RTI TVET Specialist Call for Applications

Background: Kenya Youth Employment and Skills (KYES) program is a five-year program funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by RTI International and a

consortium of partners.


The program aims at enhancing youth employment opportunities and the overall labor
supply in focus geographic areas and sectors, through both wage employment and self-employment, for unemployed and underemployed youth (aged 18–35) who have not completed secondary education.

The program is being implemented in 9 counties: Bungoma, Garissa, Kericho, Kwale, and Nairobi in Phase 1 (Years 1–2) and Kisii, Migori, Nyeri and West Pokot in Phase 2 (Years 3–5).


Vocational Training Transformation, is one of the 3 core components for Kenya Youth Employment and Skills

Program, entailing: Provision of Technical Assistance, CBET curriculum development and implementation and provision of Employability services. Technical guidelines for this component are provided by two National
staff: TVET specialist and Career Development Specialist.


Position: We seeks to onboard an Independent Short-Term Specialist on consultancy basis to support TVET specialist and Career Development specialist in Coordinating, implementing, monitoring and
documenting of component activities for a period of 7 months (1st August 2018 to 28th February 2019).

The specialist will be based in Nairobi with frequent travel across the 9 counties for monitoring, technical assistance
support to county staff and to attend county meetings when necessary.


The specialist will be expected to support and facilitate roll out of VTCs trainings at

the county level and at the VTC level, support development and implementation of CBET Curriculum, assist in tracking implementation
of various partnerships as well as writing technical reports as required.


This is not a permanent position but will
be remunerated based on level of effort.


Required skills;

  • A relevant bachelor’s degree; At least five years’ experience in youth work force development, Technical Vocational Education and training (TVET) and provision of technical assistance to organizations;
  • Strong skills-set in project management/strategic management, training, public/private sector engagement and
    report - writing; Computer literate


    Application process:


    All applications should be sent to hrapplications@nb.rti.org. Applications should be submitted no later than 3rd August 2018. All applicants must meet the minimum requirements described above.


    Only short listed individual candidates will be contacted. RTI is an equal opportunity employer.

    Each application should include an application letter, detailed CV with particulars of qualifications, experience, telephone number and names of three referees (preferably those having worked for in similar assignments)


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