World Neighbors (WN) is an International non-governmental, non-profit development agency (NGO), working in Oecusse Region, Timor-Leste, to inspire people and strengthen communities to find lasting solutions to hunger, poverty and disease, and promote a healthy environment.
WN is seeking highly qualified candidates to fill the position of WASH Program Officer. Under the direction of the Program Manager, the WASH Program Officer will be responsible for all field-based activities related to the WASH component of WN’s program in Timor-Leste.
The position will be based primarily in WN’s office in Oecusse Region, with an expectation of approximately 80% travel to remote program locations, sometimes staying in very basic accommodation.
Summary of Key Duties and Responsibilities
Coordinate the implementation of all WASH activities in WN’s country program in Timor-Leste - this will consist of a three-year USAID-funded project Promotion of Sanitation and Hygiene to Improve Community Health in the District of Oecusse, and a smaller, long-term community development program.
Ensure all program interventions align with WN’s holistic and participatory approach to community development, and ensure gender mainstreaming is integrated across all program activities.
Work closely with WN’s Organizational Development Officer to ensure continued capacity strengthening of local partners and communities (especially Water User Groups).
Support and improve partner’s technical capacity in all WASH program areas.
Assist in the preparation and submission of regular reports to donors, government and WN.
Represent WN to other Timor-Leste development programs, local and national authorities (especially SAS), UN and NGO agencies, and beneficiary communities.
Work with the Program Manager on the development of new project proposals.
Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor
Minimum 3 years of experience in WASH development sector programming, especially in the areas of water source protection and conservation, and CLTS.
Bachelor’s degree in relevant subject.
Knowledge of latest WASH technologies and approaches.
Knowledge and practical experience in community health programs.
Proficiency in MS Office software including Microsoft Excel and Word.
Willingness to travel frequently within Oecusse district and elsewhere in Timor-Leste
English and Tetum language proficiency
Experience working on USAID-funded programs
Knowledge and experience of Oecusse District
Baikeno language proficiency
This position is open to Timor-Leste and Indonesian nationals only. For a copy of the full Terms of Reference, please send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates interested in applying are asked to send an email with the title WASH Program Officer, containing 1) A cover letter and 2) A current CV with at least two references to email@example.com (please note that copies of certificates, passports, etc. are not required). The deadline for all applications is 13th February 2015. Only short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.