JOB ADVERTISEMENT

Department/Project
Program
Position Title 
Deputy Project Manager for Water for Women Project
Supervisor
Water for Women Project Manager
Position Grade 
Grade 6 step 1
Salary 
From  USD 929 Plus Benefit
Location of work
Dili
Position report to
Water for Women Project Manager
Contract Period
March 2021-December 2022
Areas of experience required
The Deputy Project Manager for Water for Women is responsible for assisting and coordinating the tasks of the Field officer and supporting the field officer to manage all aspects of the project in the field including supervision and support, quality control, Monitoring and Evaluation activity in the field. Manages the implementation of activities and operations in the two target municipalities of Liquisa and Manufahi.
Applications required by
19th of February 2021
Application should include
CV and Application letter only
Application should be sent to
Teresa.Barros@careint.org 
 
INTRODUCTION:
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. 
 
Water for Women project is a four and a half year Australian Government funded project that aims to improve water, sanitation and hygiene services in Liquisa and Manufahi municipalities of Timor-Leste and influence social norms for greater gender equality. The project focus is on (1) driving sector strengthening efforts in partnership with municipal and national government and (2) deepening gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) in WASH through partnership with national and municipal rights groups. The project is implemented in partnership with  WaterAid. 
 
The Deputy Project Manager for Water for Women is responsible for assisting and coordinating the tasks of the Field officer and supporting the field officer to manage all aspects of the project in the field including supervision and support, quality control, Monitoring and Evaluation activity in the field. Manages the implementation of activities and operations in the two target municipalities of Liquisa and Manufahi.
 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

Project Management

  • Responsible for overall supervision and management of Field Officers including overseeing project implementation and reporting in project target areas. 
  • Work closely with project staff and partners to ensure that technically sound approaches to MELand GESI are integrated into the project
  • Maintain regular communication with Field Officers in Liquisa and Manufahi for monitoring implementation, updating progress and adapting field activities where necessary. 
  • Work closely with Field Officers to maintain a good and strong relationship with key stakeholders including national and municipal government representatives, donors, WASH sector stakeholders and relevant agencies in the both of municipalities (Liquisa and Manufahi)
  • Work closely with field officers to plan and facilitate workshops, training and public information awareness. 
  • Support the PM to monitor and ensuring high quality and timely inputs and ensuring that project activities are implemented in a cost effective and timely manner
  • Oversee the project’s MEL system to ensure reliable and accurate MEAL data is gathered and available, according to the project’s MEAL framework, design and Theory of Change. 
  • Act as the project’s MEL focal point and regularly attend CITL’s internal working group meetings as well as being an active member of external MEL groups where relevant, and close coordination with Water Aid’s MEL team. 
  • Act as the project’s accountability focal point and ensure that a functional Feedback and Accountability mechanism is in place. Manage several feedback communication channels and write quarterly reports on feedback received throughout the project – for overall CITL and project reflection. 

Human Resources, Financial and Logistics Management

  • Supervise the two field Officers (Liquisa and Manufahi) including developing work plans, providing guidance and support and conducting the APPA process (annual performance review). 
  • Identify critical Fields Officers capacity building  needs and communicate to the Project Manager as appropriate
  • Participate in other administrative tasks as required

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Oversee the project MEAL systems, ensuring the quality of implementation of project specific activities are  in line with the project MEAL plan and accountability framework and close collaboration with the Gender and Program Quality unit 

Liaison and Representation

  • Support Project manager to build relationships and representing CARE with the government, SMASA, Civil society Organizations and other stakeholders at the municipalities as appropriate

Other

  • 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 Prevention of Sexual Harassment Exploitation and Abuse (PHSEA) and Child Protection and the code of conduct
  • Other tasks as assigned by the supervisor

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree with at least 5 years’ experience in project management or MEL.  Experience in managing a project’s MEL system and data management
  • Past experience within the WASH or relevant field with a good understanding of key issues relating to WASH and gender equality 
  • Ability to promote collaboration with CITL staff, Government, local authority, and other partners
  • Experience in capacity building of staff and proven ability to mentor them
  • Strong understanding about social accountability tools and approaches
  • Ability to understand, comply and uphold all relevant CARE International in Timor-Leste policies, code of conduct and standard procedures 
  • Ability to write and present regular reports to management and partners as required
  • Ability to balance competing priorities
  • Availability and able to travel to and from municipalities for period of time
  • The candidate should be organized, effective, creative, a team player, and  highly motivated
  • Computer literacy within standard Microsoft Office programs, i.e. Word, Excel, Power Point, and Databases. Knowledge of local languages from Liquica and Manufahi is a bonus. 

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 teresa.barros@careint.org OR to HR Unit, CARE International 

Timor-Leste, Bairo Pitte, Dili, OR by email before or by date deadline on 19th of February 2021. Only successful candidates will be contacted for the interview.

 

CARE is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workplace. 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 procedure to ensure a child-safe environment.

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