Monday, April 12, 2010

Oxfam, Policy Officer (Re-advertised), Deadline April 26, 2010.


Oxfam International
Policy Officer (Re-advertise) deadline Monday, April 26
Category: National Staff Position
Responsible to: Program Manager, Humanitarian & Advocacy
Location                             Location: Dili, Timor-Leste with travel to districts 
Preferred Start: May 2010
Application: Contact Oxfam HR to request an application by e-mailing, calling 670-331-2605 or obtaining form at the Oxfam office, Estrada de Balide, Matadouro.   Application form is due to Oxfam office by 5:00PM on Monday, April 26. 
Oxfam offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits, which include health care and pension contribution, paid annual leave, study cost reimbursement and more.

Oxfam has been supporting development and humanitarian work in Timor-Leste for over 30 years and currently implements a mutli-sectoral program by working in partnership with civil society organisations, communities and government.  Three Oxfam affiliates (Hong Kong, New Zealand and Australia) have agreed to develop and implement a Joint Oxfam Strategic Plan with a single management structure as Oxfam International.  Oxfam Australia is the managing Oxfam affiliate.    The current program in Timor-Leste includes work towards four change goals – Economic Justice, Essential Services, Gender Justice and Rights in Crisis. 

This position will develop and lead Oxfam’s advocacy and policy work within Timor-Leste. The position will manage a portfolio of partnerships, principally at the national level, and will work together with civil society to achieve advocacy related goals. The position will help to define Oxfam’s policy related work, and also work together with Oxfam program teams to support advocacy work in Economic and Gender Justice. The position will contribute to the overall strengthening of civil society, active citizenship and good governance within Timor-Leste and will represent Oxfam at national level groups, forum and networks.

  • Successful experience in policy level advocacy work on issues of relevance to poverty reduction and good governance.
  • Strong analytical skills and a proven ability to analyze policy and its impacts on poverty and marginalization.
  • Experience in working with civil society organizations and in strengthening their capacities, both in program effectiveness and in organizational development.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Timor-Leste’s international legal commitments
  • Experience in facilitating learning processes.
  • University degree preferable
  • Able to understand and explain basic budget and financial reports
  • Tetum and/or Indonesian language skills
  • English language skills also required

  • Commitment to social justice, participation and transparency, and ability to role model these values.
  • Ability to work on ones own initiative.
  • Willingness to promote women’s empowerment and gender equity in Timor-Leste
  • Experience with Word and Excel
  • Good written communication skills
  • Ability to build network and collaborate with local, international organizations working in the same scope of work
  • Ability to build good relationship with respective government departments

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

UNFPA, National Programme Officer - Monitoring and Evaluation (Re-advertised), Deadline April 23, 2010.


Post Title: National Programme Officer - Monitoring and Evaluation
Type of Contract: Fixed Term Appointment
Major Focus of the Job: Monitoring and evaluation and research activities.
Level: NO-B
Reporting to: UNFPA Representative
Organizational Unit: UNFPA
Duty Station: Dili, Timor-Leste
Duration: 1 year extendable with 3 month probations.
Closing Date: 23th April 2010

Organizational Context
Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Representative, the NPO- Monitoring and Evaluation prepares a M&E system for the country office and monitors and evaluates programmes and research activities on behalf of UNFPA Country Office (CO).

A successful programme envisages strong in-house capabilities for Analysis, Evaluation, Management Information and Monitoring. The CO is increasingly moving towards delivery of quality services and one pre-condition is availability of sufficient information and proper analysis of the data for improvement in the programme. The CO also undertakes researches either directly or through projects. It is important that all the researches are co-ordinated properly in order to achieve the maximum results.

Results –Oriented Functional Statement:
·         Ensure CO multi-year and annual planning of monitoring, evaluation, data collection and research activities using the CPAP M&E Calendar.
·         Ensure updating of the population and RH situation analysis including trends in key population indicators. Contribute to Devinfo and other joint UN data initiatives as relevant.
·         Ensure availability of programme performance monitoring data through development and updating of the CPAP Planning and Tracking tool; standardise, coordinate and jointly with CO programme staff analyse data collected during field visits;  coordinate the feed-back of data for improved programme implementation.
·         Contribute to Country Office performance monitoring by providing inputs to the COAR results achievement analysis and managing for results sections.
·         Coordinate the availability of high quality outcome and demonstration project evaluations. Working with individual programme staff (Program managers) the M&E staff: ensures that TORs are of high quality; ensures application of minimum standards for evaluation quality; ensures the dissemination of evaluation results among stakeholders and their use for improving programme implementation and design.
·         Manage activities to strengthen the M&E capacity of the Country Office staff and National Implementing Partners: Conduct training and knowledge sharing events; ensure CO staff and partners have access to UNFPA M&E resources and tools; ensure involvement of implementing partners and stakeholders in the conduct of monitoring and evaluation activities (joint field monitoring visits, participation in external evaluations etc.)
·         Promote communication and partnerships:  Provide technical advise on M&E to CO staff and national partners; provide syntheses of M&E results to CO management, key programme and operations staff and partners; draw on technical advisory services at APRO and HQ for support in developing the M&E capacity of the CO and partners.
·         Act as the UNFPA focal point for MDGs and UNDAF annual review and M&E activities

