Program Management Assistan position at the American Embassy – Deadline May 19, 2011

The Embassy of the United States of America
The U.S. Embassy in Dili is seeking an individual for the position of Program Management Assistant in its Department of Justice (DOJ) office located atRua Praia dos Coqueiros Dili, Timor-Leste.
POSITION:  Program Management Assistant (Full Performance)
The incumbent will be working under the direct supervision of the The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Professional Development, Assistance and Training  (OPDAT), through a Resident Legal Advisor (RLA) assigned to the U.S. Embassy, Dili, is assisting the government of Timor-Leste in its continuing efforts to develop its justice sector.  The RLA program focuses on prosecutor and investigator training and skills development, and provides institutional support for the investigation and prosecution of crimes, including corruption, money-laundering, narcotics, weapons, complex fraud and financial crimes, and human trafficking.  The program will also promote legislative reforms, institutional support, and protection of human rights through full and consistent application of the criminal and criminal procedure codes designed to improve the operation of the criminal justice system.   DOJ/OPDAT is seeking an Assistant Legal Advisor (ALA) to support the RLA.  The ALA will, among other things, advise the RLA on relevant legal, policy, and political issues, help to plan legislative and institutional reform initiatives, review, translate and analyze current and draft legislation, develop and maintain contact and schedule meetings with officials of relevant Timor-Leste government agencies, plan and organize conferences and training sessions, calculate and control budgets, and manage administrative activities in a two-person office.
1) University degree in Law, International Relation, Economics or Business; 2)Minimum 2 years experience in legal field; 3) Good working knowledge of English Level IV (Good), Level IV Portuguese (Fluent), Level IV tetum (fluent); 4) Must possess an excellent understanding of the Timor-Leste legal and criminal justice systems.
WHO MAY APPLY: Local nationals or anyone with the required permits and documentation to legally seek employment in Timor-Leste.
HOW TO APPLY: Complete DS-174 (Universal Application for Employment). Application forms and detailed Position Description are available at the US. Embassy Rua Praia dos Coqueiros Dili, Timor-Leste. Applicants may also attach a resume or CV which contains the same information as required in form DS-174.
An attractive salary and fringe benefits package will be commensurate with candidate’s qualifications and experience.
Human Resources Office, Attention:  Recruitment American Embassy, Rua Praia dos Coqueiros  Dili, Timor-Leste
E-mail: or Fax: +670-3324684

WASH Senior Project Manager -Deadline Tuesday 31st May 2011

Region: Timor Leste

Location: This position is based at the Plan Country Office in Dili (Pantai Kelapa, Besik Pertamina) with some travel within Timor-Leste.

In addition some out of hours work will be required from time to time.

Reports To: Program Manager

Closing Date: Tuesday 31st May 2011

3 year contract

The salary range for this role will be US$42–50,000 per annum depending on experience. This is an accompanied position and full expat benefits will be available.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter detailing your salary requirements and quoting reference AR016 to


Plan has been working in Timor-Leste since 2001, helping poor children to access their rights to education, health, livelihoods and protection. We currently implement projects in Lautem and Aileu districts, and have been working in camps for internally displaced people in the capital, Dili, since the political crisis of 2006. As the emergency situation has stabilised and the camps are gradually being phased out, we are now helping to reintegrate displaced people into their communities.)

The purpose of this role is to ensure the effective implementation of the EC funded Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Program (FY12 – FY14).


•Project implementation, supervision and management: enhance the delivery of the WASH project •Serve as the main point of contact with WASH partners (at least 4 national NGOs) and supervise / coordinate partner activities in relation to the project and continue to assess, support and evaluate all WASH partners during project implementation •Write end of year and quarterly narrative project reports for donor and validate against associated financial reports (review before submission to donor) •Encourage knowledge and skills regarding project management, administration and technical expertise to be transferred to the Plan Timor Leste staff members including WASH Manager(s) with the intent to hand over responsibility for delivering the program •Budget control – track program spending, provide timely and regular updates in M & E systems, analyze deviations and take corrective action as needed •Performance management of project staff •Contribute to communications and media initiatives, including promotion of CLTS and advocating for CLTS to government, communities, partners and staff •Contribute to grants proposals for WASH projects through working with Resource Mobilisation Manager •Confirmation of sites to deliver WASH project based on outcomes of Suco Development Planning process, and in coordination with other INGOs/UNICEF


•University degree or equivalent in international development or related technical discipline; Master level preferred •Demonstrable experience in community and/or international development including management experience •Strong experience in multi-year, large project management, specifically involving design and construction of rural water supply and sanitation systems •Experience in managing an EC program or other large multi-year grants-based program •Experience managing CLTS implementation; wide experience working with different approaches to WASH including strong experience in participatory community development approaches •Training – key exposure to courses on: partnership management; project management; Human Rights Conventions, e.g. CRC; Monitoring and Evaluation; and various WASH interventions in developing countries •Strong analytical, negotiating, facilitating, problem solving and influencing skills •Strong team working skills and commitment to continuous learning (coaching, mentoring, etc) •Proficient in use of relevant corporate applications •Cultural sensitivity i.e. building and working effectively within a diverse working environment •Able to work with complexity and ambiguity


•Excellent written and spoken English required •Proficiency in Bahasa Indonesian and/or Tetun would be advantageous

References and background checks will be carried out in conformity with Plan’s Child Protection Policy.

Plan operates an equal opportunity policy which recognises the value of a diverse workforce.