Catholic Relief Services Senior Project Officer/County Research Coordinator Jobs in Kenya
Catholic Relief Services Senior Project Officer/County Research Coordinator Jobs in KenyaJob Summary
The County Research Coordinator in Marsabit/Isiolo, will ensure effective coordination and management of MILE formative and implementation research activities across the county.
S/he will provide both administrative and technical support to the execution of four targeted pilot studies throughout the county.
S/he will oversee data collection teams and maintain key relationships with both local implementing partners and relevant county government actors.Support MILE Research team to roll out strategic mix of research methodologies appropriate for Isiolo geographic and sociocultural context as well as the MILE timeframe.
Directly supervise POs for Pilot Studies (5), providing oversight to major functions of implementation research, including data collection, analysis, documentation, and dissemination.
Analyze and evaluate project performance data following MEAL policy.
Proactively identify issues and concerns and use participatory processes to overcome implementation obstacles.
Disseminate MILE research tools to support both formative and implementation research, and engage in on-the-job training in their usage as needed
Manage partnerships with county research institutions
Actively engage county government counterparts on MILE research agenda development and pilot study design, to facilitate collaboration and buy-in.
Conduct regular sub-county field visits to support research teams and enhance understanding of local contexts.
Contribute to transition plan moving from Phase 1 (Research and Collaboration) to Phase 2 (Activity Implementation) by ensuring research results are useful, accessible, and applicable for making activity design decisions
Coordinate and monitor financial and material resources relevant to project needs.
Through planning and oversight, ensure efficient use of project resources
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in public health, economics, agricultural/development economics, statistics, bio-statistics, nutrition, applied sociology, anthropology, or another relevant subject. Master’s degree in similar fields a plus. Additional experience may substitute for some education.
Minimum of four years professional experience in research, including progressive experience in leading multi-disciplinary, multi-site research teams
Demonstrated experience in qualitative and quantitative methods
Experience working with research and academic institutions in Kenya.
Experience and skills in networking and relations with donors, peer organizations, and faith-based and civil society partners. Understanding of partnership principles.
Experience in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), Web Conferencing Applications, and information and budget management systems.
Very good strategic, analytical, systems thinking, and problem-solving skills, with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment and decisions.
Very good relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship.
Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented.
Manages financial resources with integrity.
Excellent communication skills.
Required/Desired Foreign Language English and Kiswahili required
Key Working Relationships:
Supervisory: Project Officers for Pilot Studies (5)
Internal: MILE Research & Design Lead, MILE Research & Design Manager, POs for MILE Pilot studies, County Systems Strengthening Specialists
External: Consortium partners, research institutions, government bodies at different levels,
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.
Continuous Improvement & Innovation
Accountability & Stewardship
Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations.
Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas.
We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.
CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
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 Monday 30th September 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
CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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