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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

RTI International Senior Program Coordinator (K-YES Project) Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Senior Program Coordinator
RTI International is an independent organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multidisciplinary research that improves the human condition.
With a worldwide staff of more than 4,000 people, RTI offers innovative research and development and a full spectrum of multidisciplinary services. Universities in North Carolina founded RTI in 1958 as a centerpiece of the Research Triangle Park.
RTI International is implementing a USAID funded five year activity that aims to enhance the employability of Kenya youth for increased wage and self-employment for underemployed youth who have not completed secondary school. The Kenya Youth Employment and Skills Program.
(K-YES) seek to engage Senior Program Coordinator in Nairobi
Position Overview: Senior Program Coordinator will be responsible for managing all County program activities, including Supervision of overall program implementation, at county level, timely preparation and submission of all County financial and narrative reports.
Further the coordinator will be responsible for facilitating linkages with the Government, private sector and other stakeholders engaged in youth employment
Specific roles and responsibilities will include:
  • Manage all County program activities, including Supervision of overall program implementation, at county level , timely preparation and submission of all County financial and narrative reports
  • Manage all County program expenses and properties, including maintenance of internal control procedures to ensure that expenses are reasonable, allowable and necessary and that program properties and premises are used for program activities and ensuring USAID financial and procurement guidelines are adhered to.
  • Oversee financial and report monitoring of grantee beneficiaries.
  • Facilitate networking and linkages among County program partners, including Government of Kenya partners, local NGOs and grassroots organizations, businesses and individuals; identify and nurture synergies with other U.S. Government-funded programs at County level
  • Maintain open and regular communication with Kenya Youth Employment and Skills
    Program (K YES ) National office
  • Represent K YES program in County meetings and conferences, and maintain good relations with program stakeholders.
  • Develop partnerships and linkages to strengthen vocational training institutions, Business service providers, youth organizations as independent structures and organizations
  • Participate in Strategic planning, work planning and implementation – participate in project team’s strategic planning, goal setting and work planning
  • Supervision of the Assistant Program Coordinator and other field staff.
  • Prepare County and quarterly reports, consolidate monthly work plans, develop and confirm expenditures as per the budget.
  • Identify and document lessons from the field, document best practices and write at least one success story per month
  • Mentor and provide advice and assistance to field team as needed
  • Organize trainings and monthly compact team meetings
  • Organize and plan for trainings with relevant Government facilitators and ensure materials and all logistics related to trainings and meetings are in place
  • Participate in curricula design and the development of youth friendly market driven CBET’s and other program delivery documents and materials.
  • Participate in joint monitoring and supervision visits with technical staff , other partner organizations and Government staff at County level
Applicants must possess a minimum of Relevant Master’s degree and 5 – 6 year of experience or Bachelor’s Degree and 8 – 10 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
The experience should be in Youth Workforce Development Programmes and implementing of USAID funded projects.
Local Knowledge of County will be an added advantage.
How to Apply
Please email cover letter and CV to by 10th March 2017
Applicants must include the POSITION TITLE in the subject line of their email.
Please do not attach copies of certificates.
We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

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