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Executive Secretary - Catholic Justice & Peace Commission job in Kenya

The Diocese wishes to recruit a highly motivated and competent individual to fill the following position;

Executive Secretary - Catholic Justice & Peace Commission

The broad objective of Catholic Justice & Peace Commission is to examine and study the problems associated with Justice and Peace, with the aim of awakening God’s people to full understanding of these problems, so that they can effectively participate in finding appropriate solutions.

The Commission also aims at responding to the demands of justice and charity and to the social injustices and situations, guided by the social teachings of the Catholic Church.

The Commission advocates for peaceful co-existence among the communities, good governance and human rights issues among other social development issues. The Catholic Diocese of Nakuru (CDN) acts as a neutral partner where all social, development and governance issues within its coverage are addressed without favour. The office works under the direction of the Bishop
through the Development Office in serving the above needs.

Job Description:

Under the overall supervision of the Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Nakuru and the direct supervision of the Diocesan Planning & Development Coordinator, the person will provide leadership to the CJPC team to develop and implement appropriate interventions to realize the Commission’s goals in line with the Vision & Mission of the Catholic Diocese of Nakuru.

The person shall perform the following duties;

* To coordinate the Diocesan desk for the Commission, spearhead the conceptualization, formulation and implementation of initiatives for expressing identity, philosophy and CDN’s Mission through the Commission’s goals within the established policies.
* Develop work-plans & budgets in line with the Commission’s projects & activities
* In liaison with the Planning & Development Coordinator, develop proposals to seek funds for approved activities of the Commission, and prepare project reports in line with the partner’s requirements.
* Develop initiatives to facilitate CDN’s policy advocacy and influence of both local and National thinking on pressing issues in the Commission’s focal areas
* Facilitate training workshops targeting the needs of the community in line with the Commission’s focal areas.
* Develop and maintain a strong & functional network of community animators, national CJPC offices and other stakeholders
* Organize and implement the Lenten Campaign initiative in the Diocese
* Facilitate optimum staff performance for consistent and satisfactory organizational out-put in the Commission through effective supervision, objective staff appraisal, ongoing staff development & promotion of team spirit.
* Developing appropriate initiatives of enhancing capacity building of key Parish and Diocesan staff in this service area.


* Must have at least a University degree preferably in Social Science with a bias to project planning and management or in any other related discipline
* Other related short courses such as law studies will be an added advantage
* Must have atleast 3 years progressive work experience in Governance & Human Rights field
* Management experience with knowledge of Community Participatory Approaches including M&E
* Prior experience from interacting with NGO’s and funding agencies will be an added advantage
* Strong beliefs and practices deep commitment to ideals, values and Social Teachings of the Catholic Church
* Ability to make sound and timely judgments
* Strong intellectual, analytical and decision making abilities
* Must have a valid driving license
* Must be computer literate, conversant with operations software’s
* Should have good writing, reporting and communication skills
* Should be 45 years and below

Interested candidates should submit their applications, enclosing a detailed CV, copies of academic testimonials and names of three referees and day time telephone contacts to:

Human Resource Director
Catholic Diocese of Nakuru
P.O. Box 938 – 20100

or E-mail us –

So as to be received by 21st January 2011.

Kindly indicate Current & Expected consolidated salary in your application.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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