Project Officers – Adolescent – 3 Positions Laikipia – (Ref.2017/066) Narok – (Ref.2017/067) Samburu – (Ref.2017/068)

organization:  Catholic Relief Services
deadline: 19 Jan 2018

Department: Programing (PQ)

Band: 6

Reports To: County Community Services Coordinator

Country/Location: Kenya/Laikipia, Narok & Samburu

Job Summary:

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

The HIV/AIDS Service Delivery Support Activity (HSDSA) is a five-year USAID- funded project located in the Rift Valley led by FHI360. As a member of the HSDSA project 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. Your main role will be to provide technical leadership to the local implementing partners (LIPs) to establish and or strengthen focused adolescent and young women support groups that addresses challenges of access to care and treatment to increase outcomes among the target population. You will coordinate closely with other HSDSA project Officers/technical team to assure consistent messaging, coordination, and implementation with key stakeholders.

Job Responsibilities:

· Support the coordination and implementation 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 partners 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 partner organizations 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.

· Represent CRS in meetings at county level 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 Public Health, Social Science, Gender, International Development or a related field. Master’s degree a plus.
  • At least 5 years of work experience in project support in the fields of adolescent engagement focused integrated HIV/AIDS services, and other Health related projects in Kenya, preferably an NGO.

· Strong technical and programmatic skills and experience across a range of adolescent issues and topics

· Strong knowledge of the health and social service sector in Kenya and good understanding of National HIV Policies on Adolescence

· In-depth understanding of donor expectations for program results, outcomes, impact, and reporting.

· Experience in participatory action planning and community engagement.

· Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data preferred.

· 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

  • 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: 50% travel to the field

Key Working Relationships:

Supervisory: None

Internal: CRS Kenya Programing department, HSDSA team

External: LIPs, field agents, community members, GOK and other stakeholders

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.

· Trusting Relationships

· Professional Growth

· Partnership

· Accountability

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


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, January 19, 2018.

Human Resources Manager

Catholic Relief Services – Kenya Program

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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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