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Employment Opportunities at Generation Action Africa

Employment Opportunities at Generation Action Africa

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Employment Opportunities at Generation Action Africa

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OUR MISSION

We transform education to employment systems to prepare, place, and support people into life-changing careers that would otherwise be inaccessible. We have a methodology that we believe can serve hundreds of thousands-and eventually millions-of people who are unemployed, underemployed, or need to learn new skills. Our program creates real business value for employers and lasting career impact for participants.

OUR VALUES

Go further, together. We are better together. We collaborate with and help others, both inside and outside of Generation. Solve problems that matter. We work on activities that do the most to advance our mission, and rigorously measure our impact to guide where we spend our time and resources. Better our best. We will never be perfect, and we always have more to learn. As long as we use data, experience, and dialogue to grow and improve, we are moving in the right direction. Empower & support. We know that people do their best when treated with kindness and respect. We support and develop each other personally and professionally, allowing our unique talents and capabilities to flourish. Here to serve. We commit to enabling the learning and growth of our participants, and to providing great talent for our employer partners. One alone is not enough, our success depends on serving both groups. Be open & transparent. We believe in honest sharing. We welcome diverse perspectives, opinions, and ideas.

Employment Opportunities at Generation Action Africa

Head of Business Development and Innovation

TO BE SUCCESSFUL YOU’LL NEED:

Knowledge, Qualifications And Experience

  • Bachelor degree in Marketing/Sales.
  • 10+ years in leadership roles, driving and implementing sales growth.
  • Strong understanding of Kenyan employers and industries relevant to job placements.
  • Proven track record of growing revenue through the development of strong propositions, marketing, branding, and partnerships, and sales execution.
  • Proven experience developing and executing business strategy.
  • Significant general management and P&L experience.
  • History of decision-making based on business metrics.
  • Inspirational leadership style and hands-on approach.

Skills And Abilities

  • Proficient in MS Office 365 applications.
  • Track record of recruiting and developing A-star staff.
  • Strong organizational management skills.

Personal Qualities

  • Integrity, positive attitude, and self-directed with a demonstrated passion for Generation’s mission.
  • Strong fit with Generation Kenya’s culture, able to demonstrate highest reflection of values.

Other requirements

  • Position is located in Kenya and the holder speaks and writes fluent English.
  • Ability to travel frequently within Kenya, and potential occasional travel in the counties.

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

The role is required to lead Generation Kenya’s effort to grow the employer pipeline, generate placements and secure employer income

  • Grow the base of employers recruiting from Generation Kenya’s programmes.
    • Oversee all efforts to sign up employers across Kenya.
    • Deliver high rates of interview conversion rate from strong employer engagement, plus feeding back learnings to the curriculum and instruction (C&I) (both local and global) for ongoing improvement.
    • Increase engagement per employer i.e., ‘more recruits per employer’ and increased rate of repeat hiring from strong employer account management.
    • Develop strong relationships with 25-50 strategic ‘at-scale’ employers (hands on).
    • Support Generation Kenya with best practices business development structures to optimise impact for key stakeholders – youth, private and public sectors.
    • All the above feed into securing at least 80% job opportunities per program to support Generation Kenya’s growth plans while achieving market-leading rates of employment outcomes and social impact.
  • Grow employer income to cover 50% of operating costs over 3-5 years.
  • Build channel partnerships as routes to market.
    • Build the lead relationships with ecosystem partners like Microsoft, securing vacancies through them as an effective route to market.
    • Build and lead relationships with other ‘lead generating partners such as KAM and KEPSA, etc.
    • Develop a framework / tool for vacancy projections / predictions.

 

Technical Co-ordinator-Sewing Machine Operators (SMO) Program

TO BE SUCCESSFUL YOU’LL NEED:

Knowledge, Qualifications and Experience

  • Diploma in Technical Education from Kenya Technical Trainers College.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Higher National Diploma in Tailoring and Dressmaking (Degree in Fashion and Design will be an added advantage).
  • 5 years’ experience in similar position.
  • Knowledge of effective training techniques and adult learning theory will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form in both English and Kiswahili.

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to manage and hold confidential information
  • Very high attention to detail, and ability to handle multiple projects successfully.
  • Proficient in MS Office 365 applications.
  • Ability to work with an ethnically and culturally diverse population.

