Project Manager

About SHONA: SHONA is a community for entrepreneurs building Good Businesses that are creating good jobs, improving quality of life, creating wealth, building industries and their communities. By 2030, our goal is to build a community of at least 1,000 Good Businesses positively benefitting at least 35 million people. We exist to transform East Africa’s economies and societies by building a thriving East Africa private sector driven by Good Businesses.

Your Mission: Your mission will be to lead the implementation of a new initiative under our Female Founders Growth Program. SHONA is planning to launch a new initiative under our Female Founders Growth Program, focusing on identifying and supporting female-driven businesses in WASH, climate-smart food production, agriculture, climate change, nutrition, digitalisation, or skills development sectors in Uganda and Kenya.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the design of the initiative
  • Lead the implementation of the initiative
  • Lead the Monitoring and Evaluation of the initiative

Program Design:

  • Curriculum design and tool creation
  • Workplan development and updating
  • Documenting and reviewing program systems and processes
  • Budget review and management

Program Implementation:

  • Entrepreneur/Business Recruitment
  • Procurement and budget management
  • Business diagnostics
  • Program logistics coordination
  • Development of program materials and concept notes
  • Stakeholder communications
  • Account management and entrepreneur engagement
  • Planning workshops and webinars

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Data collection, analysis, and report writing
  • Entrepreneur database maintenance
  • Collecting impact stories
  • Supporting SHONA’s overall efforts as needed

Person Specification: Education/Work Experience:

  • Masters in Business Administration or related fields
  • 3+ years working with SMEs in Agriculture (an advantage)
  • 5+ years Project Management experience, preferably with Institutional Donors or Development Finance Institutions


  • Certificate in International Project Management
  • Experience working with Institutional Donors or Development Finance Institutions in SME development

Skills + Capabilities:

  • Program planning and management
  • Strategic thinking
  • Excellent organizational, writing, and communication skills
  • Creative problem-solving
  • Conflict resolution
  • Negotiation & Influencing skills
  • Team management experience
  • Managing multiple projects from start to finish

SHONA Foundational Skills:

  • Independence/Self Starter
  • Business Acumen
  • Results-driven
  • Team collaborator
  • Life-long learner
  • High emotional intelligence
  • Relationship building
  • Values alignment
  • Analytical skills
  • Project Management skills
  • Technology Savvy

SHONA Values:

  • People focused
  • Continuous improvement
  • Betting on potential
  • Bold and courageous
  • Honest and transparent

How to Apply: Please submit your application through this link: Application Form

Closing Date: This is a rolling application process. We will keep the position open until we find the right candidate. The process is estimated to take about 4 weeks from the initial submission.

SHONA is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We ensure no applicant receives less favorable treatment based on age, disability, gender, marital status, race, religion, or sexual orientation.



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