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NGO Jobs in Kenya - Kesho


 Program Officer - ECD & Primary
2. Program Officer - Youth Development
About Us: Kesho is an award winning, dynamic, medium sized and growing Community Based Organisation currently helping nearly 400 children access school and university and also supporting around 1,000 of their siblings, peers, parents and teachers.  

Founded in 2004, Kesho takes a novel long-term, creative and holistic approach to change offering financial support for education, academic and literacy support, enrichment and training, child protection and family support. 
The Positions: Two exciting opportunities have arisen within Kesho for innovative, effective, self-driven Programme Officers to design, implement and evaluate their programmes to meet the strategic objectives of Kesho and to ensure the specific needs of the children we support are met. 
Early Childhood Development (ECD) & Primary:   The position involves meeting the individual needs of the ~130 primary and nursery children in the programme.  

This includes, providing financial support to children to attend school, engaging parents and partners, and working directly with teachers in schools and in our resource centre to generate a passion for reading and improve literacy levels.  

S/he would be supported by a small team of ~3 volunteers.  
Youth Development:  This is a new position to develop a program to supporting the ~110 Kesho school leavers on their journey through tertiary education, employment or in enterprise.  

Specifically it will include providing financial support for education, academic and career advice, support in job, scholarship and internship applications, setting up a mentorship programme and strengthening the Kesho Alumni.

Contract Periods:
 12 months initially – dependent on funding. 

Essential Requirements
  • A Bachelors Degree (Upper Second or First) or Higher Diploma
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience
  • Experience of working with children or young people
  • Community engagement, facilitation and training skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Computer literate
How to Apply 
Obtain the detailed Job Description from our website and apply using the on line application form:

 Applications must be submitted by Monday 27th October, 2014 at 5pm.  

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Recruitment is in accordance with Kesho’s Child Protection Policy

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