Project Manager (WASH & Shelter) via ReliefWeb

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Catholic Relief Services (CRS), an international relief and development agency, committed to the alleviation of human suffering, the development of people and the fostering of charity and justice in the world irrespective of race, creed, or nationality. CRS seeks qualified Sudanese candidates to fill the following post based in Central Darfur. CRS is an equal opportunity employer and women are encouraged to apply.

Position Title: Project Manager – WASH & Shelter

Dept /Location: Central Darfur, Sudan

Reports To: Emergency Response and Recovery Coordinator (ERRC)

Closing date: September 8, 2016

Background/ Summary:

CRS has been implementing an integrated response to the humanitarian crises in Darfur since 2004. CRS applies the Integral Human Development framework in addressing root causes of vulnerabilities among the conflict affected populations in West & Central Darfur. CRS interventions therefore fill humanitarian gaps in the areas of WASH, Shelter and NFIs, Food Security and Livelihoods, Health/Nutrition and Education.

Under the supervision of the Emergency Response and Recovery Coordinator (ERRC) in coordination with other sector managers, the WASH & Shelter Program Manager’s primary responsibilities include program development, implementation, quality assurance, monitoring, evaluation, accountability, learning and staff supervision. The PM will also work closely with CRS’ Area Managers in field offices to ensure implementation and integration of WASH & Shelter activities with other humanitarian emergency relief and early recovery projects targeting IDPs, returnees and other conflict affected populations. The PM will also lead the programming of emergency, transitional shelter activities and Non-Food Items (NFI) in targeted areas. He/she will ensure the consistency, quality, efficiency, and accountability of CRS supported WASH and Shelter activities in Central Darfur.

Specific Responsibilities:

Assessments

  1. Lead initial rapid or detailed assessments in collaboration with field staff, local leaders, authorities and affected populations to determine priorities and immediate activities and resources.
  2. Assess in-country resources, human, material and financial for response with relevant staff, efficient approaches and agencies.

Program Design & BD

  1. In close collaboration with ERRC, HoP, and HoO, ensure WASH & Shelter-NFI program aims and objectives remain relevant and geared towards meeting the needs of the poor and most vulnerable.
  2. Provide technical support in the design, installation, maintenance and operation of existing and future rural water supply systems as well as training of hygiene promotion volunteers and water user committees.
  3. Lead the selection, design, and upgrade the most appropriate forms of sanitation system (to include excreta disposal, vector control, solid waste disposal and drainage) in accordance to SPHERE standards and taking full account of local conditions, resources, customs and cultural norms.
  4. Lead the selection and design of appropriate shelter units in accordance to SPHERE & UNHCR standards and taking full account of local conditions, resources, customs and cultural norms.
  5. Design and implement water and sanitation and Shelter/NIFs interventions through new innovative approaches to assist target communities moving from the stage of emergency relief into early recovery and development as might be feasible and appropriate.
  6. In collaboration with the local health workers and local leaders, help select and design a hygiene promotion and protection strategy.
  7. Develop letters of intent, concept papers, budgets and proposals in respect of the above for IDP, returnees and other target populations that will be submitted to major donors..
  8. Ensure operation and maintenance, environment, gender and sustainability issues are considered and factored into program design.

Response Management and Implementation

  1. Manage program staff, and collaborate with partners and communities, in developing and implementing WASH and Shelter infrastructure projects.
  2. Plan and manage WASH & Shelter interventions with full consultation and co-ordination with CRS staff and other agencies both governmental (WES) and non-governmental (in particular, UNICEF and UNHCR).
  3. In coordination with HR, recruit and train technical staff based on programming needs.
  4. Ensure compliance of projects implementation with quality, safety, and environment standards as outlined in projects proposals.
  5. Prepare project reports as required by CRS, the Sudanese Humanitarian Assistance Commission (HAC), external donors, and other interested bodies.
  6. Liaise with key non-governmental organizations (NGOs), national, provincial, and local government, and external donors, as necessary; participate in joint agency assessments, task-force teams and workshops, technical committee meetings, and coordination groups.
  7. Ensure program compliance and compatibility with CRS strategic directions and CRS principles of justice, solidarity, and subsidiary.
  8. Participate in CRS meetings and workshops on strategic planning and agency-wide initiatives as requested by supervisor.
  9. Ensure gender and do-no-harm principles are fully considered throughout the project cycle.
  10. Organize with the Al Geneina and Khartoum logistics staff for materials and support needed for all activities.

