WASH Project Manager – Timor-Leste

Country: Timor-Leste

Duration: 2 months – starting beginning of June – renewable according to to funding.

Conditions: Salaried contract, gross monthly salary from €1,550 to €2,100 depending on on experience, monthly per diem €420, medical coverage of 100% + repatriation insurance + provident fund, accommodation, international and local transportation as part of the mission. More information on www.trianglegh.org

Presentation of Triangle G H

“Actor in a sustainable and shared solidarity”

Born in 1994 from the desire to develop a cross-disciplinary and sustainable expertise, Triangle G H is an International Solidarity Organization designing and implementing emergency, post-emergency and development programs in collaboration with national and international partners (local CBOs, line ministries) through the identification and mobilization of local skills and resources.
Triangle G H action is based on a professional and highly interactive operating mode including several areas of expertise within a comprehensive approach: the programs fall within the fields of water, hygiene and sanitation (WASH), civil engineering (Shelter), food security, rural development (Livelihood), socio-educational and psychosocial (Protection). In 2014, its committed teams operate in 10 countries and manage 43 programs.

Presentation of the Mission

In 2004 Triangle G H conducted a field assessment in Timor-Leste which enabled the launching of a program at the end of 2005 focused on facilitation of access to water and sanitation in areas of the country affected by malnutrition. 

Since then, Triangle G H implemented overall 15 humanitarian projects around the Country. Triangle G H operations were principally funded by French Government, European Union (DG ECHO, EuropeAid), the American Cooperation (USAID) and the Australian Cooperation (DFAT). 

In 2006, when the crisis broke out, Triangle G H had been already working for more than a year on reconstruction and development of Timor-Leste. With its experience in similar emergency situations, Triangle G H therefore quickly launched a water and sanitation access and hygiene awareness project, for 6,000 people in refugee camps, in partnership with the Norwegian NGO NRC. 

In parallel to the work in the water sector, Triangle G H is operating in the area of Social Protection specifically it carried out a psychosocial program in Dili, with the aim of recreating social links between the host population and displaced people. The project run a youth centre in partnership with a local association, organizing different activities (English language training, sports tournaments, music groups, painting…). On October 2013 Triangle G H launched a new three-year Social Protection program funding by the European Commission that aims to support local organizations that provide assistance to women and children victims of domestic violence. 

The Project

Currently Timor-Leste is facing major challenges over sustainability of the water services. Particularly there are remarkable constrains for the operational management of electrical pump systems due to limited knowledge and expertise, and significant shortage of human, physical and financial resources to improve their effectiveness and sustainability. 

On such regards, the Australian funded program BESIK (Bee, saneamento no Ijene iha Komunidade – www.besiktimor.org) is supporting the Government of Timor-Leste through the National Directorates for Water Services (DNSA) to assess the reliability of electrical pump operation and thus improve the water service delivery to rural communities nationwide.

In order to do so, BESIK launched the data collection and system registration exercise of all electrical water pumps operative in the Country. The National Directorates for Water Services (DNSA) considers a very important step to provide more reliable water systems in Timor-Leste.This Program is funded by the Government of Australia and aims to provide assistance to the Government of Timor-Leste to increase access to water supply and improved environmental health of rural men and women in Timor-Leste. BESIK assigned part of the field operation to Triangle G H which in collaboration with a local partner, namely Naroma Timor Foan, (NTF) is implementing the data collection on water pumps. Triangle G H and NTF established two field teams to be deployed in the 8 target districts for the period of the assessment. Triangle G H Dili office is supporting the teams in the field through the administration and logistics units. 

Job Description

Under the direct supervision of the Head of the Mission, the Project Manager is responsible for the management and coordination of the electrical pumps data collection project. Specifically he/she will ensure a correct implementation of the field activities, maintaining links between the local partners and the donor, promoting proper coordination with the government services at national and local level. 

The WASH Project Manager will be based in Dili, carrying out regular field visits. 

The project Manager will lead the field operation, maintaining constant connection between the field and the BESIK management units in Dili.

In collaboration with the local partners and BESIK, he/she will plan the field visit, coordinating with the local DNSA offices in the target municipalities.

He/she will be responsible of collection, review and evaluation of the data collected, ensuring regular and punctual communication to BESIK, in accordance with the established schedule.

Main Duties

–          Take part in the planning of the data collection activities;

–          Team management and follow up of the field operations;

–          Authorities and local partners coordination; 

–          Logistic activities;

–          Budget follow-up;

–          Respect the planning and the designs agreed upon;

–          Be responsible for material and program equipment on site.

Duty Station
–          Dili, Timor-Leste, with frequent travels to Project areas.


–          He/she represents the association with donors, partners, local authorities and stakeholders involved in the implementation of WASH projects;

–          He/she will be especially involved in the participation to different clusters related to this project (Water forum, etc.).

–          Activities reporting to BESIK, Triangle G H Dili office and HQ WASH Technical Advisor.


–          Good knowledge and experience in implementation of rural water supply programs (especially on electrical pumping systems);

–          Aware of the links between water, hygiene, public health, environment;

–          Good capacity in team management (NGOs’ staff and community workers);

–          Capacity to facilitate solving issues in remote areas;

–          Strong organizational, interpersonal, communications, multi-tasking, presentation and autonomy skills;

–          Expert of project cycle management, especially in data collection, planning and monitoring tool;

–          Good skills of GPS based tools / software (e.g. Google Earth, etc.) is compulsory, strong knowledge in GIS software is an asset (ArcGIS, QGIS, etc.); 

–          Working knowledge of English both written and oral is mandatory. Knowledge of Tetun and/or Bahasa Indonesia and/or Portuguese would be considered an asset. 

How to apply

Applicants are invited to send a resume + a cover letter to the attention of Alexandra Bourdekas, Human Resources Manager by email to the following address: recrutement@trianglegh.org.

 Closing date 26 May 2015