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Programme Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

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Recruiting Programme Officer - National Volunteering, Youth and Social Enterprise Development

Bringing People Together To Create Wealth

VSO Jitolee is a member of the international VSO federation based in Nairobi with a regional mandate to promote volunteerism and recruit skilled professionals from East and Southern Africa to serve as volunteers in VSO programmes in over 30 countries in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific. 

In addition, VSO Jitolee contributes to Kenya’s national development through international volunteers who work with local partners across the country.
We are looking for a highly motivated Kenyan to develop strategies and implement programmes and projects supporting the youth, social enterprise development and national volunteering programming at VSO Jitolee. 

You will play a pivotal role in developing and maintaining excellent partnerships with volunteer involving organisations, relevant government institutions, and civil society where young people and national volunteers work with communities to improve the quality of their lives.

Key outcomes for this role will be:
  • A vibrant national volunteering youth and social enterprise development programme.
  • Well resourced youth and social enterprise programmes that create positive change in the lives of the target beneficiaries.
  • Marketable volunteer management training programmes.
  • Delivery of youth volunteering initiatives such as international youth exchanges and fellowship programmes.
  • An advocacy plan for influencing the formulation and implementation of a national volunteering policy and its subsequent implementation.
The person:
You are a holder of a Bachelor’s degree in the social sciences, further qualifications project management and social enterprise or business development will be an added advantage. 

You have at least 3 years relevant experience in programming and project management targeting the youth and social enterprise development. 

You have the ability to identify and analyse ideas and opportunities that contribute to the strategic aims of the programme and translate them into plans of action. 

You have experience of pitching ideas to funders, donors and social impact or capital investors and managing grants and fulfilling contracts. 

Experience and knowledge of capacity building; monitoring and evaluation; networking; partnership development and working with volunteer projects will be critical for this role. 

You have good IT skills in a number of applications including word processing, spreadsheets and databases.

If you find this a worthy career challenge, send your application - composed of a CV and a statement (of not more than two pages combined) explaining why you meet the person specifications, and are the ideal candidate for the job. 

Please include telephone and email contact.

Applications should be sent to: 

The Human Resources Manager, 
VSO Jitolee
Due to anticipated interest in this post, only short-listed candidates will receive a response.
Application deadline: 7th June 2013 

Interviews: 3rd week of June 2013

Expected Start Date: 1st July 2013

VSO, an equal opportunity employer, values inclusion and seeks to have a diverse workforce and therefore welcomes applicants from all sections of the community.

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