Voluntary Service Overseas Project and M&E Assistant Jobs in Kenya

Voluntary Service Overseas Project and M&E Assistant Jobs in Kenya

The purpose of this role is to work in close collaboration with county governments, CSOs, private sector ,entrepreneurs, youth, national and international volunteers and community to deliver “Youth Empowerment and Entrepreneurship Project (YEEP)” This project will support young people to access employment in small enterprises in growing economies in East Africa as well as establish or grow young people led enterprises.

To achieve this, VSO Kenya will build on to existing youth volunteering, employment and entrepreneurship interventions in Siaya to provide intensive support to cohorts of growth enterprises as well as drawing on the experiences of VSO’s Empowered Youth for Employment and Entrepreneurship (EYEE) programmes and volunteering approach.


Project Development

  • Ensure the project activities are in line with VSO Kenya’s EYEE programme. Work with youth as key actors to design and implement the programme.
  • Participate in identifying potential entrepreneurs and partners, and areas of intervention and contribute to the project design and regular monitoring.
  • Ensure project implementation as agreed with the Project Officer and Programme Manager
  • Ensure potential entrepreneurs and enterprises are adequately supported to start or grow their enterprises.

    Monitoring and Evaluations

  • Ensure effective monitoring of activities to achieve project outcomes.
  • Undertake regular monitoring visits to ensure quality of project implementation, administration and financial management in project sites

    Relationship management and partnership working

  • Work effectively with the Project Officer and act as a representative of VSO Kenya and partners at all times.
  • Ensure that all project partners and stakeholders are regularly informed about the progress of the in-country programmes
  • Maintain an effective communication system and ensure information flow between project and relevant parties.
  • Represent VSO in meetings with government and other relevant stakeholders as required
  • Provide support for other VSO activities as reasonably requested by line manager and in line with organizational priorities

    Facilitating Learning amongst Youth

  • Promote learning amongst youth through training on livelihoods, business development, employability skills cross-cultural, intercultural and supporting youth led placements and training throughout the
    project period.

    Project Administration and Financial Management

  • Conduct administrative and financial duties related to all aspects of project implementation; organise all necessary logistics for project activities, such as meetings, events, workshops, trainings, M&E activities e.t.c
  • Contribute to drafting contracts, work plans, budgets, and writing project internal and donor reports
  • Manage and regularly check project assets to ensure their right purpose of use, maintain the data management and filing system for the project

    Security and Safety

  • Ensure security and safety for project work station, and liaising with Hosting Partners to ensure smooth running of the offices.

    Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Project Management, or Social Sciences.
  • Experience working in Women and Girls Economic Empowerment program/s
  • Knowledge on enterprise development and providing business development services to Micro Enterprises
  • At least 3 years experience working in youth employment and entrepreneruship programmes in an NGO or community based organisation.
  • Experience in M&E
  • Good experience & knowledge in research methodologies and processes
  • Proven experience in coaching and mentoring team members
  • Knowledge on gender and inclusion practices
  • Good written and spoken English and Kiswahili language skills.
  • Knowledge in Kenya Sign Language skills is an added advantage
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member with minimal supervision
  • Evidence of effective problem solving and organisational skills.
  • Evidence of professionalism and high integrity.
  • Evidence of openness to learning to improve own performance.

    How to Apply

  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 2nd January, 2019

  • For more information and job application details, see; Voluntary Service Overseas Project and M&E Assistant Jobs in Kenya

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