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


Job Title:         Project Manager WASH
Organization: Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
Duty Station:  Uganda
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 need.

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: 
Project Implementation
  • 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 sector.
  • 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
Monitoring, 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 solutions.
  • 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.
Business Development
  • 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 sector.
  • 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


Competencies:
  • 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 Environment;
  • 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 responsibility;
  • 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 ug_recruitment@crs.org. 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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