Wednesday, June 2, 2010

WFP, National Program Officer, Deadline June 16, 2010.

Vacancy Announcement No. 2010/TLS-006
The World Food Program is launching a pilot program for the implementation of conditional cash transfers (CCTs) as a productive social safety net. The project will work with food insecure communities in Baucau and Bobonaro districts to identify and undertake cash-for-work opportunities which will result in community asset creation for improved food security and disaster risk reduction.
We are currently seeking one qualified candidate for the below position.

Post Title:             National Prog                        
                                  Officer – (1 position)
Contract Type:   Service Contract
Post grade:           NO-A
Duration:  One year Service Contract
(with 3 months SC probation period)
Duty Station:       Dili ( with frequent  
                                  district travel)
Deadline of Application: 16 June 2010
Within delegated authority, the National Program Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
§  Responsible for overall program implementation and monitoring of activities in the region;
§  In coordination with project partners, lead and document coordination and reporting meetings for the Productive Safety Net Program;
§  Provide support to the Government staff for the development and implementation of cash-for-work projects;
§  Training and sensitization (PRA) of participating communities with government, partnering agencies and community leaders;
§  Work with district and community leaders to identify community priorities in asset creating cash-for-work opportunities;
§  Liaise with project implementing authorities and undertake visits to view project outputs and beneficiaries in order to ensure that progress is made in the achievement of project objectives;
§  Liaise with National Disaster Management Directorate (NDMD) and other government counterparts for project development and oversight;
§  Develop and sustain liaison with key professionals and NGOs engaged in the field of food security and disaster risk reduction working in the project areas;
§  Compile regular reports for the Monitoring and Evaluation component of the project and provide routine data and feedback;
§  Oversee preparation and dissemination of timely analytical and critical reports including proposals for improvements in operation and the scope of programmes;
§  Provide continuing liaison with bilateral food aid programmes, with UN agencies and with NGOs providing technical or other forms of assistance to WFP assisted projects;
§  Identify and undertake training and capacity building opportunities for government counterparts participating in the project;
§  Prepare periodic reports on the progress of operational projects and related government plans, including contribution to Guidelines for the Implementation of CCTs;
§  Ensure compliance with WFP’s policies, criteria and procedures with respect to food aid and other assistance provided through the project;
§  Assist Regional and Country Directors and Program Advisers in all matters related to the delivery of WFP emergency assistance and bring to the attention of appropriate regional/country staff any administrative constraints arising from rapidly evolving emergency situations in the field;
§  Supervise other program staff at district and sub-office level; provide training and technical guidance in their work;
§  Perform other related duties as required.

Suitable candidates for the National Program Officer position will have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in social science, development studies or economics.

Desirable skills and/or experience:
§  5 years of experience in related work.
§  The candidate will also have particularly good working knowledge of Ministry of Social Solidarity as well as familiarity with the Ministries of Agriculture and Health. The National Officer – Social Safety Nets must be adept at building and supporting government and NGO partnerships.
§  Good computer skills in Microsoft excel, PowerPoint and Word skills are required. Skills in data base design and management as well as a basic understanding of statistics will also be a strong advantage.
§  Fluency in both oral and written English and knowledge of local languages.
§  Familiarity with the targeted districts will be an added advantage.

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 :  2 June 2010.




Terms of Reference

Organization: United Nations Population Fund
Organization Description: United Nations
Job Location: Dili with travels to the District
Type of Contract: Service Contract
Duration: 1 year initially with possibility of renewal, (three months probation period apply)
Closing Date: 11th June 2010            

General Overview of Position

UNFPA Timor-Leste has been providing support to the country since 1999. It is one of the UN Agencies committed and actively supporting the national government focusing on 3 Programs: Reproductive Health, Population and Development and Gender.  The RH program is providing support to the Ministry of Health through the Maternal and Child Health focusing on Safe Motherhood, Family Planning and Emergency Obstetric Care(EMOC). CO also supports BCC strategies of MoH working closely with MCH and Health Promotions Department.  Last year as sub recipient of Global Fund, it supported a local NGO(FTH) actively working on HIV prevention among FSW and MSM in terms of Management and Financial support. Currently UNFPA is supporting the HIV in Prison Project implemented by local NGO. As part of Reproductive Health – Adolescent Reproductive Health is a new endeavor of UNFPA CO. It was launched in late 2007 and activities started in 2008. It is for these three programs that UNFPA Timor Leste seeks an HIV/ARH /BCC National Officer.

