Deadline: Ongoing

Location: Isiolo, Kenya

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Programme Manager

CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries without regard to race, religion or nationality.

Responsibilities

  • Take the lead on multisectoral stakeholder engagement and coordination with relevant county and community-based government of Kenya (GOK) staff, key stakeholders, and other local institutions
  • Engage in technical working groups and other multisector platforms to enhance communication of goals and objectives, obtain buy-in, enhance awareness, and ensure collective engagement
  • Ensure system strengthening is based on multisector engagement at all levels to develop a networked system able to holistically respond to the needs of vulnerable populations, in a sustainable and inclusive manner
  • Guide the integration of systems-strengthening efforts into other sectors, liaising with the key Nawiri technical leads and line-sector ministries/departments (health, nutrition, education, and other relevant departments) and engaging both formal and informal systems in ensuring the integration
  • Put in place MoUs and other interagency collaborative methodologies
  • Support county governments to effectively engage and advocate for resources from GOK and outside sources in support of county development priorities
  • Integrate public-private partnerships (PPP) as a central approach to system strengthening
  • Ensure linkages and concurrence between Nawiri activities and GOK’s strategic plans at county levels
  • Lead Nawiri contributions to these GOK’s strategic plans
  • Incorporate strategies to address governance and systems-related drivers of acute malnutrition into Nawiri activity design and programming
  • Along with the relevant county sector leads, build the capacity of the county government to use available nutrition and other relevant sector information for decision making, programme planning, and performance and results monitoring
  • Incorporate lessons learnt and best practices for capacity strengthening and institutionalisation approaches into Nawiri activity design
  • Develop/produce programme donor deliverables (quarterly, annual reports, etc.) in conjunction with other programme staff
  • Document and share best practices towards improving systems and structures and support in the scale-up of best practices
  • Support production of tools and materials designed to effectively measure capacity improvements and engage all relevant stakeholders when designing materials to ensure ownership

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Policy, Communications, Economics, Nutrition, Public Health, Agricultural/Development Economics, Applied Sociology, Anthropology, or a related field
  • Additional experience may substitute for some education
  • Five years, minimum, of relevant work experience, preferably in a development setting with an international non-governmental organisation
  • Demonstrated experience of successful provision of technical assistance to government ministries and/or decentralized government structures
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing systems strengthening approaches, with technical expertise in one or more of policy reform, service coverage, supply chain management, information systems, workforce alignment and capacity building, stakeholder coordination, and/or related areas of system strengthening
  • Track record of managing many relationships, internally and externally, with partners, government departments and community institutions
  • Demonstrated experience working in multicultural and multi-disciplinary teams
  • Demonstrated experience in driving proactive and innovative strategies to achieve results
  • Staff management experience

To apply and for more information, click here.

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