Thursday, January 14, 2010

World Vision International, Bobonaro Area Associate Manager, Deadline February 05, 2010.

World Vision International – Timor Leste

Bobonaro Area Program, Maliana



World Vision Timor Leste (WVTL), a non-profit Christian Humanitarian Organisation, committed to working with the poor and vulnerable, is seeking qualified national staff to fill the following vacant positions in Maliana:

Applicants should submit an application letter, CV and other documents to:
World Vision Timor Leste (National Office)
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 05 February 2010 at 5:00 pm



Purpose of the Position

The Bobonaro Area Program focuses on Agriculture and Livelihoods, Nutrition, Early Childhood Education and Road Improvement projects.

The Associate Manager will be responsible for supporting the Manager to develop, implement and evaluate the Bobonaro Area Program’s operating plan and strategy by:
·         Providing leadership to WVTL staff
·         Managing projects according to World Vision International standards and best practice
·         Contributing to organisational and staff capacity development
·         Representing WVTL in internal and external forums. 

Major Responsibilities
·         Effectively represent and model World Vision’s mission, vision and core values through good relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
·         Assist the Manager in providing overall leadership for the Program in accordance with relevant World Vision strategies, policies, and frameworks.  This will include developing, monitoring and evaluating programs, work plans and budgets.
·         Ensure that program and project approaches are consistent with a community empowerment approach. 
·         Ensure gender balance, Christian commitment and child protection are integrated into planning and the implementation of projects.

·        Assist in managing project, administration and finance teams. 
·         Prepare and submit to the Manager an annual plan of action, annual budget, and revised mid-year plan.
·         Collaborate with others to source funding and prepare proposals.
·         Ensure high standards of stewardship and accountability for all resources. Manage and monitor funding commitments, spending against budgets and financial reporting.
·        Work with staff to develop monitoring and evaluation systems. 
·        Review all project reports for donors, ensuring high quality and timeliness of meeting donor requirements.

Improving Program Quality:
·         Support the Manager to build a team of highly committed and competent staff.
·         Take responsibility for own learning and development. 
·        Implement the Performance Development Management system.
·        Create a learning environment.

Partner Relations:
·         Coordinate and network within and outside WV to secure necessary technical, human and financial resources to support program implementation. This includes actively seeking partnerships with government officials, local NGOs, international NGOs and other donor agencies.
·         Represent WVTL at NGO, inter-agency and government meetings.
·         Regularly visit project/communities.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:


University degree in a relevant field (eg. agriculture, health, education or development)
Knowledge & Skills
Good interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships
Competence in spoken and written English communication
Literacy in Microsoft Word and Excel
Understanding of the humanitarian industry
The ability to think strategically and solve problems
Demonstrated experience in project and program design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and report writing

Experience managing and building the capacity of staff

Previous experience in community organising and networking

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 (National  Office), Rua Jacinto de Candido/Rua D Fernando, Caicoli, Dili; or  Branch Office in Maliana, Baucau & Aileu  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 05 February 2010 at 5:00 pm