Catholic Relief Services Project Manager Job in Rift Valley Kenya

Catholic Relief Services – USCCB is the official agency of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for relief and development overseas. 
CRS supports programs in over 100 countries and works through local partners. 
CRS has been in Kenya the last 45 years and works with Kenyan organizations in supporting programs serving the poor and vulnerable. 
We are seeking a suitable person to fill the following position:
Job Title: Project Manager
Ref. 2012/61)
Based in (Location): Rift Valley
Job Purpose
Reporting to the CRS HIV/AIDS Unit Program Manager, the Project Manager will be responsible for CRS scope of work (OVC, HCBC and SDH) in APHIAplus, Nuru Ya Bonde. 
He/she will serve as the key technical link person for the project and have the triple roles of managing relations between the strategic partners, implementing partners (IPs) and the GOK to care and support for PLHAs and orphans and children affected and or infected by HIV and AIDS. 
The Project Manager will ensure that the implementation is done through and with GOK structures at national, county, district and community levels to deliver on USAID/Kenya Strategic Goal for health: “Sustained improvement of health and well-being for all Kenyans”.
Key Tasks and Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the HIV/AIDS Unit Manager, the Project Manager will be a core technical team member responsible for project implementation strategies, routine support supervision, data quality assessment, research and policy adherence. 
He/she is expected to promote an integrated approach to empowering PLHA and OVC in Rift Valley. 
In consultation with the Program Manager and consortium colleagues, the manager is expected to work hand in hand with Results, 3and 4 as he/she continuously engages key stakeholders to make it possible to deliver on this mandate.
Qualifications and Abilities
  • Master Degree in Sociology, Anthropology, Nursing, Public Health or other relevant area of study
  • Have solid working knowledge and practical skills in: OVC, HCBC, VCT, Counseling, ART and dealing with social determinants of health.
  • Experience in dealing with a multifaceted project and integrated programming that endeavors to address holistic human need
  • At least 5 years progressive experience implementing and integrated HIV/AIDS projects Kenya, preferably in an NGO setting and implementing US Government- funded projects
  • Have a good understanding of GOK HIV/AIDS Policy and Guidelines
  • Have a good grasp of challenges facing PLHA, OVC and marginalized poor in Kenya
  • Can articulate strategies required to address WATSAN, Livelihoods, Micro-finance, social protection needs of all diverse people affected and infected by HIV/AIDS in Rift Valley
  • Ability to transfer skills and knowledge through, training, mentorship and accompaniment
  • Excellent Communication Skills (both oral and written)
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office Programs).
  • Demonstrated ability to foster integration in programming approach
  • Excellent understating of GOK, USAID and PEPFAR guidelines
Note: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skills, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with the position
Written applications indicating the reference number of position applied for on the email subject line 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 November 09, 2012.
Human Resources Manager,
Catholic Relief Services – Kenya Program
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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