SNV Country Coordinator & Technical Advisor on Youth Employment Jobs in Kenya
SNV Country Coordinator & Technical Advisor on Youth Employment Jobs in KenyaThe Position
SNV is recruiting a country coordinator who will be responsible for implementation of projects ambitions to achieve the targets set for SNV in Kenya.
The country coordinator will report functionally to the overall manager based in one of the countries and line management by a designated manager in SNV Kenya.
The position is provided for to last 5 years and the right candidate will be deployed on a 2 years’ renewable contract basis.
S/he will participate in recruitment of and work with a full time third party consultant (Local Service Provider).
S/he will be an expert on Youth Employment overseeing a country project that keen to deliver Business Development Support and Financing & Investment support as well.
In this regard, a general understanding of Business Development Support and Financing & Investment will be an advantage.
In general, the country coordinator will have the following responsibilities and key activities:Support the launch, marketing and outreach of the project in-country by joining and contributing to workshops and reaching out to business and sector associations, SME networks, Investors networks etc;
Support the pipeline development of business applications;
Support young entrepreneurs in early-stage entrepreneurship development and acceleration, working through and with local external service providers with expertise in this area;
Provide general support and explanation to coalitions/applicants about how to apply for the project, through e.g. workshops and webinars;
Support due diligence processes conducted on applicants, bringing in local background and knowledge;
Identify and select third party service providers as required; provide quality control and if needed strengthen their capacity relevant to the project;
Learning and knowledge agenda implementation
Specifically, the country coordinator will have the following responsibilities and key activities:
Ensure that the three opportunities for youth employment (OYE) pillars push-match-pull are addressed in applications.
Advise coalitions about employability and entrepreneurial youth skills development (in particular during project implementation) and involve local SME's, public sector and service providers in this;
Support in the implementation of projects implemented grant-recipients: business advice; training on gender inclusion and youth employment; guidance on M&E application;
Support matching organisations in linking youth to businesses;
Support skills development organisations to improve their services to youth;
Experience in providing technical assistance related to social inclusion, gender and youth
Understanding of barriers and solutions related to youth and/or female entrepreneurship and employability.
Understanding of the push-match-pull model
Master or bachelor degree in relevant topic.
8+ years of relevant work experience
Proven experience in coordinating projects, keeping oversight of activities.
Understanding of private sector development, business case development, functioning of challenge funds/ grant schemes
Experience in working on programmes for international donors
Understanding of youth employment, climate change and gender issues
Preferable: Policy influencing, knowledge sharing to youth employment (YE) programmes/ governments/ multilaterals
Willingness to travel within region (either Sahel or Horn of Africa)
English language skills (French is an added advantage)
This is a full-time national position with the successful candidate contracted on a 2-year period.
How to Apply
Please apply by clicking on the “I Am Interested” tab on this page and submitting an application letter and CV (in English) that highlights three referees before the 22nd August, 2019.
All information will be in the strictest confidence.
We will revert to you as soon as feasible when we have reviewed your application.
For more information and job application details, see; SNV Country Coordinator & Technical Advisor on Youth Employment Jobs in Kenya
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