Counterpart International – Electoral Coordinator (3 national positions) – CD 13 de Maio de 2016

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Counterpart International 



Job title

Electoral Coordinator (3 national positions)


Covalima, Ermera and Liquiça with regular travel to remote areas as well as Dili.

Application deadline

May 13, 2016

Type of Contract

Short-Term Technical Assistance

Language(s) required

Tetum required; Local language and English preferred

Starting Date

June 2015

Duration of the contract

6 months



Counterpart International is implementing the four-year United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Ba Distrito project. The goal of the project is to improve local government’s ability to address community needs and increase its capacity to deliver services more effectively, efficiently and sustainably.  The Ba Distrito project is partnering with the Government of Timor-Leste in support of its efforts to improve services at the local level by strengthening the ability of institutions such as suco councils and justice sector agencies to engage with and represent the interests of citizens at the grassroots level. The goals of the Ba Distrito project are to 1) build the capacity of suco councils to strengthen citizen participation and representation in local governance; 2) improve communication and linkages between suco councils, administrative posts and municipal administrations; local GOTL line ministries and other providers of basic public services at the sub-national level; 3) improve the delivery of justice sector services by strengthening legal aid services and improving district court functionality;  and 4) to strengthen the capacity of Government of Timor-Leste (GoTL), in particular its election management bodies to hold fair, transparent, inclusive local elections and facilitate voter engagement in preparation for the national general election.

With the support and under the supervision of the Manager of the Elections component, the Electoral Coordinator will oversee all Ba Distrito electionactivities taking place in the assigned municipality/region. In addition, to provide logistical support to Dili-based program staff on short-term assignments in the district, the Electoral Coordinator will assist in the dissemination of information, facilitate and coordinate inclusive voter registration and civic education activities, and facilitate monitoring and evaluation of program activities and the activities implemented by local partners.



·         Familiarize her/himself with the applicable international standards for elections, and the relevant Timor-Leste specific election rules, regulations and procedures;

·         Assist in the dissemination of inclusive voter education videos and posters at municipal/region, administrative post/region and suco-level;

·         Support voter education information dissemination through Ba Distrito’s 100 sucos in the relevant municipality/region;

·         Provide day-to-day coordination and monitoring of election project activities and take primary responsibility for monitoring and evaluatingelection project activities in Ba Distrito’s target municipalities;

·         Assist the Ba Distrito project, suco councils, and CSOs to engage in public outreach on voter and civic education activities and to support youth engagement campaign;

·         Assist the project in coordinating all outreach activities related to elections in the target municipal/region;

·         Act as the focal point for electoral grants activities in the assigned municipality, with responsibility to conduct pre-grant meetings, assist with development of grant applications, preliminary evaluation of grant applications, following up on grant awards and monitoring and evaluating the implementation of grants awarded under the Ba Distrito project;

·         Assist the facilitation of suco level meetings in each target suco in the assigned municipality, coordinating with Ba Distrito government and non-government partners as required;

·         Monitor pre-electoral environment, the election campaign and administrative preparations in the Ba Distrito’s target municipalities;

·         Observe election day procedures, counting and tabulation operations as well as monitor post-electoral developments;

·         Establish strong relationships with relevant stakeholders and the municipal and national level, including participating suco councils, CSOs, municipal and administrative post government staff;

·         Drive the project vehicle (motorcycle) for project activities in the relevant municipality/region and take responsibility for ensuring its regular maintenance;

·         Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.




·         A minimum of 3 years relevant experience. Experience on donor-funded capacity building programs or working in a relevant government or nongovernmental organization preferred.

·         Good understanding of electoral processes including voter and civic educations community consultation, etc.

·         Degree in political science, law, public administration or other relevant subject or equivalent experience.

·         Demonstrated ability to effectively coordinate with a wide range of stakeholders.

·         Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and to work independently with minimal supervision.

·         Gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities.

·         Excellent public speaking and writing skills in Tetum. Good English-language skills highly preferred.  Knowledge of local languages highly preferred.

