Project Officer - WASH

Catholic Relief Services

Human Resources

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Isiolo, Kenya (On-site) Be the First to Apply

Job Description

Reports To: Senior Project Officer / County Program Lead Isiolo

Length of Contract: 2 years 

About CRS  

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) carries out the commitment of the Catholic 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. 

CRS is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) supporting relief and development work in over 100 countries around the world. CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity, race or nationality. CRS works through local church and non-church partners, including the Government to implement its programs.

CRS opened operations in Kenya in 1965. For over 50 years, we have worked throughout the country to implement programs in agriculture, livelihoods, health and nutrition, water, sanitation, emergency relief and peace building. We have built deep relationships with the Government of Kenya and the Catholic Church through ongoing collaboration and support.

Kenya Resilient Arid Lands Partnership for Integrated Development â Kenya RAPID+

Kenya RAPID + is five years SDC funded project being implemented in in Isiolo, Turkana, Wajir, Marsabit and Garissa under the leadership of Millennium Water Alliance. The program objective is to improve access to safe water and sustainable rangeland management in the five counties and contribute to resilient livelihoods for communities in a peaceful environment. The program aims to combine the capabilities of national and devolved water sector institutions, rangelands resource management capacities, and the skills and experience of the private sector to address the complex problems posed by inadequate water access and poor management of rangeland resources in the target counties. CRS is the implementing partner in Turkana and Isiolo counties.

Job Summary: 

The Project Officer â WASH will manage, coordinate, and monitor water services and water resources activities and relationships with partners and other project stakeholders to assist in the achievement of the Kenya RAPID+ (Isiolo) project objectives while also advancing Catholic Relief Servicesâ (CRS) work serving the poor and vulnerable. His/her WASH technical skills and knowledge of the program area will ensure high-quality programming and continuously work towards improving the impact of this project.

Job Responsibilities:

Provide guidance and ensure quality delivery of the water services and WRM interventions of the project. Support identification of strategic rural water facilities for infrastructural improvement Ensure learning properly accompanies project activities throughout the project cycle. Analyze implementation challenges and report any inconsistencies and/or gaps to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules.  Participate in WASH networks, meetings, and select technical working groups as appropriate to represent the project to ensure collaboration and project visibility.  Support in identification of viable opportunities in water sector for Private sector engagement  Champion implementation of water governance strategies, including engagement with governmental and private sector institutions

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

Analysis and problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment. Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners. Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented. Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities. Ability to write project reports Demonstrated commitment to respect, equity, diversity and inclusion including gender equality.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  None

Required Languages â Excellent verbal and written communication in English.

Travel  â 40% field travel and 60% office in Isiolo.

Key Working Relationships:   

Internal:  WASHProgram Manager, WASH SPO, Head of Programs

External:  Millenium Water Alliance ,  Community members, partner staff, other local stakeholders, program staff from peer agencies


Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

Education and Experience

Bachelor's Degree in Water Engineering, environment, hydrology or related field. Minimum of 5 years of work experience in project support, ideally in the field of WASH. Experience working with partners, participatory action planning and community engagement. Experience with WASH Governance and private sector engagement is an added advantage.  Experience in market systems development is a plus.

Agency REDI Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

Agency competencies clarify expected behaviors and attitudes for all staff. When demonstrated, they create an engaging workplace, help staff achieve their best, and help CRS achieve agency goals. 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. 

Personal Accountability â Consistently takes responsibility for oneâs own actions. Acts with Integrity - Consistently models values aligned with CRS Guiding Principles and mission. Is considered honest. Builds and Maintains Trust - Shows consistency between words and actions. Collaborates with Others â Works effectively in intercultural and diverse teams. Open to Learn â Seeks out experiences that may change perspective or provide an opportunity to learn new things.

Agency Leadership Competencies:

Lead Change â Continually looks for ways to improve the agency through a culture of agility, openness, and innovation. Develops and Recognizes Others â Builds the capacity of staff to reach their full potential and enhance team and agency performance. Strategic Mindset â Understands role in translating, communicating, and implementing agency strategy and team priorities.

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

What we offer: 

CRS offers a comprehensive benefits package and the opportunity to work in a collaborative, mission-driven culture that is committed to improving the lives of the poor throughout the world. 

***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. CRSâ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. 

CRS Kenya strives to be a place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come and work, stay, and do their best.

CRS provides equal employment opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants for employment and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, ancestry or national origin, sex, age, marital status, physical or mental disability or handicap, medical condition and any other status protected by law. As an equal opportunity employer, CRS will recruit, hire, train and promote persons solely on their qualifications and abilities.

CRSâ emphasis on family values supports benefits, including maternity and paternity leave, policies that promote exclusive breastfeeding, the availability of a baby room at the office, and flexible working hours where possible.  Women and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.

By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics.

About Us

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRSâ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.

About the Team

CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding the rights and dignity of all people - especially children and vulnerable adults - to live free from abuse and harm.

CRS welcomes candidates from the countries and regions in which we work. In the event the successful candidate is an expatriate or global telecommuter, the anticipated duration of the assignment is informed by a term limit, based on the type and level of the job and the needs of the agency.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Info

Job Identification3000995 Job CategoryProgram Management Posting Date10/09/2023, 09:10 AM Apply Before10/23/2023, 04:59 PM Degree LevelBachelor's Degree Job ScheduleFull time Job ShiftDay Locations Kenya RAPID Project Field Office, Isiolo, Isiolo, KE (On-site)

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