Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Timor-Leste Public Sector Capacity Development Program (PSCDP), Functional and Organisational Review of INAP, Deadline May 31, 2010.

Project Employment

Position:A055A: Functional and Organisational Review of the National Institute of Public Administration (INAP)

Project:Timor Leste Public Sector Capacity Development Program

Location:Dili, Timor-Leste

Assignment Starts:As soon as possible

Applications Close:31 May 2010

Duration:Up to 3 months

Advertised By:GRM International Brisbane

Timor-Leste Public Sector Capacity Development Program

Functional and Organisational Review of



GRM is the Managing Contractor for the Australian Government assistance provided to East Timor (Timor-Leste) via the Public Sector Capacity Development Program (PSCDP).

The goal of the East Timor (Timor-Leste) Public Sector Capacity Development Program is:

A sustainable and effective system of governance and public administration for the delivery of high quality public services.

The mission of the program is:
To strengthen capacity building institutions and processes to build individual and institutional public sector capacity in East Timor.

As part of this assistance the PSCDP designs activities and provides timely access to, amongst other things, high-level short and longer-term technical expertise in areas across the public sector.
Recruitment for the position will take place as follows:
  • GRM will review written applications to determine compliance with mandatory criteria and completion of application documentation (including providing a bid for professional fees) and the Selection Panel will prepare a shortlist of candidates for interview with reference to the Terms of Reference (A. Terms of Reference) and the Selection Criteria (B. Selection Criteria);
  • Interviews will be conducted by phone and the panel will most likely include representatives of the Government of Timor-Leste; and a PSCDP staff member.
  • A decision will be made on the successful applicant following referee checks.

Instructions for Applicants:

All applications are screened for compliance upon receipt. Only those applications that comply with all instructions and include a completed Application Cover Sheet (see below) will be forwarded to the staff responsible for assessment.

To access a copy of the Terms of Reference, Selection Criteria and Application Cover Sheet, please click HERE

Please submit your application to Hilary Goode via email on: Contact via email or on +61 3 8676 6820 if you have any questions.

Please submit with your application:
  • A completed application cover sheet, available below;
  • A covering letter of no more than 3 pages addressing your suitability for the position against criteria outlined below. The cover letter must demonstrate your understanding of the requirements of the position and address each of the Qualifications, Experience and Skills Criteria as well as Language/Interpreter requirements mentioned in the Terms of Reference;
  • A price per month in $AUD – exclusive of standard allowances and reimbursable expenses (ie professional fees only). Standard allowances and reimbursable expenses are noted at C. Standard Allowances in the Terms of Reference below; and
  • Your curriculum vitae.

Applications should be in English and should not contain any additional material.


A panel will assess applications on the basis of technical merit and value for money.
Applications that are assessed by the panel as being technically suitable for the assignment will receive a financial assessment. Final scores will be weighted as follows:
                        80% for technical score
                        20% for financial score

\The final score is calculated as follows:
 (Lowest Price / Applicant’s Price x 20) + (Technical Score [out of 100] x 0.8)
 Note that only those candidates who are able to fulfil all the requirements of the position will receive a financial assessment.
CVs of suitable applicants will be added to the GRM Consultant Database

Ministerio das Infra-Estruturas, Deputy Project Coordinator, June 5, 2010.

República Democrática de Timor Leste

Ministério das Infra-Estruturas

Project Management Unit
Our Roads Our Future – Supporting Local Governance and Small Scale Infrastructure Works

Invitation to Submit Expression of Interest and Curriculum Vitae Proposal
Deputy Project Coordinator


 1. The Government of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste has received a grant from the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction through Asian development Bank (ADB) towards the cost of “Our Roads, Our Future – Supporting Local Governance and Community Based Infrastructure Works”. Part of this grant will be used for consulting services for the Timorese national position of Deputy Project Coordinator that will work under the supervision of a Project Coordinator and in coordination with other Project Management Unit members of the Road Network Development Sector Project. The position is a full time position, for approximately 2 years, with a possible extension based on performance until March 2014Terms of Reference (TOR) are provided in attachment, or can be obtained from the Office address provided in Section III.

