CARE TL – Project Officer – CD 11 de Janeiro de 2016

CARE International in Timor Leste

CARE International in Timor Leste


Internally & Externally

CARE International in Timor-Leste – CITL

Department / Project                    : Safe Motherhood Project

Position                                               : Project Officer

Supervisor                                          : Deputy Project Manager

Grade                                                   : D1

Country Office                                  : CARE Timor International in Timor Leste (CITL)

Salary                                                    : From $536per month plus benefits

Location of Work                             : Suai, Covalima

Position Report To                          : Deputy Project Manager

Position Supervisors                      : None

Job Description Prepared by      : Health Program Manager

Date Job Description Updated   : 13 November 2015

Date Job Description Evaluated                : 13 November 2015

Contract period                                                : 5 Months



CARE is an international development and humanitarian aid organization fighting global poverty, with a special focus on working with women and girls to bring lasting change to their communities. As a non-religious and non-political organization, CARE works with communities to help overcome poverty by supporting development efforts and providing emergency assistance. We believe supporting women and girls is one of the most effective ways to create sustainable outcomes in poor communities.

CARE’s long term program will focus on women and girls in rural disadvantage areas with four priority areas: SRM Health and Rights, Women’s Economic Empowerment, Women’s Voice and Education.

The Safe Motherhood Project is aligned with the Government of Timor-Leste’s National Reproductive Health Strategy (2014-2018) 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 focuses on improving Sexual Reproductive and Maternal Health (SRMH) and nutrition behaviors and improving, access, utilization and provision of quality SRMH services.


The Project Officer is responsible for the day to day planning, implementation and reporting of the project activities. The role also liaises with relevant stakeholders in the municipality including community members, Community Health Centre staff and Municipality Health Service for the efficient and effective delivery of the project.








  2. Project Planning
  • Support the Deputy Project Manager to develop the overall project implementation plan for the Safe Motherhood project
  • Develop monthly work plans for implementation and ensure project activities are implemented as per the plan
  1. Project Implementation
  • Lead on coordinating with the communities and other relevant stakeholders for the project and other CITL activities
  • Lead and/or support on delivery of all project activities at the aldeia level
  • Represent CARE at relevant Municipal level meetings such as with Servicu Saude Municipio (SSM) and Community Health Centre (CHC)
  • Lead quarterly project presentation at Municipal level SSM meetings
  • Provide technical support to the Community Mobilisers and Mother’s Groups Leaders on SRMH
  • Prepare monthly reports based on the implementation of the activities
  1. Other
  • Manage project advances, expenditure and financial acquittal with support from the Project Support Officer
  • To proactively participate in the APPA process including the annual appraisal, midyear review and regular 1:1 meetings, ensuring that the APPA process (including the paperwork) is an integral component of Annual Work Plans and activities
  • Promote a safe and secure work environment; foster a culture of safety and security awareness and consistently follow all CARE safety and security policies, procedures and directives
  • Demonstrate an understanding of gender equality and women’s empowerment and a commitment to CARE’s approach and values including ethnic diversity and cultural sensitivity
  • Uphold and promote CARE’s commitment to Child Protection
  • Undergraduate degree in public health or midwifery with a focus on Sexual Reproductive Maternal Health with at least 3-5 years working experiences in Sexual Reproductive Maternal Health sector or related health programs in the health services
  • Excellent understanding of participatory methodologies for community mobilization and strong community facilitation skills
  • Experience in project planning and monitoring of budget and expenses
  • Ability to promote collaboration with CITL staff, Government, Local authority, and other partners
  • Ability to understand, comply and uphold all relevant CARE International in Timor Leste policies and standard procedures
  • Ability to write and present regular reports to management and partners as required
  • Availability to live and stay in Covalima and Atsabe Sub District with travel to Dili only when required
  • The candidate should be organized, effective, creative, a team player, and highly motivated
  • Ability to drive a motorbike in remote location and must have valid license
  • Computer literacy within standard Microsoft Office programs, i.e. Word, Excel, Power Point, and Data Bases and excellent communication skills in English and Tetun both written and spoken. Local languages such as Bonak, Kemak and Tetun Terik an asset.

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.


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 OR to HR Unit, CARE International Timor-Leste, Bairo Pitte, Dili, OR by email before or by date deadline on 11 January 2016. Only successful candidates will be contacted for the interview.

CARE is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.


CARE International Timor-Leste is committed to protecting the rights of children in all areas we work. CARE International Timor-Leste reserves the right to conduct screening procedures to ensure a child-safe environment.



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