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  • Posted: May 31, 2023
    Deadline: Jun 9, 2023
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    Kenya Red Cross is one of the many International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement societies around the world. The Kenya organisation was established in 1965, The Kenya Red Cross supports and runs a number of projects whilst raising awareness to the Kenyan public about the current issues or problems which may affect them.
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    Youth Capacity Development Officer

    Job Summary 

    • The Capacity Development Officer will provide technical support and be a fundamental part of developing and implementing the Youth Capacity Development Strategy for KRCS. He/ She will support the improving and institutionalising the capacity development of youth leaders, advocates, policy makers, champions and other stakeholders. The successful candidate will work with the Youth Development Team, in line with the organisational principles, vision and mission.  


    • The Capacity Development Officer will support the National Youth Manager and Program Officers to develop and implement the overall CD strategy to strengthen the capacity (knowledge, learning, experience in various thematic areas of positive youth development, meaningful youth participation and sustainable development) of youth leaders, champions, advocates and stakeholders.  
    • The Officer will lead and support the design and implementation of the Imarisha Msichana Project (Learning modules digitalisation project implemented by KRCS and Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE). He/ She will also lead the design and implementation of training curricula. Manuals and modules to be uploaded the KRCS YouRED Academy (under development), as well as support on-site trainings as a facilitator 
    • The Officer will also work closely with youth staff, members, leaders and volunteers that are currently taking part in different capacity development experiences that KRCS undertakes in various projects and programmes..  

    Duty Station 

    • She/he will be based at the Kenya Red Cross Headquarters, in Nairobi with frequent travel to the field as necessary. 

    Key responsibilities:  

    • Support capacity development interventions both at a grassroots and institutional levels to meet our objectives of empowering youth to act. 
    • Work with the National Youth Manager to regularly assess the capacity development needs both for youth staff, leaders, volunteers and members.  
    • Support the implementation of the youth capacity development agenda based on the mission, vision and strategic objectives of the organization. 
    • Support the ideation, development, implementation, and monitoring of all project activities concerning capacity development. 
    • Help apply state of the art capacity development tools and techniques. 
    • Extend support and guidance to team members in developing training curriculums, manuals, modules, relevant guidelines for their project-based capacity development needs including training and relevant engaging learning materials (training maps, managed materials, digital learning aids, flash card, process card, booklet, handout and video learning aid, etc.) 
    • Undertake periodic training monitoring and evaluation; impact assessment, and retention rates using internal resources and expertise for providing high quality advice to the project management in case of any changes required in capacity building interventions. 
    • Support the development of concept note(s) and help organize and conduct/facilitate youth workshops, training, seminars with various stakeholders. 
    • Support training opportunities to young people that are youth-friendly, engaging and innovative.  
    • Manage a community of learners that are taking part in different capacity development experiences at the YouRED Academy; EmPAWA Stude Platform. 
    • Support in the Implementation of the Imarisha Msichana Project; digitalization of the manuals in the newly established EmPAWA Stude Platform. 
    • Perform other roles that may be assigned to by the line manager  

    Desired Skills & Qualifications  


    • Educational background in a relevant field including organizational development, social sciences, education, or training. 
    • A minimum of 2+ year of experience working for an organization in a relevant field, for example, working for/with Civil Societies Organization, youth-led/ youth-serving organizations, national or county government, international organizations or agencies  
    • Excellent facilitation, training, and mentoring skills in a variety of technical topics 
    • Substantive knowledge and experience in dealing and engaging with youth audiences 
    • Strong written and oral communication skills in English including presentations and preparations of written reports. 
    • Expertise in the use of online educational tools for online training. 
    • Experience in developing training curriculums. 
    • Knowledge or experience of project management and relevant skills  


    • Strong interpersonal skills (patience, empathy, flexibility and good communication). 
    • Have strong facilitation soft skills (presence, gravitas, humility and creativity in delivering workshops). 
    • Openness to learning and applying new and innovative facilitation methods 

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Kenya Red Cross Society on to apply

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