Personal Qualities

  • Resolutely data-driven in approach to solving problems.
  • Warm, empathetic, and love getting to know new people –can build trust-based relationships with diverse stakeholders in a range of geographic, cultural and industry contexts.
  • Ability to thrive in a high-energy, fast-paced environment and will continually push others to raise the bar.
  • Demonstrate high levels of integrity and align with Generation vision, mission, and values.

Other requirements

  • Position will mostly be based in Mombasa Kenya with frequent travel to other locations

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

Support Instructor Onboarding

  • Support the C&I team in the delivery of in-person onboarding for SMO instructors.
  • Facilitate in-person training sessions on technical aspects of the SMO Curriculum, such as prioritized technical sessions, labs and assessments.
  • Collaborate with the C&I team and Program Risk to identify instructor strengths and potential areas of support in the delivery of technical content.

Support Instructor Delivery and Assessment of SMO Technical Content

  • Review technical sessions, plans and assessments with Generation instructors, clarifying important content, key messages, and behaviors to look for in participation performance.
  • Facilitate question and answer sessions with SMO instructors about technical content in the curriculum.
  • Promote alignment across SMO instructors in administering assessments by defining quality standards for sewing products and samples.
  • Identify critical operations that may arise or are defined by employers for alignment with C & I and delivery to meet industry standards.
  • Support instructors to clearly communicate quality standards to participants
  • Support instructors to identify quality issues in sewing products, communicate feedback to participants and create opportunities for participants to try again.
  • Collaborate with SMO quality assurance officers to deliver any additional technical support to SMO operators.

Prepare Materials and Machines

  • Ensure requisite materials for program delivery are distributed to respective
  • Ensure Machines are checked by instructors and are in good working condition.
  • Ensure instructors complete all material preparations meeting standards and timelines.

Build Expertise within the SMO Programme

  • Collaborate with the Senior Manager Curriculum and Instruction to understand Generations methodology, the structures of the SMO curriculum, the basic guidelines for effective instruction in Generation classrooms.
  • Collaborate with the SMO Quality assurance officers to align on technical standards for the SMO Programme with instructors.
  • Participate in meetings with the C&I team and or other generation stakeholders to align on and problem solve any challenges related to the delivery of the curriculum.
  • Develop a transition plan to eventually assume greater responsibility for the technical training and development of new SMO instructors.
  • Learn and adopt best practices and industry standards for Sewing Machine Operators in partnership with employer partners and industry experts.

Expansion of Programme Portfolio

  • Support the identification of new roles within the apparel industry and support with activity mapping to identify skills Gap that will lead to the development of new programmes and roles.

Any other responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time

  • Be a committed and valued member of the Kenya team.

 

Human Resources Assistant

TO BE SUCCESSFUL YOU’LL NEED:

Knowledge, Qualifications And Experience

  • Minimum of Diploma in human resources or related – essential from a reputable institution of learning.
  • Minimum 2 years of HR/Administration work experience.
  • CHRP (K) Certification – desirable
  • Full understanding of HR functions and best practices.
  • Works well under pressure and meets tight deadlines.
  • Highly computer literate with capability in email, MS Office, and related business and communication tools.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proficient with or the ability to quickly learn payroll management, human resource information system (HRIS), and similar computer applications.
  • A Generation Kenya Alumni – added advantage

Skills And Abilities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Fantastic organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong decision-making and problem-solving skills.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.

Personal Qualities

  • Takes initiatives, proactive and works under minimal supervision.
  • Team player and collaborates with others.
  • Flexible and is able to navigate challenging situations without compromise.
  • Ability to thrive in a high-energy, fast-paced environment and will continually push yourself and others to raise the bar
  • Believe in our mission, that fulfilling employment can change lives, and are passionate about doing social good
  • Demonstrate high levels of integrity and aligned with Generation vision, mission, and values.

Other requirements

  • Position is located in Kenya and holder speaks and writes fluent English.
  • He/she must have the right to work in the Country.
  • Ability to travel frequently within Kenya, and potential occasional travel in the counties.

