Project Management Consultancy Opportunity in Nairobi, Kenya

Habitat for Humanity 

Position Title: Project Management Consultancy

Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI), founded in 1976, is a global Christian-based nonprofit organization which grew out of an intentionally multi-racial community in rural Georgia. Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat brings together people of all faiths and people of no faith to build homes, communities and hope. Working alongside each other, we help families and individuals build and improve places to call home and achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Habitat for Humanity seeks individuals who have a willingness to affirm these principles and values.

Background - Habitat for Humanity in Africa

A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Globally, housing supply falls short of demand with more than a billion people living in slums or informal settlements with 80% attributed to three regions: Eastern and South-Eastern Asia (370 million), sub-Saharan Africa (238 million) and Central and Southern Asia (227 million). The United Nations further estimates that 3 billion people will require adequate and affordable housing by 2030.

The housing deficit is a massive challenge in African countries where demand for affordable, adequate housing is far outstripping supply, resulting in half of the population living in sub-standard conditions. More than 60% of African urban households lived in slum conditions in 2018, or 238 million people. Experts project that this figure is certain to grow daily for the next 15 years.

Through shelter, we empower.

Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort, growing to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 70 countries. In the Africa we are active in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Malawi, Tanzania, Lesotho, Zambia, South Africa, and Ivory Coast.

Habitat for humanity in Africa is seeking to hire a project management consultancy to lead the development of end-to-end project management processes designed to address the risks and complexities of key programs and projects. From project planning and resource allocation to financial management and results tracking, the consultant will support the development of tools, templates and best-in-class processes that target the management of strategic issues and program risk to ensure successful and sustainable projects delivery across the SSA.

Knowledge and experience

  • Expert knowledge of project management in development work, across a wide range of technical areas.
  • Strong understanding of the development sector programming, knowledge of major technical areas of Habitat for Humanity ‘s work is desirable.
  • Significant experience and a strong understanding of processes, approaches, tools and methodologies that facilitate project management, and organizational learning, that is up to date with best practices in the sector.
  • Strong understanding of the realities of NGO project management and limitations that impact project implementation, financial control, monitoring, reporting evaluation and learning.


  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Able to develop appropriate guidelines, tools and templates for improved project management and implement them at scale.
  • Able to develop regional guidance that is simple and practical for field colleagues to understand and use.
  • Able to analyze large amounts of data and generate powerful reports and information from them.
  • Communicating complex technical project management concepts and terminology in simple language to non-experts. Writing in plain English
  • Strong collaboration skills, able to build cooperation and negotiate compromises.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Proven experience of using online technology for communication and learning.
  • Fluent in English and French
  • Capacity in languages appropriate to the region will be an advantage.
  • Experience in or supporting project management in multiple countries.


  • Listens to and consults with others with genuine curiosity and interest to learn.
  • Co-creates with diverse staff across the organization.
  • Demonstrates genuine curiosity and enthusiasm to find win-win solutions when facing challenges and ambiguity.
  • Facilitates joint understanding and the development of good practices.
  • Inspire trust and support from others.
  • Promotes innovation and learning.
  • Takes responsibility for achieving significant results.
  • Able to build rapport with wide range of groups.
  • Demonstrably committed to Habitat for Humanity’s goals and values.

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