Private Sector Lead (Kenya Jobs for Youth Programme) Job Vacancy – RTI International

RTI ( is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multidisciplinary research that improves the human condition. With a worldwide staff of more than 4,000 people, RTI offers innovative research and development and multidisciplinary services.

RTI’s Governance and Economic Development (GED) Division pursues innovative approaches and builds on best practices to create the foundation for and to promote democratic governance and economic development.

Working alongside global partners, public institutions, the private sector, and civil society, we help build more effective, accountable, and responsive institutions and policies at the national, regional, and local levels of government.

The GED Division is currently accepting applications for an anticipated DFID-funded Kenya Jobs for Youth Programme. The UK will provide up to £5M over 3 years to support an innovative, market-led youth employment programme that seeks to improve economic opportunities for youth in Kenya.

Through a flexible fund facility, the programme will test innovative projects that show potential for large-scale impact in creating new productive jobs for young men and women, with the ambition that proven concepts will be scaled-up either by DFID under a subsequent business case, or by other stakeholders.

Vacant Position: Private Sector Lead


  • Responsible for private sector engagement strategy for job creation and market development in priority sectors.
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of the challenge fund mechanism, lead market systems analysis in priority sectors, identify grantee business and technical needs and facilitate provision of technical assistance.


  • Minimum of 5-8 years’ experience in industry in one or more of the priority sectors in Kenya.
  • Preferred understanding of skills needs of the private sector and experience with demand-driven youth employment programmes.

Application Procedure

To apply for any listed opening, qualified candidates should submit their CV with current contact information

Submissions should include the position title in the subject heading.

CVs are requested in English as proficiency is required for all requested positions.

Application deadline is May 21, 2018; however, applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Updated: May 8, 2018 — 7:05 am