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|Location:||Taita Taveta, Kenya|
|Salary:||Kenya Pay Band 2|
|Contract type:||Fixed Term|
|Full Time:||35 hours per week|
|Application Closing Date:||23 Aug 2019|
|Interview date:||To be confirmed|
|Start date:||Earliest possible.|
VSO is the world’s leading development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. We are unique in the way we bring people together to share their skills and experience, generate insights and ideas and, most of all, take action against poverty and exclusion. It’s a highly effective approach that works, and today is helping millions of people in some of the world’s poorest communities lift themselves out of poverty.
The Project Administrator cover will be responsible supporting the ICS project at the community level, supervising and supporting a pair of volunteer Team Leaders to provide adequate pastoral support to a team of UK and Kenyan volunteers, and facilitating learning for Team Leaders and Volunteers during placement period and post placement period in Taita Taveta
Skills, qualifications and experience
A Bachelor’s degree preferably in social sciences, education and or business development
At least 2 years’ experience in project development and management in youth livelihoods/ and education interventions with evidenced participation and impact on the key actors.
Working with Young People
Proven experience working with and providing support to youth from a wide range of backgrounds including People with Disabilities.
Proven ability to facilitate learning in a non-formal environment for employment, entrepreneurship and active citizenship.
Experience working with youth and their families in education or livelihood initiatives
Monitoring and Evaluation
Experience in developing and using monitoring and evaluation tools and participatory methodologies in research and M&E
Knowledge of issues which are common to communities in developing countries, possibly achieved through working or living in a developing country. Experience of promoting learning about development issues.
Direct and substantial experience of working cross-culturally and able to communicate to a range of audiences and promote sharing and learning between cultures
Possession of strong written and communication skills needed for writing reports, publicity materials and corresponding with a wide-range of community members
Significant experience of working in a supervisory role. Proven ability to promote self-awareness, learning and development among individuals.
Planning and Organising
Able to develop clear and realistic plans to deliver agreed objectives within deadlines, involving key individuals in the planning process.
Experience of managing budgets and undertaking accounting procedures.
Sufficient experience of working with volunteers to understand the key factors which make volunteer placements viable, effective and rewarding.
Knowledge and experience on disability rights and inclusion practices
Knowledge and experience in advocacy and policy processes
VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications. Applicants must have the right to work in Kenya. Shortlisted applicants will be expected to have a valid certificate of good conduct.
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