PROJECT MANAGEMENT TECHNICAL SKILLS AND PERFORMANCE OF WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE PROJECTS IN NAIROBI CITY COUNTY IN KENYA
Keywords:Project management technical skill, Budgeting skill, Contract management skills, Performance, WASH projects
The general objective was to determine the effect of project management technical skills on performance of WASH projects in Nairobi City County, Kenya. The specific objectives were to examine the effect of budgeting skills and to establish the effect of contract management skills on performance of WASH projects in Nairobi City County, Kenya. This study employed a descriptive research design. The study targeted 1,143 registered and active WASH projects in Nairobi City County. The sample size was determined using Yamane 1967 formula where 296 project managers was sampled. Questionnaires will be used for data collection. A pilot study involved 10% of the sample respondents hence 29 project managers who were excluded from actual study. The research used construct and content validity. Cronbach’s Alpha Coefficient was used to assess questionnaire reliability. Data was analyzed using SPSS Version 28 to generate both descriptive and inferential statistics. Findings show that there is a moderate significant relationship between project budgeting skills and performance of WASH projects (r=0.432, p=0.000), and a moderate significant relationship between project contract management skills and performance of WASH projects (r=0.456, p=0.022). The study recommends that project managers should make efforts in making close follow ups in contractor’s quality compliance by regularly monitoring quality conformance and reliability of used materials, carry out quality assurance and ensuring that the technical team is adequately competent or qualified, have adequate provision for changes on contract terms.
 Rotich, K. K., & Mungai, A-M. W., (2023). Project Management Technical Skills and Performance of Water, Sanitation And Hygiene Projects In Nairobi City County In Kenya. International Journal of Management and Business Research, 5(2), 133-143