CARE TL-Consultant for CARE-CD 25 October 2013


Background and rationale

Timor-Leste is one of the fastest growing Nations in Asia, with a per capita growth of 5 – 6 percent per annum (WB). Its official per capita income is USD 1,068 due to its oil and gas revenues[1]. Reconstruction of the country and its economy has been successful since full independence in 2002, and Timor-Leste is today a peaceful nation, having stabilised and recovered from the civil unrest of 2006-7. It is now in a rapid economic development phase.

Even with this oil wealth and swiftly changing economic environment, 41 percent of the country’s population are living below the poverty line[2], and malnutrition an endemic problem, that will affect the country’s ability to develop in line with its neighbours if it does not have a fit and healthy young population now.


Please Download the full TOR here–> ToRs for Consultant Food Consumption Paterns Study

Required knowledge and experience

Essential knowledge and experience of a high order are required in the following areas:

  • Relevant academic background (community development, anthropology, nutrition, psychology, or relevant area);
  • Demonstrated understanding of nutrition and food security concepts;
  • Experience in facilitating participatory activities in the field;
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding on Timor-Leste context.

Personal Attributes & Skills:

  • Proven oral and written communication skills;
  • Experience working with people of different cultures;
  • Able to work under pressure and meeting deadlines;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Patience and flexibility;
  • Commitment to social justice and gender equity;
  • Experience of travelling and working in remote locations and with basic facilities;
  • Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of Tetum or Bahasa Indonesia or Portuguese languages are desirable assets.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit their applications to the CITL Human Resources at, cc: and Applications should include

  • CV
  • 1 page (max) summary of proposed methodology
  • Daily rate in USD
  • Indication of availability

The closing date for applications is 25 October 2013. Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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