Agriculture and Food Security Specialist
World Vision International – Timor Leste
Country Program Office – Dili
World Vision Timor Leste, a non-profit Christian Humanitarian Organization, committed to working with the poor and vulnerable, is seeking qualified nationalstaff to fill the following vacant position in Dili as:
Agriculture and Food Security Technical Specialist (1 Position)
WORK CONTEXT / BACKGROUND
World Vision Timor-Leste (WVTL) is a child focus Christian humanitarian organization and part of the global Christian humanitarian organization, World Vision, which has been serving the world’s poorest people for more than 60 years.
WVTL began its first development project in 1995 in Aileu District with support from WV Indonesia. After the referendum and emergency period, WVTL opened its national office in Dili in September 1999. In 2014, in a stable political environment, WVTL is running 19 projects worth $US 6.6 million. Its programs aim to improve the well-being of the poor, especially children, through sustainable development, maternal and child health, nutrition, water and sanitation health (WASH), agriculture and climate change , education, food security and economic development. The World Vision Timor-Leste country office is based in Dili, Timor-Leste and fully funded by grants.
WVTL is part of a group of four countries – Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Timor-Leste – overseen by the WV Pacific Timor-Leste (WVPTL) National Office in Brisbane. This approach has enabled the country programs in Timor-Leste, PNG, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to benefit from shared leadership, management and other support services of a single National Offices.
The heart of World Vision's work is in helping communities build stronger and healthier relationships. World Vision helps communities help themselves. World Vision focuses on children because they are the best indicator of a community's social health. When children are fed, sheltered, schooled, protected, valued, and loved, a community thrives.
PURPOSE OF POSITION
The Agriculture and Food Security Technical Specialist will take the lead in technically managing all Agriculture and Food Security projects and contributing technical expertise towards acquiring new Agriculture and Food Security resources in order to achieve set strategic directions. Capacity development of National staff will be a key priority. This will include, but not limited to:
Support Area Managers of donor funds to ensure funding is spent according to budget and on time
Ensure quality Agriculture and Food Security technical designs and outputs that meet project objectives and are aligned with International best practice and consider cross cutting issues such as gender and sustainability
On the job training in Agriculture and Food Security approaches, management and project implementation for local staff
Monitor and evaluate projects and write reports for donors
Host donor visits and manage donor relations in regards to all Agriculture and Food Security projects
Represent WVTL within the Agriculture and Food Security sector in Timor-Leste in working groups and Government
Contribute technical expertise to new Agriculture and Food Security project designs
Work with WV regional specialists to ensure partnership standards are met
The Agriculture and Food Security Technical Specialist is accountable for:
Leadership and management of the Agriculture and Food Security Sector
Donor and Sectoral relations in relation to Agriculture and Food Security projects
Provision of sector expertise towards resource acquisition
Capacity building of program staff
ROLE DIMENSION / DESCRIPTION
End Results Expected
Annual operating plans for all Agriculture and Food Security projects are in place and agreed on by PM and AMs.
Annual plan for M&E developed.
Designs are implemented to achieve project objectives
Technical documentation, manuals etc are produced and filed
Track achievement of Agriculture and Food Security projects
Local staff increase in confidence and can better work unsupervised
# meetings with donors
Positive feedback from stakeholders.
# of proposal developed.
# of project designs approved
% reports submitted on time.
Reduced donor questions on reports ITTs and MELF indicators are reviewed and accurate
# of meetings attended
Contribution to PTL Technical Approaches
Updated Technical Program Design
Lessons learnt disseminated
Technical areas is better understood
Projects are adequately resourced.
Contribute to all Agriculture and Food Security staffs are on performance plans.
# of days in field
Devotion attended once each week
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
(The following knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, or on-the-job training.)
University degree in Agriculture or related field
Specialist Agriculture technical and social training to degree level
Competence in written English communication
Good presentation and facilitation skills
Effective proposal and report writing skills and some knowledge of grant acquisition procedures
Literacy in computer Microsoft Word and Excel
Minimum 1 years of appropriate professional experience in resource acquisition (proposal writing); development programs; and Design, Monitoring and Evaluation
Working experience with NGO, INGO is an advantage
Demonstrated ability to work effectively under pressure
Be willing to work in a team environment, travel and stay overnight at project site.
HOW TO APPLY
Go to http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-timor-lesteto get complete job description. You can also apply it online by Click ‘APPLY FOR THIS JOB’on the top of the job posting and you will be taken to an application form. Here you can sign up to register an account and complete field required then attach your CV and cover letter. Or you can send your application and CV directly to [email protected]or you can submit the hard copy of your document to People&Culture Department, Av, Dos Direitos Humanos Estrada de Bidau, Bidau Mota Klaran, Dili Timor Leste
Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 7 March 2017