Functional Competencies


Primary Competencies

  • Results- based   programme development and management
  • Innovation and marketing of new approaches


Additional Competencies

  • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners /Building strategic alliances and partners
  • Resource mobilization

Corporate Competencies


Integrity /Commitment to mandate
Knowledge sharing / continuous learning
Valuing diversity

Managing Relationships

Working in teams

Communication information and ideas
Conflict and self management


Working with People

Empowerment /Developing people /Performance management


Personal Leadership and Effectiveness

Analytical and strategic thinking
Results orientation / Commitment to excellence
Appropriate and transparent decision making

Job Requirements:
Academic Requirements:
Minimal Requirement Bachelor Degree but preferable Masters Degree in Statistics, Economics, Demography, Health Economics or other related Social Science/ RH field.

At least 5 years professional experience preferably in programme/project monitoring and evaluation, MIS and research. Experience in writing papers and presenting research findings in professional meetings/seminars is desirable.

Fluency in oral and written English and Tetum. Knowledge in Portugues and Bahasa Indonesia as an advantage.

Computer skills:
Proficiency in current office software applications. Including dBase management, analysis software like SPSS, EPI INFO and programming software like – Access, Fox Pro etc.

This post is open for Timorese National only

Candidates should submit a Cover Letter, Recent Curriculum Vitae and P11 form in a sealed envelope marking “Confidential” and mentioned the post being applied at the top of the envelope, by 23th April 2010 at the latest to the following address:

UN House,
Caicoli Street,
Dili, Timor-Leste
or email to:

Note : May get the P11 form at the security house at the back gate of Obrigado Barracks compound (opposite Palacio da Cinzas) or get the soft copy by sending an email to the above email address.

UNFPA, Information Technology (IT) Officer (Re-advertised), Deadline April 23, 2010.


Position: Information Technology (IT) Officer
Type of Contract: Service Contract
Project: NSD/UNFPA Census Project
Duty Station: National Statistics Directorate, Ministry of Finance
Duration: 1 year initially with possibility of renewal, (three months probation period apply)
Commencing: 3rd May 2010


The Government of Timor-Leste through the National Statistics Directorate (NSD) plans to conduct next Population and Housing Census in 2010. Already preparatory activities for the 2010 census have commenced with support from UNFPA. In abide to strengthen the census office and provide IT support to other UNFPA projects, UNFPA would like to recruit a qualified person to the above position. The person will be part of the Census Project Office based at the National Statistics Directorate. He or she will be responsible to the Chief Technical Adviser of Census Project.

Tasks and Activities – Specific tasks and activities include:
  1. Provide IT support to Census Project, NSD office, UNFPA office, RH project and Gender Project.
  2. Design and manage deployment of Information Technology systems including budgeting and planning for NSD; and all UNFPA supported projects and the office.
  3. Integrate Information Technology systems and ensure appropriate data security and access control, considering both local and wide area network as well the wireless connections.
  4. Develop technical specification needed to facilitate procurement of Information Technology systems equipment and services at the least cost possible and in keeping with rules and regulations of National Statistics Directorate and as well to UNFPA standard.
  5. Identify and test new software and hardware for improving and upgrading system performance, install any technology upgrades as required.
  6. Maintain inventory material and/or database of information, such as computer related equipment, communication equipment, website content, training materials, etc.
  7. Maintain systems and equipment by carrying out routine tasks as backing up data, monitoring network and systems, server and peripherals, running systems diagnostics, patch management and system organization, removing viruses and bad data, etc.
  8. Liaise with ICT staff from parent Ministry of Finance in maintaining standard network of all directorates of the ministry.
  9. Maintain National Statistics Directorate website, and regularly update its content as required.
  10. Provide routine training to the staff working with and under you
  11. Other related ICT assignment that may arise from time to time.

Qualifications and Experience

He/she should have the following skills, abilities and experience:
  1. Degree in Computer Science, or its equivalent
  2. Extensive training in ICT, network, website design and software upgrades
  3. At least 3 years’ professional experience working with ICT
  4. Good communications skills, including the ability to speak, read and write well in English.