2. Provided that you are interested in undertaking the assignments under the Project, you are hereby invited to submit an Expression of Interest together with your curriculum vitae for the services required under the TOR. The competence of the staff will be considered by the MOI on its relevant experience and capabilities to handle ADB projects in Timor Leste. There will be a ranking of shortlisted candidates and the first ranked will be invited for financial negotiations and ultimately a contract will be signed between the Consultant and the MOI. It is anticipated that contract negotiation with consultant would take place in June 2010 and the assignment would commence in June 2010.

3. Your submission of Expression of Interest with the Curriculum Vitae shall remain valid for a period of 45 days after the submission date of 5 June 2010. During this period you shall maintain your availability for the said position. The MOI will make its best effort to complete negotiations within this period. If the negotiation cannot be completed on the said period of time, the MOI may request to extend the validity period of your proposal. You have the right to refuse to extend the validity period of your proposal.


4. The curriculum vitae submitted together with the Expression of Interest will be used for the selection of the Deputy Project Coordinator. The individual should demonstrate:

-       At least 5 years of experience with rural community and/or local governance development projects;
-       Solid field experience implementing community based infrastructure projects in rural areas preferred;

-       Experience dealing with or working for international NGOs and/or consulting firms

-       Experience coordinating and working closely with local government counterparts

-       Good project management and problem solving skills

-       Good communication skills with multiple stakehold ers including in front of large groups

-       Ability and willingness to have extended travel across three districts

-       Experience handling ADB projects in Timor Leste is preferred

-       Basic knowledge of English is required, fluency in English is preferred

-       A university degree in economics/development or relevant experience

-       At least 2 years of experience in a management role

-       Strong planning and organization skills

-       Team-building and problem- solving skills


5. The Expression of Interest and detailed curriculum vitae should be prepared in English and should be submitted in three (3) hard copies only each to reach the following address not later than 3:00PM on 5 June 2010;

Ministry of Infrastructure

Project Management Unit

Avenida Martires da Patria

Dili, Timor-Leste

Attention : Mrs. Jeanne Everett – Project Coordinator

Telephone : (+670) 3311024

Mobile: (+670) 744 4741

Facsimile : (+670) 3311038

Email :
6. It is recommended strongly that you send your proposal to MOI by personal delivery. Electronic submission will not be allowed. The MOI requires that the candidate must certify his/her own curriculum vitae. Both the candidate’s signature and date of signing should be provided in the curriculum vitae.


7. The curriculum vitae will be evaluated, prior to the invitation for financial negotiation, on the basis of the qualification of the individual candidate to be selected. A summary of criteria to be used for evaluating the curriculum vitae will also be provided together with the TOR in the Office address in Section III. It is expected that the curriculum vitae will score a minimum of 75 percent of the total points.

8. Following the completion of evaluation of curriculum vitae, the financial negotiation will be conducted with the Consultant.


9. Financial Negotiation will be held at the MOI Office to be given by the person indicated in Section III above, following MOI’s invitation to attend negotiation.

10. The invited Consultant will, as a pre-requisite for attendance at the negotiation, must confirm his/her availability for the position required. Failure in satisfaction of such requirement may result in the MOI’s decision to invite another Consultant.

11. The financial negotiation will generally request the Consultant the remuneration. There will be no out-of-pocket expenditure items required for the services.

12. If contract negotiation fails for any reason, the MOI will invite another Consultant.


13. In the event that you may need additional information, we would try to provide such information expeditiously but any delay in providing you with such additional information will not be considered as a reason for extending the submission date of your proposal.

