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Type of Appointment:           Fixed term contract, one (1) year.

Estimated Start Date:           As soon as possible

Closing date for application: 9th April 2021 by 5.00pm.

 The Archdiocese of Nairobi is seeking to recruit a devoted, focused and competent professional in the position of Program Coordinator as outlined below.

 Job Summary

The Program Coordinator will be responsible for administering and delivering programs for the Youth in the Archdiocese of Nairobi. The coordinator will be responsible for taking note and maintaining records to track program progress and accomplishments and ensure timelines and deliverables are met. He/she should be able to provide guidance towards the creation of a youth focused strategic action plan.

Key duties and responsibilities

  1. Planning, overseeing and leading projects from ideation through to completion.
  2. Formulating, coordinating, organizing and monitoring inter-connected projects and activities within the programs running in the Youth office.
  3. Providing insights into viable strategies.
  4. Submitting project deliverables and ensuring that they adhere to quality standards.
  5. Preparing status reports at the designated timelines by gathering, analyzing, and summarizing relevant information.
  6. Outlining and coordinating execution matrices of projects and activities.
  7. Developing and controlling deadlines, budgets and activities.
  8. Assessing program performance and aim to maximize impact cost effectively.
  9. Meeting with other team members to identify and resolve scope issues in a timely manner.
  10. Coordinating the development of user manuals, training materials, and other documents as needed to enable successful training where and when need arise.
  11. Identifying, proposing and developing new opportunities that will be of benefit to the Youth.
  12. Maintaining customer relationships with external stakeholders involved in partnership for execution of Youth initiatives.
  13. Any other duty as may be required from time to time.

Job Requirements and Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in project management or related field.
  • Proven experience as a Program Coordinator or other operational position.
  • Proven experience in project management.
  • Strong understanding of formal project management methodologies.
  • Excellent knowledge of performance evaluation and change management principles
  • Budget management experience.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office; working knowledge of program/project management software (Basecamp, MS Project etc.) is an added advantage.
  • Outstanding leadership and organizational skills, communication and problem solving skills.

Competencies.

  • Ability to combine strategic perspective with the need to act quickly when the situation demands.
  • Ability to lead project teams of various sizes and see them through to completion.
  • Ability to prioritize work and deliver high quality output to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and possess high attention to detail.

 How to apply:

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria should send their applications accompanied by detailed CVs, names of three referees’ daytime telephone contact, letter from the Father In Charge as well as their current and expected gross salary to hro@archdioceseofnairobi.org indicating the job applying for in the subject of the email.

ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED

 

The Catholic Church mooted the idea of the formation of Pacis Insurance Company Limited (Pacis) in 1997. The company was started by the bishops primarily to provide insurance services to people and the church institutions and related entities to mitigate their risks exposure. This was after realization that the church needed to have a sustainable avenue of raising funds to support her projects. Pacis was incorporated in Kenya in October 2004 and licensed to do business in August 2005.

 PURPOSE OF THE JOB:                                             

Reporting to the Head of ICT, Assistant ICT Manager – Business Applications is responsible for business applications, innovations, improvements of operational processes, directing and coordinating the development, implementation, and maintenance of innovative solutions for business applications.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Leading project teams during development and implementation of ICT Software projects to ensure implementation of applications that meet user requirements.
  • Ensuring timely development and implementation of innovative and effective systems within the organization
  • Ensuring the security of all organizational data to ensure availability and reliability of information, maximum productivity of the organization through the right use of business applications.
  • Ensuring software development standards are followed for maintenance and knowledge transfer to other developers, supervising overall systems documentation for maintenance.
  • Development and implementation of security controls on the organizations Business Applications, maintenance of business applications and effective Change Management in Business Applications to mitigate disruption of systems.
  • Translate business requirements and objectives into technical applications and solutions.
  • Write original code and update existing code, ensuring that all code meets program requirements.
  • Perform intensive testing of all new and existing programs to ensure they are free of errors and functions as intended.
  • Keep up to date the newest technological innovations in the field and be ready to apply relevant innovations to our software systems.

 

Minimum Academic Qualifications

  • Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Information Technology.

Professional Qualifications

  • ITIL
  • Any Project Management certification, PMP or PRINCE2
  • AWS Cloud Solutions Architect will be an added advantage

Experience

  • Three (3) years software development experience, with at least one (1) year in a supervisory role or an equivalent.
  • At least one (1) year experience as a full stack engineer.
  • Excellent understanding of server-side technologies (e.g Java, PHP, Ruby, Node.js)
  • Infrastructure knowledge including RESTful APIs, single sign-on, LDAP, search Technologies (auth), APIgee, GraphQL, Swagger).
  • Experience with relational and NoSQL Databases.
  • Experience in design-driven development, continuous deployment, code refactoring, design patterns, application security, highly scalable applications.

Skills and Attributes

  • Good leadership skills.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Unquestionable integrity and strong ethical standards.
  • Ability to motivate and keep focused team.
  • Results oriented.
  • Able to work with minimum supervision.

Applications with a detailed CV, indicating the preferred location and telephone contacts with names and addresses of three referees should be emailed to hr@paciskenya.com not later than 23rd March 2021.

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