FIC Youth Component Programme Coordinator Job in Nairobi Kenya

FIC: Forum for International Corporation, East Africa Programme
Job Title: Programme Coordinator, Youth Component
Duty Station: Nairobi with regular travels to partners in Kenya and Tanzania
Reports To: Programme Leader / Manager, Denmark
Coordination: Cluster coordinators, Programme coordinator / managers
Supervision: Youth Cluster Coordinators
FIC is a Danish NGO with its Head office in Denmark and East African programme office in Nairobi. 

The overall vision of FIC’s work is to promote global equality and solidarity, as well as increase people’s social, economic and democratic rights and opportunities for a better life, regardless of their background or location on the earth.

FIC in East Africa works towards combating poverty and improving the living conditions in Kenya and Tanzania by strengthening the capacity of civil society organisations that contribute towards creating improved employment conditions and employment opportunities for poor and vulnerable groups, particularly the youth.
The program “Fair employment and labour rights in East Africa”, is to be implemented by partner youth organizations and trade unions in Kenya and Tanzania in the period 2014 -2017.
The specific program objectives are: The strengthened capacity of partner trade unions in Kenya and Tanzania to advocate for and create awareness about workers’ rights and respect of labour market legislation contribute to improved working conditions. 

The strengthened capacity of partner youth organisations in Kenya and Tanzania to create awareness and to advocate for increased and improved job opportunities for youth has contributed to better conditions for establishing sustainable businesses and increased success in their job seeking.

The program focuses on increasing the employment possibilities for youth and on creating awareness of the possibilities for youth to start their own businesses.

The office in Nairobi is seeking a qualified individual to be responsible for Programme coordination on youth employment and working in close collaboration with youth organizations in Kenya and Tanzania.

Overall role of Programme Coordinator
The program coordinator will be responsible for the component related to programme objective 2, which is concerned with improving the employment opportunities for youth in Kenya and Tanzania and thus be the main contact person for the youth organisations who are implementing the program activities. 
The coordinator will work in close consultation with the programme leader based in Denmark.

Summary of Duties

Key Tasks

  • Coordination of the program component in close cooperation with the partners
  • Following up on program activities and results for the component
  • Support monitoring of component results
  • Support development of advocacy plans
  • Being the main contact person for the program partners (in this case the youth organisations)
  • Ensuring that quarterly progress and narrative reports from partners are submitted timely and according to the standards of the program’s M&E system
  • Following up on and monitoring the activities and results of the sub-components through the quarterly progress and narrative reports
  • Carrying out monitoring visits and participating in sub-component committee meetings at least once a year per partnership activity and provide support to the partners in their monitoring. Support partners in implementing electronic monitoring system and compile data for reporting.
  • Support partner organisations in the practical implementation of the activities: Piloting curricula for training in business skills and entrepreneur development (BSED) and labour market and draw the lessons and learn from the experiences with the aim of adapting the curricula to the local context in Kenya and Tanzania; Follow up on the coherence between the elements of the model and the establishment of a system to monitor the students and the results of the trainings; the counselling; the mentoring; the internships.
  • Support the partners with regards to capacity building and organisational development: develop TOR; identify consultants; elaborate and sign contracts; and follow up on the reports
  • Planning and participating in the annual program seminars in close cooperation with the other program coordinator, prepare agenda for the discussions in the components, identify and organise external resource persons for the seminars. Plan logistics for the seminars with regards to venue etc.
  • Making sure that the partners receive the necessary capacity building through training and by following up on training needs throughout the program. Participate in capacity building of partners
  • Supporting the partners (through Quality Assurance) in terms of providing feedback to quarterly reports, training reports, TOR etc. as well as by assisting the partners in finding relevant consultants for studies, trainings etc.
  • Ensuring that the partners draw use of the experiences of one another in the planning of program activities – especially at the annual program seminar.
  • Support the partners in development and planning of advocacy activities
Minimum:  Bachelor’s degree. Preferred Master’s degree
  • A minimum of 4 years work experience in project coordination preferably in an NGO working environment
  • Monitoring and evaluation, use of LFA in practice
  • Experiences with advocacy work
  • Experiences with organisational development of CSOs and good governance
  • Training or working with youth
  • Experiences with youth employment and self employment
  • Basic knowledge of youth organisations in both Kenya and Tanzania
  • Capacity building and facilitation of meetings and workshops
Other competencies
  • Analytic skills
  • Open minded and flexible character
  • Good report writing skills
  • Good understanding of project management
  • Good understanding of LFA and project monitoring
  • Ability to maintain overview in busy situations
This position is open to Kenyan or Tanzanian nationals
Qualified and interested individuals should address their applications to
Caspar Pedo And
Maria Justiniano:
To be received NOT later than 27th of January 2014.

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