National Key Expert – Life Skills/Gender 440 w/days, Kakuma, Kenya

Posted on:
27 Jul, 2022
Application by:
17 Aug, 2022
Project status:
Expression of interest
Project title:
Promoting access to employment-oriented skills training for refugee and host community youth in Turkana West
Period of project:
12/2022 - 12/2024
Duration of assignment:
24 months
Country:
Kenya
Duty station:
Kakuma (Turkana West)
Job code:
ESE-KEN22GIZ0211/4

Project description

On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is supporting the Government of Kenya with the project “Promoting Employment and Entrepreneurship in Turkana West”. The project aims at strengthening the socio-economic self-reliance of youth in the refugee community and the host population in Turkana West.

Output 2 (relevant for the tender) aims to improve the access of young people from the refugee community and the host population in Turkana West sub-county to target group-oriented and employment-oriented skills training.

Key activities in Output 2:

  • Expansion of holistic qualification offers that prepare young people for (self-employed) employment.
  • Development of a train the trainer module to integrate life skills into technical training.
  • Support local training providers in introducing higher-level vocational qualification measures.
  • Support local training providers in providing needs-based support to encourage young women’s participation.
  • Promote inclusive youth activities to strengthen life skills and social cohesion (e.g., competitions, promotion of selected initiatives by youth groups or representatives).

Job description

  • Carefully select youth groups and youth representatives to work with
  • Support youth groups in their capacities to provide inclusive (informal) youth activities to strengthen life skills and social cohesion
  • Pursue a gender-responsive and/ or gender-transformative approach to ensure and promote participation of women (in youth activities and in planning youth activities), as youth groups are often male-dominated
  • Design of measures to promote youth activities such as competitions, promotion of selected initiatives by youth groups or representatives
  • Implementation of youth activities with/ through youth groups

Qualifications

  • Education/ training: university qualification (equivalent to German ‘Diplom’/ Mas-ter) in social sciences/ human resources development, or similar
  • Language: English (C2) and other native languages (e.g.: Kiswahili)
  • General professional experience: 5 years of working experience in fragile context
  • Specific professional experience: 5 years of professional experience in youth social work, 3 years of work experience in life skills programmes  
  • Development Cooperation (DC) experience: 5 years of experience in DC
Application:

Please send your application (email and attached CV) by 21 August to:
Ursula von den Driesch
Recruitment Specialist
vondendriesch@gfa-group.de

Contact person

  Ursula von den Driesch vondendriesch@gfa-group.de

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