Catholic Relief Services Project Officer Jobs in Kenya

Catholic Relief Services Project Officer Jobs in Kenya

Job Summary:
  • You will provide day to day MEAL technical support to a range of project design and implementation issues for MWENDO, in line with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) program quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices to advance the delivery of high-quality programming to the poor and vulnerable.
  • You will be responsible for the day-to-day tracking and reporting of activities under the project for the Local Implementing Partners (LIPs) you will be assigned.
  • Your MEAL knowledge and support will ensure systems are in place to measure the project’s impact and progress, and that data is readily available to be used as a foundation for programmatic adjustments and evidence-based decision-making.

    Job Responsibilities:
  • Support the development and contribute to the implementation of project’s MEAL system and practices that effectively engage partners, donors, and other stakeholders and are compliant with agency and donor MEAL requirements.
  • Supervise quality data collection and data management activities according to the project MEAL operating manual
  • Review data input into project databases for quality
  • Communicate key project information and results with community members and colleagues
  • Lead/ contribute to simple analyses and reflective review discussions and workshops on ongoing project interventions and monitoring data to contribute field-based insights to project discussions
  • Support field-level implementation of community feedback mechanisms under the guidance of a more senior MEAL or program staff
  • Build capacity of CRS project and partner staff on MEAL technical activities.
  • Support the documentation of lessons learned and best practices to contribute to learning as informed by project learning agenda.
  • Foster respectful relationships with community members and stakeholders and promote honesty and integrity between CRS and partner staff in MEAL work.
  • 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.
  • Integrity
  • Accountability & Stewardship
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Strategic Mindset

    Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:
    Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in demography, sociology, statistics or any other MEAL-related field.
  • Minimum of three years of relevant work experience in MEAL, ideally with an international NGO.
  • Knowledge of technical principles and concepts in MEAL.
  • Experience and skills in partner relationship management and development project support is a plus.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems,
    knowledge-sharing networks.
  • Experience in using data analysis software is preferred (SPSS, STATA, EpiInfo, Nutrisurvey).
  • Experience in using mobile-data collection and management software (e.g ODK, Commcare,I-form builder, Kobo)

    MEAL Competencies
  • Demonstrates solid knowledge and ability, and can apply the Monitoring competency, with minimal or no guidance, in the full range of typical situations.
  • Would require guidance to handle novel or more complex situations.
  • Demonstrates basic knowledge and ability and, with guidance, can apply MEAL in Design, Evaluation, Accountability, Learning, Analysis & Critical Thinking, ICT for MEAL, and MEAL in Management competencies in common situations that present limited difficulties.

    Personal Skills
  • Ability to learn, 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
  • Presentation, facilitation, training, and mentoring skills
  • Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities
  • Strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills
  • Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented

    Required/Desired Foreign Language
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, able to write reports
  • Supervisory: None internal, possible supervision of external enumerators and data clerks
  • Internal: Project Officers, Other CP MEAL and M&E staff
  • External: Community members, partner staff, other local stakeholders, MEAL staff from other peer agencies
  • Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the 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, Friday, 12th July 2019.
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Catholic Relief Services – Kenya/Somalia Program
  • E-mail
  • 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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