Project Manager, LDS Livelihoods Project US Non-profit Careers – Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Organization: Catholic
Relief Services (CRS)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Emergency
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.
Job Summary:   The Manager, LDS Livelihoods Project will
manage, coordinate, and monitor Livelihoods project activities and
relationships with other Implementing and Operating Partners, Refugee Leaders
and other project stakeholders to assist the achievement of the program
objectives advancing Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work serving the poor and
vulnerable. Livelihoods project management skills and knowledge of the program
area will ensure that the CRS livelihoods program delivers high-quality
programming and continuously works towards improving the impact of this
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Implementation Role
  • Manage and implement all livelihood activities throughout relevant
    project cycles – project design, start-up, implementation and close-out –
    to ensure efficient and effective implementation in line with CRS program
    quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.
  • Provide vision and leadership to effectively develop, promote,
    integrate the LDS livelihood activities with other CRS programs in
  • Oversee the implementation of project activities within the refugee
    population and provide timely and detailed feedback to improve
  • Build and maintain productive working relationships with Local
    Government officials and line departments, refugee leaders,
    representatives of the Office of the Prime Minster, UNHCR and other
    Partners implementing livelihoods.
  • Support the creation of linkages, setting up IGAs, alternative
    livelihood options, business and financial skill development and upscaling
    of good practices.
Staff Management
  • Effectively manage talent and supervise the project staff. Manage
    team dynamics and staff well-being.
  • Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans,
    contribute to the recruitment process of project staff, and complete
    performance management for direct reports.
  • Coordinate the identification of staff capacity gaps and technical
    assistance needs for capacity strengthening and required interventions to
    support quality project implementation
Budget Management
  • Coordinate and monitor financial and material resources relevant to
    project needs. Through planning and oversight ensure efficient use of
    project resources
  • Monitor project development/implementation and identify deviation
    from approved project plans and implement corrective measures when
    necessary to ensure that the partners meet the project objectives.
  • Conduct periodic budget reviews and follow-up with partners on
    timely submission of financial reports to facilitate proper tracking of
    resource use.
Reporting Role
  • Support the Emergency Coordinator to prepare and submit weekly,
    quality monthly SitReps, quarterly and annual donor reports.
  • Help identify, assess and strengthen partnerships relevant to the
    WASH sector, applying appropriate application of partnership concepts,
    tools and approaches.
  • Ensure the integration livelihoods across other program areas
    including Livelihoods, Shelter and private sector engagement.
Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Role
  • Ensure the development and implementation of a strong Monitoring,
    Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) system using appropriate
    CRS tools and resources to maximize project impact on beneficiaries.
  • Promote MEAL and knowledge management by leading program/project
    reviews and reflections with staff and partner representatives and
    documentation of good practices and lessons learned for assessments, to
    adjust strategies and implementation plans, to inform future programming
    initiatives and approaches, and to contribute to organizational learning.
Development and Growth
  • Act as a key resource person in project design and proposal
    development in WASH programming area, gap-filling and taking on growth
    responsibilities, as needed.
Coordination and
Partnership Role
  • Work closely with Livelihoods Technical Sector Working Group and
    other Coordinating mechanisms at Zonal and District level
  • Represent CRS in Zonal coordination meetings, technical working
    groups, at conferences, events, and other task forces dealing with youth
    and participate in the regional networking initiatives for youth.
  • Engage and strengthen partnerships relevant to LDS funded livelihood
    programs, applying appropriate application of partnership concepts, tools
    and approaches.
  • Coordinate activities required for ensuring the financial, material
    and human resources for the quality implementation of the project.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Project Manager, LDS Livelihoods Project job opportunity should hold a
    Master’s Degree in the Social Sciences, Agriculture or Environmental
    Sciences, or in the field of Rural Development would be a plus.
  • At least five years of work experience in project management,
    ideally in the field of Livelihoods and income generation on and off-farm
    with a focus on youth and for an INGO.
  • Additional experience may substitute for some education.
  • Relevant grant management experience.
  • Staff supervision experience.
  • Experience working with stakeholders at various levels and
    strengthening community partnerships.
  • Ability to contribute to the development of technical proposals, a
  • Experience in analysing data and contributing to evaluation reports.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word,
  • Well-developed interpersonal and team skills and proven ability to
    be flexible in demanding situation
  • Assessment, analytical and planning skills
  • 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
  • Fluent English language (speaking and writing) and knowledge of the
    local language in Yumbe district, Arabic is an added advantage.
  • Experience of working with local partners including local
    authorities’/settlement leadership
  • Proven experience in gender analysis and integrating gender &
    diversity into the emergency program
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and meeting deadlines
    in changing emergency contexts/ situations
  • Willingness to be based in Yumbe
Competencies (for all CRS Staff):
  • Serves with Integrity
  • Models Stewardship
  • Cultivates Constructive Relationships
  • Promotes Learning
How to Apply:
All candidates
should Email a cover letter and CV only to or drop your
application at CRS Kampala Office.
  • Large files and/or scans of documents
    will lead to rejection of your application, in the subject line of the
    email, copy and paste PROJECTMANAGERLIVELIHOODS. All applications that do
    not contain this exact subject line will be rejected and not read
Deadline: 4th July 2018 by 5:00PM
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