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NGO Jobs in Kenya – KCCB

The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops 
General  Secretariat
Introduction: The KCCB – General Secretariat is the National Administrative, facilitative and Coordinative arm through which the KCCB implements and co-ordinates various Pastoral programs at the National level and undertakes all those responsibilities which express the mission of the Catholic Church in Kenya. 

It is seeking an outstanding, dynamic and results oriented individuals to fill the following key positions.

Legal and Civil Assistant

Report  to the General Secretary

Purpose of the post: To provide legal advice and ensure compliance with legal requirements 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Contract lifecycle management, including preparation, review, negotiation and advise on all research agreements (including donor agreements, partnership and agreements, MoUs, research collaborations, consultancies,) and other institutional agreements and contracts; monitoring finalisation and submission/return of completed contracts, appropriate follow-ups and archiving of all research and other institutional agreements.
  • Maintaining and updating the KCB Contracts Management System.
  • Keeping abreast with legal and policy developments and providing updates and advise on such developments in law that are of relevance.
  • Contribute to the development and improvement of the Legal Unit including the implementation of new systems.
  • Research and preparation of legal opinions and briefs
  • Reading and summarizing papers
  • Draft Memos and Letter for the General Secretary
  •  Identify and summarize all emerging legal issues affecting KCCB for compliance
  • Frame legal issues for external professional intervention
  • Draft basic agreements and correspondences on legal matters
  • Ensure legal and other security documents are properly kept secured and archived
  • Carry out legal audit to ensure KCCB’s compliance with written statutes and all other legal requirements
  • Through the General Secretary , Liaise with external lawyers on all legal matters involving  KCCB for prompt handling
  • Performs related work as required and carries out any other essential tasks related to the General Secretariat’s goals
  • A bachelor’s degree in law (LL.B) from a recognized university
  • Post-graduate diploma in Legal studies from the Kenya School of Law
  • An Advocate of the High Court of Kenya 
  • Be of good standing and possess a current LSK practicing certificate
  • Have at least two year’s post-admission experience in legal practice in a busy environment
  • Demonstrate good grasp of relevant laws including but not limited to Laws governing the Constitution of Kenya 2010; Labour Laws and Corporate Governance.
  • Possess excellent communication, research, presentation and analysis skills
  • Proactive and self-motivated individual able to work with minimum supervision
  • Proficiency in basic Computer and Typing skills ( word, excel, outlook and PowerPoint)
  • CPS (K)
Personal Qualities
  • Demonstrates commitment to KCCB mission, vision and values.
  • A good knowledge of social teachings of the Church, and Ethical principles
  • Ability to perform work of a confidential nature and handle large volume of work
  • Commitment to personal learning and development and applies newly acquired knowledge and skills
  • Ability to provide input to implementation of new systems
  • Ability to provide helpful feedback, advice and support to ensure effective teamwork in meeting the organization’s objectives
  • Good knowledge of personnel administration rules and regulations
  • Strong English writing and speaking skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
  • Able to work under minimum supervision

Manager Donor Relations and Resource Mobilization

For its Commission for Education and Religious Education
Report To the: National  Executive Secretary 
Purpose of the post: Develop and implement resource mobilization strategy to support the realization of Commission strategic plan and growth objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop and write highly competitive grant proposals
  • Ensure alignment of research with the KCCB / Commission strategy
  • Establish quality standards for proposals and concept notes and ensure achievement (through monitoring, mentoring and training)
  • Ensure communication and knowledge management are built into every project proposal
  • Prepare key donor documents in coordination with commission staff
  • Develop and maintain database of donors, project concept notes and project proposals
  • Assess on a bi-annual basis Commission performance on project development and approval
  • Maintain project tracking system and ensure all donor funding requirements are met
  • Periodically carry-out donor interest and focus surveys in order to identify trends in donor funding priorities.
  • Donor relations and fundraising profession
  • Must have outstanding organizational, analytical and priority setting skills with. 
  • Strong negotiating skills. 
  • Excellent communicator, able to listen to and engage with multilateral, bilateral, corporate and foundation donors.
  • A master’s degree in an associated field, such as Social Science, Journalism and International Development. Fundraising, Business Administration or related discipline
  • Superior knowledge of best practices in international donor relations and fundraising
  • At least 5 five years’ experience in resource mobilization/fund raising and proposal development for an international research or development organization
  • Experience with bilateral, multilateral funding agencies, and familiarity with private foundations that fund nonprofit organizations
  • Experience developing and implementing marketing strategies
Personal Qualities
  • Proven negotiation, strategic planning and execution skills
  • Strong English writing and speaking skills
  • Proven ability to work on a variety of tasks simultaneously and to perform under pressure.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize
  • Excellent negotiation, facilitation and conflict resolution skills
  • A team player, with proven performance in a multi-cultural and multidisciplinary environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
  • Able to work under minimum supervision
  • A good knowledge of social teachings of the Church, and Ethical principles
Applications should be addressed to:-

General Secretary
Kenya Episcopal Conference-Catholic Secretariat
P.O Box 13475-00800
To reach him on or before 28th  August  2014  

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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