Shelter and Settlement Technical Officer US Non-profit Jobs – Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Job Title:              Shelter and Settlement Technical Officer
Organisation: Catholic
Relief Services (CRS)
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Shelter and
Settlement Project Manager
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 Shelter and
Settlement Project Manager is primarily responsible for the quality standards
in the construction of the shelters through the CRS’ emergency response
programming in Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement Camp. S/he will work closely with
the shelter and settlement project manager, community mobilization officer and
target communities to ensure the design and implementation of shelter
programming meets the highest technical and accountability standards. S/he will
provide technical input to shelter needs assessment, in collaboration with the
Yumbe-based Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer
and the Community Mobilization Officers. S/he will participate in the
orientations and trainings provided to hired labor or volunteers and respected
third parties in the host community as needed.
Key Duties and
Program Implementation:
  • Ensure shelter construction is in
    accordance with design specifications through site visits.
  • Prepare and submit field reports and
    maintain a filing system for project documentation.
  • Evaluate and process payments for skilled
    and unskilled labor.
  • Evaluate performance of carpenters and
    hired labor to ensure shelter quality and safety.
  • The jobholder will ensure that design
    concerns raised by hired labor or beneficiaries are raised to the shelter
    and settlement project manager.
  • Work closely with other CRS departments
    concerning all aspects of project implementation.
  • Promote safety driven construction
    practices (safety culture) by regular review of project site safety
    initiatives and compliance by contractor.
  • Ensure procurement of shelter materials
    are of high quality and delivered on time.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Catholic
    Relief Services (CRS) Shelter and Settlement Technical Officer job
    placement must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, or extensive
    equivalent experience
  • At least five years of relevant work
    experience as building trade carpenter mason specializing in local
    construction methods specific to northern Uganda.
  • Extensive knowledge of local building
    design standards; experience with humanitarian shelter a plus.
  • Previous experience working in West Nile
    sub-region, Yumbe district preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to build/work in a
    team and to manage and motivate personnel drawing on individual skills to
    advance agendas and problem solving.
  • Familiarity with affected population’s
    culture, ability to develop the respect from a wide range of people and to
    communicate effectively on appropriate shelter solutions.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation
  • Strong knowledge and experience of working
    with local/community partners.
  • Fluency in English with good verbal and
    written communication skills.
  • Significant experience with assessments
    and analytical and planning skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and
  • Proven experience of integrity and
  • Ability to work in partnership with local
    communities and NGOs as appropriate.
  • Self-reliance and an ability to work in a
    challenging and demanding environment.
Emergency Competencies:
  • Communicates strategically under pressure
  • Manages stress and complexity
  • Actively promotes safety and security
  • Manages and implements high-quality
    emergency programs
Agency-Wide Competences (for all CRS Staff): Serves with
Integrity, Models Stewardship, Cultivates Constructive Relationships, Promotes
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
Deadline: 2nd January 2018 by
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