Duty Station – Based at the National Statistics Directorate, Dili, with support to other UNFPA project census offices.

Payment and Benefits – UN salary scale for National staff based on education qualification and experience.  

Candidates should submit a Cover Letter, Recent Curriculum Vitae and P11 form in a sealed envelope marking “Confidential” and mentioned the post being applied at the top of the envelope, by 23th April 2010, at the latest, to the following address:

Mr. Jaime Soares
UN House,
Caicoli Street,
Timor-Leste or email to:

P11 form you can take the hard copy from the security at the back gate of Obrigado barracks compound opposite to the Previous Palacio da Cinzas or you can get the soft copy by sending email to the above email address.

IOM, National Programme Counterpart, Deadline April 16, 2010.

IOM Support to Disaster Risk reduction in Timor-Leste

TITLE: National Programme Counterpart
DUTY STATION: Dili, Timor-Leste

GRADE: UG (equivalent to G6/1)The IOM Support to Disaster Risk Reduction in Timor-Leste project takes a comprehensive approach to strengthening the ability of Government actors at national and district level and local actors to better prevent, mitigate and manage disasters. This will be accomplished through institutional strengthening of national and district Government bodies to maintain or develop systems that can map, identify, prevent, reduce the impact of and/or respond to nationwide and localised disasters and support for disaster risk analysis, planning and response at community level.

Position Description
These Terms of Reference relate to the position of National Programme Counterpart on the project. The National Programme Counterpart will be supervised by the Project Manager. The role of the National Programme Counterpart will be to:
·         Support the development of institutionalized coordination and communication channels between DDMCs, NGOs and the National Disaster Management Directorate (NDMD) in all aspects of disaster risk reduction including prevention, mitigation, response and recovery; identify challenges in coordination and communication amongst stakeholders; and proactively recommend and implement solutions to such challenges
·         Assist NDMD and IOM in developing a monitoring and evaluation framework and conducting monitoring activities for Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) programs in Timor-Leste
·         Support NDMD on organizing activities related to the CBDRM working group
·         Develop a monitoring framework and monitor the implementation of the Flexible CBDRM Fund through visits to the field and support to the relevant NGOs working under it.
·         Support the District Disaster Management Committee (DDMCs) to better coordinate with NDMD, international and local NGOs and other relevant stakeholders in order to become more operational and develop and implement disaster risk management plans
·         Identify, develop strong relationships with, and coordinate with national and international stakeholders operating in the area of disaster management including representatives of government agencies, humanitarian and development agencies and non-government organisations to ensure that IOM activities integrate effectively with other DRR programs.
·         Support staff at the NDMD in carrying out their duties, as directed by the Project Manager
·         The applicant would be required to work independently whilst reporting periodically to the Project Manager.
·         Other duties, as directed by the Project Manager

Required Skills, Experience and Attributes
·         Two years Experience working in community development
·         Ability to work independently and exercise good judgement and problem solving skills
·         Strong analytical and problem solving skills
·         Good written and verbal communication skills
·         Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills, particularly in regard to dealing with government and community representatives at district level
·         Computer skills (ability to use MS Word, MS Excel, email and internet)
·         Office administration skills
·         Ability to plan and organise work
·         Numeracy skills
·         Ability to work as part of a team
·         Strong work ethic and commitment to achieving results
·         Flexibility and honesty
·         Must be available for frequent travel outside Dili

Highly Desirable
·         University degree, preferably in the social or political sciences, economics, education or equivalent
·         Knowledge of and experience in disaster risk reduction.
·         Knowledge of English and/or Portuguese
·         Experience in monitoring development projects
·         Knowledge of and abilities in data collection methodologies
·         Knowledge of and abilities in logistics management
·         Knowledge of GIS

Women are encouraged to apply for the position.
Please send CV to Gonzalo Codina Recalde to the email: closing date for applications is Friday 16th April.

WFP, National Programme Officer (Re-advertised), Deadline April 30, 2010.

