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Project Manager for Biblically-based Community Development Job in Kenya

The mission of Care of Creation Kenya is to pursue a God-centered response to the environmental crisis in Africa which brings glory to the Creator, advances the cause of Christ, and leads to a transformation of the people and the land that sustains them.  
To accomplish this mission, Care of Creation Kenya (CCK) is seeking to employ a qualified individual for the following position:

Job Title :
Project Manager for Biblically-based Community Development
Location  : Kijabe (Care of Creation Kenya office at Moffat Bible College)
Reports To : The Executive Director

General Summary:   

This person will promote a God-centered approach to environmental stewardship and provide competent oversight for community development and educational initiatives undertaken by Care of Creation Kenya (CCK).  
Primary responsibilities will involve planning, the coordination of CCK staff and demonstrations, and the administration of training activities for Churches, schools, farmers and community groups in the areas of forestry and Farming God’s Way. 

Required Qualifications

  • Mature Christian with a heart for ministering to local communities
  • Excellent teaching skills / Demonstrated experience in teaching from Scripture
  • Excellent management, planning and administrative skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Kiswahili
  • Strong computer proficiency (including Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, etc.)
  • Demonstrated background in Christian ministry and outreach
  • Demonstrated ability to appropriately supervise others and work as a team
  • Background or work experience in agriculture, forestry, conservation, or environmental education
  • Minimum educational requirement:  Bachelor’s degree in community development from a reputable institution or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to relocate and live within reasonable distance from Kijabe.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Grant-writing and fund-raising experience a plus.
  • Current Driver’s license (qualified for operating a motorcycle a plus).
Key Responsibilities and Duties:  
Manage and coordinate the community development and educational initiatives of the organization in a way that reinforces a God-centered vision of caring for creation.

Training / Mobilization / Community Development

  • Plan, organize and conduct training seminars in cooperation with the Executive Director.
  • Mobilize groups / communities / CCK partners to take action on environmental matters.
  • Provide biblically-based and scientifically sound teaching to various audiences.
  • Conduct monitoring and evaluation with partners and community groups.
Management / Administration / Communication
  • Provide spiritual leadership for the organization
  • Provide management and oversight for CCK staff members
  • Maintain project records & databases / Produce reports / Assist with grant-writing
  • Facilitate the proper functioning and management of CCK’s demonstration site
  • Facilitate the efficiency of verbal and email communication for the organization
  • Manage and oversee outreach activities related to forestry and Farming God’s Way 
Application Procedure   
(Consideration given ONLY to applicants who submit ALL items below)
  • Submit a letter of intent to apply for this position that summarizes your educational and work history.  Include an explanation of why you want to work for CCK and why you are qualified for this position. 
  • Submit a 1 page description of your personal testimony and experience as a Christian.
  • Submit your CV and provide FOUR references, including TWO references from your most recent employers, and TWO character references.  Include their phone numbers and email addresses.
  • Submit written answers to the following items / questions:
  1. Briefly describe your primary goals in life.
  2. Briefly describe your understanding of what is meant by “Community Development”.
  3. Briefly describe your experience relating to the position for which you have applied.
  4. Briefly describe a time where you provided spiritual leadership in a work, church, or home setting.
  5. What spiritual gifts do you feel God has given to you?
  6. What is your current salary level?
CCK is a faith-based mission organization that depends upon charitable donations from churches and Christian foundations.  
Based on this understanding, what are your salary expectations for the advertised position?

Note:  The organization prefers that you submit your application materials electronically to the director at this address: Craig@careofcreation.org

Application deadline:  July 25th, 2012

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