The Asia Foundation – Governance Advisor – National Position – CD 18 de Novembro de 2016

The Asia Foundation Timor-Leste

Improving Lives, Expanding Opportunities

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.

 

External Contacts

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.

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The Asia Foundation – Governance Advisor – National Position – CD 03 de Novembro de 2016

The Asia Foundation Timor-Leste

Improving Lives, Expanding Opportunities

JOB ADVERTISEMENT

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.

 

External Contacts

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.

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The Asia Foundation – Program Finance Officer – CD 21 de Outubro de 2016

The Asia Foundation Timor-Leste

Improving Lives, Expanding Opportunities

JOB RE-ADVERTISEMENT

EXTERNALLY & INTERNALLY

 

Title:                                     Program Finance Officer

Unit:                                    Program Finance

Reports to:                      Sub-Award & Compliance Manager

Supervises:                                      None

Unit:                           Timor-Leste Office

Work Location:             Dili

Contract Duration      1 year with possibility of extension

 

 

SUMMARY OF JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

The Program Finance Officer is responsible for program finance and grants administration functions.  This includes but is not limited to, reviewing and following up grantee financial reports, assisting in conducting due diligence checks on partners and maintaining a grant narrative and financial report list. Duties also include assisting program staff in reviewing Letters of Agreement and Letters of Contract, budget review and compliance, preparation of grant administration documents and filing.  The Program Finance Officer will also be required to review RFPs, cash advances and expense reports related to program expenses and ensure correctness of request, and project (charge code) number.

 

Internal Contacts

The Program Finance Officer will be required to have regular contact with the Sub-award & Compliance Manager, Finance Manager, Administration & HR Manager, Operations Manager and the Deputy Country Representative. Routine contact with the Senior Program Finance Officer, the Finance team, the EVAW Program Manager and the EVAW team will also be required.

 

External Contacts

Frequent contact with grantees and regular scheduled visits to grantee offices as per the Foundation’s grant procedures and regulations.
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The Asia Foundation – Deputy Program Coordinator – CD 28 de Setembro de 2016

The Asia Foundation Timor-Leste

Improving Lives, Expanding Opportunities

JOB ADVERTISEMENT

EXTERNALLY & INTERNALLY

 

Title:                                     Deputy Program Coordinator       

Program:                          NABILAN

Reports to:                      Supports, Services and Training Coordinator, NABILAN Program

Supervises:                                      Program Officer and Program Assistant

Unit:                           Timor-Leste Office

Work Location:             Dili with travel to the District when required

 

 

SUMMARY OF POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

The Supports, Services and Training Deputy Coordinator will support and increasingly lead on implementation of the Supports, Services and Training Pillar of the Nabilan Program. The DC will develop and monitor workplans and budget which enable the Pillar to meet program outcomes. The DC will also work with program partners to facilitate programming which meets the program’s goals of strengthening quality and reach of services. The DC will seek, contract and manage technical inputs to support partners if these inputs cannot be provided from within the team. The DC will provide leadership, mentoring and problem solving support to other national staff working in the Pillar.

 

BACKGROUND

The Asia Foundation (the Foundation) is implementing an Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW) Program (called “Nabilan”) in Timor-Leste under a Grant Agreement with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The Nabilan (EVAW) Program goal is to reduce the proportion of women who have experienced violence, and to better meet the needs of women and children affected by violence. The objective is to improve outcomes for women in prevention, supports, and access to justice by improving capacity in key ministries, reducing levels of violence, improving services, and strengthening judicial processes serving the needs of women survivors of violence.

 

The End of Program Outcome for the Supports, Services and Training Pillar is, “More women and children are being assisted by comprehensive, quality CSO and government support services” and that women and children are also “accessing community-based support”.

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The Asia Foundation – Program Finance Officer – CD 31 de Agosto de 2016

The Asia Foundation Timor-Leste

Improving Lives, Expanding Opportunities

JOB ADVERTISEMENT

EXTERNALLY & INTERNALLY

 

 

Title:                                     Program Finance Officer

Unit:                                    Program Finance

Reports to:                      Sub-Award & Compliance Manager

Supervises:                                      None

Unit:                           Timor-Leste Office

Work Location:             Dili

Contract Duration      1 year with possibility of extension

 

SUMMARY OF JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

The Program Finance Officer is responsible for program finance and grants administration functions.  This includes but is not limited to, reviewing and following up grantee financial reports, assisting in conducting due diligence checks on partners and maintaining a grant narrative and financial report list. Duties also include assisting program staff in reviewing Letters of Agreement and Letters of Contract, budget review and compliance, preparation of grant administration documents and filing.  The Program Finance Officer will also be required to review RFPs, cash advances and expense reports related to program expenses and ensure correctness of request, and project (charge code) number.

