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National Livelihoods Coordinator Job in Kenya


National Livelihoods Coordinator

Purpose of the Post
To facilitate the Secretariat to contribute maximally in the enhancement of sustainable livelihood practices at National level

Duties
  • Develops and coordinates national-level interventions of the Catholic Church in area of Livelihoods promotion.
  • Collaborate with local authorities and other agencies in the design and implementation of sustainable livelihoods approaches
  • Provides technical assistance to the Diocesan Caritas in the areas of Sustainable Livelihood approaches including areas of microfinance, small and medium enterprises, environmental protection, and Agriculture and Food Security
  • Develops, as well as supports other agencies’ initiatives for enhancing longer term resilience approaches at national, metropolitan and diocesan levels.
  • Develops and coordinates ongoing arrangements at national, metropolitan and diocesan levels for capacity development for rural and urban based livelihoods programmes
  • Networks and collaborates with other churches, government agencies, and NGOs undertaking Sustainable livelihoods and Relief programmes
  • Manage and coordinate Livelihoods projects, including producing and coordinating Project Implementation Plans for each intervention and overseeing the ongoing monitoring and evaluation.
  • Assist dioceses in identifying new areas for project intervention and draft new project proposals/concept notes guided by the Commission Strategic Plan;
  • Represent KEC-CS externally where necessary and ensure good collaboration with local authorities and other Livelihoods programme implementing agencies;
  • Work closely with the National and Diocesan Gender, advocacy and Humanitarian Program Coordinators to ensure cross cutting issues of gender, HIV/AIDS, and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) are mainstreamed into all emergency interventions and livelihoods programmes;
  • Have overall responsibility for the Livelihoods budgets that includes monitoring budgets, authorizing programme payments, managing resources and making monthly forecasts of projected spending;
  • Makes recommendations, as the need arises, to the Caritas Kenya Director for enhancing effectiveness of in the specific area of operation
Profile
  • Academic degree in  area of Livelihood Development, Agriculture, Environment, Natural sciences or other subject related to livelihoods development
  • Proven experience in project cycle management in an NGO setting
  • Proven experience with financial analysis and management
  • Proven experience with management of expatriates and local staff
  • Proven experience in implementing security policy in insecure, unstable areas
  • Proven experience in representation with (national) authorities, UN and (I)NGO’s
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Analytical ability
  • Creative and pro-active personality
  • Commitment of Caritas Internationalis Guiding Principles and values
Applications must be received at the KEC-CS by close of business on 19th Oct, 2012

Kenya Episcopal Conference
Catholic Secretariat
P.O. Box 13475 - 00800, Nairobi

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