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Archdiocese of Nyeri

CARITAS Nyeri
Vacancy Announcement
Position: Project Co-ordinator
Programme: Livelihoods And Emergencies
Project: Diversification Of Coffee Livelihoods Project (DCLP)
Reports To: The Director
Caritas Nyeri is seeking to recruit a self-motivated and dynamic individual for the position of a Project Co-ordinator.
Purpose: To provide management, leadership and coordination functions of the DCLP Project. As stipulated in Caritas Nyeri Strategic Plan, the Project Coordinator will ensure that all the activities of the project are approved, implemented, monitored, managed and evaluated in line with Caritas Nyeri Programmes’ procedures and in conjunction with the partner’s requirements.
The Project Co-ordinator is expected to provide technical support to the communities in enhancing food security, keep abreast with approaches and strategies in implementing the project, staff capacity building, community trainings and report writing among many others.
Responsibilities:
·         To advise, support and guide project staff and partners on technical issues, project quality issues and Project Cycle Management so that work is carried out in the highest possible standard and in line with Caritas Nyeri and Partner’s policies and procedures.
·         To ensure that all project activities are approved, implemented, monitored, managed and evaluated in line with policies and project management system.
·         To ensure that key organizational approaches such as partnership building, strengthening of community structures and CBOs and policy/advocacy are optimized in the project.
·         Supporting and building the capacities of local institutions to broaden and strengthen production, processing, marketing and related aspects of livelihood activities and strategies to reduce local and household food insecurity and vulnerability.
·         To maintain regular mechanism for ensuring sharing of information with project staff and Programme Management Team and ensuring a good team approach to the work.
·         To collaborate with other projects within Caritas Nyeri and the Archdiocese on issues of mutual importance e.g. administration, fundraising, communication, policy, advocacy, education etc.
·         To develop key relationships and share information/learning with others working in Caritas Nyeri focus areas, particularly like minded NGOs, CSO’s, Donors, Government agencies and other stakeholders.
·         Manage and coordinate the project’s day to day activities, documentation of all project activities and maintenance of files and records relating to the project.
·         Carrying out assessments, trainings and supporting programme scale-ups.
·         Monitoring the accounting for grants and ensuring that internal and donor related reporting requirements are adhered to.
·         Organize, conduct, monitor and supervise all project trainings and activities.
·         Develop and produce monthly project narrative reports on timely basis.
·         Liaise with relevant stakeholders including the line ministries in the implementation of the project.
·         Ensure all the project data is submitted to the Director and partners as scheduled.
·         Liaise with the accounts department and ensure all financial returns and reports are submitted on a timely basis.
·         Attend and represent the project in all necessary and relevant forums and meetings.
·         Ensure all the planned project activities are undertaken as specified in the project document and the allocated budget.
·         Supervise, monitor and appraise the activities of all project staff.
·         Undertake any other duties as may be directed by the Director.
Requirements
·         A University Degree in any Agricultural Field from a recognized University.
·         A minimum of three years working experience in agricultural field.
·         MUST have a Valid Clean Driving License.
·         Demonstrable experience in community mobilization.
·         Demonstrable experience in Proposal Writing, Project Co-ordination, Project Administration, Planning and Programming.
·         Excellent communication skills (written and oral) and ability to relate sensitively with diverse groups.
·         Good skills in report-writing.
·         Good team-work and interpersonal skills.

·         Flexibility in working in diverse situations with unpredictable working hours.
·         Ready to travel to diverse locations in support of projects’ implementation.
·         Certificate of Good Conduct.


Job Title: Livelihood & Emergency Programme Coordinator
Programme: Livelihood And Relief
Reports To: Development Coordinator
Purpose: To provide management, leadership and coordination functions of the Caritas Nyeri Livelihood (Agriculture and Livestock programme activities) and Relief and Rehabilitation programmes and projects.
The Programme Coordinator will ensure that all programmes and projects are approved, implemented, monitored, managed and evaluated in line with Caritas Nyeri programming procedures and in conjunction with the partner’s requirements, and in that activities are contributing to the achievement of Caritas Nyeri Strategic goals and objectives.
The programme focuses on technical support to communities in enhancing food security, management of productive and other natural resources, gainful occupation, relief and rehabilitation.
The Programme Coordinator will keep abreast with state of the art approaches and strategies in implementing the programme, staff capacity building and training and reporting
Responsibilities:
·         To advise, support and guide programme staff and partners on technical issues, programme quality issues and Project Cycle Management so that work is carried out to the highest possible standard and in line with Caritas Nyeri and Partner’s policies and procedures.
·         To ensure that all programmes and projects are approved, implemented, monitored, managed and evaluated in line with policies and project management system.
·         To ensure that key organizational approaches such as partnership building, strengthening of community and parish structures and CBOs and policy/advocacy are optimized in programmes.
·         Supporting and building the capacities of local institutions to broaden and strengthen production, processing, marketing and related aspects of livelihood activities and strategies to reduce local and household food insecurity, vulnerability and mitigate the impact of droughts and other food shocks in the communities where we work
·         To maintain regular mechanism for ensuring sharing of information among staff teams and the Programme Management Team and ensuring a good team approach to the work.
·         To collaborate with other programmes within Caritas Nyeri and the Archdiocese on issues of mutual importance e.g. administration, fundraising, communications, policy, advocacy, education.
·         To develop key relationships and share information/learning with others working in Caritas Nyeri focus areas, particularly like minded NGOs, CSO’s, donors, UN and Government agencies.
·         Manage and coordinate programme’s day to day activities. Document all project activities and maintain files of records relating to all the activities. Lead in the implementation, adapt, monitor and evaluate humanitarian food security and livelihood programmes to ensure responses are appropriate according to humanitarian needs and consistent with organizational ambitions and programme and diocesan policies in emergency food security and livelihoods work.
·         Carrying out assessments, trainings and supporting programme scale-ups.
·         Monitoring the accounting for grants and ensuring that internal and donor related reporting requirements are adhered to
·         Organize, conduct, monitor and supervise all project training and activities. Develop and produce monthly project narrative reports.
·         Liaise with relevant stakeholders including the line ministries in the implementation of all project activities.
·         Ensure all livelihoods, relief and other relevant project data is submitted to the Development Coordinator and partners as scheduled.
·         Liaise with the accounts department and ensure all financial returns and reports are submitted on a timely basis.
·         Attend and represent the project in all necessary and relevant forums and meetings.
·         Ensure all the planned project activities are undertaken as specified by the project document and the allocated budget.
·         Supervise, monitor and appraise the activities of all programme staff
·         Undertake any other necessary project related duties as may be directed by the Development Coordinator.
How to Apply
Please send in your application, C.V. with names of 3 referees, Your Parish Priest’s/Pastors recommendation, copies of certificates and testimonials to:
The Director,
ADN Caritas Nyeri
P.O. Box 288-10100
Nyeri
Email: mail@caritas-nyeri.org
Or hand-deliver at Development Centre, Mathari – Ihururu Road, Next to Italian Memorial.
Deadline for sending applications for the above position is 14th May, 2018.
Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.
Caritas Nyeri is an equal opportunity Employer

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