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date human resource files, records, and documentation.
  • Deal with employee requests regarding human resources issues, rules, and regulations refers more complex questions to appropriate senior-level HR staff or management
  • Maintain the integrity and confidentiality of human resource files and records.
  • Performs periodic audits of HR files and records to ensure that all required documents are collected and filed appropriately.
  • Provide clerical support to the HR function.
  • Conducts or assists with new hire onboarding.
  • Assists with planning and execution of special events such as benefits enrollment, organization-wide meetings, employee recognition events, holiday parties, and retirement celebrations.
  • Any other responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time

 

Mentorship Assistant

TO BE SUCCESSFUL YOU’LL NEED:

Knowledge, Qualifications And Experience

  • Undergraduate degree in education, business development, community development, or relevant field.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working in the education sector, with youths, social welfare, career development, or any other related programs.
  • Experience developing and implementing learning development, training, and coaching.
  • Experience co-ordinating youth mentorship in career development programs –
  • Experience on supervising volunteers or any other individuals.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite, and teleconferencing platforms.
  • A Generation Kenya Alumni – added advantage

Skills And Abilities

  • Report writing skills
  • Good facilitation and training skills.
  • Event Management skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Good data management skills.
  • Monitoring & evaluation skills
  • Coordination skills
  • Communication/ public speaking skills

Personal Qualities

  • Takes initiatives, proactive and works under minimal supervision.
  • Team player and collaborates with others.
  • Flexible and is able navigate challenging situations without compromise.
  • Ability to thrive in a high-energy, fast-paced environment and will continually push yourself and others to raise the bar
  • Believe in our mission, that fulfilling employment can change lives, and are passionate about doing social good
  • Demonstrate high levels of integrity and aligned with Generation vision, mission, and values.

Other requirements

  • Position is located in Kenya and holder speak and write fluent English.
  • He/she must have the right to work in the Country.
  • Ability to travel frequently within Kenya, and potential occasional travel in the counties.

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

Learner and Alumni Engagement responsibilities

  • Maintain consistent and frequent contact with learners and Alumni.
  • Mentor and serve as a role model to learners in the GPK programme.
  • Under the direction of the Co-ordinator, implement assigned activities.
  • Support and attend all training programs which prepare learners, Alumni and Mentors to fulfill their role.
  • Assist with the data compilation and reporting efforts.
  • Support in organizing alumni networking events, job fairs while collecting feedback to improve the overall function’s strategy.
  • Support the establishment of alumni groups, volunteers or committees.
  • Perform necessary administrative functions such as record keeping, report writing, correspondence, and maintain schedules.

Mentorship responsibilities

  • Hosting introductory events geared at meeting mentees.
  • Situating mentees by informing them of GPK’s procedural norms and initiatives.
  • Alerting mentees to potential adjustment-related obstacles and issuing them with suitable resources to help negate.
  • Support the development of Mentorship Materials and Tools e.g., Baseline and End Line Survey Form, Mentors and Mentees Training Manuals, Mentoring Guide, agreements, Gap analysis templates, Journals, Case Study Templates, and other reporting templates suitable for the program execution.
  • Assist in preparing gap analysis briefs/reports and upskilling of mentors.
  • Coordinate the day-to-day logistics and meetings between mentors and mentees.
  • Coordinate attendance and participation in all the mentorship sessions and prepare and submit monthly mentorship reports.
  • Scheduling follow-ups to gauge mentees’ progress.
  • Co-ordinate and report mentor-mentee bonding initiatives to facilitate mentees’ social orientation.
  • Supporting mentees during stretches of psychosocial and professional hardship.
  • Attending mentorship meetings to share headway, concerns, and details regarding upcoming mentorship events.
  • Reporting for in-depth review and participating in problems solving on all mentorship pressing concern

Any other responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time

  • Be a committed and valued member of the Kenya team.

 

Accountant

TO BE SUCCESSFUL YOU’LL NEED:

Knowledge, Qualifications And Experience

  • University Degree in finance related discipline – desirable
  • Candidate must have completed CPA.
  • At least one (1) year experience in busy finance function – Audit experience will be an added advantage
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft programs (Excel, PowerPoint, MS project, etc.).

Skills And Abilities

  • Excellent oral/presentation skills.
  • Excellent written skills in English, especially report writing.
  • Strong teamwork orientation.
  • Strong interpersonal and ability to communicate to people of all walks of life.
  • Learning mindset.

