PMI, Emergency Shelter and WASH

Catholic Relief Services (CRS)


About CRS

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.

The earthquake of August 2021severely impacted rural and urban communities in southwest Haiti.  Shortly after the earthquake, tropical storm Grace hit the same region.  CRS is currently starting up a rapid response and recovery programming to provide basic needs, shelter, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) support, with a cross-cutting objective of supporting the well being of the affected families and communities.

Job Summary:

You will manage programming in the Country Program (CP) for emergency shelter and WASH under the Haiti Earthquake 2021 Emergency Response, designing and implementing projects advancing Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work in serving the poor and vulnerable. Your management skills and knowledge will ensure that the CP delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards improving the impact of its programming.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and implement all 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. Ensure project team and partner staff use the appropriate systems and tools.
  • 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.
  • Champion learning with project staff and partner teams. Analyze and evaluate project performance data following MEAL policy. Proactively identify issues and concerns and use participatory processes to overcome implementation obstacles.
  • Act as a key resource person in project design and proposal development in respective programming area, gap-filling and taking on growth responsibilities, as needed.
  • Coordinate the identification of staff capacity and technical assistance needs of partner organizations and capacity strengthening and required interventions to support quality project implementation.
  • Help identify, assess and strengthen partnerships relevant to Shelter and WASH, applying appropriate application of partnership concepts, tools and approaches.
  • Coordinate and monitor financial and material resources relevant to project needs. Through planning and oversight ensure efficient use of project resources.
  • Oversee management of Shelter and WASH service providers/subcontractors to ensure timely and high quality deliverables.
  • Act as a key resource person in project design and proposal development in respective programming area, gap-filling and taking on growth responsibilities, as needed.


Required Languages – English and French required;  Haitian Creole a plus.


Travel – position is based in Les Cayes, but will require significant time at project sites within the Grand Sud. Must be willing to travel up to 25%.


Supervisory Responsibilities: Oversee the Emergency Shelter and WASH team, including direct supervision of the Shelter Project Manager and Wash Project Officer.


Key Working Relationships:

Internal:  Emergency Coordinator; Emergency Shelter and WASH team; Distribution team; other members of the emergency team (MEAL Officer, Accountability Officer, PSS Senior Project Officer);  Operations staff in the Grand Sud and Port-au-Prince; Business development specialist

External :  Subcontracts for shelter and WASH;  Shelter and WASH clusters;  government agencies and local authorities; Shelter and WASH donors.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • 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 diverse groups.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to write reports
  • Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented
  •  Ability and willingness to work and live in a diverse, challenging and potentially unstable environment.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Project management experience in Shelter and WASH, especially for USG awards and other public donors, is highly desirable.
  • Experience engaging with partner organizations.
  • Experience contributing to the development of technical proposals.
  • MEAL skills and experience preferred.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems ; CAD, GIS and image editing software
  • Knowledge of humanitarian codes, principles and practice and experience in their use.





Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in International Development, International Relations or in the field of architecture, civil engineering, construction management or related field required. Additional experience may substitute for some education.
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant field-based experience in coordinating or managing light to moderately complex projects required, preferably with an international NGO.


Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship


***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

Note:  All positions requiring residence or frequent travel outside their home country must undergo and clear a pre-employment medical examination.

CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding the rights and dignity of all people – especially children and vulnerable adults – to live free from abuse and harm.

CRS welcomes candidates from the countries and regions in which we work. In the event the successful candidate is an expatriate or global telecommuter, the anticipated duration of the assignment is informed by a term limit, based on the type and level of the job and the needs of the agency.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

8 days remaining

Apply by 25 October, 2021