Wednesday, May 19, 2010

ETEA Foundation for Development and Cooperation, National Project Assistant, Deadline May 28, 2010.

ETEA Foundation for Development and Cooperation is recruiting a national project assistant

The ETEA Foundation is currently working in East Timor implementing the RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT IN LIQUIÇÁ (RDPL II), sponsored by Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID).

RDPL II has targeted poverty alleviation in Liquiçá through a new perspective, Territorial Based Approach, based on developing its own territory resources, strengthening local institutions and empowering its population.

Terms of Reference:

Duty Station: The position is based in the ETEA Foundation’s office in Liquiçá, but it is required to travel to the sub-districts and communities (60% of working time).
Duration: 12 months
Direct supervisor: Program administrator of Rural Development Project in LIQUIÇÁ II

Key activities:

-          As technician he/she will be part of the project management unit and will be the link within the communities and counterparts.
-          Provide support in the implementation of his/her supervisor’s tasks for the achievement of project results (Communication, contracts agenda…)
-          Maintain records on national and local counterparts and their respective status (Contracts, ToRs, working plans…) in accordance with accepted policies and procedures.
-          Make pertinent logistical arrangements for the prompt and effective implementation of the programme activities.
-          Assume overall responsibility for administrative matters of a more general nature, such as registry and maintenance of project files and records.
-          Arrange external and internal meetings (including RDC Steering Committee meetings, Technical Working Groups, counterparts, among others)
-          Keeping updated the team with information on regulations, decisions and legal decrees relevant to project activities and approaches.
-          Actively works towards continuing personal learning and ability to share knowledge and experience to counterparts.
-          Translate English-Tetun-English

Recruitment qualifications:


University Degree in a relevant subject (Agriculture/ rural development/ environment/ economics/ management etc).


-          Previous experience in development assistance or related work for a donor organization, governmental institutions, NGO or private sector
-          Experience in rural development, and community based approaches is an advantage.
-          Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc…)
-          Displays cultural, gender, religion, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
-          Familiarity with the internal control framework and results-based management tools is valuable.

Language skills:

- Good in both oral and written English and Tetun language, ability to translate.
- Knowledge of Portuguese or Spanish is an advantage.

Personal Skills:

- Self-motivated with ability to establish priorities and effectively manage time to complete multiple tasks within specified time frames.
- Ability to work successfully both within a team as well as independently.
- Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
- Knowledge of the project area and willingness to live in Liquiçá.

Please send your CV with a photograph (passport size) and an application letter (Both in English and Tetun) before May, 28th via email to:

Ms. Beatriz Marciel
ETEA Foundation for Development and Cooperation

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview. Applications will not be returned.