Finn Church Aid Work and Life Skills Coach Jobs in Kenya

Finn Church Aid Work and Life Skills Coach Jobs in Kenya

Finn Church Aid (FCA) is the largest Finnish international aid organization. We operate in 13 countries, where the needs are most dire. We work with the poorest people, regardless of their religious beliefs, ethnic background, or political convictions. Our work is based on rights, which means that our operations are guided by equality, non-discrimination, and responsibility.

We contribute to positive change by supporting people in the most vulnerable situations within fragile and disaster-affected areas. We consider three thematic areas as central to sustainable change: the right to peace (R2P), livelihood (R2L) and quality education (R2QE).

In Kenya, FCA has been working since 2014 in all three thematic areas, supporting local communities and governments to resolve and prevent conflicts in five counties of northern Kenya; providing access to primary education in Turkana, Garissa, Marsabit, West Pokot and Samburu, Kenya’s poorest counties; and improving access to quality education for children, youth, and their families with holistic support mechanisms. FCA also provides emergency cash assistance to drought-affected families in Garissa.

FCA Kenya is implementing advanced digital skills training project building on the experiences gained in the Creative Industries program and the potential of young women and men who possess digital skills to engage in a broad range of economic activities in the sector with well-targeted support.

The project is aimed at providing emerging creatives with the technical and entrepreneurship skills, knowledge, resources, and access to networks necessary to tap into economic opportunities in Kenya’s creative industry.

FCA Kenya is seeking a highly motivated and a dedicated individual to fill the role of a consultant as Work and Life skills coach for the Creative Industries (CI) Program. The ideal candidate will be passionate about guiding individuals through personal and professional growth, fostering self-awareness, and empowering them to achieve their Work and Life goals.

As a Work and Life Coach, you will play a pivotal role in designing and delivering customized coaching programs tailored to the unique needs and objectives of our participants, particularly focusing on young people and startups in the creative industries.

Objectives of the assignment:

  • Design and deliver comprehensive training and training materials that cover topics such as understanding personal agency, developing self-awareness, setting goals, emotional intelligence, effective communication, decision-making, and resilience.

  • Conducting individual coaching sessions with project participants to guide them conduct a SWOT analysis, define goals, and develop action plans tailored to their unique circumstances.

  • Offering guidance and support to participants in areas such as
    career exploration, skill development, work-life integration, and personal growth.

  • Employing a variety of coaching techniques and methodologies to facilitate self-discovery, mindset shifts, and behaviour modification conducive to professional success.

  • Providing constructive feedback, encouragement, and accountability to assist participants in staying focused and motivated towards their objectives.

  • Collaborating closely with project team to ensure a holistic approach to participant support and development.

  • Maintaining accurate records of participant progress, coaching sessions, and outcomes while upholding confidentiality and privacy standards.

    Skills and qualifications required

  • Diploma or higher education training in Human Resources, Marketing, Project Management or a related field.

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in coaching, counselling, or related fields, preferably with young people in the creative industries.

  • Solid understanding of personal development, psychology, and human behavior, with the ability to apply coaching principles effectively in diverse settings.

  • Excellent communication, active listening, and interpersonal skills to establish rapport and build trust with project participants.

  • Empathetic and non-judgmental approach to support individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in goal setting, action planning, and accountability strategies to drive participant progress and success.

  • Familiarity with relevant assessment tools, resources, and interventions to address common challenges faced by young people in the creative industries.

  • High level of integrity, professionalism, and discretion in managing sensitive information and participant interactions.

  • Flexibility to adapt coaching techniques and strategies based on the unique needs and preferences of project participants.

  • Certified Professional Coach (CPC), Associate Certified Coach (ACC), or equivalent coaching certification is an added advantage.

    How to Apply

    For the full Term of Reference (TOR) which includes the instructions for the preparation and submission of the proposal, the rules that govern the application process and the relevant forms please do write an email to

    For all enquires, we ask that you clearly state in the subject line of the email “Enquiries - Work and Life Skills Coach Consultancy " and the area of concern in the body.

    All proposals must be submitted by mail and please state in the subject line “Work and Life Skills Coach Consultancy ”.

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