·         Motorcycle license required.




Please submit a CV and cover letter to referencing the job title Municipal Electoral Coordinator as well as the district/municipality you are applying to work in the subject line.  Deadline is the close of business on May 13, 2016.


Counterpart International is a global development organization that empowers people and communities to implement innovative and enduring solutions to social, economic, and environmental challenges. For nearly 50 years, Counterpart has been forging partnerships with communities in need to address complex problems related to economic developmentfood security and nutrition, and buildingeffective governance and institutions. For more information visit

CARDNO – Governance Advisor and Operations Manager – CD 13 de Maio de 2016





USAID’s Avansa Agrikultura Project

‘Governance Advisor’ & ‘Operations Manager’

USAID’s Avansa Agrikultura Project is a horticulture value chain activity aimed at addressing the key challenges of rural poverty, natural resource degradation, food insecurity, and under-nutrition. The value chain approach will be applied in achieving increased productivity along key horticulture value chains that include vegetables, fruits and legumes. Through the promotion of sustainable production practices, increased functionality of farmer groups and associations, improved market linkages, and increased availability and access to quality agricultural inputs and services, including access to finance, the project will aim to stimulate and support increased economic activity and growth in targeted rural communities and districts. Sustainability of these interventions will be supported by work to maintain sound policies and enabling environment relevant to the sector, as well as efforts to increase resilience to climate change and improve natural resource management as it relates to farm systems.

Cardno is seeking talented, ambitious and energetic professionals looking for their next big career move with an international organisation in the following positions:

  • Governance Advisor
  • Operations Manager

This program represents a challenging, fast-paced international work environment that demands initiative, flexibility and a willingness to travel for certain aforementioned positions. In return, Cardno offers the right candidate a very competitive package and an exciting job that rewards creative thinking and offers an opportunity to develop a deep insight into the functioning of the Timor-Leste economy, and possibly beyond. Please note that the rate of pay will be based on previous salary and local labour standards. For further details please email

To apply please send your CV and a brief cover letter in English. Applications should be emailed quoting “USAID’s Avansa Agrikultura Project-Specific position”, to

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. Positions are open to Timor-Leste nationals. Cardno is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to Child Protection in all fields. Successful applicants will be required to provide a police clearance certificate.

The deadline for submission of CVs / Expressions of Interest is 13 May 2016 at 5.30pm

USAID’s Avansa Agrikultura Project managed by Cardno

EIROS GROUP – Tres Pocicoes – CD 29 de Abril de 2016

 Eiros Group

Eiros Group




 Position  Download TOR  Closing Date
Banking & Finance Trainer Banking & Finance Trainer Vagas Tetum 29  de Abril de 2016
English Teacher English Teacher los JOB VACANCY  29 de Abril de 2016
ICT Trainer  ICT Trainer Vagas Tetum 29 de Abril de 2016

CARE TL – Finance and Administration Officer – CD 04 de Maio de 2016

CARE International in Timor Leste

CARE International in Timor Leste


Internally & Externally

CARE International in Timor-Leste – CITL

Department / Project                        : HAFORSA Project

Position                                                 : Finance and Administration Officer

Supervisor                                             : Finance Manager/HAFORSA Project Supervisor

Grade                                                     : E1

Salary                                                     : From $384per month plus benefits

Location of Work                                 : Dili with frequent travel to Ermera

Position Report To                              : Finance Manager/HAFORSA Project Supervisor

Contract period                                   : Until January 2017 (renewable up to 3 years)



CARE is an international development and humanitarian aid organization fighting global poverty, with a special focus on working with women and girls to bring lasting change to their communities. As a non-religious and non-political organization, CARE works with communities to help overcome poverty by supporting development efforts and providing emergency assistance. CARE’s long term program will focus on women and girls in rural disadvantage areas with four priority areas: SRM Health and Rights, Women’s Economic Empowerment, Women’s Voice and Education.

