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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.

Senior Technical Advisor- EARO PCS and LL

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  •  Lead design and implementation of agency-wide strategies, standards, tools, and best practices in PCS and LL, as well take part in the work on the agency strategic platforms that effectively engage partners, donors, and governments. Ensure a cross-sectoral approach that integrates gender, protection mainstreaming, and disaster risk reduction.
  •  Lead development and advancement of agency-wide standards, policies, innovative approaches, tools, and M&E in PCS and LL , including application of partnership principles.
  •  Provide technical support for the EARO regional Local Leadership strategy and CP teams for their CP PCS strategies, and how to best apply and adapt program design and implementation standards, best practices, partnership principles, tools, and monitoring and evaluation in Capacity Strengthening of Partners, including those aspects promoting Local Leadership .
  •  Identify opportunities, secure resources, and contribute to HQ, regional, and country program staff efforts to pre-position CRS for strategic growth opportunities in PCS and LL. Provide technical guidance, follow donor trends in proposal development and project design with a focus on complex projects to ensure innovative programming solutions and technical excellence . Support CPs to appropriately staff project teams.
  •  Design and lead capacity strengthening initiatives in PCS and LL programming for staff and partners through ensuring development of learning agendas/curriculums, organizing and/or facilitating trainings, workshops and conferences, and mentoring and coaching staff in innovative CRS approaches and tools. Provide mentoring and coaching to TAs, as well as CP and regional staff.
  •  Effectively manage talent and supervise, as well mentor staff at CP level, and collaborate closely with other EARO RTA’s and TA, both on operations and program quality side. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, and complete performance assessment for direct reports.
  •  Lead the agency knowledge management and learning agenda in PCS and LL including the development and leadership of an EARO PCS and LL Community of Practice through helping implement conditions to influence donors and for collective learning that ensure the capturing , documenting, and sharing of key successes, promising practices, lessons learned, and evidence-based implementation research, internally and externally, including publications in peer reviewed journals.
  •  Support country programs and the EARO regional office to begin the process of accessing ALLRight Funds in line with agency determined criteria and approach, including working closely with CPs to develop proposals for ALLRight Funds that are specifically tailored to the needs and aspirations of the local partners as aligned to strategy and mission.
  •  Manage the support that EARO provides to AWECCA, Eritrean Secretary General and projects, as well support relationship with the Bishop in Djibouti overseeing Caritas work in Somalia
  •  Manage EARO innovation fund budget, as well as process and oversight of activities at CP level
  •  Represent CRS at global forums, UN, Congress, and major donor forums to present CRS’ work and research in PCS and LL to influence technical partner approaches, future funding opportunities, and policies. Network with relevant organizations to increase CRS’ profile in PCS and LL, influence in the global PCS and LL community, and donor diversification.

Personal Skills

  •  Excellent relationship management skills with ability to influence and get buy-in from people not under direct supervision and to work with individuals in diverse geographical and cultural settings.
  •  Excellent strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment and decisions
  •  Excellent written and oral communication skills, including research publications
  •  Excellent presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills
  •  Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented

Qualifications

Education and Experience

  •  Master’s Degree in International Development, or field related to Organizational Development . PhD a plus.
  •  Minimum of ten years of work experience in Partnership and Capacity Strengthening with progressive responsibilities, ideally with an international NGO, with five years overseas in multiple regions as a technical advisor and/or program manager of a capacity strengthening of partners and/or multi-sectoral project with a capacity strengthening of partners component.
  •  Deep understanding and application of technical principles and concepts in partnership and capacity strengthening. Good knowledge of related disciplines to ensure proper cross-sectoral approach.
  •  Track record of contributing significantly to successful business development activities capturing public and/or private donor funding in capacity strengthening of partner organizations
  •  Expertise in the development and production of curricula, tools, and other products to support capacity strengthening interventions and programming. Demonstrated experience to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training, mentoring, and other formal and informal methods.
  •  Experience with program monitoring and evaluation including development of indicators, data collection tools and methodologies, data analysis, and data presentation.
  •  Demonstrated experience and skills to represent the organization at the highest levels at meetings with donors, government, international NGOs, local partners – faith-based and civil society. Understanding of partnership principles.
  •  Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications and strong understanding of information and budget management systems and knowledge-sharing networks.
  •  Technical and/or academic publications highly desirable

Water Resources Management Specialist – STAWI

Job Summary

As Water Resources Management Specialist, you will support the design and implementation of strategies and interventions related to water resources management. You will collaboratively work with the county government, Water Resources Authority and other stakeholders to facilitate coordinated management of water resource and access to information by various. You will also provide technical leadership to local institutions to explore sustainable approaches to water resource management. Your management and technical knowledge must ensure the delivery of high-quality programming.

