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Adolescent Advisor (Ref.2017/002)

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: Catholic Relief Services
Closing date: 26 May 2017

The Adolescent Advisor will provide technical leadership and implementation focusing on addressing more effectively and holistically the needs of adolescents. In support of this technical leadership function, the position’s primary goal will be strengthening local organization capability to address issues relating to adolescents with respect to OVC.

The Adolescent Advisor will advise staff and local implementing partner (LIP) staff on technical aspects of program implementation that pertain to adolescents and ensure Mwendo is responsive to the unique needs of this group, with a focus on the program goal of successful OVC graduation / transition into adulthood. S/he will coordinate closely with Mwendo staff to assure consistent messaging, coordination, and implementation with key stakeholders.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree in one of the following disciplines: social sciences, gender, international development, development economics or another related field.

  • At least 5 years’ progressive experience implementing adolescent focused integrated ECD, HIV/AIDS, and other Health related projects in Kenya, preferably in an NGO setting.

  • Strong technical and programmatic skills and experience across a range of adolescent issues and topics

  • Experience in the development of strategic and tactical plans in collaboration with others (stakeholders) who may represent a wide range of interests and needs

  • Strong knowledge of the health and social service sector in Kenya.

  • Experience in implementing donor-funded projects

  • Demonstrated ability foster integration in programming approach

  • Excellent understating of GOK, and CRS operating procedures

How to apply:

Written applications indicating the reference number of position applied for and CV including day-time contact phone numbers, as well as names and contact information of three references should reach the below-mentioned by Close of Business Friday, May 26, 2017.

Human Resources Manager

Catholic Relief Services – Kenya Program

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Note: Catholic Relief Services (CRS) does not charge any fees from applicants for any recruitment. Further, CRS has not retained any agent in connection with this recruitment

CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation