Solidarity Center International NGO Jobs in Kenya

The American Center for International Labor Solidarity (Solidarity Center), an International NGO focused on labor and worker rights issues, is seeking candidates for the following positions: Project Director (Full-time), Workplace-based Training Specialist (Full-time) and Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist (Part-time). 
These positions will work under the direct supervision of the Country Programs Director (CPD) and are responsible for improving the capacity of government, employers, workers’ organizations and civil

society organizations to establish and expand workplace based training programs with a focus on vulnerable and marginalized youth, in particular adolescents at or above the legal working age who are engaged in or at risk of engaging in the worst forms of child labor.

The positions will be based in Nairobi with frequent travels within Kenya. 
The positions requirements include:
Project Director
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in project management, supervision, administration and implementation of cooperative agreement and/or contract requirements (including meeting deadlines, achieving targets, and overseeing the preparation and submission of required reports) preferably in Kenya.
  • Ability to maintain working relationships with all project stakeholders including public, private, and civil society partners (including trade unions) and effectively build partnerships between them.
  • Experience in a leadership role in implementing projects relevant to this solicitation, including projects related to implementing workplace-based training, vulnerable and marginalized youth.
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili.
  • Relevant Bachelors and/or Master’s degree
Workplace-based Training Specialist
  • Minimum of three years of experience in a leadership position responsible for developing, managing and/or implementing workplace-based training opportunities, preferably for youth.
  • Experience in working with government stakeholders to improve laws and policies related to workplace-based training in Kenya. 
  • Experience in developing tools and mechanisms to promote the creation of workplace-based training programs among small and large employers as well as workers’ organizations, including trade unions.
  • Experience in building government capacity to provide skills training to vulnerable and marginalized youth.
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili.
  • Relevant Bachelors and/or Master’s degree
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (Part-time basis)
  • Minimum of three years of professional experience in a senior M&E position responsible for implementing M&E activities of international development projects.
  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in statistics, public policy, international development, economics, or related field. Master’s degree or Bachelor plus an advanced certificate in M&E, statistics, or economics preferred.
  • Proven success in designing, implementing, and operating project M&E systems from project initiation to closeout stages.
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation approaches for youth employment and capacity building projects.
  • Experience in strategic planning and performance measurement, including indicator selection, target setting, reporting, and developing M&E and performance monitoring plans.
  • Experience developing and refining data collection tools.
  • Ability to facilitate and serve as project liaison for externally-managed evaluations.
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili.
Please note that all the three positions are contingent upon funding.

To apply please send a cover letter and a detailed CV including three referees on or before June 24th,
2016 to:

The Country Programs Director

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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