Thursday, March 4, 2010

UNMIT, Regional Governance Monitoring Officer (NPO), Deadline March 18, 2010.

UNITED NATIONS                         NATIONS-UNIES
United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste
Regional Governance Monitoring Officer (NPO)

POST TITLE: Regional Governance Monitoring Officer (NPO)
SECTION: Democratic Governance Support Unit
LOCATION: Oecussi (1 Post)
Date of Issue: 04 March 2010
Deadline of Application: 18 March 2010

The Regional Governance Monitoring Officer will work as part of an international and national team in a cluster of districts or municipalities to undertake regular research, monitoring and reporting on democratic governance, including (but not limited to) issues of local governance, public services delivery, electoral processes, media, civil society, transparency and accountability, constitutionalism, rule of law, justice, and security. He/she will coordinate with the UN team in the region and the Democratic Governance Support Unit in Dili. He/she will work in close coordination with the Government and other stakeholders in leading the development partners to continuously improve the respective performance benchmarks for governance at district and local levels; monitor and evaluate the achievements of and analyze the lessons learned from implementing democratic practice; and provide regular reports and updates on all aspects of democratic governance at district and local levels. The Regional Governance Monitoring Officer will be line managed by the Director and Chief Governance Advisor, UNMIT Democratic Governance Support Unit, but should coordinate with the relevant UNMIT Regional Administrative Officer on day-to-day operations.

Team Work- Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with international and national authorities with sensitivity and respect for diversity; Communications- Good interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; Client Orientation- Ability to focus on public needs for government services to be provided in an effective and simple manner; Technological awareness: Good computer skills, including proficiency in word processing and other relevant software packages; Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines; experience in working under pressure; Professionalism- Ability to work efficiently and effectively under pressure.


Education- University degree in law, political science, business/public administration, local governance, or development studies is required. Work Experience- At least four (4) years relevant work experience, preferably in research, project management, public administration or any governance or justice sector; experience in working as a team; experience in undertaking analysis of complex material. Excellent research skills. Languages- Fluency in English and Tetum is required, Portuguese and Bahasa Indonesia is desirable.
The applicants must present:
Application letter indicating the VA Number (N-TL-10-004); 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.
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: Thursday, 18 March 2010

UNDP, National Programme Officer - Gender (Re-advetised), Deadline March 11, 2010.

Vacancy Announcement

Position Title: National Programme Officer (Gender)
Duty Station: Dili, Timor-Leste
Duration: One (1) Year, Extendable
Type of Contract: Service Contract
Expected Start date: April 2010
Level: SB-4
Organizational Unit: UNDP
Entitlement/Benefits: Please obtain from Human Resources Unit

Organizational Context

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Senior Gender Advisor, the National Programme Officer (Gender) analyzes gender issues in the economic, social and political spheres in Timor-Leste and leads the formulation, management and evaluation of UNDP Timor-Leste strategy and action plan to promote gender equality and to empower women in the country in line with the national priorities and with UNDP’s Gender Equality Strategy, 2008-2011 and Eight-Point Agenda for Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality in Crisis Prevention and Recovery.

The National Programme Officer (Gender) works in close coordination with programme staff in other UN Agencies in Timor-Leste as well as the in UNDP Regional Centre in Bangkok and UNDP Headquarters in New York, particularly those dealing on gender concerns.

The Senior Gender Advisor of UNDP Timor-Leste will guide and advice the National Programme Officer (Gender) in the performance of his/her functions and supports the enhancement of his/her capacity development.

Principal functions:

1.      Supports the Senior Gender Advisor in the formulation of UNDP Timor-Leste gender strategy and action plan through a process that is participatory and consultative and that involves UNDP programme and operations staff as well as national partners and stakeholders, with the following expected results:

q          Thorough research and analysis of gender issues in the political, social and economic spheres in the country and the identification, prioritization and conceptualization of areas for support by UNDP Timor-Leste to promote gender equality and empower vulnerable women in the country.
q          CO gender strategy and action plan which translates the UNDP Gender Equality Strategy, 2008 - 2011 and Eight-Point Agenda for Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality in Crisis Prevention and Recovery into local interventions in line with national priorities.
q          Participative or collaborative preparation of the annual country office gender action plan based on approved gender strategy and leading to results at both programme and operations levels.
q          Preparation of substantive gender-related inputs to CCA, UNDAF, CPD, CPAP and other documents.

