sexta-feira, setembro 26, 2008

Saúde feminina em Timor Leste

Program Manager I, Reproductive Health - I 08 112
Date Posted: 25 Sep 2008
Organization: Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
Apply By: 25 Nov 2008
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Job Level: Mid-Level Req.#: I 08 112
Background: As a newly formed democracy, Timor Leste struggles with internal conflict, public health services and messages by the Government of Timor Leste (GoTL) that are insufficient to reduce the high maternal and child mortality rates related to close birth spacing. In many developing countries, gaps in critical public health services are filled by the participation and leadership of the Catholic Church. Given Timor Leste’s strong Catholic identity, CRS and its Church partners are in a unique position to harness the Church’s strength and voice to encourage greater responsibility by the country’s population in hopes of decreasing high maternal and child mortality rates and by increasing awareness of and demand for Natural Family Planning (NFP), in line with the Church’s doctrine. Increased or new investments in these areas will raise the profile of CRS’ community based health programming, and position CRS as a leader in MCH programming. There are no other INGOs implementing NFP programs. The Ministry of Health (MoH) has worked with some international organizations in addressing some of these issues through other family planning activities, however gaps exist; particularly in the eastern districts of Baucau, Lautem and Viqueque, where little support for child spacing has occurred. CRS, with its relationship with the Church, is positioned to fill these gaps. Thus, this is an opportune time for CRS/TL to strengthen relationships with and the capacity of Church partners, pilot model programs and position CRS as the natural INGO lead for implementing NFP.
Primary Function: The Program Manager is responsible for its Reproductive Health project, Planning for Responsible Parenthood (P4RP) covering the three eastern districts cited above. S/he also works with the Head of Programs (HoP) and Health Program Advisor to explore opportunities for growth through networking and donor relations, creating promotional materials, and writing concept notes and proposals. S/he will also be responsible for maintaining high quality implementation of the P4RP project with the present field teams Baucau with outreach to Lautem and Viqueque.
Specific Responsibilities: 1. Program Quality/Grant Management
1. Overall responsibility for management of P4RP Reproductive Health project, including management of staff, ensuring compliance with donor requirements, and ensuring the proposed project objectives are met.
2. Manage all internal and external relationships necessary to procure the needed technical and management support for the project, including: Head of Programs, RTA/Health, Georgetown University, Health Alliance International, and others.
3. Build capacity in local project staff for planning of health project activities and set high quality performance targets ensuring adherence to technical standards, best practices and donor guidelines.
4. Collaborate with other departments to ensure effective program coordination and integration where feasible and strategic.
5. Provide technical assistance and guidance to partners.
6. Comply and/or utilize agency systems and tools, such as, Project Tracking System, ProPack, SEAPRO's Proposal Guidelines, and the country program and regional strategic plans.
7. Ensure that the health team applies CRS partnership principles, partnerships are strategic and partners are provided with appropriate support during the project cycle including assessing partner capacity, identifying capacity building priorities, and planning a capacity building strategy.
8. Assist health program staff with developing exit and sustainability strategies for all existing and new health programs/projects
9. Ensure that the project includes and follows appropriate M&E systems, allowing for the inclusion of best practices, lessons learned, and reflective learning.
10. Maintain all relevant health documents (project and technical documents) in accordance with a standard filing system.
11. Apply CRS' program quality principles and standards, particularly those related to Health, reproductive health and MCH to all projects, programs, and new initiatives.
12. Assist project and program managers with preparing internal and external reports and ensure they are following country program and donor guidelines.
13. Monitor project budget and work with Finance Manager and HOP to ensure spending is according to plan.
14. In collaboration with technical consultants, initiate and maintain monitoring and evaluations system for the project.
15. Collate M&E data and draft reports for donor agency.
2. Representation and Growth
1. Maintain frequent and productive communication with USAID with support from Head of Programs and Country Representative.
2. Identify and follow-up on potential funding opportunities and develop CRS fundraising strategies and strategic alliances.
3. Encourage active and open dialogue with the Health program staff and Regional Technical Advisors on programming ideas and concept papers.
4. Lead the development of evidence based and innovative health program concept notes and proposals with assistance from Head of Programs and regional support.
5. Ensure that proposal development follows CRS country and regional guidelines and review protocol as well as is in line with donor requirements.
6. Foster key professional relationships with the Ministry of Health, other line ministries, non-governmental agencies, Church and other local partners.
7. Oversee program documentation activities for CRS promotion as well as to facilitate learning within the organization.
8. Plan field visits of health programs for donors, partners, and other visitors
9. Represent CRS/TL as appropriate in regional/agency health initiatives.
10. Remain current on the latest trends in reproductive health, NFP and MCH programming that may be adapted to support quality programming in Timor Leste.
3. Supervisory Responsibilities
1. Supervise staff in the P4RP project ensure efficient and quality implementation of project activities and help ensure proper staff and systems are in place.
2. Work with Health program staff to identify key training/capacity building needs, including proposal development and monitoring and evaluation skills; and assist them with developing performance and development plans.
3. Work closely with project staff to develop annual, quarterly, and monthly work plans and achieve identified targets.
4. Proactively seek and promote appropriate training/mentoring opportunities for staff and ensure sharing of knowledge and skills across the health unit.
5. Assist Head of Programs and Program Managers in the recruitment process of new health staff, including developing job descriptions with program managers, interview tests questions, participate in the interview process and provide orientation to new health staff.
Key Working Relationships: Internal: Country Representative; Head of Programs; other department heads; health program managers; RTA for Health; TA for HIV/AIDS; RTA for Growth; PQSD. External: Local Church Partners, Ministry of Health, District Health Offices, International and Local NGOs, UN Agencies, USAID.
Qualifications 1. Master of Public Health or Master of Science in international health or related field. 2. Five or more years living and working overseas working with Health, Reproductive Health, MCH and/or HIV/AIDS programming experience. 3. Prior experience working for other INGOs and organizations, a plus.
4. At least three years in a management position, supervising national staff, in an international or intercultural environment. Strong capacity-building skills. 5. Prior experience managing a USG grant, including responsibility for regulatory oversight, budget management and representation.
6. In-depth knowledge of health, reproductive health, MCH and HIV/AIDS issues in SE Asia. 7. Ability to professionally represent CRS to other organizations. Experience collaborating with Catholic Church partners in reproductive health a plus.
8. Proven ability to function effectively as part of a multi-cultural team. 9. Excellent communication skills and writing skills, particularly in proposal and grant preparations.
10. Strong ability to think and plan strategically. 11. Familiarity with the Catholic Church's approach to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, reproductive health and family planning, and willingness to support that approach.
12. Computer proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook. Experience with data analysis programs such as EpiInfo and/or SPSS a plus. 13. Willingness to be based in provincial setting, with frequent travel to other districts and Dili.
14. Written and verbal proficiency in English; knowledge of Tetun and/or Bahasa Indonesia, a plus. 15. Professional proficiency in French, Spanish or Portuguese for international posts. Physical Requirements/Environment: The position is based in Baucau field office in eastern Timor Leste. The position requires approximately 30% travel within Timor Leste, in some areas with limited amenities. To apply for this position please visit the Catholic Relief Services website at Regrettably, email submissions can not be accepted.

