Program Manager - WASH, South Sudan

Catholic Relief Services
Juba, South Sudan
Apply by 20 December 2017
Mid-level , Short-term contract assignment
Posted on 21 November 2017

Job Description

Job 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.
* 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.
* 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 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

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

Education and Experience
* Master’s Degree in Public Health, environmental health, water resource management or related water, sanitation and hygiene fields required. Additional experience may substitute for some education.
* Minimum of 5 years of relevant field-based experience in coordinating or managing light to moderately complex projects required, preferably with an international NGO.
* Additional experience may substitute for some education.
* Project management experience in WASH programming 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.

Personal Skills
* 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

Required/Desired Foreign Language
Fluency in English (excellent in writing, listening, and speaking in English).
Travel Required 75% of your time will be spent traveling to project locations (Awerial, Bor, Duk and Pibor)

Key Working Relationships:
* Supervisory: Senior Project Officer, Project Officers, Community Mobilizers, WASH Technicians, and Water Quality Analysts.
* Internal: Project Director, Deputy Project Director, Agricultural Livelihoods and Economic Strengthening Technical Advisors, MEAL Manager and Officers, Emergency Program * Manager, Cholera Response Manager, Head of Programs and other program and operations staff.
* External: WASH Cluster, WASH/Cholera Response Implementing Partners, National and State Government Line Ministries.
* 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.
* Trusting Relationships
* Professional Growth
* Partnership
* Accountability

Additional Competencies
* Communicates strategically under pressure
* Manages stress and complexity
* Actively promotes safety and security

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Competencies
* Monitoring: Implements monitoring activities and processes according to the project’s Detailed Implementation Plan and MEAL System.
* Monitoring: Facilitates the use of monitoring data during quarterly participatory reflection events and other fora with partners and other stakeholders to inform project decisions.
* Accountability: Actively seeks and responds to feedback from all members of targeted communities and other stakeholders.
* Learning: Promotes the application of learning to improve program quality and to strengthen agency influence among external stakeholders.

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

CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Catholic Relief Services 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.

Location(s): South Sudan - Central Equatoria - Juba

About the Organization

About CRS:

CRS is a leading international relief and development agency with over 70 years of experience and programs in over 100 countries. CRS is committed to addressing root causes of poverty regardless of race, religion or creed and ensures our values inform our approach to programs, operations and human resource management. CRS is always looking for dedicated professionals who are values led and results driven.