Monday, February 22, 2010

The Timor-Leste Police Development Program (TLPDP), Training Facilitator, Deadline March 01, 2010.


DURATION: A total of X working days, performed over a period of two months

EXPECTED START DATE: February 22, 2010.


The Timor-Leste Police Development Program (TLPDP) is seeking the services of a qualified facilitator to lead the discussion with PNTL officers in the focus groups. TLPDP is an Australian Federal Police managed capacity development initiative.

The program has been tasked with developing and assisting in the delivery of training courses for senior officers of the PNTL, specifically in the areas of supervision, leadership and management. 

The TLPDP will glean the raw material for the course by holding a series of focus group interviews with senior officers working out of the 13 districts and 13 units of the PNTL. The focus group interviews will provide raw data/information for officers to enable the development of appropriate and relevant course material.

Focus group interviews are scheduled to commence March 2, 2010 and conclude XXXX The language to be used in the focus groups is Tetun.

Description of responsibilities
  • Working with TLPDP staff, become familiar with appropriate law and regulations as pertain to PNTL
  • Work with TLPDP staff to develop a series of issue areas to be probed in focus group interviews. These could include, for example, Community Policing, Incident Management, Operational planning Finance and budget management, District/Station management, In station members development
  • Facilitate X meetings with PNTL officers according to a pre-determined series of issue areas
  • Provide a briefing to TLPDP colleagues on key issues emerging from each focus group discussion


  • X focus groups delivered
  • An ‘end of assignment’ report noting key outcomes from each meeting conducted

Qualifications and professional experience

Three years of professional experience in leading training, facilitation and mentoring activities,
-Bacheler’s or above degree in conflict resolution, education or related fields is an advantage;
-Demonstrated experience in peace and conflict issues; experience in working with police an advantage
-Experience in conflict-sensitive project/process management is an advantage;
-Previous relevant experience in Timor-Leste, and familiarity with facilitation techniques, is essential;
-Fluency in spoken and written Tetun language is required. A good command of English is useful.
-Excellent inter-personal and communication skills;

Candidates should be nationals of Timor-Leste.

MercyCorps, Drivers (2 Posts), Deadline March 01, 2010.


Mercy Corps is an International Non-Governmental, humanitarian Organization, working in more than 40 countries around the world. Mercy Corps exists to alleviate suffering; poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive just communities. Mercy Corps has been working in Timor Leste since 2005, with current programming focusing on Youth Capacity building, Environment, and agricultural livelihoods. The new European Commission funded SECURE program will target 4,500 chronically food insecure rural households in four sub-districts of Ainaro and Manufahi Districts with an emphasis on small-scale farmers and extension workers. Mercy Corps will work with 4500 farmers, 59 Agriculture Extension workers of the Ministry of Agriculture, and women groups over a period of 3.5 years with particular focus on the food crops such as cassava, maize, and rice and the cash crop, coffee. The overall objective is improved agricultural production and storage and development of market linkages for food insecure communities while increasing household resource management skills for more stability against shocks.


[Describe overview of job missioGENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:

The driver will provide safe, transport services for MC program and support staff in the described AOR (Area of Responsibility). The driver will adhere to all traffic and MC safety rules and follow the transport guidelines required by the MC transport department.

  • Operate MC vehicles as assigned by supervisor;
  • Maintain vehicle log-sheets in accordance with MC policies/regulations;
  • Check the vehicle conditions after each trip/routinely – report needs and problems to transport management;
  • Adhere to all safety and communication protocols as advised by Mercy Corps and supervisor;
  • Responsible for the safekeeping of all vehicle equipment, tools, first aid kits, spares etc.;
  • Keep the vehicle ready, clean and on standby – ready for  use at all times;
  • Assist, as required, with logistics in the office and guesthouse daily workloads;
  • Cooperate and be of assistance to staff and visitors – assist in troubleshooting potential problems during daily business;
  • Report all maintenance needs of the vehicle to transport management on a regular basis;
  • Undertake field assignments as assigned;
  • Work night shifts at MC guesthouses – as assigned by Supervisor with the understanding these are 12 hour shifts;
  • Adherence to all MC policies and procedures as outlined in MC policies and procedure manuals;
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission in country of operation;
  • Other duties as assigned.


Valid drivers license and experience driving 4x4 vehicles. Must respect and adhere to all safety and traffic rules. Basic understanding of English and fluency in all local languages is required. Knowledge of routes, duty stations, project areas, the NGO and diplomatic community is required

Interested candidates can submit their CVs and applications at Mercy Corps’ office on below address, or by e-mail to:

Rua de Nu Laran, Biro Dos Grilhos
Dili, Timor Leste.
Last date for submitting applications is March 01st, 2010.

AusAID, Administration/Small Grant Officer, Deadline March 01, 2010.

Paz Y Desarrollo, Tekniku Programa Jeneru, Deadline March 12, 2010.

Ministerio Da Educasaun, Professional de Apoio ao Gabinete do Secretario de Estado da Cultura, Deadline February 28, 2010.

UNDP, Communications Analyst (Information, Education & Communications), Deadline March 01, 2010.


Location: Dili, Timor Leste
Application Deadline: 01-Mar-10
Type of Contract: FTA International
Languages Required: English   Portuguese
Starting Date: (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 03-May-2010
Duration of Initial Contract: 1 Year
Expected Duration of Assignment: 2 Years

The Local Governance Support Programme (LGSP) is a joint UNDP-UNCDF endeavour, building upon the achievements of two previous projects in the area of decentralization and local governance. LGSP has the primary objective of supporting the establishment of a fully-fledged and effective local government system in Timor-Leste, and will do so by:
  • Providing policy-relevant lessons from pilot activities;
  • Assisting the Government in formulating a comprehensive legal and regulatory framework for local government; and;
  • Supporting implementation of local government reforms (incl civic education for local governance)
Through achieving its primary objective, LGSP will thus contribute towards improving infrastructure and service delivery, thus fostering democratic governance and reducing poverty in Timor-Leste. The programme commenced in early 2007 and will operate until 2011.

