The Asia Foundation – Chief of Party and various Advisor positions – CD 30 de Junho de 2016


The Asia Foundation Timor-Leste

Improving Lives, Expanding Oportunities

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Title:                                     Chief of Party and various Advisor positions

Program:                          Anticipated USAID Timor-Leste Tourism Capacity Building Project

Unit:                           Timor-Leste Office

Work Location:             Dili with travel to the municipalities when required

 

 

SUMMARY OF POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

The Asia Foundation, a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia, is seeking a Chief of Party and qualified long- and short-term advisors in the area of tourism development for an upcoming project in Timor-Leste.

 

These positions are contingent on funding from USAID.

 

Chief of Party

  • Chief of Party candidates must have an advanced degree in international development, social science, public policy, business, or another relevant field of study.
  • A minimum of five years of experience as a Chief of Party or Project Director on a tourism development, institutional strengthening, economic reform, or private sector development project.
  • Minimum of ten years of experience managing large, complex donor-funded projects; USG or especially USAID experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated capabilities in high-level strategic visioning and leadership, and experience in working effectively with senior government officials/agencies, civil society, USAID, local and national government authorities, the private sector, or other development partners and donors.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing research initiatives and drawing on research to facilitate the development and implementation of evidence-based policies.
  • Proven technical and managerial experience and skills, preferably in Timor-Leste and/or Southeast Asia/the Pacific.
  • Demonstrated leadership and administrative skills in program management, including managing budgets and personnel, motivating and supervising team efforts, and leading and supervising multi- cultural and multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Proven effectiveness in relationships with counterparts, partners, and clients is required.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Strong preference to candidates with specific experience and expertise in the tourism sector including but not limited to:
    • the development and management of public-private partnerships;
    • working with counterparts within government tourism ministries on strengthening of institutional capacity; and
    • engaging with communities on both eco- and community-based tourism initiatives.
  • Knowledge or experience of the tourism sector in Timor-Leste is strongly preferred.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English required.
  • Tetum, Portuguese, or Bahasa Indonesia language capacity preferred.

 

Tourism Policy Advisor (Long Term)

  • Experience working with government institutions in producing policies, supporting legislation, providing guidance, and addressing policy reforms in the tourism sector and experience in the areas of tourism investment and finance. Advisor will need in-depth experience related to the policy and governance frameworks needed for success.
  • Knowledge and experience of the political, social, and environmental issues related to tourism development, particularly in Timor-Leste and/or Southeast Asia.
  • Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study.
  • A minimum of five years of demonstrated experience working with government, civil society, and the private sector, preferably in Timor-Leste.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills required.
  • Experience working in Timor-Leste and/or Southeast Asia preferred.
  • Knowledge or experience in tourism sector in Timor-Leste preferred.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English; proficiency in Tetum or Portuguese.

 

Public-Private Partnership Advisor (Long Term)

 

  • Proven experience and track record in identifying, developing, and sustaining potential public-private partnerships in the tourism sector; and strong ability to collaborate effectively with private sector, government entities, international donors, and other US government partners.
  • Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study.
  • Minimum of five years of demonstrated experience on tourism initiatives, preferably in Timor-Leste and/or Southeast Asia.
  • A minimum of five years of demonstrated experience working with government, civil society, and the private sector, preferably in Timor-Leste.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills required.
  • Experience working in Timor-Leste and/or Southeast Asia preferred.
  • Knowledge or experience in tourism sector in Timor-Leste preferred.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English; proficiency in Tetum or Portuguese.

 

Short-Term Advisors—The Asia Foundation is also looking for short-term advisors with expertise in the following areas: tourism promotion; hospitality/tourism workforce development; transportation; eco-tourism; agri-tourism; historical tourism; cultural and community-based tourism; adventure tourism; and tourism financing and investment.

 

Essential Skills

  • Must be able to demonstrate an understanding of value systems, traditions, social norms, and practices of different cultures and religions.
  • Excellent consulting skills will be required including: communication, both oral and written, consensus building, and team facilitation, all with an emphasis on results and cultural sensitivity.

 

 

The Asia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages women to apply.

 

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and an updated CV addressed to psds.consultants@asiafoundation.org with the position listed in the subject line before or by 30 June 2016 at 05.00 PM. No phone calls, please.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.


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