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Caritas Programme Officer Career Opportunity in Nairobi Kenya

Caritas Switzerland and Caritas Luxembourg are non-governmental aid agencies and members of Caritas Internationalis. Caritas works worldwide and adheres to international humanitarian principles (NGO code of conduct).
Caritas Switzerland and Caritas Luxembourg act in the frame of a MoU as a consortium in the region East and Horn of Africa. They operate a joint liaison office in Nairobi and country offices in Hargeisa (Somaliland) and Torit (Sudan).
Position: Programme Officer
Reporting to: Liaison Officer
Location: Nairobi, Kenya with regular travel to Sudan, Somaliland and Ethiopia
Start: April 2011
Duration: Open
Key tasks & responsibilities
·         Support the Head of the Liaison Office in Nairobi in the accompaniment of the programmes of Caritas Switzerland/Luxembourg in Sudan, Somaliland and Ethiopia;
·         Responsible for Caritas Switzerland/Luxembourg’s programme in Kenya;
·         Responsible for setting up and implementing a Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation system for Caritas Switzerland/Luxembourg’s programmes in the region;
·         Identify funding opportunities and elaborate project proposals;
·         Ensure the timely submission of quality donor reports;
·         Represent Caritas Switzerland/Luxembourg in coordination meetings for Somalia in Nairobi;
·         Training Caritas staff and partners as required on topics such as PM&E, PRA methodologies, proposal development and reporting
·         Advanced University degree in development or a related field;
·         At least five years professional work experience with a non-governmental organisation, including fieldwork experience preferably in Kenya and Somaliland and/or Sudan;
·         Proven track record in project management, PM&E, PRA methodologies and training;
·         Strong analytical capacity – working and thinking on an academic level;
·         Outstanding proposal and report writing skills;
·         Experience with international donors and grant requirements, in particular with EC and DFID;
·         Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, knowledge of German will be an added advantage;
·         Flexibility, good interpersonal and networking skills and sensitivity to cultural values;
·         Knowledge of the Caritas network and the structures and activities of the Catholic Church is an added advantage
Special Remarks
·         This is a national position.
·         Qualified women are especially encouraged to apply.
If you feel you fit the required profile, please let us know how your qualifications, experience and career aspirations match the requirements of this position.
Send your application latest by 18th of February 2011 via email to indicating ‘Programme Officer Nairobi’ in the subject line.
Please provide an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) with details of your qualifications, experience, present position and remuneration, earliest date of availability, telephone contacts and names of three referees.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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