Abt Associates Pty Ltd (Abt Associates) – National Water Lead – 19 de Outubro de 2016

Abt Associates Pty Ltd (Abt Associates)

National Water Lead

Position Location:

Dili, Timor-Leste

Position Type:


Contract Duration:

Up to 3 years (with a 6 month probationary period)

Estimated Start Date:

Negotiable, with a latest start date of Monday, 2 January 2017

Program Overview

The Partnership for Human Development (PHD) represents Australia’s long-term vision for enhancing human development in Timor-Leste. It brings together the Australian Embassy (Timor-Leste)’s diverse activities in health, education, water, nutrition, gender equality, disability and social protection into a single program to maximise effectiveness, relevance and performance. This investment in Timor-Leste will work towards Strategic Objective 2 of Australia’s Timor-Leste Aid Investment Plan: enhancing human development. Improved human development will ensure that coming generations of Timorese people are better able to lead, contribute to and benefit from their nation’s economic and social development.

Role Summary

We are currently seeking applications for a National Water Lead to join the PHD Team and be responsible for the following key duties:

  • Oversee and work closely with the Water Lead, GoTL and the Australian Embassy to support their work in the water sector;
  • Lead and manage all PHD activities within the water sector, delivering on sector EOPOs, including inputs from delivery partners;
  • Lead the development of the PHD water sector design and five year trajectory;
  • Contribute to planning, design, management and implementation of sector activities; and
  • Maintain professional relationships and networks with key stakeholders.

The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience in leading and supporting Water programs including designing, implementing and managing development programs. Furthermore, this includes an in-depth understanding of effecting change in service delivery. You will have tertiary qualifications in a relevant field (preferably Masters), be fluent in English and fluency in Tetum and Portuguese is desirable. You will be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to build and maintain positive professional relationships with a range of stakeholders.

Further Information and Application Details

The Information for Applicants document, which includes the full selection criteria, can be found via the Position Description link contained within the Job Details on the Careers page of the Abt Associate’s website at: http://www.abtassoc.com.au/careers/job-search/

Applications should be submitted via email to:

Contact Name:             Mona Khademazad

Email Address:             info@phd.tl

Applications should include a current CV, cover letter and a response to the key selection criteria detailed within the Information for Applicants, including questions of due diligence.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 19 October 2016 (4pm AEST)

We welcome and thank all applications, however only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

About Abt Associates

Abt Associates is a recognised leader in the international development sector. Working with our many partners, Abt Associates implements bold innovative solutions to improve the lives of the community and deliver valued outcomes for our clients. We provide a comprehensive range of services from policy to service delivery in the public and private sectors contributing to long term benefits for clients and communities. Operating in remote and challenging environments, we offer innovative solutions, extensive experience in the region, strong technical capacity, and a proven project management track record. We are committed to gender equity in our employment strategies and encourage applications from capable women.

Note: Please note that this role has been readvertised for an additional 7 days to Wednesday, 19 October 2016 due to technical issues with submitting applications through our website portal www.abtassoc.com.au/careers/job-search. If you have previously submitted an application but did not receive a response, please resubmit your application to info@phd.tl.


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