Oxfam’s global vision is for a just world without poverty: a world in which people can influence decisions that affect their lives, enjoy their rights, and assume their responsibilities as full citizens of a world in which all citizens are valued and treated equally.


To support this vision, Oxfam in Timor-Leste works with local partner organisations to deliver a three part program that reflects major challenges and opportunities in Timor-Leste: Integrated Rural Development, Land and Inclusive Development, and Humanitarian Preparedness. As an organisation with a commitment to gender equality, gender justice is a cross-cutting issue and is mainstreamed throughout the program.


Oxfam is seeking a qualified consultant or consultancy firm to undertake analysis to inform the design of a new Land and Inclusive Development Program, scheduled to commence from July 2015. Applications will be accepted either from individuals or from consultancy firms.


The objectives of the consultancy are:

  1. To identify and assess the key current and emerging issues that marginalised and vulnerable communities (with specific analysis for men and women)  are facing in relation to land access.
  2. To identify and assess the emerging key risks, challenges and opportunities that could result in vulnerable communities experiencing impacts from large scale development programs, such as the Tasi Mane Project in Covalima  and the Special Economic Zone in Oecusse.
  3. To make recommendations about which of the key emerging risks, challenges and opportunities Oxfam is best placed to respond to, and to make recommendations about practical strategies that Oxfam could employ to respond to these issues over the next five years.


The Terms of Reference are available upon request from Sharon Alder, Oxfam Timor Leste Program Director (sharona@oxfam.org.au). The deadline for submission is 5pm local Dili time on 12 January 2015.


Proposals can be submitted by mail, e-mail or hand delivered to:

Oxfam Australia Office

Rua Jacinto Candido,

Bidau Akadiru-Hun, Dili, Timor-Leste

Email: sharona@oxfam.org.au