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Catholic Relief Services - Kenya Program Program Coordinator Job Vacancy

Catholic Relief Services -USCCB is the official agency of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for religious development overseas. CRS supports programs in over 100 countries and works through local partners.

We are seeking suitable persons to fill the following position.

All candidates require technical competencies in the respective areas, excellent computer skills, oral and written communication skills, willingness to travel to the field frequently and a commitment to work with and support faith based partners of CRS many of whom are Catholic institutions.
 Program Coordinator 
Ref: 2010/25
Location: The position will be based in Nairobi with frequent travel to Garlssa and Tana River Districts. It also requires travel to other countries participating in the Global Water Initiative.
To coordinate the activities of Global Water Initiative (GWI) in Kenya, specifically to harmonize and support collaborative learning, monitoring and evaluation as well as work with the GoK to influence water policies in the country for overall achievement of the program objectives.

The Global Water Initiative program in Kenya is being implemented by a consortium of 3 organizations namely Action Against Hunger (AAH), CARE, and Catholic Relief Services (CRS).

The Program Coordinator will also represent the consortium members in GWI Regional Coordinating Group (RCG) and will be accountable to Kenya Country Coordination Group which comprises of program managers from the 3 participating organizations.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
  • Facilitates a partnership building context by reflecting on linkages among program partners (AAH, CARE and CRS) to promote and reflect on partnership processes.
  • Represents Kenya NCG (National Coordinating Group) in Regional Coordination Group (RCG) and linking national and regional learning for partners.
  • Documents and communicates minutes to partners and follows up decisions made by the NCG and RCG.
  • Reports to the NCG and the Regional Program Director, and contact with the CARE USA Water Team when necessary;
  • Works with partners to ensure that the agreed monitoring and evaluation system is applied consistently across the GWI-Kenya
  • Works with the RCG, NCG and project staff to develop and implement learning strategies;
  • Heads and implements learning activities outlined in the GWI - Kenya Logical Frame Work
  • Takes responsibility for releasing information within Kenya on GWI - East Africa to the press in consultation and agreement of the Foundation and all country partners;
  • Represents GWI-Kenya or GWIEA at key sector meetings and for a;
  • Liaises with relevant regional bodies, government technical ministries, other development partners and donors, in close collaboration with partner members, taking on policy influence roles as agreed upon by consortium members.
  • Manage GWI Intranet (uploading documents, announcements)
  • Masters Degree in a water-related discipline or other relevant discipline including social science; or equivalent combining education and work experience.
  • 8-10 years of work experience in water and sanitation or water resources including responsibilities for coordination, partnership, documentation & reporting, networking, learning and influencing.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills including English language writing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate learning and coordination among partner agencies including familiarity with knowledge management tools
  • Ability to utilize learning for the purpose of influencing policy and collaborating with government stakeholders.
  • Skills in organizing and facilitating networking, partnership building and learning activities.
  • Experience in lessons learned documentation and narrative and financial report compilation
  • Experience working with ASAL communities and on ASAL initiatives.
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 August 26, 2010.

Human Resources Specialist
Catholic Relief Services - Kenya Program
P.O. Box 49675, GPO 00100 Nairobi

Only Short listed candidates will be contacted
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