Tuesday, June 8, 2010

USAID, Project Management Assistant, Deadline June 18, 2010.

U.S. Agency for International Development

The U.S. Agency for International Development in Dili is seeking an individual for the position of Project Management Assistant for Development Grant Project (DGP) in its Economic Growth Program Office located at rua Sergio Vieira de Mello – Comoro, Dili, Timor-Leste.

Position: Project Management Assistant, FSN-9 (Candidates who previously applied for this position should submit a new Application)

(If the successful applicant does not meet the full requirements of the position; the position will be filled below the full performance grade at a trainee Level) 


The incumbent will face a challenging environment, frequently representing the Economic Growth Program Office. In consultation with Economic Growth Program Team Leader, manage all aspects of DGP activity implementation such as work plan development, activity execution, monitoring, evaluation and reporting. Represents USAID to a wide variety of senior Timor-Leste government officials, high-level representatives of local and international organizations, and foreign donors, including the United Nations, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and numerous bilateral donors. Develops and maintains close and collaborative contacts with the Timor-Leste government offices, such as, Ministry of Agriculture; Ministry of Tourism; Environment, and Investment; Ministry of Justice; and a broad cross section of Timor-Leste society. Creates and manages USAID economic growth for grant assessments in collaboration with the government of Timor-Leste, other USG agencies, international organizations, implementation partners, and/or other donors. Continuously gathers reports on, and evaluates information related to political and economic developments, host-country policies, personnel changes, and other events which could impact USAID grant programs and operations.


NOTES: (1) All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.  (2) For AEFMs, EFMs and MOHs please see Post “Additional Selection Criteria” at the beginning of the “Employment Opportunities for U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (AEFMs), Eligible Family Members (EFMs), Members of Household (MOHs) and Current Locally Employed (LE) Staff Employees” or on the Bulletin Board in HR or on the Website.

(1) Bachelors degree in Agribusiness or other agricultural sciences and/or related disciplines; 2) must have a minimum of 4 years of progressively responsible experience managing international development programs, including project design and implementation, budgeting and monitoring and reporting. Demonstrate the analytical ability to anticipate program implementation problems, as well as issues requiring policy decisions or strategy refinement, and offer innovative solutions and recommendations; 3) Demonstrated written and spoken fluency in English (level IV) and Tetum required.

WHO MAY APPLY: Local nationals or anyone with the required permits and documentation to legally seek employment in Timor-Leste.

HOW TO APPLY: Complete OF 612 (Application for Federal Employment). Application forms and detailed Position Description are available at the US. Embassy Rua Praia dos Coqueiros Dili, Timor-Leste. Applicants may also attach a resume or CV. Letter of application and Completed application form should be submitted by close of business June 18, 2010,


Human Resources Office
Attention:  Recruitment
American Embassy, Rua Praia dos Coqueiros – Comoro, Dili, Timor-Leste
E-mail: DiliHR2@state.gov
Fax: +670-3313206

DO NOT ATTACH PHOTO only short listed candidates will be contacted.  No phone inquiries please.