14 May 2010

Terms of Reference for Consulting Services

Deputy Project Coordinator

(national, 24 person-months)

The Deputy Project Coordinator will be responsible for the following:

      i.        Provide day-to-day oversight and coordination of project related procurement, contracting, logistics, planning and scheduling, training and construction activities in three project districts. These activities will be directly implemented by the NGO or Firm contracted by the project, and by district level government staff working under the District Administration and the Ministry of Infrastructure;

     ii.        Facilitate good collaboration between contracted NGO/Firm and local government staff, and address any challenges that might impede on this collaboration;

    iii.        Support the project coordinator in conducting rapid needs assessment /research activities at the beginning of the project and periodically throughout project implementation;

   iv.        Provide direction to the contracted NGO/firm and district officials in organizing initial orientation workshops in each district, assist the project coordinator in organizing central level seminars for project progress and results dissemination;

    v.        Participate in key milestone field-based activities on behalf of PMU such as community mobilization and awareness campaigns, site selection activities, initial trainings, opening ceremonies etc.;

   vi.        Provide advisory services to the contracted NGO/consulting firm regarding methodologies for community awareness raising, community contracting, mediation and problem solving throughout project implementation;

  vii.        Provide direct support to any individual consultants hired by PMU during the field-based portion of their assignment;

 viii.        Conduct spot-monitoring of field activities by collecting periodic feed-back from communities;
  1. Provide recommendations for improving project quality, accountability to beneficiaries, and mitigating the risk for conflict/disagreement over project implementation with the target communities and other stakeholders;

    x.        Assist the project coordinator in gathering and preparing information to be included in quarterly progress reports, socio-economic monitoring reports, and in collecting community self-evaluation reports;

   xi.        Provide basic translation services when required.

Typical travel requirements will be to spend one week per month in each of the project districts: Bobonaro, Covalima, and Oecussi, and the fourth week in Dili.

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.

ETEA Foundation for Development and Cooperation, Gender Technical Assistance to MAF, Deadline May 24, 2010.

Job Vacancy

Gender Technical Assistance to MAF - Rural Development Project in Liquiçá
ETEA Foundation for Development and Cooperation

MAY 2010


The ETEA Foundation for Development and Cooperation is a university centre for researching, training and action in the cooperation and development field. ETEA Foundation was created in 2002 to ensure sustainability and growth of ETEA, University Institution of the Company of Jesus in Spain, particularly of its cooperation program that started in 1988 and that has been extended to diverse regions and countries.

The ETEA Foundation has experience in developing contexts such as Latin America (Guatemala, Nicaragua, Cuba, El Salvador, and Venezuela), Maghreb (Morocco) and Southeast Asia (Vietnam and Cambodia). The main areas of expertise are rural and local economic development; regional integration; promotion of developing micro and small- enterprises; and, in cooperation and development policies.

The ETEA Foundation in East Timor is providing technical assistance to the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) in order to implement Rural Development Project in Liquiçá District (RDPL). The RDPL is a bilateral project between the Government of East Timor and Spain that is being implemented by MAF. The RDPL aims to contribute to rural development with a gender perspective through improving income levels and employment of the population in Liquiçá District by increasing agricultural production and marketing.

The gender perspective is transverse to all RDPL activities. In this regard the ETEA Foundation team request for a Gender Technical Assistant to design, implement and supervise the gender agenda of the project.

Job description

The gender technical assistant will work as advisor of Project technical team in Liquiçá District and in coordination with Project Management Unit based in Dili under the supervision of the Project Coordinator. The position for the gender technical assistant will be based on Project office in Dili, located in MAF Comoro, Dili with frequent travels to Liquicá District.

The provision of gender technical assistance to RDPL- MAF has the immediate goals of:

–        Review/analyze project gender perspective and identify gaps and possible interventions according to Project objectives and activities being implemented at field level;
–        Design, implement and monitor a gender activity plan of the project.
–        Support MAF staff in developing a gender analysis in Liquicá District.
–        Contribute to build the capacity of MAF project staff and project beneficiaries regarding gender issues.
–        Planning, organizing and conducting training in Liquiçá District
–        Give assistance/support to Project beneficiaries, especially women groups, in writing proposals (including project budgeting) and preparing regular project reports.