2.      Tracks the implementation of the gender strategy and action plan in collaboration with UNDP Strategic Planning and Monitoring and Evaluation Unit towards the effective integration of the gender perspective throughout the programming cycle of UNDP Timor-Leste and for quality control of country programme implementation particularly the gender-focused components in order to achieve the following results:

q          Application of knowledge and tools on gender mainstreaming, including sex-disaggregated and gender-sensitive indicators and data, in support of project and programme design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
q          Initiation of gender- or women-focused projects, presentation to Project Appraisal Committee, finalization of contribution agreement; initiation of implementation, recruitment of project staff, and preparation of annual work plan; determination of required revisions, coordination of the mandatory and budget re-phasing exercises; monitoring of project and its closure.
q          The National Programme Officer (Gender) functions at Manager Level 1 in Atlas for POs and vouchers approval for projects under her/his direct responsibility, participates in recruitment processes for these projects, and participates in the RCA review of project staff.
q          Participation in the substantive monitoring and evaluation of the entire UNDP country programme, particularly in regard to progress towards outputs under the UNDP Timor-Leste gender strategy, and recommendations for enhancing contributions of projects and programmes to gender equality results.
q          Preparation of inputs for reporting, including donor reporting, with particular focus on gender-related activities, outputs and results.

3.      Provides substantive or technical advice to Programme units and Operations teams in their implementation of the gender strategy and action plan in partnership with the Senior Gender Advisor in order to achieve the following expected results:

q          Conduct of workshops and clinics with Programme units and project management teams to ensure successful implementation of the UNDP Timor-Leste gender strategy and action plan across the programme portfolios.
q          Conduct workshops and clinics with the Operations teams to ensure successful implementation of the gender strategy and action plan towards gender parity in UNDP Timor-Leste and gender awareness of all male and female staff.
q          Organization of training for the operations/ projects staff on gender issues and responses across UNDP practice areas and operations/management competencies.

4.      Leads the UNDP approach to knowledge management and sharing on its gender mainstreaming practice by ensuring the following expected results:

q          Documenting experiences in gender mainstreaming in all of UNDP Timor-Leste programme, activities and practices, including in human resource management, and drawing lessons learned.
q          Sharing lessons learned, tools developed and other resources produced in the course of UNDP Timor-Leste gender practice with national partners and communities of practice in UNDP in the region and globally.
q          Professional growth through active learning.

5.      Supports the Senior Gender Advisor and the DCD a.i. (Programme) in the creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy  on gender equality and women’s empowerment to ensure achievement of the following results:

q          Analysis and research of information on donors, preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for initiation of new gender- or women-focused projects, and active contribution to the overall office effort in resource mobilization.
q          Networking with counterparts in donor agencies for information and experience sharing as well as collaboration and convergence of initiatives in support of national priorities on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in political or social sciences or related fields of study. Master’s Degree an asset.
  • 3 to 5 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing advisory services and hands-on experience in gender advocacy and training as well as in mainstreaming gender in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects. Experience in the use of computers and office software packages and handling of web based management systems.
  • Fluency in English and Tetum. Portuguese proficiency an asset.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications together with curriculum vitae, P11, and relevant supporting documents to the following address:
Human Resources Unit
UNDP Dili,
UN House, Caicoli Street
Dili, Timor Leste

The deadline for submitting applications is 11 March 2010.
Only short listed candidates will be notified.  Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Ministerio Da Economia e Desenvolvimento, Consultor Nacional ba Desenvolvimento Lei Base do Meio Ambiente, Deadline March 10, 2010.

DAI, 6 Positions, Deadline March 15, 2010.



DAI, a global international development consulting firm headquartered in Washington, DC, USA seeks to fill multiple positions to support an anticipated U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded good governance and transparency program in Timor-Leste.

Long- and short-term positions under the program will be based in Dili, and will be filled by local and international experts in the following technical areas:
• Good governance—including anti-corruption, transparency and accountability
• Civil service reform and public administration
• Policy reform and/or legislative drafting
• Parliamentary strengthening
• Institutional capacity-building
• monitoring and evaluation
• Law and criminal justice, including investigations and prosecutions
• Public outreach and public education campaigns
• Media and civil society capacity building

In addition, we are seeking candidates to serve in the following positions:
• Grants and subcontracts management
• Finance and administration
• Operations and logistics
• Accounting
• Procurement
• Office management

The following qualifications are mandatory:

1. Knowledge and Education
• University education
• Work experience in the implementation of donor assistance projects
• Knowledge and experience in providing presentations and written reports

2. Job Skills
• Strong analytical and research skills
• Computer proficiency (in Word and Excel)
• Excellent report writing skills
• Excellent teamwork skills, including interpersonal and communication skills

3. Languages
• Good written and spoken English language abilities, preference with candidates with Indonesian and/or Portuguese language skills

Priority will be given to candidates with good governance employment history.
Interested and qualified candidate should send their resume in English by e-mail to: with “Timor-Leste” in the subject line.
Application deadline: March 15, 2010. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. No phone inquiries, please.

More information about DAI can be found on the DAI website (