Monday, 2 September 2013

Director of Water and Resilience Program Jobs at CRS Tanzania

Job Title: Water and Resilience Program Director

Employer: CRS Tanzania Country Program

Duty Station: Dar es Salaam

Application Deadline: 15th Sept 2013


Program Technical Development and Quality:

The Water and Resilience Program Director will take the lead in maintaining and improving program quality, innovation and learning among the ongoing IWRM projects and building quality into future program initiatives.
He/she will help to unify the water team to collectively move towards quality integrated projects and will identify
and lead initiatives to capture learning and to share technical and programmatic lessons learned

CRS/Tanzania SPP March 31, 2013with other CRS country programs.
The Program Director will ensure that cross-cutting themes
such as gender equity, Multiple Use Water Services (MUS), disaster risk reduction and climate change are fully integrated into water programming. As part of this effort, he/she will also promote cross-sector dialogue and integration with other program units within CRS TZ.
He/she will provide oversight for the financial management and reporting of water programs.

Program Growth:

The Water and Resilience Program Director will, together with the Country Representative,
Head of Programs and Business Development Manager, be responsible for growing the water program portfolio.
Such work will include remaining up to date on donor trends and opportunities, identifying priority technical areas for investment, assuring that CRS is prepositioned in priority technical areas, carrying out assessments with partners, networking with
donors, government and other PVOs, and all aspects of proposal development and review. As part of this effort, the Program Director will identify strategic uses of flexible internal funding that will build relationships and position CRS for an increased role in the water sector and raise visibility.
In addition, he/she will identify opportunities for strategic partnerships with the GoT, implementing partners, donors and civil society.

The Water and Resilience Program Director will represent CRS in nationallevel meetings, relevant sharing forums and technical working groups in order to best understand new findings / best practices, the implementing environment, and existing water programs in
Tanzania (including regional and international communities of practice).
She/He will participate in relevant steering, advisory and working groups that influence the development of the overall water sector in Tanzania.

Staff Management:

The Water and Resilience Program Director will supervise, lead, mentor
and coach water program staff, ensuring that performance management is consistent and
supportive throughout the program. He/She will oversee the hiring, orientation, and training of
water staff to ensure the recruitment, retention, and professional development of a talented, motivated team.
He/she will supervise water project managers, assuring that projects produce
targeted results on time and on budget.

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.
• Serves with Integrity
• Models Stewardship
• Cultivates Constructive Relationships
• Promotes Learning

Key Working Relationships:


Head of Programs, Health Program Director, Soya Ni Pesa Project Director,
Business Development Specialist, Chief of Party, EARO Regional Technical Advisors for
WASH, Agriculture and Emergencies


Ministry of Water and Irrigation, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare,
Unicef, Country Coordinating Mechanism, WASH Implementing Partners, WASH
Development Partners, Private Sector Providers
WASH Project Officer, WASH Monitoring and Evaluation Officer and other managers as
the program grows.


Master’s degree in a relevant field such as international development, engineering,
natural resource management, and/or public health
At least 8 years of experience working in the development sector, preferably in water,
sanitation and hygiene (WASH) or natural resource management and risk reduction
Skills and experience in high-level advocacy, negotiation and coalition building with
multiple stakeholders and proven fundraising experience
Experience in partnership with public and private sector
Demonstrated knowledge of the cross-sectoral application of WASH strategies to
improve health, livelihoods and nutrition
Technical proficiency in water supply, sanitation, and hygiene program design and
Experience developing hygiene promotion campaigns and materials
Experience implementing participatory approaches such as CLTS, PHAST and CHAST
Strong communication and networking skills to market CRS as a WASH organization
Existing relationships within the Ministry of Water and Irrigation (MWI) and Ministry of
Health and Social Welfare and a reputation as a reliable and experienced advisor.
Knowledge and understanding of gender analysis and transformation in rural
Demonstrated abilities in documentation of lessons learned, report-writing, monitoring
and evaluation
Effective and efficient budget/financial management skills
Skilled in working collaboratively with others not under supervisory control to achieve
Excellent independent judgment and decision-making skills
Excellent communications skills, both oral and written. Fluency in Swahili and English

How to Apply:

If you are interested and meet these minimum qualifications, please submit your cover letter and resume to: , copying Ms. Pamela Lwakabare, Human Resources Manager,
CRS Tanzania at