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Food Security Officer 

Overall Job Purpose

The Food Security Officer is responsible for the implementation and management of all Caritas Kenya food security programmes, coordinating policy and ensuring best practice and a commitment of Caritas Internationalis’ principles and values.

Reporting to: Caritas Kenya Director

Specific objectives:

  • Assess the impact of particular threats or shocks on food security of urban and rural communities this should include:• Food Availability• Access to food
  • Identify appropriate interventions in terms of food aid and other food security interventions.
  • Where necessary include the implementation of programmes and setting up monitoring systems for the programmes.
  • Identify other agencies already responding in the field of food aid and food security, and whether there are any gaps either in terms of coverage or types of interventions needed.
  • Assess the capacity of Caritas/partners to intervene if there are any gaps.
  • Produce or contribute to reports as needed
  • To represent Caritas in sectoral meetings on food security
Profile
  • A BSc/MSc or equivalent in Nutrition, agriculture or agricultural economics, agronomy or related degree.
  • Emergency Experience essential, development background preferable /ideally with an NGO.
  • Nutrition Survey/Feeding centre/CTC experience.
  • Proven application of relevant competencies at field level (preferably in an Emergency context).
  • Understanding of development/relief issues.
  • Cultural and gender sensitivity.
  • Assessment, analytical and planning skills.
  • Good oral and written reporting skills.
  • Diplomacy, tact and negotiating skills.
  • Training/counterpart development skills.
  • Personnel management skills.
  • Flexible/motivated team player
  • Valid driving licence,
  • Commitment to the Red Cross/NGO Code of Conduct; Sphere Minimum Standards, People in Aid Code and other humanitarian codes and principles
National Humanitarian Programme Coordinator 

Overall Job Purpose

The National Humanitarian Programme Coordinator is responsible for the coordination and management of all Caritas Kenya emergency programmes in Kenya, ensuring best practice in all programme areas and a commitment of Caritas Internationalis’ principles and values and an understanding of the role of the Catholic Church in emergency and development activities.

Reporting to: Caritas Kenya Director

Specific objectives:

Programme management
  • Manage the planning, monitoring and evaluation of the relief and rehabilitation programmes
  • Responsible for financial administration and budget control of the Caritas field office ;
  • Responsible for financial and narrative reports of programmes under implementation;
  • Advise Caritas programme officers on the policy of the programme under his/her responsibility;
  • Ensure that the programme is implemented in a gender sensitive and participative way
  • Ensure that the protection needs of the beneficiaries are taken into account in all programme interventions
  • Responsible for identification and formulation of new projects.
  • Responsible for acquisition of external funding;
  • Ensure the programme is implemented in accordance with Caritas’ Guiding Values and Principles
  • Perform any other tasks related to programme management, planning and implementation;
Representation
  • Establish and maintain contacts with donors, local and international NGO’s and relevant UN agencies
  • Liaise and co-ordinate with Caritas partner organisations 
Human resources management:
  • Manage expatriate and local personnel in the project
  • Responsible for evaluation of the expatriate and local staff
  • Responsible for formulation, implementation and adaptation of a local security plan and local evacuation plan
  • Act as Caritas security coordinator in the area.
Profile
  1. Academic degree in  disaster management, social science, livelihoods, business/public administration, or other subject related to international cooperation
  2. Excellent in English,
  3. Proven experience in project cycle management in an NGO setting
  4. Proven experience in complex emergency/rehabilitation settings.
  5. Proven experience with financial analysis and management
  6. Proven experience with management of expatriates and local staff
  7. Proven experience in implementing security policy in insecure, unstable areas
  8. Proven experience in representation with (national) authorities, UN and (I)NGO’s
  9. Excellent communication skills
  10. Analytical ability
  11. Creative and pro-active personality
  12. Commitment to the Red Cross/NGO Code of Conduct; Sphere Minimum Standards, People in Aid Code and other humanitarian codes and principles
  13. Commitment of Caritas Internationalis Guiding Principles and values
Water and Sanitation/Public Health Engineer

Overall Job Purpose
The Water and Sanitation Engineer is responsible for the implementation and management of Caritas Kenya public health programme, designing the response, coordinating policy, ensuring best practice and a commitment to Caritas Internationalis’ principles and values.

Reporting to: Caritas Kenya Director

Specific objectives:
  1. To carry out the selection, design and construction of water systems, using ground water or surface water, including abstraction, storage, treatment and distribution for new systems or rehabilitation of existing systems.
  2. To select, design and implement the most appropriate form of sanitation system, in consultation with the beneficiaries, which includes excreta disposal, refuse disposal, vector control and drainage.
  3. The work will include management and administrative duties and co-ordination with other members of the project and with staff of other organisations
  4. To report regularly, verbally and in writing to the Programme Coordinator/Director of Caritas
  5. To represent Caritas to other NGO’s, agencies and Government authorities where requested.
  6. To order equipment as required. Occasionally to organise local purchasing and to keep accounts.
  7. To train and brief Caritas staff and partners on public health engineering issues as needed
  8. To brief press, media, other agency staff as agreed with the Director/Programme Coordinator and CI Secretariat.
  9. To ensure that all programmes take gender issues fully into account. This includes the introduction of mechanisms to enable women to participate in decision making around public health engineering issues.
Profile
  1. A suitable qualification in any discipline relating to Public Health Engineering.
  2. Practical experience in developing countries in appropriate water supplies, sanitation and hygiene promotion. It is desirable that some of this should have been in emergency relief programmes. The post holder should have a good understanding of the public health needs of poor rural and urban communities and of appropriate ways of tackling them. The post holder must be aware of and sensitive to the particular needs of women in this context.
  3. Concise report writing skills
  4. Diplomacy, tact and administrative skills in order to work with people at managerial and, on occasions, senior government levels.
  5. Well-developed interpersonal and team skills and proven ability to be flexible in demanding situations.
  6. Good written and spoken English is essential.
  7. Sympathy with the aims and objectives of Caritas
  8. Valid driving licence
  9. Commitment to the Red Cross/NGO Code of Conduct; Sphere Minimum Standards, People in Aid Code and other humanitarian codes and principles
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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