Catholic Relief Services Jobs Vacancies in Uganda

Catholic Relief Services Shelter and Settlement Technical Officer Jobs Vacancies in Uganda


Introduction

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) carries out 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. CRS is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) supporting relief and development work in over 93 countries around the world. CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality. CRS has worked in Uganda since 1965, initially providing emergency assistance to Sudanese refugees living in the north. Over the years, CRS has expanded its programming to also address development needs in western, central and eastern Uganda. CRS’ projects in Uganda currently include agricultural livelihoods, health and social services and emergency response and recovery. CRS implements its programs through partnerships with local organizations, including the Catholic Church, other faith-based organizations and community entities for maximum impact and sustainability.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure shelter construction is in accordance with design specifications through site visits.
  • Prepare field reports and maintain a filing system for project documentation.
  • 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 contractor.
  • Ensure procurement of shelter materials are of high quality and delivered on time.
  • 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

    Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, or extensive equivalent experience
  • Minimum of five years’ 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 preferred.
  • 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.
  • Strong knowledge and experience of working with local/community partners.
  • Fluency in English with good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience with assessments and analytical and planning skills.
  • Effective inter-personal skills and consensus-building.
  • Demonstrated experience of integrity and professionalism.
  • Ability to work in partnership with local communities and NGOs as appropriate.
  • Self-reliance and an ability to work in a challenging and demanding environment.

    How to apply

    Interested candidates should send their resume by 2nd January, 2018 to:

    ug_recruitment@crs.org




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