WUSC Program Manager - Scholars Program (SP) Partners Jobs in Kenya

WUSC Program Manager - Scholars Program (SP) Partners Jobs in Kenya

Job Role

  • Under the supervision of the Nairobi-based DREEM Director, the Program Manager will work closely in collaboration with the WUSC teams in Kenya and Canada, the DREEM Youth Advisory Group, and the Mastercard Foundation team to Support the Scholar Program partners.


  • Provides overall direction and coordinates capacity building support, and technical advice to SP partners on refugee and displaced youth inclusion in higher education;

  • Leads on baseline and market systems assessment;

  • Works closely with the DREEM Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL) Lead to track SP partner engagement and impact;

  • Coordinates and manages the Refugee and Displaced Youth Integration Working Group, bringing strategic and operational direction to the SP program activities;

  • Coordinates the development and dissemination of resources and delivery of training opportunities for SP partners;

  • Builds and maintains relationships with SP partner staff and provides ongoing coaching and technical assistance on refugee and displaced youth inclusion;

  • Identifies and rolls-up promising practices and ways to share learning across the Scholars Program network;

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

  • Work collaboratively with DREEM team members to shape the strategic direction for the project and translate strategy into action plans that prioritize continuous learning and adaptive management. **


  • Master’s Degree in international development, education, public policy, social sciences or a related field.

    Experience & Competencies

  • The ideal applicant will combine experience and technical expertise in the higher education and/or forced migration sectors with a familiarity of the East African refugee context, a strategic and analytical mindset, excellent listening and interpersonal skills, and an ability to get things done.

    Specific Competencies:

  • Relevant experience working in international development, education, public policy, social sciences
    or a related field. development cooperation/ technical assistance projects;

  • Relevant experience on projects that promote inclusion for displaced/ refugee youth; tertiary or technical education for displaced/ refugee youth;

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

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

  • Understanding of the higher education landscape in Sub-Saharan Africa;

  • Diplomatic skills and experience with representation with a wide range of key stakeholders;

  • 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;

  • Experience in project monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and quality management;

  • 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 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; WUSC Program Manager - Scholars Program (SP) Partners Jobs in Kenya

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