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  • Posted: Jun 11, 2021
    Deadline: Jun 15, 2021
  • Global Development Incubator (GDI) is an incubator for transformational development ventures, working to build and scale the next generation of social impact solutions. Whether these concepts originate from sector experts or are developed and tested ourselves, we create new approaches to address persistent global issues.
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    Labour Markets Manager

    Job description

    GDI is seeking to recruit a Labour Markets Manager whose main responsibility will be to contribute to the development of a labor market information system for the jobs market in Mombasa.  The manager will be the main contact point for monitoring and evaluation, learning, and capacity building of partners and opportunity youth on data gathering, analysis, and dissemination to influence data-driven approaches in the youth ecosystem in Mombasa.  S/he will hold a leadership role over an associate, the corporate engagement lead, and leading business clusters.


    Demand mapping Strategy and Planning 

    • Contribute to demand mapping strategy holistically and on a pathway by pathway basis.
    • Track, package, and distribute to internal and external stakeholders relevant research conducted by  GOYN and other organizations.
    • Develop a labor market information system in collaboration with other ecosystem players.
    • Engage with other training partners to develop curriculum and  training opportunity youth on data gathering, analysis, and dissemination 

    Data Analysis, Production, and Distribution 

    • Provide primary and secondary analysis of all research data to support the development of or contributions to key findings. 
    • Directly contribute to and manage the creation of research reports and presentations, including drafting the findings report and presentation and collaborating with stakeholders on design and production. 
    • Together with partners provide capacity-building training to collaborative teams and opportunity youths on data collection, analysis, and dissemination including developing key research talking points. 
    • Manage the process and ensure research findings/reports/presentations are announced and distributed. 
    • Seek and manage the development and distribution of innovative approaches for sharing the findings with internal and external stakeholders.

    Partnership Development and Marketing 

    • Building and maintaining partnerships with employers in collaboration with the employer engagement lead. 
    • Develop and implement approaches to disseminate research findings and their adoption by other ecosystem players. 
    • Support the creation and production of original content for dissemination via the GOYN website, publications, newsletters, and other media.
    • Implement a variety of marketing strategies and promotional campaigns aimed at attracting more partnerships for GOYN  


    • Research fundraising opportunities; Develop funding proposals and submit them to potential donors.  
    • In collaboration with other team members, prepare quarterly budgets and reports to be shared with potential funders. 
    • Network with relevant funders to identify synergies and develop winning proposals.


    • A minimum of 7-10 years experience in the area of expertise
    • Bachelor’s degree or relevant equivalent experience. Master’s Degree preferred 
    • Demonstrates in-depth understanding of the private sector, potential job types, and roles available for the opportunity youth in the Mombasa ecosystem  
    • Professional level of technical and managerial knowledge, skills, and experience to manage the technical and operational activities of a team
    • Ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion on significant matters related to labor market systems
    • Ability to think strategically and creatively to solve problems and find effective and efficient ways to accomplish goals

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    Employers Engagement Manager

    Job description

    The employer engagement Manager will play a critical role in the identification, mobilizing, and working with different partners to connect Opportunity Youth (OYs) with job opportunities in Mombasa, Kenya. The Employment manager will focus on but not limited to three main areas:

    • Demand mapping for current and future jobs that OY can be trained, also use the data to guide the development of a curriculum for training those skills
    • Identification and driving partnerships with training organization to co-design the curriculum, recruit and skill OY with the demand-driven skills
    • Relationship building with potential employers that will provide placement opportunities for graduates out of the training, advise on the current and future demand support curriculum co-design, convene employers, connect with business associations, chamber of commerce organizations, etc., to build programs that support OY and change mindset of employers.


    The following are the key duties of this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties will develop as the network evolves.

    Employer Engagement 40%

    • Map out employers in the ecosystem for the key clusters leveraging data from demand mapping; support sector leads to build out curricula for the prioritized clusters
    • Engage training organizations and potential employers to co-design a demand-driven curriculum for skilling opportunity youth together with the sector leads
    • Be a point of contact to provide advice, information, and support for employers, enabling and supporting them to be able to offer placement opportunities

    Partnerships 40%

    • Engage different stakeholders such as Government, Private Sector, and employers and support regular job demand mapping across different sectors in Mombasa for current and future jobs seeking to identify formal and informal jobs and roles
    • Build out relationships with private sector associations such as FKE, KTB, KEPSA, business councils, Association of manufacturers, SACCOs, finance, chamber of commerce among others
    • Build relationships with employers and attend relevant forums, to promote and influence the creation of opportunities targeting the OYs

    Program management 20%

    • Develop assessment and capacity-strengthening approach for the career development of individual OYs
    • Educate and influence the perceptions of employers considering recruiting OYs through providing awareness sessions, events, etc.
    • Lead in advocacy campaigns and policy engagement aiming at creating an enabling environment for the creation of more employment opportunities


    Technical Skills:

    • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and other valuable presentation platforms. The role involves creating a variety of engaging reports, presentations, proposals, and communication materials
    • Vast experience utilizing databases and handling large volumes of data, analyzing data, research, and use information as a basis for problem-solving, decision making, and prioritization
    • Experience in events organization, logistics, and project management involving the coordination of diverse project needs and stakeholders desirable

    Other Skills:

    • Outstanding interpersonal skills to engage professional and community stakeholders
    • Ability to collaborate and work with people and organizations of diverse backgrounds
    • High-capacity self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced work environment

    Method of Application

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    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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