Kenya_Global Project Employment in rural areas with focus on youth

Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is the continent with the largest proportion of young people in the population (70 per cent of its rapidly increasing population are below the age of 30). Every year, 25 million young people in Africa enter the labour market, more than half of them (14 million) in rural areas. This is also the case for Kenya: 70 % of the population live in rural areas, with 80 % of them directly employed in agriculture. Due to limited employment opportunities in the manufacturing and service sectors, the agricultural and food industry must continue to provide a large proportion of the jobs and income opportunities for the young generation in the short and medium term.

In order to improve the employment situation of young people in rural areas within the framework of the country packages, the GV follows the integrated approach to employment promotion1, which aims to improve employment effects through the identification and coordination of measures in the areas of labour demand, labour supply and job placement/matching as well as active labour  market policies and instruments and includes the creation of a favourable economic and employment policy framework.

Tasks of the expert

  • Overall responsibility for the advisory package of the contractor;
  • Ensuring the coherence and complementarity of the services of the contractor with other services delivered by the programme at local and national level;
  • Strategy, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of capacity development measures;
  • Consideration of cross-cutting themes (e.g. gender equality);
  • Personnel management, in particular identifying the need for short-term assignments within the available budget, as well as planning and steering assignments and supporting local and international short-term experts
  • Ensuring results-based monitoring is conducted;
  • Regular reporting in accordance with deadlines;
  • Responsibility for controlling the use of funds and financial planning in consultation with GIZ’s officer responsible for the commission;
  • Supporting the officer responsible for the commission in updating/adapting the project strategy, in evaluations and in preparing a follow-on phase.
Qualifications: 
  • University qualification in economics, agricultural economy, or related study topics;
  • Very good business language skills in English (CEFRL: C1);
  • 10 years of professional experience in rural development, employment;
  • 5 years in rural employment promotion with focus on youth, local economic development, agriculture value chain development, MSME and startup promotion, private sector cooperation;
  • 6 years of management/leadership experience as project team leader or manager in a company;
  • 3 years of experience in projects in East Africa (region);
  • 6 years of experience in DC projects;
  • Experience in financial management

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