 

Internal Contacts

The Program Finance Officer will be required to have regular contact with the Sub-award & Compliance Manager, Finance Manager, Administration & HR Manager, Operations Manager and the Deputy Country Representative. Routine contact with the Senior Program Finance Officer, the Finance team, the EVAW Program Manager and the EVAW team will also be required.

 

External Contacts

Frequent contact with grantees and regular scheduled visits to grantee offices as per the Foundation’s grant procedures and regulations.

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The Asia Foundation – CONSULTANCY – CD 06 de Julho de 2016

The Asia Foundation Timor-Leste

Improving Lives, Expanding Opportunities

JOB ADVERTISEMENT – CONSULTANCY

TITLE: Baseline Consultant for Community Policing Support Program (CPSP) in Timor-Leste

 

Background

In 2008, The Asia Foundation (“the Foundation”) began partnering with the Polícia Nacional de Timor-Leste (PNTL) on a pilot project to mitigate conflict through community policing. The Foundation received initial financial support for the pilot in 2009 from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). In 2012 the Foundation received additional funding from USAID to launch a large-scale community policing program in several districts of the country. The Foundation subsequently attracted co-funding for the program from the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), the Australian government, and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DfID). This multi-donor project was rebranded in Tetun as Hametin Kooperasaun Hamutuk Polícia ho Komunidade (HAKOHAK). This program was operational in 11 out of Timor-Leste’s 13 districts and around 30% of the country’s sukus (villages).

 

The USAID funding ended in January 2016, and the program is being extended with MFAT funding for an additional five years, under the name Community Policing Support Program (CPSP). Community policing now features prominently in both the PNTL 2014-2018 Strategic Plan and the 2015-2017 program of the VI Constitutional Government of Timor-Leste (GoTL). The new program consolidates hard won development gains achieved during the course of the New Zealand Timor-Leste Community Policing Program (TLCPP) and previous Foundation programming, and works towards achieving an outcome of a locally relevant and sustainable model of community policing in Timor-Leste that has the trust and confidence of the community.

 

CPSP is a single program of support that comprises both the New Zealand Police (NZP) and the Foundation. NZP will take the lead on some activities, leveraging their professional expertise and reflecting that a peer-to-peer bond between members of the police can be a platform upon which to build productive relationships and skills. TAF will take the lead on other activities, taking advantage of their developed relationships with State, community, and civil society actors across Timor-Leste and a strong track record of program management. Some activities will be carried out jointly. CPSP will have two distinct phases, covering the first three years of programming (2016-2018) and final two years (2019-2020) respectively. The first phase of programming will be the most resource-intensive while the second, and final, phase will constitute a drawdown of activities and phasing out of MFAT support. The goal of this activity is for the GoTL to fund and implement a locally relevant model of community policing.

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The Asia Foundation – Consultancy – CD 30 de Junho de 2016

The Asia Foundation Timor-Leste

Improving Lives, Expanding Opportunities

Job Advertisement – Consultancy

Development of positive messaging for community-based work to prevent and respond to violence against women and children

BACKGROUND

The Asia Foundation (the Foundation) is implementing an Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW) Program (called “Nabilan”) in Timor-Leste under a Grant Agreement with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The Nabilan (EVAW) Program goal is to reduce the proportion of women who have experienced violence, and to better meet the needs of women and children affected by violence. The objective is to improve outcomes for women in prevention, support services, and access to justice by improving capacity in key ministries, reducing levels of violence, improving services, and strengthening judicial processes serving the needs of women survivors of violence.

The Program has two main counterparts from the Government of Timor-Leste. One counterpart is the Ministry of Social Solidary (MSS), which is the lead agency for addressing VAW including in its role as coordinator of the Gender-based Violence (GBV) Rede Referal (Referral Network) at district level, manager of key staff responsible for receiving cases of violence against women and children, as a funder to service providers and in its responsibility to create standards for services. The Nabilan Program’s Services and Support Pillar is providing grants to civil society organisation (CSO) service providers, and institutional strengthening support to the Directorate of National Social Development (DNDS) within MSS. The focus is on improving the quality and expanding the reach of existing services. The Secretary of State for the Support and Socio-Economic Promotion of Women (SEM), as the coordinator of the National Action Plan (NAP) on GBV and as the body tasked with promoting institutionalization of gender equity throughout government ministries, is the main counterpart for the Nabilan Program’s Prevention Pillar. The Prevention Pillar is providing technical guidance to SEM, primarily on using evidence for policy design – including for the design of the new NAP GBV – and on behavior change and social norms change prevention approaches. The Prevention Pillar also provides grants to four CSOs working on the prevention of violence against women and children. Three of these CSOs are implementing activities in the same Suku (village) where the Program is rolling out its community-based prevention and response work.

