Mentorship / Kenya

Mentorship Assistant

The Mentorship Assistant is a contractual full-time support role, which will report to the Learner Alumni Engagement & Mentorship Co-ordinator. This is a critical position for supporting the learner and alumni engagement and mentorship of Generation Programme Kenya’s efforts.

Reporting to: Learner Alumni Engagement & Mentorship Co-ordinator
Location: Nairobi, Kenya with occasional travel to counties.
Type of Position: Assistant

INTERESTED candidates please submit your applications to attaching your latest resume and application letter.  Shortlisting / Interviews will be conducted until the position is filled. Kindly indicate in the Email subject: Mentorship Assistant.


To be successful you'll need:

Knowledge, Qualifications And Experience

  • Undergraduate degree in education, business development, community development, or relevant field.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working in the education sector, with youths, social welfare, career development, or any other related programs.
  • Experience developing and implementing learning development, training, and coaching.
  • Experience co-ordinating youth mentorship in career development programs –
  • Experience on supervising volunteers or any other individuals.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite, and teleconferencing platforms.
  • A Generation Kenya Alumni – added advantage

Skills And Abilities

  • Report writing skills
  • Good facilitation and training skills.
  • Event Management skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Good data management skills.
  • Monitoring & evaluation skills
  • Coordination skills
  • Communication/ public speaking skills

Personal Qualities

  • Takes initiatives, proactive and works under minimal supervision.
  • Team player and collaborates with others.
  • Flexible and is able navigate challenging situations without compromise.
  • Ability to thrive in a high-energy, fast-paced environment and will continually push yourself and others to raise the bar
  • Believe in our mission, that fulfilling employment can change lives, and are passionate about doing social good
  • Demonstrate high levels of integrity and aligned with Generation vision, mission, and values.

Other requirements

  • Position is located in Kenya and holder speak and write fluent English.
  • He/she must have the right to work in the Country.
  • Ability to travel frequently within Kenya, and potential occasional travel in the counties.

What you'll do:

Learner and Alumni Engagement responsibilities

  • Maintain consistent and frequent contact with learners and Alumni.
  • Mentor and serve as a role model to learners in the GPK programme.
  • Under the direction of the Co-ordinator, implement assigned activities.
  • Support and attend all training programs which prepare learners, Alumni and Mentors to fulfill their role.
  • Assist with the data compilation and reporting efforts.
  • Support in organizing alumni networking events, job fairs while collecting feedback to improve the overall function’s strategy.
  • Support the establishment of alumni groups, volunteers or committees.
  • Perform necessary administrative functions such as record keeping, report writing, correspondence, and maintain schedules.

Mentorship responsibilities

  • Hosting introductory events geared at meeting mentees.
  • Situating mentees by informing them of GPK’s procedural norms and initiatives.
  • Alerting mentees to potential adjustment-related obstacles and issuing them with suitable resources to help negate.
  • Support the development of Mentorship Materials and Tools e.g., Baseline and End Line Survey Form, Mentors and Mentees Training Manuals, Mentoring Guide, agreements, Gap analysis templates, Journals, Case Study Templates, and other reporting templates suitable for the program execution.
  • Assist in preparing gap analysis briefs/reports and upskilling of mentors.
  • Coordinate the day-to-day logistics and meetings between mentors and mentees.
  • Coordinate attendance and participation in all the mentorship sessions and prepare and submit monthly mentorship reports.
  • Scheduling follow-ups to gauge mentees’ progress.
  • Co-ordinate and report mentor-mentee bonding initiatives to facilitate mentees’ social orientation.
  • Supporting mentees during stretches of psychosocial and professional hardship.
  • Attending mentorship meetings to share headway, concerns, and details regarding upcoming mentorship events.
  • Reporting for in-depth review and participating in problems solving on all mentorship pressing concern

Any other responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time

  • Be a committed and valued member of the Kenya team.

About Generation

Worldwide, more than 75 million young people are unemployed. But many employers can’t find people with the skills they need for entry-level jobs. Generation was created in 2014 to help bridge this gap—at speed and scale.

We’re building a skills-training methodology that can serve hundreds of thousands, and eventually millions, of young people a year. And we’re building proof that this training creates real business outcomes for employers, and lasting career impact for trainees—so everyone has the incentive to invest in skills. Our goal is to help our students achieve personal and professional success—and fundamentally change their life trajectories. Generation programs prepare unemployed or underemployed young people, aged 18 to 29, for jobs in four sectors: healthcare, technology, retail/sales, and skilled trades.

Today, Generation is active in fourteen countries with diverse social, economic and labor-market contexts.