VSO is a development organisation that has been working through volunteers to
fight poverty for more than fifty years and we are the leading organisation in
We work in almost 50 countries and we are constantly exploring new ways to use
the time, energy and skills of people to make a difference.
VSO Jitolee, an independent INGO registered in Kenya and goverened by a local
board, is a member of the VSO federation based in Nairobi with a regional
mandate to promote volunteerism and recruit skilled professionals from the
region to serve as volunteers in VSO’s programmes.
In addition, VSO Jitolee contributes to national development through
international volunteers who work with local partners across the country.
VSO Jitolee is looking for a highly motivated Kenyan to lead the Secure
Livelihoods Programme in the new and dynamic VSO Jitolee. This is an exciting
time to be joining an organisation undergoing rapid growth and change.
Working together with a highly-motivated team, you will contribute to the
development and implementation of the country and programme strategic plans and
translate our new strategy into lasting, meaningful improvements in the lives of
the country’s disadvantaged people.
You will work with and through our volunteers and partnerships to build the
capacities of individuals, communities, and organizations to improve the
quality of life of disadvantaged people through effective and sustainable
You will support our volunteers, manage our people, and take responsibility for
planning and implementing the Secure Livelihoods programme. You will equally
work with our strategic partners to shape our goals, create national strategy,
and raise our profile, network with government agencies, donors and other
You will be a Bachelor’s degree holder preferably in the social sciences or
development studies with further certification in project management and Secure
An experienced senior manager, you will have at least five years relevant
experience including the formulation, implementation and review of development
strategies and you will have successfully managed Secure Livelihood programmes.
Your experience of project management will be critical to your success in
planning, resourcing and implementing our innovative programmes.
Experience in gender and development, climate change, advocacy at local and
national levels and securing external funding and grants is essential.
Knowledge and experience of business development services will be advantageous.
You will have excellent communication, leadership, negotiation and
If you find this a worthy career challenge, send your application (including a
CV and a one-page statement highlighting your suitability for the job) to the
Human Resources Manager Recruitment.Kenya@vsoint.org
***Please quote the job reference number VSOJPM/02/12 on the email subject
Please include telephone and email contact and details of two referees (one of
whom should be your current or most recent employer).
VSO, an equal opportunity employer, values Inclusion and seeks to have a
We welcome applicants from all sections of the community.
Due to anticipated interest in this post, only short-listed candidates will
receive a response.
Closing Date: 2nd March 2012
Interviews: Week of
12th March 2012
Expected Start Date (Subject to negotiation) 1 April 2012