VSO NGO Project and M&E Assistant - EYEE Project - Jobs in Siaya

VSO NGO Project and M&E Assistant - EYEE Project - Jobs in Siaya

VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty.

Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact.

Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they work in lift themselves out of poverty.

We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Role overview

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

    Skills, qualifications 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.

    Competencies and Behaviour

  • At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together.

    Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

  • Ability to be open minded and respectful
  • Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
  • Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
  • Ability to seek and share knowledge


  • Working together: Adds value – Proactively enables and encourages team work in others.
  • Communicating & influencing: Adds value - Proactively builds relationships and generates effective discussion and mutual support for plans and ideas.
  • Managing knowledge: Aware- Keeps up to date with readily accessible knowledge relevant to own role.
  • Striving for excellence: Adds value - Sets and measures challenging objectives for self and others; gives evidence-based feedback that helps others to excel.
  • Managing resources: Adds value - Organises own and others’ work to meet objectives; clarifies accountability of roles; allocates budget wisely; seeks ways to generate and save money.
  • Managing people: Adds value - Builds an effective team with clear objectives; allocates work appropriately; deals with poor performance and recognises success.
  • Developing people: Adds value- Helps team members to create and implement clear development plans that meet their own- and VSO’s- short and long term needs.
  • Leading for the future: Aware – Is enthusiastic about VSO’s work, lives VSO’s values and is open to new ideas.
  • Thinking strategically: Aware – Understands the context of own role; considers impact of own work on that of others.
  • Delivering results: Adds value - Analyses objectives, considers options, plans and manages appropriately; holds self and team accountable for achieving goals.

    Equal Opportunities

  • VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.
  • VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.Shortlisted candidates will be expected to have a valid Kenyan Certificate of good conduct.

    How to Apply

  • If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.
  • To submit your application, online and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.By 2nd January, 2019

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  • VSO has zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy .

  • For more information and job application details, see; VSO NGO Project and M&E Assistant - EYEE Project - Jobs in Siaya

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