World University Service of Canada Project Officer, Livelihoods Jobs in Kenya

World University Service of Canada Project Officer, Livelihoods Jobs in Kenya


One of the major goals of LEAP is to increase the equitable participation of young women in the formal and informal workforce.The digital online skills and Vocational skills training are therefore integral components of the program, with the objective of supporting at least 475 young women in Kalobeyei, Kakuma, and surrounding host communities to obtain training in digital skills and 735 young women to undertake vocational skills training and subsequently obtain sustainable work.

WUSC is seeking to hire an experienced, skilled, and results-oriented Livelihood Officer to coordinate the technical and vocational skills trainings; develop a mentorship model; and lead with strategies that will transition trained YW to access wage and/or self employment opportunities and earn dignified income.

Role of the Program Officer, Livelihoods

Program Coordination

  • Support the coordination of LEAP project activities with field teams and project partners.

  • Support project strategic planning activities including Project management Team meetings, Project advisory Committee meetings and any other activities

  • Support to ensure project partners have clear execution plans

  • Support in the preparation and timely submission of project narrative reports capturing lessons learnt.

  • Support with project monthly and quarterly forecasting

  • Support the coordination of all the administration and logistical arrangements and developing agendas.

  • Support TVET scholarship activities


  • Conduct labor market and skills demand assessment to inform the training content, courses offered and job linkages.

  • Work in collaboration with LEAP partners to revise the mentorship model and provide trainers with basic TVET pedagogy skills

  • Support in reviewing the selection criteria of the trainees and do spot checks during application and interview for quality control.

  • Work in collaboration with gender focal points to provide gender-sensitive support and appropriate referral pathways for those who are survivors of SGBV.

  • Oversee community mobilization and recruitment campaigns for new students

  • Support implementing partners to conduct career guidance events and counseling sessions


  • Take lead in reviewing a result-oriented mentorship model in collaboration with implementing partners

  • Support mentorship for young women in the skills training and offer market linkages

  • In collaboration with the LEAP partners, conduct outreach with the family members of the trainees and the broader community to garner support for women’s and girl’s use of technology and inclusion in the gig economy


  • Work closely with the digital skills implementing partner to establish and build capacity of 2 business processing units, ensure a good governance structure of the units is in place and support linkages to digital online work and financial services.

  • Provide information to trained AGYW on entrepreneurship pathways, and support financial literacy training.

  • Support graduates to open bank accounts with credible financial institutions and access to affordable loan services

  • Develop a viable and sustainable business model for the digital hub. Ensure the hub can run and operate profitably in the next 12 months and beyond
    the funding period.

  • Design exit strategies for the LEAP implementing partners

    Quality Control and Impact Measurement

  • Provide oversight and ensure quality during mentorship and execution of tasks to ensure that trainees have adequate support.

  • Collaborate with the WUSC MERL team to monitor the Training, mentorship and transition to work opportunities using a result-based monitoring system.

  • Carry out spot checks on partner training centers and provide feedback.

  • Collaborate with WUSC MERL in conducting assessments with men and boys, particularly male spouses or partners, to identify and address gender roles and joint decision-making regarding young women's employment pathways.

    Safeguarding Adherence

    WUSC recognises that safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults is everyone’s responsibility and we must collectively stay vigilant and immediately respond to potentially any kind of abuse or exploitation or harmful situations without exceptions.

    The LEAP project recognizes that online harassment, bullying, sexual exploitation and other digital safeguarding risks can affect anyone, but is most likely to affect women, girls and LGBTQI+ individuals.

    These groups face an increased risk of violence through digital technology, which can be considered a form of Gender-Based Violence. LEAP staff, partners, representatives and others working with the project should be aware of common perpetrators and acts of such violence.

    Any individual can raise a concern/complaint to WUSC about an incident they have experienced, witnessed, or heard about concerning a LEAP staff member or partner (suppliers, partners, contractor, etc.) without fear of retribution.

    Candidate Qualifications

  • University degree in Education, Bachelors of Commerce, Business Administration, Community Development or other related field

  • Minimum of 3-years’ working experience with humanitarian programs in the field of livelihoods with at least 1-year experience engaging with refugees, asylum seekers, migrants and/or other vulnerable populations in economic strengthening interventions.

  • Excellent command of common methodologies used to identify, assess and monitor livelihood activities, with a proven record of achievements.

  • Experience in vocational technical training will be an added advantage.

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong analysis skills (qualitative and qualitative)

  • Strong cultural awareness and sensitivity.

  • Good understanding of complex emergencies and crisis contexts

  • Flexible and creative.

  • Strong organizational and logistical skills.

  • Goal oriented with ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.

  • Ability and willingness to work and live in challenging conditions.

  • Excellent computer Skills.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; World University Service of Canada Project Officer, Livelihoods Jobs in Kenya

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