CARE TL – Field Officer-Community Engagement (Covalima 2 Position, Viqueque 2 Position)- CD 20 de Maio de 2016

CARE International in Timor Leste

CARE International in Timor Leste


Internally & Externally

CARE International in Timor-Leste – CITL

Department / Project                    : Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)

Position                                               : Field Officer-Community Engagement (Covalima 2 Position, Viqueque  2 Position)

Supervisor                                          : Deputy Project Manager/Project Officer

Grade                                                   : E1

Salary                                                    : From $384 per month plus benefits

Location of Work                             : Covalima or Viqueque

Position Report To                          : Emergency Project Officer

Position Supervisors                      : None

Date Job Description Updated   : 12 May 2016

Date Job Description Evaluated                : 12 May 2016

Contract period                                                : Until 31 October 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.

The DFAT Humanitarian Partnership Agreement (HPA) agencies assessment identified lowland areas of Covalima and Viqueque as some of the areas worst impacted by the El Niño. In these areas a high proportion of population were experiencing either failed crops or less than normal production (due to delayed and reduced rainfall). Fifteen aldeias will be targeted in Covalima Municipality and five aldeias in Viqueque for this project. These aldeias have been identified to be impacted during the current crisis (particularly in terms of water supply and food security). The overall objective of this project is to have increased resilience to disasters and improved capacity to mitigate and respond to impacts of El Niño on their food security, nutrition and water management. The activities include community engagement sessions, distribution of materials and supporting water management in these aldeias.

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 role of the Field Officer is to support all community engagement activities at the aldeia level including coordinating with the xefes and supporting the other field based members of the team in implementation of the project activities.


Project Planning

  • Support the Emergency Project Officer to develop an activity plan for the time period and ensure these are implemented on a timely manner
  • Take the lead role on liaising with aldeia and suco xefes, and other HPA partners to plan, coordinate and socialize the project activities

Project Implementation

  • Lead on delivering community awareness sessions around El Nino, food security, nutrition and water management
  • Support the procurement and distribution of materials in selected aldeias (e.g. seeds, water containers/filters)
  • Conduct MUAC screenings and refer malnourished cases for treatment
  • Oversee and manage works in specific aldeias (e.g. the construction of water ponds and water tank bases)

  • Monitor and follow up on progress of implementation as per plan and suggest corrective actions as required to the management
  • Coordinate with local government and civil society organisations to have a coordinated approach and messaging regarding how to reduce the impact of El Nino
  • Assist the Project Officer to prepare project reports


  • Manage project advances, expenditure and financial acquittals, with support from Finance
  • Promote a safe and secure work environment; foster a culture of safety and security awareness and consistently follow CARE codes of conduct, 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


  • Bachelor’s degree, or High School diploma combined with significant experience
  • At least 2 year of experience in community facilitation.
  • Knowledge of food security, nutrition and disaster or climate change issues is highly desired
  • Ability to lead and facilitate community engagement processes in an inclusive way
  • Excellent skills to develop and foster relationships at the community level
  • Excellent ability to work independently and in a team
  • Candidate needs to be creative, organized and well motivated
  • Computer literacy within standard Microsoft Office programs, i.e. Word, Excel, Power Point, and other data base programs an asset
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Tetun both written and spoken. Knowledge of local languages used in Covalima and Viqueque is an asset.
  • Availability to be based in the project target municipalities (Covalima and Viqueque) and travel to rural communities
  • Ability to understand, comply and uphold all relevant CARE International in Timor Leste policies and standard procedures


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 three 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 20 May 2016 5pm. 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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