25 Jun 2019

Ongoing Entry Level Recruitment at Catholic Relief Services (Over 10+ Recommended Jobs)

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Catholic Relief Services (CRS) carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners, people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

CRS has worked in Kenya since 1965. Over the years, CRS’ focus shifted from direct relief and food distributions to a comprehensive development program that works with partners and enhances local capacity. CRS Kenya programs now support children affected by HIV, and community-based efforts to increase household incomes, improve family health and sanitation, and enhance agriculture livelihoods.

1. Senior Project Officer – HES

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Project Management

Ref.2019/017

Job Summary:

As a key member of the MWENDO Project Cluster team, reporting to ESL Specialist, the SPO- HES will be responsible for efficient and effective roll-out of HES in all counties within the cluster. He/ She will implement, monitor and report age appropriate and gender -responsive project activities related to HES capacity strengthening by providing training, accompaniment, and technical support to field and LIPs staff in support of CRS’ work serving the poor and vulnerable. The SPO will work with the Private sector Advisor to link savings groups with financial education (FE) marketing training, Private sector financing, entrepreneurship and franchising opportunities. His/ her thorough and service-oriented approach will ensure that the project consistently applies best practices and constantly works towards improving the impact of its benefits to those we serve. You will coordinate closely with other Mwendo Project Officers to contribute to a holistic, integrated, and comprehensive project implementation.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support the coordination, implementation, and monitoring of all HES project activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, GOK requirements, and good practices.
  • Monitor and report any challenges and/or gaps identified to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules. Assist local implementing partners (LIPs) in their efforts to reflect on project experiences.
  • Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and assisting LIPs in their efforts to collect and analyze project data per specified mechanisms and tools. Collaborate with LIPs to prepare reports per established reporting schedule.
  • Provide capacity strengthening to LIP staff through trainings, workshops, facilitated group interactions, as well as accompaniment through regular communication, and site visits to support the successful implementation and monitoring of HES project activities.
  • Collect information on technical assistance needs of LIPs. Provide technical support and monitor capacity building and technical support activities to ensure effective impact.
  • Complete project documentation for assigned activities. Assist with identifying information for case studies and reports on promising practices. Actively engage in dissemination and use of relevant knowledge in the field.
  • Represent CRS in meetings at county and cluster levels, working groups, and other events as requested, to support forging relations with the GOK, LIPs, other stakeholders, and the community.
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of all assigned project activities per donor and CRS standards and established schedules.

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Natural Resource Management, Social Sciences or a related field. Master’s degree will be added advantage
  • At least 3 years of work experience for Master’s degree holders or 5 years of work experience for Bachelor’s degree holders in project support in the field of house hold economic strengthening programming in Kenya and for an NGO.
  • In-depth understanding of donor expectations for program results, outcomes, impact, and reporting.
  • At least 3 years’ experience on Savings led Microfinance models- SILC, VSLA, Community-based savings for empowerment- COSAVE, Saving for Change etc
  • Experience in economic strengthening of communities through social assistance, asset growth and promotion and income growth.
  • Knowledge and experience of CRS SMART Skills and Pathway to Prosperity and their application in improving livelihoods
  • Experience in participatory action planning and engagement of stakeholders at various levels.
  • Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data preferred.
  • Excellent understanding of GOK.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

Personal Skills

  • Strong communication, relationship management skills with ability to influence and get buy-in from people not under direct supervision and to work with individuals in diverse geographical and cultural settings
  • Good strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment
  • Good technical writing skills
  • Presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills
  • Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented with excellent organizational skills
  • Detail- oriented and excellent time management skills
  • Required/Desired Foreign Language
  • Able to clearly communicate in written and spoken English

Travel Required

Up to 30% of the time to Mwendo project sites

Key Working Relationships:

Supervisory: None

Internal: Mwendo leadership, Mwendo program staff.

