Project Manager WASH US Non-profit Careers – Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Manager WASH

Organization: Catholic
Relief Services (CRS)

Duty Station: 

Reports to: Head
of Office

About US:

Catholic Relief
Services (CRS) is an international non-profit organization which implements 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

Job Summary:    The Project Manager WASH will provide
leadership for CRS’ Fecal Sludge Management project in Bidibidi, while
providing technical guidance to any WASH-related activities in the Emergency
Response Program. S/he will work closely with the WASH Engineer, Hygiene
Promotion Officers, and target communities to ensure the implementation of
high-quality WASH programming. The WASH Project Manager will also work closely
with the Business Development team to seek and respond to WASH-related
fundraising opportunities aimed at increasing access to sustainable WASH
services for refugee and host communities. The WASH manager will be responsible
for representing CRS in coordination meetings, building synergies and promoting
coordination with other WASH-sector actors, UNHCR, OPM and the private sector.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 


  • Support CRS’ Global WASH Technical Advisor to carry out a Sanitation
    & Fecal Sludge Management Assessment in Bidibidi Settlement.
  • Manage and implement all FSM activities throughout each project
    cycle – 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 of the WASH
  • Responsible for planning, implementation, monitoring & reporting
    of the Fecal Sludge Management project activities.
  • Provide technical guidance and support to Local Sanitation
    Entrepreneurs, mentoring them as they build their skills and business.
  • Prepare and monitor proj ect spending against the approved budget.
    Through planning and oversight ensure efficient use of project resources.
  • Provide regular updates on progress, priorities and constraints,
    both verbally and in writing to the Yumbe Head of Office and Senior
    Program Manager for Emergencies.
  • Advise on technical soundness, appropriateness and feasibility on
    all public health/WASH activities.
  • 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.
  • Promote safety driven construction practices (safety culture) by
    regular review of project site safety initiatives

Evaluation and Learning (MEAL)

  • 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
  • Champion learning in the WASH sector. With support from the MEAL
    team, analyze and evaluate project performance data following CRS’ MEAL
    policies and procedures. Proactively identify issues and concerns and use
    participatory processes to overcome implementation obstacles.
  • 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.


  • Act as a key resource person in project design and proposal
    development in the WASH programming area, gap-filling and taking on growth
    responsibilities, as needed.
  • Supervision
  • Effectively manage talent and supervise. 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 and technical
    assistance needs to support quality project implementation.
  • Where possible, help identify, assess and strengthen partnerships
    relevant to the WASH sector, appropriately applying CRS’ partnership
    concepts, tools and approaches.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Project
    Manager WASH job should hold a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering or
    related field;
  • At least two years of relevant field-based experience in
    coordinating or managing light to moderately complex projects required,
    preferably with an international NGO;
  • Demonstrable experience in budget management;
  • Previous experience in business development/fundraising in the WASH
  • Technical skills and experience in the WASH Sector, especially Fecal
    Sludge Management activities
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word,
    PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems.
  • Good oral and written skills in English


  • A broad grasp of socioeconomic policy issues with respect to WASH
    development in both rural and urban settings;
  • Technical knowledge in WASH, Social Protection, Gender, and
  • Experience working with government line ministries, private sector
    partners, civil society, donors, and local communities;
  • Diplomacy, tact, and negotiating skills;
  • Training/coaching skills;
  • Ability to work independently, think innovatively and strategically,
    and work effectively within a team;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English;
  • Detailed understanding and experience of gender and diversity issues
    and commitment to addressing inequalities in all the key areas of
  • Ability to work under pressure and deadlines;
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and action;
  • Strong financial/budget management skills required.

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 CV only to Large
files and/or scans of documents will lead to rejection of your application, in
the subject line of the email, copy and paste – PROJECTMANAGERWASH

All applications
that do not contain this exact subject line will be rejected and not read.

Deadline: 24th September 2019 by 5:00pm

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