Since February 2016, CITL started to implement Atsabe Rural Development Project for Improvement of Livelihoods (HAFORSA) Project in Atsabe, Sub-district of Ermera. This project, funded by the Government of Japan, aims at improving agricultural livelihood opportunities towards poverty reduction, especially for women who often do not have the opportunities to demonstrate their ability to contribute to sustainable livelihood and income generation. To attain this objective, the project intends to strengthen (i) capacity of farmers in Atsabe to have diversified and sustainable livelihoods in agriculture; and (ii) capacity of target female farmers to participate in livelihood activities. The project will target 22 Aldeias in all sucos of Atsabe.

Job Summary:

Finance and Administration Officer (F&A Officer) is responsible to for ensuring all finance documents submitted by the project comply with policies and procedure and donor requirement, uploading to system and presenting them in monthly project finance report. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting project staff to prepare the finance forms with correct coding and proper supporting documents, prepare and follow up the payment for project staff such as advances, final payment etc, socialize the policies and procedures, verify the coding based on the project budget, correspondence with project managers and donors and travelling to the field base/project location if required. F&A Officer will also support the project staff in administration work such as with travel request, time-sheet, filing, and procurement etc.


Position Report to: Finance Manager/HAFORSA Project Supervisor

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Finance

(a) Working closely with project to ensure all finance document submitted by project are comply with policies and procedure and donor requirement, uploading to system, filed and presenting them in monthly project finance report

  • Ensure the financial transaction for project expenditure are processed, authorized, verified and recorded properly in comply with policy and procedures and donor requirement.
  • Prepare and submit the new coding request to Care Australia
  • Review the monthly report with the HAFORSA Project Supervisor and Finance Manager
  • Prepare the required journals and post into system after approved by DFM/FM

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CARDNO PNDS – Driver -CD 12 de Maio de 2016



PNDS Support Program – Driver 

Job Reference Number

Position no. SS25

Job Type

Locally Engaged Staff



Job Location

Australasia; Timor-Leste; Dili

Job Summary

The Programa Nasional Dezenvolvimentu Suku (PNDS), or National Program for Village Development, is a nation-wide community development program of the Government of Timor-Leste. Launched in June 2012 and valued at $300 million over eight years, it is contributing to rural development by funding the ‘missing link’ to services – basic village infrastructure – and providing jobs and training.

The Government of Timor-Leste (GoTL) is providing each village with an annual grant of around US$50,000 to plan, construct and manage their own small scale infrastructure projects. An Inter-Ministerial Committee and Technical Working Group, representing key ministries (Finance, State Administration, Health, Education, Agriculture, Public Works and the National Development Agency), have been established to oversee the implementation of PNDS. A PNDS Secretariat within the Ministry of State Administration supports these bodies and is responsible for the implementation of PNDS.

The Government of Australia (GoA) is assisting the Government of Timor-Leste (GoTL) to implement PNDS through the PNDS Support Program Phase II (PSP-II) managed by Cardno Emerging Markets.

The PNDS Support Program currently has a vacancy for the position of Driver


  • The objective of this role is to assist with the day-to-day operations of PNDS-SP by driving and caring for program vehicles, and undertaking additional logistical and administrative tasks.

Key activities

  • Transport program staff, goods, parcels and documents in and around Timor-Leste as requested
  • Assist the Senior Logistics Officers in the care and maintenance of vehicles, including but not limited to vehicle refuelling, cleaning, inspection and general repairs and maintenance
  • Operate program vehicles and travel in accordance with Cardno policies and with safety paramount in all travel
  • Assist field staff when in the field with program activities as requested
  • Assist with general office administration tasks
  • Carry out other duties as requested
  • Maintain an ongoing vehicle log book for the trips, daily mileage
  • Provide periodic vehicle inspection
  • Design regular Journey Management Plans when travelling in the field


A copy of the Terms of Reference and Selection Criteria for this position can be found by clicking on the link:

Other Requirements

Please click on the Terms of Reference for selection criteria and how to apply.