Under the overall guidance of the Country  Representative and direct supervision of The Reproductive Health Officer of UNFPA Timor Leste Country Office, the incumbent will work closely with counterparts at the Ministry of Health - Maternal and Child Health Department, HIV Unit of the Communicable Disease Control Department, Health Promotions Department and the Ministry of Education Curriculum Development Directorate.

§  Effectively manage Adolescent Reproductive Health and HIV program component within the umbrella of RH Program. Assists in the development of the Youth Friendly Health Service National Guidelines and ASRH incorporation in the Secondary curriculum in the country.
§  Assists in the development of the Youth Friendly Health Service National Guidelines and ASRH incorporation in the Secondary curriculum in the country.
§  Actively participate  in  relevant thematic groups and meetings particularly the Country Coordination Mechanism Meetings and ARH/Health Education/BCC working group meetings available in the country and provide support to government counterparts in strategic policy discussion.
§  Assists the RH Program Officer in preparation of work plans and reports in areas of HIV/AIDS, ARH and BCC.
§  Work closely with government counterparts to ensure the availability of adequate capacities for an effective multi-sectoral response to HIV/AIDS which includes all key government partners at national, regional and district levels.
§  Support the development of strategic work plans for the attainment of government’s priorities in the areas of HIV/AIDS, ARH and BCC.
§  Assists in strengthen the monitoring system available in the Ministry of Health/Ministry of Education for periodically assessing the impact of interventions such as community dialogue and Focus group discussions.
§  Support the RH Program Officer in the management of performance indicators, routine administration, coaching of National ARH/HIV/BCC staff in MoH and help in identification of new strategic policy directions for ARH,HIV/AIDS and BCC as necessary.
§  Focal point in fostering linkages with other RH Programs like BCC, Safe Motherhood and Family Planning and other UNFPA Programs like Population and Development and Gender.


1.      University Degree in Social Science, Nursing or Medical Doctor
2.      Masters Degree will be an advantage
1.       Commitment, drive for results, embracing diversity, integrity and team work,
2.      Analytical and conceptual thinking, communication skills and technical Knowledge,
3.      Good team player with leading vision and change with ability to work independently,
4.      Excellent organization skills.
5.      Ability and willingness to travel to the districts in Timor Leste
6.      Understanding of how UNFPA work is an advantage.
7.      Ability to plan, coordinate and manage multiple activities
8.      Good interpersonal skills to ensure effective working relationship with partners and colleagues.
9.      Sensitivity to partner's needs and expectations and maintain open communications.
10.  Innovative, able to take risks and able to participate in change to keep program/operations working.
11.  Practical solution oriented.
12.  Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization particularly with leading government agencies like the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education and other UN Agencies.
LANGUAGECandidate must be fluent in oral and written English.

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 11th  June 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.

OXFAM, Program Manager, Humanitarian & Advocacy (re-advertise), Deadline June 11, 2010.

Program Manager, Humanitarian & Advocacy (re-advertise)
Oxfam International Timor-Leste Program

Deadline:  Friday, June 11, 5:00PM. 

Oxfam’s Timor-Leste program is seeking qualified national staff to back-fill for Program Manager, Humanitarian & Advocacy going on extended maternity leave.  This is a 12 month position to allow for optimal handover.   The position will have responsibility for implementing the Rights in Crisis work plan (2010 – 2011) in three key areas: humanitarian protection, disaster preparedness and advocacy. As the Oxfam International humanitarian lead in Timor-Leste, the program needs to maintain its capacity to respond effectively to disasters. This role will be responsible for ensuring that the Oxfam Timor-Leste program is able to respond effectively in the event of a humanitarian crisis, and also help to build national capacity in disaster preparedness. Direct management of a team of four staff members will be an important component of the role and ensuring continuation of established staff capacity building plans. Some direct partner management at the national level will be required as well as some financial management responsibility.

Oxfam has been supporting development and humanitarian work in Timor-Leste for over 30 years and currently implements a multi-sectoral program by working in partnership with civil society organisations, working directly with communities and with government. Oxfam employs over 100 staff in Timor-Leste and is supported financially by a range of institutional and private donors.

Candidates must have:

·                     Experience in humanitarian response contexts with demonstrated involvement in both disaster preparedness and response programming.

