Edukans International Programme Officer (Skills) Job in Kenya June 2017


Jobs Vacancy: Programme Officer – Skills Employment Nairobi Kenya 2017 

Job Description: Today Work Kenya 
Programme Officer – Skills

Edukans International contributes to quality education for all. One of the two pillars is skills’ training for youth. Edukans International focuses on quality and relevancy of vocational education and training.

This is operationalized in training programmes that are market-based and market-oriented, and given by trainers who apply active teaching.

Working with existing professionals to train apprentices on the job is part of the strategy.

Headquarters of Edukans International is in the Netherlands.

Aim of the job: The Programme Officer Skills contributes to the development of the skills programme in Kenya, based on the focus areas of Edukans International.

(S)he looks for new partners for joint implementation and strategic partners at Meso and Macro level, for sustaining and upscaling Edukans programmes.
He/she raises funds for skills programmes within and beyond Kenya and, in this way, contributes to the sustainability of Edukans Kenya and Edukans International. As skills expert, (s)he runs capacity building trajectories.
(S)he contributes to the development of Edukans’ Skills training approach through documenting lessons learned, methodologies and tools in close collaboration with the skills team. (S)he also effectively administrates the projects.

Organizational structure
Programme Officer Skills will become part of the Edukans Kenya office based in Nairobi.

(S)he will report to the Country Representative Edukans Kenya.
The Programme Officer Skills is part of the international skills team.
Development of annual activity plans and monitoring of progress will be done in close collaboration of the skills team in the Netherlands.
Key roles and responsibilities

Advisory & training

  • Provide training and advisory services on
  1. Linking education to the market, including market research
  2. Train teachers and trainers on active teaching and learning
  • Do acquisition for the advisory services mentioned
  • (Further) develop tools and methodologies
  • Set-up and expand Edukans training (own training concept to youth)
  1. Acquisition of students
  2. Acquisition of masters, willing to train apprentices
  3. Monitor progress
Programme development
  • Establishment and maintaining partnerships with training institutes, NGOs, companies, umbrella organizations, governments
  • Contribute to institutionalisation and scaling up of Edukans models
  • Programme development
  • Relationship building with donors
  • Fund raising for skills development programmes in Kenya
Programme management
  • Administration / budget keeping of skills programme and individual projects
  • Reporting
Required knowledge and experience
  • At least Master degree working knowledge in education, international development, economics or related fields
  • At least 5 years of experience in skills development.
  • Experience in involving private sector with TVET or working experience with in-house company skills development.
  • A strong network within the private sector.
  • Proven experience on training, preferably on training of trainers.
  • Competent in business/programme development services and fund raising
  • Experience in programme management
  • Experience in Agriculture is an asset
Required skills
  • Experienced in working in an international team
  • Proactive and able to work independent and result-oriented
  • Ability to link practice to theory and v.v. in order to develop effective approaches
  • Strong communicator and networker, able to represent Edukans Int. to external stakeholders
  • Fluent in English
  • Willing to travel regularly (national, Africa, Europe), appr. 10 times a year.
What we offer
  • Challenging working environment with scope for professional and personal development;
  • Being part of a dedicated, motivated, ambitious, intercultural team
How to apply

Please send your application (including CV of max 3 pages and contact details of 4 referees) to before June 27th 2017.

Please mention “Application Skills Officer Kenya” in the subject and in your cover letter.

Selected candidates will be invited for an interview in Nairobi to be held on 10th of July.

Note: acquisition regarding this vacancy is not appreciated.