Wednesday, March 3, 2010

PROGRESSIO, Programme Officer, Deadline March 15, 2010.


Progressio has been leading the way on practical international development issues for more than forty years. Whether through placing development workers overseas, or in our policy and advocacy achievements, Progressio has a track record of making a difference. We work with people of all faiths and none.

Programme Officer

Full-time, one-year contract (with possibility of renewal), US$800 per month (gross)
Based in Dili, Timor-Leste

For this vacancy we are only able to consider candidates who are fluent in English and Tetum.

Progressio is looking for a highly motivated and resourceful individual with a genuine commitment to development, seeking to work in a cutting edge development agency in an emerging democracy, with decentralisation high on the agenda.

The Programme Officer will be jointly responsible for the coordination of Progressio Timor-Leste projects, with all partners where Progressio development workers are based.

S/he will also contribute to programme development, planning, monitoring and evaluation, and the management of development workers, as well as fundraising, recruitment, report writing and some communications, networking and advocacy work.

The successful candidate should have a degree or appropriate qualification in development studies or another relevant discipline.

You should have extensive practical work experience in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating development projects, and proven experience of project/programme administration and competence in: financial administration, personnel management (including staff selection and induction), and report writing (narrative and financial). Experience in a skill-share and advocacy setting; working with governmental and non governmental actors in Timor-Leste; and of working in a resource poor environment are essential.

You will need excellent organisational, coordination and project management skills; good problem solving skills, a drive for innovation and excellence, good interpersonal and communication skills, and to be open to learning (including the ability to reflect on areas for improvement). A proven ability to think and act strategically in response to development issues; a good grasp of gender analysis and dynamics; the ability to work as a member of a multicultural team and to work on own initiative; to be self-servicing; willingness to undertake road travel in Timor-Leste, and sensitivity in a multi-culture and multi-faith environment are also essential.

Background experience in relevant thematic areas (e.g. work with civil society organisations, HIV and AIDS, community based work or similar); experience of working with budgets; previous involvement in advocacy/campaigns related to HIV and AIDS, the environment and/or good governance; working with people in remote sites/at a distance; a valid driving licence, and familiarity of working with faith based organizations and Catholic Church structures is highly desirable.

It is essential that you complete Progressio’s application form in full, as very specific information is required and will be used to decide whether or not you will be short-listed for an interview.
For further information and an application form visit (see section “jobs @ Progressio”).

Closing date: 15 March 2010 Interviews (in Dili): End of March 2010

Please return the completed application form to: