Infrastructure Manager - Gender Aware Sustainable Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Activity, USAID

  • Posted on 1 February 2021

Job Description

About the role

Crown Agents has been working in South Sudan for a decade, providing high quality healthcare to over 10 million people in 55 counties across 8 states. We support work in 804 health facilities, representing 75% of the total health facility infrastructure in South Sudan. We are currently managing the Health Pooled Fund, leading the delivery of community level, essential primary health care, secondary health care and referral health services, as well as the stabilization of local health systems, and procurement and supply chain management of essential medical commodities.

Contingent to donor funding, the Infrastructure Manager will lead the designing and management of WASH construction activities. S/he will provide expert guidance to both the COP as well as construction subcontractors throughout the life of the project. S/he will be responsible for engaging the private sector and social enterprises to support water system management; supervising (and ensuring compliance of) the project’s day-to-day construction activities; promoting the adoption of key gender and WASH behaviors in the focus counties; and fostering a role for private sector partners in the project’s WASH supply chains, market linkages, and construction. S/he will also lead the design of infrastructure investments that are sensitive to gender roles, which includes finding ways to incorporate input from women, men, youth, children, and vulnerable groups during the design process.

About you

Qualification and Experience Required:

  • Holder of a Professional Engineer license (from the United States);
  • Bachelor university degree (or higher) in civil engineering;
  • Minimum 10 years of progressive experience implementing small scale infrastructure development projects;
  • Minimum 5 years of experience designing and managing low-cost, context-appropriate WASH infrastructure projects;
  • Demonstrated experience finding meaningful roles for civil society organizations and private sector partners, especially as it pertains to WASH construction activity plans and budgets;
  • Demonstrated ability to provide guidance to project staff and/or construction subcontractors;
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills are required;
  • English language fluency (oral and written) is required. Arabic and French language skills are highly preferred; and
  • Previous experience in East and/or Sub-Saharan Africa is strongly preferred.

To Apply:

To be considered, applicants must submit their resume/CV to

Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered.

Crown Agents offers competitive compensation and benefits and we are eager to have innovative people join our team. We are an equal opportunity employer: EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability.

About the Organization

Crown Agents is a not-for-profit international development company that works in partnership with our clients to design and implement practical solutions to their needs. We work with ministries, governments, institutions, donors, foundations, philanthropists, and the private sector to tackle the complex challenges they face, whether that is seeking to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), improving the quality of life and opportunities for their citizens, or responding to the needs of a global pandemic.

Our values are courage and authenticity: courage to work in the most challenging contexts and be a disrupter in the face of corruption and complexity; authenticity to ensure that the solutions we help develop are grounded in a solid understanding of our client’s needs and will last the test of time. Whether they are ensuring that local humanitarian organisations across Myanmar are set up to respond to the additional challenges of the Covid-19 outbreak or negotiating the best possible price for cancer drugs for the Government of Ukraine, our people around the globe are committed to achieving a lasting impact in the work that they do.

Often, we work behind the scenes, patiently addressing the ‘nuts and bolts’ core matters, supporting governments and other clients to resolve practically challenging and politically difficult issues that hold back faster and greater progress. What defines Crown Agents’ approach is the way we combine technical expertise and decades of delivery experience with deeply rooted insight that comes from our global footprint and the strong relationships with governments and other stakeholders in the places where we work. We believe there is something unique that comes from our longstanding approach of combining private sector agility with a public service ethos.

We have three broad areas of expertise: supply chain delivery; government system strengthening; and project and fund management. In practice, the services we provide to our clients often draw from across these three, depending on the specific challenges to be addressed: responding to Covid-19; accelerating progress on the most off-track SDGs; or shifting to low carbon development strategies.

About what's on offer

Crown Agents offers a competitive benefits package.

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