Scholarship Manager

Scholarship Manager
March 20, 2024 administrateur
  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

Website SHOFCO

SHOFCO Overview

SHOFCO combats gender inequality and extreme poverty in urban slums by linking tuition free schools for girls to holistic social services for all. The SHOFCO model elevates girls while connecting community transformation to women’s empowerment. Our ecosystem of services enables everyone to reach their full potential. Our holistic services change communities today: we improve health, provide economic opportunity, work to end gender-based violence and create sanitation systems that offer dignity. Tomorrow, our girls will become next-generation leaders, disrupting the systems that hold poverty in place.

Job Overview

SHOFCO is seeking a strategic Scholarship Manager to play a crucial role which involves overseeing a comprehensive program aimed at providing over 3,000 multi-year scholarships to extremely vulnerable children across the nation and additional financial “nudges” to students at risk of being out of school. Based on the scope of work, the Scholarship Manager will be responsible for ensuring transparency and credibility in scholar selection, developing holiday programs to further support the scholarship recipients, and ensuring students are safely enrolled in school.

The ideal candidate has significant education experience in Kenya, including successful partnership with government and working with low-income communities, and is personally aligned with SHOFCO’s value of staying “grassroots” and always listening to and empowering the community.


Location –Nairobi


Rank – Manager

Reports – Head of Education Expansion

Direct Reports – N/A

Monday – Friday | 8.00 AM – 5.00 PM

Key Responsibilities / Duties/ Tasks

2.1 Strategy Leadership and Project Oversight:

  • Develop and execute a plan for partnering with public schools across the nation, delivering the program in alignment with SHOFCO’s overall mission and objectives.
  • Work to ensure safety of scholars while in and out of school, including by developing a holiday program to boost life-skills and organizing school visits
  • Oversee the implementation of the program across multiple counties, ensuring that activities are delivered on time, within budget, and achieve desired impacts.

2.2 Team Management and Development:

  • Lead, mentor, and build the capacity of a diverse team of professionals, ensuring high levels of motivation, commitment, and performance.
  • Foster a collaborative and positive work environment that encourages innovation, accountability, and excellence.

2.3 Stakeholder Engagement and Advocacy:

  • Represent SHOFCO in various forums, including meetings with government officials, donors, and partners, to advocate for the program’s objectives and secure necessary support and resources.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, including community leaders in SUN (SHOFCO’s national network), partner organizations, and government agencies, to enhance program impact and sustainability.

2.4 Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning:

  • In partnership with SHOFCO’s Impact team, drive performance against a robust monitoring and evaluation (M&E) framework to track program progress, assess effectiveness, and inform ongoing improvements.
  • Ensure that lessons learned are captured, shared, and integrated into program planning and execution.


Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills).

Academic Qualifications

  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience in education, with experience in project management, government partnerships, and low-income communities
  • Bachelors Degree in any Education/Development Studies or any other related studies


Professional Qualifications

  • Any training certification relevant to the role
Other requirements (unique/job specific)
  • Proven track record of successfully leading large programs.
  • Strong strategic thinking, leadership, and management skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage effectively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Experience capturing and using data and insights.
  • Strong commitment to SHOFCO’s mission and values.

Functional Skills

  • Creative
  • Innovative
  • Business Leadership
  • Analytical and detail oriented
  • Presentation skills
  • Networking

Behavioural Competencies/Attributes

  • Collaborative
  • Team leadership & governance
  • Inspirational
  • Persuasive
  • Self-Driven
  • Enterprising

How to Apply

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our organization, all interested applicants should send their applications together with a detailed Cover letter and CV to [email protected] with a clear subject line “Scholarship Manager”.   Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  Applications should reach us no later than 31st March 2024. 

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