World University Service of Canada Program Manager – Refugee and Displaced Youth Inclusion Young Africa Works (YAW) Jobs in Kenya

World University Service of Canada Program Manager – Refugee and Displaced Youth Inclusion Young Africa Works (YAW) Jobs in Kenya

Job Role

  • Under the supervision of the Nairobi-based DREEM Director, the Program Manager – Refugee and Displaced Youth Inclusion YAW Kenya will work closely in collaboration with the WUSC team in Kenya, the WUSC Advisory Team based in Canada and the Mastercard Foundation team.


    ● Provides overall direction to the technical advice and capacity building and advisory support for YAW partners and programming in Kenya;

    ● Program Strategy and Alignment with Young Africa Works to identify strategic opportunities and develop initiatives to mainstream refugee and displaced youth inclusion across programming;

    ● Leads mapping of employment and livelihood opportunities for refugees and displaced youth;

    ● Supports the design, development and delivery of resources and training for YAW Kenya staff and partners;

    ● Partnership and Stakeholder Engagement, builds and maintains relationships with YAW Kenya staff and partners;

    ● Works directly with YAW Kenya staff and partners to provide technical assistance on refugee and displaced youth inclusion;

    ● Supports YAW Kenya partner convening;

    ● Identifies promising practices and ways to share learning across the network;

    ● Works closely with Policy and Strategic Communications Lead and DREEM Director to identify broader policy and strategic network opportunities.


    ● Msc Local Economic Development, Development Economics, MBA or a related field

    Experience & Competencies

  • The ideal applicant will combine technical expertise in one or more of DREEM’s sectors (higher education, durable solutions for refugees, vocational and technical training, support to entrepreneurs and businesses), a familiarity with the East African refugee context, a strategic and analytical mindset, excellent listening and interpersonal skills, and an ability to get things done.

    Specific Competencies:

    ● 7 years experience working in development cooperation, technical assistance projects; education and youth employment in Kenya;

    ● Deep knowledge of key issues and emerging trends and barriers in education and youth employment in Kenya;

    ● Demonstrated commitment to social inclusion and knowledge of the specific constraints and realities of challenges faced by refugee and displaced groups;

    ● Relevant experience on projects that promote livelihoods and economic inclusion for displaced/ refugee youth; entrepreneur support within a refugee setting, tertiary or technical education for displaced/ refugee youth;

    ● An intimate working knowledge of the
    processes and inner workings of the legislative and political processes; the ability to analyze the impact of legislation on the DREEM project and develop strategies to the project objectives forward;

    ● Experience providing technical support to development organizations and a commitment to a participatory partnership approach to capacity development;

    ● Demonstrated success in developing toolkits and training materials for mid to senior level staff in private sector, government and civil society organizations;

    ● Demonstrated capacity to generate and facilitate a “learning environment” among colleagues, partners and beneficiary communities;

    ● Passionate about youth leadership, education and employment;

    ● Some understanding of market-based approaches to youth employment and livelihoods. Previous training and experience in market systems development would be ideal;

    ● Some experience with eLearning is highly desirable;

    ● Understanding of the local skills for employment sector and enterprise development experience would be an asset;

    ● Experience working on a Mastercard Foundation project will be an added advantage;

    ● Complete fluency in English is essential, ability to write articulately and cogently, and to edit at a similarly high level;

    ● Adherence to gender equality and social inclusion principles; proven knowledge of and commitment to the concept of gender equality and intersectionality within programming;

    ● Curious, enthusiastic and willing to innovate and adapt;

    ● Commitment to WUSC’s mission of building a better world for all young people, particularly displaced and refugee youth;

    Other Requirements

    ● The role will require regular travel (up to 20%) to field sites in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kalobeyei Settlement, and nearby communities in northern Turkana, as well as occasional international travel for conferences, workshops and meetings;

    ● Ability to work a flexible schedule

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; World University Service of Canada Program Manager – Refugee and Displaced Youth Inclusion Young Africa Works (YAW) Jobs in Kenya

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