CRS JOB DESCRIPTION
Job Title: Senior Project Officer/Team Leader- Changing the Way We Care (CTWWC) (REF: 2019/046)
Reports To: Project Director
Length of Contract: Fixed up to September 30, 2021.
About Catholic Relief Services:
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 care reforms, 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 Team Leader will provide overall leadership of the county level program, working in close coordination with the overall project and technical leadership team in support of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) work serving the poor and vulnerable. This leadership will follow the program cycle and will be in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices, as well as be aligned to globally recognized best practice principles of family-based child care. Project management skills and knowledge of the subject matter will ensure that the overall country program (CP) delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards improving the impact of this CTWWC initiative at county and national levels. This position is also expected to eventually liaise with other project counties in Kenya as they come on board.
Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:
Education and Experience
Skills and Abilities
Supervisory Responsibilities (if none, state none):
Supervise CTWWC county-based staff (administratively) - Case Management and Reintegration Officer, HES Officer, Advocacy and SBC officer, Parenting and Youth Officer and Driver.
Required/Desired Foreign Language: Ability to clearly communicate in written and spoken English and Kiswahili. Knowledge of local language of the county is an added advantage.
Travel Required: Travel as will be determined
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, 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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