2 US Charity Job Positions – Team Leader – Senior Engineer at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)




Organisation: Catholic
Relief Services (CRS)
Duty Station: Centre
(Buikwe, Mukono, Kalangala, Lwengo, Nakaseke, Wakiso); North East
(Nakapiripirit, Amudat, Bukowo, Balumbuli and Ngora Districts); North and North
West (Abebtong, Agago, Zombo and Bulisa); East (Luuka, Kibuku, Namutumba,
Mayunga, Namayingo, Bugiri, Bavuma); West (Bundibugyo, Kasese. Kibale, Ntoroko,
Rubirizi); South West (Buhweju, Kanungu, Kisoro, Sheema, Isingiro, Lyantonde); Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager
About CRS:
Catholic Relief
Services is an International charity organization which was set up by the Bishops
of the United States (US) to mainly assist the poor and vulnerable overseas.
Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations.
Job Summary: The Team
Leader  – Senior Engineer will lead a
team of field engineers and provide oversight of the project implementation and
contracts management including project design, tender package preparation,
costing and scheduling estimates, document control, contractor’s survey and
evaluation, contract negotiation, preparation and management,  contractor progress payments, variation
costing, budgeting and scheduling.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1.
Planning:
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Actively participate in the planning, technical
assessment procedures for infrastructure construction programs.
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Keep updated detailed cost estimates, project time
frames and phasing, and resource needs.
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Oversee the geographic phasing of construction
program.
2.
Program Design:
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In charge of implementing contractual program
methods and operational plans in coordination with other sector teams, as
appropriate.
·        
Actively participate in the preparation of
appropriate design, construction in accordance with best practices of CRS and associated
partners.
·        
Ensure construction projects comply with relevant
local, national and international standards and regulations, and reflect agency
best practices.
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Ensure that environmental and sustainability issues
are considered in the project in keeping with agency best practices and the
guidelines.
3.
Contract Management and Implementation:
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Implement technical assessments, project development
and design, tendering and contract administration in accordance with CRS
poljcy.
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Assist in the development of project documentation
systems and procedures which will result in the best quality outcomes. Manage
field engineers to ensure that documents and procedures are produced and
maintained to provide the required level of internal program and financial
control.
·        
Take an active role in the procurement and logistics
process for materials and equipment required by the construction program.
·        
Ensure adherence and compliance with quality,
safety, and environmental standards for all projects
·        
Work closely with key non-government organizations
(NGOs) and national, provincial, and local government, task-force teams and
workshops, technical committee meetings, and coordination groups as necessary.
·        
Ensure program compliance and compatibility with CRS
i« principles of justice and solidarity in consultation with the Project Manager
4.
Information and Co-ordination:
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Work closely with partners and communities in
developing and implementing projects.        
·        
Work closely with the contracts manager to progress
project. Provide support for the preparation of project reports as required by
CRS, relevant Government coordination bodies, and the donor.
·        
Provide project documents, operation plans, program
schedules and budgets as required by the Project Manager.
·        
Send regular updates to the Project Manager on
progress, priorities and constraints — verbally and in writing.
·        
For all direct reports, develop a performance
management plan on an annual basis; Provide performance guidance and feedback
on a regular basis.
·        
As part of the CRS Engineering team, facilitate
information flow between other engineering managers, finance department   contracts and controls manager.
·        
Coordinate and maintain an on-going dialogue with
regional MoH and maintain productive relationships with hospital and
communities
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate should preferably hold a degree
or similar professional qualification in Structural/Civil Engineering,
Architecture or related technical field.
·        
At least ten years’ experience in the Civil
Engineering/ Construction sector, including 5 years in a supervision role;
experience in contract management.
·        
Significant experience in developing and implementing shelter or community
infrastructure projects on behalf of development organizations preferred.
·        
Prior experience in community development, community
mobilization, or similar self-help initiatives, and a desire to maximize
integration of program delivery, is preferred.
·        
Familiarity with current standards in health
facilities.
·        
Ability to work in partnership with local
communities and NGOs as appropriate.
·        
Possess the ability to understand and adapt local
construction technologies, materials, codes and laws.
·        
Keen interest in and ability to build capacity in
implementing teams, local partners and community bodies, with a focus on
community participation.
·        
Possess excellent communication and negotiation
skills.
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Ability to read, analyse and interpret
administrative reports, technical procedures, or government regulations
·        
Computer literacy i.e. proficient in MS Office
applications (Word, Excel, Outlook Access and ideally MS Project); Proficiency
with recently released versions of AutoCAD is desirable
·        
Ability to write reports, and procedure manuals and
effectively present information and respond to questions from managers,
counterparts, Government representatives, regional CRS staff and Baltimore HQ
staff.
·        
Fluency in English (both oral and written skills).
·        
Self-reliance and an ability to work in a
challenging          and demanding
environment.
·        
Awareness, sensitivity and understanding of
cross-cultural issues particularly in representing a US-based, Catholic agency.
Personal 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 suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications
with a  cover letter, updated CV and
three work references (names and contact information only) to: ReliefUGJobs@gmail.com
Deadline: 7th August, 2015
NB: Only selected candidates that meet the requirements
will be contacted for interviews.

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