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Job Summary

Your mission is to build the strongest job seeker ecosystem in Kenya through innovation and focused execution of this project mandate.

  • Minimum Qualification:Bachelor
  • Experience Level:Senior level
  • Experience Length:3 years

Job Description/Requirements

Location: Kisumu

BrighterMonday Kenya partnered with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) to tackle youth unemployment within the Agri-food sector in Western Kenya (Kisumu, Siaya, Kakamega, Bungoma and Vihiga counties).

The project named Vijana na Kilimo and aims to impact 10,000 youth, by training, upskilling and matching them with opportunities, while supporting employers in the agricultural sector with the right talent. This project will run for a period of 18 months.

BrighterMonday’s Vision
To be the leading source of talent in Kenya by providing a platform through which Job search and talent acquisition is simplified.

Your Mission in our Vision
Your mission is to build the strongest job seeker ecosystem in Kenya through innovation and focused execution of this project mandate.

Reporting into     Partnerships Lead

Direct Reports     All field staff under the project - team of 5

Key Responsibilities

•    Drive the overall implementation of the project overseeing performance of all the five counties, coordinating fieldwork with other mobilizers and follow up on assignments.
•    Perform mobilizing duties for Siaya County ensuring all the targets for the key performance indicators are met within given timelines
•    Develop quarterly project work plans in consultation with the Partnerships Lead fieldwork task schedules, gathering documentation, and liaising with GIZ staff.
•    Provide project updates on a consistent basis to the Partnerships Lead, GIZ and other stakeholders about implementation approach, challenges, adjustments, and progress
•    Consolidate project updates from all the county mobilizers and present one harmonized document in the project
•    Prepare weekly, monthly and quarterly reports on all the key performance indicators papers to support results of procedures.
•    Assist in coordination of all field project activities and events including venue identification, stakeholder and trainee mobilization, invitations distribution, attendance confirmations and any other related duties
•    Assist with developing proposals for submission to prospective Partners.
•    Participate in networking events related to the Project areas.
•    Identify and make recommendations to improve project work processes as applicable.
•    Provide support as required to the administration of all project work and any other duties as might be assigned by the line manager.

•    Oversee all project activities and be the main contact point for the donor and the field staff
•    Ensure project activities comply with the policies and regulations of the donor organization.
•    Provide project support through research, advisory, and project management activities
•    Create the Project deliverables such as summary and strategy documents, presentations, and other content
•    Ensure customer satisfaction from Partners and team
•    Lead and motivate the project team and monitor project activities and project expenditure and coordinate work with consultants and volunteers in the project
•    Participate in Partners facing interactions, meetings, workshops and provide solutions directly to Partners
•    Ensure close collaboration and coordination with cooperating partners to guarantee smooth implementation of activities and achievement of results as specified in grant agreements.
•    Create and strengthen linkages with the public and private sector.


•    Frequently report updates to the Partnerships Lead and Management and all relevant stakeholders as may be required.
•    Oversee the preparation and submission of all project reporting requirements.
•    Track and report on project data on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis

Key Relationships   
•    Partnerships Lead
•    BrighterMonday Kenya CEO
•    Management Team
•    CX team
•    Products Development Team
•    Head of Marketing
•    HR Manager

KPIs to measure  success.   
•    10.000 young users (18-35) registered for the digital services provided through our Platform (at least 3,500 from Western Kenya)
•    At least 500 employers onboarded on the matching platform
•    At least 1,000 jobs are listed and advertised on the platform
•    At least 500 young people (18-35) are successfully matched with employers in the agri-food sector including internships and attachments.
•    At least 4,000 youth are trained (1,000 offline and 3,000 online)
•    At least 4.000 youth engaged (18 – 35) confirm improved employment prospects

Key Skills and Competences   
•    Bachelor's degree; an MBA or related Masters degree a plus
•    Minimum of 3 years Project Management experience, 2 years in the impact/ NGO space in a management capacity Exceptional presentation, writing and document preparation skills Experience working in Western or Nyanza counties in Kenya is desirable Highly-professional demeanor
•    Proven ability to thrive in a dynamic, collaborative environment and to influence people without direct authority
•    Ability to collaborate with internal cross-departmental teams to drive solutions.
•    Proven self-starter who takes initiative; has decision-making and problem-solving skills
•    PMP certification, or a consulting background not required, but a plus

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