Roles and Key Responsibilities

  •  Provide strategic leadership and guidance and ensure quality delivery of the WRM intervention across the target counties
  •  Strengthen coordination between water services and water resources management actors in the target counties.
  •  Support water resource management institutions in adoption and utilization of data for better resource management
  •  Implementation of groundwater related advocacy strategies, including engagement with governmental and private sector institutions
  •  Support in the reporting, documentation, and knowledge management for the WRM component and dissemination to key stakeholders.
  •  Ensure the water services interventions are informed by water resources management information such as hydrogeological and feasibility surveys
  •  Contribute to the implementation of strategies, standards, tools and best practices in the Water Resource Management that effectively engage partners, donors, and county & national government

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  •  Able to research, learn and implement new technologies quickly
  •  Good technical writing skills
  •  Presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills
  •  Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented.
  •  Demonstrated commitment to respect, equity, diversity and inclusion including gender equality.

Preferred Qualifications

  •  Recognized technical experience and qualifications in sector
  •  Demonstrated experience of successful management, including management of functions of complex, multi-activity projects.
  •  Staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment.
  •  Experience engaging partners and strengthening partnerships. Knowledge of CRS partnership strategy a plus.
  •  Experience in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), Web Conferencing Applications, and information and budget management systems.

Key Working Relationships

Internal: Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party, Water Technical Advisor, Learning and Adaptation Advisor, Environment and Safeguards Specialist, Country Representative, Head of Programming, Programming staff, Finance Manager, Deputy Regional Director for Program Quality, Regional Technical Advisors, HQ based Public Donor Liaison.

External: Donor, government agencies, partner INGOs and local NGOs, peer agencies, community representatives, private sector actors, including financial institutions.

Qualifications

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

Education and Experience

  •  Graduate/Master’s degree in a relevant discipline; Environmental science, Natural resource Management, Geography or hydrology required;
  •  Relevant professional qualifications an added advantage
  •  Minimum 7 years of professional experience in water sector in Kenya and understanding water resource management in drylands
  •  Demonstrated experience of successful management, including management of functions of complex, multi-activity projects.
  •  Staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment.
  •  Experience of working in the Kenyan ASAL context.

Policy Specialist – STAWI

Personal Skills

  •  Strong relationship management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship.
  •  Excellent negotiation skills.
  •  Strong communications and presentation skills.
  •  Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented.
  •  Capable of working in a dynamic, results oriented environment; ability to multi-task across various work streams/priorities.
  •  Team player with a positive attitude who can work independently while also being highly collaborative and open. Capable of building relationships and influencing the opinions of others.
  •  Demonstrated commitment to respect, equity, diversity and inclusion including gender equality.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

  •  Master’s degree in a relevant discipline; Environmental science, water/civil engineering required, economics, governance or development studies;
  •  Relevant professional qualifications an added advantage
  •  Minimum 10 years of professional experience in water sector in Kenya and understanding water sector policy environment
  •  Demonstrated experience of successful management, including management of functions of complex, multi-activity projects.
  •  Staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment.
  •  Experience engaging partners and strengthening partnerships.
  •  Experience of working in the Kenyan ASAL context.

Senior Project Officer

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  •  Analysis and problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment
  •  Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners
  •  Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented
  •  Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

  •  Bachelor’s Degree in the field of social sciences, environmental science or community development or related field required. Degree in International Relations or Project Management would be a plus.
  •  Minimum of 6 years of work experience in project support and coordination, with a focus in local partner capacity development preferably in the NGO sector.
  •  Demonstrated commitment to respect, equity, diversity and inclusion including gender equality.

