Position Title: Country Representative – Kenya
Dept/ Region: EARO
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Reports to: Regional Director - EARO
*Estimated start date July 2020
The Country Representative (CR) is responsible for managing and advancing the mission and objectives of CRS within the country. S/he provides strategic leadership for staff, programs and partnerships. The CR is also responsible for advancing CRS’ reputation and impact within the country and for monitoring and mitigating risks and liabilities.
Position Scope and Scale:
CRS has been working in Kenya since 1965. Programming activities during the early years focused on food distribution programs to help reduce infant mortality rates. Over the years, CRS Kenya’s focus has shifted from direct relief and food distribution to a comprehensive development program that works through partners and enhances local capacity. CRS Kenya programs now support children affected by HIV, de-institutionalization efforts in collaboration with the government of Kenya, community-based efforts to increase household incomes, improve family health, nutrition and sanitation, and enhance agriculture livelihoods. The portfolio currently includes 9 projects with an annual budget of around $38 million funded via USAID/FFP, USAID Kenya, OFDA, and private foundations. The CR will further oversee the CRS Horn of Africa Country Manager (Somalia, Djibouti, Eritrea) and the associated program office operations.
Education and Experience
* Master’s degree in International Development or a relevant field
* 10 or more years’ experience managing complex relief and development programs
* Demonstrated experience with USG resources; familiarity with USG rules & regulations
* Experience managing a variety of complex, high-value projects from multiple international donors
Required/Desired Foreign Language
* Required, Arabic, French or Spanish a plus
* Frequent travel required within the country and within the region
Supervisory: Somalia Country Manager, Head of Operations/Programs, Chief of Party
Agency-wide Competencies: (based on the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS; to be exemplified by all staff in fulfillment of his or her respective roles and responsibilities)
* Continuous Improvement & Innovation
* Builds Relationships
* Develops Talent
* Strategic Mindset
* Accountability & Stewardship
What we offer
CRS offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, vision, generous retirement savings plan and the opportunity to work in a collaborative, mission-driven culture that is committed to improving the lives of the poor throughout the world.
***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.
About the Organization
Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS's Agriculture and Livelihoods team supports farming communities using our Pathway to Prosperity approach, which enables rural families to increase their productivity within sustainable landscapes, achieve a living income and build more resilient communities.