Data System Specialist – Water Resource Management
short term, TIMOR-LESTE 
Australian Government Funded Program

Closing time:  7 am (Australian Eastern Daylight Savings) Monday 12 January 2015


Aurecon provides management, engineering and specialist technical services for public and private sector clients globally – with projects in over 80 countries across Africa, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and the Americas. We seek to foster human achievement in all aspects of our work. 

BESIK is funded by the Government of Australia (GoA) to provide assistance to the Government of Timor-Leste (GoTL) for the development of rural water supply, sanitation and hygiene services. The current phase commenced in September 2012 as an eight year program funded for an initial four years. BESIK supports Government of Timor-Leste to meet planned end-of-program rural water service and sanitation outcomes at national, district, sub-district and household levels. It works most closely with Directorates within two ministries, Ministry of Public Works and Ministry of Health. 

We are currently seeking the services of a Data System Specialist to facilitate the development of an operational Water Resources Data and Information Management System, which includes a register for boreholes and water entitlements. The specialist will work primarily with the National Directorate for Water Control and Quality (DNCQ) and two key BESIK Advisers – the Water Resources Management Adviser (WRM) and the Information Management Systems (IMS) Adviser. The role is estimated at 65 days over 3 months, commencing in early 2015. Further details can be found in the Terms of Reference for this role which can be downloaded from the Aurecon portal:

A covering letter, responding to both the essential and desirable criteria in the Terms of Reference, should be submitted together with a current CV through the Aurecon recruitment portal. Should you have any problems lodging your application via the portal, please email the covering letter and CV in Word format to with the subject line: BESIK 2 – Data System Specialist.

Candidates should have:
·         Degree in geology or hydrogeology or related field
·         Demonstrated experience in the development of large databases.
·         Demonstrated experience in a field related water resource or natural resource management.
·         Computer literacy across Microsoft Office and Geographical Information System (GIS) platforms.
·         Strong written and oral communication skills.
·         Fluency in English. 

Candidates with a specific understanding of Timor Leste development context and with a proven background of working with Australian Government programs are strongly encouraged to apply.

Conditions for employment, including rates and allowances, will be as per the Australian Government Adviser Remuneration Framework (ARF) and cover fees and support costs. This role is considered as C1-2 level.

Personnel must adhere to BESIK child protection, zero-fraud, work safety and other key policies. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.