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VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Project Officer- SRH,Gender and Social Inclusion Advisor (DESIP

Role overview

VSO Kenya is recruiting two Project Officers to manage and implement the Deliver Equitable and Sustainable Inclusive Family Planning program (DESIP) programme in Kenya.

Skills, qualifications and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s Degree in Public Health or Social Sciences
  • At least 5 years experience in Family Planning and Sexual Reproductive Health, specifically for women and persons with disabilities.
  • Knowledge and experience on good practices on inclusion of people with disabilities in sexual and reproductive health and family planning programmes.
  • Extensive knowledge on policies and national guidelines that govern family planning and reproductive health
  • Experience advocating for inclusive services for family planning and sexual reproductive health.
  • Experience and knowledge on social inclusion and social accountability.
  • Possession of strong written and communication skills needed for writing reports, publicity materials and corresponding with a wide-range of community members.
  • Good facilitation skills
  • Sufficient experience in working with and managing volunteers
  • Able to develop clear and realistic plans to deliver agreed objectives within deadlines.
  • Experience and skills in managing budgets and undertaking accounting procedures.

Project and M&E Assistant -Eriks 2

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Role overview

The purpose of this role is to work in close collaboration with county governments, Education Actors, schools, parents, communities and volunteers to deliver Access to Quality Education and Transition for C&AWDs Project objectives.
Skills, qualifications and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Special Needs Education or inclusive Education
  • At least 2 years’ experience working in the field of both project management, finance or administrative experience in an NGO or community based organisation.
  • Evidence of knowledge and skills in M&E
  • Evidence of previous experience in implementing Disability project
  • Proven experience in coaching and mentoring of team members
  • Knowledge on gender and inclusion practices
  • Good written and spoken English and Kiswahili skills, Kenya Sign Language skills is an added
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member and with minimal supervision
  • Good written and oral communication.
  • Evidence of effective problem solving and organisational skills.
  • Evidence of professionalism and high integrity.
  • Evidence of openness to learning to improve own performance

Project Officer Eriks 1

Role overview

The purpose of the post is to provide leadership and management in the implementation of Access to Quality Education and Transition for C&AWDs project and contribute in realization of IE programme’s team objectives; Providing staff and volunteers’ duty of care, strengthening partnerships and programme networks, effective delivery of IE signature programme strategy and improved documentation of proven practices and knowledge sharing

Skills, qualifications and experience

  • Bachelor of Education degree with specialisation in Special Needs or inclusive education; further qualification in development, project management or related area would be an advantage.
  • At least 3 years relevant experience including the formulation, implementation and review of development strategies and effective project management
  • Experience in developing and implementing advocacy and campaign strategies
  • Experience working with children and youth with disabilities, and their families in education or livelihood initiatives or successful work with persons with disabilities.
  • Evidence of having managed Child protection and Safeguarding caseload DESIRED
  • Knowledge on disability rights and inclusion practices
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member and with minimal supervision
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Evidence of effective problem solving and organisational skills
  • Evidence of professionalism and high integrity
  • Evidence of openness to learning to improve own performance

Monitoring, Evaluation and Communications Officer

Job Details

Leading and coordinating Communications, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and Reporting, thus enabling VSO Kenya to be more visible externally and measure progress and impact of its Volunteering for Development (VfD) initiatives.

Skills, qualifications and experience


  • A Bachelor’s degree in communications, social sciences, development studies/economics, marketing or monitoring and evaluation.
  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience and progressive responsibility working in Communications, Reporting and M&E for donor funded development programmes e.g. DFID, USAID, EU, Ford Foundation; Open Society etc
  • Excellent communications and writing skills – able to express complex information in a simple and succinct manner in English and Swahili
  • Experience of developing performance indicators; conducting routine monitoring of data for donor-funded projects; and conducting participatory or impact evaluations.
  • Experience writing reports, findings and recommendations in assessment or evaluations, especially under institutional donor contracts, and
  • Experience of development of knowledge management and communication strategies.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) with ability to analyze and interpret data using Excel, MIS online reporting tools, or statistical packages such as SAS, SPSS, STATA. Or EPINFO
  • Ability to coordinate well with personnel within and outside the project, meet deadlines and work with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent relationship management skills and experience working with people in different contexts;
  • Self-starter with initiative and confidence to lead in their designated field – can work independently and prioritize own work load


  • Experience in a ‘Development’ context/INGOs
  • Experience working in education, health, livelihoods; governance or youth programmes
  • Being up-to-date on Communications; Reporting; M&E trends and current debates around development effectiveness; research and evaluation methodologies;

Method of Application
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