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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 scale up our national volunteering and youth programming in the area of secure livelihoods.

You will play a pivotal role in developing strategies and implementing programmes and projects supporting the youth, social enterprise development and national volunteering programming to create greater impact in the secure livelihoods programme.

In this role, you will be expected to develop and maintain excellent partnerships with relevant government institutions, volunteer involving organisations, and civil society where young people and national volunteers work with beneficiaries to improve the quality of their lives.

Key outcomes for this role will be:
·         Delivery of a well resourced national volunteering, youth and social enterprise development programme that will create positive change in the lives of the target beneficiaries.
·         An advocacy plan for influencing the formulation and implementation of a national volunteering policy and its subsequent implementation.
·         Delivery of youth volunteering initiatives such as international youth exchanges and fellowship programmes.
The person:
·         You are a holder of a Bachelor’s degree in social sciences.
·         You have at least 3 years relevant experience in social enterprise or business development and experience working with youth programmes.
·         You have experience developing funding proposals and managing grants to fulfill donors and partner contracts.
·         Experience in capacity building; monitoring and evaluation; networking and partnership development 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 People Manager,
VSO Jitolee

Due to anticipated interest in this post, only short-listed candidates will receive a response.

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

Application deadline: 26th July 2013

Interviews: 12th - 16th August 2013

Expected Start Date: To be negotiated

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