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Our Client is an Education Fund designed to provide scholarships to academically gifted students from disadvantaged backgrounds from Africa to pursue higher education abroad.

In line with their vision and the shared purpose they are sourcing for talented, passionate, self driven and energetic professionals looking to develop and enhance their career to take up the following positions:-
  1. Head Of Programmes
  2. Programme Officer (Outreach Programmes)
  3. Programme Officer (Student Management)
  4. Business Support

Head Of Programmes

We are looking for an energetic, dynamic Head of Programmes to provide the leadership required to fulfill the purpose of the Education Fund within the region and ensure successful implementation of its projects to time, cost and quality.

Descriptor: Key Responsibilities
  • Initiate and maintain strong, ongoing partnerships with relevant stakeholders, including colleges and universities; governments and non-governmental and non-profit organizations, and for-profit corporations to collaborate on scholarship and funding proposals.
  • Fostering already existing partnerships with the Fund.
  • Oversee the Overall activities of the Scholarship Program as well as the Program Officers and offer leadership and guidance.
  • Work with the Board and program staff to ensure proper care and development of the Education Fund’s history, reputation and image, as well as ensuring adherence to appropriate values and ethical standards in all of The Education Fund’s areas of operations.
  • Contribute to the dialogue, vision and direction of the Education Fund Responsible for providing information, advice, and counsel to the Board Chair, Board Committees, and the Board regarding the creation of policies, programs, and strategic direction.
  • Responsible for support of all activities associated with the Board, including Board and Committee meetings, fundraising activities, finance committee audits.
  • Financial management responsibilities

Special Focus: Job Skills & Competencies
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, PowerPoint and Ability to manipulate Excel Worksheets,
  • Ability to think strategically, conceptualize new ideas, digest and analyze complex information and present coherent work plan or implementation plan,
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills,
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills including an ability to build relationships and capacity with international and local partners,
  • Professionalism and Ethics,
  • Passion for education and progression

Qualifications
  • Bachelors Degree in Education and/or Community Development Studies
  • 5 years relevant work experience in education, and NGO world, with 3 at a management position.

Programme Manager (Outreach Programmes)

We are looking for a dynamic individual with excellent organizational skills to work closely with scholarship recipients to manage and initiate internships, mentoring and leadership programs, as well as create the necessary linkages with both the local and international stakeholders.

Descriptor: Key Responsibilities
  • Manage the re-entry and career/ professional placement of graduates on their return to their countries of origin Keep track of proposed return dates and keep board informed of students plans Arrange for students interviews and make contacts with potential mentors in relevant industries Provide/secure ongoing support and counseling through job search and in year 1 of job Ensure all returnees have a corporate mentor.
  • Appraise the Education Fund’s board on returnees job prospects and career plans in a systematic way Develop and execute programs that promote the students success in academics and extracurricular activities, their successful re-entry to their home countries and into the job market Work with US Coordinator to develop best in class peer- mentoring program including systems to recruit and allocate Education Fund student mentors to each new student Work with US Coordinator to develop system for mentoring program for all year 2 and above students with external mentors Develop and execute summer and post-university internship program.
  • Seek out and cultivate internship opportunities for students Develop and secure resources for programs to help drive students’ leadership capability Lead the annual planning and execution of the Education Fund student leadership conferences Plan and execute summer leadership talk series for returning students and non-Education Fund students in Kenya with key leaders from various sectors Define and execute auxiliary and entrepreneurship programs to help expand the footprint and scope of the Educational Fund in development of young leaders, outside of the traditional scholarship program.
  • Lead the roll out of the Education Fund’s “beyond the classroom”, Masomo Mashinani and others.
  • Continue with the rural school outreach program to teach rural students and their teachers to prepare them for successful scholarship applications.
  • Define the Education Fund’s scholar program that seeks to help non-successful applicants to successfully apply for jobs and for places in local universities, pair them with the Education Fund mentors and link them to other Education Fund leadership development programs such as the leadership conferences etc..

Special Focus: Job Skills & Competencies
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, PowerPoint and Ability to manipulate Excel Worksheets, Planning, Analytical and Evaluation Skills with excellent interpersonal and strong presentation and facilitation skills,
  • Effective communication skills (both written and oral in English and Kiswahili), 
  • Excellent organizational & networking skills and comfortable working cross culturally with people from all backgrounds, Professionalism and Ethics, Passion for education and progression

Qualifications
  • Bachelors Degree in Education and/or Community Development Studies
  • At least four (4) years’ experience in community, nonprofit or volunteer agencies and social services.

Programme Manager (Student Management)

We are looking for an individual with initiative and drive to work closely with scholarship recipients as well as create the necessary linkages with both the local and international donors.

Descriptor: Key Responsibilities
  • Complete transactional Management of the Scholarship Program including all college applications. Effectively drive and manage the annual selection of the scholarship recipients.
  • Develop/define study guides and reading lists to help students in navigating universities Work with US coordinator to compile and communicate program progress and status to key stakeholders on a regular basis.
  • Maintain ongoing contact and communication with students of the Fund. - Schedule Skype/conference calls for updates on accomplishments academic performance and plans. Be the contact person with all universities and colleges and admission offices.
  • The PO shall maintain regular correspondence. Monitor students’ academic performance, including regular communications with the students and their supervisors/ guardians to ensure that their studies are progressing according to agreed study plans. Coordinate annual departure and start-up for University for students,
  • Ensuring students tuition payments are done in time reimbursements, tuition payments, etc.

Special Focus: Job Skills & Competencies
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, PowerPoint and Ability to manipulate Excel Worksheets, Planning, Analytical and Evaluation Skills with excellent interpersonal and strong presentation and facilitation skills,
  • Effective communication skills (both written and oral in English and Kiswahili) and comfortable working cross culturally with people from all backgrounds,
  • Professionalism and Ethics, Passion for education and progression

Qualifications
  • Bachelors Degree in Education and/or Community Development Studies
  • At least four years’ experience in community, nonprofit or volunteer agencies and social services.

Business Support

We are looking for an organized individual with excellent coordination skills to manage the Education Fund’s Administrative function.

Descriptor: Key Responsibilities
  • Ensure Bills are paid. Ensure all stationary is available. Ensure all correspondence is up to date. Prepare budgets for office running costs.
  • Receive, distribute, and send office mail accordingly. Respond to mail enquiries.
  • Answering phone calls from the public and corporates. Assist with student college applications and processing. Handle Front Office operations- welcoming guests and referring them to various departments.
  • Preparing Quarterly Newsletters for the Program and various partner countries. 
  • Conduct research on relevant material that can be placed on the website/blogs/documentaries and maintain regular updates of the same.
  • Photos, videos etc Work with the PR contact person to create awareness of the Fund and its beneficiaries.
  • Assist in planning and organizing the Fund’s various events.
  • Assist to create and maintain a student data base with all relevant information. Any other duties that may be assigned.

Special Focus: Job Skills & Competencies
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office,
  • Excellent interpersonal, coordination and organizational skills,
  • A great attitude,
  • Effective communication skills (both written and oral in English and Kiswahili) and ability to work on own initiative,
  • High analytical skills,
  • Professionalism and Ethics,
  • Passion for education and progression

Qualifications
  • Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with 3 years experience in a similar role.

Only qualifying candidates to apply to Business Partner Consulting - (BPC Africa)

Email address: talentsearch@bpc.co.ke  


On Or Before 11th April, 2014

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