Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Director of Programs

Director of Programs
Location: Nairobi

Job Type: Full time

Company Description: nonprofit organization that runs innovative learning programs for young people in Kenya and Sierra Leone between the age 13-18.

Role Description: Reporting to the company's Chief Operating Officer, the Director of Programs will spearhead the implementation and development of flagship programs. 

This position will provide a range of experiences in program development with a high degree of influence and autonomy in a rapidly growing nonprofit organization as it launches the pilot InLab. 

  • Cultivate strong programmatic relationships with local partners (e.g. Ministry of Education, Corporates, Non Profit Organizations, etc).
  • Develop and consistently enhance core curriculum focused on design thinking.
  • Develop standalone workshops based on student interests. The company has been lucky to receive tools from Raspberry Pi, Makey Makey, SparkFun, Twenty One Toys, Autodesk and Adobe. These tools are used to guide students to identify real-world problems.
  • Run community events at the lab (e.g. exhibits, design challenges, family maker night) and engage family members and community members.
  • Implement Monitoring and Evaluation Operating Procedures.
  • Work with the educator-in-residence at the partner school to host regular STEAM related programs and co-develop their curricula into project-based activities.
  • Create a peer-to-peer mentorship structure, leveraging the InChallenge finalists. • Enhance the InChallenge program based on the evaluations from 2015 InChallenge programs.

The following attributes are essential for success in this role:
  • Preferably 3 years of experience implementing innovative pedagogy using new technology, developing curriculum and running STEAM workshops.
  • Experience working with learners age 13-18, as well as working with educators. 
  • Ability to operate effectively and adapt to changing circumstances in limited resource environments.
  • Significant experience in sub-Saharan Africa, preferably Kenya.
  • Alignment with the social impact mission the company.
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills.
Applications letters and detailed CV are to be sent by email to marking the subject as Director Of Programs  1757, Your Full name &  Phone number



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