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Job Title:             Water and Sanitation Field Engineer
Organisation: Catholic
Relief Services (CRS)
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Water and
Sanitation Team Leader
About US:
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in an international non-profit
organization that 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.
Job Summary: The Water and
Sanitation Field Engineer will overview and monitor all Water and Sanitation
Construction activities. He/she will manage all community teams constructing
latrine slabs, digging drainages and monitoring contractors in water supply
repair /constructions.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Work in liaison with WASH TLs and
    Operation staff to ensure that materials are delivered in time and
    according to specified quantities.
  • As indicated by the WASH TLs conduct
    assessments and/or surveys.
  • Undergo together with Community Latrine
    Slab construction team a training given by Oxfam on production and
    construction of dome shaped latrine slabs
  • Supervise on a daily basis all
    construction activities ensuring that high quality of works are achieved
  • Have a close coordination with Hygiene
    Promotion Officers and ensure that all daily workers sign attendance
    sheets in order to be paid
  • The jobholder will repair or supervise
    repairs of hand pumps
  • Ensure together with the HPTL that Field
    Engineers and Hygiene Promotion Officers engages both refugee and hosts
    communities in consultation, mobilization and construction activities
    where these are community based.
  • Encourage contractors to employ skilled
    and unskilled workers from the refugees and host communities
  • Support PM to prepare plans, proposals,
    and budgets for project extensions and new construction projects.
  • Ensure that Field Engineers monitor that
    community workers and contractors adheres to Health and Safety standards
    during construction activities.
  • The incumbent ensures that use of
    appropriate project management tools to plan, review and track progress on
    projects implementation as well as on the utilization of project
    resources.
  • Ensure the development and implementation
    of a strong M&E system using appropriate CRS tools and resources to
    maximize project impact on beneficiaries.
  • Keenly monitor project development and
    identify deviation from approved project plans and implement corrective
    measures when necessary to ensure that the partners meet the project
    objectives.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s or
    Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, Hydrogeology
    or Construction Engineering
  • At least two years’ experience working
    with INGOs in the field of Emergency WASH or other infrastructure WASH
    programs.
  • Prior implementation experience of water
    supply: gravity fed systems and distribution networks, experience in
    repairing India Mark II, III & AfriDev hand pumps
  • Implementation experience in sanitation:
    construction experience especially different types of latrine and toilet
    technologies
  • Communicates strategically under pressure
  • Manages stress and complexity
  • Actively promotes safety and security
  • Proven organizational skills and ability
    to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Strong verbal and written English
    communication skills as well as local languages.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication
    skills.
  • Proficient in the use of AutoCAD and MS
    Office programs.
  • Ability to work independently and
    creatively.
  • Enthusiasm in workings, a member of a team
    and willingness to learn.
  • Ability to embrace the challenge of
    working under pressure
  • Agency-Wide Competences (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
a cover letter, updated CV and three work references (names and contact
information only) to ug_recruitment@crs.org
Deadline: 24th February, 2017

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