VSO Project Administrator ICS-Taita Taveta Jobs in Kenya

VSO Project Administrator ICS-Taita Taveta Jobs in Kenya



VSO is the world's leading development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. We are unique in the way we bring people together to share their skills and experience, generate insights and ideas and, most of all, take action against poverty and exclusion.

It's a highly effective approach that works, and today is helping millions of people in some of the world's poorest communities lift themselves out of poverty.

Responsibilities:


  • Project development in the host community
  • Assess and identify partners with co-shared
    objectives as guided by ICS and VSO
    standards.
  • Support partners to develop appropriate
    and relevant project descriptions and
    activities in line with the VSO thematic
    areas of focus.
  • Appropriate and fit for purpose volunteer
    placements with SMART aims and
    objectives identified, orientated and risk
    assessed.

    Partners Capacity Building

  • Identifying support and capacity gaps amongst partners including host homes.
  • Capacity building partners including Volunteer
  • Management System (VMS) Training, Host-Homes orientation, Social Inclusion etc.
    Volunteer and Team Leaders Management and
    Support
  • Provide adequate support and supervision of
    volunteers and Team Leaders (TLs) throughout the programme. Promote and encourage appropriate behavior and ensure safety and security standards procedures are met and understood.
  • Support TLs and volunteers to build effective and enabling relationships with host country counterparts and
    adapt effectively to a different culture and working environment. Prepare references for alumni and volunteers based on their performance and supporting early returns and medical cases

    Facilitation and Training

  • Promote learning amongst volunteers on global, cross-cultural and intercultural issues through the delivery of training and learning tools and support youth led and on-placement training throughout the programme.
  • Deliver training using participatory
    approaches and skills to volunteers, which
    adequately equip them for their placements. Oversee
  • Team Leaders and volunteers induction training including In Country Orientations , In Community
  • Project plans implemented to reflect the need in the community and the key actors’ voices and apply participatory approaches.
  • Partners report and key actors feedback indicate their engagement in project design,
    implementation and M&E.
  • Volunteer feedback evidence on appropriate
    placement opportunities.
  • Enhanced partner capacity to support volunteers and in youth programming.
  • TLs and
    volunteers’ Feedback indicate having clarity on their roles and adequate support provided.
  • Number of volunteers and TLs who meet their
    personal and project goals.
  • Volunteers and TLs receive their references
    within one month of completing action at home
    projects
  • Number of volunteers demonstrating capacity to deliver placement activities
  • Volunteer’s feedback and contributions inform design of learning materials and their
    effectiveness.
  • Volunteers are able to make connections
    between learning from placements and broader

    Requirements:

  • A Bachelor's degree preferably in social sciences, education and or business development
  • At least 2 years’ experience in project development and management in youth livelihoods/ and education interventions with evidenced participation and impact on the key actors.
  • Working with Young People
  • Proven experience working with and providing support to youth from a wide range of backgrounds including People with Disabilities.
  • Proven ability to facilitate learning in a non-formal environment for employment, entrepreneurship and active citizenship.
  • Experience working with youth and their families in education or livelihood initiatives
    Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Experience in developing and using monitoring and evaluation tools and participatory methodologies in research and M&E
  • Knowledge of issues which are common to communities in developing countries, possibly achieved through working or living in a developing country. Experience of promoting learning about development issues.
  • Direct and substantial experience of working cross-culturally and able to communicate to a range of audiences and promote sharing and learning between cultures
  • Possession of strong written and communication skills needed for writing reports, publicity materials and corresponding with a wide-range of community members

    How To apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 23rd August 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; VSO Project Administrator ICS-Taita Taveta Jobs in Kenya

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