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Jun 15, 2017

Catholic Relief Services Project Officer (Agriculture & Livestock) Job in Kenya

Job Title: Project Officer - Agriculture & Livestock

Ref: Agriliv 2017/6-09

Location: Kilifi and Kwale

Reports to: Emergency Coordinator

Duration: 1 Year

Availability: Immediate

Background: The Archdiocese of Mombasa cover Mombasa, Kwale, Taita Taveta and part of Kilifi County. 

It covers 30,432 square kilometers with a population of 2,983, 693 in the four Counties. Catholic Archdiocese of Mombasa implements Humanitarian, Social and emergency activities through Caritas Commission. 

Caritas mission is to “To promote sustainable community development, justice and human dignity for the most vulnerable members in the Mombasa Archdiocese through integrative humanitarian and economic interventions”
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. The Catholic identity is at the heart of CRS’ mission and operations. 

CRS welcomes as a part of its staff and partners, people of all faiths and secular traditions who share values and commitment to serving those in need.
In response to the drought emergency in Kilifi and Kwale Counties, the Archdiocese of Mombasa in partnership with CRS intends to provide support to the affected populations. 

Interventions will concentrate on emergency livestock and WASH, natural resources management and agricultural livelihoods. 

Primary Function: The Project Officer will coordinate and monitor all emergency project activities including emergency livestock interventions (emergency livestock feeds and veterinary services), seed aid & input fairs and WASH activities in Kilifi and Kwale counties of Kenya. 

The Emergency project officer will keep abreast of important approaches in emergency programming and training to ensure the use of technically appropriate implementation approaches and reporting, consistent with donor requirements.

Program coordination
  • Ensure program quality through development and implementation of periodic project reviews and learning.
  • Support implementing of the program
  • Represent Caritas in all relevant county level coordination meetings including but are not limited to: county level WESCCORD, and the county steering group meeting.
Representation, Coordination, and Communication
  • Coordinate with the relevant county level NGO emergency actors to ensure effective targeting and implementation of the projects.
Key Working Relationships
  1. Caritas Director
  2. Emergency coordinator
  3. Caritas project accountant
  1. CRS staff
  2. Local and international NGOs,
  3. County government relevant departments
  • Degree in Livestock or Agriculture related field
  • 5 years’ experience in livelihoods programing preferably in the Coast or Arid Areas
  • Demonstrated ability to work in partnership with local communities and County governments as appropriate.
  • Excellent analytical, communication, and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple work demands in high-stress environments and work effectively and efficiently with minimal supervision.
  • Advanced computer literacy and proficiency in Microsoft Office (MS Word, Excel, etc.).
  • Professional proficiency English.
Program Manager Competencies
  • Sets clear goals and manages toward them
  • Collaborates effectively with staff and stakeholders
  • Manages financial resources with integrity
  • Applies program quality standards to project design and organizational learning
Emergency Competencies
  • Communicates strategically under pressure
  • Manages stress and complexity
  • Actively promotes safety and security
  • Manages and implements high-quality emergency programs
Disclaimer Clause: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

How to Apply

An application letter and CV should be sent via email to [email protected] 

The job title should be indicated on the email subject. 

The CV should include a day-time contact phone number, as well as names and contact information of three references. 

All applications should be received by Close of Business Wednesday, June 19, 2017.

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