JOB ADVERTISEMENT (DEADLINE EXTENSION)
INTERNALLY and EXTERNALLY
Title: Governance Advisor – National Position
Reports to: Country Representative and Deputy Country Representative
Supervises: Program Officers and Program Assistants
Unit: Timor-Leste Office
Work Location: Dili with frequent travel to all municipalities
Contract Period: One year with possibility of extension
Summary of Position Responsibilities
The Asia Foundation (the Foundation) has a long history working in governance, policy, elections, and community engagement such as local development monitoring, suku governance support, and policy advocacy across Timor-Leste, with both civil society organizations (CSOs) and government stakeholders. These programs are designed to leverage and strengthen relationships and cooperation between communities and government line ministries at both the national and sub-national levels.
The Governance Adviser will work closely with the Country Representative, Deputy Country Representative, and program managers at the Foundation to coordinate and help ensure that all project activities relating to governance, policy, local development, and elections as described in the relevant program documents and program implementation plans are implemented in a well-organized manner and project outputs are met accordingly.
Internal Foundation Contacts
Country Representative, Deputy Country Representative, program teams (local governance, public policy, and government accountability and various other Foundation programs), Program Support Unit, and finance and administrative staff in the Foundation’s Timor-Leste office.
Donors such as the Australian government, and European Union. Civil society partner organizations and community members at the local level. Relevant Government line ministries, local authorities, the Office of the Prime Minister, and other relevant stakeholders working on community engagement and good governance.
JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Governance Advisor will:
- Ensure that all program activities under the Governance Unit are operating and implemented effectively, in coordination with the relevant Foundation program managers;
- Support the Foundation to ensure effective links between communities and government at suku, sub-national, and national levels;
- Act as liaison with government line ministries and civil society in the areas of community-driven development, policy development, local governance, government accountability, and elections.