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YADEN Project Coordinator and Project Assistant Jobs in Kenya

Youth Arts, Development & Entrepreneurship Network (YADEN) is an NGO based in Nairobi and works in 15 urban areas in East Africa with an aim of partnering with young people, especially young women.

Assisting them identify their potential, turning these potentials into skills that can earn them descent livelihoods at the same time empowering young people to actively participate in social-cultural and econo-political development of their communities.

YADEN engages the arts to tackle the following thematic areas HIV/AIDS, Gender Based Violence, Education, Diversity and Entrepreneurship.

YADEN in partnership with Mercy Corps have been selected to implement the ‘YES YOUTH CAN PROJECT’ a two year project funded by USAID in Central Kenya. YADEN seeks to fill the following

Positions with competent individuals.

Project Coordinator 

Reporting to Chief Executive officer, the program officer will be responsible in coordinating and implementing ‘YES YOUTH CAN’ program activities including training, capacity building, networking and Community outreaches.

The program Officer will be responsible for monitoring, evaluation and reporting tasks and will play a key role in building capacity of YADEN staff and affiliated youth groups.

General Tasks of the position:

  • Co-ordination, management & implementation, monitoring & evaluation and Report writing
  • Minimum 3 years working with NGOs on Community development, Youth, Gender issues, Education, HIV/AIDS etc.
  • Minimum Diploma in social sciences from a reputable institution.
  • Extensive Experience in conducting training in capacity building, income generation and monitoring and evaluating program outputs and outcomes.
  • Proven experience in managing staff and ensuring that program objectives are met in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Strong commitment to working with Youth, Arts, vulnerable groups regardless of gender, race, tribe or religion.
  • Fluency in English and Swahili as well as computer literacy a must
  • Excellent analytical skills and report writing skills.
  • Between ages 30 - 40.
  • Salary Range KES 30,000 to KES 35,000 depending on Qualification and experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to create alliances and partnerships with relevant organizations, government departments and other stakeholders
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and work within a teamwork environment.
Project Assistant

General Tasks of the position:
  • Planning, management & implementation, monitoring & evaluation and Report writing
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Offering Guidance and capacity building sessions for youth groups on key issues of Diversity, Gender, HIV/AIDS and Education
  • Assisting in developing work plans for programs activities.
  • Implementation, reporting and documentation of program activities.
  • Sourcing for Material, financial and other resources for program activities.
  • Undertake any other program specific duties as shall be assigned by Project Coordinator or the Executive Director.
Required Qualifications and experience
  • Minimum of diploma Community Development
  • Two years experience of community development work especially among the youth.
  • Experience in working on areas of Gender, HIV/Aids, Entrepreneurship, Education and Diversity.
  • Fluency in English and Swahili
  • Computer Proficiency.
  • Below 35 years old.
  • Salary KES 25,000 to KES 30,000 depending on qualification and experience
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to organize work, prioritize tasks & ensure timely delivery
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and work within a teamwork environment.
How to apply

Interested candidates should send an application letter, current CVs indicating day time Telephone/mobile number, contacts of 3 referees, salary expectations & the extent of availability.

Send your application by email to info @ or hand deliver to The Liberty Centre Offices located at The Pangani Shopping Centre before Friday 8th April 2010 by 4:00pm.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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