Shelter-Afrique Project Manager Job


Shelter-Afrique is a regional Housing Finance Institution Agriculture and Animal Resources established by African Governments dedicated to investment in housing and urban development in African Countries.
Shareholders include 44 African countries, the African Development Bank, The Africa Re-Insurance Corporation.
Shelter-Afrique intends to carry out a Joint Venture Project with other Partners for delivery of housing units from inception to completion, sales and closing.
In this regard, Shelter Afrique invites applications from suitably qualified persons, to fill the vacant position of Project Manager.

The position is based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Key Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Shelter Afrique Director of Project Management, the Project Manager will manage construction projects and supervise contractors to ensure compliance and delivery of the project according to agreed time, cost and quality targets.
The Project Manager will also coordinate and synergise the efforts of the design consultants to ensure delivery on costs, specifications, and overall acceptability for the project.
Specific responsibilities include:
  • Develop and implement the project delivery plan in accordance with the key milestones;
  • Coordinate the review and approval of Contractor proposals, drawings, samples requirements, work plans, and ensure compliance with delivery standards, targets and budgets;
  • Proactively identify and resolve project critical path issues using instruments including the  communication plan, procurement plan, cost management plan, quality management plan and progress acceleration plan; d) Monitor Contractors performance and ensure compliance with contract and quality standards;
  • Oversee procurement and award of tenders to specialist contractors;
  • Oversee management of project finances including equity and debt financing, budgeting and budget reviews, taxation and update project financial appraisals periodically;
  • Prepare monthly cost forecasts and cash flow summaries;
  • Receive, review, contract valuations, contractors payment requests and recommend for approvals;
  • Prepare and submit monthly project monitoring reports including the mitigation measures in place to proactively manage project risks;
  • Liaise with sales and marketing team and facilitate development of product information, sales and marketing strategy, show house completion, pricing of housing units, and sales targets in order to optimise revenue;
  • Oversee the administration of escrow accounts to ensure timely and accurate receipt of sales revenue;
  • Manage communications and engagement with project stakeholders;
  • Oversee, verify and confirm all project completion, closure and post contract activities including cocertification of each phase, final accounts, snagging, defect rectifications, and final accounts;
  • Proactively review and resolve issues and ensure compliance of the Consultants to the consultancy service level agreements;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • A Master’s degree in Civil Engineering, Building, Building Economics, Construction Project Management or equivalent with at least ten years’ experience in large scale construction project management.
In addition applicants should have strong entrepreneurial, interpersonal, and team leadership, and IT software including MS Project.
Should be knowledgeable and skilled in procurement of large scale capital items, health and safety regulations.
In addition applicants should have strong leadership, interpersonal, negotiation, analytical and communication skills.
Terms of offer: The above position is offered on a one year renewable fixed term contract.

How to Apply

Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating their suitability against the listed qualifications and detailed curriculum vitae including nationality, date of birth, and names and addresses of three referees.
Applications should be sent by email only to [email protected]
Applicants should indicate the position applied for as the subject line of their email submissions.
The deadline for submission is 14th November 2015.
Only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.