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Job Title:     WASH Program Manager
Organisation: Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Emergency Coordinator

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 WASH Program Manager will oversee the implementation and lead the CRS WASH operations across Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement in Yumbe district. The Program Manager will represent CRS in Sector Coordination Meetings and manage relationship with other WASH partners, private sector partners, UNHCR, and OPM representatives to build synergies and promote coordination in WASH programming. In addition, the Program Manager will work closely with the Emergency Coordinator and Business Development Manager to seek and respond to WASH-related fundraising opportunities aimed at increasing access to sustainable WASH services to South Sudanese Refugees and Host communities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Program Implementation Role
  • Manage and implement all WASH activities throughout relevant project cycles - project design, start-up, implementation and close-out - to ensure efficient and effective implementation in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.
  • Ensure that Field Engineers and Senior Project Officer Hygiene Promotion monitor CRS Field activities and contractors adheres to Health and Safety standards during construction activities.
Staff Management
  • Effectively manage talent and supervise the WASH team. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being.
  • Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, contribute to the recruitment process of project staff, and complete performance management for direct reports.
  • Coordinate the identification of staff capacity gaps and technical assistance needs for capacity strengthening and required interventions to support quality project implementation
Budget Management Role:
  • Coordinate and monitor financial and material resources relevant to project needs. Through planning and oversight ensure efficient use of project resources
  • Monitor project development/implementation and identify deviation from approved project plans and implement corrective measures when necessary to ensure that the partners meet the project objectives.
Reporting Role:
  • Support the Emergency Coordinator to prepare and submit quality monthly Sit Reps, quarterly and annual donor reports.
  • Help identify, assess and strengthen partnerships relevant to the WASH sector, applying appropriate application of partnership concepts, tools and approaches.
  • Ensure the integration WASH across other program areas including Livelihoods, Shelter and private sector engagement.
Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Role:
  • Ensure the development and implementation of a strong Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) system using appropriate CRS tools and resources to maximize project impact on beneficiaries.
  • Promote MEAL and knowledge management by leading program/project reviews and reflections with staff and partner representatives and documentation of good practices and lessons learned for assessments, to adjust strategies and implementation plans, to inform future programming initiatives and approaches, and to contribute to organizational learning.
Business Development and Growth: Act as a key resource person in project design and proposal development in WASH programming area, gap-filling and taking on growth responsibilities, as needed.
Coordination and Partnership Role:  Closely work with WASH Technical Sector Working Group and other Coordinating mechanisms at Zonal and District level


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) WASH Program Manager job placement should preferably hold a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, Hydrogeology or Construction Engineering or Master's Degree in Public Health, the Social Sciences with experience in WASH infrastructure and social and behavioral change interventions
  • Additional experience may substitute for some education.
  • Project management experience in WASH is highly desirable
  • Five years work experience in WASH programming; experience in management positions in donor funded WASH projects is an added advantage;
  • Demonstrable experience in budget management
  • Previous experience in business development/fundraising in the WASH sector.
  • At least three years’ experience working with INGOs in the field of Emergency WASH or other infrastructure WASH programs.
  • Implementation experience of water supply: gravity fed systems and distribution networks, motorized systems, experience in repairing hand pumps, tap stands, etc.
  • Previous implementation experience in sanitation: construction experience especially different types of latrine and toilet technologies
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems.
  • Directly supervise two Field Engineers and a Senior Project Officer WASH
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Previous 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 emergency contexts/ situations
  • Communicates strategically under pressure
  • Manages stress and complexity
  • Actively promotes safety and security
  • Manages and implements high-quality emergency programs
  • 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 to ug_recruitment@crs.org

NB:
  • 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 paste WASHPROGRAMMANAGERYUMBE

Deadline: 13th April 2018

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