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  • Posted on: 16 October, 2019 Deadline: 5 November, 2019
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  • The National Youth Council is a state corporation domiciled in the Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender which came into being after the enactment of National Youth Policy (NYP) (2007) and the National Youth Council (NYC) Act (2009). The NYC Act 2009 was operationalized in December 2012 following nationwide wide youth elections held as per the NYC Election Guidelines 2011. The need to have a National Youth Council was created after heightened attention to youth issues in response to the post-election violence experienced in the country in January 2008 and in adherence to international obligations on youth empowerment specifically, the African Youth Charter. The Council is a youth empowerment platform and provides an elaborate structure that facilitates the participation and inclusion of the youth in governance, national affairs and ensures programmes are youth centered and driven

    Principal Registration & Coordination Officer

     

    REFERENCE: NYC/PRCO/4/2019

    Qualifications

    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must:

    • Have Bachelors’ degree in Statistics, Economics, Arts or any other related course from a recognized institution.
    • Have Master’s degree in the fields above or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution will be an added advantage;
    • Have a minimum of five (5) years relevant work experience

    OR

    • Have served in the grade of Senior Registration and Coordination Officer for a minimum period of three (3) Years;
    • Be a member of a relevant professional body and in good standing;
    • Have a Certificate in Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
    • Have demonstrated professional and administrative competence as reflected in work performance and results;
    • Knowledge in ERP system will be an added advantage;
    • Have proficiency in computer application skills; and
    • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution.

    Key competencies

    • Team player and ability to work in a collaborative manner
    • Communications and reporting skills
    • Managerial skills and ability to lead teams
    • Analytical, Interpersonal and negotiation skills
    • Strong Report writing and presentations skills.

    Responsibilities

    The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail: –

    • Coordinating the activities of the department;
    • Overseeing development of policies, strategies regulations and guidelines for regulation and coordination of activities and initiatives relating to youth
    • Identifying, establishing and maintaining a database for all youth group, youth focused community-based organizations, NGOS, and civil societies. movements and other organizations undertaking activities and initiatives relating to youth;
    • Regulation and coordination of activities and initiatives relating to youth and being undertaken by youth groups, youth focused community-based organization, non-governmental organization, civil society, movements and other organizations;
    • Establishing and maintaining a database on all existing policies and legislations affecting the youth;
    • Lobbying for review where necessary of existing policies & strategies and legislation on issues affecting the youth;
    • Facilitating the periodic review of the national youth policy in line with other government policy statements;
    • Identify existing forms of abuse and manipulation for youth to inform policy decisions.
    • Initiate the formulation of operational guidelines that protect the youth against any form of abuse or manipulation;
    • Developing programmes that will provide and promote leadership to the youth sector and on all youth serving civil societies;
    • Spearhead monitoring, evaluating and reporting on the efficiency of the registration and coordination process;
    • Development of Departmental Work plan and Budget;
    • Prepare periodic reports.

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    Principal Partnership & Collaboration Officer

     

    REFERENCE: NYC/PPCO/4/2019

    Qualifications

    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must:

    • Have a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the fields; Business Administration Economics, Finance, Marketing and Social Sciences or any other related course from a recognized institution;
    • Have Master’s degree in the fields above or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution will be an added advantage;
    • Have a minimum of five (5) years relevant work experience OR have served in the grade of Senior partnership and Collaboration Officer for a minimum period of three (3) Years;
    • Have a Certificate in Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
    • Have demonstrated professional and administrative competence as reflected in work performance and results;
    • Be a member of a relevant professional body and in good standing;
    • Have proficiency in computer application skills; and
    • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution.

    Key Competence

    • Team player and ability to work in a collaborative manner
    • Communications and reporting skills
    • Managerial skills and ability to lead teams
    • Analytical Skills, Interpersonal and negotiation skills
    • Strong Report writing and presentations skills.

    Responsibilities

    The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail: –

    • Coordinate the development and maintenance of a database of key strategic partners;
    • Coordinate development and review of strategies for partnerships and collaborations among youth serving organizations;
    • Coordinate development and review of policies, regulations, operational guidelines and strategies on youth partnerships and collaborations;
    • Promoting and nurturing partnerships and linkages among youth serving organizations and youth networks at the county, national and international levels;
    • Engaging sponsors, development partners and strategic partners to support the delivery of Council’s mandate;
    • Drafting of MOUs, agreements and contracts that relate to partnerships and collaborations;
    • Monitoring and evaluating of the implementation of MOUs Agreements and Contracts that relate to Partnership and Collaboration.
    • Development of Departmental Work plan and Budget;
    • Prepare periodic reports.

