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  • Posted: Sep 23, 2021
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  • World University Service of Canada - is a leading Canadian non-profit organization in international development, committed to building a more equitable and sustainable world. We work with a unique and powerful network of post-secondary institutions, private-sector partners and volunteers to provide education, employment and empowerment opportunities that imp...
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    Program and Volunteer Support Advisor (International Volunteer)

    Context for assignment:

    What impact could you have globally? We need your skills to support WUSC volunteers and partnerships in Kenya to improve economic opportunities for young people!

    As the Program and Volunteer Support Advisor with the WUSC Kenya Office, you will assist the WUSC country team to coordinate the timely delivery of all volunteer assignments and provide general support to volunteers. You will also support the development of key partnerships in Kenya, drive key communications and support the implementation of the volunteering program in Kenya. 

     Join us in improving opportunities for youth in Kenya! 

     

    Responsibilities:

    • Play a key role in the implementation of the WUSC volunteer program in Kenya 
    • Support in the development and delivery of relevant resources, materials and trainings including an in-country orientation for volunteers and volunteer management training for local partners in Kenya
    • Support in communicating with potential partner organizations, on-boarding new partners and updating the database of partners
    • In collaboration with the country office team, provide personal and professional guidance to Canadian volunteers to contribute to the realization of program goals and completion of assignments 
    • Support program monitoring and evaluation by liaising with volunteers to consolidate results, document best practices and encourage learning among volunteers and partners
    • Support handover from incoming and outgoing volunteers to ensure continuity between assignments and to avoid duplication of work
    • Enhance WUSC brand and visibility of the program in Kenya by creating a social media presence and sharing impact stories 
    • Schedule timely communications meetings with partners and their program participants to write program specific stories and create a portfolio of case studies.

    Requirements:

    • Degree and/or training in human resources, volunteer management, social sciences or a related field
    • Relevant experience in volunteer management or human resources management
    • Excellent judgment and problem-solving skills
    • Excellent networking skills and partnership management
    • A commitment to gender equality, youth inclusion, and international volunteering.
    • Flexibility, adaptability, excellent interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity
    • Experience with group facilitation and trainings, including content development considered an asset 
    • Experience living and working internationally considered an asset
    • Written and oral fluency in English.

     

    WUSC Description:

    WUSC is an international not for profit organization that works for a better world for all young people. WUSC’s vision is for a more inclusive, equitable, and sustainable world in which all young people, especially women and refugees, are empowered to secure a good quality of life for themselves, their families, and their communities.

    Volunteer Support Package:

    • Support and guidance from the WUSC Volunteer Mobilization Team prior to departure and from WUSC Country Team while on assignment
    • Participation in a pre-departure training where you will have the opportunity to learn about the program, gain practical skills for living and working in an intercultural context and meet other volunteers
    • Travel, meals and accommodation during in-person pre-departure training
    • In-country orientation upon arrival in country of assignment
    • Language training in country of assignment, where required
    • Airfare to and from country of assignment and visa/work permit
    • Support from the WUSC Administrative Officer for all relevant visas and work permits
    • Cost of required country specific vaccinations and antimalarials
    • Health insurance
    • Modest monthly living and accommodation allowance while in country of assignment
    • Vacation leave entitlement
    • Return debriefing after completion of assignment
    • An incredible opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to global development, enhance your professional skills and participate in an experience of a lifetime!

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    Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Advisor (International Volunteer)

    Context for assignment:

    Are you passionate about improving the livelihoods of young people in Kenya?

    As a Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Advisor for CAP Youth Empowerment Institute (CAPYEI) you will assist in reviewing the existing Monitoring and Evaluation strategy and support the implementation of a plan to improve the organization's ability to measure and learn from its programs and projects as well as communicate its impact in Kenya.

     Apply today to play a role in improving economic opportunities for young people in Kenya!

    Responsibilities:

    • Support a review of CAP Youth Empowerment Institute's existing monitoring and evaluation systems 
    • Support the design and creation of new monitoring and evaluation processes, tools and templates 
    • Analyse, interpret and share the findings and results with key decision makers at CAP
    • Assist in providing technical guidance to develop Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) systems and quality management for existing systems and framework
    • Assist in conducting staff training on MEAL concepts.

     

    Requirements:

    • Degree and/or training in program evaluation, data management, international development, project management, or a related field
    • Demonstrated experience in program management, and monitoring and evaluation
    • A commitment to gender equality, youth inclusion, and international volunteering
    • Flexibility, adaptability, resilience, self-awareness, confidence, ability to work well in a team, interpersonal skills, communication skills and cultural sensitivity
    • Written and oral fluency in English
    • Experience with group facilitation and trainings, including content development considered an asset
    • Experience living and working internationally considered an asset
    • Written and oral fluency in English.

    WUSC Partner Description:

    CAP-Youth Empowerment Institute Kenya (YEI) is a non government organization started in 2011 committed to train youth out of school in job entry level skills. This training is operationalized using the Basic Employability Skills Training (BEST) model. CAPYEI is guided by three core objectives:To ensure disadvantaged youth acquire life skills, relevant labor market skills, savings skills, education, and small business development.To facilitate disadvantaged youth access to internships and job opportunities through institutionalized public-private partnership. To ensure youth receive vital pre and post job placement counseling, support, and services including financial as they transition to work.

    Volunteer Support Package:

    • Support and guidance from the WUSC Volunteer Mobilization Team prior to departure and from WUSC Country Team while on assignment
    • Participation in a pre-departure training where you will have the opportunity to learn about the program, gain practical skills for living and working in an intercultural context and meet other volunteers
    • Travel, meals and accommodation during in-person pre-departure training
    • In-country orientation upon arrival in country of assignment
    • Language training in country of assignment, where required
    • Airfare to and from country of assignment and visa/work permit
    • Support from the WUSC Administrative Officer for all relevant visas and work permits
    • Cost of required country specific vaccinations and antimalarials
    • Health insurance
    • Modest monthly living and accommodation allowance while in country of assignment
    • Vacation leave entitlement
    • Return debriefing after completion of assignment
    • An incredible opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to global development, enhance your professional skills and participate in an experience of a lifetime!

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