External: Private Sector Providers, Community, LIPs and relevant GOK departments

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Integrity
  • Accountability & Stewardship
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Strategic Mindset

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

 

2. Senior Project Officer – Adolescent Services/ DREAMS Linkage

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Project Management

Department: Mwendo Project – Programming

Band: 8

Reports To: Economic Strengthening and Livelihood Specialist

Country/Location: Kenya/ Coast but covering Nairobi also

Length of Contract:** Two years

Background:

CRS is implementing a 5-year orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) program, MWENDO, which seeks to empower local and county-level OVC stakeholders to strengthen the formal and informal HIV and child protection systems and services and the linkages between them, including cross-sectoral service referrals and coordination to ensure quality service delivery for OVC and their households.

Job Summary:

As a key member of the MWENDO Project Cluster team, reporting to ESL Specialist, the SPO- HES will be responsible for efficient and effective roll-out of HES in all counties within the cluster. He/ She will implement, monitor and report age appropriate and gender -responsive project activities related to HES capacity strengthening by providing training, accompaniment, and technical support to field and LIPs staff in support of CRS’ work serving the poor and vulnerable. The SPO will work with the Private sector Advisor to link savings groups with financial education (FE) marketing training, Private sector financing, entrepreneurship and franchising opportunities. His/ her thorough and service-oriented approach will ensure that the project consistently applies best practices and constantly works towards improving the impact of its benefits to those we serve. You will coordinate closely with other Mwendo Project Officers to contribute to a holistic, integrated, and comprehensive project implementation.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support the coordination, implementation, and monitoring of all HES project activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, GOK requirements, and good practices.
  • Monitor and report any challenges and/or gaps identified to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules. Assist local implementing partners (LIPs) in their efforts to reflect on project experiences.
  • Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and assisting LIPs in their efforts to collect and analyze project data per specified mechanisms and tools. Collaborate with LIPs to prepare reports per established reporting schedule.
  • Provide capacity strengthening to LIP staff through trainings, workshops, facilitated group interactions, as well as accompaniment through regular communication, and site visits to support the successful implementation and monitoring of HES project activities.
  • Collect information on technical assistance needs of LIPs. Provide technical support and monitor capacity building and technical support activities to ensure effective impact.
  • Complete project documentation for assigned activities. Assist with identifying information for case studies and reports on promising practices. Actively engage in dissemination and use of relevant knowledge in the field.
  • Represent CRS in meetings at county and cluster levels, working groups, and other events as requested, to support forging relations with the GOK, LIPs, other stakeholders, and the community.
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of all assigned project activities per donor and CRS standards and established schedules.

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Natural Resource Management, Social Sciences or a related field. Master’s degree will be added advantage
  • At least 3 years of work experience for Master’s degree holders or 5 years of work experience for Bachelor’s degree holders in project support in the field of house hold economic strengthening programming in Kenya and for an NGO.
  • In-depth understanding of donor expectations for program results, outcomes, impact, and reporting.
  • At least 3 years’ experience on Savings led Microfinance models- SILC, VSLA, Community-based savings for empowerment- COSAVE, Saving for Change etc
  • Experience in economic strengthening of communities through social assistance, asset growth and promotion and income growth.
  • Knowledge and experience of CRS SMART Skills and Pathway to Prosperity and their application in improving livelihoods
  • Experience in participatory action planning and engagement of stakeholders at various levels.
  • Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data preferred.
  • Excellent understanding of GOK.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

Personal Skills

  • Strong communication, relationship management skills with ability to influence and get buy-in from people not under direct supervision and to work with individuals in diverse geographical and cultural settings
  • Good strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment
  • Good technical writing skills
  • Presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills
  • Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented with excellent organizational skills
  • Detail- oriented and excellent time management skills

Required/Desired Foreign Language

Able to clearly communicate in written and spoken English

Travel Required

Up to 30% of the time to Mwendo project sites

Key Working Relationships:

Supervisory: None

Internal: Mwendo leadership, Mwendo program staff.

