Technical Advisor- WASH

  • Entry-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 12 December 2019

Job Description

Job Title: Technical Advisor I - Emergency WASH
Internal Title: Technical Advisor I
Department: Humanitarian Response Department
Job Type: Full-Time
Reports To: Technical Advisor (TAII) Emergency WASH
Country/Location: HQ-Baltimore or International Telecommuting

Job Summary
The WASH TA will provide technical advice and support to a range of program design and implementation issues in the area of WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) in line with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) program quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices to Country Program (CP) teams to advance the delivery of high-quality programming to the poor and vulnerable. The TA WASH’s advice, knowledge, and support will contribute to determining how effective, adaptive and innovative CRS’ WASH programming is across the globe.

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements
* Master’s Degree in Water and Sanitation Engineering, Civil Engineering, Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Environmental Engineering, Public Health or a related field to program area is required.
* Minimum of three years relevant work experience with progressive responsibilities (advisory and management), ideally with an international NGO, with minimum of two years relevant field-based experience in managing WASH programs. Five years or more work and field experience preferred.
* Knowledge of technical principles and concepts in WASH. General knowledge of other related disciplines to ensure proper cross-sectoral approach.
* Experience in project design and proposal development. Experience in writing content for proposals.
* Knowledge of capacity strengthening best practices.
* Experience with program monitoring and evaluation and analysis.
* Experience and skills in networking and relations with donors, peer organizations, and faith-based and civil society partners. Understanding of partnership principles.
* Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information and budget management systems, knowledge-sharing networks.
* Familiarity with current standards and guidelines for water supply, sanitation and hygiene in humanitarian emergency response, in particular SPHERE Standards.
* Good understanding of and experience coordinating with the WASH Cluster mechanism in humanitarian crises.

Required/Desired Foreign Language
* Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English required, and French preferred.
* Arabic, Spanish and Portuguese are advantageous.

Travel Required: 50%
Supervisory: None

Agency-wide Competencies
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.

* Integrity
* Continuous Improvement & Innovation
* Builds Relationships
* Develops Talent
* Strategic Mindset
* Accountability & Stewardship

***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

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

CRS is an 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.

About the Organization

CRS staff, alongside our partners and the people we serve, work daily to bring our mission and guiding principles to life. We share our stories of hope, compassion and solidarity to inspire others to join us in creating a more just and prosperous world for all.

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