Young Adult International Exchange Coordinator

  • Contract
  • Nairobi Kenya
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

Mennonite Central Committee

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is a worldwide ministry of Anabaptist churches and shares God’s love and compassion for all in the name of Christ by responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice. MCC envisions communities worldwide in right relationship with God, one another and creation. In Kenya, MCC supports projects with local partner organizations in food security, health, education, and peacebuilding. The MCC Kenya office is in Westlands, Nairobi.

MCC Kenya seeks an energetic and self-motivated person with excellent people skills to coordinate its young adult international exchange program.

Responsibilities

Manage MCC Kenya’s young adult (22-30 years old) exchange program, which each year hosts four international participants in Kenya and sends six Kenyans and Tanzanians to international locations:

  • Explore potential assignments, select host families, review job descriptions, review applications, and select candidates
  • Mentor and provide support for the participants living in Kenya and stay connected with those leaving Kenya and Tanzania for other countries
  • Provide orientation and learning support for participants including organizing language study, intentional learning activities, and relationship-building amongst participants
  • Process immigration and visa requirements
  • Facilitate the interaction of Kenyan/Tanzanian alumni of the MCC young adult exchange programs.
  • Organize learning tours and staff visits from MCC global as needed

Program support

  • Accompany an MCC Kenya partner receiving project grant
  • Maintain MCC Kenya’s project and program database
  • Support MCC Kenya staff and partners as they implement safeguarding requirements
  • Participate in MCC meetings, conferences, and events, including weekly team devotions
  • Perform other related duties as required

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Community Development, Project Management, International Relations, Education or related degree
  • At least five years relevant experience, preferably in an NGO
  • Excellent people skills, including the ability to mentor young adults with wisdom and empathy
  • Cross-cultural experience (either in Kenya or outside of Kenya)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • English and Kiswahili fluency both written and spoken
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Legal right to work in Kenya

Personal Characteristics

  • Commitment to MCC’s mission and values, including service and nonviolence
  • Passion for interacting with young people and with people from other countries
  • Maturity and sound judgment
  • Self-motivated and able to take initiative
  • Good time management skills with ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Positive attitude and enthusiastic team spirit

How to apply

Apply by 21 July 2022 by emailing to [email protected] a cover letter (no longer than one page explaining how you have the skills to do this job well and are a good fit with MCC’s mission) and a CV (no longer than two pages summarizing your education and previous work experience) combined in a single PDF document. In addition, enter basic information about yourself on the Google form at https://bit.ly/3OQn29N.

Please note that applications not following these instructions will not be considered, and only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.


Noting that Closing date is 21-Jul-22