/ Kenya

Project Manager — Digital Freelancing Program

Job purpose:
The primary responsibility of this role is to provide overall support in the design, launch and execution of the freelancing program. You will ensure that; project objectives/implementation is on track, implementation and documentation is updated according to donors, partners and other stakeholders compliance requirements, and assist in program development and creation of a continuous pipeline of freelancing jobs.

Reporting to: COO
Location: Nairobi
Type of Position: Manager
Contract Term: One Year Renewable Contract

INTERESTED candidates please submit your applications to genkcareers@generation.org attaching your latest resume and application. The deadline for submissions is 26th May 2023. Kindly indicate in the Email subject: Project Manager — Digital Freelancing Program. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

To be successful you'll need:

Knowledge, Qualifications and Experience

  • A degree in social sciences, business or a relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • You have a minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience working engaging, organizing and managing programs/projects.
  • Embody values and understand the future challenges and opportunities for youth empowerment and is passionate about creating an impact in Kenya’s employment ecosystem.
  • Experience in youth online work development is desirable.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft programs (Excel, PowerPoint, MS project, etc.).

Skills And Abilities

  • Excellent oral/presentation skills.
  • Excellent written skills in English, especially report writing.
  • Strong teamwork orientation, with an ability to lead and work effectively with a range of partners and colleagues.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate to people of all walks of life.
  • Strategic and innovative with the ability to sell the vision of Generation.
  • Ability to explain complex ideas in an easily accessible way tailored to different audiences.
  • Strong planning skills.

Other requirements

  • Ability to travel frequently within Kenya and different counties.

What you'll do:

Aggregator, Platforms and Super-agent Relationships

  • Identify placement opportunities by identifying new potential aggregators, platforms and super agents.
  • Build placement pipeline and ensure >90% placement of the freelancers.
  • Managing super-agent relations and aggregators; Building trust and long-term relationships with super agents and aggregators by providing support, information, and guidance.
  • Arranging meetings and one-on-one conversations with prospective aggregators.
  • Create and maintain a strong network of connections in the freelancing community to leverage our services.
  • Schedule routine individual super-agent and/or aggregator feedback to ensure Generation understands issues, challenges, concerns as well as success stories of freelance graduates.

Curation of Job Opportunities

  • Direct Job Linkages — Identification of Global and local opportunities for our freelance graduates through direct job linkages for long term jobs and roles.
  • Bid Platforms — Through different initiatives, create a pipeline of jobs through different platforms that will guarantee a continuous stream of gigs for freelance alumni (Upwork, Fiverr).
  • Tech Platforms — Create a pool of tech platforms that will provide a continuous stream of tasks for freelancing Alumni (Remo tasks, go transcript, click worker, rev.com).
  • Build a pipeline of different sources of gig work for all the freelancing skills trained by Generation.
  • Support Alumni in setting up agencies within the different bid and tech platforms to increase chances of access to Gig Work.
  • Support graduates in forming job search groups where they can leverage on building strong communities that will enable them to pool resources to secure and execute different work assignments.
  • With the support of the freelancing Mentorship officer, organize for relevant engagement sessions between alumni on relevant topics.
  • Take lead in building a sustainable agency model that will support Generation advertise alumni and increase sourcing of potential jobs on freelance platforms.

Brand and Knowledge Building

  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; and participating in professional societies.
  • Participate in conferences, exhibitions, and other venues as applicable to increase and maintain Generation visibility as a player in the freelancing space. This includes brand building at conferences, learning events and other channels.
  • Any other responsibilities may be assigned from time to time.

Key Working Relationships

  • Aggregators, Platforms & Freelancing super-agents &madsh; maintain strategic partnerships that will contribute to the placement of our freelancers into gigs that will enable them to earn a decent income.
  • Curriculum & Design team; Local & Global — support with the curriculum design of the program as may be required by the team.
  • Data and Impact team — collaborate with the team as the lead for monitoring, evaluation and reporting for the program to document and share learnings from the pilot.
  • Learner Engagement team — work with the Learner engagement team on the implementation of in-program and post program support for the freelancer learners and other GPK programs.
  • Donor Relationships — collaborate with donors as assigned while maintaining strategic operations and advocate for the Freelancing program.

Equality and diversity:
Generation is committed both to promoting equality and diversity within the organization and to equal opportunities in employment. We believe in equality of opportunity regardless of race or racial group (including colour, nationality, ethnicity, national origins), religion or belief, age, disability, sexual orientation, sex, gender re-assignment and gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy, maternity and paternity. This also includes any incidents of perceptive or associative discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are made entirely on merit. Generation does not ask for payment from people that apply for jobs with Generation at any stage of the hiring process. If you have any specific queries, please feel free to contact us at genkcareers@generation.org

To report instances of fraud or unethical business practices by any of our staff, vendors or mobilisers please reach out on this link for our Ethics hotline and / or the executive leadership team on kenyasmt@generation.org

About Generation

Generation is a global employment nonprofit network that supports people to achieve economic mobility so they can change their lives. We train and place adults into careers that would otherwise be inaccessible and seek to improve how education to employment systems function. Generation launched in 2015 and consists of a global hub and a network of in-country affiliates that spans 17 countries. To date, Generation has more than 75,000 graduates who have earned more than $630 million in wages, and works with more than 11,000 employers, implementation partners, and funders.