IT & Development Assistant – International Transformation Foundation

International Transformation Foundation (ITF) is an internationally youth led non-profit organization providing youth educational and self development programs encompassing leadership and entrepreneurship to harness creativity for Youth system that provide jobs, offering security, opportunities to grow, and contribute to the development of our communities.
Since the establishment ITF is developing and operating youth development programs to lead the youths of today as leaders with strong heart and mind as true workers of society with creative and progressive thinking. The current projects are:

1. 1 Slum100 computers project: Providing free computer training and entrepreneurship mentoring to youth in Eastern Nairobi slums and informal settlements to be familiar enough with basic computer applications and design a profitable computer based business. At completion of the training and mentorship, we loan them computers and other technological devices to help them set up a computer based business such as cybercafé.
2. Join the Pipe Project: Also know as a water kiosk at school it consist of Financing Community based Schools and youth associations to set up join the Pipe water Kiosk model at school/ community across Kenya for people to access clean drinking water and sanitation whenever possible.
3. Jijenge Kijana Fund- a youth Livelihood Pathways offering microcredit, micro- saving and training enabling ITF members to engage in productive and stable livelihoods.
4. Youth Leadership & Entrepreneurship Trainings- Consisting of debates and workshops giving East African youth life didactic principles with intensive instructions that shoves them to expand their boundaries of knowledge molding them into great leaders and entrepreneurs .
5. BEE (Building Empowering Environment For Youth Employability )A Capacity building project that gather together a global partnership from 13 different organizations from 4 different continents with the aim of tackling youth unemployment by bridging together educational sector, labour market, youth and public institutions and enabling young people to undergo work-based learning period (WBL). We believe we can make a positive difference both at local and international scale through involving youth organizations and strengthening cross-sectorial networking that will create new opportunities for work based learning mobility. “BEE” partnership is based on a cooperative working methodology that foster cross-fertilization through sharing practices and approaches, as well as by bridging together not only youth organizations, but also schools and employers in a global perspective.
6. READ (Reducing Social Exclusion Through A Creative Approach To Reading) Youth illiteracy is still rife in many countries around the world. According to statistics, globally, 124 million children and young adolescents are not in school or they drop out before completing the full course of basic education. Therefore the READ project and its partners share the mission to enhance the participation of youth and disadvantaged learners to society, promoting inclusive education and equality. This project is fully committed to constantly explore new youth work approaches and methodologies. The project draws its origin from the long engagement for the empowerment of young people through non-formal learning.
IT & Development Assistant
The ITF’s IT & Development Assistant leads the organization’s process to chart its course in Youth development. He/she is responsible for the technological direction of the organization. He/she reports to the Operations Director.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Design the Organization’s publications;
• Conduct the 1 slum 100 computers project Computer training;
• Offer help desk support to workmates;
• Contribute to any technological issues when called upon;
• Conduct regular hardware maintenance;
• Design system applications to be used in the organization ;
• Manage information system and communications network;
• Direct the strategic plans for the ICT development of the organization;
• Keep informed of the emerging trends in ICT for youth development and non profit organizations.

Qualification:
1. At least second year university/college student in ICT course.
2. Good organizational skills, including ability to work within tight deadlines.
3. Ability to work flexibly and as part of a team, and to use own initiative.
4. Ability to conduct trainings.
5. Willingness to learn.
6. Willingness and capacity to volunteer.
7. Have passion and commitment for youth development.

Compensation:
Although ITF Volunteer staffs enjoy limitless opportunities, ITF does NOT provide any kind of compensation. ITF Staffs operates on full time volunteer basis for a minimum of 6 months contract. They are responsible of all basic expenses such as home – office transportation, accommodation etc. ITF ONLY provide direct operational expenses such as Staff’s transportation to a meeting outside office, visit field operations etc.

HOW TO APPLY:
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Complete this application form : http://www.itfsecretariat.org/Volunteer.php
For any queries get in touch through volunteers.itf@gmail.com, Tel: +254770306839, @ITFSecretariat on Twitter & Facebook.

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