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Chief of Party – Kenya Youth Empowerment: Winrock International Jobs in Kenya


Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources.

By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.

Position Title:
 Chief of Party – Kenya Youth Empowerment

 Kenya (possibly Nairobi, Mombasa, or


Unit: Empowerment & Civic Engagement

Reports To:
 Vice President, Empowerment & Civic Engagement

Closing date:
 20 Apr 2010

 Kenya - Nairobi or Mombasa or Eldoret

Program Summary:

Winrock is seeking candidates for an upcoming USAID-funded youth development and empowerment program. The project aims to positively engage Kenyan youth in political, private sector and social spheres through youth-driven approaches and youth economic development.

Position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic leadership of all programmatic activities.
  • Develop and oversee implementation of annual work plans/targets, budgets, and reports.
  • Coordinate strategy and activities with USAID, implementing partners, national & local government authorities involved in and responsible for programs serving youth.
  • Manage and mentor senior staff.
  • Direct the monitoring and evaluation of the program
  • Serve as technical lead in at least three of the following areas and supervise staff and/or consultants in the remaining areas: youth development, civic participation, vocational education/training, microfinance access, private sector partnerships, employment and job creation.
Qualifications and Background:

 Masters degree or higher required, in education, business or public policy (preferred) or closely related social sciences. Supplemental training in income generation/entrepreneurship, monitoring and evaluation, HIV/AIDS or gender preferred.

Work Experience:
 Minimum ten years experience working in youth development or vocational education for donor-funded development programs required. Minimum five years experience managing USAID programs and budgets required (Chief of Party or Deputy Chief of Party experience preferred).

Minimum two years based in Africa required (Kenya experience preferred). Demonstrated technical expertise in three of the following areas: youth development, civic participation, vocational education/training, microfinance access, private sector partnerships, employment and job creation

 Strong skills in financial management, writing, monitoring and evaluation required.

 English fluency required

How to apply

Applicants should go to to the Jobs Link and submit a current resume and cover letter referencing COP-Kenya Youth by April 20, 2010.

Salary & Benefits:

The annual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits.

Winrock would like to graciously thank all applicants for their interest but only candidates who meet all requisite criteria and are short listed will be contacted.


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