·                     Knowledge and experience of advocacy work through partners

·                     Knowledge of international humanitarian and accountability standards, including Sphere, the Red Cross Code of Conduct, the Good Enough Guide, IASC gender guidelines and protection standards.
·                Basic knowledge of the UN Humanitarian Reform and cluster system, institutions of the UN system and policies and guidelines related to humanitarian affairs
·                Understanding of the international legal framework (IHL, HR law, refugee law, IDP Guiding Principles)
·                Knowledge of specific protection tools (child protection, elder protection, minority protection etc)
·                Experience using participatory approaches to working with stakeholders, including affected communities
·                Excellent oral and written communication skills. English and Tetun or Bahasa Indonesia. 
·                Relevant university degree (masters qualification preferred)
·               Budget management and report writing ability to a high standard

To be e-mailed a complete position description and Application Form, contact Beni Martins via or +(670)725-8486.   Please note that only applications submitted on our Application Form and received by 5:00PM Friday June 11 will be accepted.  They can be e-mailed to above e-mail address or sent to P.O. Box 152, Dili, Timor-Leste.

Only short listed candidates will be notified.

The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ, Country Manager (Re-advertised).

Timor-Leste Country Manager, Dili – READVERTISED, OPEN UNTIL FILLED

The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ is an international development organisation dedicated to restoring sight and reducing avoidable blindness and vision impairment in the Pacific, Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste. 

Hollows NZ is currently seeking a dynamic leader with superior relationship management and problem-solving skills to lead the delivery of its comprehensive eye health program in Timor-Leste.

Working with government and local partners, as well as major international donors, the Timor-Leste Country Manager will be leading an enthusiastic and dedicated team of Timorese and expatriate staff at an exciting time in the program’s development.  Strong strategic and organizational management skills, as well as a commitment to evidence-based planning are essential.

Reporting to the Auckland-based International Programs Director, the Country Manager should have a proven background managing complex programs in public health or development, with preference given to those with eye health experience.

The successful candidate will be offered a package competitive to the local market with accommodation, transport and health insurance included. Please note that this is an unaccompanied post.

How to apply

Please send a cover letter and current CV to Tom Schaefer, International Programs Director, ( with the subject heading: Country Manager – Timor-Leste. Please be sure to include projected start date. The position is open until filled. Please see our web site for full details of our work and to download a job description

UNICEF, Operations Manager, Deadline June 11, 2010.

Operations Manager
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Closing date: 11 Jun 2010
Location: Timor-Leste - Dili

Purpose of the Position

As the head of operations of a medium-sized office, you will be accountable for management of cost effective, efficient and secure operations, in support of management, administration and implementation of the country programmes. You will manage the office’s operations (Finance,HR,ICT,Supply) related functions in accordance with strategy, plans and decisions made by Regional Management Team and Country Management Team.

Key Expected Results

Partnership, Coordination and Collaboration: Maintain government counterpart relations; resolve issues pertaining to conditions of service, operational facilities and privileges within the context of the Basic Cooperation Agreement; Ensure adherence to financial regulations and rules pertaining to Cash Assistance to Government (CAG).

Cooperate and coordinate with other UN agency counterparts in the UN reform initiatives (including HACT capacity building of IPs, common services and premises agenda, etc.).

Advise Head of Office on finance, human resource and administrative matters providing guidance on all operational submissions for the approval of the Regional Director; brief office staff on financial, human resource and administrative policies and procedures providing authoritative advice; provide technical guidance and oversight to junior Operations staff in country offices and swiftly resolve operational issues.

Coordinate/liaise with the HQ Divisions to support policy formulation in the area of operations; advise on the applicability of new policy directives to regional operations. Make substantive recommendations on the improvement of systems and internal controls, planning and restructuring and resolution of sensitive issues and problems, taking into account the prevailing conditions in the locality.

Establish and maintain all consultative and management committees (e.g. CRB, JCP, JCC, CRC, PSB, and HRDT Team); Organize and train committees in compliance with the guidelines.

Collaborate with senior Programme Officers and country office staff providing creative problem solving in support of programming activities while maintaining sound internal operational controls. Represent the office in meetings with local banks and administrative suppliers; negotiates locally issued contracts as well as in meetings with other UN Agencies to coordinate operational matters and activities, including harmonization of the UN common system.

Represents UNICEF in the local salary survey committee and fully participates in all processes of the salary survey review and administration to ensure the methodology is applied correctly throughout.

Coordinate promptly with the Regional Office, the Head of Office, Programme Officers and other staff in the country office for security-related issues and emergency operations. Provide operational support to emergency preparedness and emergencies. Inform and update all staff members in the country office on security related issues and emergency operations.