External: Private Sector Providers, Community, LIPs and relevant GOK departments

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Integrity
  • Accountability & Stewardship
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Strategic Mindset

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

 

3. Senior Project Officer – Adolescent Services/ DREAMS Linkage

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Project Management

Ref.2019/015

Department: MWENDO Project – Programming

Band: 8

Reports To: OVC Service Delivery Specialist

Country/Location: Kenya/ Nairobi but covers Coast

Length of Contract:** Two years

Job Summary:

As a key member of the MWENDO Project Cluster team, you will monitor and report on all project activities related to adolescents with respect to OVC in support of CRS’ work serving the poor and vulnerable. Your thorough and service-oriented approach will ensure that the project consistently applies best practices and constantly works towards improving the impact of its benefits to those we serve. You will coordinate closely with other MWENDO Project Officers to contribute to a holistic, integrated, and comprehensive project implementation.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support the coordination, implementation, and monitoring of all assigned project activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.
  • Monitor and report any challenges and/or gaps identified to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules. Assist local implementing partners (LIPs) in their efforts to reflect on project experiences.
  • Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and assisting LIPs in their efforts to collect and analyze project data per specified mechanisms and tools. Collaborate with LIPs to prepare reports per established reporting schedule.
  • Collect information on technical assistance needs of LIPs. Provide technical support and monitor capacity building and technical support activities to ensure effective impact.
  • Complete project documentation for assigned activities. Assist with identifying information for case studies and reports on promising practices. Actively engage in dissemination and use of relevant knowledge in the field.
  • Represent CRS in meetings at county and cluster levels, working groups, and other events as requested, to support forging relations with the GOK, LIPs, other stakeholders, and the community.
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of all assigned project activities per donor and CRS standards and established schedules.

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

Education and Experience

  • Master’s or a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Health, Gender, International Development, Development Economics or a related field.
  • At least 2 years of work experience for Master’s degree holders or 4 years of work experience for Bachelor’s degree holders in project support in the field of adolescent focused integrated ECD, HIV/AIDS, and other health-related projects in Kenya and for an NGO.
  • In-depth understanding of donor expectations for program results, outcomes, impact, and reporting.
  • Experience in participatory action planning and engagement of stakeholders at various levels.
  • Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data preferred.
  • Excellent understating of GOK structures
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

Personal Skills

  • Strong communication, relationship management skills with ability to influence and get buy-in from people not under direct supervision and to work with individuals in diverse geographical and cultural settings
  • Good strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment
  • Good technical writing skills
  • Presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills
  • Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented

Required/Desired Foreign Language

Able to clearly communicate in written and spoken English

Travel Required

50% of the time to MWENDO project sites

Key Working Relationships:

Supervisory: None

Internal: Project technical officers

External: Representatives of the GOK, LIPs, other stakeholders, and the community

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Integrity
  • Accountability & Stewardship
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Strategic Mindset

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

 

4. Senior Project Officer -Systems Strengthening

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Project Management

Ref.2019/020

Department:** Programming

Grade:** 8

Reports To:** Capacity Strengthening and Partnership Specialist

Country/Location:** Kenya/ Mombasa Covering Nairobi and Coast

Length of Contract:** Two years

Background:

CRS is implementing a 5-year orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) program, MWENDO, which seeks to empower local and county-level OVC stakeholders to strengthen the formal and informal HIV and child protection systems and services and the linkages between them, including cross-sectoral service referrals and coordination to ensure quality service delivery for OVC and their households.

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Capacity Strengthening and Partnership Specialist you will work closely with Department of Children Services (DCS) and Local Implementing Partners (LIPs) to support improvements in OVC program areas. You will manage, oversee, and monitor activities and targets associated with strengthening the organizational capacity of local implementing partners (LIPs) and facilitate relationships with LIPs and Department of Children Services (DCS), advancing CRS’ work serving the poor and vulnerable. Your project management skills and technical knowledge of this sector will ensure that CRS Kenya delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards improving the impact of the MWENDO project

