NGO Jobs in Kenya - CRS

Project Officer- Core Group Polio
The Project Officer (PO) will be responsible for CRS scope of work for the Core Group Polio project. S/he will serve as the key technical link person for the project in Marsabit County and has the roles of managing relations between CRS and the MOH to ensure the CGPP activities are implemented in line with international and national standards.
The PO will ensure that the implementation is done through and with GOK structures at county, sub-county and community levels. The PO will also ensure that MOH is provided with appropriate technical assistance, mentorship and support supervision to implement quality interventions as per the set guidelines.

Responsibilities:

·         Support the coordination and implementation of all assigned project activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.
·         Monitor and report any challenges and/or gaps identified to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules. Assist MOH in their efforts to reflect on project experiences.
·         Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and assisting MOH in their efforts to collect and analyze project data per specified mechanisms and tools. Collaborate with MOH to prepare reports per established reporting schedule.
·         Collect information on staff capacity needs and technical assistance needs of County and Sub-County MOH and monitor capacity building and technical support activities to ensure effective impact.
·         Complete project documentation for assigned activities. Assist with identifying information for case studies and reports on promising practices.
·         Maintain working relations with relevant government line ministries and private sector/research institutions to coordinate the adoption of new approaches in polio eradication
·         Strengthen the capacity of the MOH and other stakeholders to enhance opportunities for shared-learning with partners
·         Build the capacity of the County and Sub-County MoH on planning, implementation, management and monitoring of the program.
·         Stay abreast of new developments in Polio, Routine Immunization and Disease Surveillance and Social and Behaviour Change Communications and participate in relevant technical working groups and related forums

Qualifications 

·         Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine, Nursing, Public Health or related field. A Master’s Degree in these fields will be an added advantage
·         Minimum of 5 years of work experience in project support. Experience and practical skills in Polio Eradication Initiative, Immunization Program and Social mobilization
·         5 years’ progressive experience implementing health programs in NAL, preferably in an NGO setting
·         Experience in participatory action planning and community engagement.
·         Have a good understanding of GOK Health Policy and Guidelines, good grasp of challenges working in insecure areas and with marginalized poor in Kenya
·         Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data preferred.
·         Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
·         Observation, active listening and analysis skills with ability to make sound judgment.
·         Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with MOH, local partners and community members.
·         Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities
·         Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented.
·         Required/Desired Foreign Language

Project Officer – THRIVE Project
Job Summary:
As a member of the health unit responsible for the implementation of the THRIVE project in Kenya, the Project Officer is expected to promote an integrated approach to service delivery to improve the well-being of HIV infected and affected children under 2 and their caregivers in two Counties (Homabay and Migori) in Kenya.

Responsibilities:

·         Support the coordination and implementation of all assigned project activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.
·         Monitor and report any challenges and/or gaps identified to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules. Assist partners in their efforts to reflect on project experiences.
·         Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and assisting partners in their efforts to collect and analyze project data per specified mechanisms and tools. Collaborate with local partner(s) to prepare reports per established reporting schedule.
·         Collect information on staff capacity needs and technical assistance needs of partner organizations and monitor capacity building and technical support activities to ensure effective impact.
·         Participate in various working groups, including the ECD working group and CNHF grantees meeting, to monitor adherence to national guidelines and contribute to strategy paper development.
·         Assist in the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
·         Support to partner staff implementing the THRIVE II project through supervision visits, mentorship and on job trainings.

Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s degree in, Early Childhood Development, Social Work or Health related field required
·         Minimum of 3 years of experience in working with OVC or ECD field including experience in assessing ECD development and activities to promote ECD.
·         Strong background in working with HIV programs, specifically ECD, their caregivers and pregnant and postpartum women.
·         Demonstrated commitment to development through local empowerment
·         Good understanding of ECD policies and capacity-building principles in local partnerships.
·         Additional education may substitute for some experience.
·         Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data preferred.
·         Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
·         Observation, active listening and analysis skills with ability to make sound judgment
·         Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners and community members
·         Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities
·         Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented
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 Thursday, September 14, 2017.
Human Resources Manager
Catholic Relief Services – Kenya Program
E-mail : hr@ke.earo.crs.org

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