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




Job Title:     Project Manager
Organization: Catholic
Relief Services (CRS)
Project Name: Integrated Water,
Sanitation and Hygiene (IWASH) Project
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Program
Manager, Agriculture Livelihoods
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.
About IWASH Project:
Catholic Relief
Services (CRS) will implement a new Integrated Water Sanitation and Hygiene
(IWASH) Project in Eastern Uganda. The overall goal of the IWASH project is to
improve health and socio-economic wellbeing of the poor and vulnerable
communities in Bukwo District, Uganda. The Project seeks to promote good
practices about water, hygiene and sanitation, and related health hazards, promote
multiple uses of Water and sustainable management of watersheds and water
resources, build capacity of community structures in O and M of WASH
facilities, and build a shared understanding of gender, equity and diversity
within the initiative.
Job Summary:  The Project Manager will oversee the
activities of the Integrated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Project.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1.
Project Planning and Management:
·        
Prepare detailed quarterly and annual work plans
which allow for timely sequencing of the activities needed to successfully
complete the project
·        
The incumbent will ensure that all project targets
and ensures that project strategic objective and results are fully accomplished
and in accordance with CRS programing principles and core values
·        
Actively monitor project expenses to ensure
adherence to budgets and compliance with donor requirements and CRS policies
·        
Effectively manage the performance of all of project
officers/ direct reports using the CRS Performance Management System
·        
Ensure up to date knowledge of all CRS and donor
compliance issues; seek support and guidance as needed
·        
Ensure staff compliance with all CRS administrative
and operational procedures and policies, as well as applicable donor
regulations
·        
Ensure the proper maintenance of all files, records
and documents relating to CRS activities of the project
2.
Project Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL):
·        
Carry out frequent field level monitoring of the
project implementation and provide timely feedback and support to project staff
to ensure successful delivery of the project targets and results.
·        
Effectively support the performance of project
partner staff using the Performance Management System
·        
The incumbent will also ensure accurate and timely
reporting of project finances and progress status, review actual financial
performance against the budget, and explain variances on a regular basis
·        
Work in liaison with MEAL staff to ensure strong
systems are in place for the development of surveys and project evaluations.
·        
Ensure that the learning is incorporated into
evolving project plans
·        
Manage project evaluations/assessments (e.g.
baseline, and final evaluation/review) in accordance with CRS Uganda’s MEAL
System and Framework
·        
Document the best practices implemented, success
stories and case studies of the community level changes for dissemination and
learning
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·        
The applicant should preferably hold a bachelor’s
degree in Public Health, Environmental
  Sanitation/Natural Resources Management or related
fields
·        
Possession of post graduate qualifications in
project planning and management is an added advantage
·        
At least five years of relevant working experience
in integrated WASH development for a non-governmental organization or a
reputable international organization
·        
Three years’ experience in project cycle management
·        
Strong budget management skills
·        
Willingness to travel and spend a minimum of 75% of
time in the field
·        
Personal Competencies (for all CRS
Staff):
Serves with Integrity, Models Stewardship, Cultivates Constructive
Relationships, Promotes Learning
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their cover letters,
CVs and three work references (names and contact information only) to ug_recruitment@crs.org.
Deadline: 2nd November, 2015

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