Ministry: Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries   

District: Dili 

Location:  Rua Presidenti Nicolau Lobato #5 Comoro, Dili, Timor-Leste  

Job Title:  Technical Assistance to support Sector Coordination 

Entity:  Services of the National Authorising Officer (NAO) for European Development Fund (EDF) 


The National Authorising Office in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation wishes to recruit a local consultant to assist in providing support to ensure a more effective Ministry of Agriculture (MAF) and Fisheries – Development Partner (DP) joint sector coordination, in order to improve sector planning, budgeting and monitoring, and to avoid overlapping and conflicting programmes/policy guidance among DPs and MAF.  

The local consultant will work together with an international consultant to achieve the following results:   

* Joint MAF-DP sub-sector meetings are well coordinated/facilitated, and, relevant documents (e.g. invitation, agenda, minutes, etc.) are timely prepared and or circulated to the members.  

* DPs-Working Group meetings are well coordinated/facilitated, and relevant documents (e.g. invitation, agenda, minutes, etc.) are timely prepared and or circulated to the members. 

*  The DP-Agriculture and Fisheries Working Group (AFWG) lists the inventory of sector strategies, plans, studies, and an inventory of DP programmes, and the DP mission/events calendar are regularly updated. 

*  DP inputs to MAF strategies, plans and policies are timely compiled and submitted to MAF. 

*  Concrete DP coordination opportunities are identified and implemented.  

*  Joint policy discussions are facilitated in order to reach common conclusions. 

* Agreed actions during DP-AFWG meetings are coordinated and followed up. 

* A joint sector review is held and joint sector report is produced. 

* Timely implementation of the initial phase of the MAF Institutional Reform and Transformation (MIRT) project.

*   Monthly reports and final reports are prepared and submitted on schedule.   

The consultant will be located in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, in Dili, Timor-Leste. The intended start date is mid April 2015 and the period of implementation of the contract will be twelve (12) months from this date.  

The applicant should have the following: 

Qualifications and skills

*  Degree in Agronomy, Agricultural Economics, Rural Development, International Development or other fields relevant to this assignment. 

*  A professional experience of at least 4 years in a sector relevant to this assignment. 

*  Fluency in English and Tetum language, spoken and written; 

*  Knowledge of Portuguese would be an asset

*  The consultant should have very good facilitation and communication skills.    


The deadline for submission of application is Friday, 6th April 2015; time 17:00HTL.

Hand delivery only. 

For further information please contact Ms. Silvia M. D. C. Gusmao Lemos at number (+670) 77667768. 


Only short-listed candidates will be notified.   

Address for submitting written application:  

National Authorising Officer – Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation 
Attn. Ms. Silvia M. D. C. Gusmao Lemos 
Imprest Administrator 
NAO Services-Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation