Thursday, April 1, 2010

World Vision International, 2 Positions (Baucau Area), Deadline April 16, 2010.

World Vision International – Timor Leste

Baucau Area Program – 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 following vacant positions in Baucau:

1.      Be ba Moris Project Coordinator (1 Position)
2.      Watsan Facilitator (1 Position)

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 Friday, 16 April 2010 at 5:00pm



Purpose of the Position

In Baucau district, a major priority is to decrease diarrhea prevalence, which is a major objective of the Bé ba Moris Project.

The Project Coordinator will assist the Manager and Associate Manager in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the projects. The Project Coordinator will supervise Facilitators and work collaboratively with staff and the community to ensure that the project promotes empowering and sustainable development outcomes.

The successful applicant will ensure that the project is implemented effectively, based on the project design and budget.


Major Responsibilities

·         Effectively represent and model World Vision’s mission, vision and core values through good relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
·         Ensure that program and project approaches, interventions and processes are consistent with the transformation development model and community empowerment approach. 
·         Ensure gender balance, Christian commitment and child protections are integrated into project planning, implementation and evaluation.
·         Assist Managers to prepare project proposals.

Project Management:
·         Planning – promote community level planning and project development. 
·         Ensure that relevant parts of the proposal (including logframe and budget), Plan of Action, and Indicator Tracking Table are translated into Indonesian or Tetum and have been provided to and explained to each Facilitator.
·        Implementation and monitoring - Work with staff to develop monitoring systems and tools for staff to use to track the progress of project implementation and capture learnings.  Plan and track project activities to ensure they are completed within the given timeframe and budget.
·         Accountability – prepare and revise annual budgets, and manage project and budget reporting according to World Vision and donor requirements. Ensure high standards of stewardship and accountability for all resources. Manage and monitor funding commitments, spending against budgets and financial reporting. Maintain up to date and accurate records of project documents, agreements, correspondence and data.
·         Learning – document and disseminate key lessons learned through staff reflections, community and project site visits, monitoring tools and evaluations. Communicate strategies to appropriate stakeholders; and participate in networks/working groups as agreed by the Manager.

Staff supervision:
·         Build a team of highly committed and competent staff, ensuring cooperation and coordination among relevant staff. 
·         Provide strategic direction and support your staff, including identifying problems and solutions. 
·         Implement the Performance Development Management system.

Partner Relations:
·         Network within and outside of WV to maximize resources.
·         Regularly visit project/communities (at least once every month).
·         Represent Managers in coordination meetings when requested.

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

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

University degree in relevant technical field (eg. Engineering, Health or Development)
Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to supervise staff
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
A minimum of two years of appropriate professional experience

Demonstrated experience in project design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and report writing

Work Environment
Be willing to work in a team environment, collaborate with staff in other district offices, and travel and stay overnight at project sites (about 20% of the time).



Purpose of the Position

Under the direction of the Project Coordinator, ensure that the Bé Ba Moris Project is implemented effectively, based on the project design and budget. 


Major Responsibilities

Project Implementation:
·         Prepare annual operation plan (POA) and detailed implementation plan (DIP) based on the project design.
·         Liaise with the community and government authorities regarding project.
·         Together with the Project Coordinator and other Watsan Facilitators:
1.      Assist Community Mobilizers to implement PHAST methodology for community to develop an action plan to address diarrhea;
2.       Support community action plan through conducting a  water survey and assessment based on the project site area and make design and drawing;
3.       Support the community in developing the infrastructure for improved water and sanitation; and
4.       Promote good hygiene and sanitation practices.

Reporting, Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E):
·         Develop monthly work plans and weekly activity schedule and submit these to the Project Coordinator.
·         Assist the M&E Coordinator, Project Coordinator, and the community in data collection for project assessments, proposals, budgets, monitoring and evaluation.
·         Provide input into M&E framework.
·         Submit monthly reports based on Plan of Action (POA) and/or Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP).
·         Participatory (with community) evaluation of the projects conducted annually.
·         Make recommendations on continuous improvement of processes.

Financial Management:
·         Prepare annual budgets with the support of the Project Coordinator.
·         Manage and handle expenses related to the Project to ensure optimal spending of funds.

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

Staff supervision and capacity development:
·         Actively supervise community volunteers including facilitating problem solving.
·         Identify training needs, prepare materials and conduct training for staff and volunteers.
·         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.

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, and preferably in the local dialect in area where you are serving

English language skills (can read, write and understand English)

Competent in the use of Microsoft Office computer programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Driver’s license and ability to operate a motorbike or willingness to learn this. 
Minimum 2 years of work experience in related field

Proven project management skills

Proven time management and organisational skills

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

Proven leadership ability and experience as a team player

Good communication skills with community and ability to interact with community

Work Environment
Facilitator will be based in Baucau district.  He/she will be living in the field (desa) during most of the infrastructure implementation.
Will work with all strata of the village but with an emphasis on women who are most concerned about accessing water and good sanitation and are most concerned about maintaining the system.
The incumbent will provide guidance, support, coaching and mentoring to other 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 Friday, 16 April  2010 at 5:00pm