Fresher Water and Sanitation Field Engineer Non-profit Career Jobs – Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

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. The incumbent will oversee all community teams
constructing latrine slabs, digging drainages and monitoring contractors in
water supply repair/constructions.
Key Duties and
  • Work in liaison with WASH TL’s and
    Operation staff ensure that materials are delivered in time and according
    to specified quantities.
  • As indicated by the WASH TL’s 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
  • The incumbent will manage on a daily basis
    all construction activities ensuring that high quality of works are
  • Work in close coordination with Hygiene
    Promotion Officers to ensure that all daily workers sign attendance sheets
    in order to be paid
  • 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.
  • The incumbent will encourage contractors
    to employ skilled and unskilled workers from the refugees and host
  • Assist the 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.
  • 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.
  • Regularly monitor project development and
    identify deviation from approved project plans and implement corrective
    measures when necessary to ensure that the partners meet the project
  • Supervise all skilled and unskilled
    workers as well of CRS Teams producing latrine slabs and digging pits
  • Act as the technical focal point: Water
    and Sanitation Team Leader
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Catholic
    Relief Services (CRS) Water and Sanitation Field Engineer job opportunity
    should 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
  • Prior implementation experience of water
    supply: gravity fed systems and distribution networks, experience in
    repairing India Mark II, III & AfriDev hand pumps
  • Previous implementation experience in
    sanitation: construction experience especially different types of latrine
    and toilet technologies
  • Exceptional interpersonal and team skills
    and proven ability to be flexible in demanding situation
  • Good assessment, analytical and planning
  • Communicates strategically under pressure
  • Manages stress and complexity
  • Actively promotes safety and security
  • Proven organizational skills and ability
    to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Excellent verbal and written English
    communication skills as well as local languages.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication
  • Highly proficient in the use of AutoCAD
    and MS Office programs.
  • Ability to work independently and
  • High degree of enthusiasm in working as a
    member of a team and willingness to learn.
  • Ability to embrace the challenge of
    working under pressure.
  • Show capacity and desire to pass on skills
    and information, a confident communicator and willing to work in a
    collaborative and respectful way with the beneficiaries.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to
    humanitarian principles (NGO / Red Cross code of conduct) and with Sphere
    humanitarian charter and minimum standards
  • Fluent English language (speaking and
    writing) and knowledge of the local language in Yumbe district, Arabic is
    an added advantage.
  • Previous exposure and experience of
    working with local partners including local authorities’/settlement
  • Prior experience in gender analysis and
    integrating gender & diversity into the emergency program
  • Flexibility and ability to work under
    pressure and meeting deadlines in changing situations
  • Willingness to be based in Yumbe
  • Agency-Wide Competences (for all CRS
    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: 25th April 2017

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