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22 NGO Jobs in Kenya - ACWICT

The African Centre for Women, Information and Communications Technology (ACWICT) is a Kenya-based ICT for Development organization whose mission is to promote women’s access to and knowledge of ICTs as tools for sustainable development.

ACWICT is looking for suitable candidates to fill positions in its ‘Vusha’ Youth Employability Program. 

The goal of the program is to improve employability prospects and income generating capacities of 4,500 high potential but disadvantaged young people from Kiambu, Machakos, Mombasa and Kisumu counties. 

The ‘Vusha’ Program is funded by the Rockefeller Foundation & Microsoft Corporation.
Job Placements Officer
(2 Positions)

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Conduct rapid labor market assessments and job searches to identify job and internship opportunities for placement of participants graduating from the program;
  • Negotiate with employer partners, secure and place program participants in internships and job opportunities;
  • Make monthly follow-up visits, calls to employer partners and program participants placed in jobs/internships to establish progress and areas of support;
  • Provide mentorship and technical support to youth participants engaging online work ;
  • Work with the database management team to maintain up-to date databases of employers and participants placements details;
  • Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual work plans for review by the program management team.
  • Any other duties assigned to you by your supervisor
Program Trainers 
(3 Positions)
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Preparing the learning environment and resources, including routine maintenance and setting up IT equipment where appropriate;
  • Carrying out training needs analyses and develop interventions/curriculum aimed at addressing skills gaps identified;
  • Reviewing course materials, handouts, manuals and exercises to ensure appropriateness prior to and during training sessions;
  • Delivering training programs in Computer Fundamentals, ITE, CCNA, Life skills and Online work in both a formal (e.g. a classroom) or informal (e.g. workshops);
  • Initiate and manage students evaluation/assessment including tests/exams during and at the end of every training cycle and ensuring students receive certificates as necessary;
  • Maintaining appropriate records of learner development and certification databases and ensuring that they are centrally located and available on request;
  • Participate in recruitment, selection and orientation of new program beneficiaries across the country and collection of exit data;
  • Participation in induction and training of technical/ICT staff joining the organization;
  • Provide technical support/ computer maintenance activities to the ACWICT secretariat and training venues/centers including those established in partnership with county governments and NGO partners across the country
  • Any other duties assigned to you by your line manager/management.
Program Interns 
(10 Positions)
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Working with programme and IT trainers to review couse materials, deliver training in Digital literacy, MOS courses, IT Essentials, Life Skills and entrepreneurship skills to the youth cohorts participating in the “Vusha Youth Empowerment” project;
  • Participate in the preparation, management and monitoring of participants evaluation/assessment including tests/exams during and at the end of every training cycle and ensuring students receive certificates as necessary;
  • Participate in recruitment, selection and orientation of new program beneficiaries across the country and collection of baseline data;
  • Participate in program outreach activities/events among as will be coordinated by the program and/or training managers;
  • Provide technical support/ computer maintenance activities to county based training venues/centers.
  • Any other duties assigned to you by the program and/or training manager.
Minimum Qualifications
Education / Professional Qualifications
  • Relevant Degree/Diploma in (IT and/or BBIT)
  • CISCO ITE instructor certification; and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification is an added advantage
  • For Job placements officers positions, human resource certification will be an added advantage
  • 2 years of relevant work experience in an IT / civil society/development sector and business development – related industry.

County Program Officer
2 Positions (Busia County - 1; Trans Nzoia County – 1)

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Day to day project management in the county of operation including developing project implementation plans and ensuring efficiency in recruitment, training and placement of young people; and oversee the training activities across the county;
  • Support the Program Manager in securing job and internship opportunities and job placement opportunities in respective county.
  • Support in recruitment, selection and placement of young people and identification of employers and enterprises within the county ;
  • Provide training support to lead trainers the monitoring evaluation component of the project and visit interns in their workplace;
  • Maintain regular communication with and evaluate project progress in each vocational training center
  • Prepare weekly/monthly and quarterly project reports activities in the County ;
  • Provide support to youth leaders in community outreach activities and assist master trainers in advocacy work
  • Work closely with monitoring and evaluation teams to plan and facilitate effective M&E activities.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the Program Manager.
Master Trainers
2 Positions (Life Skills – 1: Vocational Trainer -1)
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Management of training and inductions of lead trainers
  • Provide follow up support to lead trainers in life skills and vocational skills
  • Assist in monitoring and evaluation aspects of training support of the project
  • Assist in developing training plans and preparation of training budgets Facilitates in-service training for instructors / trainers teaching specific vocational courses targeted by the project.
  • Conduct needs assessments to develop training priorities and conduct evaluation during the training cycle/ duration.
  • Support lead trainers in coordinating and ensure reports and feedback from TVET institutions and instructors/ trainers regarding all aspects of the training component of the project
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the Program Manager.
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
1 Position
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Work closely with project team in development and implementation of all M&E systems and processes for the entire project
  • Ensure a baseline is conducted at the start of the programme and that data is collected regularly against set indicators
  • Work with project team to implement set project monitoring and learning systems
  • Develop monitoring and evaluation reports for the entrepreneurship aspect of the project
  • Regular monitoring and evaluation visits of the entrepreneurship aspect of the project
  • Assist in developing project monitoring and evaluation strategy so lessons learned are incorporated into entrepreneurship activities to achieve greater impact
  • Assist in compiling lessons learned from entrepreneurship aspect of the project Program Interns
ICT Officer
1 Position
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide technical IT support and assistance e.g. updating project activities on ACWICT, website; updating project calendar of events online
  • Providing IT technical support during training workshops and to ICT Instructors in TVET institutions targeted by the project.
  • Assessing the adequacy of the ICT equipment in the institutions.
  • Needs assessment on the type and capabilities of the mobile phones the youth currently use.
  • Curriculum development for Basic ICT training including benefits of ICT, Net Ethics & Social Media
  • Providing training ICT skills during ToT sessions and preparation of participant certificates.
  • Exploration of online work/ seed funding opportunities.
  • Support website maintenance and creation
Communications Officer
1 Position
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop Communication plan for the project to accomplish goals within scheduled tasks deadlines and milestones.
  • Design, develop and implement project activity and event messages
  • Develop and implement communication strategies to build sustainability and high impact for the project
  • Develop communication material for the project update and progress reports, brochures, success stories from the from the field and media relations
  • Review and develop the content for the program website.
  • Capture and document project milestones, events and activities.
  • Preparing and sharing project reports as per stakeholder /donor requirements
Qualifications / Required Skills:
  • Holders of a Bachelor’s degree in relevant fields (i.e Project Management; Community Development; Information Technology; Communication).
  • Previous experience in implementing working with youth employability projects
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organization, presentation and independent workload management skills
  • Quick learner and problem solver; team player; knowledge of youth employment/societal issues strongly preferred;
  • Possess drive, motivation and acute attention to detail;
  • A proven record of strategic thinking, high energy, ability to motivate others and a passion for communicating the benefits of the projects to partners (including employer partners);
  • Possess leadership skills with demonstrated abilities in training, sales, negotiations and partner relationships managements
If you are interested in any of the positions above, Please submit your application to

Re: Ngazi Project “Job Title” on/or before Friday 7th August 2015. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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