Project Coordinator, STEEP Job Vacancy in Kenya - CAP Youth Empowerment Institute

Location: Kisumu County, Kenya

Travel: Frequent monitoring visits to Kakamega, Homabay, Kisii, Siaya, and Nyeri Counties

Status: 1-year renewable contract, 3 months probation period

Type of work: In-person

Reports to: Operations Manager

Direct reports: STEEP Project staff


CAP Youth Empowerment Institute Kenya was established to provide Basic Employability Skills Training (BEST) for disadvantaged youth in the society with particular focus on women to get equitable, qualitative learning and access to promising labor market-oriented opportunities, savings and credit that support their pathways to safe and positive futures.

The STEM Education for Empowerment Project (STEEP) is a multi-year initiative led by Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning and funded by the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada (GAC), and The Barrett Family Foundation. The project will be implemented in partnership with CAP Youth Empowerment Institute - Kenya in Kenya and Hahujobs in Ethiopia. STEEP will equip adolescent girls aged 14-18 from low-income and vulnerable communities in Kenya and Ethiopia with the interest, skills, and confidence to pursue studies and employment in STEM. The project's approach will implement gender-responsive STEM education and empowerment training to break inequitable cycles that perpetuate gender imbalances in schools and employment.

What You Will Do:

CAPYEI is seeking a Project Coordinator for its project in Kenya. Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Project Coordinator will be based in Kisumu, Kenya. He/she will be responsible for the implementation of activities on the field and provide local contextual technical advice to all project participants.

The position provides oversight and accountability of project operations and knowledge of the TVET sector and basic education in Kenya. It requires the ability to perform a variety of complex tasks, including project management, human resource management, and related tasks in a fast-paced international office.

Summary of Key Functions:

  • Project management and implementation (30%)
  • Outreach and resource mobilization (25%)
  • Project coordination and partnership management (20%)
  • Project reporting, knowledge management and communication (25%)

1.Project management and implementation (30%)

  • Oversee day-to-day implementation of STEEP project activities
  • Lead the delivery and achievement of objectives by working with and supporting STEEP program staff
  • Provide other facilitation support required for smooth implementation of the project
  • Manage project centres and staff

2.Outreach and resource mobilization (25%)

  • Identify and mobilize resources based on project activity needs
  • Coordinate with subject matter experts on the delivery of project goals and activities

3.reporting, knowledge management, and communication (25%)

  • Participate and support the monitoring and evaluation of the project activities
  • Collate all submitted data and information from secondary schools and CAPYEI run centres
  • Prepare and submit quarterly programmatic reports in compliance with funder templates and guidelines
  • Support the documentation process in compliance with funder guidelines

3. Project coordination and partnership management (20%)

  • Participate fully as a member in the Project Management Unit
  • Serve as the focal point in the Project Management Unit on Kenya Project Operations
  • Serve as the main point of contact for all secondary schools and VTCs participating in STEEP

Education and Experience

  • A minimum of degree in Project management, Business related course, community development, political science or education related course
  • Over 4 (four) years lead role experience in project management.

Essential Requirements & Background:

  • Minimum of 3 years demonstrated experience in social work,education, human rights, social/political sciences, international development, or related fields
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the education sector with particular emphasis on competency-based education
  • Experience working with government agencies, international organizations, and the education system

Language Requirements

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential
  • Fluency in spoken Swahili is essential
  • Other major languages spoken in Kenya is desirable

Our commitment to safeguarding

CAPYEI is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of young persons. CAPYEI expects all staff and volunteers (m/w) to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

How to apply

Interested internal candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their application letters and detailed CVs to by 15th May 2023**.** Candidates are required to indicate the position title on the subject line of the email & expected gross salary on the cover letter when applying.

Shortlisting will be done on rolling basis.

CAPYEI DOES NOT charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process