Health Advisor-Timor-Leste, Child Fund

Job Vacancy / Vaga Servisu
Closing 17 August 2012
The Health Advisor shall serve as a National Office technical resource for the conceptualization, program design, implementation, evaluation and learning of Health Program in line with ChildFund program standards.

He/she shall develop guidelines, protocols and procedures in Health, Nutrition Maternal and Child Health, and ARH and provides the staff with on time support to ensure good quality programming and implementation.  He/she is also expected to build program portfolio, represent the organization in external forums, and support the growth of a quality program through the acquisition of external/grants resources.

Specific duties
A. Planning, Design & Direction Setting
  1. Designs the health programs of ChildFund Timor Leste in consonance to ChildFund’s life-stage core programs which may include MCH, Nutrition and ARH. Provides appropriate technical advice for effective planning and implementation and leads in evaluating all ChildFund Timor Leste’s health program including grants-funded health projects.
  2. Provides the necessary technical support in the preparation of the annual Maternal and Child Health program plan.
  3. Develops guidelines, procedures and sound project management approaches for effective health programming that meets international and MoH standards and include having a national program portfolio, developing and managing  partnership (field level as well as regional/national level).
B. Capacity Building
  1. Build the capacity of the National and Field Office staff through training, on the job mentoring/coaching and exposures to enable them to plan with the local partners the health projects in consonance with the program portfolio, provide support during implementation, monitor/assess and evaluate projects.
  2. In collaboration with Program Manager/Director and the MOH officers, design, plan, coordinate/facilitate, implement, supervise and evaluate training for MOH and Project staff and Community Health Volunteers on prevention of diseases in the community.
  3. Assess and recommend improvements to program interventions following ChildFund’s program standards and interventions ensuring greater program impact and alignment with the National Office’s strategic directions. 
C. Monitoring & Reporting
  1. Plan and organize monitoring visits to the local partners ensuring that standards are maintained in all project areas; provide recommendations for improvement and prepare a written monitoring report with the recommendations.
  2. Ensure that ChildFund has accurate data in regards to maternal and child health  and other relevant health and nutrition data in Timor Leste and particularly in program areas.
  3. Identify learning agenda, gathers and document relevant information for the learning events and Community of Practice (CoP) for the health programs and actively share the information within the National Office and the whole Asia Region.
  4. Prepare and submit monthly, quarterly, annual and special reports to the National Director through the Program Manager.
D. Networking & Linkaging
  1. Represent ChildFund Timor Leste in all Health, Nutrition, MCH, and other relevant meetings, forum and events with other stake holders.
  2. Coordinate with respective Ministries, UN agencies, international and local NGOs in responding to Maternal and Child Health issues.
  3. Works with IO and RO staff to ensure program alignment with life-stage programs and other program developments and achieve quality program goals.
  4. Collaborate with other technical advisors within the Region for information sharing, reflection and learning. Support other NOs in health programming as may be requested by the Regional Office.
E. Grants/Resource Generation
  1. Participate in identifying funding opportunities in Maternal and Child Health, Nutrition and ARH and leads or provide technical inputs (as the case may be) in the development of project proposals.
  2. Support in the positioning/building profile of ChildFund Timor Leste including development of capacity statement for health.
F. Others
  1. Participate in unit and staff meetings
  2. Perform other tasks that may be assigned by the Program Manager or the National Director.

A. Education
  • The candidate must hold a University Degree or Higher Diploma in Health or health related courses. A postgraduate degree (MPH, MSc) in health-related field will be an advantage.
B. Experience
  • Minimum 5 years progressive work experience in health field, previous NGO experience in a similar position, and experience in proposal writing and report writing are required. 
C. Key Competencies Required
  • Proficiency in English language, both verbal & written.
  • Ability to write reports in English to the donors and internal reports for ChildFund.
  • Project Proposal development skills.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills; ability to work and communicate with employees at all levels. 
  • Networking skills
  • Analytical skills, & can communicate results in an effective manner. 
  • Flexible and able to adapt to a multi-cultural environment & complex situations
  • Wiling to travel to the project sites in the districts and within the Asia Region
  • Flexibility and readiness to work in multicultural environment.
  • Team player, values and respects others.
  • Self-guided, strong organizational and planning skills; ability to work independently and under pressure
Applications close 17th August 2012. Apply  by email with full resume and a cover letter ,

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