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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

  • 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
  • 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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