Internally & Externally
CARE International in Timor-Leste – CITL
Department / Project : DRR (Disaster Risk Reduction)
Position : Deputy Project Manager -DRR
Supervisor : DRR Advisor
Grade : C4
Country Office : CARE Timor International in Timor Leste (CITL)
Salary : From $819 per month plus benefits
Location of Work : Dili with at least 40% field based travel
Position Report To : DRR Advisor
Position Supervisors : None at this time
Job Description Prepared by : DRR Advisor
Date Job Description Updated : 19 January 2016
Date Job Description Evaluated : 19 January 2016
Contract period : Till end March 2016
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.
In Timor Leste, CARE’s goal is to improve the wellbeing and voice of women and girls in rural disadvantaged areas, as we know they are the most disadvantaged members of society. We do this through our thematic priority areas of sexual reproductive and maternal health and rights, education, women’s economic empowerment and women’s voice. CARE uses a number of approaches including the Gender Equality Framework, engaging men and boys, working in partnership, robust monitoring evaluation learning and impact and a commitment to accountability and inclusion.
Responding to humanitarian emergencies is an essential part of CARE’s work to fight poverty and injustice and we recognize that emergencies are a cause and effect of both. CARE Timor Leste plans to respond to the impacts of emergencies in a way that ensures women, men, boys and girls benefit equally and contribute to CITL’s efforts to promote gender equality across Timor Leste.
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:
The DRR Deputy Project Manager is responsible for supporting the DRR Advisor with the overall management and technical support to CARE International in Timor-Leste’s (CITL) emergency preparedness and response programming. The position will support the collection, analysis and reporting of emergency assessment information and in the management of CITL’s response. The role will also play an important role in continuing to foster the relationship with various stakeholders.
The 1997-98 El Niño was one of the strongest on record, with substantial effects such as major drought conditions leading to food and water insecurity. The 2015-2016 El Niño is projected to be of a similar scale to that of 1997-98. The most vulnerable sectors within affected countries are proving to be food and water security, and public health. Women and more vulnerable groups are particularly impacted. Impacts in Timor-Leste are anticipated to extend into the next dry season from mid-2016, and beyond.
- MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Project Management
- Ensure timely and open communication with Program Manager in order to facilitate appropriate decision making in regards to the project
- Responsible for planning, implementing and reporting on the activities of the emergency response strategy and projects.
- Human Resources, Financial and Logistics Management
- Liaise with Project Teams and Programme Support Unit on staffing and logistical needs of planned activities
- Together with the management team, help all staff to develop ownership and responsibility for the emergency response projects and create a team spirit amongst the organization
- Identify critical staff capacity needs and communicate to the DRR Advisor as appropriate
- Plan project expenditures, procurement plans and monitor against the budget and guidelines of CITL and the donor
- Assessments, Monitoring and Evaluation
- Leading on the design, collection, analysis and reporting of assessment information in close collaboration with the Program Quality unit
- Ensure the quality of implementation of emergency project specific activities in line with the MEL plan and close collaboration with the Program Quality unit
- Tracking of emergency information, updating of early warning and trigger indicators and reports
- Liaison and Representation
- As required by the DRR Advisor foster relationship and represent CARE with external agencies as appropriate to ensure an efficient and effective coordinated response
- Manage project advances, expenditure and financial acquittal
- 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
- EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:
- Relevant Bachelor’s degree with at least 2-3 years experience in managing projects and 2-3 years experience in conducting evaluations / assessments (Gender / agriculture or WASH experience an asset)
- Relevant humanitarian aid experience in complex emergencies and natural disasters an asset
- Good leadership and management skills
- Experience in project planning, and monitoring of work plan, 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 and able to travel within Timor Leste as part of the role
- 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
- 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 or submit your 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 25 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.