Vacancy Announcement No. 2010/TL-005 (RE-ADVERTISED)

Post Title: National Programme Officer – (1 position)
Contract Type: Service Contract
Post grade: NO-A
Duty Station: Dili, Timor-Leste
Duration: One year Service Contract (with 3 months SSA probation period) renewable.
Deadline of Application: 30th April 2010


Under the overall supervision of the Head of Programme Unit, the National Programme Officer for Vulnerability Assessment and Mapping (VAM) will be responsible for the following duties:
·         Strengthen WFP knowledge base and understanding of food security and vulnerability issues at country level contributing to a better preparedness and response capacity to protect the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable communities that are at risk;
·         Ensure the use of such knowledge to inform WFP decision making as well as contribute to country level work of government counterparts, civil society organizations, bilateral donors and UN agencies;
·         Contribute to the establishment and maintenance of a food security and vulnerability monitoring system to detect changes in the food security and vulnerability situation of populations at risk;
·         Develop information products to support decision making during the pre- intervention period such as contingency planning and emergency needs assessments as well as support operational planning including project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation phases of the WFP programming cycle;
·         Strengthen the operational capacity of WFP staff to conduct food security assessments and analysis at the Country and Sub-Office levels;
·         Lead and/or participate in food security and vulnerability assessments and monitoring and other joint assessments;
·         Analyze geographic patterns of food insecurity and vulnerability by integrating primary food security data with other sources of data in the Geography Information Systems (GIS) environment;
·         Participate in the design and implementation of WFP programmes with particular emphasis on situation and response analysis, defining the role of food assistance and providing recommendations on targeting of such assistance along geographic, sectoral or socioeconomic lines;
·         Provide technical support and guidance to the establishment, maintenance and analysis of project monitoring and evaluation systems to assess changes in the food security and vulnerability status of particular population groups (i.e. beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries) so as to support WFP programming decisions;
·         Participate in the analytical work of the UN Country Teams and provide inputs on food security related components of the UN Common Country Assessments (CCA), United Nations Development Assistance Frameworks (UNDAF) and Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS);
·         Participate and support the broader national level discussions and policy/strategy development for food security, poverty reduction and achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs);
·         Foster partnerships with government and civil society that build upon and strengthen existing capacities for vulnerability analysis. Build effective collaboration between WFP units as well as other relevant agencies;
·         Transfer skills and develop sustainable capacity in food security analysis and information management systems in relevant government institutions and local partners;
·         Supervise staff and ensure that all staff are adequately trained in order to achieve high working standards;
·         Perform other related duties as required.

Mapping Services
·         Preparation of maps that graphically represent findings from comprehensive food security and vulnerability analyses, thematic studies and food security monitoring.
·         Preparation of maps that support other country-level operational functions central to WFP programming, e.g. logistics.
·         Preparation of maps that provide an inventory of local resources and capacities, i.e. infrastructure, personnel, NGO services, that can complement WFP operations.
·         Preparation of thematic, i.e. analytical, maps for WFP partners in government, civil society and UN system agencies, and to support WFP advocacy activities.

·         Bachelor’s degree in any one of the following disciplines is required: Economics, Environment, Agriculture, Geography, Development Studies, Social Sciences, Statistics, Anthropology, or Nutrition.
·         Post-graduate (Master’s) degree is preferred.
·         Fluency in both oral and written English. Knowledge of local languages.
·         Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word skills are required.

Desirable skills and/or experience:
§      At least three years of postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience in food security, vulnerability analysis or a closely related area, such as food security or early warning.
§      Advanced knowledge of geographic information systems (GIS) and statistical analysis software [such as SPSS], dbase management, and mapping [ArcView/ArcGIS/MapInfo];
§      Experience in early warning and remote sensing and familiarity with the speciality software applications associated with them;
§      Familiarity with quantitative and qualitative survey techniques;
§      Experience in the design and implementation of food aid programmes;
§      Some experience in remote sensing interpretation and analysis;
§      Good communication skills;
§      Ability to plan and organize work under tight deadlines;
§      Ability to work independently and efficiently.

Qualified candidates are requested to quote the Vacancy Number on the envelopes and send or hand deliver their application letter, enclosing their updated CVs together with copies of academic and professional certificates, names and addresses of three referees to:
Human Resources Unit                               
World Food Programme, Rua Balide, Mascarenhas, P.O. Box133, Dili, Timor Leste.

Post is open only to national of the country. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Date issue: 12 April 2010.


UNFPA, Programme Specialist - Gender Based Violence (GBU), Deadline May 06, 2010.

Programme Specialist - Gender-Based Violence (GBV), ICS-10

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect. UNFPA - because everyone counts

Closing date: 06 May 2010

Location: Timor-Leste - Dili

POST TYPE: Non-Rotational
DURATION: 1 year fixed-term initially
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT: Asia and the Pacific Region

Background Information:

UNFPA works in partnership with the Secretariat of State for the Promotion of Equality in Timor-Leste to implement a large national programme to address gender-based violence (GBV). The main programme outputs currently include:
  • Final drafting, implementation of and socialization on the Law Against Domestic Violence;
  • Strengthening the capacity of the Secretariat of State for the Promotion of Equality and other national institutions, such as the national police force and the judiciary, to respond to GBV;
  • Strengthening and expanding an existing functional network of services for survivors of GBV (emergency medical assistance, shelter and trauma counselling, legal and other services) through technical support and funding to local NGOs;
  • Implementation of various strategies to prevent GBV, including a ‘Controlling Violent Behaviour Programme’ for prisoners and IEC strategies in addition to coordination of national events and campaigns.

