of contracting information, however, will only lead to meaningful change if citizens know about and can make effective use of that information.Hivos, together with ARTICE 19, will launch an international programme to build capacities of civil society organisations in low and lower middle income countries to advocate for more transparency in public contracting and to increase accountability based on that information.

The programme will consist of global advocacy as well as national capacity building and advocacy in 5-6 countries in Latin America, South East Asia and Africa.As Regional Project Manager you will play a leading role in shaping the open contracting agenda within the region.

You will be responsible for all regional aspects of a global programme aimed at increasing transparency of public contracts in low and lower middle income countries and manage the strategic relations with external parties on this issue.You will work as a member of an international team working in The Netherlands, South-East Asia, Africa and Latin America.

The manager will be responsible for grant management, reporting and financial oversight of the country programmes under her/his supervision.

She/he will also be overseeing the setting up of national capacity building strategies in target countries in the region, aimed at building the capacity of civil society to push for transparency and accountability around public contracts.
Lastly, she/he will elaborate and execute a regional advocacy agenda and feed into the larger global advocacy agenda.
Your ProfileWe are looking for an experienced and diligent programme manager who combines team spirit with advocacy skills and a strategic mindset.

  • You have a proven track record of successful programme management in the region;
  • You have expertise and regional network in the areas of transparency and accountability, civic technology, open data and citizen engagement;
  • You bring a keen understanding of the major actors, their policies and recent developments in the particular field of Open Contracting and Open Data;
  • You bring a strong interest and personal commitment to the mission of Hivos and Open Contracting in particular.
  • You have excellent communication skills in English. Additionally, locally relevant languages or Dutch proficiency will be an asset.
What we offerHivos has been an important actor within the emerging Transparency & Accountability field.

In this position, you will be part of an international and diverse team within a vibrant international organization and have the opportunity to play a part in devising the strategy of a programme, while contributing to Hivos’ overall future development within the area of Transparency & Accountability.

How to Apply

If you meet the requirements for the position, please send a letter of motivation and curriculum vitae (resume) to [email protected] with subject as: Regional Project Manager – Open Contracting on or before 4th March 2016.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.