WORLD UNIVERSITY SERVICE OF CANADA
Internal / External Posting
Position title : Livelihoods and Economic Opportunities (LEO) Advisor
Position location : Nairobi, Kenya
Working hours : Full time / 40 hrs per week
Reports to : LEAP Project Manager
Salary Range : Aligned with experience
Application deadline : Nov 18th, 2019
World University Service of Canada (WUSC) is a leading Canadian international development organization focusing on three programmatic areas : Economic Opportunities, Education, and Empowerment.
Our vision is a better world for all young people. It is a more inclusive, equitable, and sustainable world in which all young people, especially women and refugees, are empowered to secure a good quality of life for themselves, their families, and their communities.
WUSC currently works in over 25 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America, with an annual budget of approximately CAD $45 million.
Globally, we partner with a network of higher education institutions, civil society organizations, private sector partners, professionals, students, volunteers, faculty and community leaders that work with us to achieve our mission.
The Role :
WUSC seeks to recruit an experienced, dynamic individual to join the Nairobi based team as the Livelihoods & Economic Opportunities (LEO) Advisor.
The position will report directly to the East Africa Director and work closely on a day-to-day basis with the project teams based in our country office.
The LEO Advisor will primarily focus on the design and implementation of the livelihoods component of the Learning through Education and Access to Employment (LEAP) project.
The position will report to the LEAP Project Manager.
In addition to supporting LEAP, the Livelihoods and Economic Opportunities advisor will provide inputs to the design of new projects as the portfolio expands.
The role will require regular travel to field sites in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kalobeyi Settlement, and nearby communities in northern Turkana, as well as occasional international travel for conferences, workshops and meetings.
Duties include :
Quality Assurance and Capacity Development
Support WUSC’s economic opportunities portfolio as it expands
Learning, Thought Leadership, and Positioning
Seek opportunities for WUSC to convene and collaborate with peers and thought leaders in the economic opportunity sector, especially on issues related to economic opportunities; and
Qualifications and Experience :
Experience with a range of institutional donors such as GAC and DFID
Languages and Other :
WUSC’s Commitment to Safeguarding
WUSC has a strong commitment to safeguarding and child protection, and has a strict set of policies that outline expected standards, including the Code of Conduct, Child Protection Policy, Anti-
Harassment Policy, Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Policy, and others. The desired candidate for this / any position with WUSC should share and support this commitment in all aspects of their personal and professional behaviors.
Any history implicating that the applicant has a history of Child Abuse, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, or Sexual Harassment, is a reason for excluding him or her from employment with WUSC.