Monday, April 5, 2010

World Vision International, Nutrition Coordinator (Re-advertised), Deadline April 16, 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 Friday, 16 April 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 Friday, 16 April 2010 at 5:00pm

Australian Embassy, Security Manager, Deadline April 16, 2010.

ADB, Operations Assistant, Deadline April 14, 2010.

UNDP, Consultant: Programme Officer, Deadline April 15, 2010.


Location: Dili, Timor Leste
Application Deadline: 15-Apr-10
Type of Contract: SSA
Languages Required: English 
Starting Date: (date when the selected canditate is expected to start)29-Apr-2010
Duration of Initial Contract: Three months
Expected Duration of Assignment:Three months


Under the guidance of the Assistant Country Director (Governance Unit) the Programme Officer (PO), Governance Unit, provides project assurance support to selected projects within the Governance Unit, ensuring the effective design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and advocacy of these projects.  The PO works in close collaboration with the ACD Governance and the project managers/ chief technical advisors to ensure consistency with UNDAF/Country Programme priorities and creative responses to emerging challenges and opportunities.
The PO works in close collaboration with the operations team in the CO, programme staff in other UN Agencies/UNMIT staff, UNDP HQs staff and Government officials, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society to successfully implement the UNDP Governance programme.

Summary of key functions:
  • Engage in strategic learning, planning, advocacy, and resource mobilization activities for selected projects within the Governance Unit;
  • Undertake project assurance role within the Governance Unit, including oversight of monitoring and evaluation activities, project reporting and compliance with UNDP rules and regulations;
  • Where required, initiate project formulation within the framework of the Country Programme Outline and the Strategic Results Framework
  • Oversee strategic direction of project implementation.
  • Take responsibility for any and all other duties, as required by the management of UNDP Timor-Leste

Expected results:

During this consultancy the following outputs are expected:
  • Review of project outputs to ensure compliance with UNDP rules and regulations;
  • Preparation correspondence and other documentation as needed;
  • Support to the preparation and conduct of a Parliament – Donor forum;
  • Preparation of agenda and supporting documentation for parliament project steering committee meetings;

Duties and Responsibilities

The Programme Officer is expected to assume the following responsibilities:
  • Engaging in strategic learning, planning, advocacy, and resource mobilization activities for selected projects within the Governance Unit; 
  • Participating actively in the write-up of the Strategic Results Framework and Results-Oriented Annual Report, which will be submitted to Headquarters (HQ);
  • Liaising regularly with the Desk Officer based in HQ for information sharing;
  • Acting as the office focal point for at least one thematic area in governance;
  • Training programme assistants working in the governance unit;
  • Mobilizing resources from Timor-Leste development partners for current projects and projects in the pipeline;
  • Undertaking a project assurance role within the Governance Unit, including oversight of monitoring and evaluation activities, project reporting and compliance with UNDP rules and regulations.  Follow-up with projects to ensure that appropriate planning mechanisms and tools are completed (Annual Work Plan - AWP);
  • Reviewing purchase orders and requisitions to ensure these are in accordance with the AWP;
  • Liaising with project management to ensure project staff are kept informed of UNDP reforms;
  • Establishing a project steering committee (PSC) with all the concerned members for each of the project s/he managers;
  • Providing secretariat support to the PSC;
  • Supporting the implementation of the project;
  • Monitoring project activities against the overall objectives of the project;
  • Developing an advocacy strategy for each project in collaboration with the UNDP media officer.
  • Together with the media officer, writing press releases and project fact sheets.
  • Managing assigned resources efficiently. In close collaboration with the project, ensure regular budget revision exercises are completed and contribute to meeting the annual programme resource expenditure targets. PO is also responsible for producing monthly financial analysis reports, providing information on the overall programme approval level, outstanding obligations as well as planned and actual expenditure status.
  • Where required, initiate project formulation within the framework of the Country Programme Outline and the Strategic Results Framework. More specifically, the PO is responsible for:
  • Writing TORs for assessment/formulation/monitoring/evaluation missions
  • Setting and monitoring quality outputs;
  • Incorporating results-based management indicators for projects formulated;
  • Presenting the finalized document to the Project Appraisal Committee meeting;
  • Facilitating project approval process and ensuring approved projects are results-based;
  • Making logistical arrangements for relevant short and long-term consultancies.
  • Overseeing strategic direction of project implementation.  This involves:
  • Reviewing the implementation progress of the project/s in line with UNDAF, the Country Programme Action Plan and the project outcomes;
  • Liaising regularly with the Assistant Country Director, Governance and the project Manager/Chief Technical Advisor to discuss project progress and provide advice on challenges and further strategies;
  • Maintaining working relationship with key Government counterparts to ensure their continuing engagement with and understanding of the project/s.  Discuss further possible intervention with Project Manager/Chief technical Advisor.
  • Taking responsibility for any and all other duties, as required by the management of UNDP Timor-Leste.


Corporate Competencies:
  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP
  • Displays strong cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism.

Functional Competencies:

Knowledge Management and Learning
  • Ability to provide top quality policy advice services on parliamentary issues
  • In-depth practical knowledge of inter-disciplinary governance and development issues
  • Promotes knowledge management in UNDP and a learning environment in the office through leadership and personal example
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills

Development and Operational Effectiveness
  • Ability to conduct strategic planning, results-based management and reporting
  • Ability to go beyond established procedures and models, propose new approaches which expand the range of programmes
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to lead formulation, implementation and evaluation of parliamentary development programmes and projects
  • Solid knowledge in financial resources and human resources management, contract, asset and procurement, information and communication technology, general administration
Management and Leadership
  • Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities
  • Leads multi-cultural teams effectively and shows mentoring as well as conflict resolution skills
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure

Required Skills and Experience

  • Masters Degree or equivalent in Political or Social Science/Law, or other relevant subject; a qualification in, or/and experience of development studies/international relations desirable.

  • Minimum seven (7) years of professional experience in institutional development, preferably in a parliamentary setting;
  • Proven programming and project management experience at a senior level required;
  • Sound technical knowledge in the field of parliamentary development, as well as a general knowledge of cross-cutting democratic governance issues.
  • Substantial work experience in a government context desirable;
  • Practical experience in legislative service, along with work experience in continental legislative model, desirable;
  • Experience working in developing and post-conflict country environment highly desirable;
  • Excellent drafting and communication skills; good editorial capacity;
  • Experience in staff development preferably in a developing country environment a plus;
  • Ability to work under pressure a multicultural and complex environment.

Language Requirements:
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English is essential.
  • A good command of Portuguese is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of Tetum or Bahasa Indonesia an advantage;
  • Successful completion of an intensive Tetum course within the first month of assignment is mandatory.

Additional Information:

Please upload your application letter together with: Curriculum vitae, financial proposal with a workplan and P11 form in one single document through this link.

Individual consultants must submit the financial proposal with a workplan. The financial proposal should include all necessary fees and cost related to the assignment, except the travel cost at the beginning and at the end of the assignment which UNDP will pay. UNDP will not cover any other additional expenses outside of the financial proposal. The financial proposal should be reasonable based on the TOR and proposed workplan.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.