Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Educatin Development Center (EDC), 2 Positions, Deadline February 10, 2010.

Education Development Center Inc. (EDC), a US-based, non-profit education research and development organization, is implementing the USAID Prepara Ami ba Servisu (PAS) program in Timor Leste. This program works in partnership with local organizations to provide young, minimally-educated rural men and women with a high-quality, high-impact Workforce Development training and livelihoods support to increase employability, productivity and earnings capacity of rural youth.

We are currently seeking qualified, committed and persons to join our team:
1.       Administration and Facilities Coordinator
·         Ensure smooth operation and administration of Facilities, Fleet, Logistics, IT and Information  management systems
·          Ensure internal operations are fully compliance with USAID regulations and EDC internal policy.
·         Support high productivity and  team members have the equipment, materials and logistics support necessary to accomplish project objectives
·         Effectively coordinate administrative, contractual and operational aspects of facilities and fleet
·         Handle travel arrangements, visas and temporary accommodation and facilitate smooth on-boarding of new staff
·         Manage IT services and provide solutions to maintain 24/7 connectivity
·         Manage security services, staff movement board and serve as security focal point
·         Line manage, train, support and build the capacity of  5-7 operations support staff (drivers, caretakers, receptionist, operations assistant)

Supervisory level experience in Operations,  Office Management and Program Support required.  Experience and understanding of Organizational Development, HRM/HRD and ability to translate English-Tetun a plus.

The successful candidate should have 3-5 years relevant experience, high personal integrity, the ability to relevant references.  Attractive remuneration and opportunities for career growth await the right candidate.

2.      Sub-Grants Officer
Under the direction of the Sub-Grants Manager, work closely with Regional Program Manager and Monitoring and Evaluation sections to support  cross-section communication and synchronization of administrative, financial and contractual elements of the sub-grant program
Provide effective support, training and technical guidance to a local partners to increase capacities in financial management, accountability, compliance and transparency in both Dili and on-site locations (district travel up to 40% of time)
Ensure all aspects of sub-grant management are fully consistent with USAID compliance regulations, terms of sub-grant agreement and EDC policies and procedures.
·         Provide timely and attentive review and monitoring of the monthly financial reports, ensuring detailed review  of receipts, vouchers, cash forecast and liquidation.  Undertake compliance visits to district vendors as directed by the Sub-Grant Manager
·         Ensure complete and acceptable liquidation of fund advances prior to payment of further advances per obligation and incremental funding provisions of sub-grant agreements
·         Generate regular monthly report to Sub Grant Manager:  1) sub-grantee compliance with essential terms, specifically submission of timely and accurate financial and narrative reports; and 2) monitor sub-grant spending against cost centers and overall budget and obligated fund balance
 The successful candidate should have at least 2-3 years relevant experience from reputable organization. Familiar with USAID and/or EU regulations is a distinct advantage.  Strong financial and math skills, precision and attention to detail, diplomacy, and unquestionable personal integrity and strong references are required.  Ability to translate English-Tetum highly desired.  Attractive remuneration and opportunities for career growth await the right candidate.

All applicants should submit a CV highlighting relevant work experience and three references with phone numbers and/or email addresses included. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.  All applications are due by February 10, 2010 but will remain open until position is filled.  Applications should be sent to PAS@edc.org. Please do not do not submit documents over 1 MB, as these will auto-delete and will not be received.