Youth Coordinator, (Nairobi), Deadline: 27 April 2017

Issued on: 20 April 2017






Youth Coordinator


6 months


27 April 2017


In Kenya youth under the age of 20 represent 59% of a population of 25 million Six and a half million are between the ages of 10 and 19. Youth account for about 55 % of the unemployed in Kenya. After completing the basic schooling, many of the youth living have limited opportunities to work because of lack of training opportunities; they represent the fastest growing segment of Kenya society and are the present and the future. However, young people in Kenya today face mounting socio and economic challenges. Investing in youth is crucial. Preparing them for an active role in sustainable development through educational and capacity building programmes that designed and driven by young people themselves.  

UN-HABITAT is supporting a skills development programme that benefits young people living in slums and informal settlements. This capacity building programme aims to improve the livelihood of youth living and working in urban environments through the provision of practical training that will lead to income generation activities and certification.

Core Activities (SNP)

  • Finalization of project structure and legal relationships
  • Finalization of project team
  • Preparation of the constitution/Articles of Agreement for the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV).
  • Consideration of suitable technologies and project delivery methodologies
  • Development of  the delivery strategy
  • Finalization of any residual statutory issues such as tax incentives
  • Support resource mobilization for project implementation.
  • Organize continuous consultative meetings with the various stakeholders to rebuild momentum for the implementation of the project
  • Reconfirm the interest by key partners to continue supporting the project development and implementation.
  • Evaluating and documenting the model as a best practice for youth empowerment and engagement for regional and global dissemination

Core Activities (Kisii Solid Waste Management project)

  • Analyze policy, organizational and financial structure in the county and national government
  • Survey solid waste generation and characteristics analysis
  • Analyze solid waste collection status
  • Analyze solid waste recycling status
  • Analyze solid waste dumping status
  • Formulate waste stream
  • Summarize solid waste management challenges and youth employment challenges in Kisii County.

Core Tasks Under Youth Unit

  • Develop a Kenyan survey on Youth, Peace and Security in relation to the coming August 2017 elections.
  • Support the implementation of the Innovate Counties Challenge in close collaboration with the existing innovate Kenya Centers in various counties.
  • Follow up with Youth Now and provide a detailed narrative and financial report of the activities so far implemented, currently on going and the future programmes.
  • Support the proposed partnership with Kenyan Enterprise Development Fund with clear interventions and outputs for the Youth Unit
  • Support the Governing Council preparatory activities as maybe assigned. 


  • Communication:  Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
  • Teamwork:  Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
  • Planning& Organizing:  Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.



  • Higher diploma or its equivalent in development studies or related field.

Work Experience

  • At least 7 years’ Experience working directly working with youth or youth agencies and Extensive  local knowledge and  experience working with youth programmes in Kenya


  • Excellent in English both written and oral

Payments will be based on deliverables over the consultancy period. There are set remuneration rates for consultancies. The rate is determined by functions performed and experience of the consultant. The fees will be paid as per agreement.


Applications should include:
•    Cover memo (maximum 1 page)
•    CV in the PHP format, accessible through the INSPIRA website ( Please note, if using INSPIRA for the first time, you need to register in order to activate your account, which will allow you to log in and create a personal History Profile. 
•    The PHP should be attached to the application as a PDF file. 
•    Summary CV (maximum 2 pages), indicating the following information:
1.  Educational Background (incl. dates)
2.  Professional Experience (assignments, tasks, achievements, duration by years/ months)
3.  Other Experience and Expertise (e.g. Internships/ voluntary work, etc.)
4.  Expertise and preferences regarding location of potential assignments
5.  Expectations regarding remuneration
•    Cover memo (maximum 1 page)

Please also be advised that since April 15th 2010, applicants for consultancies must be part of the 
UN-HABITAT e-Roster in order for their application to be considered. You can reach the e-Roster 
through the following link:

All applications should be submitted to:
Mrs Anne Idukitta    
P.O. Box 30030, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya

Deadline for applications: 27 April 2017
UN-HABITAT does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. If you have any questions concerning persons or  companies claiming to be recruiting on behalf of these offices and requesting the payment of a fee, please contact:

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Deadline/closing date: 
Thursday, April 27, 2017