Job Opportunities at Plan International

NGO, Non-Profit, Project Management,

Youth Empowerment and Employability Advisor


  • The Youth Empowerment and Employability Advisor will lead in development of a CO programme on Youth Empowerment and Employability that is aligned to Plan Kenya’s Country Strategy and Plan International’s Global purpose;  The position holder will drive new program development in Youth Empowerment and Employability (YEE) by promoting employment opportunities, increasing employability, entrepreneurship skills and financial capability among adolescents and young people.  S/he will ensure YEE is mainstreamed across our programmes, drive high quality programming through capacity building of field staff and partners; The position holder will maintain high level engagement with government and other actors to drive policy reforms, influencing the agenda as need be and to position PIK in the YEE eco-system. The position holder will drive program development through new business acquisition by actively participating in resource mobilization efforts to deliver on Plan Kenya’s bold ambitions for girls and youth in Kenya. 



  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in social science, Sociology, Development Studies, Gender and Development, International Affairs, Economics or other relevant field. 
  • 3 Years in a leadership/managerial role
  • A minimum of 7 years’s demonstrable experience in a technical position especially in the field of skill development, youth employment, entrepreneurship, livelihood, with a specific focus on gender transformation and private sector engagement. 
  • Experience in successful fundraising, innovative and rights-based program development on women’s’ and girls’ economic empowerment is mandatory.
  • Experience in influencing and partnership-building, and representing organizations to agencies at high level externally.
  • Sound conceptual and strategic thinking skills
  • Commitment to Plan values and willingness to abide by Child and Young people Safeguarding Policy and hold others accountable;
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills; 
  • Excellent organizing, planning, coordination, and reporting skills
  • Flexibility and ability to multi-task under pressure;
  • Ability to communicate and negotiation at different levels and effective interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationships with colleagues with diverse experiences
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Fluency in swahili is desirable.  


  • Master’s degree preferably preferably in social science, Sociology, Development Studies, Gender and Development, International Affairs, Economics or other relevant field. 
  • Demonstrated experience in coaching and mentoring staff on youth empowerment strategies;
  • Experience in designing and technical support/management of Youth Empowerment and Employability;
  • Demonstrable advocacy experience in national and county level on youth empowerment systems and structures.
  • Solid experiences in resource mobilization with a variety of donors
  • Ability to work well in frequently changing contexts
  • Strong Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Leadership analysis/coaching skills

Languages required

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

Influencing Advocacy Advisor


  • The Influencing & Advocacy Advisor will play a critical role in ensuring that Plan International Kenya continues to be a leading agency in promotion of child rights and is recognised for its role in influencing policies, legislation and partnerships for realisation of child rights in the country. The position holder has a critical role in ensuring quality in right based programming and promoting collaboration with other civil societies and Government institutions for advancement of child rights.


Qualifications/ experience essential:

  •  A bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Development studies or related field.
  • At least 7 years relevant experience
  • 3 Years in a leadership/managerial role
  • Proven experience in advocacy and influencing work at national level. 
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience in girls and child rights programming.
  • A clear understanding of the legislative/budget making processes at both national and county levels.
  • A good understanding of treaty reporting processes and how to mobilize CSOs/children to meaningfully participate in the processes.
  • Knowledge and experience in child rights programming and rights-based approach.
  • Experience in child rights advocacy assignments at regional level an added advantage
  • Experience working with civil society and community-based organisations, particularly in Kenya.
  • Experience developing partnership strategies, and proven ability to provide enhanced capacity building of local partners.
  • Strong analysis of Child Rights Governance data and ability to summarise and communicate this to a range of audiences.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing and negotiation
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures especially children and young people.
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind sets.
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in.
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner.
  • Commitment to Plan values and willingness to abide by Child and Young people Safeguarding Policy and hold others accountable.

Languages required

  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, knowledge of Swahili language required.
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Qualifications/ experience desirable: 

  • Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, Law, Development Studies or related field

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