Internally & Externally
CARE International in Timor-Leste – CITL
Department / Project : Safe Motherhood Project
Position : Field Engineering-kitchen Gardens
Supervisor : Deputy Project Manager
Grade : D1
Salary : From $per 546 month plus benefits
Location of Work : Atsabe, Ermera or Suai, Covalima
Position Report To : Deputy Project Manager
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 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.
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.
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:
The Field Engineer is responsible for leading on the building of infrastructure under the project and establishing the kitchen gardens at the aldeias. The role will also monitor the state of the physical infrastructure and deliver trainings on maintenance of the structures and kitchen gardens including providing tips for sustainable agriculture to the communities.
- Support the Deputy Project Manager to develop the overall project implementation plan for the kitchen garden and infrastructure construction component of the Safe Motherhood project
- Develop monthly work plans for implementation and ensure project activities are implemented as per the plan
Infrastructure Construction and Kitchen Gardens
- Responsible for developing and implementing the project strategy related to construction, rehabilitation and maintenance of infrastructure built under the project such as water tanks, water harvesting ponds and fish pond in the communities
- Lead in survey, design and estimate required for the construction of the infrastructure in line with community needs
- Work closely with the Deputy Program Manager to ensure all the construction materials are procured in due time and transported to the work site in advance
- Assign and assess the quality of work to the crew and determine the final payment after completion of monthly assignment
- Provide technical training, support and advice to Mother Caring Group (MCG) members and community on how to do rehabilitation and maintenance of the infrastructure
- Provide technical training, support and advice to MCG members and community on establishing, maintaining and sustaining kitchen gardens
- Prepare monthly reports based on the implementation of the activities
- Manage project advances, expenditure and financial acquittal with support from the Project Support Officer
- Supporting humanitarian activities, disaster risk reduction needs and other projects in the same location as identified by CITL senior management
- 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 and the code of conduct
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:
- Degree in engineering (or Bachelor/Diploma) in Civil Technology and more than 3 years experience in relevant field including agriculture techniques
- 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 or submit your application letter and Curriculum Vitae with three 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 August 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.