Fresher Water and Sanitation Field Engineer US Non-profit Jobs – Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Organisation: Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: WASH Program Manager
About US:
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) 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. CRS is an
international non-governmental organization (NGO) supporting relief and
development work in over 93 countries around the world. CRS programs assist
persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality.
CRS has worked in Uganda since 1965, initially providing emergency assistance
to Sudanese refugees living in the north. Over the years, CRS has expanded its
programming to also address development needs in western, central and eastern
Uganda. CRS’ projects in Uganda currently include agricultural livelihoods,
health and social services and emergency response and recovery. CRS implements
its programs through partnerships with local organizations, including the
Catholic Church, other faith-based organizations and community entities for
maximum impact and sustainability.
Job Summary: The Water and
Sanitation Field Engineer will overview and monitor all Water and Sanitation
Construction activities. He/she will manage all community teams constructing
latrine slabs, digging drainages and monitoring contractors in water supply
Key Duties and
  • Work in close coordination with WASH
    Program Manager and Operation staff ensure that materials are delivered in
    time and according to specified quantities.
  • Conduct assessments and/or surveys.
  • Supervise on a daily basis all
    construction activities ensuring that high quality of works are achieved
  • Have a close coordination with Hygiene
    Promotion Officers and ensure that all daily workers sign attendance
    sheets in order to be paid
  • Repair or supervise repairs of tap stands.
  • Ensure together Hygiene Promotion Officers
    engages both refugee and hosts communities in consultation, mobilization
    and construction activities where these are community based.
  • Encourage contractors to employ skilled
    and unskilled workers from the refugees and host communities
  • Support PM to prepare plans, proposals,
    and budgets for project extensions and new construction projects.
  • Ensure community workers and contractors
    adheres to Health and Safety standards during construction activities.
  • Ensures that use of appropriate project
    management tools to plan, review and track progress on projects
    implementation as well as on the utilization of project resources.
  • Ensure the development and implementation
    of a strong M&E system using appropriate CRS tools and resources to
    maximize project impact on beneficiaries.
  • Monitor project development and identify
    deviation from approved project plans and implement corrective measures
    when necessary to ensure that the partners meet the project objectives.
  • Supervise all skilled and unskilled
    workers as well of CRS Teams producing latrine slabs, digging pits and
    constructing water systems.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Catholic
    Relief Services (CRS) Water and Sanitation Field Engineer job placement
    should preferably hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Civil
    Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, Hydrogeology or Construction
  • At least two years’ experience working
    with INGOs in the field of Emergency WASH or other infrastructure WASH
  • Implementation experience of water supply:
    gravity fed systems and distribution networks, motorized systems,
    experience in repairing hand pumps, tap stands, etc.…
  • Implementation experience in sanitation:
    construction experience especially different types of latrine and toilet
  • Well-developed interpersonal and team
    skills and proven ability to be flexible in demanding situation
  • Assessment, analytical and planning skills
  • A capacity and desire to pass on skills
    and information, a confident communicator and willing to work in a
    collaborative and respectful way with the beneficiaries.
  • Extensive knowledge of and commitment to
    humanitarian principles (NGO / Red Cross code of conduct) and with Sphere
    humanitarian charter and minimum standards
  • Fluent English language (speaking and
    writing) and knowledge of the local language in Yumbe district, Arabic is
    an added advantage.
  • Experience of working with local partners
    including local authorities’/settlement leadership
  • Proven experience in gender analysis and
    integrating gender & diversity into the emergency program
  • Flexibility and ability to work under
    pressure and meeting deadlines in changing situations
  • Proven organizational skills and ability
    to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Strong verbal and written English
    communication skills as well as local languages.
  •  Excellent interpersonal communication
  •  Proficient in the use of AutoCAD and MS
    Office programs.
  •  Ability to work independently and
  •  Enthusiasm in working as a member of a
    team and willingness to learn.
  • Ability to embrace the challenge of
    working under pressure.
  • Willingness to be based in Yumbe

Agency-wide Competencies (for all
CRS Staff): 
These are rooted in the mission, values and
principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her
responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.

  • Serves with Integrity
  • Models Stewardship
  • Cultivates
    Constructive Relationships
  • Promotes Learning
How to Apply:
All candidates should email a cover letter and updated CV only
  • Large files and/or
    scans of documents will lead to rejection of your application
  • All applications that
    do not contain this exact subject line will be rejected and not read
In the subject line of the email, copy and
Deadline: 13th April 2018
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