Thursday, January 7, 2010

UNDP, National Human Development Report (Re-advertised), Deadline January 20, 2010.

Vacancy Announcement

Project Title: Human Development Report
Position title: National Human Development Center Manager
Duty Station: Dili, Timor – Leste
Type of Contract: Service Contract
Duration: 6 months with possible extension
Level: SB-4
Expected Start date: February 2010
Organizational Unit: UNDP, Pro-Poor Policies Unit
Entitlements/Benefits:            Please obtain from the UNDP, Human Resources Unit

Under the direct supervision of Rectorate of the UNTL and under guidance of UNDP Country Director the manager will be responsible to perform the following tasks:

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Ensure coordination with the local partners and other national authorities and institutions involved with the implementation of the activities;
  • Take a lead in all activities dealing with Human Development concept Measurement;
  • Provide guidance regarding all planning, organizational, managerial and technical aspects of the programme implementation;
  • Ensure and guide the preparation of annual Work Plans, work Progress Reports, etc;
  • Ensure the preparation of terms of reference, identification of candidates, and arrange for recruitment of consultant inputs required by the Centre, in close consultation with UNDP and UNTL;
  • Acting in close coordination with UNTL and UNDP to ensure transparent and sound accountable financial management of the Programme;
  • Take a leading role in local and regional/international networking development;
  • Manage staffs of the Human Development Centre according to each Terms of Reference;
  • Undertake day-to-day management of the Human Development Centre;
  • Organize meetings, workshops and training sessions in relation to the Human Development concepts, its measurements and the production of the Human Development Reports;
  • Assist the Director of the Human Development Centre in facilitating research and production of reports, including the Human Development Reports;
  • Advocate the activities and the publications of the Human Development Centre within and outside Timor-Leste;
  • Perform as a liaison officer between the UNTL and UNDP.


Expected outputs

The Manager is expected to ensure a sound management of the Human Development Centre in an effective and professional manner, to promote research and publications on Human Development in Timor-Leste.

Required Qualifications:
The Manager should have:
  • Master’s degree in Social Science or related field.
  • 3 years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience in administrative work and managing an office.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc)
  • Experience and familiarity with the NHDR is an asset.
  • Fluency in Tetum and English.
  • Knowledge of Portuguese or Bahasa Indonesian is an asset.
  • Good interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team and have networking skills.

Please submit your applications together with curriculum vitae and relevant supporting documents to the following address:

Human Resources Unit

United Nations Development Programme

Obrigado Barracks Compound, Building 11

Caicoli Street,

Dili, Timor-Leste

Fax: +670 3313534

The deadline for submitting applications is 20 January 2010.

Only short-listed candidates will be notified. Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.