Personal Qualities

  • Self-starter with confidence and ability to drive things with minimal oversight.
  • cooperative and problem-solving approach.
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationship with a wide range of stakeholder.
  • Commitment to respect and value equality and diversity and understanding of how this applies to own
  • area of work.
  • Commitment to own continuing personal and professional development.
  • Demonstrate high levels of integrity and aligned with Generation vision, mission, and values.

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

Roles & Responsibilities:

Systems

  • Manage and set up income & expenditure monitoring systems; keep them under close review and make continuous improvements.
  • Manage bank reconciliations, accounts payable and accounts receivables ensuring accuracy on intact.
  • Oversee update of Intacct and internal systems with financial data, reconcile with payment vouchers for accuracy.
  • Create control frameworks.

 Reporting

  • Prepare monthly country financial reports and ensure timely month end close.
  • Monitor expenses against budget, reconciling employees, suppliers, partners or others and record journal entries as well as ensuring timely closing of accounts.
  • Tracking of Budgets and maintenance of a stable financial cash flow through monitoring and forecasts
  • Ensuring all financial reporting deadlines are met with accurate and timely reporting of financial information.

 Invoicing

  • Follow up on outstanding invoices and reduce late payments to the maximum extent possible.
  • Work with clients to receive payments and maintain good client relationships for Generation.

 Expenses

  • Prepare and review requests for cash and ensure all disbursements have appropriate supporting documents and reconcile any discrepancies
  • Prepare & review payment vouchers

Statutory Management

  • Administer payroll
  • Ensure timely filling of PAYE, NSSF, NHIF, NITA, HELB deductions

 

Head of Programmes

TO BE SUCCESSFUL YOU’LL NEED:

KNOWLEDGE, QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • University Degree (BA, BSc) – essential
  • MBA or Master’s in Development Studies or related field — is desirable.
  • At least 5 years’ experience of programme management in low- and middle-income countries.
  • Experience in leading and managing small teams.
  • Setting up new projects and programmes.
  • Experience working with senior officials in both the public and private sector — is desirable.
  • Understanding of and working with monitoring and evaluation frameworks.
  • Embody values and understand the future challenges and opportunities for youth empowerment and is passionate about creating an impact in Kenya’s employment ecosystem.
  • Charities/INGO experience — is desirable.
  • Using technology to address development challenges — is desirable.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Excellent oral/presentation skills.
  • Excellent written skills in English, especially report writing.
  • Strong teamwork orientation, with an ability to lead and work effectively with a range of partners and colleagues.
  • Strategic and innovative with the ability to sell the vision of Generation.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft suite (Excel, PowerPoint, MS project, etc.).

PERSONAL QUALITIES

  • Delivering Results: Dynamic self-starter and able to work independently within a dynamic team.
  • Strategic Thinking and Planning: Experience in organisational strategic planning and programme design.
  • Collaborative: Able to work closely with geographically distributed team members.
  • Communicating and Influencing: Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Cultural Sensitivity: Adaptable and sensitive to work in different cultural contexts.
  • Time Management: Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines.
  • Leadership and Management: Leading by example, setting direction and supporting colleagues.
  • Integrity: Demonstrate high levels of integrity and alignment with Generation vision, mission, and values.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to travel frequently within Kenya, and potential occasional travel in the region and internationally.

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

Specifically, you will have responsibility for:

  • Overall responsibility for programme development, implementation, reporting and programme risk management.
  • Integrating and ongoing management of effective monitoring and evaluation frameworks into programme design.
  • Exploring innovative solutions and thinking creatively to identify solutions that will maximise our impact on the ground.
  • Ensuring programme coordination and coherence across GPK’s growing portfolio.
  • Publicly representing GPK to support the CEO and Head of Fundraising with communicating our work, results and advocating for our objectives.
  • Taking part as a member of the Senior Management Team with a reporting role at Board meetings.
  • Contributing to GPK’s strategic planning and organisational decisions.

Method of Application

INTERESTED candidates please submit your applications to genkcareers@generation.org attaching your latest resume and application.  Shortlisting / Interviews will be conducted until the position is filled. Kindly indicate in the Email subject:

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