NGO Latest Jobs in Kenya,Salary over Ksh100,000

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NGO Latest Jobs in Kenya,Salary over Ksh100,000

IDG Governance & Economic Development

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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 Team Leader 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.

Responsibilities 

  • 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; financial management checks on grantees; verification of grantees’ achievements and approval of disbursement based on results-based milestones
  • Assess grantee capacity building needs on an ongoing basis and provide direct or facilitated technical assistance on a range of topics including industry- specific expertise, business operations and scaling strategy, fiduciary risk management, etc.
  • Support monitoring and evaluation of grant portfolio and individual grants to identify and facilitate technical assistance, to initiate course corrective actions and to generate knowledge

Qualifications

  • 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 languages 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 including experience building consensus among diverse actors.
  • Position is contingent upon award and funding.

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Physical and mental demands of this role include those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, as outlined above.  Examples include:  remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time; operating a computer and other office machinery; thinking, learning, and concentrating effectively and frequently communicating with other people, both within RTI and outside of RTI; frequently moving about inside and travel between offices and laboratories; frequently conducting laboratory site inspections (if applicable), ability to handle the stress associated in meeting frequent, multiple and tight deadlines, ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week as workload and deadlines may require, consistent demonstration of mental stability and ability to have regular, reliable and predictable attendance.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, per RTI procedure 4.2.1.

RTI is an independent organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multidisciplinary research that improves the human condition. With a worldwide staff of more than 5,000 people, RTI offers innovative research and development and a full spectrum of multidisciplinary services in health and pharmaceuticals, advanced technology, survey and statistics, education and training, economic and social development, and the environment. Universities in North Carolina founded RTI in 1958 as the first scientific organization in and centerpiece of the Research Triangle Park.

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