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The Asia Foundation – Chief of Party and various Advisor positions – CD 30 de Junho de 2016

The Asia Foundation Timor-Leste

Improving Lives, Expanding Oportunities

Job Advertisement

 

Title:                                     Chief of Party and various Advisor positions

Program:                          Anticipated USAID Timor-Leste Tourism Capacity Building Project

Unit:                           Timor-Leste Office

Work Location:             Dili with travel to the municipalities when required

 

 

SUMMARY OF POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

The Asia Foundation, a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia, is seeking a Chief of Party and qualified long- and short-term advisors in the area of tourism development for an upcoming project in Timor-Leste.

 

These positions are contingent on funding from USAID.

 

Chief of Party

  • Chief of Party candidates must have an advanced degree in international development, social science, public policy, business, or another relevant field of study.
  • A minimum of five years of experience as a Chief of Party or Project Director on a tourism development, institutional strengthening, economic reform, or private sector development project.
  • Minimum of ten years of experience managing large, complex donor-funded projects; USG or especially USAID experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated capabilities in high-level strategic visioning and leadership, and experience in working effectively with senior government officials/agencies, civil society, USAID, local and national government authorities, the private sector, or other development partners and donors.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing research initiatives and drawing on research to facilitate the development and implementation of evidence-based policies.
  • Proven technical and managerial experience and skills, preferably in Timor-Leste and/or Southeast Asia/the Pacific.
  • Demonstrated leadership and administrative skills in program management, including managing budgets and personnel, motivating and supervising team efforts, and leading and supervising multi- cultural and multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Proven effectiveness in relationships with counterparts, partners, and clients is required.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Strong preference to candidates with specific experience and expertise in the tourism sector including but not limited to:
    • the development and management of public-private partnerships;
    • working with counterparts within government tourism ministries on strengthening of institutional capacity; and
    • engaging with communities on both eco- and community-based tourism initiatives.
  • Knowledge or experience of the tourism sector in Timor-Leste is strongly preferred.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English required.
  • Tetum, Portuguese, or Bahasa Indonesia language capacity preferred.

 

Tourism Policy Advisor (Long Term)

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The Asia Foundation – Local Consultant for Municipal – CD 06 de Junho de 2016

The Asia Foundation Timor-Leste

Improving Lives, Expanding Opportunities

JOB ADVERTISIMENT

EXTERNAL & INTERNAL

 

Title                            : Local Consultant for Municipal

Program                     : Community Policing Support Program ( CPSP)  

Contract Duration    : 3 Month

Work Location          : Ermera 

Report to                    :Deputy Program Manager

 

The Local Consultant shall work with the Community Policing Support Program to ensure that all project activities within the district are implemented in an organized manner and all project outputs are met. The Consultant shall be an individual who is known to and respected by, the District constituency, the district PNTL, the district Administration/Sub Administration and must have significant exposure to the sucos. Preference will be given those based in the District. A university degree and proficiency in English will be distinct advantages. Regular travel to sucos, as well as monthly travel to Dili is to be expected.

 

Responsibilities

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The Asia Foundation – Finance Assistant – CD 30 de Maio de 2016

The Asia Foundation Timor-Leste

Improving Lives, Expanding Oportunities


JOB ADVERTISEMENT

EXTERNALLY & INTERNALLY

 

 

Title:                                     Finance Assistant

Unit:                                    Finance

Reports to:                      Finance Manager

Supervises:                                      None

Unit:                           Timor-Leste Office

Work Location:             Dili

Contract Duration      1 year with possibility of extension

 

 

SUMMARY OF JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

           

Primarily responsible for petty cash management; maintains travel authorization log; maintains files of all payment vouchers; maintains records of personal use of TAF vehicle and reporting to SF; handles all cash receipts, bank deposits, and maintains the cash receipt log; maintains records of personal use of telephone;  compiles and maintains master files of projects assigned; provides support to the Finance and Admin unit for quarterly /year-end reconciliation of accounts; and any other tasks assigned by superiors.

 

Internal

Interaction with all The Asia Foundation staff

 

External

Interaction with partners of the Foundation, Foundation vendors and suppliers, and internal and external auditors.

 

REQUIREMENTS

Experience

Experience in financial and fund accounting

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