Project Manager – Shelter US Non-profit Jobs – Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Job
Title:              Project Manager – Shelter
Organization:  Catholic
Relief Services
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to:  Homes
and Communities Program 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 Manager – Shelter is responsible for managing the successful
implementation of CRS’s shelter activities in Bidibidi and Kyangwali Refugee
Settlements. S/he will work closely with the shelter and settlement technical
officers, the community engagement officers and target communities to ensure
the implementation of owner-driven shelter programming. S/he will provide the
technical leadership and oversight to ensure quality implementation of CRS’
shelter interventions and adherence to CRS, UNHCR and OPM approved shelter
standards
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·       
Ensure
project participants are consulted and their views taken into consideration in
owner-driven shelter activities;
·       
Ensure
all CRS shelter activities comply with relevant local, national and
international standards and regulations, and agency best practices and comply
with the “Do No Harm” principles;
·       
Lead
shelter project operations and supervise shelter project staff, manage the
technical and financial components of the shelter and settlement project;
·       
Maintain
the detailed implementation plan (DIP) in accordance with the agreed Homes and
Communities platform strategy to ensure successful outcomes;
·       
Prepare
and monitor shelter project spending against the Homes and Communities shelter
budget;
·       
Evaluate
and process payments for contractors following payments terms as stated on
contract;
·       
Ensure
technical staff field reports are done, maintain a filing system for project
documentation. Ensure documentation of all related activities in soft and hard
copies like daily activity report, weekly report and construction checklist;
·       
Oversee
the selection and verification of shelter project participants, based on
approved criteria;
·       
Ensure
close collaboration with the procurement and logistics process for materials
and equipment required by the shelter and settlement activities;
·       
Ensure
close collaboration with the procurement and logistics process for materials
and equipment required by the shelter and settlement activities, including
delivery of materials from vendor to the shelter construction site;
·       
Ensure
close collaboration with finance department for cash distributions required for
owner-driven shelter activities;
·       
Lead
thinking around scaling-up owner-driven construction over time in line with the
Homes and Communities vision (e.g. what is non-negotiable in terms of quality
control, community training, markets, policy, etc.), whilst keeping in mind the
specific situation of the most vulnerable within the community and the
community dynamics, in close collaboration with the Gender and Protection
Mainstreaming Officer, Community Engagement Project Manager and the Markets and
Livelihoods Technical Advisor;
·       
Work
closely with Homes and Communities team to ensure shelter activities feed into
the larger Homes and Communities strategy in both settlements through case
management;
·       
Work
with the Gender and Protection Mainstreaming Sr. Project Officer and the
Advocacy and Inclusion Sr. Project Officer to ensure protection and
environmental issues are fully considered throughout the project cycle with women,
elderly, most vulnerable being included in decision-making for all shelter
issues;
·       
Promote
safety-driven construction practices through regular visits to project site to
ensure safety initiatives and compliance by construction crews;
·       
Work
closely with Gender and Protection Mainstreaming Sr. Project Officer to ensure
project participants and local construction crews understand CRS’ Code of
Conduct and apply its values in their daily work;
·       
Monitor
and report project progress against the DIP and project performance indicators
as required by the project agreement and project team;
·       
Monitor
project interventions through on-site visits to assess and validate the
implementation of the approved project plan, conduct financial review and
identify possible problem areas and implement solutions;
·       
Using
the CommCare ICT platform, maintain a properly documented listing of identified
program participants and ensure CommCare construciton monitoring is up to date;
·       
Facilitate
routine project monitoring and evaluation in consultation and the MEAL team.
·       
Liaise
with key non-government organizations (NGO) and national, provincial and local
government, as well as shelter task-force teams and workshops, technical
committee meetings and coordination groups as necessary;
·       
Provide regular
updates on progress, priorities and constraints – verbally and in writing to
the Yumbe Head of Office/Kyangwali Emergency Coordinator, Homes and Communities
Program Manager, Shelter and Settlement Program Manager for sharing with CRS
Senior Leadership Team.
·       
Represent
CRS in discussions or meetings with government, non-government and UN agencies,
cluster systems.
·       
Effectively
manage talent and supervise. 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 ;
·       
Ensure
that supervised staff are aware of the Strategic Change Platform Homes and
Communities and the grander CRS Vision 2030. Empower team to take action to
contribute to the vision and influence hypothesis within their scope of work
·       
Contributes
in collecting good practices, case studies for documentation, evidence-building
and demonstration alternative solutions and designs that can reach scale.
·       
Pilot
alternative solutions and processes for families to attain a safe dignified
home.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
ideal applicant for the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Project Manager –
Shelter job must hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher in engineering,
architecture, project management or relevant field of social sciences;
·       
At least
five years’ experience in project management, preferably in emergency context.
·       
Proven
ability to build/work in a team and to manage and motivate personnel drawing on
individual skills to advance agendas and problem solving;
·       
Proven
experience in community development, community mobilization or similar
self-help initiatives and a desire to maximize integration of program delivery
preferred;
·       
Interest
in and ability to build capacity in implementing teams and local community
bodies with a focus on community participation;
·       
Ability
to analyze and interpret administrative reports, technical procedures and government
regulations to guide project implementation;
·       
Ability
to write reports and procedure manuals and effectively present information and
respond to questions from CRS senior management;
·       
Fluency
in English (both oral and written skills) required;
·       
Proficient
in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook- and ideally MS Project);
·       
Languages: Knowledge of the local languages spoken by South Sudanese and host
communities living on or near Bidibidi settlement
Agency-Wide
Competencies (for all CRS staff):
These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used
by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the
desired results.
·       
Serves
with Integrity
·       
Models
Stewardship
·       
Cultivates
Constructive Relationships
·       
Promotes
Learning
Emergency
Competencies:
Each staff member
working in emergencies is expected to use the following competencies to fulfill
his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.
·       
Communicates
strategically under pressure
·       
Manages
stress and complexity
·       
Actively
promotes safety and security
·       
Manages
and implements high-quality emergency programs
Influence
Competencies (for all Homes and Communities Staff)
·       
Effectively
communicates the agency’s priorities and leverages local relationships to bring
stakeholders perspective to decision-makers, based on job-specific
responsibilities
·       
Understand,
recognize and facilitate opportunities for influence at the project/program
level
·       
Strategically
represents the technical sector for influence
Desirable
·       
A
capacity and desire to pass on skills and information, a confident communicator
and willing to work in a collaborative and respectful way with target
communities.
·       
Flexibility
and ability to work under pressure and meeting deadlines in changing situations
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 – PROJECTMANAGERSHELTER. All applications that do not contain
this exact subject line will be rejected and not read.
Deadline: 20th May 2020
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