You will report on all project activities related to county systems strengthening, specifically with respect to OVC in support of CRS’ work serving the poor and vulnerable. Your thorough and service-oriented approach will ensure that the project consistently applies best practices and constantly works towards improving the impact of its benefits to those we serve. You will coordinate closely with other Mwendo Project Officers to contribute to a holistic, integrated, and comprehensive project implementation.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead sustainability and investment case technical section, monitoring and reporting activities throughout relevant project cycles – project design, start-up, implementation and close-out – in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices to ensure quality, timeliness and efficiency of all deliverables on the case management systems and referral networks component of the project. Ensure project team and partner staff use the appropriate systems and tools.
  • Lead the conceptualization and implementation of MWENDO’s holistic approach to sustainability at the County level to support OVC and household graduation/transition and social service system strengthening ensuring alignment with national case management guidelines
  • Coordinate and work closely with the other component SPOs to ensure integrated approach to sustainability within MWENDO project.
  • Engage and strengthen partnerships relevant with Government of Kenya-department of children services, applying appropriate application of partnership concepts, tools and approaches.
  • Facilitate linkages with government programs and other stakeholders to ensure that activities complement other economic strengthening initiatives and adhere to county, national and global standards.
  • Provide capacity strengthening to project staff and partners through trainings, workshops, facilitated group interactions as well as accompaniment through regular communication via email, telephone and site visits to support the successful mainstreaming of sustainability approaches across implementing partners.
  • Champion learning with project staff and partner teams. Analyze and evaluate project performance data following MEAL policy. Proactively identify issues and concerns and use participatory processes to overcome implementation obstacles.
  • Identify/adapt and promote evidence-based sustainability tools, methods or approaches that DCS and the LIPs can use to advocate for funding and support of child welfare issues for sustainable support of vulnerable children and their households and strengthening of a HIV-sensitive social service system
  • Coordinate and monitor financial and material resources relevant to achieve the assigned project outcome. Through planning and oversight ensure efficient use of project resources.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Integrity
  • Accountability & Stewardship
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Strategic Mindset

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

  • Master’s or a bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Gender, Public Health, International Development, Development Economics or a related field.
  • At least 2 years of work experience for Master’s degree holders or 4 years of work experience for bachelor’s degree holders in project support in the field of child focused integrated ECD, HIV/AIDS, and other health-related projects in Kenya and for an NGO.
  • In-depth understanding of donor expectations for program results, outcomes, impact, and reporting.
  • Experience in participatory action planning and engagement of stakeholders at various levels.
  • Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data preferred.
  • Excellent understating of GOK structures and systems.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint

Personal Skills

  • Strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment.
  • Strong communication, relationship management skills and the ability to work effectively with local stakeholders. Representation abilities.
  • Presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills
  • Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented

Required/Desired Foreign Language: Strong technical writing skills in English

Travel Required (include percentage of required travel, if applicable)

Up to 30 % of time to MWENDO project sites

Key Working Relationships:

Supervisory: No supervisory role.

Internal: MWENDO technical staff

External: GOK, IPs, other stakeholders, and the community.

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

 

5. Senior Project Officer – Quality Improvement

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Project Management

Nairobi (Ref.2019/013)

Coast (Ref.2019/014)

Department: MWENDO Project – Programming

Band: 9

Reports To: Capacity and Systems Strengthening Specialist

Country/Location: Kenya/ Nairobi/Coast

Length of Contract:** Two years

Job Summary:

You will work closely with Department of Children Services (DCS) and Local Implementing Partners (LIPs) to provide technical advice and guidance to support improvements in OVC program areas in line with CRS’ program quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices to advance the delivery of high-quality programming to the poor and vulnerable. Your advice, knowledge, and support will contribute to determining how effective, adaptive and innovative CRS Kenya is in assisting improvement in OVC service delivery at both county, sub-county and location levels.

Job Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Capacity and Systems Strengthening Specialist, the Quality Improvement (QI) SPO will work closely with Department of Children Services (DCS) and Local Implementing Partners (LIPs) to support improvements in OVC program areas. S/he will be responsible for advancing the science of improvement in OVC service delivery at both county, sub-county and location levels in the two regions. The QI SPO will ensure that MWENDO imbeds Improvement Methodology at all intervention levels.

