Project Manager WASH USAID Project Careers – Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Job Title:         Project Manager WASH
Organization: Catholic
Relief Services (CRS)
Funding Source:  United States Agency for International
Development (USAID)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Deputy Chief of
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 USAID / FFP Program:
CRS is leading a consortium of 8 implementing and technical partners to
run a five-year USAID/FFP funded $35 million program called Nuyok to build
resilience to shocks, enhance livelihoods and improve food security and
nutrition for vulnerable rural families in three districts of Karamoja – Abim,
Nakapiripirit and Napak – which are home to 406,880 people living in an
estimated 58,126 households. Nuyok seeks to strengthen governance and gender
equity, community capacity to manage shocks and stresses, traditional and
diversified livelihood opportunities and nutrition and health (including
improved water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)) of pregnant and lactating women
(PLW), adolescent girls and children under two years of age (CU2). At the end
of the program, sustainable results will include empowered, resilient, healthy
families; responsive, inclusive governance; and a vibrant private sector that
engages smallholders at every level.
Job Summary:  The Project Manager WASH will provide
work with district level leadership, WASH sectoral working groups and WASH
coordinating mechanisms in the three districts. You will support, assistance
and advice to implementing partners in the WASH programming aspects with a
focus on the effective management and maintained of wash infrastructure,
communities’ knowledge of safe water treatment and storage, hygiene and
sanitation behaviors. You will also oversee parallel sanitation promotion in
schools through school hygiene clubs and through out-of-school youth groups.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with district leadership and
    WASH working groups and other coordinating mechanisms.
  • Act as the primary resource to CRS
    partners and staff on best practices, training and learning for the Community-Lead
    Total Sanitation Approach and gender sensitivity in WASH.
  • Guide and support WASH related
    assessments, training, education, and project implementation.
  • Champion the understanding and utilization
    of behavior change theory in hygiene promotion.
  • Ensure the projects and interventions are
    in line with the Ministry of Water and Environment principals.
  • Facilitate and support formative research
    for WASH activities and interventions and ensure the learning is
    incorporated into training, workshops, and behavior change promotion.
  • Oversee the robust monitoring of WASH
    activities and the incorporation of all aspects of MEAL.
  • Ensure the integration WASH across other
    program areas including, Nutrition, Livelihoods, and private sector
    engagement or income generation activities.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Catholic
    Relief Services (CRS) Project Manager WASH job placement should preferably
    hold a Master’s Degree in Public Health, the Social Sciences or Civil
    Engineering with experience in WASH infrastructure and social and
    behavioral change interventions.
  • At least two years of relevant field-based
    experience in coordinating or managing complex projects required,
    preferably with an international NGO.
  • Additional experience may substitute for
    some education.
  • Project management experience in WASH is
    highly desirable.
  • Previous experience engaging with partner
  • MEAL skills and experience preferred.
  • Computer literacy i.e. experience using MS
    Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing
    Applications, information management systems.
  • Personal Skills
  • Strong critical thinking and creative
    problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment.
  • Strong relationship management skills and
    the ability to work effectively with culturally divers groups.
  • Strong written and verbal communication
    skills with ability to write reports
  • Proactive, results-oriented, and
    service-oriented Required Foreign Language: Karimojong is an advantage
  • Required Travel: Extensive travels within
    Karamoja; 40-50% within DFSA implementation areas
  • Agency-Wide Competencies:
    Serves with Integrity, Develops Constructive Relationships, Models
    Stewardship, Promotes Learning
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandan candidates are encouraged
to send their cover letters, CVs and three work references (names and contact
information only) to
NB: Large files and/or scans
of documents will lead to rejection of your application in the subject line of
the email, copy and paste PROJECTMANAGERWASHMOROTO
Deadline: 29th
December 2017 by 5:00PM

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