Caritas Nyeri is the development arm of the Archdiocese of Nyeri whose purpose is to enhance holistic development of the human person as guided by the Gospel values and the social teachings of the church. Our programmes’ focus on the poor communities in economically and socially marginal parts of the Larger Laikipia and Nyeri districts.

Community Economic Empowerment Programme (CEEP) is seeking to recruit a competent, qualified and suitable person to fill the position of PROGRAMME COORDINATOR

JOB PURPOSE

To implement financial management strategies, systems and controls for the optimal growth and financial sustainability of CEEP in the Catholic Archdiocese of Nyeri. It will involve the overall management and coordination of CEEP activities to fulfill the program’s main goal of Economic Empowerment of the community in parishes where it is established within the Archdiocese.

Key responsibilities

  • Lead the implementation of the financial or economic strategy and policies of CEEP in the Catholic Archdiocese of Nyeri;
  • Lead in the process of groups mobilization and remobilization to advance the promotion of culture of saving;
  • Lead the preparation, management, implementation, and control of the Approved CEEP budget by the Management;
  • Coordinate and manage timely internal and external audits for both the CEEP’s Head office and the Specific groups in the Parishes;
  • Coordinate and manage timely conducting of SHGs and CEEP Diocesan annual general meetings (AGMs);
  • Ensure that each Self-Help Group (SHG) is compliant with the financial principles as guided by the SHG constitution and the Diocesan regulatory requirements as an obligation of SHGs in the Archdiocese;
  • Ensure strict compliance with the guidelines on loan lending and security fund;
  • Ensure strict adherence with the policies and procedures on group investments as it is established by the management or governing body including the Diocesan finance council;
  • Develop an appropriate Financial Risk Management tool for CEEP;
  • Ensure that the financial and management reports are timely and accurately prepared in the system and interpreted appropriately to guide the management in making right decisions with the guidance of the Diocesan Finance Council;
  • Plan for continuous implementation of management information and internal control systems as it is expected by the management and by the Diocesan Finance Council;
  • Assessing, developing, training, motivating, and evaluating CEEP staff to achieve highest levels of performance;
  • Identifying, implementing, and benchmarking best practices in financial management of CEEP against other SHGs;
  • To identify SHG’s  specific needs and organize training to empower the communities on matters pertaining to financial literacy, risk management;
  • Manage and coordinate Programme’s Day to day activities. Document all project activities and maintain files of records relating to all the activities;
  • Implement the policies as articulated by management and as may be agreed among all the other stakeholders;
  • Attend Programme Management Team meetings and monthly planning meetings as planned by management to integrate and plan the programme’ s activities effectively in liaison with other Caritas Nyeri programmes. Attend and represent the project in all necessary and relevant forums and meetings;
  • Organize trainings or workshops to impart organizational and managerial knowledge and skills to the management committees of the groups and members of CEEP at the group levels;
  • Perform any other relevant duties as may be directed by Management or the Program’s designate Director.

Key performance deliverables

  1. Preparation and interpretation of accurate and timely Management Accounts and Financial statements of CEEP;
  2. Timely Financial Risk detection, assessment, and management in an organization;
  3. Growth of CEEP Empowerment coverage, onboard and activate all SHG;
  4. Integration of economic empowerment in apostolate;
  5. Evaluate and track Loan book, deposits, and investment portfolios.

Minimum qualification

  • A bachelor’s degree in Project Planning, Business Administration (Project Management), Strategic Management, Community development or any related field.
  • Qualification in CPA II.
  • Computer literate with knowledge of the current technology in financial management.
  • Training on project management and development procedures.
  • Driving and/or rider license.
  • Ability to operate project management tools will be an added advantage.

Required Skills and Qualifications 

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills capable of maintaining strong relationships

  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Good decision-making skills
  • Team-management and leadership skills
  • Documentation management and ability to use project management tools
  • Attention to details even under pressure
  • Time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines 
  • Operational excellence
  • Creativity and innovation

Required work experience

  • Previous exposure in managing similar enterprises (bank, saccos, etc);
  • Hands-on experience in bookkeeping, reporting, and budgeting;
  • Above 5 years working experience as a Project Coordinator in a relevant field;
  • Above 5 years’ experience in project management, from conception to delivery;
  • At least 2 years’ experience in accounts work.

How to apply:

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria are encouraged to send their application package (composed of cover letter, updated CV, National identity card copy and copies of academic & professional certificates) quoting Programme Coordinator as the email subject to:

Human Resource Manager

Archdiocese of Nyeri

P.O. BOX 288, Nyeri

Via email address: hr@adnyeri.org

Closing date for application is on or before 16th June 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

NB: Please note that the Archdiocese of Nyeri does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process.