Jobs vacancy at IREX International in Kenya 2013

Jobs vacancy at IREX International in Kenya 2013

Job Title: Youth Director – Youth Participation Project
General Information
Location: Nairobi, Kenya, with possible travel to Khartoum
Division: EPD
Reports To: Deputy Director, IREX Washington

Position Summary
IREX seeks a Nairobi-based youth program component director to manage a two-year component of a larger civil society development project that aims to build the capacity of youth organizations in marginalized regions of the country. The program focuses on the role of youth in promoting peace and reconciliation. It also involves opportunities to employ traditional and new media to address issues underlying conflict
Duties & Responsibilities

·         Provide strategic and technical leadership, ensuring that  all program objectives are met

Liase with the prime agreement holder on programmatic issues
Develop and maintain effective partnerships with youth organizations in target regions of Sudan
Design and manage delivery of capacity building programs for youth-focused organizations
Coordinate with project partners and other organizations active in related sectors
Manage and mentor local project staff;  coordinate with home office
Oversee project budgeting and monitoring, evaluation and reporting on program activities
Serve as IREX senior project representative; represent IREX to key stakeholders in Nairobi


·         Demonstrated success in senior level management of donor-funded development projects

·         Prior experience in Sudan strongly preferred

·         Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to lead and work on a multi-national and multi-partner team

·         Ability to establish strong working relationships with Sudanese partners and stakeholders

·         Experience in working in complex, insecure settings; Willingness to travel within Sudan

·         Professional communication skills in English required; Arabic preferred

How to Apply:

Deadline: 24th Feb 2013

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