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    Principal Advocacy Officer

     

    POST REFERENCE: NYC/PAO/4/2019

    Qualifications

    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must:

    • Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Sociology, Social Work, Development studies, Education, Communications, Business Administration or related fields from a recognized institution;
    • Have Master’s degree in the fields above or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution will be an added advantage;
    • Have a minimum of five (5) years relevant work experience

    OR

    • Have served in the grade of Senior Advocacy Officer for a minimum period of three (3) Years;
    • Be a member of PRSK or its equivalent and in good standing;
    • Have a Certificate in Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
    • Have demonstrated professional and administrative competence as reflected in work performance and results;
    • Have proficiency in computer application skills; and
    • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution

    Key competencies

    • Team player and ability to work in a collaborative manner
    • Communications and reporting skills
    • Managerial skills and ability to lead teams
    • Analytical , Interpersonal and negotiation skills
    • Strong Report writing and presentations skills.

    Responsibilities

    The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail: –

    • Design advocacy campaigns and other youth empowerment Programmes/ activities;
    • Developing and overseeing the implementation of the Council’s advocacy strategy
    • Developing mechanisms to ensure that the government and other policy makers are kept informed of the views and aspirations of the youth;
    • Developing strategies to promote the inclusion of youth in decision making bodies, Councils, agencies, public institutions and organizations;
    • Sensitize youth on access to government empowerment programmes and other opportunities available at county, national and international levels;
    • Create strategies to disseminate information on youth empowerment initiatives of the Council
    • Coordinate the development of policy briefs to promote the inclusion of the youth agenda in public institutions;
    • Monitoring and evaluating of all the departmental activities;
    • Development of Departmental Work plan and Budget
    • Prepare periodic reports.

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    Principal Officer (Research & Policy Support)

     

    REFERENCE: NYC/PORPS/4/2019

    Qualifications

    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must:

    • Have Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Economics/Statistics, Business Administration/Management, Education, Sociology, Political Science, Development Studies or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
    • Have Master’s degree in the fields above or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution will be an added advantage;
    • Have a minimum of five (5) years relevant work experience

    OR

    • Have served in the grade of Senior Research Analyst for a minimum period of three (3) Years;
    • Certificate in Research Methodology from a recognized institution;
    • Be a member of a relevant professional body and in good standing;
    • Have a Certificate in Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
    • Have demonstrated professional and administrative competence as reflected in work performance and results;
    • Knowledge in ERP system will be an added advantage;
    • Have proficiency in computer application skills; and
    • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution.

    Key competencies

    • Team player and ability to work in a collaborative manner
    • Communications and reporting skills
    • Managerial skills and ability to lead teams
    • Analytical , Interpersonal and negotiation skills
    • Strong Report writing and presentations skills.

    Responsibilities

    The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail:-

    • Coordinating research needs assessment and implementation of research findings; drafting research proposals;
    • Designing tools and methodologies for research;
    • Coordinating data collection process;
    • Identifying and composing data collection teams;
    • Disseminating research findings to stakeholders;
    • Maintaining an inventory and documentation of research;
    • Coordinating the formulation of research policy and strategy;
    • Identifying institutions for research and collaboration;
    • Spearhead monitoring, evaluating and reporting on the efficiency of the research and Policy support process;
    • Development of Departmental Work plan and Budget; and
    • Preparing periodic reports.

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    Principal Economist

     

    REFERENCE: NYC/PE/4/2019

    Qualifications

    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must:

    • Have a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: – Economics, Statistics, and Project Management, Monitoring & Evaluation or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
    • Have Master’s degree in the fields above or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution will be an added advantage;
    • Have a minimum of five (5) years relevant work experience

    OR

    • Have served in the grade of Senior Economist for a minimum period of three (3) Years;
    • Be a member of a relevant professional body and in good standing;
    • Have a Certificate in Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
    • Have demonstrated professional and administrative competence as reflected in work performance and results;
    • Knowledge in ERP system will be an added advantage;
    • Have proficiency in computer application skills; and
    • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution.

    Key competencies

    • Team player and ability to work in a collaborative manner
    • Communications and reporting skills
    • Managerial skills and ability to lead teams
    • Analytical, Interpersonal and negotiation skills
    • Strong Report writing and presentations skills.