The Local Government Support Programme in collaboration with the Ministry of State Administration and Territorial Management (MSATM) began in 2008 to incorporate a communications strategy for information dissemination and increased awareness of the decentralization process. A communications unit has been established in the Ministry with the mandate of creating and disseminating information about the decentralization pilot programs and the work of the Ministry towards establishing local government.  Increasing awareness in rural areas, however, remains an ongoing priority for the project as legislation on local government nears completion. Civic education, especially, will become a critical area in the run-up to any decentralization reforms. Therefore, LGSP will continue to support MSATM in promoting communications and outreach efforts associated with the decentralization process through the position of an Information, Education & Communications Analyst.

Duties and Responsibilities


Objectives of the Assignment::  support the development of communications material, design and implementation of a civic education campaign and guide and train the staff of the communications unit and ensure that communication and civic education becomes a sustainable component of the decentralization effort.

The Information, Education & Communications Analyst will:
  • Support LGSP and MSATM in the design of communications material (incl. monthly bulletin, website, flyers, etc.) on local governance and the decentralization process, which are accessible in both content and language to the general population;
  • Support the revision and implementation of a communications and civic education campaign to both raise general public awareness of the new governance system but also promote active community participation in local government for an increased awareness of and participation in the decentralization process;
  • Coordinate with relevant stakeholders in the country to ensure widespread implementation of civic education materials;
  • Guide and train the staff of the communications unit to ensure long-term sustainability of all communication activities to implement the strategic plan for the development and ensure long-term sustainability of the Communications Unit within MSATM. Support the development of capacity-building materials for
  •  LGSP and MSATM staff;
  • Assist in the design and implementation of regular M&E systems for the Communications Unit and the impact of government communications in cooperation with MSATM and the GoTL incl. a regular media monitoring (both local and international) to maintain awareness of all information being produced by the Government;;
  • Any other duties as required.


The Information, Education & Communications Analyst will be expected to deliver the following outputs:
  • Develop a revised communication and civic educations strategy (incl. stakeholder analysis) and implementation plan for MSATM with regards to the decentralization process and on local government structures and functions of districts/municipalities in the context of decentralization, following municipal elections;
  • Design public/civil educational information about local governance and decentralization;
  • Design and implement regular monitoring and evaluation systems for the communications unit;
  • Monitor regular media channels for the government;
  • Support the development of capacity-building materials for LGSP and MSATM from a communications perspective

This is expected to positively impact LGSP’s and MSATM’s communication and public outreach work and, overall, the decentralization process in general through improved awareness and participation of citizens in the process.


 Corporate Competencies:
  •  Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards
  •  Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNCDF/UNDP
  •  Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  •  Treats all people fairly without favoritism

Functional Competencies:
Knowledge Management and Learning:
  • Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the office
  • In-depth knowledge on development issues
  • Ability to advocate and provide policy advice
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills

Development and Operational Effectiveness:
  • Strong organisational development, coordination and report writing skills
  • Previous experience in website management is desirable
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word & Publisher and Adobe products or other publishing/graphic design software required
  • Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting
  • Strong IT skills

Management and Leadership:
  • Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback
  • Leads teams effectively
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills
  • Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Master’s degree in communication, journalism, civic education, international relations, political science, or related fields

  • At least 2 years of professional experience in the area of designing and implementing communications and civic education campaigns in developing countries
  • Experience in capacity development or training in media and communications
  • Strong drafting and report writing skills essential
  • Understanding of and experience in the area of decentralization and (local) governance would be considered a strong asset
  • Prior experience working in Timor-Leste and experience working with the Government of Timor-Leste is considered an advantage

Language Requirements:
  • Fluency in English required
  • Portuguese or Bahasa Indonesian language skills considered an asset
  • Tetun language skills considered a strong asset, otherwise, willingness to learn required for the position

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

CWS, Technical Project Officer and Driver, Deadline March 03, 2010.


CWS Timor Leste is kindly advertising the vacancy announcement for following positions with deadline date 03 March 2010 at the latest.

CWS Timor Leste is currently looking for suitably qualified and experienced East Timorese Nationals the following posts:

1.      Technical Project Officer, 1 post will be offered


§         A Completion of Diploma or Higher Degree  of Agriculture or Social Economy  
    • At least 2 years proven experience on Agriculture and/or livelihood based project (Having facilitation and leadership skill and training experience is an advantage) 
    • Analytical and conceptual ability; communication, planning and monitoring area
    • Ability to organize work & projects
    • Have a good project financial & project monitoring and reporting skills (is an advantage)
    • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to communicate or negotiate
    • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships as a part of a team work
    • Good command of both written and spoken English is essential
    • Proficiency with word processing & spreadsheet
    • Willing to travel and work frequently in the field

2.      Driver, 1 post will be offered
§         Minimum completion of High School, hold a driver’s license    
    • At least 2 years proven driving experience, including driving to districts with a minimum skill of car repair 
    • Knowledge of local conditions in Timor Leste
    • Good record of safe driving
    • Initiative, reliable and punctual
    • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships as a part of a team work
    • Good command of both written and spoken English is desirable
    • Willing to travel and work frequently in the field

Please send your application by email to:
An application should include a cover letter and references, contact number and expected gross salary. For further information, please visit our office in Mascarenhas (beside Vera Cruz District Office) or contact:            3 317289 / 730 5841 at office hours.

Only short listed candidate will be contacted.