Project Coordinator

Type of role Teaching and education
Location Kenya
Salary KES 2,782,029 basic per annum
Contract type Fixed Term
Full Time 35 hours per week
Application Closing Date
Interview date To be confirmed
Start date Earliest possible.

VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Role overview

The holder of this position will coordinate the design, management, quality and timely implementation of all Education for Life (LNGB) project interventions in Isiolo and Migori. S/he will be expected to actively contribute to the realization of Inclusive Education (IE) programme’s team objectives; Providing staff and volunteers’ duty of care, strengthening partnerships and programme networks, effective delivery of IE signature programme strategy and improved documentation of proven practices

Skills, qualifications and experience

 Bachelor of Education or Social Science degree: post graduate qualification in development, project management or related areas would be an advantage
 Evidence of managing projects in education or related sectors
 At least 3 years relevant experience in formulation, implementation and review of development strategies and effective project management
 Experience in developing and implementing Education/child protection advocacy and campaign strategies
 Experience working with most marginalized and disadvantaged communities
 Ability to work effectively as a team member and with minimal supervision
 Excellent written and oral communication
 Evidence of effective problem solving and organisational skills
 Evidence of professionalism and high integrity
 Evidence of openness to learning to improve own performance

Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

• Ability to be open minded and respectful
• Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
• Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
• Ability to seek and share knowledge

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

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. Applicants must have the right to work in Kenya.FEMALE APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
Applicants are advised that VSO does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as contrary to the values and practices of our organization.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

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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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