CARE TL-Gender Coordinator-CD 27 September 2013




Internally & Externally

CARE International in Timor- Leste – CITL



Job Title                               Gender Coordinator

Grade                                   B1

Reports to                           Program Quality Unit Manager

Works with                        Program Quality Unit, Gender Focal Points, CARE Australia Gender Advisor and Senior Program Quality Advisor

Location                               Based in Dili, with frequent travel to field locations

Contract duration            9 months with possibility of multi-year extension



About the Role:

In 2013 CARE International in Timor-Leste developed a Gender and Women’s Empowerment Strategy (2015 – 2018) which outline’s CARE’s goal to become an organisation that actively and effectively promotes gender equality and women’s empowerment with women, men, boys and girls in Timor-Leste, with our partners and within our organisation.

The Gender Advisor is responsible for supporting the CARE International in Timor-Leste Country Office to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment throughout our project and program work, within our organisation and with our partners. CARE International in Timor-Leste’s Gender and Women’s Empowerment Strategy (2015 – 2018) provides the guiding framework for this work and directly informs the Gender Advisor’s work-plan.


Specific roles and responsibilities of the Gender Advisor are:


  • Coordinate the implementation of CARE International in Timor-Leste’s Gender and Women’s Empowerment Strategy, including six-monthly reporting to the Senior Management Team
  • Support program and project teams to include gender transformative approaches throughout activity implementation, monitoring, evaluation and learning
  • Provide coaching and training support on women’s empowerment and gender to staff
  • Coordinate CARE’s Gender Working Group and Gender Focal Points
  • Facilitate gender and women’s empowerment training with CARE and partner staff
  • Actively contribute to relevant networks and forums, in Timor-Leste and regionally
  • Maintain an awareness of CARE work on gender internationally and in the region

Other responsibility:

  • Safety and Security:
    Promote a safe and secure work environment; foster a culture of safety and security awareness; and ensure consistent application of, and compliance with, CARE Timor-Leste safety and security policies and procedures.”

Knowledge & Experience Required.


  • Minimum University diploma with relevant education background
  • Knowledge about or interest in gender issues in Timor-Leste and a commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment
  • Demonstrated analytical skills
  • Good English language skills
  • High level communication skills, both written and verbal (in Tetum and English) including an ability to speak in public and explain complex ideas

Skills & Personal attributes


  • Ability to work in a systematic and organised manner and within deadlines.
  • Excellent computer skills, including excel, word and email
  • Flexibility and proven team player
  • Willingness to travel to the field and remote areas on a frequent basis
  • Demonstrated commitment to CARE values (Respect, Excellence, Diversity and Integrity) and teamwork.


For those who are interested for this position, please submit the signed application letter with maximum 500 words and Curriculum Vitae with two references (Please DO NOT attached the other documents) to HR Unit, CARE International Timor-Leste, Bairro Pite Dili, OR by email The closing date for applications is 27 September 2013 at 5PM. Only the short listed applicant will be contacted for the interview.


CARE is an equal opportunity employer. Women are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.


“CARE International Timor-Leste is committed to protecting the rights of children in all areas we work. Applicants are advised that CARE International Timor-Leste reserves the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure a child-safe environment”.




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