Youth Project Officer - Kisumu, Kenya

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We have a great opportunity for a Youth Project Officer in our Kenya office.

Practical Action is commencing a five-year project in East Africa, working initially in Kenya with expected implementation in other countries in the region. The objective of the project is to establish vibrant and inclusive rural economies in East Africa by promoting agricultural livelihoods for the youth underpinned by agro-ecological principles and practices. The project aims to break the cycles of low productivity and increasing rural poverty, through a holistic approach which will enable young men and women to increase their income through agri-business.

Being a youth focused project, Practical Action is looking for a Youth Project Officer to be based in Kisumu, in Kenya with the primary responsibility of working directly with the youth in selected sub-counties, aged between 25-35 years to deliver the project.

S/he will be expected to directly support the enhancement of personal and economic development of the youth and work with technical experts based in Kenya and the UK to ensure that young people generate a livelihood from agri-business and attain skilled based education and training; agricultural extension and related services as well as an increase in access to financial services (e.g. financial literacy, generating savings, and access to credit). 

Date of expiry1st Feb
SalaryNegotiable
LocationKisumu, Kenya
Full/Part timeFull Time
Employment statusFixed Term
Other terms

We are looking for a Graduate in Social Science/Business/International relations/Development studies or any other relevant subject who has the ability to work with young people and create space for youth leadership. Proficiency in communicating with different stakeholders as well as 2 to 3 years of working experience where at least one-year experience is in a rural development field is mandatory.

In return, Practical Action offers a flexible and friendly working culture and an opportunity to work for an organisation that is making a positive difference to the lives of people worldwide. In addition, we offer the following benefits:

  • Work week of 35 hours
  • 25 days annual leave, in addition to public holidays.
  • A pension scheme that new employees join immediately on employment - employer contributes 12.5% of gross salary. Employee contribution is voluntary
  • Life assurance (5x annual salary).

Practical Action is a global innovator, inspiring people to discover and adopt ingenious, practical ways to free themselves from poverty and disadvantage. We are a registered charity. Improving harvests through planet-friendly farming innovations. Transforming lives through affordable, renewable energy. Reducing vulnerability created by climate change or disaster. Demonstrating sustainable ways to improve clean water access and sanitation. Unlocking economic opportunities that allow whole communities to thrive. Just a few of the ways we help people unleash their potential and protect our world for future generations.

A detailed Job Description can be downloaded from the Download tab.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their application letter and CV to recruitment@practicalaction.or.ke with subject line “Youth Project Officer - Kisumu” so as to reach Practical Action on or before Friday 1st February 2019.

We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, religion, gender, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.

Practical Action are committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks.

The successful applicant must have the pre-existing right to both live and work in Kenya.

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