    Responsibilities

    The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail: –

    • Developing and Reviewing the Council’s Strategic Plan;
    • Undertaking economic reviews of the council projects;
    • Providing guidance and advisory support to council sector stakeholders;
    • Preparing Terms of Reference for Economic Surveys and facilitating implementation of related recommendations;
    • Establishing and maintaining linkages with Consultants and other Stakeholders on economic matters;
    • Undertaking the preparation of annual plans for the Council’s and realigning it to the budget;
    • Undertaking economic analysis of investments, programmes and projects;
    • Implementing the Council’s plans and performance contract; and
    • Undertaking the preparation of annual work programmes and budgets for council planning and development
    • Monitoring and evaluating of Council’s Strategic Plan, Performance Contract and Workplan;
    • Development of Departmental Work plan and Budget;
    • Prepare periodic reports

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    Principal Supply Chain Management Officer

     

    REFERENCE: NYC/PSCMO/4/2019

    Qualifications

    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must:

    • Have Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Procurement and Supplies Management, or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
    • Have Master’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics or equivalent
    • Have a minimum of five (5) years relevant work experience

    OR

    • Have served in the grade of Senior Supply Chain Management Officer for a minimum period of three (3) Years;
    • Be Member of professional body either KISM or CIPS in good standing;
    • Have a Certificate in Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
    • Have a valid practicing license;
    • Have demonstrated professional and administrative competence as reflected in work performance and results;
    • Knowledge in ERP system will be an added advantage;
    • Have proficiency in computer application skills; and
    • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution.

    Key competencies

    • Team player and ability to work in a collaborative manner
    • Communications and reporting skills
    • Managerial skills and ability to lead teams
    • Analytical, Interpersonal and negotiation skills
    • Strong Report writing and presentations skills.

    Responsibilities

    The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail: –

    • Developing and coordinating the preparation of annual procurement and disposal plans and their implementation;
    • Coordinating procurement and disposal activities in the Commission;
    • Prepare contract documents for goods, works and services;
    • Custodian of contract documents;
    • Liaise with the user department to ensure effective implementation of contracts for goods, works and services;
    • Provide secretariat to committees’ incidental to procurement of goods and services, and disposal of assets;
    • Coordinate disposal of assets activities;
    • Provide professional opinion on procurement of goods, works and services and disposal of assets;
    • Prepare and Submit statutory reports to relevant government institutions; and
    • Reviewing procurement needs of the Council.
    • Monitoring and evaluating of procurement plans, Asset disposal and inventory management;
    • Development of Departmental Work plan and Budget;

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    Senior Accountant

     

    REFERENCE: NYC/SA/5/2019

    Qualifications

    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must:

    • Have a Bachelors’ degree in Commerce (Accounting/Finance Option), Business Management (Accounting/Finance Option), Economics, or equivalent qualification from a recognized university.
    • Have Master’s degree in the fields above or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution as an added advantage;
    • Have a minimum of four (4) years relevant work experience in the public or private institution
    • Certificate in CPA(K) or its equivalent
    • Be a Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or any other recognized professional body in good standing;
    • Certificate in Supervisory Skills not lasting less than two (2) weeks;
    • Have demonstrated professional and administrative competence as reflected in work performance and results;
    • Knowledge in ERP system will be an added advantage;
    • Have proficient in computer application skills:
    • Fulfilll the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

    Key competencies

    • Team player and ability to work in a collaborative manner
    • Communications and reporting skills
    • Managerial skills and ability to lead teams
    • Analytical, Interpersonal and negotiation skills
    • Strong Report writing and presentations skills.

    Responsibilities

    The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail:-

    Accounts Duties

    • Approving payment vouchers and committal documents in accordance with laid down regulations;
    • Preparing financial reports and analyze income and expenditure against budgets;
    • Preparing monthly bank reconciliation and reconciliation of debtors and creditors ledgers;
    • Ensuring safe custody of financial records, documents, cheque books and assets;
    • Initiating budget proposals and financial plans; and
    • Reviewing petty cash reconciliation and facilitate withdrawal of cash for office use and ensuring safety of the same at all times

    Finance Duties

    • Preparing quarterly expenditure forecast
    • Initiating proposals for seeking funds for additional expenditure
    • Monitoring expenditure on projects and programme implementation on a periodic basis
    • Coordinate activities within donor financed projects and monitors the implementation of the projects
    • Coordinate budget preparation
    • analyze budget estimates
    • Analyze programme performance targets
    • Control of budgetary commitments
    • Financial evaluation and processing of major policy changes within the National youth Council
    • Monitoring and review of programmes and implementations and taking corrective measures

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified persons are requested to submit their application together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of academic and professional certificates and testimonials.
    Applicants MUST attach clearance certificates from the following bodies:

    • Kenya Revenue Authority,
    • Directorate of Criminal Investigation,
    • Higher Education Loans Board
    • Ethics and AntiCorruption Commission
    • Credit Reference Bureau

    Applications in a sealed envelope clearly indicating at the top “Application for the position of’ should be Mailed or hand delivered
    to:

    Chief Executive Officer,
    National Youth Council,
    Bruce House 8th Floor
    Standard Street, P.O. Box 23677-00100 Nairobi

    And be received on or before 5th November, 2019

    The National Youth Council is an equal opportunity employer. Youth, Women and PWD’s who meet the requirements are encouraged to apply. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Qualified candidates irrespective of their gender, race, culture, religion or disability are encouraged to apply. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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