Thursday, January 7, 2010

World Vision International - Baucau District, Early Childhood Health Project Coordinator, Deadline January 21, 2010.

World Vision International – Timor Leste

Baucau District



World Vision Timor Leste, a non-profit Christian Humanitarian Organisation, committed to working with the poor and vulnerable, is seeking qualified national staff to fill the vacant position of Early Childhood Health Project Coordinator in Baucau district.

Applicants should submit an application letter, CV and other documents to:

World Vision Timor Leste
Human Resources Department
Rua Jacinto de Candido/Rua D Fernando
Caicoli, Dili or branch office in Maliana, Baucau & Aileu
P.O. Box 43, Dili. Timor Leste

Applications are due on 21 January 2010 at 5:00 pm

Early Childhood Health Project Coordinator


Purpose of the Position

Under the guidance of the Baucau Area Manager and Associate Manager, ensure overall coordination, technically sound implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and timely reporting for the Baucau Early Childhood Health Project.

Major Responsibilities

Project implementation:
·         Coordinate provision of ANC and PNC services via stationary and mobile clinics.
·         Coordinate provision of preventative and curative services to children under five.
·         Coordinate provision of family planning services.
·         Coordinate Family Health Promoter’s (PSF-s) capacity building and supervise their activities.
·         With support from Health and WASH staff, design and implement a behavioural survey on maternal and child health, and nutrition.
·         Coordinate provision of health education to the project’s beneficiaries by means of face to face counselling, group education, peer education, group counselling, posters and drama groups.
·         Coordinate activities aiming at increasing access to sanitation hardware.
·         Ensure that all activities conducted in the scope of this project follow Timor Leste MoH protocols and international quality standards.
·         Develop and annually update project implementation plans.
  • Prepare and review project proposals and designs in consultation with the Area Manager.
  • Prepare monthly and project semi-annual, and annual reports and submit them to the Area Manager.

Personnel Management:
·         Conduct daily supervision of Baucau Child Health Promotion Project staff.
·         Train and coach project staff towards provision of high quality services.
·         Supervise activities conducted by the Family Health Promoters (PSF) and provide guidance for improving quality of their work.
·         Identify key technical areas for the project’s team capacity building and make arrangements for staff training.
·         Identify project’s HR needs, and prepare / update job descriptions.
·         Support recruitment of the project staff when needed.
·         Conduct staff evaluations in accordance with the WVTL internal procedures.

Financial Management:
·         With support from the finance department and Area Manager, develop annual and monthly project budget. Conduct periodic budget reviews.
·         With support from Finance and Procurement Departments ensure optimal spending of the budgeted funds.
·         Request and reconcile advances for the project implementation in a timely fashion and in accordance with WVTL internal regulations.

Administrative Duties:
·         Write, submit and follow up on purchase requisitions to ensure smooth implementation of the project.
·         Maintain up-to-date and accurate records of projects documents, agreements, reports, photos and evaluations.

Project Design Monitoring & Evaluation:
·         Together with Area Manager and M&E coordinator, develop and revise the project’s M&E framework and indicator tracking table.
·         Together with M&E coordinator develop, test and operationalize project’s  data collection tools, data collection sheets and monthly reporting format.
·         Ensure that data on the project’s progress   are collected in a timely fashion.
·         Ensure that data on the project’s progress are reported on time.
·         Support M&E Coordinator in crosschecking, cleaning and analyzing data.
·         Together with M&E coordinator and Area Manager Conduct midterm and final evaluation of the project.

  • Liaise with community, church and government authorities regarding projects in portfolio.

Common duties:
·         Attend trainings identified and/or organized by your supervisor.
·         Follow any new procedures/guidelines designated by the National Director.
  • Comply with WVTL internal policies and procedures.
·         Adhere to WVI core values, WVI and WVTL vision and mission.
·         Perform other duties as may be assigned by your supervisor. 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Tertiary education in an appropriate discipline
Interest in issues relating to developing world countries

Demonstrated leadership skills

Operationalization of IMCI / c-IMCI frameworks

Operationalization of SISCA and BSP

Principles of antenatal and postnatal care

Principles of health education and behavior change

Good presentation and communication skills for a number of different audiences
Good time management and organisational skills

Proven leadership ability

Proven experience as a team player

Demonstrated collaboration skills

Ability to work autonomously

Proven project management skills

Competent in the use of Microsoft Office computer programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Work Environment
Frequent travel to sub-districts is expected.

This role involves the facilitation and coordination of a virtual, geographically dispersed  team

·            For more information and detailed position descriptions, please call (670) 331 2834.

·            Applicants should submit an application letter, CV and other documents to: HR Department, World Vision Timor Leste, Rua Jacinto de Candido/Rua D Fernando, Caicoli, Dili; or P.O. Box 43, Dili, Timor Leste.
·         Only short listed candidates will be notified and applications will not be returned.

World Vision Timor Leste is committed to the principles of workplace diversity.
Women are encouraged to apply.
Closing date is  21 January 2010 at 5:00 pm