Employee Benefits

To be contracted for the period of 12 months


Email your application with the reference ‘SS25 – Driver’ in the subject line to

For further information about this position:

Email with the reference ‘SS25 – Driver’ in the subject line.


Closing date: 12 May 2016, 5.00pm Dili time.

Late applications will not be considered.

Cardno is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Cardno encourages women to apply. Cardno recognizes the moral and legal responsibility to provide an equal opportunity workplace by ensuring that all recruitment and selection decisions are based on the best qualified and experienced candidate who can perform the genuine inherent requirements of the position.

Your privacy is important to Cardno.  It is the policy of Cardno to respect the confidentiality of information and privacy of individuals. Personal information provided by you as part of your application (whether oral, electronic, or written) will be collected and processed for the purpose of evaluating your application for employment.  In order to carry out this purpose, your information may be disclosed to appropriate persons in our offices.  Any information we hold will be governed by the most current version of the Cardno Privacy Policy. 

Cardno is committed to Child Protection, Anti-bribery and Fraud prevention in the delivery of our International Development project and programs.  Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect this commitment and may include a relevant police or criminal record check.

DIT – English Language Lecturer – CD 27 de Abril de 2016

Dili Institute of Technology

has one vacancy for

English Language Lecturer


DIT is providing intensive English language training to all new students in the Tourism faculty as well as faculty of Engineering and Science.

The English Department is thus recruiting one full-time lecturer to join the existing team. It is a six month contract with the strong possibility of extension. The successful candidate would be expected to start on 2nd May 2016.



  • Degree in English teaching (University finalists will be considered.)
  • Excellent written and oral English language
  • Classroom teaching experience preferred
  • Availability to work full-time
  • Keenness to learn communicative teaching methods

Salary:                     $300 per month for graduates

$250 during the initial 3 month probation period

Enquiries:                Marcos Taec Abi, Head of the English Department

Telephone: 77304572


Starting date:          Immediate start

To apply, submit a curriculum vitae and application cover letter in English including some other  related documents by email to or in person to:

Head of the English Department

Dili Institute of Technology

Aimutin, Dili

Applications close: Wednesday 27th April 2015



Commodity Exchange Ltd – Technical Expert on Spice

Commodity Exchange Ltd


Terms of Reference

Technical expert on spice growing, harvesting and drying practices to produce export-quality spices


Position Title: Technical Expert on Spice

Contract Duration: 6 months divided in two phases (3 months each phase) Reports to: Managing Director of CE Ltd.

Location: Aileu, Ermera, Liquica, and Same municipality.



Commodity Exchange Limited (CE Ltd.) is a subsidiary of SM Bark Technology, one of the largest importers and distributor of selected electronic products in Timor-Leste. Given the growing opportunities in agribusiness in the country CE Ltd has been set up with an aim to diversify  into  food  processing,  using  local  raw  materials,  for  the  domestic  and  export market. The company has recently set up a facility for processing a variety of spices such as cloves, black pepper and cinnamon, sourced from a number of locations across Timor-Leste, largely for export.


Spices such as black pepper, cloves and cinnamon were historically introduced during the Portuguese period in Timor-Leste, however, loss of intermediaries and trade structures during the war resulted in a disconnect of between producers and end market and farmers never regained confidence in investing in the maintenance of the spice plants in the absence of a market to sell to. Majority of the spices are now grown wildly in the backyards of farmers’ homestead or adjacent to coffee farms and are mostly managed by female members   of   the   household.   Female   farmers   lack   the   knowledge   on   production, maintenance, harvest and post-harvest handling which affects the quality of spices collected and is often wasted at the farms without being able to realise the full market potential.


To realise the market potential of spices grown in Timor, CE is investing in its supply chain and to ensure sufficient volume of consistent supply of good quality spices the company plans  to  build  a  strong  network  of  trained  suppliers.  Thus  Commodity  Exchange  with support from the Market Development Facility- a private sector development program supported by the Australian Government, is seeking a consultant who is capable of training farmers on spice production, harvesting and post-harvest management (including drying and grading). The consultant is expected to assess current practices at the farm level as well as the CE facility level in order to be able to develop a first-hand understanding of the underlying issues and address them in accordance to the business needs of CE.



