Job Description/RequirementsABOUT KIDOGOKidogo is a social enterprise that improves access to high-quality, affordable early childhood care & education in East Africa’s low-income communities. We partner with local women (“Mamapreneurs”) to start or grow their own childcare centres through a social franchising approach. We provide Mamapreneurs with training, mentorship and support tools so that they can give children in their care the best start to life, while their mothers go to work for the day. Kidogo currently operates in 20+ communities across four counties and has plans to expand across Kenya. For more information, visit our website: www.kidogo.coOVERVIEW OF THE ROLEWe are looking for a passionate, driven Program Assistant / Coordinator to oversee our operations in 2 communities in the refugee settlements and its environs. This will entail enrolling and supporting informal ‘babycare’ operators to improve the quality of care they provide to children 0-3 years through training and supportive supervision. If you are a people centric ECD professional that is able to get things done while appreciating the complexity of working in informal settlements, this might be the position for you!WHO YOU’LL BE WORKING WITH?The Kidogo Family is a fun, passionate, driven group of young (and young at heart) people who are creating a world where every child, no matter where they were born, has the opportunity to reach their full potential. You will be situated within Kidogo’s Operations team and work directly with the Program Manager who oversees all of our work with our Mamapreneurs in the program.RESPONSIBILITIES1. Help map and recruit new childcare centres into the Kidogo network2. Organize logistics for monthly Mamapreneur trainings to ensure they take place as planned3. Provide guidance and mentorship to Community Field Officers who work hand-in-hand with our Mamapreneurs4. Forge good relationships with key community stakeholders5. Assist in any other tasks that come upATTRIBUTES OF A SUCCESSFUL PROGRAM ASSISTANT / COORDINATOR• Do-er: You are efficient, organized and use your time effectively. You take initiative and have the ability to get the job done.• Willing to learn: You have a willingness to listen, learn and adapt.• Compassionate: You exercise empathy and treat all people with respect and dignity.• Resourceful: You embody our value of doing more with less, while flexing your creativity and problem-solving skills. EEXPERIENCE & BACKGROUND:You must have:• Degree or diploma in Early Childhood Development• Experience in Social work/Community development is an added advantage• Experience in team and client/account management is desirable• Basic computer literacy (email, internet, Microsoft Word)• English and Swahili fluency• Willingness to commit a minimum of 3 years• Previous experience in refugee settlements or lower income communities (bonus!)COMPENSATIONModest starting salary with opportunity for performance-based bonuses and upward career trajectory. We’ll also celebrate your birthday with cake!Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and must be submitted no later than31st July 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
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