Plan International in Timor-Várias Posições-CD 20 de Outubro de 2014

Plan International in Timor-Leste

Plan International in Timor-Leste

Plan International in Timor-Leste   

Vacancy Announcement


Plan International in Timor-Leste is growing! We are looking for enthusiastic, dedicated Timorese national development professionals interested in careers with a major international children’s NGO.


Plan, one of the world’s largest children’s INGOs, works with children and poor communities in 48 developing countries.

Plan has been working in Timor-Leste since 2001, helping children and youth to access their rights to education, health, livelihoods and protection.

Plan has no religious or political aims or affiliations. Visit  and/or, for more information.


Plan is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, members of ethnic groups and people with disabilities. Plan offers competitive salaries and long-term employment opportunities for all posts.


District WASH Manager (2 positions – 1 based in Aileu and 1 based in Lautem)

Responsibilities will include:

·         Provide overall leadership for WASH activities in district with partners, District authorities and Plan;  

·         Maintain and encourage close coordination and integration between WASH team and other Plan programs (Sponsorship, Child Protection, DRM, Youth, ECCD and Education) in the district;

·         Coordinate with local government authorities at district level on WASH issues, including regular district WASH coordination meetings;

·         Work together with Plan and Partner teams in providing community level training such as CLTS, HP, GMF training, CAP training as per work plan;

·         Identify and prioritize capacity building needed to partners and community in the district. (Technical issues, GMF, CAP etc).

Skills, qualifications, experience

·         Proven track record in effectively managing working teams with partners and local authorities;

·         Excellent communication and reporting skills;

·         Experience working in rural WASH sector in Timor-Leste preferred;

·         Capable and experienced in the health and hygiene programming (CLTS and School WinS), basic construction and water system design;

·         Good coordination and networking skills with other organizations, government authorities and private sector;

·         Computer literate, especially with Word and Excel;

·         Spoken and written Tetun (and English preferred) and spoken Bahasa.

Sustainability Officer (2 positions – 1 based in Aileu and 1 based in Lautem)

Responsibilities will include:

·         Establish and train water user groups in each village and develop action plans;

·         Facilitate Community Action Planning process through Departementu Abastementu de Agua (DAA) and local partners in each village water supply intervention;

·         Ensure that all GMFs are registered with DAA  in district; 

·         Advise, together with Partner, on GMF roles and responsibilities with clear management structure, including water user fees collection and use;

·         Assist  Partner Sustainability Officer  to identify and develop proposals for small scale water system repairs with GMFs and in close coordination with DAA in district.

Skills, qualifications, experience

·         Excellent communication, monitoring and reporting skills;

·         Excellent community facilitation skills;

·         Experience in rural WASH sector in Timor Leste;

·         Understanding of water supply sustainability issues in rural Timor Leste context;

·         Computer literate, especially with Word and Excel;

·         Spoken English, Tetun and Bahasa.


Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator (1 position based in Los Palos)

Responsibilities will include:

·         Design sanitation and hygiene promotion trainings and develop training materials with  partner  and community health volunteer;

·         Train CLTS facilitators to fully carry out CLTS triggering and post-triggering processes in communities;

·         Support hygiene promotion campaigns and messages through video production, local radio and television, news papers ,talk shows, etc., especially in conjunction with Global Handwashing Day and World Water Day;

·         Develop  district Behavior Change Communication (BCC) strategy on CLTS approach together with local authorities, partners and private sector as necessary to ensure ODF.

Skills, qualifications, experience

·         Excellent coordination and networking skills involving local authorities, communities, partners and private sector;

·         Extensive knowledge or CLTS and hygiene promotion methodologies (i.e. Child-to-Child) implemented in Timor Leste context;

·         Experience with Behavior Change Communication (BCC) for Hygiene and Sanitation Community and Schools;

·         Familiarity with social marketing an advantage;

·         Experience in rural WASH sector in Timor Leste;

·         Excellent communication and facilitation skills;

·         Computer literate, especially with Word and Excel;

·         Spoken English (preferred), Tetun and Bahasa.  Fataloku an advantage.



  • Strong commitment to the equal rights and participation of girls and women is essential
  • Strong commitment to the Rights of the Child is essential
  • Plan does not tolerate child abuse. All Plan staff are selected and employed in line with the conditions of Plan’s Child Protection Policy. These include appropriate reference and background checks.
  • Applications will not be acknowledged. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No correspondence or telephone calls will be entered into.
  • Short listed candidates will be required to attend panel interviews and other selection procedures.




TO APPLY FOR POST: Please send resume/CV, with cover letter and names and contact details of three referees including salary expectations for each position, to Plan International Timor Leste, Rua Bairo Dos Grilhos, No. 20 near Xanana Sports Centre, opposite CNRT Office) or to  Please state in cover letter how you learned about the job – through emails, local newspaper or internet website.

Plan International in Timor Leste


Avenida Nu’u Laran No. 20

Bairo dos Grilos

PO Box 246, Dili, Timor Leste

Office +670 331 2492 


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“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”.


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