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Youth Training Officer Job in Kenya


Kenya Youth Empowerment Project

The Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), the umbrella body for the Private Sector in Kenya, has been tasked by the Government of Kenya with the implementation of Training and Internship Component of the Kenya Youth Empowerment Project (KYEP). 

KYEP is a World Bank funded project with an overall objective of increasing employability of youth in Kenya. 

The Component, provides training, private sector internships and work experience to youth of 15 – 29 years of age. 

KEPSA is seeking to appoint a key staff to manage and implement training aspects of this project, initially on a two-years contract, renewable.

Training Officer 

( Ref No. PO-002/2012)

Reporting to the KYEP Project Director at KEPSA, the Training Officer will perform the following duties:

Main tasks and responsibilities

The Training officer is Responsible for all aspects regarding the provision of trainings within Training and Internship Component of the Kenya Youth Empowerment Project.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Specifically, the training officer will be responsible for;
  • Developing Expressions Of Interest (EOI) and evaluating responses for third party training providers
  • Developing the Terms of Reference (ToR) for Requests For Proposal (RFP) for third party training providers
  • Prepare RFP documentation for the selection of training service providers
  • Participating in Bid Committees and preparing tender evaluation reports
  • Drafting contracts for third party training providers in conjunction with the procurement officer
  • Review third party training plans and timetables for every cycle and advise the Project Director for approval before commencement of training
  • Review all third party training reports and act or advise on the necessary actions
  • Managing contracts of technical training providers and clearing payments in collaboration with procurement officer after receiving all agreed deliverables
  • Monitoring quality and content of trainings provided and providing feedback to the KYEP Project Director
  • Developing Interns stipend payee Lists during third party trainings
  • Supporting Review of curriculum and training materials after every cycle.
  • Supporting Beneficiary assessment and impact evaluation teams during trainings and using the results of these assessments to improve the quality of the training provided through this Component
  • Supporting implementation of Management Information System (MIS) to monitor all training aspects within the pilot project
  • Acting as a point of contact for KEPSA on all training aspects
  • Maintain accurate training documents, including all actions taken and facilitate all audit reviews
  • Performing any other duties assigned by the Project Director
Job Requirements:
  • The Training officer will be expected to have sound Training, consultancy knowledge and experience. Specifically;
  • A minimum of University degree in Education; Social Sciences or Business-related field
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English
  • Good command of Computer Programs and Applications
  • At least eight (8) years experience in the provision and evaluation of training
  • Experience in Training Consultancy contract management
  • Excellent analytical, report writing and organizational skills
  • Capacity to work under pressure and meet tight schedules and deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Excellent communication skills, negotiation skills and a team player
Interested candidates who meet the requirements above are requested to submit their detailed CVs along with a letter motivating their interest in the position to the following address and providing details of current and expected remuneration, and the names and addresses of at least three (3) referees, not later than Friday 1st June 2012.

Please consider your application to be unsuccessful if you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date.

The Human Resources and Administration Officer
Kenya Private Sector Alliance
P.O Box 3556 - 00100, Nairobi

Or Email: 
kyep@kepsa.or.ke

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