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Project Administrator ICS-Taita Taveta


Type of role:Business, management and IT
Location:Taita Taveta, Kenya
Salary:Kenya Pay Band 2
Contract type:Fixed Term
Full Time:35 hours per week
Application Closing Date:23 Aug 2019
Interview date:To be confirmed
Start date:Earliest possible.

VSO is the world's leading development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. We are unique in the way we bring people together to share their skills and experience, generate insights and ideas and, most of all, take action against poverty and exclusion. It's a highly effective approach that works, and today is helping millions of people in some of the world's poorest communities lift themselves out of poverty.

Role overview

The Project Administrator cover will be responsible supporting the ICS project at the community level, supervising and supporting a pair of volunteer Team Leaders to provide adequate pastoral support to a team of UK and Kenyan volunteers, and facilitating learning for Team Leaders and Volunteers during placement period and post placement period in Taita Taveta

Skills, qualifications and experience

Academic Qualifications
A Bachelor's degree preferably in social sciences, education and or business development
Project Management
At least 2 years’ experience in project development and management in youth livelihoods/ and education interventions with evidenced participation and impact on the key actors.
Working with Young People
Proven experience working with and providing support to youth from a wide range of backgrounds including People with Disabilities.
Proven ability to facilitate learning in a non-formal environment for employment, entrepreneurship and active citizenship.
Experience working with youth and their families in education or livelihood initiatives
Monitoring and Evaluation
Experience in developing and using monitoring and evaluation tools and participatory methodologies in research and M&E

International Development
Knowledge of issues which are common to communities in developing countries, possibly achieved through working or living in a developing country. Experience of promoting learning about development issues.

Cross-Cultural Working
Direct and substantial experience of working cross-culturally and able to communicate to a range of audiences and promote sharing and learning between cultures

Communication
Possession of strong written and communication skills needed for writing reports, publicity materials and corresponding with a wide-range of community members

Supervision
Significant experience of working in a supervisory role. Proven ability to promote self-awareness, learning and development among individuals.

Planning and Organising
Able to develop clear and realistic plans to deliver agreed objectives within deadlines, involving key individuals in the planning process.

Budget Management
Experience of managing budgets and undertaking accounting procedures.

Volunteering
Sufficient experience of working with volunteers to understand the key factors which make volunteer placements viable, effective and rewarding.

Desirable
Knowledge and experience on disability rights and inclusion practices
Knowledge and experience in advocacy and policy processes

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications. Applicants must have the right to work in Kenya. Shortlisted applicants will be expected to have a valid certificate of good conduct.

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VSO has zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy (PDF).

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