Friday, May 21, 2010

Care International Timor-Leste, Country Coordinator, Deadline June 04, 2010.

Country Coordinator, Timor-Leste
Closing Date: Friday, 04 June 2010



Closing date: 04 Jun 2010

Location: Timor-Leste

CARE is looking for a Country Coordinator to work in a proposed USAID-funded pilot project to implement a school dropout prevention project and assess its effectiveness and replicability. The first phase of the project will include a comprehensive assessment of the factors contributing to school dropout in East Timor after which a pilot intervention will be designed, implemented and evaluated.

The Country Coordinator is a senior position and will manage SDPP staff and activities in Timor Leste. In addition to management, s/he will serve as the primary representative of the SDPP project to the USAID mission, the Ministry of Education, and other partners and stakeholders.

Key duties and responsibilities:

- Represent the SDPP project and build relationships with Ministry of Education stakeholders and USAID;
- Establish a SDPP Country Coordination Body and facilitate an ongoing consultative process with Ministry stakeholders;
- Manage SDPP operations in , ensuring timely implementation of pilot activities and data collection;
- Support pre-implementation research and assessment;
- Support the project design process;
- Manage a country team of 2-3 professionals and 3-4 administrative staff, plus an implementation team of 12-15 in the field;
- Prepare quarterly reports and other reports as needed;
- Maintain regular communication with the Principal Investigator and Central Research Team in Washington, DC.


- Masters degree or equivalent;
- At least 5 years of experience in a senior project management position in the education sector;
- Experience with design and production of educational learning materials desired;
- Experience managing projects funded by USAID or other international donor agencies;
- Experience with research in the education sector;
- Oral and written fluency in and English;
Demonstrated ability to forge relationships with Government stakeholders.
How to apply
Reference Code: RW_85FNFL-19