Preferred Qualifications

  •  Experience working with partners, participatory action planning and community engageme

Rural Water Services Specialist

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  •  Very good strategic, analytical, systems thinking, and problem-solving skills, with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment and decisions.
  •  Very good relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship.
  •  Team leadership abilities with diverse/multi-disciplinary teams.
  •  Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented, and results-oriented.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

  •  Graduate/Master’s degree in a relevant discipline; Environmental science, or water engineering required.
  •  Relevant professional qualifications an added advantage.
  •  Minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience in water services delivery in Kenya and understanding water sector policy environment.
  •  Experience working in USAID funded projects is an added advantage.
  •  Experience engaging partners and strengthening partnerships.
  •  Demonstrated commitment to respect, equity, diversity and inclusion including gender equality.

Further Qualifications:

  •  Good knowledge of gender responsive and/or transformative WASH system strengthening and governance principles, methods, and monitoring tools.
  •  Knowledge/experience in market-based approaches to develop WASH services.
  •  Experience working in the Kenya context, preferably in Western Kenya.

Regional Recruiter – EARO

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (SKAs):

  •  Ability to effectively develop a large and diverse network of relationships
  •  Organized and ability to multi-task
  •  Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively
  •  Excellent analytical skills with ability to make sound judgment and decisions
  •  Passionate about developing relationships and talent networks
  •  Ability to deliver high levels of customer service and support
  •  Knowledge ATS. Oracle Recruitment Cloud (ORC) or Taleo preferred
  •  Proactive, resourceful, solutions oriented and results-oriented

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  •  Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management/Business or related field
  •  Minimum of five years recruitment experience
  •  Established network of contacts within the non-profit sector
  •  Experience in recruiting key personnel for grants and contracts in an International NGO environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  •  Working knowledge of USAID rules and regulations pertaining to RFA and RFP solicitations
  •  Experience with applicant tracking systems (ATS)

Project Officer – Meal- Isiolo

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  •  Lead the development and contribute to the implementation of project’s MEAL system and practices that effectively engage partners, donors, and other stakeholders and are compliant with agency and donor MEAL requirements.
  •  Contribute to compliance with agency and donor MEAL requirements, including agreed MEAL Detailed Implementation Plan activities.
  •  Support quality data capture and input, simple analysis of, and reflection on monitoring data results.
  •  Contribute field-based perspectives and initial findings to project learning.
  •  Support the documentation of lessons learned and best practices to contribute to learning as informed by project learning agenda.
  •  Foster respectful relationships and dialogue regarding ongoing project interventions and results with community members and stakeholders.
  •  Support capacity strengthening initiatives in conducting field-based and simple analytical MEAL activities for CRS staff, partner staff and volunteers.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilitie s

  •  Strong observation, active listening and analysis skills with ability to make sound judgment
  •  Strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills
  •  Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with other staff, local partners and community members.
  •  Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented.
  •  Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities.
  •  Presentation, facilitation, training, and mentoring skills
  •  Strong communication skills using both formal and informal approaches.

Project Officer – Research Data Specialist

Job Responsibilities:

  •  Support the Nawiri Research team and consultants in data collection.
  •  Provide technical and administrative support to external consultants and research field teams for specific research activities.
  •  Participate in research enumerator trainings.
  •  Provide support to the Nawiri Research team and external consultants to organize trainings for enumerators.
  •  Support the field research team in ensuring data q uality and ethical compliance.
  •  Working in close collaboration with the CRS field team, Caritas and Tufts University in troubleshooting DDG software focal point when necessary.
  •  Updating and maintaining all research records and data in CRS Gateway system.

