Water and Sanitation Team Leader Non-profit Careers – Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Job Title:         Water and Sanitation Team Leader  
Organisation: Catholic
Relief Services (CRS)
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager
– Emergency Response
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 Engineering Team Leader will lead on assessments together with the
Hygiene Promotion Team Leader, line manage one to two CRS Field Engineers,
train them as necessary and manage the day to day processes and organization of
CRS Water & Sanitation activities.
Key Duties and
  • Work in close coordination with the
    Operation Manager, the Hygiene Promotion Team Leader (HPTL) and as per CRS
    standard procedures identify and assess contractors, associate water partners,
    construction suppliers, vendors of WASH items, prepare contracts and
    documentation for works.
  • Lead together with HPTL all assessments
    for WASH.
  • Undergo together with CRS Field Engineers
    a training given by Oxfam on production and construction of dome shaped
    latrine slabs
  • Ensure personally and through project
    engineers that latrine slab construction teams are supervised and that
    high quality of the works is achieved
  • Ensure together with HPTL that latrine
    slab construction teams (refugee/host) and other hard ware construction
    teams are signing working sheets in order to liquidate payments
  • Assist the Hygiene Promotion Team Leader
    as necessary in the collection and analysis from WASH Base Line Surveys
    before launching any intervention.
  • Work in liaison with the HPTL and with
    support from MEAL led on new KAP surveys
  • Lead, organize and execute pumping test
    and analyze yield of boreholes/Supervise and monitor contractor performing
    the pumping tests
  • Work closely with contractor/associate
    water partners survey, design and analyze cost of motorization through
    solar panels of high yield wells, elevated water tanks, distribution
    network and water points
  • Keeping the District Water Office involved
    in the survey, planning and design of any water distribution project
  • Regularly monitor on a day to day basis
    (in person and/or through CRS Field Engineers) all hard ware activities to
    ensure that quality of work of contractors’ or associated water partners
    work in motorizing high yield boreholes, construction of elevated tanks,
    laying piped network and constructing water points is achieved with
    required quality standards and in specified time.
  • Work in close coordination with the
    Hygiene Promotion Team Leader develop if necessary new designs and BOQ for
    latrines slabs, bathing areas with soak way pits and drainages.
  • Together with the HPTL ensure that all
    hardware activity have previously been coordinated with HP’s in order for
    them to mobilize refugee and host communities before any hard ware works
  • Ensure that any new design or hard ware
    activity is sound from a qualitative, quantitative and culturally
    appropriate point of view and that it follows SPHERE standards.
  • Work closely with CRS Procurement and
    Logistics to ensure that material procurement is delivered according to
    program needs to sites.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Catholic
    Relief Services (CRS) Water and Sanitation Team Leader 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
  • Implementation experience in sanitation:
    construction experience especially different types of latrine and toilet
  • Proven experience of project cycle
  • Previous exposure and experience in mentoring
    and capacity building of team / partners including training facilitation
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills
    and proven ability to be flexible in demanding situation
  • Good assessment, analytical and planning
  • A 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
  • Communicates strategically under pressure
  • Manages stress and complexity
  • Actively promotes safety and security
  • Good organizational skills and ability to
    manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Excellent verbal and written English
    communication skills as well as local languages.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication
  • 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
  • Fluent English language (speaking and
    writing) and knowledge of the local language in Yumbe district, Arabic is
    an added advantage.
  • Excellent knowledge about importance of
    integrated approach in engineering, livelihood, shelter and protection) in
    emergency context.
  • Previous experience of working with local
    partners including local authorities’/settlement leadership
  • Proven experience in gender analysis and
    integrating gender & diversity into the emergency program
  • High degree of flexibility and ability to
    work under pressure and meeting deadlines in changing situations
  • Experience of working effectively within a
    big international agency (I/NGOs)
  • 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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