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This is a fixed term contract until 31 March 2023.
About the project
We are looking for an experienced professional to manage our new programme called Kenya Skills for Prosperity (KS4P) to ensure the effective delivery, financial management, monitoring and reporting of the project.
Kenya Skills for Prosperity (KS4P) is a new programme that will improve access to HE and TVET education for marginalised and unemployed youth, will strengthen education to industry links and develop an enabling environment for a strong skills ecosystem through technical assistance and capacity building.
This role will be the conduit between partner organisations, Chief of Party and Leonard Cheshire Head Office to facilitate a consistent approach to project delivery of the highest quality standards.
You will enjoy working in partnership with diverse stakeholders within an international development environment and will seek out new funding and non-funding partnerships so we can further expand our impact and reach.
The successful postholder will be encouraged to be the primary contact for partner organisations and work with them to develop and implement capacity building plans addressing gaps and needs.
The role is Kenya based and will require the ability to travel extensively.
You will have demonstrable expertise in the management of development programmes preferably in the disability sector.
You will enjoy engaging and building networks with local and national organisations and have a proven track record of achieving this.
You will be able to work on your own initiative, balancing competing priorities to tight timescales leading the delivery of the programme with demonstrable impact ensuring that the programme meets overall quality and learning standards.
You will have a strong grasp on current issues, policies and best practice in inclusive employment.
In return we can promise a flexible and fun work environment with a strong emphasis on teamwork, personal and skills development.
About Leonard Cheshire
As one of the world’s leading charities for disabled people, we believe disabled people should have the freedom to live their lives the way they choose – with the opportunity and support to live independently, to contribute economically and to participate fully in society.
With 5,000 staff and 10,000 volunteers supporting nearly 70,000 people in the UK and around the world, we provide support to 2,500 people in a variety of UK living services including supported living, nursing, and day centre facilities. We also support 12,000 young people in the UK with skills, confidence, and employment programmes. Internationally, we are a specialist development NGO delivering inclusive education, youth leadership and access to livelihoods programmes to more than 50,000 people in 15 countries across Asia and Africa.
What we Offer
- Fair and competitive pay rates
- A generous employer contribution to a company pension scheme
- Substantial annual leave, with the option to buy or sell leave
- Medical insurance
- Travel insurance if you travel with Leonard Cheshire
We seek candidates with a genuine commitment to the values and ethos of Leonard Cheshire who are excited by this opportunity to make a difference to the lives of people with a disability.
Leonard Cheshire welcomes applications from all sections of the community and we strongly encourage applications from persons with lived experience of disability.
A police check will be required for this role as well as the right to live and work in Kenya.
Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received. We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once a suitable candidate has been appointed.
Please note that we do not accept emailed CVs. To apply for this position you need to submit your application through the system.