  • Support the MWENDO project team and all project partners to effectively implement strategies to ensure that quality improvement (QI) approaches are mainstreamed into all project interventions. in line with CRS’ program quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices to advance the delivery of high-quality programming to the poor and vulnerable. Your advice, knowledge, and support will contribute to determining how effective, adaptive and innovative CRS Kenya is in assisting improvement in OVC service delivery at both county, sub-county and location levels.
  • Help ensure a cross-cutting approach integrating QI in gender, case management, work with adolescents with respect to OVC, livelihoods, and systems strengthening.
  • Participate in the design, development and implementation of integrated project work plans together with other MWENDO technical staff. Manage, implement, and report on all QI-related activities throughout the project cycle to ensure efficient and effective implementation in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices. Ensure project team and partner staff use the appropriate systems and tools.
  • Conduct routine healthcare facility audits on quality improvement. Document results and assist with planning and implementing QI improvement initiatives as needed.
  • Take lead in providing technical support and capacity strengthening initiatives for MWENDO county, sub-county, consortium partners and LIPs in implementing QI initiatives and improve capacity in OVC areas in line with the Kenya Quality Improvement standards through helping develop learning and training strategies and agendas/curriculums, conducting trainings and workshops, mentoring and coaching.
  • Ensure the MWENDO MEAL implementation plan is adequate to track specific QI interventions Analyze and evaluate project QI-related performance data following MEAL policy. Proactively identify issues and concerns and use participatory processes to overcome implementation obstacles.
  • Maintain relationships and represent CRS with DCS, peer organizations, research and other institutions, participate in relevant forums and knowledge networks to collect and share best practices in QI integration, promote CRS’ work, and contribute to the CRS learning agenda.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Integrity
  • Accountability & Stewardship
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Strategic Mindset

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science, Gender, International Development, Development Economics or a related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years for Masters degree holders or 4-years relevant work experience in holistic programming and Quality Improvement with progressive responsibilities, ideally with an international NGO. In-depth knowledge of QI frameworks and linkages and referral of OVC to array of service providers.
  • Strong knowledge of the health and social service sector in Kenya to ensure proper cross-sectoral approach.
  • Knowledge and experience in capacity strengthening, training, and facilitation best practices.
  • Experience in the development of strategic and tactical plans in collaboration with various stakeholders who may represent a wide range of interests and needs. Understanding of partnership principles.
  • Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information and budget management systems, knowledge-sharing networks.

Personal Skills

  • Strong communication, relationship management skills with ability to influence and get buy-in from people not under direct supervision and to work with individuals in diverse geographical and cultural settings
  • Good strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment
  • Good technical writing skills
  • Presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills
  • Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented

Required/Desired Foreign Language

Able to clearly communicate in written and spoken English

Travel Required

Up to 60% of the time to MWENDO project sites

Key Working Relationships:

Supervisory: None

Internal: Adolescent SPO, Case Management SPO, Gender SPO, Systems Strengthening Specialist, Economic Strengthening and Livelihoods Specialist

External: LIPs, GOK

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

 

6. Senior Project Officer – Positive Parenting

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Project Management

Nairobi (Ref.2019/018) Coast (Ref.2019/019)

Department: Mwendo Project – Programming

Band: 8

Reports To: Economic and Livelihood Specialist

Country/Location: Kenya/ Nairobi and Coast

Length of Contract:** Two years

Job Summary:

As a key member of the Mwendo Project Cluster team, reporting to the Economic strengthening specialist, the Positive Parenting SPO will provide technical leadership for the project on positive parenting and ECD. She/ He will lead in capacity strengthening of project and LIP staff on positive parenting and ECD, ensuring multi-sectorial roll-out at community level, monitor and report on all project activities related to positive parenting and ECD services for OVC and their families in support of CRS’ work serving the poor and vulnerable. S/he will work with LIPs to increase OVC enrolment and retention and ensure MWENDO improves ECD services for OVCs and their families, updating of referral guidelines and LIPs provide appropriate referrals linking to ECD services. Her/his thorough and service-oriented approach will ensure that the project consistently applies best practices and constantly works towards improving the impact of its benefits to those we serve. S/he will coordinate closely with other Mwendo Project Officers to contribute to a holistic, integrated, and comprehensive project implementation.

