Consultant Project Coordinator- Driving Green Growth in the Construction Sector in Kenya - Habitat for Humanity

Consultant Project Coordinator- Driving Green Growth in the Construction Sector


Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is anchored on a fundamental vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. This vision has been the driving force in all of Habitat’s actions and activities and has seen HFHI helping more than 29 million people around the world build or improve the place they call home. To further fulfil this vision, Habitat for Humanity International established the Terwilliger Centre for Innovation in Shelter (Terwilliger Centre) to Build and Expand Inclusive Housing Markets by supporting local firms to innovate and expand client-responsive services and products. The Terwilliger Centre understands that the role of local markets is critical in closing adequate housing gaps among the low-income and incremental market segment. The Terwilliger Centre strives to make markets work more effectively for low-income people in need of decent, affordable housing.

Among the Terwilliger Centre’s efforts over the past five years includes engaging stakeholders in the affordable housing market system to facilitate efforts to drive housing quality up and housing costs down, taking into account social and community aspects of housing. The aim is to stimulate inclusive housing markets while generating expanded benefits to low-income households in a sustainable manner. The thrust of the interventions is the market system development approach that focuses on systemic change aimed at stimulating the low-cost housing market system to innovate and replicate promising practices on a sustainable basis.

This approach has ensured partnering with key actors to identify impediments and opportunities in the subsystems of the incremental housing markets and facilitating initiatives that strengthen competitiveness of private and public sector actors through market-based initiatives. By adopting the market systems development approach, focus is maintained on housing services and products with potential to be developed in an equitable and inclusive manner through the market leverage. The approach further ensures that efforts are driven with and through private and public sectors and other market-based actors where anchor/lead firms/catalytic companies are evident and strengthened to lead systems change even beyond the programme intervention.

Project Overview

Habitat for Humanity is currently implementing a 3-year project on Driving Green Growth in the Construction Sector project; funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Challenge Fund for Youth Employment (CFYE) programme. The project is being implemented in Kenya and co-designed between Habitat, consortium partners, other sector partners and youth working both in formal and informal sections of housing sector. It will apply market systems development approach to facilitate housing firms and relevant stakeholders to link youth to decent green jobs through three interconnected change objectives:

  1. Create, match and improve 908 green jobs for youth in the construction sector, of which 34% for women;
  2. Increase demand, supply and utilization of green housing products and services.
  3. Increase meaningful participation of women and youth in the construction sector.

Purpose and Objectives of the Assignment

The Project Coordinator will provide technical and operational support to the three years Challenge Fund for Youth Empowerment Project. Supporting the Manager SVL, the Project Coordinator will coordinate with Habitat for Humanity’s relevant departments and other project partners to provide critical technical and operations support.

The key objectives of this assignment will be:

  1. Timely and efficient project implementation, reporting and performance reviews.
  2. Cordial partnership management
  3. Consistent and quality project results commensurate to HFHI and donor standard.

Tasks and responsibilities

  1. Preparation of project documentation, presentations and reports related to project planning, implementation, and management including quarterly and progress technical reports.
  2. Manage and maintain project records, both electronically and hard copy
  3. Participate in implementing partner project activity and performance reviews, monitoring, including support during field visits, surveys and development and revision of standard tools for project monitoring
  4. Provide MEAL support such as monitoring compliance and support in operationalising compliance management systems.


  1. Collated project partners reports for compiling quarterly and annual reports , with corresponding Means of Verification.
  2. Well maintained project documentation and records, including project workplan, partner quarterly activity schedules and partner engagement documentation.
  3. Reports on project partners meetings and timely follow ups on agreed actions and matters arising.
  4. Well maintained project partners’ results sheet.


This will be a full-time assignment for 24 months.

Experience and qualification

  1. Bachelor’s degree in project management, business management, construction management or other related degree
  2. Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience in implementing Market Systems, Entrepreneurship or Value chains projects.
  3. Demonstrated experience working with private sector actors, and knowledge of the role of private sector, functioning of markets, entrepreneurial ecosystem, and opportunities for inclusive economic growth in Kenya;
  4. Outstanding communications and interpersonal skills including partnership management.
  5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  6. Fluency in written and oral English and Swahili communication
  7. Capacity to implement and document project results.
  8. Knowledge of the housing sector, or other relevant sector (e.g. energy, WASH, urban development, etc.) in the region
  9. Experience in practical research, coordinating field survey, data collection and analysis.
  10. Practical training in Research Methodology
  11. Strong interpersonal skills

Safeguarding and Data Protection

Safeguarding: HFHI requires that all employees take seriously their ethical responsibilities to safeguarding our intended beneficiaries, their communities, and all those with whom we work. Managers at all levels have responsibilities to support and develop systems that create and maintain an environment that prevents harassment, sexual exploitation, and abuse, safeguards the rights of beneficiaries and community members (especially children), and promotes the implementation of Habitat for Humanity’s code of conduct.

Data Protection: The contractor will be required to abide by Habitat for Humanity International’s data protection and security policy during the assignment period.


Interested individuals should submit a motivation letter and Curriculum Vitae.

How to apply

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Written proposal (technical and financial) including CVs of key personnel should be sent to via email on with subject line: Consultant Project Coordinator- Driving Green Growth in the Construction Sector.