Fiduciary integrity/responsibility for funds and assets: Safeguard the financial resources entrusted to the office by advising on and/or managing financial assets, financial planning and cash management activities and by recommending improvements to the financial and administrative management systems and procedures. Accountable for fiduciary integrity/responsibility for funds and assets taking decision on all operational and financial transactions, disbursement of funds, and administrative arrangements.
Ensure efficient, cost-effective and transparent utilization of resources through knowledge and technology transfer between offices and consistency of approaches.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

- Advanced university degree in accounting, business administration, economics, or financial management and membership - or enrolled for membership - of recognized professional accountancy body.

- Five years of relevant professional office management work experience. National and/or International work experience in office management, finance, accounting, ICT, human resources, supply and administration and/or other related fields, Work experience in emergency duty station.

- Specialized knowledge in office administration and management.

- Principles of office management, accounting, financial management, programme management and administration.

- UNICEF operation’s goals, visions, positions, policies and strategies.

- Policy and procedures of operational management, including UN/UNICEF financial and personnel rules and regulations.

- Human resources planning, development, management and administration. (e.g., HR Policy & Procedures Manual, Salary Survey Manual, Job Classification Standards).

- Information and Communication Technology administration.

- Supply operations, logistics and purchasing administration.

- UNICEF emergency programme policies, goals, strategies, approaches and procedures (e.g., Security handbook).

- Fluency in English and another UN language required. Knowledge of Portuguese, Tetum or Bahasa Indonesia is an asset.

Competencies of Successful Candidate

- Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.

- Sets high standards for quality and consistently achieves project goals.

- Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.

- Analyzes and integrates potentially conflicting numerical, verbal and other data from a number of sources.

- Demonstrates and shares detailed technical knowledge and expertise.

- Ensures that team or department follows relevant company policies and procedures.

- Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.

- Has good leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.

- Sets clearly defined objectives and produces comprehensive project plans for the organization.

Re-advertisement. Applicants who had applied previously will be considered and need not re-apply.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and gender equality in its workplace. Women and nationals of developing countries are strongly encouraged to apply.
How to apply
If you want a challenging career while improving the lives of children around the world UNICEF, the leading children's rights organization, would like to hear from you.

Visit us at to register in our new e-Recruitment system and apply to this and other vacancies, quoting E-VN-2010-001013. Applications must be received by 11 June 2010.

Please note that only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted.

In the selection of its staff, UNICEF is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities: well qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Reference Code: RW_85KQJN-12

Plan, Resource Mobilization Manager, Deadline June 11, 2010.

Resource Mobilisation Manager
International child development agency

Closing date: 11 Jun 2010
Location: Timor-Leste - Dili

About the role

The position holder will lead the Resource Mobilisation Team in maintaining an adequate and appropriate level of financial resources (Sponsorships and Grants) and capacity of human resources (both staff and partners) to ensure the effective delivery of Plan Timor-Leste’s programs in line with its CSP.

The role is an unaccompanied post and based from the Country Office in Dili.

Main responsibilities

Country Resource Mobilisation Plan
Country Capacity Building Plan (for all Plan staff members and partners)
Resource Mobilisation Team annual plan and budget to ensure all programs are resourced/scaled-up appropriately
Manage and develop the Resource Mobilisation Team members
Maintains grants portfolio (with intent to pursue more strategic and longer term grants and framework agreements)
Ensures efficient Sponsorship operations and high quality communications
Coordinates the assessment and mobilization of potential partners
Participates in Country Management Team (CMT)

About you

Ideally qualified to University degree or equivalent in social science, international development, international relations or related discipline
Relevant demonstrated progressive experience as a development professional in planning, monitoring and evaluating programmes
Understanding of development issues and critical analysis of child poverty in addition to a clear insight into the country’s development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community development
Experience in Grants management, including developing and writing grant proposals for major donors
Experience of working in a multicultural setting, including networking experience with development organizations in the country and at the international level


Fluency in English required

How to apply
To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter, detailing remuneration and where you have seen the role advertised, to

Reference Code: RW_85TGHR-94

UNICEF, Adolescent and Youth Development Officer, Deadline June 11, 2010.

UNICEF, Programme Assistant, Deadline June 11, 2010.

Ita Nia Rai, Task Leader, Public Information and Awareness, Deadline June 04, 2010.

Ita Nia Rai, Multimedia Coordinator, Public Information and Awareness, Deadline June 04, 2010.