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

Organization: Catholic
Relief Services (CRS)
Duty Station: 
Reports to: Refugee
Response Manager
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 Project Technical Officer-Shelter and
Settlement Technical Officer is responsible for the quality standards in the
construction of the shelters through the CRS’ emergency response programming in
Kyangwali 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
Kyangwali and Kiryandongo 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 Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure shelter construction is in accordance with design
    specifications through site visits.
  • Prepare field reports and maintain a filing system for project
  • Evaluate and process payments for skilled and unskilled labor.
  • Evaluate performance of carpenters and hired labor to ensure shelter
    quality and safety.
  • Ensure that design concerns raised by hired labor or beneficiaries
    are raised to the shelter and settlement project manager.
  • Coordinate 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
  • Ensure procurement of shelter materials are of high quality and
    delivered on time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Project
    Technical Officer – Shelter and Settlement job should 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.
  • Knowledge of local building design standards; experience with
    humanitarian shelter a plus.
  • Required experience working in West Nile sub-region, Yumbe district
  • Proven 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 skills.
  • Fluency in English with good verbal and written communication
  • Demonstrated experience with assessments and analytical and planning
  • Effective inter-personal skills and consensus-building.
  • Demonstrated experience of integrity and professionalism.
  • Self-reliance and an ability to work in a challenging and demanding
  • Agency-wide
    Competencies (for all CRS Staff): 
    Trusting Relationships, Professional Growth, Partnership,
How to Apply:
All candidates
should Email a cover letter and CV only to ug_recruitment@crs.org. Large
files and/or scans of documents will lead to rejection of your application, in
the subject line of the email, copy and paste – PROJECTTECHNICAL
Deadline: 7th February 2019
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