Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 99 countries around the world.
CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality and works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs.
CRS has been helping poor, vulnerable families improve their lives through orphans and vulnerable children, agriculture, health, microfinance, and WASH programming in Kenya since 1965.
CRS Kenya is recruiting for the following positions for an anticipated USAID-funded Orphans and Vulnerable Children program.
All positions will require travel to field location and demonstrated knowledge of USAID project management including USAID rules, regulations and reporting requirements.
The positions are contingent upon successful bidding and signing an agreement with donor.
1. OVC Manager / Deputy Chief of Party
The OVC Manager will assist the Chief of Party (COP) in managing a team of senior staff and sub-partners to ensure quality, timeliness and efficiency of all project deliverables.
The OVC manager will be responsible for technical aspects of the project implementation that relate to community and families, and ensure strong linkages with facility-level and other service delivery points.
S/he will provide oversight of the technical quality and technical working groups and is also expected to facilitate linkages with government and other stakeholders to ensure that activities complement ongoing initiatives and adhere to country and global standards.
S/he will ensure timely, high-quality and complete submission of work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and any other reports required by the donor or the government.
- Master’s Degree in public health, international development, or related field.
- Experience with child welfare and protection programs, systems strengthening, capacity building, service delivery, quality improvement or policy development is required.
- Strong knowledge of the health and social service sector in Kenya.
- At least 5 years of experience managing large-scale, multi-year US government-funded proposals. Previous DCOP experience strongly preferred.
- Significant technical experience in the areas of orphans and vulnerable children, and/or economic resiliency, nutrition, education, and psychosocial care.
- Excellent communication, interpersonal and networking skills required.
- Staff supervisory experience.
2. Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Director
The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Director will lead all monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning activities under the award including baseline, midterm and finally evaluation reports.
The MEAL Director develops and maintains a database to collect and analyze information on inputs, activities, outputs, outcomes, and impact of the program.
S/he is also responsible for facilitating the work of external evaluators and ensuring community feedback mechanisms are established and gender responsive programming is mainstreamed.
S/he conducts supportive supervisory visits to subgrantees to observe, monitor, provide guidance and quality feedback on the use of data and indicators; analyzes monthly data; and supports the capacity building of MEAL project staff in MEAL and quality assurance methods.
- Master’s Degree or higher in monitoring and evaluation, social science, biostatistics, statistics or a related field is required.
- Minimum three years of experience supervising monitoring, evaluation and research efforts, preferably with respect to child welfare and protection systems strengthening, capacity building, economic strengthening and service delivery.
- Strong background and skills in quantitative and qualitative research methods, survey design and implementation, and statistical data analysis required.
- Strong oral and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to articulate technical information clearly and effectively.
- Strong quantitative or mixed-method and analytical skills
- Strong skills using MS Excel Word, PowerPoint, and Access and at least one data management software
- Demonstrated leadership and technical and management expertise.
3) Household Economic Strengthening Technical Director
The Household Economic Strengthening Technical Director will oversee all activities and targets associated with improving the economic stability of households caring for OVC.
Develop, implement and manage a comprehensive household economic strengthening component, including saving and internal lending communities, consumption support and/or income generating activities, with an emphasis on age-appropriate and gender activities.
Responsible for ensuring the technical approach employed aligns with industry standards, and donor and GOK requirements.
- Master’s Degree or higher in commerce, economics, business management, social sciences, social work, or a closely related field is required.
- Minimum five years’ experience in savings-led microfinance models (e.g. SILC, Village Savings and Loans – VSL;
- Community-based Savings for Empowerment – COSAVE; Saving for Change)
- Experience in leveraging private public partnerships preferred.
- Experience in financial literacy training and entrepreneurship training. Experience with youth strongly preferred.
- Experience working with OVC populations preferred.
4) Finance and Operations Director
The Finance and Operations Director will oversee all financial, operational and administrative aspects of the project, including managing financial systems, generating financial reports, monitoring project expenses, administering sub-awards, assuring grant management compliance, facilitating audits and managing finance and operational issues with staff at headquarters and county offices.
S/he ensures that the project operates as a cohesive, neutral, functional unit that provides high-quality, responsive, timely and cost effective services within the framework of local laws, CRS policies and procedures, and USAID requirements.
S/he oversees a team managing grants to local implementing partners, ensures compliance to CRS and donor requirements and also supports capacity building of local partners in grants management in coordination with the technical team.
- Master’s Degree or higher in accounting, finance or business management.
- Minimum of five (5) years’ experience managing the finances and operations of programs funded by the U.S. Government, including USAID-funded projects, and at least two (2) years of experience administering sub-grants.
- Strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills.
- Proficiency in MS Office and knowledge of Sun Systems and Vision desirable.
Disclaimer Clause: The job descriptions are not an exhaustive list of the skills, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the positions.
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 May 20th 2016.
Human Resources Manager
Catholic Relief Services – Kenya Program
Please indicate the Reference Number of the position you are applying for on the email subject.
Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Note: Catholic Relief Services (CRS) does not charge any fees from applicants for any recruitments.
Further, CRS has not retained any agent in connection with this recruitment