Partnerships / Kenya / Nairobi


The primary responsibility of this role is to support in county engagements.  Which includes scheduling Generation’s participation in County planning and budgeting meetings, convening relevant high-level stakeholder meetings, and scheduling progress review meetings with senior county officials. This role will also be instrumental in exploring and identifying partnership opportunities with national and county governments.

The secondary responsibility of this role is to support in active grant management. This includes but is not limited to: timely high-quality report writing aligned with donor requirements and ensuring key grant management systems, processes and policies are in place / updated.

INTERESTED candidates please submit your applications to attaching your resume and a motivational statement (maximum 1000 words) explaining why you are a suitable fit for the position. Your applications must be received by Thursday 188h February 2021 indicating in the subject:  Partnerships Manager.

To be successful you'll need:

Knowledge, Qualifications And Experience

  • An undergraduate degree. A post graduate degree in social sciences, business or a relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience working / engaging with national / county governments.
  • Proven track record engaging and influencing high-profile networks. Donor, national and county government partnerships are preferred.
  • 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 development is desirable.


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 and ability to communicate to people of all walks of life.
  • Strategic and innovative with ability to sell the vision of Generation.
  • Ability to explain complex ideas in easily accessible way tailored to different audiences.
  • Be adaptable/flexible in order to respond to a fast-changing environment.
  • Strong planning skills.


Personal Qualities

  • Self-starter with confidence and ability to drive things with minimal oversight.
  • Strong leadership skills, executive disposition, and commitment to working as a team – ability to take a cooperative and problem-solving approach.
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationship with a wide range of stakeholder, including civil society organizations, national and county governments bodies and officials and international funders.
  • Commitment to respect and value equality and diversity and understanding of how this applies to own area of work.
  • Commitment to own continuing personal and professional development.
  • Demonstrate high levels of integrity and aligned with Generation vision, mission, and values.


Other requirements

  • Ability to travel frequently within Kenya, and potential occasional travel in the region and internationally.

What you'll do:

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Provide input into partnership strategy development and implementation to reach impact goals in line with funding needs.
  • Lead working relationships with key stakeholders at multiple levels in public sector and cultivate sustainable strategic partnerships with national and county governments.
  • Deepen relationship with assigned portfolio of partnerships, donors and foundations and ensure accurate analysis of strategic changes and report on key metrics.
  • Deliver technical support for funding strategy including and not limited to, grant applications, existing grants management, and ensure program deliverables against scope and targets agreed with partners.
  • Contribute to ensuring that systems, processes and workflows for grant management and compliance are in place – including developing and updating as required.
  • Provide information on partnerships / grants to all concerned, and ensure all relevant documentation is completed, up to date and appropriately stored.
  • Co-ordinate with Head of Partnerships, to ensure submission of reports and advise on amendments for approval with agreed timelines.
  • Be a committed and valued member of the Generation Kenya partnerships team, and play a vital role in creating a culture that attracts and supports exceptional talent


Key Working Relationships 

  • Public Sector Relationships – advice and support functional head in maintaining strategic partnerships with public sector officials and to advocate for Education-to-Employment and promote support for Generation Kenya work.
  • Donor Relationships – collaborate with donors while maintaining strategic partnerships and advocate for Education-to-Employment promoting support for Generation Kenya work.
  • Kenya & Global Partnership Team – support and advice the Head of Partnerships on global and local partnerships and grant and funding strategy development and management.
  • Generation Kenya Program Team – in liaison with Head of Partnerships, regularly engage, advice and support internal teams in Generation Kenya as partnerships advisor, on best practice in partnership / grant management to ensure delivery of high quality and timely funder reporting.

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.