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Project Officer Job in Kenya

The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops – General  Secretariat

Introduction:
 The KCCB - General  Secretariat is the National Administrative, facilitative and Coordinative arm through which the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops  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 individual to fill the following key position.

Project Officer - Justice and Peace Commission 
Purpose of the Post: The position will support  In the area of transformative Civic Education Programme,  Peace Building and Conflict Transformation Programme

Duties  
 
  • Research issues of interest to governance and peace building;
  • Draft correspondence to external organizations and contacts
  • Provide the commission with  regular analysis of and advice on the situation on the ground, including reports and updates on conflict dynamics and peacebuilding opportunities,
  • Provide written reports on the situation
  • Provide advice to the commission in identifying relevant risks and opportunities for peacebuilding and conflict management;
  • Maintain close contact and regular communication with relevant staff commission staff
  • Engage national and international partners in order to build entry-points and partnerships for conflict prevention and peacebuilding initiatives;
  • Organize, facilitate and conduct strategic dialogue activities with stakeholders;
  • Assist relevant stakeholders, as appropriate, to identify risk/opportunities for peace, dialogue, conflict prevention and reconciliation, including the drafting of “issues papers” that could serve as the basis for further dialogue with regard to root causes of the current tensions and strategies for addressing them;
  • Ensure gender mainstreaming in the above activities and that priority is given to the promotion of the participation of women, youth and traditionally underrepresented groups.
  • Provide advice on the integration of peacebuilding and conflict prevention elements within the Commission strategies and other planning processes;
  • Support the building of strategic alliances and partnerships for conflict prevention and peacebuilding-related strategies and initiatives;
  • Update database of experts and trainers;
  • Develop activity reports while accompanying experts/consultants/trainers to the field;
  • Conduct special projects as needed.
Qualifications
  • The applicant must have a first degree in development studies, public policy, international affairs, political science, social sciences or a related field;
  • Research experience preferred.
  •  Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to communicate and interact at all levels of the organization.
  • Proven problem solver with the ability to work in a diverse team environment.
  • Flexible, professional with the ability to manage multiple responsibilities with changing priorities.
  • A good knowledge of social teachings of the Church, and Ethical principles
Performance Indicators: Extent of carrying out duties and responsibility in #3 above.

Personal Traits:
 Must have a very clear idea of the Catholic Social Teachings. 

Applications should be addressed to:-

General Secretary
Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops - Catholic Secretariat
P.O Box 13475-00800
Nairobi


eMail: hr@catholicchurch.or.ke 

Applications must reach us on or before 4th September 2014

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