Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Care of Creation Kenya Job-Community Development Project Manager (Biblically Based) Job in Kijabe

The mission of Care of Creation Kenya is to pursue a God-centered response to the environmental crisis in Africa which brings glory to the Creator, advances the cause of Christ, and leads to a transformation of the people and the land that sustains them.

To accomplish this mission, Care of Creation Kenya (CCK) is seeking to employ a qualified individual for the following position:

Job Title: Project Manager for Biblically - Based Community Development

Location: Kijabe (Care of Creation Kenya office at Moffat Bible College)

Reports To: The Executive Director

General Summary:

This person will promote a God-centered approach to environmental stewardship and provide competent oversight for community development and educational initiatives undertaken by Care of Creation Kenya (CCK).

Primary responsibilities will involve planning, the coordination of CCK staff and demonstrations, and the administration of training activities for Churches, schools, farmers and community groups in the areas of forestry and Farming God’s Way.

Essential Qualifications
  • Mature Christian with unquestioned personal integrity and character
  • A heart for ministering to farmers, women, and local communities
  • Excellent teaching skills, including proficiency in teaching from Scripture, and demonstrated work experience in teaching and/or community development.
  • Excellent management, planning and administrative skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Kiswahili
  • Strong computer proficiency (including Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, etc.)
  • Able to keep detailed records and write detailed reports
  • A self starter who takes initiative and requires little supervision
  • Minimum educational requirement: Bachelor’s degree in community development from a reputable institution
  • 2-3 years work experience in community development and/or mobilization.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Grant-writing and fund-raising experience a plus
  • Background and/or work experience in the areas of agriculture, forestry, or conservation
  • Current Driver’s license (qualified for operating a motorcycle a plus).
Key Responsibilities and Duties: Manage and coordinate the community development and educational initiatives of the organization in a way that reinforces a God-centered vision of caring for creation.

Training / Mobilization / Community Development
  • Plan, organize and conduct training seminars in cooperation with the Executive Director.
  • Mobilize and encourage groups / communities / CCK partners to take action on environmental matters.
  • Provide biblically-based and scientifically sound teaching to various audiences.
  • Develop and conduct follow-up and monitoring activities with farmers, schools, churches, community groups, partners
  • Establish healthy and ongoing relationships with the same
Management / Administration / Communication
  • Keep track of records, maintain project databases and produce reports
  • Assist with grant-writing
  • Provide management and oversight for staff members working in CCK’s indigenous tree nursery and farming demonstration
  • Facilitate the proper functioning and management of the entire demonstration site
  • Facilitate the efficiency of verbal and email communication between staff members and with schools, farmers, communities, churches or other CCK partners.
  • Clearly articulate the vision and ministry of CCK to visitors and partners
  • Manage and oversee outreach activities related to forestry and Farming God’s Way 
Application Procedure (Please submit all items requested)

1) Submit a letter of intent to apply for this position that summarizes both your educational and work history. Include a written explanation of why you want to work for Care of Creation Kenya and why you feel you are a good candidate for this position. Also briefly describe your driving experience and what experience you may have in driving a motorcycle.

2) Submit a written description of your personal testimony and experience as a Christian.

3) Review the items listed under the “Essential Qualifications” section on page 1. Submit a brief statement for each item explaining your skills, experience, and/or qualifications in those areas.

4) Submit your CV and provide FOUR references, including TWO references from your most recent employers, and TWO character references. Include their phone numbers and email addresses.

Note: The organization prefers that you submit your application materials electronically to the director at this address: Craig@careofcreation.org.

Application deadline: February 25th, 2012

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