Team Leader (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: Team Leader


  • Establish programme’s strategic vision and core principles with the field management team and home office, and ensure these are communicated and reinforced throughout the organization;
  • Responsible for leading the day-to day operations of a challenge grant in support of demand-driven youth employment;
  • Responsible for ensuring quality control and overall responsiveness of grant implementation and technical assistance provided under the programme, including harmonization and effective coordination across components;
  • Serve as primary liaison with donor, government counterparts, sector stakeholders and RTI home office and adjust programme operations to ensure flexibility, adaptability and responsiveness with technical direction;
  • Actively manage performance of grantees and programme portfolio including fiduciary risk strategy; verification of grantees’ achievements and approval of disbursement based on results-based milestones;
  • Support monitoring of grant portfolio and assess grantee ongoing capacity building needs and and facilitate technical assistance or course corrective actions.


  • At least 5 years of experience managing social venture capital funds or a donor-funded challenge fund programmes;
  • Proven experience working in or with private sector actors to stimulate job creation and market development through innovative approaches;
  • Verbal and written fluency in the English language along with strong communications, interpersonal, and presentation skills;
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills, and an ability to apply these in continually improving programme activities and performance;
  • Outstanding leadership and team building skills;
  • Highly dynamic networking and relationship building skills;
  • Position is contingent upon award and funding.

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.

RTI International is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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Updated: May 8, 2018 — 6:44 am