Thursday, March 4, 2010

UNMIT, Regional Governance Monitoring Officer (NPO), Deadline March 18, 2010.

UNITED NATIONS                         NATIONS-UNIES
United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste
Regional Governance Monitoring Officer (NPO)

POST TITLE: Regional Governance Monitoring Officer (NPO)
SECTION: Democratic Governance Support Unit
LOCATION: Oecussi (1 Post)
Date of Issue: 04 March 2010
Deadline of Application: 18 March 2010

The Regional Governance Monitoring Officer will work as part of an international and national team in a cluster of districts or municipalities to undertake regular research, monitoring and reporting on democratic governance, including (but not limited to) issues of local governance, public services delivery, electoral processes, media, civil society, transparency and accountability, constitutionalism, rule of law, justice, and security. He/she will coordinate with the UN team in the region and the Democratic Governance Support Unit in Dili. He/she will work in close coordination with the Government and other stakeholders in leading the development partners to continuously improve the respective performance benchmarks for governance at district and local levels; monitor and evaluate the achievements of and analyze the lessons learned from implementing democratic practice; and provide regular reports and updates on all aspects of democratic governance at district and local levels. The Regional Governance Monitoring Officer will be line managed by the Director and Chief Governance Advisor, UNMIT Democratic Governance Support Unit, but should coordinate with the relevant UNMIT Regional Administrative Officer on day-to-day operations.

Team Work- Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with international and national authorities with sensitivity and respect for diversity; Communications- Good interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; Client Orientation- Ability to focus on public needs for government services to be provided in an effective and simple manner; Technological awareness: Good computer skills, including proficiency in word processing and other relevant software packages; Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines; experience in working under pressure; Professionalism- Ability to work efficiently and effectively under pressure.


Education- University degree in law, political science, business/public administration, local governance, or development studies is required. Work Experience- At least four (4) years relevant work experience, preferably in research, project management, public administration or any governance or justice sector; experience in working as a team; experience in undertaking analysis of complex material. Excellent research skills. Languages- Fluency in English and Tetum is required, Portuguese and Bahasa Indonesia is desirable.
The applicants must present:
Application letter indicating the VA Number (N-TL-10-004); Curriculum Vitae; UN application Form (P.11) available in Main Gate of Obrigado Barracks, UNMIT HQ; Copies of school and University Certificates as well of any other training related to the requirements of   the position; Baptismal or Birth certificate. Please ensure all relevant work experience is reflected on the P11 form.

Please submit your application only if you meet the qualifications and requirements mentioned above.
The United Nations strongly encourages applications from qualified women candidates.

Application must be submitted to UNMIT Headquarters, Obrigado Barracks (Attention: Local Personnel Section), Or via E-mail to or
Deadline: Thursday, 18 March 2010