Operations / Kenya

Regional Lead

The Regional Lead will report to the Operations Manager and on dotted lines to the Head of Business Development. The Regional Coordinator will be responsible for end-to-end delivery of the programs in their region, including:

  1. Mobilisation of candidates,
  2. Training of team members in Generation methodology,
  3. Preparation of new training centres,
  4. Quality assurance,
  5. Managing relationships with a) employers during training and after placement, b) Stakeholders on the ground including county and government officials, c) Other Community based organisations
  6. Post-graduation support of candidates and overall coordination of the program.

They will have direct supervisor responsibilities as the lead trainers for the centres report to this role.

All applications must be submitted to Douglas Moseti at douglas@generation.org by Monday 28th January 2019.

To be successful you'll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree / Qualification or experience related to financial sales industry will be an added advantage
  • 3-5 years of direct supervisory management experience
  • Experience preparing youth for employment
  • Ability to lead interactions and meetings with employers, including negotiation of payment
  • Willing to travel around Kenya
  • Motivational fit, with a passion for the start-up environment, fast-changing priorities and achieving challenging goals
  • Interest in working in a fast-growing organization and being an integral part of aggressive scale efforts
  • A positive, solutions-oriented attitude, drive for excellence, and ability to be a team player
  • Data driven with strong communication skills

What you'll do:

Stakeholder engagement & Business Development

  • Being primary point of contact between Generation Kenya, students and employers in that region
  • Identifies business opportunities by identifying new employers on the ground (discussions with potential paying employers can be referred back to central BD Ensuring that all regulatory requirements and funder demands are met at the centre and student levels
  • Managing employer relations and accounts; Building trust and long-term relationships with employers by providing support, information and guidance; researching and recommending new opportunities
  • Create and maintain a strong network of connections in the employer community to leverage our services to ensure that all students in the centres within the region are placed

Program management

  • Overseeing the planning and execution of youth mobilisation and screening to meet program targets, from supervising use of different mobilization platforms (print, social media, community mobilizers), to ensuring quality execution of screening process (information sessions, literacy/numeracy tests, 1:1 interviews and registration)
  • Scheduling and managing employer presentations for candidates, organizing employer interview days, and coordinating with employers once job placements have been made

Boot Camp / Classroom Support and Logistics

  • Preparing training centres by ensuring the readiness of all classroom materials (e.g. chairs, flip chart stands, boards), utilities (e.g. electricity, water), ensuring that branding material at the centres meet our requirements before the start of each program
  • Training/management of centre staff – ensuring staff (coaches, teaching assistants) are prepared before
    egins, assisting them in solving problems, organising weekly staff meetings, ensuring compliance with Generation’s monitoring tools and processes
  • Coordinating logistics of day-to-day running of programs, including distribution of program schedule and training materials to instructors and students, support of technical exercises, supervision of use of grading tools (scorecard and assistance tracker), etc.

Data tracking & management

  • Monitoring performance of delivery partner and students during boot-camp and after placement
  • Maintaining database with student information and program records before and after placement, ensuring candidate performance follow-up and maintaining contact with all alumni
    Instructor Management
  • Take part in assessing capability of instructors and their development including conducting performance reviews, weekly progress check-ins and creating development plans for instructors.
  • Ensure that centres are adequately staffed with instructors and if need be, take part in hiring of instructors.
  • HR management of the instructors in their region including taking of vacation/leave days, approval of claims and other HR matters

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 ten countries—98 cities and 261 sites—with diverse social, economic and labor-market contexts.

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