The SPO will serve as the primary point person to engage the Ministry of Education in policy, buy-in, support to reach OVC in schools and identify out of school children. S/he will also link with related CRS’ projects, UNICEF, and other key national stakeholders on parenting for ECD, assuring that the Mwendo approach and activities build on and strengthen ongoing efforts.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support the coordination, implementation, and monitoring of all positive parenting project activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.
  • Lead in the identification, adaptation and roll out of the various positive parenting curricula for different ages, stages and special populations (e.g., CLHIV and ALHIV).
  • Collaborate with Mwendo program technical staff to include parenting-related benchmarks into LIP and County sustainability plans and household case plans
  • Ensure appropriate benchmarks are identified to monitor household progress.
  • Monitor and report any challenges and/or gaps identified to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules. Assist local implementing partners (LIPs) in their efforts to reflect on project experiences.
  • Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and assisting LIPs in their efforts to collect and analyze project data per specified mechanisms and tools. Collaborate with LIPs to prepare reports per established reporting schedule.
  • Collect information on technical assistance needs of LIPs in relation to positive parenting. Provide technical support and monitor capacity building and technical support activities to ensure effective impact.
  • Ensure quality and minimum protection standards are implemented and respected in all ECD sites, ensuring that all who work with children have signed and understood the CRS Child Protection Policy
  • Promote engagement in positive parent/child relationships.
  • Complete project documentation for assigned activities. Assist with identifying information for case studies and reports on promising practices. Actively engage in dissemination and use of relevant knowledge in the field.
  • Represent CRS in meetings at county and cluster levels, working groups, and other events as requested, to support forging relations with the GOK, LIPs, other stakeholders, and the community.
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of all assigned project activities per donor and CRS standards and established schedules.

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Gender, Public Health or a related field.
  • At least 4 years of work experience for Bachelor’s degree holders in project support in the field of integrated ECD, HIV/AIDS, and other health-related projects in Kenya and for an NGO.
  • In-depth understanding of donor expectations for program results, outcomes, impact, and reporting.
  • Experience in participatory action planning and engagement of stakeholders at various levels.
  • Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data preferred.
  • Excellent understating of GOK.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

Personal Skills

  • Strong communication, relationship management skills with ability to influence and get buy-in from people not under direct supervision and to work with individuals in diverse geographical and cultural settings
  • Good strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment
  • Good technical writing skills
  • Presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills
  • Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented

Required/Desired Foreign Language

Able to clearly communicate in written and spoken English

Travel Required

Up to 30% of the time to Mwendo project sites

Key Working Relationships:

Supervisory: None

Internal: Mwendo Leadership, The Positive Parenting & ECD SPO is a key member of the Mwendo project. S/he will report to the ESL Specialist and collaborate with other technical staff to ensure a holistic, integrated, and comprehensive project.

External: GOK, LIPs, other stakeholders, and the community.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Integrity
  • Accountability & Stewardship
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Strategic Mindset

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

 

7. Senior Project Officer – Organization Capacity Building – 8 positions

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Project Management

Nairobi (Ref.2019/021)

Coast (Ref.2019/022)

Western (Ref.2019/023)

Department: Mwendo Project – Programming

Band: 8

Reports To: Project Manager

Country/Location: Kenya/ Coast (2), Nairobi (2) & Western (4)

Length of Contract: Two years

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Project Manager you will manage, oversee, and monitor activities and targets associated with strengthening the organizational capacity of local implementing partners (LIPs) and facilitate relationships between the LIPs and Department of Children Services (DCS), advancing CRS’ work serving the poor and vulnerable. Your capacity Strengthening skill and technical knowledge of this sector will ensure that CRS Kenya delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards improving the impact of the MWENDO project.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical solutions to Local Implementing Partners, remotely and on-site, for strategic planning and how to best apply standards, best practices, partnership principles, tools and M&E, helping to ensure high-quality implementation.
  • Provide capacity strengthening to partners through trainings, workshops, facilitated group interactions as well as accompaniment through regular communication via email, telephone and site visits to support the successful implementation of system strengthening project activities across implementing partners.
  • Champion learning with project staff and partner teams. Analyze and evaluate project performance data following MEAL policy. Proactively identify issues and concerns and use participatory processes to overcome implementation obstacles.
  • Identify/adapt and promote evidence-based organizational capacity strengthening tools, methods or approaches that the LIPs can use or improve upon to address identified capacity gaps or areas in need of improvement for CSO/CBO and networks to better support OVC and household graduation/transition and strengthen a HIV-sensitive social service system
  • Coordinate and monitor financial and material resources relevant to achieve the assigned project outcome. Through planning and oversight ensure efficient use of project resources.
  • Review project documentation to ensure project file is complete with all required documentation and is filed per agency and donor requirements.