Qualifications and Experience
–         University degree/bachelor in social science;
–         Master degree in gender and development or related fields;
–         Demonstrated knowledge on gender issues;
–         Experience working in development contexts (minimum 3 years);
–         Preparedness to work in a cross-cultural environment;
–         Ability to work in a flexible, team-based manner;
–         Excellent oral and written communication skills;
–         Experience in community education/outreach training;
–         Experience in project design, implementation and monitoring;
–         Fluency in written and spoken English essential with Tetum or Bahasa Indonesia and Portuguese desirable;
–         Computer literacy;

Duration: 7 months (June - December 2010)

Budget: Professional fee: USD 4.400 USD/month

To apply

Interested applicants should email their CV in English and a covering letter explaining how they meet the selection criteria.

Deadline for submission: Monday 24 of May 2010, by 5 pm.

Please send the application to:
Beatriz Marciel
Project Administrator
RDPL Office
MAF-Comoro, Dili 


See additional job listings on the Peace Dividend Trust's blog Serbisu Iha Timor-Leste / Jobs In Timor-Leste

UNDP, MDG Officer - Advocacy and Programme, Deadline June 2, 2010.

Vacancy Announcement

Position title: MDG Officer- Advocacy and Programme
Type of Contract: FTA
Level: NO-B
Organizational Unit: UNDP, Resident Coordinator Support Unit
Duty Station: Dili, Timor - Leste 
Duration: 1 (one) Year, extendable
Expected Start date: As soon as possible

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Head of Resident Coordinator Unit, and in daily collaboration with the UNDP MDG Advisor, the MDG Officer will coordinate all the communication activities approved under the MDG Achievement Fund Advocacy Project 2010-2013.   The Communication Officer shall facilitate the planning, monitoring, document repository and progress reporting on these advocacy activities.  This will include working with the various partners for the actual implementation of the MDG Advocacy activities.

The Officer provides assistance to the overall MDG advocacy activities in the country; particularly in support of the two joint programmes financed by the MDG Achievement Fund, one on gender and one on nutrition.

The MDG Officer works closely with the recently established MDG Steering Committee of the government of Timor-Leste. 

The s/m will also work in close collaboration with UNMIT PIO and the Joint Programme coordinators and implementing agencies.

Duties and Responsibilities

In close consultation with the key focal points of the Joint MDG Fund projects on Gender and on Nutrition, the Monitoring and Evaluation Officers of the lead agencies, the UN Communication Group, and the MDG Steering Committee, she/he will
Coordinate the implementation of the activities outlined in the approved MDG Advocacy Project;
Participate in the development of detailed work planning for the MDG Fund joint programmes communication processes, including audience analysis and pretesting of messages and materials, and to undertake follow up actions necessary to make sure that the plans of actions are implemented based on the approved plans.
Ensure facilitation and sharing of information related to the MDG Fund Joint Programmes.  Maintains and prepares documentation on the MDG Advocacy Project and drafts necessary documents, including minutes of meetings, briefing materials, progress reports and financial reports. The Officer is responsible in incorporating corrections and suggestions from peer review and other processes related to the MDG Advocacy Project in these documents.
Develops and updates, in consultation with the critical partners, monitoring tools to closely reflect the status of the various activities found in the MDG Advocacy Project.
 Ensure effective support to the coordination of monitoring and evaluation activities and reporting under the MDG Achievement Fund.
Ensures effective execution of funds under the Focus Country Initiative for Advocacy and M&E under the MDG Fund Joint programmes, including preparation of administrative arrangements, budget summaries, processing expenditures, and ensuring that other relevant administrative tasks relevant to the MDG Fund are performed up to date.

