Youth Coordinator at Shining Hope for Communities

On Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
Shining Hope for Communities has developed an innovative, community-driven model to combat inter-generational cycles of poverty and gender inequality in Nairobi’s Kibera slum. 
We link free schools for girls to accessible social services for all. In August 2009, we founded The Kibera School for Girls, the first entirely free school for girls in Kibera. 
The second step of our model provides the community-at-large with tangible benefits through a community center adjacent to the school. 
The unique services we offer include sanitary eco-toilets, a library and cyber café, gender violence support, microenterprise for HIV positive women, a youth center, access to water, business and literacy training, and hundreds of jobs.
We also operate the Johanna Justin-Jinich Community Clinic, which specializes in primary care and maternal health. 
By investing in health and economic success through a school for girls, we demonstrate that benefitting women benefits the whole community, cultivating a community ethos that makes women respected members of society.

Shining Hope for Communities invites applications from suitably qualified applicants to fill the following vacant position:-

Position: Youth Coordinator

Location: Kibera

Hours: 6 days a week (expected to work over the weekend then take a day-off during the week) Sunday 1-5pm

Job Scope: The Youth Coordinator is responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating programs for youth in the Kibera community.

Duties and Responsibilities
Research and develop programs for youth
  • Assess the program needs of youth in the community and identify areas where new programs are needed
  • Communicate with youth to determine their needs and interests
  • Ensure a variety of programs and activities are planned and implemented
  • Document and report on program progress
Plan and implement activities for youth
  • Develop plans of work for the various youth departments
  • Oversee the implementation of the youth program activities
  • Recruit and expand the beneficiaries’ base for the youth and market the activities undertaken by the youth.
  • Offer strategic direction and oversight for Ghetto Mirror- a monthly community magazine produced by the youth
  • Recruit, train and oversee youth leaders
  • Encourage local youth to participate in local, regional and national programs
Promote youth programs
  • Ensure that youth are aware of available activities
  • Coordinate a community relations campaign to promote youth programs
  • Arrange for advertising of youth programs
  • Maintain contacts with local, regional and territorial organizations for youth
Administer youth programs
  • Prepare an annual work plan for youth activities
  • Work with the Community Programs Officer to prepare the youth program annual budget
  • Record information on and prepare reports concerning youth programs, costs, numbers of participants and equipment and facility use
  • Provide weekly, monthly and yearly reports
  • Ensure that all programs and activities are implemented according to relevant policies and procedures
  • Monitor the use of equipment and facilities
  • Work with the Community Programs Officer and Metrics & Evaluation team to evaluate the effectiveness of programs.
Candidate Specification:
  • A diploma in Youth leadership development, Project Management or Community Development
  • A degree in social sciences will be an added advantage
Computer literacy
  • 3 years experience in management of youth programs
  • Experience working in informal settlements
  • Good communication skills and conflict resolution skills
  • Self-motivated, innovative and self directed
  • Good organizational and interpersonal skills
How to Apply:
Interested applicants should send their applications together with a detailed CV to the HR Manager, [email protected]  quoting their current and expected salaries.  
Applications without this information will not be considered. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 
Applications should reach us no later than 5th August 2014.
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