Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Caritas Australia, Country Representative, Deadline April 01, 2010.

Positions Vacant

Country Representative – Timor Leste

3 year contract role based in Dili

Caritas Australia is the Catholic Agency for International Aid and Development in Australia and works with partners in Australia, Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Pacific to address the causes of poverty and bring about long term change. The Agency is a member of the Caritas Internationalis network and is active in the network’s response to emergencies, supporting aid and grass roots programs in nearly every developing country.

Caritas Australia's program in Timor-Leste is founded on a deep belief in, and commitment to, the capacity of the people of Timor-Leste to manage their own development.

The Country Representative’s primary role is to manage Caritas Australia’s humanitarian and development programs in Timor-Leste.  This includes the management and development of 65 staff, 40+ program partners and an annual budget of AUD$1.2 Million.

We are looking for someone with significant community development experience, including the management of a large in-country office and program management in a developing country context.

Additionally you will have experience at a senior level in managing people, programs, partners and resources in an international and/or cross-cultural context; a demonstrated ability to lead a diverse team; strong communication skills; and a passion for developing and empowering others.  Enthusiasm for, and commitment to, principles of mutual respect, justice and fairness will be essential for succeeding in this role.

If you believe you meet these criteria, please forward your CV and a covering letter addressing the Selection Criteria detailed in the position description to jobs@caritas.org.au or contact the Human Resources Manager by Thursday 1 April, 2010.

For position description:


Please note, only those applicants who address each item of the Selection Criteria will be considered for the role.

In the spirit of hope and peace, Caritas Australia works in partnership with some of the most disadvantaged members of our global community regardless of race, gender and religion to alleviate poverty and injustice. Caritas Australia is committed to promoting children's rights, as set out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Appointment to this position is dependent upon successful completion of Working with Children Check and a relevant country of work and residence Police Check.

Bu V.E. Wilson

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