Counterpart International – Electoral Coordinator (5 National Positions) – CD 13 de Maio de 2015

Counterpart International

Counterpart International

Counterpart International 



Job title

Electoral Coordinator (5 national positions)


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

Application deadline

May 13, 2015

Type of Contract

Short-Term Technical Assistance

Language(s) required

Tetum required; Local language and English preferred

Starting Date

May 2015

Duration of the contract

5 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 Governance Manager, the Electoral Coordinator will oversee all Ba Distrito election activities taking place inthe assigned municipality/region. In addition, to provide logistical support to Dili-based program staff on short-term assignments in the district, the ElectoralCoordinator 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.


·         Conduct a training needs assessment for the National Commission for Election (CNE);

·         Develop and update training manuals, modules, training tools (including power point presentations) and facilitator’s manuals;

·         Develop simple tools to support trainees to implement key lessons from training;

·         Develop a comprehensive list of training materials needed to accompany and reinforce the training manuals (such as poster with key messages, videos,  etc.).

Minimum Requirements and Experience:

§  5 years or more experience developing effective training materials for adults with minimal levels of education;

§  Voter or civic education experience highly preferred;

§  Experience in effective rural community outreach;

§  Excellent written Tetum using the national orthography;  Strong English language skills highly preferred;

§  Excellent technical understanding of electoral system and the ability to learn quickly the legal framework governing the Timor-Leste context;

§  Prior experience working effectively as an advisor/mentor highly preferred.



Please submit a CV and cover letter to referencing the job title CNE-Training Specialist in the subject line.  Deadline for applications is close of business on May 13, 2015.


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 building effective governance and institutions. For more information visit


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