Scholarship Coordinator

Scholarship Coordinator
June 28, 2024 administrateur

Website SHOFCO

SHOFCO Overview

Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) is an internationally recognized grassroots organization that unlocks the potential of urban slum dwellers to lead hopeful and fulfilling lives. SHOFCO disrupts survival mode by providing critical services including health care, clean water, education, and economic empowerment; and linking these efforts to a community-led advocacy platform. SHOFCO currently impacts over 2.4 million people across 17 urban slums in Kenya and is the largest employer in Kibera. SHOFCO is a trusted name and service provider in Kibera with a 10-year track record. For more information, please visit /

Job Overview

SHOFCO is looking for a community-oriented, equity-driven leader to ensure that Kenya’s most vulnerable girls get the wraparound support they need to attend school and to thrive. The role of the Scholarship Coordinator will be to run and manage SHOFCO’s inaugural scholarship program in one of 15 target counties, serving as “boots on the ground” support to SHOFCO scholarship recipients. The Scholarship Coordinator will serve as the bridge between SHOFCO, schools, scholars, families, and SHOFCO Urban Network, creating strong and authentic relationships to ensure SHOFCO scholarship recipients are identified and thrive.


Location – Nairobi, Kenya

Reports  to Scholarship Manager

Work Pattern/Hours – Full time

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

Build and Manage Strong Relationships with Scholar Support Ecosystem 

  • Liaise with public school leadership to support successful and efficient recruitment, onboarding, and continuous scholarship recipient support
  • Liaise with the SUN community to identify students who meet the eligibility criteria for support
  • Liaise with Scholarship Officer and SUN facilitators to deliver mentorship and school holiday programming
  • Liaise with families and build their capacity to support scholar’s learning and well-being, ensuring they understand their role in the scholars upbringing
  • Build strong relationships with local organizations and government institutions supporting vulnerable girls, including teen moms, to create and advance partnerships for recruitment and support of scholars

Spearhead Mentorship and Scholar Welfare Efforts

  • Implement scholar welfare efforts and serve as mentor to scholarship recipients as necessary
  • Ensure continuing students are prepared students to report back to school
  • Meet with new scholarship students and their families, to onboard them to scholarship programs and policies and ensure they are ready to report to school

Support Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning

  • Manage recruitment pipeline from various sources, collecting the data in an organized manner
  • Ensure scholars submit necessary documents in a timely manner for continued support
  • Support with all necessary data collection through home and school visits
  • Maintain up-to-date Scholarship Database

Support Innovation

  • With the support of the Scholarship Manager and other SHOFCO team members, co-design the recruitment, selection, disbursement, and monitoring and evaluation of “nudges” to 10,000 vulnerable students annually (nudges will be up to the value of 8,000Ksh in uniform, stationary, and other public school requirements)
  • Provide your insights as they arise to improve programmatic impact and efficiency


  • At least 2 years of experience working in educational program or community-based organization supporting youth.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to build personal relationships with students, staff, local community leaders and members, school and government officials
  • High sense of professionalism in performing duties.
  • Dedicated, proactive, and results-driven.
  • Detail oriented and well-organized
  • Propensity to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment.

SHOFCO Offers:

  • A dynamic and supportive working environment with a diverse team committed to inclusive development.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development.
  • Competitive compensation package commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • How to Apply

  • SHOFCO is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of all backgrounds. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects the communities we serve.All interested applicants should send their applications together with a detailed Cover letter and CV to [email protected] with a clear subject line “Scholarship Coordinator ”.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.   Applications should reach us no later than 8th July 2024. 

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