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

Education and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Public Health, Social Work, Business Administration or Organizational Management or Leadership, or equivalent degree with proven capacity strengthening experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years professional experience, with 2 years in organizational development and provision of technical assistance to the government, NGOs, and/or CBOs and in the field of HIV care and treatment and/or OVC services delivery.
  • Experience in partnership strengthening with a focus on vulnerable populations especially orphans and vulnerable children, youth and women.
  • Relevant grant management experience, especially for USG or other public donors, a plus.
  • Experience working with stakeholders at various levels including but not limited to State and County government actors, LIPs, civil society, healthcare providers and social service providers.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Experience in project design and proposal development. Experience in writing content for proposals.
  • Knowledge of capacity strengthening best practices.
  • Experience with program monitoring and evaluation and analysis.
  • Experience and skills in networking and relations with donors, peer organizations, and faith-based and civil society partners. Understanding of partnership principles.
  • Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information and budget management systems, knowledge-sharing networks.

Personal Skills

  • Strong relationship management skills with ability to influence and get buy-in from people not under direct supervision and to work with individuals in diverse geographical and cultural settings
  • Good strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment
  • Good technical writing skills
  • Presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills
  • Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented

Required/Desired Foreign Language

Travel Required (include percentage of required travel, if applicable)

Key Working Relationships:

  • Supervisory: None
  • Internal: MWENDO technical staff
  • External: GOK, IPs, other stakeholders, and the community
  • Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Integrity
  • Accountability & Stewardship
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Strategic Mindset

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

 

8. Senior Project Officer – Case Management

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Project Management

Department: MWENDO Project – Programming

Band: 8

Reports To: Project Manager

Country/Location: Kenya/ Coast

Length of Contract: Two years

Job Summary:

As a key member of the MWENDO Project Cluster team, you will monitor and report on all project activities related to case management with respect to OVC in support of CRS’ work serving the poor and vulnerable. Your thorough and service-oriented approach will ensure that the project consistently applies best practices and constantly works towards improving the impact of its benefits to those we serve. You will coordinate closely with other MWENDO Project Officers to contribute to a holistic, integrated, and comprehensive project implementation.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support the coordination, implementation, and monitoring of all assigned MWENDO project activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.
  • Monitor and report any challenges and/or gaps identified to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules. Assist local implementing partners (LIPs) in their efforts to reflect on project experiences.
  • Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and assisting LIPs in their efforts to collect and analyze project data per specified mechanisms and tools. Collaborate with LIPs to prepare reports per established reporting schedule.
  • Collect information on staff capacity needs and technical assistance needs of LIPs. Provide technical support and monitor capacity building and technical support activities to ensure effective impact.
  • Complete project documentation for assigned activities. Assist with identifying information for case studies and reports on promising practices. Actively engage in dissemination and use of relevant knowledge in the field.
  • Represent CRS in meetings at county and cluster levels, working groups, and other events as requested, to support forging relations with the GOK, LIPs, other stakeholders, and the community.
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of all assigned project activities per donor and CRS standards and established schedules.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Integrity
  • Accountability & Stewardship
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Strategic Mindset

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Health, Gender, International Development, Development Economics or a related field. Master ‘s degree will an added advantage
  • At least 2 years of work experience for Master’s degree holders or 4 years of work experience for Bachelor’s degree holders in project support in the field of adolescent focused integrated ECD, HIV/AIDS, and other health-related projects in Kenya and for an NGO.
  • In-depth understanding of donor expectations for program results, outcomes, impact, and reporting.
  • Experience in participatory action planning and engagement of stakeholders at various levels.
  • Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data preferred.
  • Excellent understating of GOK.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

Personal Skills

  • Strong communication, relationship management skills with ability to influence and get buy-in from people not under direct supervision and to work with individuals in diverse geographical and cultural settings
  • Good strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment
  • Good technical writing skills
  • Presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills
  • Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented

