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Vacancy: Regional Youth Programming Specialist

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Salary: KES 2,324,000-4,316,000 Gross Salary Per Annum

Medical and Pension Benefits

Permanent


Full Time, 35 hours per week

About VSO:
 VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries.


Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.

Role Overview:
 Working across one or more regions to support county offices in the design, development, implementation, and review of youth programmes (including ICS).

To promote and contribute to knowledge sharing, learning and innovation in youth programming and support country offices in the promotion of effective programmatic work involving national and international youth volunteers.

To use knowledge and expertise in youth programming to represent and share VSO’s youth programming externally and support fundraising activities.

Skills, Qualifications and Experience Required

Essential Criteria

Knowledge / Qualifications:
  • A good standard of general education, ideally to graduate level or equivalent.
  • Understanding of current issues and trends in youth programming and Volunteering for Development.
Experience:
  • Experience of direct work in youth programming in the South; supporting planning and implementation of programmes at all levels. Experience of working in a developing country.
  • Experience of project management including planning, review, and evaluation of community-based development work.
  • Experience of supporting youth programme design, development, implementation and evaluation and measuring impact in a development context
  • Experience of work on programmes which utilise youth volunteers.
Skills / Abilities:
  • Analytical thinking and ability to plan strategically from an organisational perspective.
  • Able to adapt communication style to different contexts and audiences, including internal and external stakeholders, presents complex information in a user-friendly way, both verbally and in writing.
  • Able to handle complex workload including doing own administration.
  • Commitment to VSO’s vision, purpose and values, particularly inclusion along lines of gender, disability and HIV status.
  • Team working skills: able to build strong working relationships across a large complex global area, and work collaboratively as a member of several teams. Able to motivate, manage and develop colleagues; self motivated.
  • Written and spoken fluency in English.
  • Willingness to work some unsocial hours, including evenings and weekends. Also to travel internationally up to 12 weeks per year.
Desirable Criteria:

Experience:
  • Working of working on programmes which involve international or cross-cultural youth volunteers.
Knowledge / Qualifications:
  • Post-graduate degree in relevant field
Applicant must have the right to work in Kenya

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Application closing date: 12 Nov 2015

Interview / Assessment date(s): Mid November 2015

Start date: Mid-December 2015

Regional Programme Development Specialist - Africa

About VSO: VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries.

Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.

Role Overview: To provide methodological support and strategic insight to programme development and strategic oversight to programme/project development in the the Africa region to ensure that our interventions are pro poor, evidence based and transformational in addressing exclusions that result in poverty, are accountable and are based on the 3 elements of sustainable development (social, economic and environmental coherence).

Skills, qualifications and experience required

Essential
  • At least 10 years progression in the development, implementation and management of participatory development programmes.
  • At least 5 years hands on experience of working through participatory development methodologies as a practitioner and as a strategist.
  • Skills in facilitating a range of key development processes as a practitioner and a trainer e.g. Gender analysis, poverty analysis, stakeholder mapping, social exclusion analysis, value for money analysis, environmental impact assessment, social impact assessment, economic impact assessment and intervention analysis. Participatory rapid appraisal, participatory action research, participatory monitoring and evaluation and other participatory methodologies.
  • Experience of working effectively with theories of change.
  • Demonstrable capacity in communicating strategy, models and change processes visually, as presentations and as written narratives.
  • Knowledge of the Africa social, economic and environmental context.
Desirable
  • Experience of working in Africa.
  • Thematic expertise in one or more of VSOs key programmes areas would be an advantage: education, health, secure livelihoods, participation and governance, gender or climate change.
Applicants must have the Right to work in any of the countries in the Horn and East Africa Region (Kenya, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda) as well as Ghana and Nigeria

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How to Apply

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Application closing date: 12 Nov 2015

Interview / Assessment date(s): Mid November 2015

Start date: Mid-December 2015

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