Youth Program Officer Job in Kenya

Key Areas Of Accountability

Programme Implementation and Reporting

 Prepare detailed implementation plans and ensure implementation of the Project activities is done on time, on budget and in compliance with donor regulations.

 Work with the project partner team staff to develop work plans and follow up with the team

 Ensure that the Project technical partners and field staff understand the technical requirements for implementation.

 Ensure that the project is implemented in ways responsive to communities and partners and in line with organizational principles, values, and strategic plan.

 Support the development of capacity-building plans for youth participants in the project

 Prepare timely and high-quality programme and donor reports on project activities.

Implementation of Partnership Strategy

 Work with the Partnership team to identify appropriate future partners for implementation of the project

 Work jointly on Action Plans that would lead to improvement of the grant’s implementation.

 Develop and manage partnerships with local businesses, organizations, and government agencies to create economic opportunities for the beneficiaries.

 Facilitate stakeholder meetings, workshops, and other forums for effective communication and collaborations.

 Build and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders, including internal teams and partners.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Accountability and Quality

 Working closely with the MEAL Lead, input into the development of M&E and indicator tracking plans for the project and the development of additional M&E tools as necessary to monitor project progress

 Support, design, and organize requirements for assessments, baselines, and evaluations, particularly in regard to outcome and impact of the project on the beneficiaries.

 Actively monitor Project activities at the field level, ensuring quality and ensure appropriate, timely and accurate data collection against agreed indicators to enable both internal and external reporting

 Work with the MEAL team to identify and incorporate project-suitable accountability mechanisms.

 Monitor regularly to ensure that activities are on track. Monitor program progress against both programmatic and budgetary targets, adjusting programme design as necessary.

 Communicate project status, risks and issues to stakeholders to provide regular updates on project progress.

Team Leadership

 Supervises the program assistant and interns, ensures individual work plans are prepared and timely implementation of the same.

 Act as a mentor and role model for less experienced staff.

Qualifications and Experience

 At least 3- 5 years of experience with Youth-centred programming in livelihoods, experience in digital economy will be a distinct advantage

 Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, development studies or any other relevant field.

 Experience of, and commitment to, working through systems of community participation and accountability

 Ability to analyse information, evaluate options and to think and plan

 Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports.

 A team player who is able to work collaboratively and with people of diverse backgrounds.

 Experience or knowledge of working in informal settlements on livelihood projects

 Experience working and building the capacity of partners on technical issues will be an added advantage

How To Apply

Qualified candidates to apply via email clearly indicating the position they are applying for on the email subject as “Youth Program Officer – NGO” by COB 23rd May, 2024.