Catholic Relief Services Pakistan
Project Manager Shelter & Resilient Homes
Catholic Relief Services Pakistan
Posted date 24th March, 2023 Last date to apply 30th March, 2023
Country Pakistan Locations Mehar/Dadu
Category Accounting/Auditing
Type Full Time Position 1
Status Closed

Job Title: Project Manager

Shelter & Resilient Homes

Reports to: Head of Programs

Department: Programming

Salary Grade: 9


About CRS 

Catholic Relief Services is the international relief and development agency of the United States Catholic community. Helping people in need regardless of religion, race or ethnicity, CRS works in over 100 countries around the world and has reached more than 120 million people to date. CRS has been operational in Pakistan since 1954, working in the provinces of Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Punjab and Sindh as well in Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK). CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through program of emergency response, food security/livelihood, education and disaster risk reduction (DRR). Currently, CRS is responding to monsoon floods in Sindh, Baluchistan, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. CRS has been working with local national partners to support government led efforts for implementation of 2022 flood response in Pakistan.


Job Summary:  

You will lead the team and responsible to implement the resilient homes project in the selected targeted areas in District Dadu, Sindh by overall coordination, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluating the project activities as per the project design, process, and quality to advance Catholic Relief Services (CRS) work in serving the poor and vulnerable. Your project management skills and knowledge of the program area will ensure that the CRS Country Program delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards improving the impact of its programming.


Roles and Key Responsibilities: 

  • Manage and implement all activities throughout 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 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 program partner teams. Analyze and evaluate project performance data following MEAL policy. Proactively identify issues and concerns and use participatory processes to overcome implementation obstacles.
  • Managing the shelter response project with a focus on providing quality programming according to CRS program quality principles.
  • Represent CRS Pakistan with donors, INGIS working groups, UN, relevant local partners and relevant local government and community actors for this project.
  • Coordinate the identification of staff capacity and technical assistance needs of partner organizations and capacity strengthening and required interventions to support quality project implementation.
  • Coordinate and monitor financial and material resources relevant to project needs. Through planning and oversight ensure efficient use of project resources.
  • Assist with preparation of trends analysis reports and disseminate results. Review project documentation to ensure project file is complete with all required documentation and is filled per agency and donor requirements.
  • Review and manage implementation procedures, policies, and guidelines.
  • Identify and enroll participant households in coordination with SPHF to receive cash assistance for resilient homes construction.
  • Organize orientation for male and female household members on cash assistance amounts and conditionalities for receiving cash assistance (i.e., cash will be distributed in installments in accordance with CRS/SFHRP guidelines at established points and at achieving certain level of repair or reconstruction).
  • Organize/conduct trainings for participating households and community members emphasizing build-back-better and DRR approaches, including selection of high-quality building materials; project management; budgeting skills; and construction safety measures etc.
  • Work with District Government and other stakeholders to transfer cash to participating households in a safe, inclusive manner via a financial service provider and banks.
  • Ensure that the project will provide accompaniment support and technical assistance to households receiving cash assistance to ensure compliance with build-back-better approaches and CRS/SFHRP guidelines.
  • Document project successes and lessons learned to share with the SFHRP, government leaders, and shelter-focused coordination mechanisms.
  • Work with H&C team in reviewing and/or technical support development of SFHRP build-back-better and DRR training and information, education, and communication (IEC) materials by working closely with Shelter/DRR Coordinator (secondment).
  • Advertise trainings for skilled craftsmen via local channels to promote participation.
  • Conduct trainings to the allocated craftsmen on construction skills and techniques to be qualified to construct resilient home.
  • Conduct post-training evaluations to inform adaptations and improvements to the training materials.
  • Organize and carryout a stakeholder analysis and development of a power interest matrix to understand stakeholders’ interests, needs, and constraints to inform the scaling vision, approach, and activities, and to ensure that the proposed solution(s) meet the stated need/demand of the scaling entities that we wish to influence (government, SPHF, UN, shelter actors, etc).
  • Participate in the coordination meetings and sharing information.
  • Working closely with H&C and Shelter/DRR Coordinator and in coordination with the government and SPHF, develop/ review/ revise IEC and guidancematerials on WASH topics, settlement DRR needs and approaches, resilient construction techniques, and other topics including safe and inclusive of cash distribution.
  • Document and disseminate shelter and DRR innovations and learnings that can be contextualized for current resources and capacity and to inform the response of longer-term resilient strategies. Examples include:
    • Conduct an environmental and market assessment by engaging the external consultant to identify build-back-better approaches which do not contribute to further environmental degradation and deforestation.
    • Conduct a stakeholder mapping to understand audience for IEC and guidance materials and how best to disseminate information.
    • Develop long term messaging strategies (e.g., radio and TV ads) on key build-back-better and DRR approaches by working with H&C.
    • Ensure compliance with CRS standard operating procedures to guarantee accountability throughout the implementation process.
    • Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and assisting partners in their efforts to collect and analyze project data per specified mechanisms and tools. Collaborate with local partner(s) to prepare reports per established reporting schedule.


Basic Qualifications 

  • BSc in Civil Engineering or equivalent qualifications from a reputable University – is required. Master's Degree in Social Science or a related field required would be a plus.
  • Minimum of five years relevant field-based experience in implementation and or management role with progressive responsibilities, ideally with an international NGO and UN agencies.
  • Previous experience providing technical assistance and developing technical successful proposals for external donor funding is required.
  • Demonstrated application of technical principles and concepts. General knowledge of other related disciplines to ensure proper cross-sectoral approach.
  • Experience in mentoring, coaching, facilitation, and training applying adult learning principles and practices.
  • Experience with program monitoring and evaluation, including applying data collection tools and methodologies, data analysis, and data presentation.
  • 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), Autocade, Web Conferencing Applications, information and budget management systems, knowledge-sharing networks.


Required Languages - English required. Sindhi spoken, is preferable.


Travel – The position will be based in Meher/Dadu and must be willing and able to travel to Karachi and Islamabad where applicable. 


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities  

  • Excellent relationship management skills with ability to influence and get buy-in from people not under direct supervision and to work with individuals in diverse geographical and cultural settings.
  • Strong strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills
  • Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Relevant grant management experience, especially for UGS or other public donors, a plus.
  • Staff supervision experience
  • Experience working with stakeholders at various level and strengthening community partnerships.
  • Ability to contribute to the development of technical proposal, a plus.
  • Experience analyzing data and contributing to evaluation reports.
  • Experience using MS Windows, and MS office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)


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.  

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


Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Project Officer
  • Project Engineers, Technical staff


Key Working Relationships:  

Internal: Country Manager, HOP, HoOP, Shelter/DRR Coordinator, H&C, Project Managers, HR and Finance.

External:  SPHF, UN, Shelter Working groups, local government and INGOs 


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. 


 CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer