CARE TL – Communications Advisor – CD 12 de Setembro de 2016

CARE International in Timor Leste

CARE International in Timor Leste


CARE International in Timor-Leste – CITL

Communications Advisor
SUPERVISER: Gender and Program Quality Manager
SALARY: Starting from US$ 1,126.00
COUNTRY OFFICE: CARE Timor International in Timor-Leste (CITL)
LOCATION OF WORK: Dili, with travel to project sites
POSITION REPORT TO: Gender and Program Quality Manager
JOB DESCRIPTION PREPARED BY: Gender and Program Quality Manager
CONTRACT PERIOD: 12 months, with possibility of extension


CARE is an international development and humanitarian aid organization fighting global poverty, with a special focus on working with women and girls to bring lasting change to their communities. As a non-religious and non-political organization, CARE works with communities to help overcome poverty by supporting development efforts and providing emergency assistance. We believe supporting women and girls is one of the most effective ways to create sustainable outcomes in poor communities.


CITL’s long term program will focus on women and girls in rural disadvantage areas with four priority areas: SRM Health and Rights, Women’s Economic Empowerment, Women’s Voice and Education.



The primary role of the Communications Advisor is to lead communications activities relating to the Lafaek Learning Media project, a New Zealand -supported project which is implemented by CARE. Furthermore, the Communication Advisor will support CARE’s efforts to implement its long term program. It is intentioned that investment into a communication strategy for LLM will increase the reach and open new mediums for Lafaek to increase opportunities for new content development and partnerships.

The Communications Advisor works closely with the Lafaek Learning Media (LLM) project team to create and manage new and existing communication platforms. This will include both digital and print material for both internal and external audiences. In addition to the focus on LLM, the Communications Advisor also works to articulate and further CARE in Timor Leste’s wider impacts, by both supporting the development of and implementing internal and external communications strategies and platforms, including paper-based and online materials.


The initial contract is for 12 months, full-time, with the possibility of extension. The position will be based in Dili with travel to the project sites. The position is open to both local and international applicants, however, the remuneration package is tailored for the local hires. The successful candidate, if expatriate, will need to provide proof of medical insurance prior to start date.


CARE will support the application for work visa for the successful candidate. If local travel during the duration of the assignment related to this position’s responsibilities arises, those costs will be covered by CARE.



The position reports directly to the Gender and Program Quality Manager



·         Facilitate the development and roll-out the Lafaek Learning Media’s Communication Plan, communication platforms, and information sharing guidelines (for both internal and external communication)

·         Develop and monitor communications schedules, liaising with staff to ensure documents, stories and case studies are produced in a timely manner

  • Produce communications materials and documents to articulate LLM project activities, lessons learned, and impacts

·         Produce human interest stories, news stories, videos, press releases and external-facing brochures or promotional materials

  • Develop media and social media platforms and networks, this can include but not limited to blog updates and a Lafaek facebook page
  • Produce digitized content of the Lafaek materials for online publication

·         Support program and project teams to include gender transformative approaches throughout activity implementation, monitoring, evaluation and learning;

·         Actively participate in relevant information and advocacy networks and forums, in Timor-Leste and internationally as required;

·         Support the organisations’ goals and objectives as required, this can include development of organisation advocacy and communication strategies



·         To proactively participate in the APPA process including the annual appraisal, midyear review and regular 1:1 meetings, ensuring that the APPA process (including the paperwork) is an integral component of Annual Work Plans and activities

·         Promote a safe and secure work environment; foster a culture of safety and security awareness and consistently follow all CARE safety and security policies, procedures and directives.

·         Demonstrate an understanding of gender equality and women’s empowerment and a commitment to CARE’s approach and values including ethnic diversity and cultural sensitivity

·         Uphold and promote CARE’s commitment to Child Protection.



·         University degree with at least 3-5 years subsequent relevant experience; or 5 years experience and expertise in technical or administrative fields; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.

  • Experience in the creation of print and /or digital communication materials

·         Quickly absorbs new information and learns new techniques that extend role capability.

  • High level communication skills, both written and verbal (in Tetum and English) including an ability to speak in public and explain complex ideas





  • Ability to work in a systematic and organised manner and within deadlines
  • Excellent computer skills, including excel, word and email, including website design, management and use of social media
  • Demonstrated analytical skills
  • Flexibility and proven team player
  • Willingness to travel to the field and remote areas
  • Demonstrated commitment to CARE values (Respect, Excellence, Diversity and Integrity) and teamwork.


In return for your commitment you will benefit from ongoing professional development fostered within an innovative and forward thinking environment.



To apply to this position, please email your Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae with three references (please DO NOT attached additional documents and certificates) to OR submit at HR Unit at CARE International in Timor-Leste (Bairo-Pitte, Dili) before 5 PM, on the 12th September  2016 (TLT). Only successful candidates will be contacted for interviews.


CARE is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.


CARE International Timor-Leste is committed to protecting the rights of children in all areas we work. CARE International Timor-Leste reserves the right to conduct screening procedures to ensure a child-safe environment.



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