The School Series

The School Series© began as a weekend seminar known as Finishing School. The Finishing School idea started in 2010. It was a not-for-profit programme

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School Series is growing and will have a busy 2015. We are therefore looking to immediately hire a Coordinator on a permanent basis to take charge of the Programme's management and growth. Our ideal coordinator is a person who is passionate about social development and working with young people, and is capable of working with people from varied cultural, social-economic, religious, sexual orientations, and educational backgrounds.



  • Reading and research: In order to develop course materials, create presentations and revise our curriculum and manuals, you will need to read widely and keep up with social science research as well as developments in behavioural and cognitive science, as well as habit and character formation.
  • Liaison: As coordinator, you will be the face of School Series©. You will be expected to attend meetings with various stakeholders such as potential funders and partners, attend conferences, make presentations, conduct trainings and on occasion participate in media interviews.
  • Communication: As coordinator, you will be responsible for the keeping the world informed of our activities and providing progress updates. This includes, but is not limited to: blogging, newsletter writing, social media updates, supervising photograph and video taking at our events and sharing the resulting media, stakeholder updates and all other communication.
  • Fund-raising and Business development: As Programme Coordinator, you will be where the buck stops in terms of securing funding for School Series© Programmes and establishing partnerships with both private and public individuals and organisations.
  • Relationship management: The Programme coordinator is the primary liaison with School Series© Mentors, Guest Speakers & Friends of School Series©. This includes but is not limited to: recruitment, training or briefing, and generally catering to their needs as they work with us.
  • Marketing: As School Series© Coordinator, you will be in charge of overseeing the creation and dissemination of all marketing and communication materials and channels. This includes supervision of design and creation of all graphics, banners, fliers, adverts and other branding essentials for our projects and activities.
  • Event planning & coordination: In conjunction with the School Series© management team, you will be in charge of all the planning and logistics whenever there is a School Series© event.


Ideally, you are proactive, honest and trustworthy, strong written and verbal communicator, self-directed, self-motivated, diligent, committed to School Series© mission, and excited to join a dynamic, growing team.
While there are specific skills that we are looking for, please treat the following more as guidelines than as non-negotiable checklists.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Proven experience coordinating and planning;
  • Respect for diversity;
  • Tech Savvy: Knowledge of Content Management Systems, blogging, Social Media Networks (especially Facebook and Twitter);
Preferred Qualifications
  • A degree in any related field e.g. Social Science, Commerce, Business Administration, Business Management, Project Management or any other relevant areas. In lieu of a degree, 2 -3 years of relevant work experience will suffice;
  • Proven experience coordinating and planning;
  • Respect for diversity;
  • Excellent command of English and good command of Kiswahili;
  • Tech Savvy: Knowledge of Content Management Systems, blogging, Social Media Networks (especially Facebook and Twitter);


The following abilities will be an added advantage:

  • Basic grasp of business and management skills such as: marketing, administration, team management, operations, cost accounting and cash flow management;
  • A good command of Sheng;


If this role inspires and intrigues you, click here ( to access the online application form, and submit your application by 23:59 (11:59 p.m.) on 15th February 2015. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible, as interviews will be held on a rolling basis until the role is filled.