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Dec 6, 2017

Caritas Lodwar Justice and Peace Co-ordinator

Diocese of Lodwar

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Job Title: Justice and Peace Co-ordinator
Programme: CJPC Programme
Location: Diocese of Lodwar
Reporting To: Caritas Director
Date of Issue: 5th  December, 2017
Deadline for Application: 15th December, 2017
General Description: The position holder Coordinates and manages the effective implementation of a portfolio of development and humanitarian project activities in Turkana, Kenya.
The position is responsible for ensuring that implementing partner organizations effectively plan, budget for, deliver and report on project activities to achieve agreed outputs and outcomes in CJPC  using a results-based management approach, applying value-for-money principles

Key duties and responsibilities
  • To co-ordinate the Diocesan desk for the Commission, spearhead the conceptualization, formulation and implementation of initiatives for expressing identity, philosophy and Catholic Diocese of Lodwar's Mission through the Commission’s goals within the established policies.
  • Develop work-plans & budgets in line with the Commission’s projects & activities.
  • In liaison with the resource mobilization manager, develop proposals to seek funds for approved activities of the Commission, and prepare project reports in line with the partner’s requirements.
  • Develop initiatives to facilitate Catholic Diocese of Lodwar's  policy advocacy and influence of both local and National thinking on pressing issues in the Commission’s focal areas.
  • Facilitate training workshops and coordinate field activities targeting the needs of the community in line with the Commission’s focal areas.
  • Develop and maintain a strong & functional network of community animators, national CJPC offices and other stakeholders.
  • Organize and implement the Lenten Campaign initiative in the Diocese.
  • Facilitate optimum staff performance for consistent and satisfactory organizational out-put in the Commission through effective supervision, objective staff appraisal, ongoing staff development & promotion of team spirit.
  • Developing appropriate initiatives of enhancing capacity building of key Parish and Diocesan staff in the service area.
  • To represent the diocese internally and externally in relevant forums  with the aim to reflect the wider Caritas Lodwar into the region, acting as a link and facilitator between diocesan programmes in the county.
  • To set the leadership and team identity framework for  Caritas Lodwar Justice & Peace a team in accordance with diocesan Management Standards.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the management.
Qualifications, Attributes and Other Requirements Specific to the Role
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject e.g: development studies, law, public administration, human rights, natural resource management. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Diploma in Law will be an added asset
  • At least 3 years professional experience in managing complex development projects in Kenya, ideally in Turkana
  • Knowledge and understanding of: land and natural resource rights in Kenya, including oil and gas; humanitarian/development programme management; resilient livelihoods development
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Turkana context and demonstrated experience of managing development projects/programmes in Turkana strongly preferred;
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience of managing large budgets, using management systems, budget monitoring and financial reporting;
  • Strong Management skills with experience in programme formulation and monitoring and evaluation techniques
  • Strong community mobilization, facilitation and mediation skills with a conviction for justice and human rights
  • Self motivated Christian ready to work extra hours when necessary.
  • Knowledge of spoken Turkana would be highly desirable
How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), certificates and testimonials together with names and addresses of three referees, day time telephone to the address below;-
Human Resource Officer, 
Diocese of Lodwar, 
P.O. Box 101 – 30500, 


(Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted)

Diocese of Lodwar (DOL) has a Code of Conduct and a Child Protection policy to ensure the maximum protection of Diocesan staff and Children from abuse and exploitation. Any candidate offered a job with DOL will be expected to sign the Diocesan Child Protection policy and the Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment and conduct themselves in accordance with the provision in these two documents.

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