Youth Program Manager Vacancy

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi



Establish programme’s strategic vision and core principles with the field management team and home office, and ensure these are communicated and reinforced throughout the organization
Responsible for leading the day-to day operations of a challenge grant in support of demand driven youth employment
Responsible for ensuring quality control and overall responsiveness of grant implementation and technical assistance provided under the programme, including harmonization and effective coordination across components
Serve as primary liaison with donor, government counterparts, sector stakeholders and RTI home office and adjust programme operations to ensure flexibility, adaptability and responsiveness with technical direction.
Actively manage performance of grantees and programme portfolio including fiduciary risk strategy; financial management checks on grantees; verification of grantees’ achievements and approval of disbursement based on results-based milestones
Assess grantee capacity building needs on an ongoing basis and provide direct or facilitated technical assistance on a range of topics including industry- specific expertise, business operations and scaling strategy, fiduciary risk management, etc.
Support monitoring and evaluation of grant portfolio and individual grants to identify and facilitate technical assistance, to initiate course corrective actions and to generate knowledge


At least 5 years of experience managing social venture capital funds or a donor-funded challenge fund programmes.
Proven experience working in or with private sector actors to stimulate job creation and market development through innovative approaches.
Verbal and written fluency in the English languages along with strong communications, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
Strong conceptual and analytical skills, and an ability to apply these in continually improving programme activities and performance.
Outstanding leadership and team building skills
Highly dynamic networking and relationship building skills including experience building consensus among diverse actors.


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