World Vision Timor Leste – WASH TECHNICAL SPECIALIST 1 POSITION (Re- Advertised) – 04 de Dezembro de 2015

World Vision Timor-Leste

World Vision Timor-Leste

World Vision – Timor Leste

Country Office- Dili Timor Leste



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 Dili:





World Vision Timor-Leste (WVTL) is a child focus Christian humanitarian organization and part of the global Christian humanitarian organization, World Vision, which has been serving the world’s poorest people for more than 60 years.


WVTL began its first development project in 1995 in Aileu District with support from WV Indonesia. After the referendum and emergency period, WVTL opened its national office in Dili in September 1999. In 2014, in a stable political environment, WVTL is running 19 projects worth $US 6.6 million.  Its programs aim to improve the well-being of the poor, especially children, through sustainable development, maternal and child health, nutrition, water and sanitation health (WASH), agriculture and climate change , education, food security and economic development. The World Vision Timor-Leste country office is based in Dili, Timor-Leste and fully funded by grants.


WVTL is part of a group of four countries – Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Timor-Leste – overseen by the WV Pacific Timor-Leste (WVPTL) National Office in Brisbane.  This approach has enabled the country programs in Timor-Leste, PNG, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to benefit from shared leadership, management and other support services of a single National Offices.

The heart of World Vision’s work is in helping communities build stronger and healthier relationships. World Vision helps communities help themselves. World Vision focuses on children because they are the best indicator of a community’s social health. When children are fed, sheltered, schooled, protected, valued, and loved, a community thrives.



The WASH Technical Specialist will take the lead in technically managing all WASH projects and contributing technical expertise towards acquiring new WASH resources in order to achieve set strategic directions.


The WASH Technical Specialist is accountable for:

  • Leadership and management of the WASH Sector
  • Donor and Sectoral relations in relation to WASH projects
  • Provision of sector expertise towards resource acquisition
  • Capacity building of project staff


ROLE DIMENSION / DESCRIPTION End Results Expected Time Spent[1]
1.     Project Support   35%
a.     Support area managers and project co-ordinators of WASH projects to ensure quality implementation that meets WV and Timor-Leste government standards.  This includes technical and budget aspects of the project, with a key consideration to ensure underspending is minimalized. Annual operating plans for all WASH projects are in place and agreed on by PM and AMs.

Annual plan for M&E developed.

Designs are implemented to achieve project objectives

b.     Ensure technical documentation related to WASH projects, especially designs, are filed and updated Technical surveys and engineering designs are produced
c.     Maintain register of installed water systems and update biannually Track achievement of installed water systems
2.     Capacity Development   25%
a.     Capacity development of local staff in all areas related to the WASH sector including technical aspects and project management Local staff increase in confidence and can better work unsupervised
3.     Donor and Reporting Support   20%
a.     Develop and maintain good relationships with existing donors. # meetings with donors

Positive feedback from stakeholders.

b.     Contribute to writing WASH project proposals with Grants Acquisition Officer and support Program Quality Manager to complete project designs # of proposal developed.

# of project designs approved

c.     Review all reports related to the sector, especially annual reports, mid-term reviews and evaluations and provide technical comments as needed. Ensure reports meet WVI standards, LEAP (including Horizon) and donor requirements. % reports submitted on time.

Reduced donor questions on reports ITTs and MELF indicators are reviewed and accurate

4.     Representation   5%
a.     Representation and Networking with appropriate UN/NGO/donor meetings, joint agency assessments, WASH sector working groups # of meetings attended
b.     Support PTL on technical aspects of the sector, especially technical approaches Contribution to PTL Technical Approaches
5.     Technical Analysis   10%
a.     Collate annual lessons from projects. As needed update Technical Program Design and share lessons with Communities of Practice within Timor-Leste and World Vision Updated Technical Program Design

Lessons learnt disseminated

b.     Provide annual analysis of sector performance, including contribution to the Child Well-being report Technical areas is better understood
6.     Resource Support   5%
a.     Participate as needed in finance meetings as related to the WASH sector. Work closely with the Finance and Programs Departments to ensure that WASH projects are fully resourced. Projects are adequately resourced.
b.     Participate as needed in HR meetings as related to the WASH sector. In conjunction with the Area Manager, ensure that WASH projects are well staffed.  Manage any direct reports. Contribute to all WASH staff are on performance plans.
7.     Other  
a.     Spend approximately 20-25 days in the field every 3 months.[2] # of days in field
a.     Attend and contribute to spiritual and team devotions. Devotion attended once each week


Major Challenges: 
Challenge Possible Approaches/Solutions
Collaborate with teams to nurture and develop ideas and support staff through new initiatives to build ownership in a sense of pride in their work
The WASH Technical Specialist will need to lead in expanding the scope and quality of WVTL WASH program in a difficult post conflict environment. Develop goals and action plans for implementation.
The WASH Technical Specialist will need to effectively contribute to building organisational and staff capacity in the WASH sector. Set aside time to address capacity needs in collaboration with the HR Department.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

(The following knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, or on-the-job training.)

Education Required
Specialist Wash technical and social training to degree level Preferred
Knowledge Competence in written English communication Required
Good presentation and facilitation skills Required
Effective proposal and report writing skills and some knowledge of grant acquisition procedures Required
  Literacy in computer Microsoft Word and Excel Required
Experience Minimum 1 years of appropriate professional experience in resource acquisition (proposal writing); development programs; and Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Required
Working experience with NGO, INGO is an advantage Preferred
Demonstrated ability to work effectively under pressure Required
Work Environment Be willing to work in a team environment, travel and stay overnight at project site.





Go to to get complete job description.  You can also apply it online by Click ‘APPLY FOR THIS JOB’ on the top of the job posting and you will be taken to an application form. Here you can sign up to register an account and complete field required then attach your CV and cover letter. Or you can send your application and CV directly to or you can submit the hard copy of your document to People&Culture Department, Av, Dos Direitos Humanos Estrada de Bidau, Bidau Mota Klaran, Dili Timor Leste


Women are strongly encouraged to apply.



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