Partnership for Human Development – Communications Consultant – 23 de Janeiro de 2017

Communications Consultant

35 input days (as soon as possible to 10 March 2017)

Dili, Timor-Leste


The Program

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’s (Timor Leste) diverse activities in health, education, water, sanitation, 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.

The Position

The Program will officially launch in early March 2017. The launch will involve a number of communications products and activities, including a large launch event with a range of key stakeholders and beneficiaries of the program. Communications products will include a series of videos to promote the benefits of the program, as well as a number of printed and multimedia materials. The management of a post-launch engagement strategy will also be required.

To support the launch, PHD requires the services of a Communications Specialist to manage the development of communication products and activities. The Specialist will be required to manage relationships with PHD partners and beneficiaries, as well as external suppliers. The specialist may also be required to liaise directly with the Australian Embassy, with senior management and internal operational staff to support the development of communication products such as logistics, events, translation, finance and procurement.

The ideal candidate will have:

·         Substantial communications experience, particularly in managing communications projects and events

·         Proficiency in Tetum and English, with knowledge of the Timor-Leste context and Australian aid programs

·         Highly organised and able to arrange meetings with stakeholders, with experience  developing questions and conducting interviews

·         Advanced communication and writing skills, photography and social media skills together with an understanding of basic video production scheduling and terminology

·         Event management experience.

Further Information and How to Apply

A detailed position description can be viewed online via this link

Applications can be lodged through email – please insert the job title in the email subject heading.  All applications are to include a cover letter and up to date CV.

We welcome all applications, however due to the high volume of applications received, we regret that only shortlisted candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Closing date: Monday 23 January 2017 (midnight AEST)

Abt Associates

Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research, evaluation and implementing programs in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and was named one of the 40 international development innovators. The company has offices in the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom, with program offices in more than 50 countries.


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