Project Manager

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Applications have closed

Website Impuls Africa

ABOUT COMPANY

Impuls Africa is a Zambian-registered company that specializes in delivering agricultural consultancy and extension services in the SADC region. Impuls has a strong track record of successfully developing and implementing large-scale projects in agriculture, livestock, agroforestry, apiculture, and horticulture value chains. We specialize in providing services to both donors and the private sector, offering everything from one-off consulting assignments to long-term project implementation and management. Our primary focus is on agricultural consulting, in which we excel at delivering a diverse range of short- and long-term assignments. Our services include needs assessments, market assessments, facilitation of market linkages, value chain assessments and development, feasibility studies, capacity assessments, training and development, strategy development, as well as monitoring and quality assurance measures.

We are therefore encouraging all candidates to apply for the mentioned position with the following qualifications:

Position Title: Project Manager

Location: Lusaka

Reports To: General Manager

Duration: Full-time

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

The Project Manager will be responsible for the overall management, coordination, and execution of multiple projects under Impuls Africa. The role involves managing project activities, nurturing client relationships, identifying new project opportunities, and ensuring the successful implementation of projects. The Project Manager will also oversee internal monitoring and evaluation (M&E) processes, staff management, and budget control.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Project Management and Implementation

  • Oversee the planning, execution, and monitoring of multiple projects to ensure they meet the objectives, timelines, and budget requirements.
  • Develop detailed project plans, including setting objectives, scope, activities, and timelines.
  • Coordinate with project teams and stakeholders to ensure the effective implementation of project activities.
  • Conduct baseline studies, surveys, market assessments, and other relevant research to inform project strategies.
  • Manage project teams, including recruitment, training, and performance evaluation.
  • Develop and manage project budgets, ensuring cost-effectiveness and financial accountability.
  • Monitor and control project expenditures to stay within budgetary constraints.

Client and Stakeholder Management

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with clients, partners, and stakeholders.
  • Act as the primary point of contact for clients, providing regular updates and addressing any issues or concerns.
  • Work with clients to understand their needs and expectations and align project activities accordingly.

Business Development

  • Identify and pursue new project opportunities that align with Impuls Africa’s strategic objectives.
  • Prepare project proposals, budgets, and concept notes for potential new projects.
  • Network with potential clients, donors, and partners to expand Impuls Africa’s project portfolio.

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Develop and implement M&E plans to track project progress and measure outcomes.
  • Conduct regular project reviews and evaluations to assess impact and identify areas for improvement.
  • Prepare detailed M&E reports for internal and external stakeholders.

Reporting and Documentation

  • Prepare project reports, including financial and narrative reports for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Maintain detailed project documentation and records.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Project Management, Agriculture, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in managing and implementing agricultural projects.
  • Proven experience in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of projects.
  • Experience in staff management, budget management, and business development.
  • Strong project management skills, including planning, budgeting, and reporting.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of agricultural practices and market dynamics.

All suitable applicants are therefore advised to send their applications via email at [email protected]


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