Shelter and Settlement Project Manager Non-profit Careers – Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Job Title:              Shelter and Settlement Project Manager
Organisation: Catholic
Relief Services (CRS)
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Emergency
About US:
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in an international non-profit
organization that 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.
Job Summary: The Shelter and
Settlement Project Manager is responsible for managing the successful
implementation of CRS’s shelter activities through the CRS’ emergency response
programming in Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement Camp. S/he will work closely with
the shelter and settlement technical officers, the community mobilization
officers and target communities to ensure the implementation of shelter
programming. S/he will provide the technical leadership and oversight to ensure
quality implementation of CRS’ shelter interventions and adherence to CRS and
international emergency programmatic standards and policies.
Key Duties and
Project Management and Implementation:
  • Ensure beneficiaries are consulted and
    their views taken throught the life of project.
  • Ensure all CRS shelter and settlement
    activities comply with relevant local, national and international
    standards and regulations, and agency best practices.
  • Ensure shelter and settlement activities
    comply with the “Do no Harm Principles.”
  • Lead shelter project operations and
    supervise shelter project staff, manage the technical and financial
    components of the shelter and settlement project.
  • Maintain the Detailed Implementation Plan
    (DIP) in accordance with the agreed shelter and settlement strategy to
    assure highest outcomes for every activity.
  • Prepare and monitor shelter project
    spending against the shelter proejct budget.
  • Oversee the selection of shelter
    beneficiaries based on approved criteria and strategies.
  • Manage the development of social
    mobilization activities and social mobilization strategy in collaboration
    with the Community Mobilization Officers.
  • Ensure close collaboration with the
    procurement and logistics process for materials and equipment required by
    the shelter and settlement activities.
  • Take part in CRS meetings and workshops on
    strategic planning, shelter and settlement programming and agency-wide
    initiatives as requested by the Emergency Coordinator.
  • Ensure protection and environmental issues
    are fully considered throughout the project cycle with women, elderly,
    most vulnerable being included in decision-making for all shelter and
    settlement issues.
Monitoring and Evaluation:
  • Monitor and report project progress
    against the DIP and project performance indicators.
  • Regularly monitor project interventions
    through on-site visits to assess and validate the implementation of the
    approved project plan, conduct financial review and identify possible
    problem areas and implement solutions.
  • Lead adaptive management to recommend
    corrective measures when necessary to ensure that the project complies
    with the provisions set forth in project workplan.
  • Maintain a properly documented listing of
    selected project beneficiaries.
  • Facilitate routine project monitoring and
    evaluation in consultation with Emergency Coordinator and the Emergency
    MEAL Officer.
  • The incumbent will also attend regular and
    ad hoc meetings on project implementation and participate in training,
    conferences, seminars and workshops needed for effective project
    implementation in compliance with CRS program management standards and
    international standards for program quality, especially those focused on
    relief work.
  • Prepare shelter project activity report on
    a quarterly basis.
Information management and coordination:
  • Work closely with key non-government
    organizations (NGO) and national, provincial and local government, as well
    as shelter task-force teams and workshops, technical committee meetings
    and coordination groups as necessary.
  • Provide project documents, operation
    plans, program schedules and budgets to the Emergency Coordinator as
  • Send regular updates on progress,
    priorities and constraints – verbally and in writing to the Emergency
    Coordinator for sharing with CRS Senior Leadership Team.
  • Represent CRS in discussions or meetings
    with government, non-government and UN agencies, cluster system as
    directed by the Emergency Coordinator.
  • Train and brief CRS staff, stakeholders
    and others on shelter issues.
Supervision and Coaching/Mentoring Responsibilities:  The Shelter and Settlement Project
Manager will directly supervise two Community Mobilization Officers and two
Shelter and Settlement Technical Officers.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Catholic
    Relief Services (CRS) Shelter and Settlement Project Manager job placement
    must hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher in engineering, architecture,
    project management or relevant field of social sciences.
  • At least five years’ experience in project
    management, preferably in emergency context. Minimum one year of practical
    experience in implementing emergency or community development projects,
    preferably with an INGO in equivalent position.
  • Demonstrated ability to build/work in a
    team and to manage and motivate personnel drawing on individual skills to
    advance agendas and problem solving.
  • Significant experience in community
    development, community mobilization or similar self-help initiatives and a
    desire to maximize integration of program delivery preferred.
  • Previous experience working with refugees
    in West Nile required, Yumbe district preferred.
  • Keen interest in and ability to build
    capacity in implementing teams and local community bodies with a focus on
    community participation.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret
    administrative reports, technical procedures and government regulations to
    guide project implementation.
  • Demonstrated experience with assessments
    and analytical and planning skills.
  • Ability to write reports and procedure
    manuals and effectively present information and respond to questions from
    CRS senior management.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation
  • Fluency in English (both oral and written
    skills) required.
  • Proficient in MS Office applications
    (Word, Excel, Outlook– and ideally MS Project).
  • Self-reliance and an ability to work in a
    challenging and demanding environment, under limited supervision; able to
    travel extensively in remote areas.
  • Awareness, sensitivity and understanding
    of cross-cultural issues particularly in representing a US-based, Catholic
Emergency Competencies:
  • Communicates strategically under pressure
  • Manages stress and complexity
  • Actively promotes safety and security
  • Manages and implements high-quality
    emergency programs
Agency-Wide Competences (for all CRS Staff): Serves with
Integrity, Models Stewardship, Cultivates Constructive Relationships, Promotes
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
a cover letter, testimonials, updated CV and three work references (names and
contact information only) to
or submit hard copy to Catholic Relief Services, Plot 577, Block 15, Nsambya
Road, P.O Box 30086 Kampala/CRS Field Office in Yumbe
Deadline: 12th July 2017 by
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