WaterAid-Head of Department Policy, Campaigns and Program Support (TL National Position)-CD 01 de Agosto de 2014


WaterAid-TL Office

WaterAid-TL Office

Vacancy Announcement

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

 

Job Title:

Head of Department Policy, Campaigns and Program Support (TL National Position)

 

Place of Work:

 

Dili, with some travel to Manufahi and Liquiça Districts, Timor-Leste

 

Capacity:

 

Hours:

 

Full time

 

40 hours/week

 

Reports to:

 

WaterAid Country Representative in Timor-Leste

 

Start date:Approx.11th August 2014

 

Explanation of Role

 

WaterAid is an international NGO dedicated to the provision of safe domestic water, sanitation and hygiene education to the world’s poorest people. We work with local partners to help communities access safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). And we use our experience and research to influence decision-makers to do more to provide these vital services. WaterAid has been working in Timor-Leste since 2005 and our vision is that all Timorese should have access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene by 2030. WaterAid is able to provide great training and educational opportunities, good working conditions, and the opportunity to join a highly motivated and award winning team.It is a requirement of this role that you are able to commit to up to 4 weeks international travel per year. The role also requires travel to rural and remote parts of Timor-Leste.

 

This position involves managing WaterAid’s department for policy, campaigns and program support. This includes managing the advocacy,program and partnerships, which involves supporting WaterAid’s partnerships with local NGOs and organisations, with a particular emphasis on monitoring and evaluating partner NGOs’ developmental progress and capacity building.The position supports WaterAid’s strategic objective of using evidence-based advocacy and campaigns to offer solutions to the challenges that prevent people from accessing water and sanitation services, and to champion effective use of resources and also supports WaterAid’s strategic objective of supporting local partner organisations and service providers in developing their capacity to deliver safe water, improved hygiene and sanitation.

 

Key Accountabilities

 

1.    Manage, appraise and direct WaterAid staff line managed by this position.

2.    Develop and manage advocacy programs supporting community and district administration links related to decentralization and government WASH projects.

3.    Develop and manage advocacy programs raising awareness of WASH in the national media.

4.    Ongoing country contextual analysis in order to inform advocacy strategies, including familiarity with ongoing political and policy processes.

5.    Support documentation and sharing of best practices.

6.    Lead staff to organize public campaigns such as World Water Day and World Toilet Day.

7.    Coordinate field visits in WaterAid working districts to collect data/information.

8.    Lead WaterAid Timor-Leste’s involvement in WaterAid’s global advocacy activities.

9.    Develop and manage a capacity needs analysis of partner NGOs and organisations. Design, manage and evaluate a structured capacity development plan tailored for the needs of partner organisations in the following areas: support the development and implementation of partner organization policies and procedures for financial management and budgeting skills, planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting skills and also human resource management.

10.  Manage the capacity building plans for organisations and staff

11.  Facilitate collective reflection; learning and planning events with partner organisations and staff.

12.  Manage the development of structured, contextualised learning opportunities and facilitate their implementation.

13.  Develop and support the management of partnership agreements including tracking of deliverables from partner organisations.

14.  Manage the tracking of all data received from partner organisations and staff training.

15.  Evaluate partners’ performance.

16.  Represent WaterAid at external meetings with government and development partners as required.

 

Person Specification

 

The following criteria will be used to assess candidates for the post. All applicants must address these criteria in their application:

 

1.    Education

Degree or professional qualification in a relevant area

 

2.    Knowledge and skills

·         Knowledge of organizational management and development in Timor-Leste

·         Ability to plan own work, set priorities and complete tasks if under time constraints or when faced with competing demands.

·         Ability to use computers both word processing, spread sheets and presentations.

·         Highly developed writing and communication skills in Tetum and in English  

 

3.    Essential Experience

·         At least 8-years experience working in local and/or international NGOs in partnership and advocacy roles in Timor-Leste.

·         At least 4-years experience in management role in an International NGO.

·         Experience working with and influencing government decision making

·         Experience of producing publications for a range of audiences including government, sector stakeholders, and the media

·         Experience in research and analysis

·         Experience in mentoring and building the capacity of organisations and designing structured learning opportunities for staff.

·         Experience of implementing development projects through local NGO or local government partners

·         Experience in assessment of organisations and programs

·         Experience in managing staff

 

4.    Desirable Experience

·         Experience working in/or understanding of WASH project implementation and the WASH sector in Timor-Leste

 

WaterAid is committed to welcoming people from the widest possible diversity of backgrounds, culture and experience. We will make any practical adjustments to enable people with a disability to participate fully in an inclusive working environment. Please let us know if you have a disability and require any special assistance in making your application or attending an interview.

Note: WaterAid is a child safe organization. The successful applicant may be required to provide a satisfactory criminal record check.

Applications

Closing date

1st August 2014

First interviews

Week commencing 4th August 2014

Start date

Approx. 11th August 2014

Applications for this position must include a resume (maximum 4 pages) and a cover letter (max 2 pages) addressing the above Person Specification criteria. Responses to the selection criteria can be incorporated into the covering letter itself or listed under separate headings (within the 2 page cover letter limit). Resumes should include the details of at least two professional referees, including their name, contact details and relationship to you. References will only be taken up after interviews, and only with the candidate’s prior consent.

Please note that only applications meeting the above criteria will be considered.

The closing date for applications is 1st August 2014. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

WaterAid will not be able to provide feedback to unsuccessful candidates.

WaterAid is committed to welcoming people from the widest possible diversity of backgrounds, culture and experience. We will make any practical adjustments to enable people with a disability to participate fully in an inclusive working environment. Please let us know if you have a disability and require any special assistance in making your application or attending an interview.

Email applications to:umbelina.araujo@wateraid.org.au by 1st August 2014. The subject line of your email should read “Application – Head of Department for Policy, Campaigns and Program Support”.

For any queries not answered in this document email:Flaviano.Sombai@wateraid.org.au

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