The Programme Specialist will be responsible for managing and overseeing this programme using a multi-sectoral approach in collaboration with local and international partners.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of the UNFPA Country Representative, the Programme Specialist will be responsible for overall project management in collaboration with the Implementing Agency (The Secretariat of State for the Promotion of Equality) and perform the following duties:
  • Advise the Head of the Implementing Agency on various legal and policy developments related to GBV and broader gender issues in Timor-Leste as required;
  • Provide guidance and advice to the Implementing Agency on all substantive and administrative matters relating directly or indirectly to the programme;
  • Plan, implement and supervise all programme activities, including by all sub-contracted partners;
  • Select, contract and supervise the work of sub-contracted partners, consultants and programme staff to achieve overall programme objectives;
  • Supervise and provide on-the-job training to the programme staff members;
  • Develop and implement strategies for presentation of the national Law Against Domestic Violence to the National Parliament for final approval;
  • Plan and develop culturally appropriate strategies on the prevention of GBV, including conducting national campaigns and developing IEC materials and training manuals with counterparts, ensuring the involvement of all major stakeholders in the development of such tasks;
  • Develop, implement and monitor annual work plans and corresponding budgets relating to the gender component of the Country Programme and revise where necessary;
  • Collect, analyze data/information and present progress reports as required by the Implementing Agency and UNFPA, including relating to Mid-Term and Annual Programme Reviews;
  • Report to the Implementing Agency and UNFPA on possible constraints to programme implementation and recommend solutions to overcome challenges;
  • Liaise with the UN System, international and national NGOs and donor stakeholders on matters relating to GBV in projects, programmes and other activities in Timor-Leste with a view to coordinating activities and possible cooperation;
  • Support a comprehensive approach to physical protection issues, in particular those related to human rights abuse and GBV through participation in UN Technical Working Groups on gender/GBV, referral networks, protection, justice, and counter-trafficking;
  • Build capacity of local NGOs, civil society and uniformed forces by conducting extensive training courses on prevention of GBV and gender equity awareness.
  • Perform any other duty as assigned by the UNFPA Country Representative.

Core Competencies:
  • Values/Guiding Principles;
  • Performance Management;
  • Developing People/Coaching and Mentoring & Fostering Innovation and Empowerment;
    Working in Teams;
  • Self-Management/Emotional Intelligence;
  • Communication;
  • Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making;
  • Analytical and Strategic Thinking and Results Orientation/Commitment to Excellence;
  • Knowledge Sharing/Continuous Learning

Functional Competencies:
  • Advocacy / advancing a policy oriented agenda;
  • Results-based programme development and management;
  • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners / building strategic alliances and partnerships;
  • Innovation and marketing of new approaches;
  • Resource mobilization (Programme);
  • Job knowledge / technical expertise

Job Requirements:
  • Advanced university degree in law, social sciences, or gender and development or related field;
  • 5 years of increasingly responsible relevant professional experience, including experience in programme management, including large multi-sectoral projects, designing and appraising proposals and actively liaising with relevant and potential project partners;
  • Experience in drafting and implementing legislation, in particular, related to GBV issues;
  • Knowledge of gender issues in development, particularly GBV, including relevant international human rights standards;
  • Prior training in gender and GBV issues and their application in humanitarian, recovery and development settings;
  • Field experience in complex emergencies, including humanitarian emergency response an asset;
  • Fluency in oral and written English essential;
  • Ability to communicate in Tetum (national language of Timor-Leste) and/or Portuguese and/or Bahasa Indonesia an advantage;
  • Experience and knowledge of Timor-Leste cultural and political context an advantage, especially in relation to gender and GBV issues an advantage;
  • Prior experience in the UN system will be an asset;

UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender quality, teamwork, respect for diversity, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply.

We offer an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the level of the position. The package includes a competitive salary plus housing allowance, home leave, health insurance and other benefits.

How to apply
UNFPA has established an electronic application management system. This allows applicants to create a candidate profile, which can be updated regularly and submitted for more than one vacancy.

Download the Step by Step Guide to Applying in the E-Recruit System of UNFPA at http ://
Please print out the Guide for your reference during the registration and application process.

Notice: There is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process. UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

*This is a project-funded post


Reference Code: RW_84BMC9-6