Project Manager, Field Support Services Project (FSSP) Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya - World University Service of Canada

POSITION TITLE: Project Manager, Field Support Services Project (FSSP) Kenya


REPORTS TO: Director, International Services


EXPECTED START DATE: July 2023 (subject to contract start date)

Nature and Scope:

In response to a Request for Proposals by Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs. Trade and Development (DFATD), WUSC is preparing a proposal for the Field Support Services Project (FSSP) based in Kenya. This FSSP is responsible for providing a range of services in support of program delivery and policy dialogue of Canada’s international assistance in Kenya, Somalia and South Africa, as well as in a number of other countries across Southern and East Africa. These services include, but are not limited to, the provision of administrative, logistical, technical, and financial services for DFATD and other clients identified by DFATD in Kenya.

The Project Manager will be responsible for managing the delivery of administrative, logistical and financial management services provided by the FSSP.


The tasks for the FSSP Project Manager include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensure overall quality and management oversight of all services offered by the FSSP Kenya and ensuring the quality of services provided by the FSSP meets the needs and expectations of DFATD;
  • Lead the preparation of all key FSSP documents, including procurement plans as part of the Initial Work Plan including Procurement Plans, Operating Procedures Manual and Annual Work Plans;
  • Develop and maintain networks of key stakeholders (government, civil society, other donors, private sector);
  • Ensure cost-effectiveness of services delivered within the project;
  • Plan and coordinate administrative, financial and logistics management services provided under the project;
  • Regularly communicate with the Development Section at the Canadian High Commissions in Nairobi and Pretoria, DFATD headquarters, government authorities or their representatives, and other relevant project stakeholders;
  • Analyze, plan, direct and assess the administrative tasks to be carried out by technical specialists, including timely submission of deliverables, adherence to basic professional requirements and alignment with activity specifications;
  • Ensure the quality of the reporting and invoicing for services rendered.


  • Advanced degree in a relevant discipline such as political sciences, law, international development, economics, finance, business administration, project management, social sciences, engineering, applied sciences;


  • Fifteen (15) years of cumulative related experience managing at least three (3) International Development Projects;
  • Experience working in a Developing Country or working with International Development Assistance Stakeholders, preferably in Kenya, Somalia and/or South Africa ;
  • Demonstrated experience managing international development projects with a minimum annual budget of more than $1.5 million CAN;
  • Experience providing overall quality and management oversight, leading the development of key organizational documents, reviewing and approving organization budgets, etc.
  • Experience in provision of administration, procurement, financial and logistical services, for example, hiring of consultants, procurement of equipment, and supervision of event organization; and
  • Demonstrated experience in effective management and international monitoring of project progress and results;
  • Demonstrated experience working with different types of International Development Assistance Stakeholders, including civil society organizations, the private sector, multilateral organizations, donors, as well as local or national governments;
  • Knowledge, understanding and familiarity with Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy;
  • Effective time management: able to prioritize work and meet deadlines;
  • Excellent problem-solving skills: able to solve problems and/or identify when an issue should be elevated;
  • Able to work effectively in a dynamic team environment (working both independently and as part of a small team); and
  • Curious, enthusiastic and willing to innovate and adapt.


  • Professional proficiency in English (oral, reading, writing)


Join Us. Our work is important, cutting-edge, and fast-paced. We encourage curiosity, innovation, and flexibility. And we provide a phenomenal learning experience.

WUSC (World University Service of Canada) is a Canadian non-profit organization working to create a better world for all young people. We bring together a diverse network of students, volunteers, schools, governments, and businesses who share this vision. Together, we develop solutions in education, economic opportunities, and empowerment to overcome inequality and exclusion for youth around the world, particularly young women and young refugees. WUSC currently works in 25 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Vietnam, with an annual budget of approximately CAD $40 million. We have over 90 staff in our Ottawa office, and over 200 people overseas implementing 16 development projects in collaboration with donors such as Global Affairs Canada, the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and the African Development Bank.

How to apply


WUSC’s activities seek to balance inequities and create sustainable development around the globe; the work ethic of our staff, volunteers, representatives and partners shall correspond to the values and mission of the organization. WUSC promotes responsibility, respect, honesty, and professional excellence and we will not tolerate harassment, coercion, sexual exploitation or abuse of any form. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal record check where appropriate.

This employment opportunity isopen to all Kenyan Nationals and International Experts**.** WUSC is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.

Interested candidates should submit an application to as soon as possible. We are evaluating candidates on a rolling basis. Candidates should submit a CV and a cover letter which details why they are an ideal candidate (qualifications and experience). Please indicate “Kenya FSSP Project Manager” in the subject line.

Kindly note this employment opportunity is subject to funding from Canada’s DFATD.