UWC Program Manager Jobs in Kenya

UWC Program Manager Jobs in Kenya

  • Changing the world takes passion and dedication

  • Isn’t it time that your passion and dedication be channelled towards a career and community that genuinely changes lives?

    If you

  • want to transform your own life by transforming the lives of others

  • crave a career that creates opportunity for others

  • desire to make dreams come true for those who never thought it possible

  • know that education is the foundation from which we can change the world

  • believe that today’s young people can transform tomorrow

  • strive for world peace and global sustainability

  • dare to dream

  • then a career with UWC Kenya could be the change you need.

  • UWC Kenya is one of the over 150 UWC national committees around that world: a volunteer run group that promotes the UWC (United World Colleges) movement to prospective students and parents in Kenya, encourage and support applications to UWC, and finally select and prepare empowered Kenyan youths to attend UWC every year.

  • The students selected go on to study and live with other young people from all backgrounds and countries in one of UWC’s 18 schools on four continents.

  • At a UWC school students don’t just learn how to be great at passing exams

  • They learn how to communicate across cultural boundaries.

  • They develop the skills to be a changemaker.

  • They design and engage in initiatives that transform their lives and the lives of those around them for the better.

  • And they stay a “UWC-er” for life, becoming part of a global community of over 60,000 changemakers transforming the lives of others, with a shared goal of working towards peace and sustainability.

  • Our students go on to become leaders in politics, NGOs, social enterprises, community movements, charities, and business.

  • For life, they remain dedicated to the UWC mission and many of them remain in close contact with their UWC national committee, their UWC school, and their peers.

    Are you UWC Kenya’s new Programme Manager?

  • UWC Kenya is seeking a motivated individual to work as the Programme Manager on a fixed one-year contract and support the implementation of a youth refugee engagement and scholarship programme in and around Kakuma Camp, which will benefit secondary school students from the refugee communities.

  • This programme will comprise a wide range of activities, including outreach to and engagement with young people in Kakuma Camp, and scholarships for refugee scholars
    to attend a UWC school from 2021 to 2024.

  • We are initially looking for the services for 12 months with the option of renewal, ideally starting in November 2020.

  • Based in Nairobi, the individual will work with the Chair of the UWC Kenya Committee in Nairobi and representatives of UWC International.

  • The Programme Manager will interact with other UWC entities on a regular basis as well as partner organisations such as UNHCR and Amala.

  • S/he will have the support of local coordination staff and the UWC alumni community in Kenya.

    Key Responsibilities

  • To have local oversight and coordinate the programme’s promotion across the camp, outreach campaigns and events, PR and liaison with local partners.

  • To manage the local programme budget
    Effective programme monitoring, evaluation and reporting

  • To ensure regular effective communication with external and internal stakeholders (i.e. UNHCR, Amala, UWC International, receiving UWC schools and colleges, local government officials and partner organisations in Kenya), identify and develop new local partnerships.

  • To facilitate the growth and development of UWC’s presence and networks in Kenya and East Africa.

  • Support the selected RISE-UWC students in preparation of the relevant documents required for admission in coordination with UWC Kenya National Committee and UNHCR

    Skills and Experience Required


  • Minimum of BA in social sciences, humanities or related field

  • Significant experience in managing and supporting new programmes and young people (specifically those from adverse backgrounds).

  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal communication, networking, organisational and presentation skills as well as diplomacy and tact.

  • Language proficiency in English


  • Knowledge of the Kenyan refugee legal system

  • Knowledge of the Kenyan education system

  • Knowledge of Swahili.

  • Ability to plan, budget and prepare financial reports

  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation of programmes

    How to Apply

  • If you are interested in providing the above services, please send your CV with a cover letter to vacancies@uwcio.uwc.org. We also need two references who can vouch for your work.

  • Deadline for applications: 22 November 2020.

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