Friday, April 16, 2010

Ita Nia Rai, Task Leader, Public Information and Awareness, Deadline April 21, 2010.


Strengthening Property Rights in Timor-Leste

Position Title: Task Leader, Public Information and Awareness
Position Type: National, FS10
Position Duration: up to 5 years based on performance
Location: Dili, with some travel to the districts

Project Background:

Working in close cooperation with the Ministry of Justice and the Direcção Nacional de Terras y Propriedades (DNTP), this 5-year project will build on past USAID Land Law Programs to provide support to the Government of Timor-Leste in the area of land and property.  The project’s objectives include: 1) Strengthening Policy, Law and Regulations; 2) Developing Land Administration and Information Systems; 3) Resolving Disputes; and 4) Increasing Public Awareness.
The Project comprises 5 tasks in the pursuit of the objectives noted above; 1) Public Information Awareness / Increased Transparency; 2) Land Policy Laws and Implementing Regulations; 3) Support to a National Land Commission (NLC); 4) Land Administration (Cadastral, Registration and Land Titling System); and, 5) Dispute Resolution, Mediation and Processes for Competing Claims to Land.
Public Information and Awareness (PIA) is a major component of the program and will be developed in support of all other activities.  No prior knowledge of land or legal issues is required.

Position Description:
Working with the other Task Leaders and national counterparts (including government, media and civil society partners), the Task Leader – PIA will be responsible for designing and implementing a national public information and awareness campaign to support project activities.

This will include, but not be limited to the following activities:

-          Assist with the development of a strategic plan for a Public Information and Awareness campaign;
-          Develop public information materials and messages;
-          Liaise with the Ministry of Justice, the DNTP and other national counterpart institutions and civil society organizations to coordinate the development of public information messages and events, ensure national ownership, and field-test messages;
-          Liaise with national media institutions to ensure media coverage of project;
-          Write press releases;
-          Provide materials and support to training activities, including organizing training where required;
-          Manage up to 3 staff and external contractors on a job-by-job basis;
-          Report to the Chief of Party and USAID as required.

The task leader will be supported by up to 3 staff members under their direct supervision.


Professional experience:

-          4-6 years of progressively responsible work experience in a relevant field (media, public relations, outreach communications), with significant management experience and ability to balance a high workload.

Education and professional qualifications:

-          University degree required;
-          Formal education or training in PIA-related discipline or other social science (e.g. journalism, communications, public relations, media) would be an advantage;
-          Fluency in English required.
-          Computer literacy required.
-          Basic computer literacy in design / graphics packages would be an advantage.  Macintosh experience would be an advantage.
-          Previous experience working for an international organization would be an advantage.

Personal qualifications:

-          Creative thinker.
-          Flexible, innovative, dynamic.
-          Able to multi-task and manage a heavy workload.
-          Team player with excellent inter-personal skills.
-          Good communicator, and able to work with people from all different backgrounds.
-          Initiative and problem-solving skills.

The position will require some travel within Timor-Leste.

Please submit your application letter and CV by email or hand delivery to INR office in Balide/Bebora. In the subject line, refer to the job title of the position. Application and CV must be sent to or  (+670 730 4330/+670 731 2498) no later than 21st , 2010 at 17:00 pm.  Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Ita Nia Rai is an equal opportunity employer.  Women are strongly encouraged to apply.