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25 Aug 2014

Project Officer Governance and Democracy Job Vacancy

Introduction: 
The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) – General Secretariat is the National Administrative, facilitative and Coordinative arm through which the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops implements and co-ordinates various Pastoral programs at the National level and undertakes all those responsibilities which express the mission of the Catholic Church in Kenya.

It is seeking an outstanding, dynamic and results oriented individual to fill the following key position.

Project Officer Governance and Democracy in its Justice and Peace Commission

Purpose of the Post: 
The position will support In the area of Governance and Democracy

Duties


  • Ensures implementation of programme strategies on democratic focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Thorough analysis and research of the political, social and economic situation in the country to inform programme design and implementation in the area of governance and democracy;
  • Analysis and synthesis of proposals on the areas for support to democratic governance and other interventions on governance, human rights and capacity development.
  • Participates in effective management of CJPC programme interventions on democratic governance, focusing on quality control from formulation to implementation of the programme and achieving the following results:
  • Design, formulation and – if necessary – revision of some parts of CJPC programmatic interventions on deepening democratic governance, CJPC priorities into appropriate interventions and solutions;
  • Liaison with CJPC dioceses offices on project coordinated from the national office, assisting them in preparing work plans, ensuring that the necessary technical support is provided to the CJPC offices in the diocese so that they deliver in accordance with their plans, and ensuring that timely substantive reports are provided;
  • Application of conceptual models in support of programme design;
  • Analyse, consolidate, edit and/or draft quarterly reports on governance and democracy;
  • Develop reports to the donor on programmes and projects
  • Supports creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy, focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Analysis and research of information on development partners, liaison and regular follow up with all project partners;
  • Facilitation of clear communication on substantive results to all projects and programmes assigned to the officer
  • Preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for initiation of new projects,
  • Active contribution to CJPC overall office effort on strengthening partnerships and resource mobilization.
  • Provides top quality advisory services to the Bishops Conference and ensures facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Prepare and implement monitoring plans for documentation of lessons learnt with an emphasis on the production of quality knowledge products to be shared with all stakeholders;
  • Identify sources of information related to policy-driven issues and initiate, if necessary, diagnostic studies in the respective areas of governance in Kenya;
  • Produce periodic updates and briefs on the status of governance challenges, issues and successes in Kenya;
  • Provide effective management support to ensure effective capacity building support to various dioceses and provide technical advisory support as required;
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.

Qualifications

  • Degree in law, humanities or related fields
  • Master’s Degree will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 5 years of practical field experience on governance and democracy
  • Strong understanding of concepts and issues in governance, human rights and social justice as well as familiarity with governance challenges confronting Kenya
  • Proven ability to work effectively with both government institutions and civil society organizations
  • Written and oral fluency in English
  • Strong project management, prioritization and analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently, collaboratively and effectively in teams
  • A good knowledge of social teachings of the Church, and Ethical principles
  • Performance Indicators
  • Extent of carrying out duties and responsibility in #3 above.

Personal Traits 
Must have a very clear idea of the Catholic Social Teachings.

Applications should be addressed to:-
General Secretary
Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops -Catholic Secretariat
P.O Box 13475-00800
Nairobi.

hr@catholicchurch.or.ke

Applications must reach us on or before 4th September 2014

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