Catholic Relief Services Water, Sanitation & Shelter Team Leader Jobs in Nigeria

Job summary

The Water, Sanitation & Shelter Team Leader will lead on project implementation together with the Hygiene Promotion Team Leader.

He/she will line manage a team of Field Engineers and will be responsible for building their capacity as needed.

He/she with be responsible for both technical quality and compliance with project management standards as part of the day-to-day operations as part of CRS’ Water, Sanitation & Shelter activities.

Key Responsibilities Program Quality and Management

  • In coordination with the Program Manager and Procurement Officer and as per CRS standard procedures identify and assess contractors, construction suppliers, vendors of WASH and Shelter NFI’s, prepare contracts and documentation for works.
  • Lead all assessments for WASH and Shelter together with the Hygiene Promotion Team Leader.
  • Supports Hygiene Promotion Team Leader as necessary to analyze data from WASH & Shelter Base Line Surveys before launching an intervention.
  • Monitor regularly Field Engineers to ensure that quality of contractors’ work is achieved in specified time.
  • In close coordination with the Hygiene Promotion Team Leader develop designs and BOQ for latrines, bathing areas, drainages and shelters. Ensuring that these are sound from a qualitative, quantitative and culturally appropriate point of view and follows SPHERE standards.
  • Liaise with drilling contractors and contracts together with the WASH/Shelter PM and ensure that any potential drilling activities are approved by RUWSSA and based on hydrogeological and geophysical surveys.
  • Lead on management of contractors and support Field Engineers to push for high-quality implementation.
  • Liaise with CRS Procurement and Logistics to ensure that material procurement is delivered according to program needs to sites.
  • With support from HLP Specialist, keep regular contact with Bulamas and Land owners ensuring that all construction activities have been approved and appropriate agreements are in place.
  • Plan all construction activities in close coordination with the Hygiene Promotion Team Leader and manage works to schedule.
  • Ensure Field Engineers engages both hosts and IDP’s in consultation, mobilization and construction activities where these are community based.
  • Encourage contractors to employ skilled and unskilled workers.
  • Support WASH & Shelter PM to prepare plans, proposals, and budgets for project extensions and new construction projects.
  • Ensure that Field Engineers monitor that community workers and contractors adheres to Health and Safety standards during construction activities.
  • Ensures that use of appropriate project management tools to plan, review and track progress on projects implementation as well as on the utilization of project resources.
  • Develop and maintain a procurement plan. Develop BOQs and prepare procurement documentation.
  • Ensure the development and implementation strong M&E systems using appropriate CRS tools and resources to maximize project impact on beneficiaries.
  • Monitor project development and identify deviation from approved project plans and implement corrective measures when necessary to ensure that the partners meet the project objectives.

    Capacity Building

  • Build the capacity of Water, Sanitation & Shelter Field Engineers as needed.
  • Build the capacity of the Hygiene Promotion Team Leaders and Hygiene Promotion Officers on Shelter and building safe technics.

    Programmatic Reporting

  • Ensure timely and quality preparation of project narrative reports as per defined by WASH & Shelter PM, present in an organized and orderly
    manner tracking of activities, indicators, baseline data and evaluation reports.
  • Advise senior management about issues affecting project implementation, or key local issues affecting future grants/projects developments.

    Representation, Coordination, and Communication

  • Represent CRS at WASH Cluster and CCCM/Shelter Cluster as per request of WASH & Shelter PM.
  • Liaise with CRS partners, INGO’s working in the areas of WASH and Shelter, Ministry of Health as per request by WASH & Shelter PM
    Liaise with key non-government organizations (NGOs) and national, provincial, and local government, SEMA (State Emergency Management Agency), technical committee meetings AS per request by WASH & Shelter PM
  • Organize regular meetings with Field Engineers to follow activities.
  • Together with the Hygiene Promotion Team Leader organize weekly update meetings for Field Engineers and Hygiene Promotion Officers.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Supervise all Water, Sanitation & Shelter Field Engineers
  • Ensure timely and quality adherence to CRS Performance Management System for all staff under his/her supervision.
  • Prepare employee job descriptions, performance plans and performance appraisals for project staff as requested by WASH & Shelter PM

    Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

    Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Engineering, Hydrogeology or Construction Engineering
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience working with INGOs in the field of WASH and implementation experience of water supply, sanitation, construction or infrastructure projects.
  • Experience with Shelter programs will be taken an added value
  • Strong experience managing teams
  • Proven strong ability to provide technical assistance and expert advice to staff in infrastructure and related fields.
  • Experience in project management, planning, supervision, quality assurance and reporting.
  • Required Language Skills: English Fluency, Hausa and Kanuri is an added value.

    How to apply

  • Interested candidates should download the application form online and send with a detailed 3-page resume in a single file word document to
  • The position title must be expressly stated as the subject of the email quoting reference number TL_SWASH1308. E.g Water, Sanitation & Shelter Team Leader TL_SWASH1308.
  • Completed applications should reach us before COB, Wednesday August 29th, 2018. Only applicants who send in the required format will be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

  • For more information and job application details, see; Catholic Relief Services Water, Sanitation & Shelter Team Leader Jobs in Nigeria

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