Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Vacancy for Water, Sanitation and Shelter Field Engineer
Posted: 01/Jun/2017

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an International non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 99 countries around the world. CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality. CRS is a global leader in agricultural livelihoods programming, and promotes resilience building in impoverished, disaster-affected, and climate change-impacted areas around the world. CRS re-established presence in Nigeria in 2000 and currently works in 32 of Nigeria’s 36 states, focusing on agriculture and livelihoods, health, and emergency programming.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title:      Water, Sanitation and Shelter Field Engineer 
Location:      Borno

Primary Job Responsibilities
*    The Water, Sanitation and Shelter Field Engineer will be working under the leadership and guidance of the Team Lead - WASH/Shelter, accountable for professional technical contribution to water supply and construction project activities within the framework of the Northeast emergency response program ensuring the below objectives:
*    Objective One: Lead on the overall supervision of water supply, sanitation and shelter project activities.
*    Objective Two: Coordinate with other emergency teams, internal staff and stakeholders to ensure smooth project implementation
*    Objective Three: Conduct capacity building trainings to Water Management Committees (WMCs), Community Mobilisers(CMs), Environmental Cleaning Committee(ECC) and other implementing partners.

Specific Job Responsibilities
*    The Water Sanitation and Shelter Engineer’s specific responsibilities will include the following:
*    Conduct site inspections of water supply projects to ensure that construction is in accordance with design specifications.
*    Address field design change requests with contractor and team lead
*    Prepare field reports and maintain a filing system for proper and efficient project documentation.
*    Evaluate and process contractor progress payment requests.
*    Evaluate performance of contractors and issue notices of non-compliance when necessary
*    Ensure that design concerns raised by contractors are raised to the engineering staff
*    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

*    Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, Hydrology or equivalent field experience. Professional license is a plus.
*    Must have at least 3 years’ experience in QA/QC, water supply project supervision, or construction management, with a balanced awareness of how to effectively manage contractors’ performance.
*    Thorough knowledge of water supply and construction standards.
*    Proficient in MS Office applications (AutoCAD, power point, Word, Excel, Outlook Access and ideally MS Project).
*    Fluency in English and Hausa with good verbal and written communication skills
*    Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where network may be limited.
*    Effective inter-personal skills, consensus-building.
*    Planning and organization skills and analytical approach
*    Demonstrated experience of integrity and professionalism

Application Closing Date
14th June, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the "Application Form Below" and send with a detailed 3-page resume in a single file word document to:

Click here to download Application Form (MS Word)

*    Candidates should state the position and advert code as the subject of their email e.g. Water, Sanitation and Shelter Field Engineer - WASH310517.
*    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.