Required/Desired Foreign Language: English and Kiswahili required (Ability to speak one or more of the local languages an asset)

Qualifications

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

Education and Experience

  •  Masters degree with two years’ experience in large survey data management. A Bachelor’s degree with four years data management experience will also be considered.
  •  Experience working with large nutrition data will be considered an asset.
  •  Previous large quantitative survey management experience in a dryland area or ASAL county
  •  Experience working multi-site research projects
  •  Familiarity with Isiolo and Marsabit County an asset
  •  Experience in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), Web Conferencing Applications, and information and budget management systems.
  •  Experience working with multiple stakeholders- universities, international non-governmental organizations and faith-based organizations
  •  Familiarity with tablet technology (Digital Data Gathering)
  •  Position is open to Kenya Nationals and locals of Isiolo and Marsabit are encouraged to apply

Project Officer – Research, Marsabit

Roles and responsibilities

  •  Provide technical and coordination support to the Nawiri Consortium partners and Marsabit in ensuring the process of research are all well-co-ordinated.
  •  Provide logistical and administrative support to external consultants and research field teams for the Longitudinal research study and other research activities.
  •  Collaborate with the Nawiri research team and external consultants to organize trainings for supervisors and enumerators.
  •  Support field logistics to ensure that the field research teams are adequately facilitated working closely with research & design team, Caritas-Marsabit & Isiolo and Head of Offices.
  •  Support in community mobilization for the relevant stakeholders across the county and sub county level.
  •  Provide updates on all Nawiri research and pilot activities to key stakeholders including relevant county government stakeholders, participating communities and Nawiri and USAID partners.
  •  Work in close collaboration with the Field offices, Monitoring and evaluation, Accountability & Learning and other technical field teams
  •  Plan, coordinate, monitor and report on activities and required resources to ensure cost efficient and quality service delivery from administrative support functions.
  •  Report immediately to the head of county any issues, constraints and challenges in complying with CRS and Donor’s standards policies and regulations and with government’s laws.
  •  Keep all documents and information related to CRS’ program activities, personnel and development plans confidential.
  •  Adhere to CRS’ principles of confidentiality in relations to staff, partners, vendors and other stakeholders. Report to the management potential irregularities or any misbehaviour that occurs
  •  Be flexible to undertake any other roles as assigned by CRS leadership team depending on the situation.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  •  Proactive and results oriented
  •  Good relationship building and management skills and ability to work closely with local partners
  •  Attention to detail, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  •  Bachelor’s Degree Sociology, community development, Nutrition etc. in the relevant field
  •  Minimum 3 years’ experience in Project Management
  •  Minimum 1-2 years research experience
  •  Experience working with multiple stakeholders- communities, county governments, International non-governmental institutions and faith-based organizations
  •  Demonstrated commitment to respect, equity, diversity and inclusion including gender equality.

Preferred Qualifications:

  •  Experience with partners, participatory planning and community engagement
  •  Experience with qualitative and quantitative research in Marsabit and / or Kenyan ASALs
  •  Experience and/ or familiarity with Marsabit County an asset
  •  Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)
  •  Experience working with multiple stakeholders- universities, international non-governmental
  •  Strong communication and writing skills

Private Sector Engagement and Partnership Specialist, Kisumu

Job Summary:

Reporting to the WASH Finance and Partnerships Technical Lead, you will be responsible to support private sector engagement interventions. This includes but is not limited to; sector mapping, establishing and cultivating strategic relationships between water utilities and private sector players.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  •  Work with the county government and water services provider to creatively design Private Sector Engagement strategies
  •  Support the county government to identify viable opportunities in water sector for Private sector engagement
  •  Design and develop market-led solutions to water services delivery and identify and guide appropriate partnerships with private sector players
  •  Participate in WASH networks, meetings, and select technical working groups as appropriate to champion Private Sector Engagement in the WASH sector
  •  Maintain relationships with key staff of consortium partner organizations regarding private sector engagement in line with CRS partnership principles

Required Languages – English Fluency, Knowledge of a main national language preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  •  Very good strategic, analytical, systems thinking, and problem-solving skills, with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment and decisions.
  •  Very good relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship.
  •  Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented, and results-oriented.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Key Working Relationships:

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

  •  Graduate/Master’s degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., finance, business administration, economics, public policy etc.) required.
  •  Relevant professional qualifications an added advantage.
  •  Minimum 3 years of relevant professional experience in WASH sector.
  •  Demonstrated experience of successful management, including management of functions of complex, multi-activity projects.
  •  Experience engaging partners and strengthening partnerships.
  •  Experience in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), Web Conferencing Applications, and information and budget management systems.
  •  Demonstrated commitment to respect, equity, diversity and inclusion including gender equality.

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