Program Coordinator AT Shining Hope for Communities

On Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
Position: Success in Kenya Program Coordinator
Location: Kibera, Nairobi
Reporting Time: 8:00am-5:00pm Monday to Friday and May have to work on Saturdays
Job Purpose: Manage the Success in Kenya Program at the Kibera School for Girls, particularly the mentorship program. 
Work closely with the head mistress to organize out of school activities and arrange partnerships with other organizations with the goal of increasing exposure for students.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Recruit mentors from strategic corporations and other partners
  • Add to the existing ‘Mentorship Activity Guide’
  • Plan and run monthly mentorship events
  • Schedule office visits to expose students to various careers in Kenya
  • Arrange for speakers to come and address the students
  • Work closely with the Head Mistress on other activities that will benefit the students
  • Provide on-the-ground logistical and informational support to direct supervisor and broader Kenya team as directed
  • Perform any other job assigned
Education and Experience
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in any social sciences/ education or Psychology fields.
  • Computer Literate
  • The ideal candidate MUST have at least 2 years experience running and/or participating in mentorship programs
  • The candidate should be readily available
  • The ideal candidate must be passionate about working in the slum
  • The candidate must be open to a flexible working schedule as most mentorship events will take place on the weekend
  • Ability to network in order to establish, build and sustain effective relationships with mentors and potential partners
  • Organizational and planning skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Self-motivated and independent; able to excel with limited oversight
  • Flexibility
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to follow-up
  • Passion for working with underprivileged children and motivated by advancing girls’ education
  • Comfortable working in informal settlements
Interested applicants should send their applications together with a detailed CV to the HR Officer, [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 20th May 2015.
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