Field Assistant – Catholic Relief Services

Job Summary:
The Water, Sanitation and Shelter Engineer Field Assistant 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.

Job Responsibilities:
Project Implementation
• Work with WASH/Shelter team Lead to develop detailed, site-specific work plan to ensure adequate technical oversight of WASH interventions at the field-level
• Carry out field-level technical assessments and data analysis
• Supervise field-level WASH infrastructure works related to the project (e.g. supervision of contractors and suppliers)
• Inspect all WASH Infrastructure and provide certification reports
• Coordinate the quality component of the sites that are being supervised
Project Design
• Contribute to the development of Bills of Quantities (BoQs), technical drawings, and tender documents
Capacity Building
• Work closely with foremen and to provide technical expertise (e.g. mentoring, monitoring, water quality, construction, assessments) related to the planned infrastructure works carried out at each site
• Support foremen to utilize simple infrastructure monitoring tools (e.g. checklists).
• Support in trainings for ‘Community WASH Focal Points’ on WASH infrastructure monitoring, operations, and maintenance.

Information Management/Reporting
• Report the daily progress of works to Team Lead.
• Ensure that all WASH/Shelter infrastructure data within the staff’s portfolio of sites is well managed and provides an accurate representation of the reality on the ground.
• Submit regular reports related to the project’s WASH/Shelter infrastructure to team lead.

Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering, Building Technology, Hydrology or equivalent field experience. Professional license is a plus.
• Must have at least 1 year experience in QA/QC, water supply project supervision, or construction management, with a balanced awareness of how to effectively manage contractors’ performance.
• Knowledge of water supply, sanitation and shelter construction standards.
• Proficient in MS Office applications (AutoCAD, power point, Word, Excel, Outlook Access– and ideally MS Project).
• Fluency in English, Hausa and Kanuri 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

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should download the application form using this link and send with a detailed 3-page resume in a single file word document The position title and location must be expressly stated as the subject of the email quoting reference numbers: Field Assistant – WASH/Shelter Engineer: FSWS1009 and Program Assistant – WASH/Shelter: PAWS1009
Applications must reach us on or before COB Monday 23 October 2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Equal Opportunity:
“CRS is an equal –opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, etc. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply”.
Statement of Commitment to Protection:
‘’CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation .

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