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Project Director Job in Kenya

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 position of
 4Children Project Director

The Comprehensive, Coordinated Care for Children Project (4Children) USAID-funded consortium of organizations led by Catholic Relief Services with partners IntraHealth, Maestral, Pact, Plan and Westat. 

4Children is designed to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for OVC affected by HIV and AIDS and other adversities.

4Children will implement a two year project in 8 Counties in Northern Kenya focused on the provision of technical assistance to PEPFAR OVC Implementing Partners, Government of Kenya entities and networks to graduate and transition OVC households and children from care and support.

4Children Project Director
 
The 4Children Kenya Project Director will be responsible for overall leadership and project management, including oversight of project activities, monitoring of timelines and outputs, ensuring adherence to technical and financial policies and standards of excellence, control and monitoring of project activities and expenses, compliance with donor requirements, reporting and representation. 

S/he will ensure project resources are managed according to USG and CRS rules and regulations, and that processes and results are documented in a timely manner. 

This position will support the daily management and coordination of project staff, as well as oversee communication and collaboration with USAID and Government of Kenya entities, 4Children consortium members, short-term technical assistance providers, PEPFAR USG OVC Implementing Partners, civil society organizations (CSOs) and private/commercial stakeholders to ensure successful implementation of the 4Children Kenya project.

The position in collaboration with 4Children Core Team and Kenya-based staff, CRS Kenya Country Representative and team, and partner technical / program specialists will provide technical leadership in the design, development, implementation, and monitoring of the deliverables and outcomes of the project. 

The Project Director will supervise the Case Management and Referral Manager, Learning and Advocacy Manager and Government Systems Strengthening Manager.

Qualifications
  • PhD or Master’s degree in Sociology, Social Work, Public Health, International Development, or a related field.
  • 10 years + of experience in programs targeting orphans and vulnerable children and experience with parenting/care giver programs, household economic strengthening approaches and social service and/or health systems strengthening strongly preferred.
  • Familiarity with USG rules and regulations and experience managing PEPFAR projects preferably Kenya.
  • Excellent project management skills with the demonstrated ability to successfully supervise, manage and coordinate staff and Excellent administrative, planning, budgeting and financial management skills.
  • Experience with institutional strengthening, capacity building and working in partnership or consortia.
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 June 3, 2016

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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