Required/Desired Foreign Language

Able to clearly communicate in written and spoken English

Travel Required

Up to 40% of travel time to MWENDO LIP project sites

Key Working Relationships:

  • Supervisory: Project Officers OVC
  • Internal: Project technical officers
  • External: Representatives of the GOK, LIPs, other stakeholders, and the community

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

 

9. Project Officer – 6 positions

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Project Management

Nairobi (Ref.2019/024)

Coast (Ref.2019/025)

Department: MWENDO Project Programming

Grade: 6

Reports To: Senior Project Officer- Case Management

Country/Location: Kenya/Nairobi (2) & Coast (4)

Length of Contract: Two years

About CRS

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners, people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

CRS has worked in Kenya since 1965. Over the years, CRS’ focus shifted from direct relief and food distributions to a comprehensive development program that works with partners and enhances local capacity. CRS Kenya programs now support children affected by HIV, and community-based efforts to increase household incomes, improve family health and sanitation, and enhance agriculture livelihoods.

Background

CRS is implementing a 5-year orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) program, MWENDO, which seeks to empower local and county-level OVC stakeholders to strengthen the formal and informal HIV and child protection systems and services and the linkages between them, including cross-sectoral service referrals and coordination to ensure quality service delivery for OVC and their households.

Job Summary:

As a key member of the MWENDO Project Cluster team, you will monitor and report on all project activities in support of CRS’ work serving the poor and vulnerable. Your thorough and service-oriented approach will ensure that the project consistently applies best practices and constantly works towards improving the impact of its benefits to those we serve. You will coordinate closely with other MWENDO Project Officers to contribute to a holistic, integrated, and comprehensive project implementation.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support the coordination, implementation, and monitoring of all assigned MWENDO project activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.
  • Monitor and report any challenges and/or gaps identified to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules. Assist local implementing partners (LIPs) in their efforts to reflect on project experiences.
  • Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and assisting LIPs in their efforts to collect and analyze project data per specified mechanisms and tools. Collaborate with LIPs to prepare reports per established reporting schedule.
  • Collect information on technical assistance needs of LIPs. Provide technical support and monitor capacity building and technical support activities to ensure effective impact.
  • Complete project documentation for assigned activities. Assist with identifying information for case studies and reports on promising practices. Actively engage in dissemination and use of relevant knowledge in the field.
  • Represent CRS in meetings at county and cluster levels, working groups, and other events as requested, to support forging relations with the GOK, LIPs, other stakeholders, and the community.
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of all assigned project activities per donor and CRS standards and established schedules.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

· Integrity

• Accountability & Stewardship

• Builds Relationships

• Develops Talent

• Continuous Improvement & Innovation

• Strategic Mindset

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

Education and Experience

  • Master’s or a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Health, Gender, International Development, Development Economics or a related field.
  • At least 2 years of work experience for Master’s degree holders or 4 years of work experience for Bachelor’s degree holders in project support in the field of adolescent focused integrated ECD, HIV/AIDS, and other health-related projects in Kenya and for an NGO.
  • In-depth understanding of donor expectations for program results, outcomes, impact, and reporting.
  • Experience in participatory action planning and engagement of stakeholders at various levels.
  • Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data preferred.
  • Excellent understating of GOK structures
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

Personal Skills

  • Observation, active listening and analysis skills with ability to make sound judgment
  • Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners and community members and inspire teamwork among diverse partners without direct supervisory responsibilities
  • Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities
  • Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented

Required/Desired Foreign Language

Able to clearly communicate in written and spoken English

Travel Required

70% of the time to MWENDO project sites

Key Working Relationships:

Supervisory:* None

Internal:* Project technical officers

External:* Representatives of the GOK, LIPs, other stakeholders, and the community

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated

How to Apply

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 30, 2019.

Human Resources Manager

Catholic Relief Services – Kenya/Somalia Program

E-mail :[email protected]

Note: Catholic Relief Services (CRS) does not charge any fees from applicants for any recruitment. Further, CRS has not retained any agent in connection with this recruitment

CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation






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