quinta-feira, setembro 11, 2008

Mais vale perder um minuto na vida ... do que a vida num minuto

Os estudantes do ensino superior (18-30 anos) têm até 21-Novembro-08 para prepar trabalhos e participar no Concurso Nacional - Educação, Segurança e Prevenção Rodoviárias:
Mais vale perder um minuto na vida ...
... do que a vida num minuto!

Serão atribuídos três prémios com valores que oscilam entre os € 1.500 e os € 2.500, bem como um Prémio Inovação no valor de € 5.000 para a proposta com a abordagem mais inovadora. O professor coordenador deste último prémio será também reconhecido através de um incentivo de € 1.000. Os trabalhos podem ser apresentados individualmente ou em grupo, com o limite máximo de três elementos.

Este desafio às boas praticas de segurança rodoviária decorre dos objectivos da Carta Europeia da Segurança Rodoviária. O concurso é organizado pela Fundação da Juventude e conta com os patrocínios da Autoridade Nacional de Segurança Rodoviária, Instituto de Seguros de Portugal, Fidelidade Mundial, Brisa e Renault, e com os apoios da ANECRA e Zona - S (portal de educação e segurança rodoviária).
O prémio de economia, sobre a temática “Custos económicos e financeiros da sinistralidade rodoviária, relação de custo/beneficio na prevenção em Portugal” será dedicado à memória do Prof. Alfredo de Sousa, economista e ex-Reitor da Universidade Nova de Lisboa que foi mortalmente atropelado em Novembro-1994.

Pretende-se que os trabalhos temáticos devem perspectivar novas abordagens e participar activamente na identificação de soluções possíveis, tendentes a diminuir o número de acidentes rodoviários. Será dada especial atenção e preferência às abordagens da redução da velocidade nas estradas, e aos aspectos económicos da sinistralidade e da segurança.

Em 2001, ano em que morreram 54 000 pessoas nas estradas europeias, a UE estabeleceu a meta de diminuir para metade a taxa de mortalidade rodoviária até 2010. Apesar dos progressos realizados, o número de mortes nas estradas ainda atingiu as 43 000 em 2007, o que equivale a 5 desastres de avião na Europa por semana.

Os trabalhos são entregues até 21 de Novembro, on-line através do sítio da Fundação da Juventude -

Para mais informações, ver ou contactar:
Susana Chaves -
Maria Luísa Portocarrero -