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AFSC Youth Innovations Program Officer Job Vacancy in Nairobi Kenya

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service.

Its work is based on the Quaker belief in the worth of every person and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice.

AFSC Somalia Program is looking for
 Program Officer: Youth Innovations to be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Strengthening youth innovations, entrepreneurships and self-reliance for livelihoods,
  • Enhancing the capacity of young men and women to become leaders and change agents through knowledge and skills transfer, and sharing of experiences,

  • Restoring peaceful coexistence of communities with a broader focus on community service, healing and social reconciliations.
Qualifications and Attributes:
  • Masters degree in social development, economics, international affairs, peace/ conflict studies, sociology or related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience on programs related to youth entrepreneurships, social reconciliations and youth mobilization and development.
  • Strong English language speaking and writing skills; and Somali language is advantageous
  • Excellent facilitation, training, communication, and ability to solve problems in a proactive way
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and in a team.
This position will be offered on an initial contract of one year with possibility of renewal upon mutual agreement. If interested in this position, please send your CV, motivation letter, and 3 references to: before Monday 3rd January 2011.

Alternatively, you can send your full application to:

P.O. Box 66448 - 00800,

Please know that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

AFSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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