CARE International in Timor Leste
Internally & Externally
CARE International in Timor-Leste – CITL
Department / Project : HAFORSA Project
Position : Project Officer
Supervisor : Deputy Project Manager
Grade : D1
Salary : From $546 per month plus benefits
Location of Work : Atsabe, Ermera Municipality
Position Report To : HAFORSA Deputy Project Manager
Job Description Prepared by : Project Supervisor Manager
Contract period : Until February 2 2017 or March 2, if the project is extended during the
First year, and to be extended up to 2 years thereafter.
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.
Since February 2016, CITL started to implement the HAFORSA project, funded by the Government of Japan. This project aims at improving agricultural livelihood opportunities towards poverty reduction, especially for women who often do not have the opportunities to demonstrate their ability to contribute to sustainable livelihood and income generation. To attain this objective, the project intends to strengthen (i) capacity of farmers in Atsabe to have diversified and sustainable livelihoods in agriculture; and (ii) capacity of target female farmers to participate in livelihood activities. This project will target 22 Aldeias in all sucos of Atsabe.
Under the guidance of the HAFORSA Deputy Project Manager (DPM), the Project Officer (PO) will work closely with community members and farmers in 22 Aldeias to formulate/consolidate and support farmers groups, conduct Climate Vulnerability Community Assessments (CVCA) and Aldeia Resilient Action Plans (ARAPs), take a lead in providing training in agricultural techniques, demonstration of good agricultural practices, and monitor project activities. PO is also expected to support DPM in the management of the office as instructed.
Duties and Responsibilities: