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Massive Recruitment by a NGO in Kenya - RTI International

RTI International is an independent organization dedicated to conducting innovative,  multidisciplinary research that improves the human condition. 

With a worldwide staff of more than 4,000 people, RTI offers innovative research and development and a full spectrum of multidisciplinary services.

Universities in North Carolina founded RTI in 1958 as a centerpiece of the Research Triangle Park.


RTI is currently seeking multiple staff for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Kenya Youth Workforce Program (KYWP) in Kenya that aims to enhance employability of Kenyan youth (Ages 18-35) for increased wage and self-employment, for underemployed youth who have not completed secondary school. 

The KYWP is a 5 year activity that will result in increased workforce competitiveness in the sectors targeted by this program.

Chief of Party 

Responsible for overall project performance, management, execution, and ensuring all project deliverables are exceeded and within budget and compliance for the project. 

She/he performs project planning, oversight, leadership, and coordination. 

She/he ensures strong and favorable client relations. 

Qualifications: A Master’s degree or PhD preferred in business, education, youth, workforce development or related field with at least fifteen years of relevant experience planning and managing workforce development-related projects; Strong technical expertise in vocational training, workforce development, and proven ability to facilitate and establish private sector partnerships.
 
Sr. Technical Advisor 2 - Market and Employment Informationwill be responsible for the design, implementation and overall quality of strategies and activities that capture and disseminate employment and market information and in a youth-friendly manner. 

This position will work collaboratively with other staff and key stakeholders to ensure project objectives are met.

Qualifications:
 Master’s degree and 9 years of experience or Bachelor’s Degree and 12 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Human Resource Officer 2 is responsible for managing the Human Resources Administration
for the KYWP Project. 

She/he will maintain functions such as recruitment, personnel policies, and HR regulatory compliance. 

The Human Resources Officer 2 will also recommend and administer effective RTI personnel policies and procedures that abide by the legal requirements and the sound practice of the HR field. 

Qualifications: Master’s degree and 1 year of experience or Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience of HR Management within the not-for-profit sector desired.

Communication and Knowledge Management Officer 2 will be responsible for establishing a vigorous communications strategy to raise public awareness, build demand for local innovations, increase awareness and raise motivation among local government actors to achieve a higher standard of management towards better local governance. 

Qualifications: Master’s degree and 1 year of experience or Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Finance and Administration Manager 2 is expected to drive best practices in financial management, human resources management and administrative management within the Project to maximize efficiency and growth. 

Qualifications: Master’s degree and 9 years of experience or Bachelor’s Degree and 12 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in implementing USAID projects required.
 
Sr. Program Specialist 1- Job Placement and Career Counseling Leads and coordinates strategy and implementation of the project activities to build the capacity of Kenyan government, education and civil society actors to deliver effective career counselling to and job placement services to youth (ages18–35) with primary or some secondary education. 

Maintains relationships with key stakeholders. 

Qualifications: Master’s degree and 6 years of experience or Bachelor’s Degree in guidance and counseling or related field and 10 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience

Sr. Program Specialist 1 - Youth Outreach and Capacity Building leads the design, implementation and technical quality of strategies and activities that promote youth engagement, particularly focusing on girls and young women, and marginalized populations. 

Ensures best practices and lessons learned are captured and disseminated across project. 

Engage industry associations in coordinating activities and interactions with beneficiaries. 

Qualifications: Master’s degree and 6 years of experience or Bachelor’s Degree in communication, capacity building or community development or related field with 10 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
Operations Coordinator 2 is responsible for ensuring the smooth functioning of office operations, technical efforts and field activities. 

This includes tasks such as managing day-to-day administrative operations of the project offices. 

He/she will provide overall coordination related to the smooth implementation of the program activities in the field. 

Qualifications: Master’s degree and 1 year of experience or Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Sr. Program Specialist; Curriculum Development Specialist 1leads the technical approach and coordinates project activities related to curriculum development and training implementation. 

He/she maintains relationships with key sector partners, donors, consultants, host country counterparts and stakeholders working in similar activities.

Responsible for managing program deliverables, including planning and coordination of all activities related to curriculum development and training. 

Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree and 6 years of experience or Bachelor’s Degree in community development or related field with 10 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Logistics Assistant is responsible for carrying out purchases, ensures purchasing process is compliant with RTI and client regulations. 

Organizes travel and shipments, reporting, and other logistical issues. 

Qualifications:  
  • Master’s degree or Bachelor’s Degree and 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Experience working under USAID or DFID funded international projects preferred.
To apply, please email cover letter and CV to KenyaYouthWorkforce@rti.org by 31st October, 2015. 

Applicants must include the, POSITION in the subject line of the email. 

Please do not attach copies of certificates. 

We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 


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