Climate Pal Deputy Project Manager Job in Kenya


Job Title: Deputy Project Manager for low-carbon project development within Kenya

Accountable To: Project Manager

Climate Pal is a Kenyan company created in 2010 specialized in developing environmental and carbon offset projects in rural areas in Kenya. Climate Pal has already distributed 60,000 cook stoves in Embu County, impacting positively livelihood of 300,000 people.

The company is currently implementing new ambitious offset projects in different counties in Kenya, consisting in distributing and monitoring improved cook stoves, boreholes, and other low-carbon projects. The company has also registered a CDM PoA cook stove project in the UNFCCC, allowing the development of cook stove projects elsewhere in Kenya.

To expand Climate Pal’s existing project beyond the 60,000 distributed cook stoves, the company now wishes to recruit a Deputy Project Manager to lead a team of staff, group leaders and ambassadors in it projects within Kenya.

Objectives: The objective of this position is to lead a team in the last-mile distribution and day-to-day monitoring of low-carbon emission cook stoves in target counties around Mt. Kenya, ensuring that all operations are run profitably and in an ethical manner in order to meet the objectives of shareholders and stakeholders.


The Deputy Project Manager for low-carbon project development will support the Project Manager in the following duties:

  • To dynamically lead and support an ambitious program of sales, distribution and monitoring of cook stoves in the counties of operations.
  • To establish and maintain an existing network of groups, ambassadors and artisans responsible for ensuring an ongoing distribution, monitoring, repairs and replacements of Hifadhi Cooks stoves in the project areas.
  • To lead the operational and financial management of the improved cook stoves program in the selected county.
  • To ensure successful project implementation, supervising activities in the ground and providing training, guidance and active support to a team of local field officers and community facilitators.
  • To successfully achieve penetration and distribution goals of the low-carbon project in the county of assignment.
  • To be responsible for business development opportunities and activities with a view to grow the business for low-carbon project and find new partners in Kenya.
  • To consolidate all operational information to perform efficient reporting.

Primary responsibilities

  • For the low-carbon projects under responsibility, notably improved cook stove project:
  • Direct the mobilization, awareness creation and distribution activities of the cook stove project in the selected county.
  • Develop partnerships with communities, groups, cooperatives, and local influencers to endorse sustainable forest practices and adoption of improved cook stoves and sustainable firewood consumption by rural households.
  • Ensure optimal efficiency in the sale and distribution of Hifadhi Stoves to clients.
  • Implement and enforce low-carbon project best practices and procedures and quality procedures in production, distribution and post-sale services to beneficiary households in accordance with the company’s high quality standards.
  • Manage administrative and accounting functions to ensure smooth and efficient operations of the project in your county of assignment.
  • Provide continuous training and guidance to all staff members and community liaisons in the project.
  • Ensure that all your staff are effectively deployed, adequately trained and facilitated to perform their responsibilities and operational tasks in an ethical and responsible manner.
  • Ensure Human Resources admin duties follow up of your team: sick days, holidays, allowances, transport requests.
  • Supervise employees’ schedules and activities in relation to the Project Director in France: ensure performance goals are met and set. Plan and implement the annual calendar of activities including production, distribution and monitoring activities.
  • Supervise the creation of financial budgets and track expenditures.
  • Ensure all administrative requirements, invoicing and financial control tasks are completed in a timely manner.
  • Represent the organization to the public, key stakeholders and business partner.
  • Perform an efficient and rigorous reporting of the projects under your responsibility.
  • Any other duties as allocated by the Board of Directors.

For business development activities

  • Contribute to operational strategies as per the company’s Strategic Business Plans.
  • Participate in strategic planning.
  • Prepare and present regularly to the General Management, under supervision of the Project Manager: monthly financial statement, provisional budget, financial report.
  • Contribute to regular reports on the current state of business and opportunities for the General Management.
  • Any other duties as allocated by the Board of Directors.

Education, Skills and Experience

  • MBA or MSc graduates or post graduates in any field related to business, Environment, conservation, range-management, forestry and/or agricultural management
  • Over 5 years of managerial experience in sustainable forestry, environmental or community development projects in rural areas of Kenya
  • Results orientation and excellent managerial and leadership skills
  • Familiarity with carbon finance and sustainable forestry is a must
  • Effective decision-making and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • A creative problem solver and multitasking abilities
  • Detail oriented with strong financial control abilities
  • Forward thinking and empathic leader with training skills experienced in leading community facilitators teams
  • Ability to work with communities and understand the social dynamics in the project area.
  • One with good research and analytical skills

Languages: Fluent English and Swahili required. French is a plus.

The position is to be based in Embu or Tharaka Nithi with occasional travels to Nairobi.

Deadline of application: 19th October 2018

Date of incorporation: November 15th 2018

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Embu, Kenya

Embu County

Business Administration, Agriculture and Agribusiness, Environment and Natural Resources
Updated: October 14, 2018 — 8:13 am