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Jobs at Catholic Relief Services Kenya 2018

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Job Openings at Catholic Relief Services – 2 Positions

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners, people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

CRS has worked in Kenya since 1965. Over the years, CRS’ focus shifted from direct relief and food distributions to a comprehensive development program that works with partners and enhances local capacity. CRS Kenya programs now support children affected by HIV, and community-based efforts to increase household incomes, improve family health and sanitation, and enhance agriculture livelihoods.


1. Project Officer – Emergency

(Ref.2018/006)

Department: Programs

Band: 6

Reports To: Emergency Project Coordinator

Country/Location: Kenya/Mombasa

Position Type: Fixed Term (4 months)

Background:

Kenya Drought Emergency Response and Recovery project (KDRRP) aim is to support to provide relief to extremely vulnerable families struggling with severe drought in Kenya’s most affected populations in Arid and Semi-arid counties: Kwale, Kilifi, Turkana, Samburu and Isiolo. Interventions concentrate on Pastoral/agro-pastoral livelihoods, WASH and natural resources management. KDRRP is a one year project funded by CRS private funds, LDS Charities and Margaret Cargill Foundation. CRS is implementing the project through four local partners and with close collaboration with the relevant county government departments and National Drought Management Authority.

Job Summary:

As a member of the KDRRP project team, you will monitor and report on all project activities in support of Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work serving the poor and vulnerable. Specifically, you will coordinate and monitor all emergency project activities within your assigned county (ies) in Kenya and ensure use of technically appropriate implementation approaches and reporting, consistent with the donor and CRS requirements. Your thorough and service-oriented approach will ensure that the project consistently applies best practices and constantly works towards improving the impact of its benefits to those we serve.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate CRS Kenya’s County Level Emergency Response programming in close collaboration with the Emergency Coordinator to ensure effective program management quality.
  • Ensure program quality through development and implementation of periodic project reviews and learning, and local partner capacity enhancement.
  • Support implementing partner program and MEAL staff officer to effectively implement the project
  • Represent CRS and Emergency Project in all relevant county level coordination meetings
  • Together with MEAL staff, ensure all emergency responses in Kenya comply with required MEAL policies and procedures i.e. project design, monitoring, evaluation, budgeting, accountability and learning.
  • Coordinate and co-facilitate regular monitoring data interpretation to inform decisions and learning as provided in the emergency responses MEAL systems.
  • Work with partner organizations to ensure financial reporting follows CRS partner standards and best practices.
  • Closely manage county level activity budgets.
  • Coordinate with the relevant county level NGO emergency actors to ensure effective targeting and implementation of the projects.

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

Education and Experience

  • Degree in Agriculture, veterinary medicine, water engineering or related field
  • 5 years’ experience in drought response programs preferably in arid/ semi-arid and marginalized areas
  • Demonstrated ability to work in partnership with local communities and County governments as appropriate.
  • Ability to represent CRS at coordination meetings
  • Excellent analytical, communication, and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple work demands in high-stress environments and work effectively and efficiently with minimal supervision.
  • Advanced computer literacy and proficiency in Microsoft Office (MS Word, Excel, etc.).
  • Professional proficiency English.

Personal Skills

  • Observation, active listening and analysis skills with ability to make sound judgment
  • Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners and community members
  • Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities
    Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented
  • Emergency Competencies
  • Communicates strategically under pressure
  • Manages stress and complexity
  • Actively promotes safety and security
  • Manages and implements high-quality emergency programs

Key Working Relationships:

Internal:

  • MEAL PO
  • Emergency coordinator

External:

  • Project Implementing partners
  • local and international NGOs,
  • County government relevant departments
  • Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):
  • These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.
  • Trusting Relationships
  • Professional Growth
  • Partnership
  • Accountability

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

 

2. Training and Capacity Development Coordinator

(Ref.2017/091)

Department: Programming (PQ)

Band: 8

Reports To: Project Manager/Associate Director of Community Services

Job Summary:

The HIV/AIDS Service Delivery Support Activity (HSDSA) is a five-year USAID- funded project located in the Rift Valley led by FHI360. As a member of the HSDSA project team, you will monitor and report on all project activities in support of CRS’ work serving the poor and vulnerable. Your thorough and service-oriented approach will ensure that the project consistently applies best practices and constantly works towards improving the impact of its benefits to those we serve. Your main role will be to coordinate, organize and manage all aspects related to community HIV trainings as well as take lead in designing participatory training materials including curriculums and IEC materials based the needs which cuts across the different HIV/AIDS themes, leading the training needs assessments. Support NASCOP in developing HIV/AIDS training manuals strengthen community HIV/AIDS and health services which is tailored to address gaps in health providers’ knowledge and skills, LIPs staff and community in order to offer high quality HIV/AIDS services to the population in all the seven Counties. You will coordinate closely with other HSDSA Project Coordinators/technical team to assure consistent messaging, coordination, and implementation with key stakeholders

Job Responsibilities:

  • Organize and lead the implementation of all assigned project activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.
  • Ensure learning properly accompanies project activities throughout the project cycle. Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and guiding partners in their efforts to reflect on project experiences. Analyze implementation challenges and report any inconsistencies and/or gaps to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules.
  • Coordinate and oversee working relationships with all local project stakeholders and serve as the liaison between them and the project team to mobilize local actors and promote project activities and impact.
  • Supervise and perform ad-hoc inspections of various processes and resources at project sites to ensure timely project activities implementation and adherence to established process standards and procedures.
  • Support and coordinate capacity building and technical support activities to ensure assigned project activities are implemented per project guidelines and standards taking into account MOH approved training manuals/guidelines.
  • Coordinate provision of any logistical and administrative support to staff and partners.
  • Ensure project documentation for assigned activities is complete with all required documents and is filed per agency and donor requirements. Assist with preparation of trends analysis reports and documentation of case studies and promising practices.
  • Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

Education and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Public/Community Health, International Development, Health Education or in a related field of health trainings and community engagement required.
  • Minimum of 6 years of work experience in project support, ideally in the field of community training on HIV/AIDS and for an NGO.
  • Experience in developing HIV/AIDS training manuals/guidelines
  • Experience working with international donor agencies, particularly USAID on PEPFAR funded Project.
  • Experience engaging with and writing for a range of audiences, including governments and policymakers, multilateral agencies, and the public (national and international).
  • Experience working with partners, participatory action planning and community engagement.
  • Staff supervision experience a plus.
  • Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

Personal Skills

  • Analysis and problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment
  • Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners
  • Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented
    Attention to details, accuracy, and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities

Required/Desired Foreign Language: Able to clearly communicate in written and spoken English

Travel Required: 60% to the field

Key Working Relationships:

  • Supervisory: Community Training/Capacity Development Officers.
  • Internal: Health Unit, HSDSA Team CRS Kenya Head of Programs, CRS Kenya Programming.
  • External: HSDSA Project members and implementing partners, government ministries, research institutions, relevant private sector entities, local communities, beneficiaries and other stakeholders.
  • Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):
  • These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.
  • Trusting Relationships
  • Professional Growth
  • Partnership
  • Accountability

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

How to apply

Written applications indicating the reference number of position applied for and CV including day-time contact phone numbers, as well as names and contact information of three references should reach the below-mentioned by Close of Business Sunday, January 14, 2018.

Human Resources Manager

Catholic Relief Services – Kenya Program

E-mail : hr@ke.earo.crs.org

Note: Catholic Relief Services (CRS) does not charge any fees from applicants for any recruitment. Further, CRS has not retained any agent in connection with this recruitment

 

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