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  • Project and Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant at Volunteer Service Overseas (VSO)

  • Posted on: 6 November, 2018 Deadline: 13 November, 2018
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  • VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

    Project and Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant


    Job Description

    Location: Machakos, Kenya

    Salary: KES 950,000 Gross per annum

    Contract type: Fixed Term

    Full Time: 35 hours per week

    Application Closing Date: 12 Nov 2018

    Start date: Earliest possible.

    Role overview

    The purpose of this role is to work in close collaboration with county governments, CSOs, private sector ,entrepreneurs, youth, national, international and community volunteers to deliver “Youth Empowerment and Entrepreneurship Project (YEEP)” This project will support young people to access employment in small enterprises in growing economies in East Africa as well as establish or grow young people led enterprises. To achieve this, VSO Kenya will build on to existing youth volunteering, employment and entrepreneurship interventions in Machakos to provide intensive support to cohorts of growth enterprises as well as drawing on the experiences of VSO’s Empowered Youth for Employment and Entrepreneurship (EYEE) programmes and volunteering approach.

    Skills, Knowledge and Experience 

    • Bachelor's degree in Project management, entrepreneurship, business management or Social sciences. 
    • At least 3 years experience working in project management, youth empowerment, entrepreneurship, finance or administrative experience in an NGO or community based organisation. 
    • Experience in M&E 
    • Research Skills 
    • Experience in youth entrepreneurship ,engagement and participation. 
    • Proven experience in coaching and mentoring of team members
    • Knowledge on gender and inclusion practices 
    • Good written and spoken English and Kiswahili language skills.
    • Knowledge in Kenya Sign Language skills is an added advantage 
    • Ability to work effectively as a team member with minimal supervision
    • Evidence of effective problem solving and organisational skills. 
    • Evidence of professionalism and high integrity.
    • Evidence of openness to learning to improve own performance. 

    Competencies and Behaviour

    At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies: 

    • Ability to be open minded and respectful
    • Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
    • Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
    • Ability to seek and share knowledge 

    Equal Opportunities

    VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

    VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications. Applicants must have the right to work in Kenya.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Volunteer Service Overseas (VSO) career website on www.vsointernational.org to apply

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