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Project Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya - Catholic Relief Services

Catholic Relief Services –USCCB is the official agency of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for relief and 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.

Position:
 Project Officer - Institutional Capacity Development 
Ref.2010/31
Location:
 Nairobi, with frequent travel to the field

Job Summary

Catholic Relief Services – Kenya is implementing the Support and Assistance to Indigenous Implementing Agencies (SAIDIA) program by working in partnership with local implementing partners to strengthen HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment services at different levels of health facilities.

This program is part of a US Government initiative against HIV in Kenya that receives funding from PEPFAR through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Project Officer will undertake institutional capacity development/health system strengthening oversight responsibilities. S/he will be responsible for providing technical support to indigenous implementing organizations to ensure effective internal control systems are in place.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Ensure proper financial management, accounting, reporting, and administration of projects by indigenous implementing partners.
  • Assist IP’s in development, review and update of appropriate policies and procedures.
  • Maintain communication with indigenous implementing partners and work with SAIDIA team to assist facilities in developing a plan for integration of HIV services and systems into the wider health system structure of the organization.
  • Be the SAIDIA Contact person for the Performance Based Funding (PBF) initiative.
  • Coordinate and participate in indigenous implementing partner’s institutional capacity and Health systems performance assessment processes as required
  • Coordinate the development, implementation and Monitoring of the performance of health systems strengthening work plans at indigenous implementing partners’ level.
  • Coordinate the resources to develop, and deliver the training modules for scheduled management track continuous professional development (CPD)trainings
  • Coordinates the Provision of capacity building mechanisms to institute organizational planning tools, policies and procedures for indigenous implementing partners.
  • Assist the partners in developing their strategic plans
  • Communicate needs , challenges, successes etc of theindigenous IP’s to the SAIDIA team.
  • Travel to project sites to provide on-site technical assistance specifically in health systems strengthening and ensure that project activities comply with national guidelines and policies
Required Qualifications/Skills
  • University degree in Public Health, Health Systems Management or other related fields. A master’s degree in similar field will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated work experience in the following areas: organizational policy development; strategic planning; budget planning and monitoring; proposal-writing.
  • Minimum five years HIV/AIDS health systems strengthening experience.
  • Excellent Computer Skills (Microsoft Office) Knowledge of HMIS systems a strong advantage.
  • Experience in implementing US Government-funded projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training,
  • Ability to work both independently, and as member of diverse task teams.
  • Proven interpersonal, leadership and effective representation skills.
  • Experience in building the capacity of a team through both supervisory and non-supervisory relationships.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills in English.
  • Willingness to travel under difficult circumstances.
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 December 1, 2010

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

E-mail: hr@ke.earo.crs.org

Only Short listed candidates will be contacted

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