Belun-EWER Program Officer-CD 29 July 2013



Vacancy Announcement


Organization: NGO Belun

Job Title: Early Warning, Early Response (EWER) System Program Officer Consultancy

Dates: 15 August – 15 November 2013

Salary Range: $2,000 – $3,000/month (full-time) or $90 – $135/day (part-time), (commensurate with experience)


  • Three months full or part-time position (negotiable);
  • Possibility of extension (funding dependent);
  • The position is based in Timor-Leste;
  • International or national candidates who meet the minimum qualifications may apply.

Open Date: Monday, 15 July 2013 Close Date: Monday, 29 July 2013


NGO Belun is currently seeking a Program Officer to support the management of the Early Warning, Early Response (EWER) conflict prevention system. The EWER system monitors social, economic, political and external trends as well as incidents of violence throughout the country with an aim to increasing early responses to conflict and preventing the escalation of violence at the national and community levels.


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Support Belun’s EWER Program Manager to plan EWER system program implementation according to the annual workplan;
  • Support EWER system Research and Policy Team to plan and implement research activities;
  • Review and edit EWER system publications prior to public release in English and Tetum;
  • Ensure EWER system publications are released in a timely manner to the highest quality;
  • Review EWER internal Monitoring and Evaluation systems and ensure all relevant data is being appropriately documented;
  • Provide timely reports to all EWER system donors including the European Union, Instrument for Stability and GIZ;
  • Support planning and reporting on additional donor funds, as required;
  • Advise and manage the work of all international volunteers working on EWER program activities and provide feedback on monthly work plan;
  • Represent Belun and the EWER program at meetings with EWER stakeholders including representatives from the Government of Timor-Leste, national and international NGOs, UN agencies and donors;
  • Support Belun’s EWER Program Manager with the management of EWER staff and ensure all responsibilities to the project are fulfilled;
  • Support the EWER program team to implement planned adaptations to the program activity plan in response to the recent external evaluation;
  • Support Belun’s Conflict Prevention Specialist with finalization of training modules for monitors and CPRNs;
  • Ensure effective communication and coordination between Belun’s EWER and DAME program activities;
  • Support and ensure high quality and timely data collection and data entry by monitors and district coordinators into EWER database and online map;
  • Support analysis and linkages with the National Database of Humanitarian and Community Development Projects as relevant to each EWER analytical report.
  • Support EWER national, district and sub-district level peace activities and follow up with Government Institute relevant and stakeholders.
  • Support and advise EWER’s Public Policy Officer to follow up and advocate on the implementation of EWER policy brief recommendations with relevant institutions.
  • Additional tasks as required by the Belun Director and EWER program team.


Reporting and Working Relationships

The consultant will report to and be accountable jointly to the Belun Director, EWER Program Manager and EWER Program Advisor.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Peace and Conflict Studies; International Affairs or a related field.
  • Must have two years of related full-time experience in program management with peacebuilding or conflict prevention programming.
  • Strong knowledge of conflict transformation theory and practice.
  • Must have prior experience working in a post-conflict and development setting.
  • Strong organizational, planning and communication skills essential.
  • Excellent writing, research and analytical skills required.
  • Significant computer fluency required in Word, Excel, and Access.
  • Must have ability to work in a cross-cultural environment and experience in a mentoring position.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Moderate Tetum language skills a minimum with capacity and commitment to improve Tetum skills in a short period of time.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies; International Affairs or a related field highly preferred.
  • Three plus years of significant experience in program management with peacebuilding or conflict prevention programming preferred.
  • Excellent knowledge of conflict transformation theory and practice.
  • Experience with early warning systems and knowledge of conflict prevention mechanisms an advantage.
  • Fluency in Tetum a distinct advantage.



Application Process: Interested candidates may submit a CV and cover letter to Belun’s Office Manager, Ms. Meta Mendonça at by 4pm (Timor-Leste Time) on Monday, 29 July 2013. Shortlisted candidates may be requested to submit a writing sample. Non-shortlisted candidates will not be contacted.



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