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NGO Jobs in Kenya - Catholic Relief Services

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 99 countries around the world. 

CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality and works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs.

CRS has been helping poor, vulnerable families improve their lives through orphans and vulnerable children, agriculture, health, microfinance, and WASH programming in Kenya since 1965.

CRS Kenya is recruiting for the following positions for a USAID-funded Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Program for Nairobi and Coast. 

All positions will require travel to field location and demonstrated knowledge of USAID project management including USAID rules, regulations and reporting requirements. 

*The positions are contingent upon successful bidding and signing an agreement with donor*.
 
1) Position: Chief of Party 

(Ref. 2014/42)

Location:
 Nairobi
 
The Chief of Party (COP) will be responsible for the overall management and operations of the project.. 

S/he will supervise project implementation and ensure the project meets stated goals and reporting requirements. The COP will take a leadership role in coordination among USAID and key stakeholders and other implementing partners. 

The COP position requires political savvy, as s/he will interact with numerous GOK institutions and senior-level national and county-level government officials.

Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in social sciences, public health, management, business administration, or a related field
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in managing complex orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC) programs, social services programs, and/or public health programs of similar scope and size
  • Minimum 7 years demonstrated state-of-the-art experience as senior staff in at least three of the following areas: child protection, economic strengthening, social protection, education, health and nutrition including HIV/AIDS care and support; social service systems strengthening; quality improvement/quality assurance; M&E; and operations research.
  • At least 5 years international experience in development, managing, overseeing, or evaluating comprehensive social services programs of similar size and complexity.
  • Minimum 5 years demonstrated skills and experience in partnership building, especially with the GOK, donors, private sector, NGO and local community organizations.
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in program management and administration, financial management, award cooperative agreement compliance, sub award management, and tracking project performance and costs.
  • Excellent English language oral and written communication skills required
  • Strong management skills, strategic vision, leadership qualities, professional reputation, ability to create synergies where applicable and good interpersonal & presentation skills
  • High personal integrity and ability to empathize and cope with people from diverse backgrounds
2) Position: OVC Manager 

(Ref.2014/43)
 
Location: Mombasa
 
The OVC Manager will be responsible for the technical aspects of project implementation that relate to community and ies, and ensure strong linkages with facility- level and other service delivery points. 

S/he reports directly to the Chief of Party and will advise and support the COP in providing technical direction to project implementation and ensure the project meets stated goals, expected results and reporting requirements. 

S/he will take technical leadership role in coordination with GOK, local community organizations, and other partners.

This position will coordinate closely with the household economic strengthening specialist. 

S/he will be knowledgeable about evidence-based and state-of-the-art social service delivery approaches.

Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in social sciences or related field.
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience implementing OVC programs in a development context, with 5 years in Sub-Saharan Africa, preferably Kenya. During this period she/he should have been involved with social services and or public health project design, implementation, reporting and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated state-of-the-art experience at a mid- or senior level in at least three of the following areas: child protection, household economic strengthening, social protection, education, health and nutrition including HIV/AIDS care and support; quality improvement; social service systems strengthening, including social services workforce; M&E; and operations research.
  • 5 years demonstrated experience in managing, coordinating and supervising a team working with local community organizations, families and communities.
  • 5 years demonstrated skills in project design, implementation and reporting, preferably for USG funded programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level.
  • Excellent English language oral and written communication skills required
  • Strong writing skills about program activities, outcomes and impact.
  • High personal integrity and ability to empathize and cope with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Knowledge and understanding of the culture or experience working in the Coast would be an added advantage
3) Position: Economic Strengthening / Livelihoods Specialist 

(Ref. 2014/44)
 
Location: Mombasa
 
The Economic Strengthening/Livelihoods Specialist will be responsible for the technical aspects of project implementation that relate household economic strengthening activities. 

S/he reports directly to the OVC Manager and will advise and support the OVC Manager and COP, providing technical direction to project implementation and ensuring the project meets stated goals, expected results and reporting requirements. 

S/he will take technical leadership role designing and promoting use of low-risk activities to diversify and stimulate growth in household income and integrate economic activities with complementary
interventions across the project. 

She/he will be knowledgeable about evidence-based and start-of-the-art household economic strengthening approaches/strategies that address the different levels of household vulnerability.

Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in commerce, economics, business management and administration or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience managing complex development projects, with least two of these years working in Sub-Saharan Africa, preferably Kenya. During this period she/he should have been involved in the design, implementation, reporting and evaluation of evidence-based economic/livelihood projects for vulnerable groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level.
  • Excellent English language oral and written communication skills required
  • High personal integrity and ability to empathize and cope with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Knowledge and understanding of the culture or experience working in the Coast would be an added advantage
Disclaimer Clause: The job descriptions are not an exhaustive list of the skills, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the positions.

Written applications indicating the reference number of position applied for and CV including day-time contact phone numbers, as well as names and contact information of three references should reach the below-mentioned by Close of Business Friday December 12, 2014;

Human Resources Manager
Catholic Relief Services – Kenya Program
E-mail: hr@ke.earo.crs.org

Please indicate the Reference Number of the position you are applying for on the email subject. 

Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Note:
 Catholic Relief Services (CRS) does not charge any fees from applicants for any recruitments. 


Further, CRS has not retained any agent in connection with this recruitment.

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