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Youth Project Officer Job in Kisumu Kenya

The Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), the umbrella body of private sector organizations 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 aged 15-29 years of age. 

KEPSA is seeking to appoint a key staff to manage and implement this project in Kisumu, initially on a two-year renewable contract
Project Officer - Kisumu 

Ref No. PO-003-2012 

Reporting to the KYEP Project Director at KEPSA, the Project Officer - Kisumu will perform the following duties:
Main Function:
The Project Officer-Kisumu will be responsible for provision of support in the implementation of KYEP Training and internship Component in Kisumu.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Act as a point of contact for the PMU of KEPSA-KYEP Training & Internship Component on all aspects relating to youth/interns, employers and other stakeholders in Kisumu;
  • Support in recruitment, selection and placement of interns within the Component in Kisumu;
  • Support in recruitment of employers in Kisumu and provide support to them as needed;
  • Monitoring of trainings for interns and master craftsmen in Kisumu;
  • Conducting field visits to interns in the workplace;
  • Assist in overseeing beneficiary assessment activities and any other evaluation (s) that may be conducted for the project in Kisumu;
  • Prepare weekly/monthly and quarterly progress reports on KYEP Training & Internship Component activities in Kisumu;
  • Perform administrative support and Financial Management functions in Kisumu with the support of the project Accountant;
  • Support payment of interns stipends and employers fees in Kisumu
  • Contribute towards the preparation of PMU work plans/budgets and any other planning documents; and
  • Any other reasonable task as may be assigned by the Project Director.
Minimum Job Requirements:
  • University Degree in Social Sciences, Economics, HR; Education; or a Business-related field
  • At least three (5) years experience in Project Management of Youth Employment and Work readiness programmes
  • Basic accounting knowledge will be an added advantage
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili
  • Good command of Computer Programs and Applications
  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimum supervision
Interested candidates who meet the requirements are requested to submit their detailed CV 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, 13th July 2012.
Please consider your application to be unsuccessful if have not been contacted within four (4) weeks of the closing date.
The Human Resources and Administration Officer
Kenya Private Sector Alliance
P O Box 3556 - 00100, Nairobi
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