CARE TL – Technical Advisor – CD 28 de Agosto 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 (SMP

Position                                               : Technical Advisor

Supervisor                                          : Health Program Manager

Grade                                                   : A1

Salary                                                    : From $ 1,126 per month plus benefits

Location of Work                             : Dili with occasional travel to the target Municipalities

Position Report To                          : Health Program 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.

Sexual Reproductive and Maternal Health plus Rights is a core Women’s Empowerment Thematic Long Term Priority for CITL. Building on current SRMH in work Timor-Leste, CITL will focus on piloting gender transformative approaches that address community level factors contributing to high fertility, maternal mortality and malnutrition among women in rural disadvantaged areas. Building an evidence base on successful approaches and promoting adoption of these by government and other stakeholders will be complemented by initiatives to build stronger capacities and accountabilities amongst key duty bearers and SRMH service providers. Ultimately CITL seeks to contribute to the CARE 2020 global impact goal “100 million women and girls exercise their rights to sexual, reproductive and maternal health and a life free from violence.” In order to do this CITL will also develop strategic partnerships to advocate for better implementation of MoH policy and strategies, and in line with CO priorities under GBV, investigate entry points for promoting GBV specialist 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.


The technical advisor is responsible to support the development and implementation of the SRMH +R long term programming for CITL. The role will lead on developing technical capacity of the field based staff in SRMH and is the key staff responsible for coordinating and liaising with the relevant government entities. The role will also support the Health Program Manager in management of the projects as required and will also work as part of the Senior Management Team.



SRMH technical support

  • Provide technical quality oversight  of SRMH strategies and materials across multiple projects
  • Provide technical leadership and support in proposal development and sourcing of funds for the SRMH +R thematic priority
  • Oversee the development/adaption and dissemination of SRMH materials/curricula and technical tools

Program Development, Implementation and Management

  • Support the development and implementation of the SRMH + R long term programming
  • Ensure research results and best practices related to SRMH + R are incorporated in to practice and future programming
  • Support the management of projects under the SRMH+R long term program as assigned

Capacity improvement

  • Provide capacity improvement support on SRMH to CARE staff and local partners including  government and civil society
  • Support the technical Project Officers and Field Officers to review and deliver SRMH health education sessions to community members

External and internal liaison

  • Engage and contribute  to internal and external technical working groups by sharing CARE International’s relevant strategies and experience from the current project
  • Liaise with relevant health authorities (MoH, INS), UN agencies and other stakeholders and represent CITL as required


  • Postgraduate degree in public health or other related technical degree such as midwifery
  • Minimum five years experience in public health/sexual reproductive health with demonstrated technical expertise in SRMH in the Timor Leste context
  • Experience in the design and development of complex project interventions with the ability to present good and clear analysis. Experience in Social Accountability and Social Analysis processes is an added plus
  • Willingness to travel to the municipalities including rural areas for a period of time
  • Ability to provide technical guidance, coaching and mentoring to work colleagues using good inter personal skills
  • Strong leadership and facilitation skills with an ability to work independently
  • Ability to comply with and uphold all relevant CARE International in Timor Leste policies and standard procedures
  • Experience in team building including fostering collaborative partnerships and linkages with stakeholder groups, particularly the MOH and INS.
  • Computer literacy within standard Microsoft Office programs, i.e. Word, Excel, Power Point, and data bases and excellent communication skills both written and spoken in English and Tetun
  • Willingness to travel to municipalities for a period of time

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 on 28th 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.



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