The broad objective of this ToR is to identify and select a consultant to introduce best practices and recommendations to spice farmers supplying a variety of spices (clove, black pepper and cinnamon) to CE. In addition to training farmers on improved production, harvesting, maintenance and post-harvest management the consultant is expected explore a few more varieties of locally grown spices that has the potential to be processed and sold in the local and export market.

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ChildFUnd Timor-Leste – Project Manager – CD 02 de Maio de 2016

ChildFund Timor Leste

Position Vacancy Announcement for Project Manager, Youth Employment Project

ChildFund Timor Leste, Non-Governmental, child development International organization, has been working in Timor Leste for over 20 years. ChildFund is looking for dynamic, motivated, committed and experienced persons to fill open position in the organization.

Salary: A competitive salary based on qualification and experience; friendly work environment, team work and opportunity to grow. Good opportunity to learn community development programming

Position: Project Manager – Youth Employment Project (1) Based Dili

Report to: Program Director

Summary of the position:

The Project Manager for Youth Employment Project which is funded by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade through ChildFund New Zealand shall serve as the technical specialist, expert, and a resource person in youth employment and livelihood program of ChildFund Timor Leste.

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KOICA Timor-Leste Office – Health Project Officer – CD 30 de Abril de 2016

KOICA Timor-Leste Office



Title:                                       Health Project Officer

Program:                                Safe Pregnancy and Birth Program in Ainaro Municipality

Reports to:                             Project field manager

Work Location:                     Dili with frequent travel to all municipalities

Contract Duration:               1 year with possible extension


Background of the Program

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has been supporting the Ministry of Health in improving the health services. Under the health sector program, KOICA and MoH are implementing the Safe Pregnancy and Birth Program in Ainaro Municipality from 2016 to 2018. This program is designed to strengthen the maternal health care system and help achieve the national goal of reducing maternal morbidity and mortality ration for mothers and their infants.


Key Responsibilities:

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Plan International in Timor-Leste – Village Saving and Loans Officer – CD 29 de Abril de 2016

Plan International in Timor-Leste

Plan International in Timor-Leste

Plan International in Timor-Leste

Vacancy Announcement

Project                                                             : Youth Empowerment for Sustainable -Development

Position                                                           : Village Saving and Loans Officer

Grade                                                               : C1

Based                                                               : Maubisse Sub-District

Report to                                                         : Youth District Coordinator


Founded 75 years ago, Plan is one of the oldest and largest children’s development organisations in the world.  We work in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty. Plan is independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations”. We have been working in Timor-Leste since 2001.

In support of its current growth, Plan International in Timor-Leste wishes to recruits;


Village Saving and Loans Officer

The Savings and Loan Officer is responsible to provide technical support and oversight to savings and loan activities undertaken through Youth Empowerment programs for social protection and livelihood/business development. He/she will support partners to ensure that savings and loan activities are implemented with a high degree of transparency and accountability to members of the groups, and that the groups are formed, supported and structured in a sustainable way


Dimensions of Role:

·      This role is expected to work across two districts:  two district Ainaro (Maubisse) and Aileu District.

·      Responsible for working with young women and men, youth groups, partner organizations and local community members in suco and aldeia, especially those in remote areas.

·      He/she will also ensure that the savings and loan groups are supportive and enabling for women’s participation and leadership.

·      The savings and loan officer will also support the collection of good quality data to enable analysis and tracking the impact of the groups, and will facilitate the partners to reflect and adjust approaches based on the monitoring data.

·      The Savings and Loan Officer will also represent YE program on relevant working groups and will contribute to the influencing of government policies and practices related to savings and loans.

·      Works closely with the Youth Empowerment District Coordinator in Aileu  and Ainaro district and other YE Technical Officers, as well as with M&E Coordinator and other YE Program staff

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