Job Title: Project Officer - Case Management and Reintegration (REF: 2019/043)
Department: Kenya Programs
Reports To: Technically, Case Management and Reintegration Advisor and administratively to Team lead
Length of Contract: Fixed up to September 30, 2021.
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.
CRS, with partners Lumos and Maestral International, will work closely with Department of Children Services (DCS) and other care reform actors to implement programming and interventions to support care reform in Kenya. Kenya has been selected as one of three countries, together with the Republic of Moldova and Guatemala, to implement the initial phase of Changing the Way We Care (CTWWC) initiative. CTWWC is an initiative that aims to leverage existing strengths and efforts of key stakeholders as well as address identified gaps to move Kenya away from reliance on residential care facilities and towards stronger family-based care.
The Project Officer - Case Management and Reintegration will provide technical assistance to strengthen the existing case management systems or help to establish new systems for Children’s Charitable Institutions (CCIs) and statutory institutions based on standardized approaches, operating procedures and tools and paying particular attention to the unique needs of children and families taking part in a reintegration process either back home or through placement into alternative care. S/he will support DCS and CCIs in the assessment and reintegration processes, support alternative care placements and aftercare services and monitor key component of the care reform process in support of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) work serving the poor and vulnerable. S/he will work closely with the CTWWC staff to ensure that critical information collected within the case management process is used to inform system strengthening efforts and program design and interventions. The information generated will contribute to and inform the Government of Kenya’s (GoK) Child Protection Information Management System (CPIMS), as well as feed into program monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) systems.
Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:
Education and Knowledge
Skills and Abilities
Supervisory Responsibilities (if none, state none):
Required/Desired Foreign Language: Able to clearly communicate in written and spoken English and Kiswahili.
Travel Required: Travel within Kenya will be determined. Regular trips to Nairobi expected.
Key Working Relationships:
Internal: CTWWC staff, Health, Education and Social Services Unit, CRS Kenya MEAL Unit, Management Quality Unit, CRS Kenya Head of Programs.
External: Local implementing partners, GOK, UNICEF, CCIs, faith-based organizations, Kenya Society of Careleavers, relevant private sector entities, local communities, beneficiaries, donors 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.
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, August 16, 2019.
Human Resources Manager
Catholic Relief Services – Kenya/Somalia Program
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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