Programs Coordinator at Zuhura Africa

Job title:

Programs Coordinator

Reports to:

Programs Lead

Role Purpose: 

We are seeking a highly motivated and organized Programs Coordinator to join our dynamic team. The Programs Coordinator will play a pivotal role in the planning, execution, and management of our diverse range of youth empowerment programs. This position requires a blend of passion for youth development, project management skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with various stakeholders.

About this role:

We are looking for a dynamic and confident individual to secure and retain opportunities for company activities – this would be a fantastic opportunity for someone with a track-record of retaining and growing business relationships.

Main Duties and Key Responsibilities of Postholder 

  • Coordinate the planning, implementation, and evaluation of programs, ensuring
    they align with our strategic goals and have a measurable impact.
  • Work closely with Program Managers to develop detailed project plans, including
    timelines, budgets, and resource allocation.
  • Provide coaching, guidance, resources, and mentorship to foster innovation and growth of the team projects and companies within the companies programs.
  • Facilitate sessions during the bootcamps, ensuring that the content and delivery align with the objectives of fostering social innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Facilitate communication between program teams, partners, and stakeholders to
    ensure effective collaboration and program success.
  • Monitor program progress against objectives, identifying and addressing challenges
    as they arise.
  • Prepare reports and presentations on program status and outcomes for internal and
    external audiences.
  • Support the development and implementation of strategies to engage participants
    and stakeholders, enhancing program visibility and impact.
  • Contribute to the refinement of program management practices, with a focus on enhancing the effectiveness and impact of the bootcamps and incubation programs.


Qualifications and Experience

  • At least 3 years of experience in program coordination or project management,
    preferably in the non-profit sector.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with proficiency in both written and spoken English.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team and build strong relationships with partners and stakeholders.
  • Knowledge and understanding of youth empowerment, entrepreneurship, and sustainable development issues in Africa.


Why Join Us?

At Zuhura Africa, you will be part of a vibrant team dedicated to making a significant impact
on the lives of African youth. We offer a supportive work environment, opportunities for
professional growth, and the chance to contribute to meaningful and transformative

    Job Conditions 

    Working days will be 4 and a half days, working hours to be agreed. Attendance at out of hours events required, time in lieu given. 

    To undertake such tasks as may be required by the company that is consistent with the nature of this post. 

    To undertake such tasks as may be required by the company that is consistent with the nature of this post. This job description reflects the current requirements of the role. As duties and responsibilities change and develop, this will be reviewed and will be subject to amendment in consultation with the postholder. 

    Summary of Terms and Conditions: 


    Your principal place of work is the Company’s premises. However, you may, following consultation, be required to work on either a temporary or on an indefinite basis at any premises which the Company currently has or may subsequently acquire or at any premises at which it may from time to time provide services. 

    Employment type

    Fixed term contract – 2 years with 3 month probation period


    KES 80,000- 100,000

    Application Process

    Step 1: Discovery Application Form: Complete the Discovery Application Form. Share your professional background, experiences, and express your passion for the role and our mission at Zuhura Africa.

    Step 2: Insight Form: If your Discovery application aligns with our requirements, you’ll be invited to fill out a second, Insight Application, more detailed form. 

    • Focus Areas: Explore scenarios that reflect real-world challenges at Zuhura Africa, showcasing your approach to innovation, problem-solving, and collaboration.

    Step 3: The Interview: If your applications standout in the first two stages will be invited to an interview. This is an opportunity for a two-way conversation where we get to know each other better.

    • Interview Format: The interview may include discussions about your previous experiences, situational and behavioral questions, and your vision for the role. It’s also a chance for you to ask questions and understand our work culture and expectations.

    Key Dates:

    • Closing Date for Discovery Applications: Monday 15 April 2024.
      This initial step allows us to learn about your professional background and interest in Zuhura Africa.
    • Insight Application Invitation:
      Candidates who stand out in the Discovery phase will be invited to complete the Insight Application Form, offering a deeper look into your strategic and creative capabilities.
    • Interview Date: April 30
      Engage in meaningful discussions with our team, showcasing how your experiences and skills resonate with Zuhura Africa’s goals.

    Zuhura Africa exists to support the broadest possible range of young social innovators, and creates opportunities for them to develop and create social enterprises. 

    We passionately believe in social equity and the benefits of diversity, seeking to support, encourage and include people, regardless of age, disability, gender identity or gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or any other equality characteristic. 

    Apply Now

    We welcome applications through two methods to accommodate all candidates:

    1. Discovery Application Form (Recommended for Google Account Holders): Complete and submit our simplified application form. This method allows you to upload your resume directly within the form.
    2. Discovery Application Form version 2 (For Non-Google Account Holders): Please use this form to submit your application details. With this method, you will have to send your resume via email.

    Application Disclaimer:

    Please note that for your application to be considered for this position, it must be submitted through either of the Discovery Application Forms. Applications received via any other method will not be eligible for review.

    Thank you for your interest in joining Zuhura Africa. We look forward to reviewing your application.