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Senior Manager, Youth Leadership Program Nairobi African Wildlife Foundation Nairobi

Senior Manager, Youth Leadership Program Nairobi

2020-11-18 08:24:42
Senior Manager, Youth Leadership Program Nairobi
The Senior
Manager, Youth Leadership Program, will manage and oversee AWF's newly
established Youth Leadership Program. Reporting to the Vice President-
External Relations, the Senior Manager, Youth Leadership Program, will
ensure that the Youth leadership program is designed and implemented
most appropriately to the African context and meets AWF vision and
strategy.

The senior program manager will work with youth networks to create a
movement of young people for nature, who seek a development pathway in
Africa that is sustainable, embracing conservation as fundamental and
integral to Africa's growth. In this respect, the role will facilitate a
movement for nature of young people across Africa, beginning with AWF’s
priority countries.

The senior program manager- will collaborate with like-minded
partners to build the current and next generation of capable,
principled, and dependable African leaders who champion and drive the
narrative of conservation and sustainable development in... their
respective spheres of influence. The senior program manager will work
with young African leaders towards influencing government policies and
organizations consistent with sustainable development and a conservation
narrative.

The senior program manager will seek to integrate and embed a
youthful approach to AWF and its program delivery. The role will help
ensure young people are engaged and involved in all vitalprocesses
within AWF. The role will , support AWFs communications and marketing
strategies, providing opportunities for powerful stories of change and
voices of exemplary young people on key media platforms. The role will
work closely with the policy team in facilitating spaces for young
people to influence policies in ways that ensure nature thrives for
future generations.

A vital function of the role will be establishing monitoring
frameworks to track progress and evaluate results of program
activities. To that end, the role will work closely with AWF monitoring
and evaluation specialists towards quality assurance of AWF's Youth
portfolio.

The senior program manager will leverage existing relationships and
create new and strategic partnerships to drive program goals. The
incumbent will bring their expertise and experience to shaping of the
existing youth leadership strategy and will contribute to the
development of AWF leadership strategy. The role will be ultimately
responsible for the development and implementation of a strong and
effective youth leadership program portfolio in AWF.

Critical to this role's success will be the ability to work across
various departments within the organization, valuing tangible and
intangible relationships between people to create value for the whole
organization. This is an exciting and dynamic role for the right
individual. Leadership, patience, the ability to listen, and a sense of
humor will be critical success factors. The Senior Manager will interact
with individuals at all levels of the organization, in a unique and
high-profile role firmly placed at the core of AWF's vision and culture.

Key responsibilities

Program Development
• Develop a 5-year youth Strategy and implementation plan aligned to AWF strategic plan.
• Develop,
implement and oversee a portfolio of Youth leadership Program
activities and ensure that services are delivered on time, on budget,
and in compliance with donor regulations
• Ensure that the Youth
Leadership program is implemented in ways responsive to communities,
partners, and AWF's principles, values, and strategic plan and compliant
with AWF's procedures
• Work with the staff to develop work-plans and follow up with team members regularly to ensure that activities are on track
• Monitor program progress against both programmatic and budgetary targets, making adjustments to program design as necessary
• Work
with the policy units (Africa, China, Europe, US) to develop the next
generation of leaders and to align and identify appropriate platforms to
position the voice of African youth
• Work with the communications and marketing team to create a movement of young people for nature on the continent
• Work
with the conservation strategy team to integrate a youth-led approach
within program delivery and to identify appropriate future partners for
implementation of the Youth Program
• Collaborate with the human
resource department to ensure the Youth agenda is embedded within AWF
policies and an enabling environment is in place to support young people

Partnership and Capacity
• Establish creative and innovative partnerships to deliver the youth leadership program
• Leveraging existing partner platforms for sharing, learning, and promotion of initiatives
• Support partnership modality by ensuring partner organizations are active members/participants in all operations cycle
• Conduct periodic review of annual plans to identify bottlenecks and the ways those bottlenecks could be addressed
• Support the development of capacity building plans for Youth program partners
• Provide regular coaching on technical and program management skills to field staff and other patters as needed
• Provide mentoring and role modelling for staff and partners on youth issues

Monitoring and Evaluation
• Actively monitor Youth leadership program activities, ensuring quality of AWF program
• In
collaboration with the Knowledge management department, develop
appropriate and additional institutional metrics and indicators as
necessary to track Youth leadership Program progress
• Ensure
appropriate, timely, and accurate data collection against agreed
indicators to enable both internal and external reporting
• Support
design and organization required for assessments, baselines, and
evaluations, particularly in regards to communicating needs to the Youth
Leadership Programs partners team, and participate where possible
• Make
a relevant business intelligence analysis and adopt best practice and
examples of well-executed projects, especially in the field of
sustainability, which managed to mobilize massive youth engagement and
capacity building and analyses success factors and opportunities

Fundraising. Marketing and Communications
• Collaborate
with the communications and marketing teams in generating ideas for
products and initiatives that tell and communicate the powerful stories
of young people
• In collaboration with Policy Units, Program
Design, Field Programs, Corporate Communications, develop proposals to
fund the youth leadership program initiative
• Identify partnerships that can support AWF Youth Leadership Program

Requirements
• Advanced
degree in (or bachelor's degree and equivalent experience) in social
sciences, international development, or other relevant fields;
• At least 8 + years of experience with Youth or Youth-Leadership centered programs.
• A good strong experience with leadership programs
• A strong understanding of the African context
• Strong organizing, facilitation, and networking capacities
• Strong ability for public speaking,representation and engagement
• Strong ability for networking, mobilizing and leading groups
• Ability to analyze information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically
• Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
• A team player who can work collaboratively and with people of diverse backgrounds
• Excellent writing, editing, and analytical skills. Written and spoken fluency in English required. French a plus
• Cultural sensitivity with strong interpersonal skills
• Understanding of basic financial principles, budgeting, and cost analysis;
• Strong
leadership capacity including management of team resources (both
financial and human), providing guidance and mentorship to junior staff
and ensuring team’s delivery of goals
• Patience, listening skills, diplomacy, and a sense of humor
• Willingness to travel, sometimes to remote locations within Africa and
• Demonstrated commitment to conservation of wildlife and wild lands
Nairobi Kenya
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