Catholic Relief Services Senior Project Officer Jobs in Kenya

Catholic Relief Services Senior Project Officer Jobs in Kenya


CRS is implementing a 5-year Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) program, MWENDO, which seeks to empower local and county-level gender and OVC stakeholders to mainstream gender across all project interventions at all levels and strengthen the formal and informal HIV and child protection systems and services and the linkages between them, including cross-sectoral service referrals and coordination to ensure gender sensitive, quality service delivery for OVC and their households.

Job Summary:

  • As a key member of the MWENDO Project Nairobi/Coast team, you will monitor and report on all child protection and gender responsive and transformative project activities in support of CRS’ work serving the poor and vulnerable.

    Your thorough and service-oriented approach will ensure that the project consistently applies best practices and constantly works towards improving the impact of its benefits to those we serve.

  • You will coordinate closely with other MWENDO Project Officers, Local Implementing Partners (LIPs) and the Department of Children’s Services (DCS) to contribute to a holistic, integrated, and comprehensive gender sensitive OVC project implementation.

    Job Responsibilities:
  • Support the coordination, implementation, and monitoring of all assigned project activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.
  • Monitor and report any challenges and/or gaps identified to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules. Assist local implementing partners (LIPs) in their efforts to reflect on project experiences.
  • Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and assisting LIPs in their efforts to collect and analyze project data per specified mechanisms and tools.
  • Collaborate with LIPs to prepare reports per established reporting schedule.
  • Collect information on technical assistance needs of LIPs.
  • Provide technical support and monitor capacity building and technical support activities to ensure effective impact.
  • Complete project documentation for assigned activities.
  • Assist with identifying information for case studies and reports on promising practices.
  • Actively engage in dissemination and use of relevant knowledge in the field.
  • Represent CRS in meetings at county and cluster levels, relevant technical working groups, and relevant gender and child protection events as requested, to support forging relations with the GOK, LIPs, other stakeholders, and the community.
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of all assigned project activities per donor and CRS standards and established schedules.

    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.


  • Accountability & Stewardship
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Strategic Mindset

    Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:
    Education and Experience
  • First Degree in Social Science, Gender, Public Health, Development Economics or a related field.
  • Master’s degree will an added advantage
  • 3-5 years of work experience in the field of gender, child protection and dealing with human rights, child rights and/or gender-based violence.
  • In-depth understanding of donor expectations for program results, outcomes, impact, and reporting.
  • Experience in participatory action planning and engagement of stakeholders at various levels.
  • Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data preferred.
  • Excellent understating of relevant GOK, gender and child protection policies and programs.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

    Personal Skills
  • Strong communication, relationship management skills with ability to influence and get buy-in from people not under direct supervision and to work with individuals in diverse geographical and cultural settings
  • Good strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment
  • Good technical writing skills
  • Presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills
  • Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented

    Required/Desired Foreign Language
  • Able to clearly communicate in written and spoken English
  • Travel Required
  • 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.
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  • 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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