Friday, April 16, 2010

UNMIT, Socio-Economic Affairs Officer (NPO), Deadline April 30, 2010.

UNITED NATIONS                         NATIONS-UNIES
United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste
Socio-Economic Affairs Officer (NPO)

POST TITLE: Socio-Economic Affairs Officer (NPO)
SECTION: DSRSG/Socio-Economic Development Support Unit (SEDSU)
DATE OF ISSUEANCE: 16 April 2010

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Socio-Economic Affairs Officer, the Socio-Economic Affairs Officer (NPO) will assist to monitor and draft briefs/reports on policies and strategies pertaining to socio-economic development on Timor-Leste. 
The Socio-Economic Affairs Officer (NPO) will (a) monitor and prepare briefs on the developments and the options taken by the Government regarding the areas of economic growth and poverty reduction and its impact. (b) Monitor and prepare briefs on the management and utilization of the Timor-Leste’s Petroleum Fund and National Petroleum Authority. (c) Monitor and prepare briefs on the quarterly and annual trends in National Budget Execution and also by Ministries. (d) Monitor and prepare briefs on the Government policies, strategies that are doable and appropriate for Timor-Leste. (e) Regular monitoring and reporting on new policies  and measures taken and also for its implementation by  Ministry of Finance; Ministry of Tourism, Commerce and Industry; Secretary of State for Natural Resources, Office of the Prime Minister; Secretary of State for Energy Policies, Office of the Prime Minister; and Banking and Payments Authority. (f) Monitor and prepare brief on the integration of the UNDAF with the National Priority Programmes and its impact. (g) Maintain database on socio-economic indicators including MDGs and preparation of briefs on quarterly development trends. (h) Networking with ASEAN, ESCAP, Pacific Forum Secretariat, WTO and other international and institutions. (i) Perform other duties as required.

Professionalism: Good knowledge, experience, and research capacity on Timor-Leste’s poverty reduction and economic growth issues. Ability to work efficiently and effectively under pressure. Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines. Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with international and national authorities with sensitivity and respect for diversity. Communication: Good interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Technological awareness: Good computer skills, including proficiency in word processing and other relevant software packages including power point, Excel;



Education: University Master’s Degree in Economics/Business Administration/Public Administration/ Management/ International Relations, is required. Work Experience: Four (4) years relevant work experience on development issues on poverty reduction and economic growth at national/international level. Excellent statistical and research skills. Experience in undertaking analysis on socio-economic issues. Languages: Fluency in English and Tetum is required, Portuguese and Bahasa Indonesia is desirable

The applicants must present:
Application letter indicating the VA Number (VA N-TL-10-006); 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. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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:  Friday, 30 April 2010