Programme Project Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Oxfam Vacancy: Project Officer - Youth Programme

Full time

Start date:
 Asap for 7 months with the possibility for extension

Based in
 Nairobi, Kenya

Purpose of the function: To play a leading role in the development and the implementation of the pilot phase of the ‘Msafara’ Project within Oxfam’s Pan Africa Programme. 

The project aims to empower the youth of Africa to realize their potential, voice out and engage actively in personal, national and continental development. 

This will be done by, firstly, showing them that this is possible through inspirational events and (on-and off-line) peer-to-peer mentorship.

And secondly, by providing competitive seed funding for ideas that will propel job creation in different sectors.

This project concept has recently received internal Oxfam funds to pilot various components. 

The main objective of the role is to have a sellable project by December 2015.

The ideal candidate would have a background in communications, project design and project management.
The Role: 
  • Consolidate and work together with the Oxfam Pan Africa Program teams and Oxfam focus country offices to develop a solid project. 
  • Mapping of key stakeholders to engage and work with on this project (both private sector and CSO).Lead the country specific mobilization with Oxfam countries and partners. 
  • Lead the organization of at least three inspirational events,including the mobilization of youth participation in the project. 
  • Identification and recruitment of possible mentors and inspirational motivators within countries of focus. Lead the design and implementation of the mentorship program. 
  • Link the Msafara project with other on-going Pan Africa Program Campaigns, and other Oxfam programs, leveraging the added advantage. 
  • Ensuring effective and efficiency use of the project funds.
  • Create linkages with Pan Africa Youth organizations in Africa.
  • Guide the  development of project website and digital platforms and maintenance. 
  • Oversee day to day implementation of the project. 
  • Report writing and documentation of the project.
The Person: You will be responsible for delivering results on project management with strong experience in working with youth. 

Must excellent digital communication and writing skill, innovative and innovative approach. Partner’s management, leading the design and implementation of the mentorship program skills.

This is an opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to Oxfam’s values and beliefs.

If you believe you are the ideal candidate, submit your application and detailing how your experience prepares you for the post to 

The closing date: 5th June 2015. 

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our  organization.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contact.