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 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 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 for five years.
CTWWC is an initiative that aims to leverage existing strengths and efforts of key stakeholders as well as address identified gaps in an effort to move Kenya away from over reliance on residential care facilities and towards stronger family-based care.
Reporting to the Project Director, CTWWC, the Advocacy manager will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of Changing the Way We Care communication and advocacy objectives are achieved.
S/he will provide technical leadership and assistance on communication and advocacy to care reform programming actors including faith-based actors.
As a member of senior leadership technical team, the Advocacy manager will ensure technical excellence through contributions made to project implementation, delivery and monitoring and evaluation.
S/he will support the implementation of learning agendas, tool development and relevant advocacy strategic initiatives that will contribute to strengthening of child protection and care reform systems.