Catholic Relief Services Opportunities in Kenya

Catholic Relief Services Project Officer Opportunities in Kenya


  • Work closely with the Case Management and System strengthening Project Officers to adapt existing case management approaches to better support HES and develop tools and benchmarks to track household progress.
  • 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 of HES project activities across Local implementing partners.
  • Support LIPs to coordinate with government officials at all levels, strengthening appropriate coordination and technical support in implementation and follow-up of HES activities.
  • Ensure that HES related activities are appropriately planned and costed in the County and LIP sustainability plans.
  • Build capacity of LIPs on CRS’ SMART skills to better manage enterprises and engage with established markets.
  • Build capacity of LIPs and PSPs to train farmer SILC groups in 7 Steps of Marketing (market analysis, access to information and inputs, working with financial institutions, business plan development) and link them to local markets, existing associations, financial institutions, and companies working in the agriculture sector.
    Work closely with Farmer to Farmer to provide
  • technical assistance to farmer-focused SILC and caregiver groups where appropriate.
  • Coordinate with Social enterprise service providers in provision of livestock and crop products in order to encourage farm and off farm enterprises
  • Support LIPs in identification of Government Procurement Opportunities for youth, women, and persons with disabilities
  • Use appropriate project management tools to plan, review, and track implementing partners’ progress on HES project implementation and use of project resources.
  • Develop and maintain linkages with governments, organizations, and projects that can support HES activities supported by LIPs
  • Ensure high quality facilitation of training and systematic post-training supportive supervision and mentoring to
    LIP staff.
  • Support development of scopes of work in relation to HES activities.
  • Ensure a culture of accountability and learning through regular monitoring to project sites, providing oversight of studies and assessments, and proper documentation of tools and promising practices to contribute to learning and building the evidence around household graduation, transition, and economic strengthening.
  • Document project results and impacts in various forms, including media stories, lessons learned, case studies, client satisfaction, etc.

    Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Agricultural economics, Natural resource management, Social sciences, or a closely related field.
  • At least a minimum 5 years’ experience in house hold economic strengthening programming.
    Experience working with small scale farmers and/or value-chain development, business development, entrepreneurship, financial services with a focus on vulnerable populations
  • Demonstrated experience in community mobilization, organization, management and mediation among local actors and partner capacity building
  • Demonstrated experience in training design, delivery and mentoring in subject matter relevant to this position

    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 Saturday, October 07, 2017.

    Human Resources Manager

    Catholic Relief Services – Kenya Program

    E-mail : [email protected]

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