Edukans Skills Expert Jobs in Kenya

Edukans Skills Expert Jobs in Kenya


Edukans seeks a highly qualified Skills Expert.

The Skills Expert advises providers of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) on improving the relevance and quality of training.

Linking TVET to the market is key to the approach. Although the position is based in Nairobi, frequent travel to other countries (Uganda, Ethiopia, and South Sudan among others) is important.

Our Mission:

  • 'Educating and training young people for a better life'.

    Our Vision:

  • We believe in a world where all underprivileged young people are empowered by quality education and training as a lifetime opportunity to transform their lives and livelihoods for the better.
  • 'Transformed lives of young people through quality education and training'.


  • Edukans is an international non-governmental organization specialized in education and training for underprivileged young people.
  • Established in 2002 as Dutch NGO, we focus on 6+ developing countries, with Kenya office formally registered in 2017.
  • Our intervention areas are quality education, employability skills, gender equality, and education in emergencies. Strategies range from poverty alleviation to capacity building and advocacy working with partner NGO's, government institutions and in public-private partnerships.

    Aim of the Job

  • The Skills Expert contributes to the development of the skills programme in Kenya, based on the focus areas of Edukans International.
  • (S)he looks for new partners for joint implementation and strategic partners at meso and macro level, for sustaining and upscaling Edukans programmes.
  • He/she takes the lead/participates in proposal writing and raises funds for skills programmes within and beyond Kenya and, in this way, contributing to the sustainability of Edukans Kenya and Edukans International.
  • As skills expert, (s)he runs capacity building trajectories. (S)he contributes to the development of Edukans’ Skills training approach through documenting lessons learned and supports further methodology and tool development in close collaboration with the skills team. (S)he also effectively administrates the projects.

    Organizational Structure

  • The Skills Expert will become part of the Edukans Kenya office based in Nairobi. (S)he will report to the Country Representative Edukans Kenya.
  • The Skills Expert is part of the international skills team. Development of annual activity plans and monitoring of progress will be done in close collaboration of the skills team in the Netherlands.

    Key Roles and Responsibilities

    Advisory & training

    Provide training and advisory services on:

  • Linking vocational education to the market
    Facilitating labor market assessments
  • Train teachers and trainers on active teaching and learning
  • Do acquisition for the advisory services mentioned.
  • Capacity building of project partners on skills development
  • Training of Trainers on Edukans Methodologies (7-Steps Approach and Work Based Learning)
  • Develop and improve tools and methodologies, together with the skills team.
  • Set-up and expand Edukans training programmes

    Acquisition of students

  • Acquisition of master trainers, willing to train apprentices
  • Monitor progress of programmes

    Programme development

  • Identification of future partnerships for Edukans to jointly implement Edukans skills programmes and methodologies.
  • Establishment and maintaining partnerships with training institutes, NGOs, companies, umbrella organizations, scientific organizations, governments etc.
  • Contribute to institutionalization and scaling up of Edukans
  • Programme development with partners; write project proposals.
  • Relationship building with donors.
  • Fund raising for skills development programmes in Kenya.

    Programme management

  • Administration/budget keeping of skills programme as a whole and individual projects

    Required Knowledge and Experience

  • At least a Master’s degree and working knowledge in vocational education, international development, economics or related fields
  • At least 5 years of experience in skills development.
  • Experience in involving the private sector with TVET or working experience with in-house company skills development.
  • A strong network within the skills sector.
    Proven experience in training, preferably in training of trainers.
  • Competent in business/programme development services and fundraising.
  • Experience in programme management.
  • Experience in Agriculture and /or entrepreneurial skills is an asset

    Required Skills

  • Experienced in working in an international team.
  • Proactive approach and able to work independent and result-oriented.
  • Ability to link practice to theory and v.v. in order to develop effective approaches.
  • Strong communicator and networker, able to represent Edukans Int. to external stakeholders
  • Excellent writing skills and fluent in English
    Analytical skills
  • Willing to travel regularly (national, Africa (mostly South-Sudan and Uganda), Europe), appr. 10 times a year.

    What We Offer

  • Challenging working environment with scope for professional and personal development;
    Being part of a dedicated, motivated, ambitious, intercultural team.
  • A competitive salary and other benefits.
  • Contract Period: The appointment is a 1-year contract (extendable by mutual agreement) subject to the satisfactory completion of a 6-month probationary period

    How to Apply:

  • Applications can be sent via email to with the subject line: "Application -Skills Expert, Edukans Kenya addressed to:

    The Country Representative,
    Edukans Kenya Office
    P.O Box 51874 – 00100
    NextGen Mall, Mombasa Road
    Opposite EKA Hotel,

    and MUST comprise of:

  • An application letter addressing the motivation and essential qualifications (maximum 1 page)
  • A curriculum vitae (maximum 3 pages).
  • 3 professional referees (referees will not be contacted until after interviews, with permission from the candidate).
  • Proof of a track-record business/program development and fundraising.
  • Only Applications That Address the Qualifications and the Page Limits Will Be Considered.
  • Please Note That Only Shortlisted Candidates Will Be Contacted.
  • Closing Date of Applications: 1st February 2019 C.o.b
  • Selected candidates will be invited for an interview in Nairobi to be held on 25 February 2019. The second round of interviews is scheduled for 1 March 2019.
  • *Edukans is an equal opportunity employer and DOES NOT discriminate against gender, race or disability.


  • NO fee is required at any stage of the application up to employment of a successful candidate. Report any form of fraud to

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