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1. Deputy Chief of Party (Nairobi)

Program / Department Summary:


The Yes Youth Can initiative is an upcoming USAID program that focuses on building youth-owned, youth-led and youth-managed institutional arrangements and capabilities at both national and county levels.

General Position Summary:

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP) – “Yes Youth Can” will work under the direction of the Chief of Party (CoP) and provide oversight of all Yes Youth Can activities.

The DCoP is responsible for ensuring compliance with all donor regulations as well as Mercy Corps policies and procedures.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Work with the CoP and Program Managers to develop future strategy for the program and ensure that it continues to meet USAID requirements and standards.
  • Participate and monitor program spending in appropriate program areas on a monthly basis; ensure that the program spends within budget at all times, and report any anomalies in a timely manner;
  • Ensure that project performance is evaluated effectively, including coordinating internal and external performance review;
  • Management and mentorship of local program staff and other partners, gradually transferring skills and capacities;
  • Representation and coordination with donor, local governance institutions, local partners, private sector, and other project stakeholders;
Reports To: Yes Youth Can Chief of Party

Knowledge and Experience:
  • MA/S or equivalent in social science, management, international development or other relevant field.
  • 5 to 7 years experience in international development;
  • Strong understanding of USAID compliance issues.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English, including report development, writing and editing.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation
  • Proven program leadership, management, project planning, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
2. Chief Executive Officer, Tahidi Youth Fund (TYF) (Nairobi)

General Position Summary:

Implement the strategic goals and objectives of TYF, Give direction and leadership toward the achievement of TYF vision, mission, strategy, and its annual goals and objective and represent TYF and strive to build a positive image in all relevant media.

Essential Job Functions:
  • To ensures that the vision, and mission, purpose, goals, objectives, outputs and policies set by the Board are fully implemented, complied with and met, Develops, monitors and implements annual and three year business plan
  • Recourses mobilization: Develops, acquires and maintains the necessary grants, credit lines, and other financial and non-financial resources necessary to meet TYF ’s objectives
  • Ensure effective and efficient financial management for TYF
  • Ensure effective risk management strategies and tools for TYF.
  • Ensure good public relations with host communities and Youth Bunges and office implementations partners.
  • Ensure adequate implementation adhere to the policies developed by TYF Board/YYC
  • Institutional strengthening and capacity building of implementing partners/Youth Bunges and TYF management board.
Knowledge and Experience:
  • Minimum a Masters degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Management or some other related field
  • Must have at least five to seven year working experience in middle management in a combination of the following: micro-enterprise lending organization, banking institution, a progressive corporate environment, international business, or economic and business development institution.
  • Must have a clear understanding and experience of microfinance industry and technology
  • Determined personality with initiative, perseverance and the ability to motivate and manage a team
  • Good knowledge in economic and financial topics
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
Reports To
  • Interim: Yes Youth Can National (YYCN) Fund Manager;
  • Medium and Long Term: TYF Board of Directors
Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit on or before 16th April, 2012 at 4.00 p.m. a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor) to hrkenya@ke.mercycorps.org

Applicants must clearly indicate on the email subject; “Application for the position of Deputy Chief of Party” or Chief Executive Officer

Applications without this subject heading will be disqualified.

Please do not attach any certificates.

(ONLY Qualified short-listed candidates will be contacted)

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