Conservation International Timor Leste Program- Senior Program Manager – CD 16 de Outubro de 2015

Conservation International, Timor Leste Program

Conservation International, Timor Leste Program


Conservation International, Timor-Leste Program


 Position Title: Senior Program Manager

Term:  Fixed-term

Location:   Dili

Position Description

The Senior Program Manager oversees all conservation-related projects in Timor-Leste for Conservation International (CI)They manage a diverse set of activities and work to ensure that the projects outcomes and goals further CI’s) human development and conservation priorities.  Duties include developing and implementing program and conservation strategies, project design and management, technical oversight, monitoring and evaluation, and capacity building. The Senior Program Manager ensures compliance with CI policies, program and funding agreements, and local requirements.


The Senior Program Manger works across CI Timor-Leste to build strong relationships to advance program initiatives.  They represent CI and work to build alliances with the government, community, and external stakeholders who are critical to the project’s successes.


The Senior Program Manager supports the projects financial well-being by playing a role in identifying program funding sources, and developing and managing funding relationships with partners and prospects.  They works with country program, regional, and HQ staff on proposals and funding initiatives.


This position manages project staff, interdisciplinary teams, and/or outside partners and works under general direction. 


The Key Responsibilities for this position are:

·         Develop program strategies, objectives, work plans and metrics. Oversee and implement program activities and manage technical and project staff.  Monitor, measure, and provide periodic progress and metric reports. Ensure compliance with CI policies, funding agreements and local requirements.

·         Develop projects in compliance with government priorities, donor priorities, and CI priorities and strategies. Ensure government departments and agencies are fully informed on project progress and activities and new project developments.

·         Identify capacity building needs and support efforts to address capacity gaps. Promote information sharing.  Build stakeholder understanding and support by developing fact sheets, statistics, and related communication materials.  Hold conferences and other events to share best practices and lessons learned.  Effectively engage stakeholders including donors, government and NGOs, technical colleagues and other partners important to program success.  Represent the organization externally and serve as a trusted point of contact for CI. 

·         Identify opportunities for program growth and development. Support program financial sustainability by identifying funding opportunities. Partner with CI Timor-Leste, regional, and HQ staff on funding proposals and contribute to regional/global fundraising efforts.


Required skills and capabilities:

·         Master’s Degree in Natural Resource Management, Conservation related topics, or Environmental Science, and 4-6 years or more related work experience. 

·         Program or project management experience, preferably in the conservation, NGO, advocacy or related for-profit arena.

·         Strong technical and analytical skills.

·         Strong organization and time management skills.

·         At least 2 years experience supervising field teams and technical staff including multi-disciplinary teams. 

·         Team player and able to work effectively with diverse works groups in a multicultural environment.

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

·         Success in influencing and partnering with key stakeholders and raise funds.

·         Proven ability to multitask and meet priorities.  Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities and under minimal supervision. 

·         Fluency in English and Tetun required.

  Preferred Skills

·         Experience working on Protected Area programs

·         Experience working on community based natural resource projects

·         Certification or a willingness to achieve certification in Project Management

·         A string understanding of the government and its structure an processes

·         Working knowledge of Portuguese

  Supervisory Responsibilities / Authority Allocated

·         Directly supervise project staff, which may include overseeing the work of external partners.

·         Manages the program’s budget and finances. 

·         Manage public or private funds; ensure compliance with donor requirements and CI policies.

 Working Conditions:

·         This position is based in Dili

·         Travel up to 30% may be required to meet project requirements and support stakeholders

·         Ability to work in remote locations or under difficult working conditions.


·         Passionate about conservation, particularly for Timor-Leste

·         Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines.

 To apply for this position, email CV and Cover Letter to

 Applications Deadline:  16th October 2015

 (Only short listed applicants will be notified)



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