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Youth Development Programme Coordinator Job Vacancy – Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF)

Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF) is a Grantmaking Community Foundation which seeks to build the capacity of local community organizations as one strategy for achieving greater impact of community led development initiatives. KCDF works with an increasing number of local organizations in this effort.
KCDF is seeking to recruit an experienced and highly motivated individual to lead the implementation of its Youth Development Programme. The programme has a nationwide coverage and seeks to promote inclusion, participation and economic empowerment of youth of between 18 to 35 years.
Through a competitive and objective process, Youth Development Grants target youth led and youth serving organizations whose local initiatives are led by youth for youth, in areas such as skills development for livelihood, entrepreneurship and employment opportunities of the young people, among other areas.This position thus requires frequent travel in-country.

Under the supervision of the Programme Director, the right candidate will be a team player, and able to provide leadership to a growing youth portfolio, but also able to design new programmes and explore viable funding opportunities and partnerships, that respond to pressing challenges facing youth in Kenya.
Key duties and responsibilities:
As part of the Programme Team, the Youth Development Coordinator will:
  • Coordinate and ensure the effective management and implementation of the existing youth targeting programmes within KCDF, namely The Youth Development Programme and the Youth to Youth Fund
  • Ensure achievement of strict implementation deadlines; compliance with programme goals and objectives, and adherence with approved plans and budgets.
  • Coordinate the identification and selection of partners/grantees and development of their proposals, plans, and budgets.
  • Support the strengthening of organizational capacity of youth programme partners
  • Ensure full and proactive compliance with the Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation guidelines and policies.
  • Ensure that programme and lesson learning reports are accurate, on time and appropriately shared/disseminated.
  • In consultation with the Programme Director and other members of Senior Management, research/ generate new ideas and originate concept notes and proposals for submission to potential donors, with a view to expanding their Programme and /or other programmes, in line with KCDF’s strategic priorities.
  • Provide liaison with be the focal point for a multi-stakeholder youth advisory groups and networks at the national and sub national levels.
  • Coordinate the identification and supervision of all programme reviews, case studies and programme consultants.
  • Represent KCDF at meetings/fora on youth development/programming with GOK relevant ministries, donors, civil society, as appropriate.
Key qualifications required
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or development studies.
  • At least 5 years experience in programme development and in diverse programmes that target vulnerable groups or disadvantaged communities.
  • A demonstrated passion, knowledge and / or involvement in youth targeted initiatives..and familiarity with donor reporting requirements.
  • Experience in capacity development of grassroot actors and exposure or knowledge of organizations, networks of youth serving organizations, and other actors seeking to address youth issues in the country..
  • A team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills., Ability to build a team and supervise other team members and with demonstrated leadership skills
Applications together with a detailed CV, photocopies of all relevant certificates and testimonials, indicating names for three current referees, and daytime telephone should be submitted by email ( or hand delivered to KCDF clearly marked ‘Position of Programme Coordinator – Youth Development Programme’.
Address your application to:
The Chief Executive Officer
Kenya Community Development Foundation
Junction of Chai & Pamba Roads, Pangani
P.O Box 10501-00100

Applications must be received on or before 3rd December 2010.
KCDF is an equal opportunity organization.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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