MEAL, Information and Co-ordination

  1. Provide regular updates to the OFDA Program Manager, ERRC and the rest of the team on progress, priorities and constraints – verbally and in writing.

  2. Regularly update the Regional Technical Advisor for WASH & Senior Technical Advisor Shelter in EARO on progress.

  3. Represent CRS to governmental and non-governmental groups as needed and agreed by the Head of Programming and ERRC.

  4. In collaboration of program staff, support development of IEC materials for program use.

  5. Develop and share lessons learnt, success stories (project impacts) with stakeholders, donors.

Agency Strategy

The PM shall play a key role in working towards realization of Agency strategy by 2018 through:

  1. Deepening expertise in 5 core competencies

  2. Partner Collaboration & Support

  3. Peacebuilding, Governance and Gender Integration

  4. Monitoring & Evaluation, Accountability and Learning

  5. Information and Communications Technology for Development

  6. Global Brand Management

  7. Reinforcing a high-performance culture characterized by:

  8. Maintaining a one agency perspective of our identity, mission and work

  9. Operational excellence

  10. Staff development & engagement

  11. Accountability for outcomes

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

Program Manager Competencies

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

  • Sets clear goals and manages toward them
  • Collaborates effectively with staff and stakeholders
  • Manages financial resources with integrity
  • Applies program quality standards to project design and organizational learning

Supervisory Responsibilities: WASH & Shelter Project Officers, Assistant Project Officers

Key Working Relationships:

Internal: Country Representative, Head of Office El Geneina, Head of Programming, Emergency Response Team, Emergency Response & Recovery Coordinator, Finance and Administrative staff, program staff

External: Line ministries, GOS officials, donors, UN agencies, and other national and international NGOs

Personal/Professional Skills:

  1. A strong team worker;
  2. Ability to exercise sound, mature judgment and work independently
  3. Aptitude to work in difficult weather conditions and stressful situations
  4. Creativity, flexibility and the ability to work with limited resources

Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree with relevant, progressive experience in Water/Public Health/Sanitation or Structural/Civil Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management or related technical field; Master’s degree is highly preferred.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge and at least five years of relevant work experience with an excellent program management skills, particularly in WASH & Shelter/NFI programs, preferably with an International NGO (developing country or international development program)
  3. Proven proposals writing skills and donor communication.
  4. Ability to read, analyze and interpret administrative reports, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  5. Ability to write reports, and procedure manuals
  6. Effective coordination, representation and presentation skills (internal and external)
  7. Excellent decision making skills
  8. Efficiently manage and meet deadlines
  9. Profound contextual awareness and insight into health issues
  10. Effectively relate, motivate and work as a team player
  11. Experience in grants management

Physical Requirements/Environment: Position will be based in CRS/Central Darfur offices and will require regular travel to other project sites within Darfur and occasional travel to Khartoum to attend meetings.

Language Required: Fluency in English & Arabic (both oral and written skills)

Major Responsibilities of Position: Staff management, Report Writing, Needs Assessment, Program Design & Management, Monitoring/Evaluation, Mentoring/Training

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

Submission location: –

If interested, please submit cover letter, resume and copies of your education and work certificates to (Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) Zalengie, Central Darfur Commission- SUDAN).

PLEASE NOTE THAT INERVIEW PROCESS WILL BE HELD AT ZALENGIE- HUMANITARIAN AID COMMISSION- CENTRAL DARFUR

How to apply:

Submission location:

If interested, please submit cover letter, resume and copies of your education and work certificates to [email protected] (Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) Zalengie, Central Darfur Commission- SUDAN).

PLEASE NOTE THAT INERVIEW PROCESS WILL BE HELD AT ZALENGIE- HUMANITARIAN AID COMMISSION- CENTRAL DARFUR


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