Catholic Diocese of Murang’a Head of Programs Job in Kenya

The Catholic Diocese of Murang’a is looking to fill the position of the Head of Programs.

Job Purpose: To provide overall leadership and management, administrative and coordination functions of the Caritas department. Main sectors of responsibility include co-ordination, program design and development, funding acquisition, program monitoring and evaluation, information management, personnel management, and compliance.


  • Takes a leading role in all aspects of project development, including needs assessments, concept paper design, and proposal preparation.
  • Instigate and follow up development policies in Diocese including criteria for supporting projects and processes.
  • Respond to emergency situations e.g. draught and natural calamities that occur within the Diocese.
  • Supervise the work of the Project officers in conducting assessments, developing project concept papers, monitoring projects, tracking project indicators, and liaising with other stakeholders.
  • With the assistance of HR, Recruit and train well-qualified department staff.
  • Work alongside finance department during the project design process to develop appropriate projects budgets.
  • Stay abreast of funding trends and opportunities and prepare briefs to be shared on a regular basis with the local ordinary, the management board, senior management team and key counterparts, and within the development partners
  • Liaise with donor representatives in process of proposal development, negotiation and revision.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with Diocesan support offices including Diocesan secretariat, Parishes and institutions to maintain and build on participation, engagement and funding levels.
  • Oversee the development of a monitoring system that will effectively track implementation to original design documents/proposals and ensure compliance with Caritas Murang’a and donor standards.
  • Ensure that Monitoring &Evaluation plans are developed for each new project with the project staff.
  • Work with the project officers to prepare quality and timely narrative reports in compliance with donor requirement and Diocesan set standards.
  • Maintain good communication with other key Diocesan organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), national and international and UN agencies.
  • Keep well informed of the current political and socio-economic context in order to maintain a comprehensive understanding of the needs and situation at the regional and local levels.
  • Respond to general queries and provide relevant information regarding caritas department.
  • Ensure that program and projects comply with necessary legal, social, policies, financial and other statutory requirements in all aspects of both the Diocese and partners.
  • Establish and oversee process of periodical review of implementation plans and other initial design documents to ensure contractual obligations and spirit of programs are met.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business management/project management or any related course
  • Over 5 years’ experience in project management
  • Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Highly organized, analytical, ability to motivate and work with others

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should send in their CV and a recommendation from their religious leader on or before 23rd July, 2018 to the email or

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Updated: July 13, 2018 — 12:32 pm