Friday, February 26, 2010

World Vision International, Nutrition Coordinator (Re-advertised), Deadline March 10, 2010.

World Vision International – Timor Leste

Bobonaro Area Program - Bobonaro



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 following vacant position in Maliana:

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
P.O. Box 43, Dili. Timor Leste
Applications are due on Wednesday, 10 March 2010 at 5:00pm



Purpose of the Position

Under the direction of the Project Coordinator, ensure that the project is implemented effectively, based on the project design and The aim of this project is to improve community knowledge and practices related to nutrition and health and to improve health services for children in the beneficiary communities. The project covers Atabae, Balibo, Bobonaro, Cailaco and Lolotoe sub-districts. 


Major Responsibilities

Project Implementation
·         Actively work  with the district health office to strengthen government initiates.
·         Together with Nutrition Facilitator, and in coordination with the Project Coordinator and community leaders, mobilize the community for organizing health and nutrition events in the scope of the project.
·         Provide organizational and technical support to Nutrition Facilitator to be able to organize PSF-Promotor Saude Familia in running monthly SISCA sessions.
·         Support Nutrition Facilitators to be able to strengthen PSFs in organizing weekly home visitations in the beneficiary communities.
·         Ensure correct performance of the anthropometric examinations and recording by PSF.
·         Ensure that health education messages disseminated by the PSF in the beneficiary communities are scientifically sound, culturally appropriate, target unhealthy practices prevalent in the beneficiary communities and are in line with the national BCC strategies.
·         Ensure that all malnourished and sick individuals (especially pregnant and lactating women and children under five years old) identified during SISCA sessions and weekly home visitations get access to the respective recovery and treatment services.
·         Ensure that early identification of diseases during community visitations and SISCA follows standards and procedures outlined in national IMCI and PSF guidelines.
·         Under the direction of the District Project Coordinator, ensure that the project is implemented effectively, based on the project implementation plan.
·         Prepare health education materials and conduct training for community members, local leaders and volunteers.
·         Supervise activities conducted by the PSF in the project area and provide guidance for improving quality of their work.

Reporting, Monitoring & Evaluation
·         Assist  M&E Coordinators in developing and revising the project’s M&E framework and indicator tracking table.
·         Together with the  M&E Coordinator, develop and test project  data collection tools.
·         Ensure that data on the project’s progress  is collected and submitted to the Project and M&E coordinators in timely fashion.
·         Ensure that data on the project’s progress is reported on time and complies with the M&E framework and indicator tracking table.
·         Assist M&E Coordinator in crosschecking, cleaning and analysing data collected in your project site.
·         Assist M&E Coordinator and Area Manager in conducting midterm and final evaluation of the project.

Financial Management
·         Prepare annual budgets with the support of the Area Manager.
·         Manage and handle expenses related to the project to ensure optimal spending of funds.
·         Request and reconcile advances for the project implementation in a timely fashion and in accordance with WVTL internal regulations.

·         Maintain up to date records of project documents, agreements, reports, photos and evaluations.
·         Manage assets.

Staff supervision and capacity development
·         Actively supervise Nutrition Facilitators (and community volunteers), including facilitating problem solving.
·         Implement the Performance Development Management (PDM) System.
·         Identify training needs, prepare materials and conduct training for staff (and volunteers), in consultation with the HR Department.
·         Assume personal responsibility for career development, and improve technical knowledge through reading, on the job learning and training.
·         Be open to change, seek to continuously improve processes, and think creatively and innovatively.  

·         Adhere to World Vision Core Values and Policies.
·         Follow any new procedures and guidelines designated in circulars from Country Director.
·         Comply with WVTL internal policies and procedures.
·         Perform other duties as may be assigned by your supervisor. 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Tertiary education in relevant field
Demonstrated leadership skills

Good presentation and communication skills for a number of different audiences

Fluent in Indonesian and Tetun

English language skills (can read and understand English)

Competent in the use of Microsoft Office computer programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Minimum 2 years of work experience in related field

Proven project management skills

Proven time management and organizational skills

Experience facilitating development projects and/or working with community members.

Proven leadership ability and experience as a team player

Work Environment
The coordinator will be base in Maliana with 50% travel to targeted villages

Will work with all strata of the village but with an emphasis on women and children.

The incumbent will provide guidance, support, coaching and mentoring to team members in the given focus area and ensure a culture of collaboration and communication is maintained.

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 Wednesday, 10 March 2010 at 5:00pm