·         Bachelor Degree in Economics, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Sciences or related field. Masters Degree would be an advantage, but not required.
 §         At least 3 years of relevant experience in programmatic, communications, editorial, and/or publishing fields. 
 §         Knowledge about the UN and RC systems would be an advantage.
 §         Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc).
  Thorough understanding of all stages of communication processes.
Experience in coordination work in related field involving multiple partners and agencies.
Uses MS Office applications, including Word and Excel.
Well organized and attentive to details.
Good team player
Excellent English and Tetum writing and editing skills.

Please submit your applications together with curriculum vitae and relevant supporting documents to the following address:
Human Resources Unit
United Nations Development Programme
Obrigado Barracks Compound, Building 11
Caicoli Street,
Dili, Timor-Leste
Fax: +670 3313534

The deadline for submitting applications is
02 June 2010

Only short-listed candidates will be notified. Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Fundasaun Mahein (FM), Outreach Officer/Media Officer, Deadline May 24, 2010.


Fundasaun Mahein [FM]

Outreach Officer/Media Officer

Outreach Officer sei halo kna’ar dezemina infromasaun ONG FM nia ba publiku. Pozisaun ida ne’e sei maneza material sira ne’ebe FM hetan hosi pejekiza, monitoring hosi utuliza ba distribusaun liu hosi sistema dezemvolvementu ida ne’ebe diak no participativu.

Dadaun ne’e FM nia atividades maka dezemvolve participasaun sidaudaun ho socidade sivil iha procesu determinasaun ba dezisaun politik, lejislasaun ho osanmentu ba Timor-Leste nia seito siguransa. Atu hetan informasaun barak konaba asuntu ne’e bele ba vizita FM nia website:

Termus ho Referencia
Suporta hosi Direktor Esekutivu ho nia adjuntu, servisu sira ne’e delega ba Outreach Officer sei halo kna’ar hirak maka tuir mai ne’e: 
  1. Estabelese sistema dezeminisaun iha Politika FM nia administrasaun
  2. Hatene organiza komferensia da imprensa
  3. Maneza atu  bele hakerek media imprensa/siaran press/ press release
  4. Identifika area iha ne’ebe importante atu halo workshop ka seminar, sorumutu ho komunidade
  5. Hatene halo brosur ho pamfletu
  6. Dezemina informasaun liu hosi radio, televizaun , email website, ho pamfletu
  7. Hatene dezena ka update website
  8. Hatene serviso iha grupu ka tiem work

Kandidatu sei demonstra tuir kualifikasaun esperensia tuir mai ne’e:
  • Level edukasaun S1 ka professional/displina ne’ebe relevante
  • Esperencia  maximu tinan 3 ba pozisaun hanesan
  • Hatene hakerek media imprensa iha lian Tetun, Indonezia, (karik) bele iha lian Ingles
  • Demonstra ka hatene seitor siguransa ho interpretasaun ne’ebe klean
  • Hatene opera komputador iha programa baziku Ms-Office Program Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Hatene halo gravasaun ba video ho radio
  • Pesoal diak no bele serviso hamutuk iha grupo
  • Hatene kualia/hakerek diak iha lian Tetun, Indonezia ho (Ingles karik persiza)
  • Hahalok diak no komprende multicultural iha tim ka iha ofisi/kantor (ne’e Mandatoriu!!)

 Fatin: iha Dili, Timor-Leste
 Durasaun kontratu: provisoriu ba tempu orentasaun nian ba fulan 2 depois hanaruk tuir depois hanaruk kontratu ba tinan 1 ka liu depende fundus.

Vaga ne’e sei taka
24 Maiu 2010

Atu aplika ba vaga ne’e, haruka CV ba Nélson Belo, Direktor Esekutivu Fundasaun Mahein iha telemovel + 670 737 4222

Atensaun: Lalais ketan lakon tempu ba oportunidade ida ne’e!