Mombasa Programme Coordinator Job in Kenya

Duma Works is recruiting a Programme Coordinator in Mombasa for McKinsey Social Initiative.

Generation is a global youth employment programme that helps provide young adults the opportunity to launch successful careers and change their life trajectories – closing the skills gap and easing youth unemployment. 

Generation is the first programme of McKinsey Social Initiative (“MSI”), an independent non-profit organization.


The Mombasa programme coordinator will report to the Generation programme manager and will be responsible for the end-to-end operation in Mombasa. 
He/she will be the primary point of contact and manager of the delivery partner team on the ground.
Various primary processes include recruiting candidates, training delivery partner staff and Generation students, preparation of new training centres, managing relationships with employer partners and graduation events.

Managing partners
  • Being primary point of contact between Generation Kenya and delivery partner(s).
  • Maintain strong relationships with current employer partners for placement of our graduates.
  • Ensuring that all regulatory requirements and funder demands are met.
  • Monitoring performance of delivery partner.
Programme coordination
  • Preparing training centres by ensuring the readiness of all classroom materials (e.g. computers, chairs, boards), utilities (e.g. electricity, internet, toilets), signage etc. before the start of each program. This also includes identifying new training centres as we scaleup in the coast region.
  • Overseeing the planning and execution of mobilisation from advertisements (print and social media), to information sessions and literacy/numeracy exams, conducting student interviews, and registering students.
  • Training/management of centre staff – ensuring staff (coaches, teaching assistants) are prepared before program begins, assisting them in solving problems, organising weekly staff meetings.
  • Coordinating logistics of day-to-day running of programs: coordinate, prepare, and distribute program schedule and materials to instructors, mentors and students.
  • Scheduling and managing employer presentations for candidates, organizing employer interview days, and coordinating with employers once job placements have been made. This also includes re-placing students with new employers in exceptional circumstances e.g. employer restructuring or lay-offs.
  • Maintaining database with student information and program records.
  • Solving for consistent programme and process improvement.
  • Additional responsibilities as programme scales as defined by programme manager.
  • Oversee student’s transition to full time employment with local employment partners.
  • Continuously look for opportunities where process efficiency gains can be made and implement solutions, after agreed upon with MSI team, including automation / technology solutions.
Mindsets & Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 2-4 years of direct supervisory management experience.
  • Experience preparing youth for employment.
  • Able to lead interactions and meetings with employer partners.
  • “Do-er” mindset, with a passion for constant motion, moving from centre to centre.
  • Well-developed sense of attention to detail.
  • Interest in working in a fast growing organization and being an integral part of aggressive scale.
  • A positive, solutions-oriented attitude, drive for excellence, and ability to be a team player.
  • Self-starter and strong track record of ability to work independently.
  • Self-reflective, open to frequent feedback and ability to give constructive feedback.
  • Candidates residing in Mombasa most preferred.
Job Type:

Full-time position with an expected start date of 1 June 2016.

The expected minimum duration is 12 months, with a strong possibility to continue.

Probation period is three months.

Location: Mombasa.
Reports to: Generation Kenya Programme Manager.

Apply: Applications letters (maximum 2 pages) and detailed CV are to be sent by email to marking the subject as “ 2225”, Your Full name &  Phone number e.g. 2225, Barack Obama, 07xxxxxxxxx. 

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Deadline for receiving applications: 25th May 2016

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