Internally & Externally
CARE International in Timor-Leste – CITL
Department / Project : Safe Motherhood Program
Position : Project Officer
Grade : D
Salary : From $510.00per month plus benefits
Duty Station : Atsabe sub District
Report to : District team Leader
Contract period : February 2015-June 2015 with possibility extension
CARE is an international humanitarian organization, with a vision of empowering women and girls to fight poverty and bring lasting change to their communities. We work in over 80 countries around the world. We work with partners to achieve lasting results for marginalized communities.
People are CARE’s greatest assets. CARE international in Timor –Leste (CITL) ha s a diverse team of dedicated, talented professionals who work together to make a lasting impact.
The Safe Motherhood Project is aligned with the Government of Timor-Leste’s National Reproductive Health Strategy (2004-2015) which supports birth spacing using family planning services and men’s involvement in fertility management, and commits to ensuring all pregnant women can access maternal care.
The overall goal of the project is to decrease maternal mortality and morbidity. To achieve this goal, the project will focus on improving RMH health and nutrition behaviors and improving, access, utilization and provision of quality RMH services. To achieve these health related outcomes, the project will focus on achieving the following intermediate outcomes (also the program’s objectives):
- Empowered women, youth and communities
- Expanded, inclusive, and effective spaces for negotiation and dialogue
- Empowered, effective, responsive and accountable health system
These outcomes will be facilitated by working with the Ministry of Health, civil society partners and local leaders to implement the following strategies: Mothers’ Caring Groups & Family Gardens, Safe Birth Plans, Family Health Days, Social Analysis and Action, Mutual Accountability Tool, training nurses and midwives, and supporting to link Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) with Skilled Birth Attendants.
The Safe Motherhood project, with its already established mother’s groups and targeted nutrition education as part of the project strategy, is poised to expand further in to the nutrition area.
- Lead project planning, implementation, and reporting for the project especially for the nutrition component together with the Team Leader
- Line management of Field Officers using CARE’s performance management process and policies
- Support Team Leader to represent CARE at relevant district level meetings such as with DHS and CHC
- Provide regular monitoring to the project site along with the Team Leader and report to the MEL coordinator as required especially on the nutrition component
- Ensure activities including nutrition activities are implemented as per the work plan
- Support Team Leader to coordinate with DHS, CHC or HP to become involved in project activities
- Manage project budget, expenditure and financial acquittal along with the Team Leader
- Support Team Leader to prepare monthly narrative and financial reports
- Collect beneficiary stories from the target aldeias
- Organize and keep relevant project information
- Facilitate technical Nutrition training to the community
QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
- 3-5 years working experiences in Nutrition and related health program in the health services
- Undergraduate degree in public health with a focus on nutrition preferred
- Experience in community mobilization and facilitation
- Experience in project planning and monitoring of budget and expenses
- Ability to manage staff and provide capacity building to staff as required
- Ability to drive a motorbike in remote location and must have valid license
- Ability to promote collaboration with CITL staff, Government, Local authority, and other partners
- Ability to write and present regular reports to management and partners as required
- Fluency in Tetúm and good command of English
- Availability to live in Atsabe Sub District with travel to Dili and Covalima district required
- The candidate should be organized, effective, creative, a team player, and highly motivated
In return of your commitment you will benefit from ongoing professional development fostered within an innovative and forward thinking environment, plus a comprehensive benefits package.
CARE is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
To apply to this position, please email your submit the application letter and Curriculum Vitae with two references (Please DO NOT attached the other documents) to firstname.lastname@example.org OR to HR Unit, CARE International Timor-Leste, Bairo Pitte, Dili, OR by email before or by date deadline on 21 January 2015. Only successful candidates will be contacted for the interview.
CARE International is committees to protecting the rights of children in all areas we work. CARE International in Timor Leste reserves the right to conduct screening procedure to ensure a child-safe environment.