Jesuit Social Service – Part-time Researcher – Writer – CD 04 de Juno de 2017

Jesuit Social Service – Timor Leste (JSS)

Jesuit Social Service – Timor Leste (JSS)



Part-time Researcher – Writer

Hiring Notice on behalf of:

Pontifical Missionary Union (Vatican City)  (

FIDES news agency (Vatican City) (


Background of the project:

The is a great interest in the Catholic Church to know about the situation of the youth in Asia today.  Timor Leste is selected as one of the focus country for research as the country has a wide Catholic base and the population is composed of dynamic young people.  The project calls for papers to form part of the book entitled:  “Youth in Asia: challenges and perspectives.”

The purpose is to give a picture of the situation, needs and expectation of youth in Asian countries, in order to provide a solid material for the discernment of the Pope, the clergy, the cardinals, the bishops who are going to gather for the upcoming Synod on the Youth (October 2018).

The book is composed of different chapters, one for every country selected; every chapter will be written in English, and will be a paper of about 10,000 words.


What we are looking for?

We are looking for a “part-time researcher-writer” who can gather relevant information and write a coherent article about the challenges and perspectives of the youth in East Timor.  If you think you have what it takes to do research and write a decent paper, please contact the email and number below for more information:


Mobile Phone:  (+670) 78472292


Professional Qualifications of Applicants

The job is open for Timorese citizens only, male or female, 21 – 45 years old.

  1. With good command in written and oral English.
  2. Has done any academic research in the past.
  3. Willing to travel. (Part of the job is a chance to travel to Rome in November 2017).
  4. Willing to work overtime.
  5. Can travel to various parts of Timor Leste with ease.
  6. Ability to engage the youth in dialogue and various activities.
  7. A good sense of mission in the service of the Church and not in great need for financial reward.


Contract Arrangements

The assignment is for 6 months or earlier depending on the completion of the paper.  Part-time only and flexible in terms of working hours.  The contract will include all-expenses paid travel to Rome in November 2017.


To apply please send your CV directly to the email provided above.

Only those short-listed will be contacted for a brief interview.

The deadline for submission of application is on 4 June 2017.



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