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Project Coordinator Job in Nairobi Kenya

Job Title: Project Coordinator 

Supervisor: Senior Manager 

Duty Station:Nairobi
About the Organization: CAP Youth Empowerment Institute Kenya, supported by MasterCard Foundation, is established to provide Basic Employability Skills Training (BEST) for disadvantaged youth with particular focus on women to get equitable, qualitative learning and access to promising labour market oriented opportunities, savings and credit that support their pathways to safe and positive futures.

The key purpose of the organization is to assist 10,000 disadvantaged youth to make informed choices, develop labour-market oriented employability skills and access job placements, savings and enterprise development support. 

Purpose of the role: The Project Coordinator will be charged with the responsibility of overseeing the operations of the Centres, support in project implementation and ensure that all Centre activities take place in accordance with the program calendar.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Actively network with local authorities, partners and stakeholders for the success of the program.
  • Monitor and oversee the student selection process and ensure that all students admitted in the center adhere to program admission criteria.
  • Forming linkages with various partners to obtain internship and placement opportunities for the students.
  • Ensure that Centres acquire internship and placement opportunities for the students.
  • Hold regular meetings with Centre staff to get updates on the progress of the Centres and address any challenges arising.
  • Closely monitor facilitators and Centre Coordinators performance to be able to continually improve the performance of the Centres.
  • Ensure that Centre activities are implemented in accordance with the program guidelines.
  • Develop and build positive relationships with different stake holders from different industries.
  • Actively create awareness and promote the program.
  • Prepare and submit accurate reports in line with the project requirements.
  • Carry out post placement studies to assess the progress of the students at the work place.
  • Conduct employers’ satisfaction studies from time to time to get feedback from employers.
  • Use the feedback obtained from the post placement studies to make any necessary changes that will have positive impact on the program.
  • Maintain a list of partners supporting the program.
  • Ensure that Centres prepare monthly budgets, review them and submit them for approval.
  • Ensure that Centres have all the necessary supplies to operate smoothly.
  • Identify and propose potential organizations to partner with.
  • Maintain constant communication with the Centres to get updates on the Centre progress.
  • Coordinate program mobilization initiatives to recruit students into the program.
  • Supervise staff in implementation of project activities, strategies and procedures.
  • Provide hands on training to Centre staff in the running of the Centres.
Qualifications, Experience and Competencies
  • Bachelor’s Degree in social work or sociology or community development.
  • Two years’ work experience in project management.
  • Previous experience in implementing a youth project.
  • Understanding the project cycle management.
  • Honesty and Integrity Excellent Training skills
  • Good interpersonal, communication and presentation skills Interested
  • Strong report writing skills and networking skills.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
How to Apply
This position is on full time basis. 

To express interest in this opportunity, send your CV and cover letter to by 5th December 2014.

Cover letter should be pasted on the body of the email and not as an attachment.  

Applicants are required to quote their current and expected salary. 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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