The Embassy of Japan in Dili is looking for an Economic Officer (national) at the Economic Affairs and Economic Cooperation Section:



l  Monitors, reports on and provides analysis of major socio-economic developments in Timor-Leste, including the country’s aid policy, legislation and investment environment;

l  Provides assistance in monitoring and implementing Japan’s economic cooperation projects and coordinating with other donors;

l  Maintains close contacts with governments, public/private companies, civil society groups, international partners and other relevant stakeholders;

l  Provides translation and interpretation assistance and supports event management tasks as needed;

l  Manages and distributes incoming and outgoing correspondence, including official letters, documents, faxes and e-mails;

l  Provides, as tasked by the head of section, any other logistical or administrative support, including meeting arrangements;

l  Performs other duties as assigned.



l  University degree in economics, law, development or other relevant majors in social sciences, or equivalent experience;

l  Minimum 2 years of relevant experience, preferably within relevant governments, international organizations or non-governmental organizations;

l  Good knowledge of the socio-economic situation in Timor-Leste and Japan’s aid policy; good knowledge of legal frameworks in Timor-Leste is preferred;

l  Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment and effectively coordinate with colleagues and relevant stakeholders;

l  Demonstrated strong analytical and reporting skills;

l  Excellent English skills, both oral and written; Bahasa and/or Portuguese skills are desirable; knowledge of Japanese language is an advantage;

l  Good computer skills (Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint);

l  Good working knowledge of ITC technologies (phone, fax, email, telephone, fax, e-mail, internet and its software).


Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV and references, all written in English, to the Embassy of Japan in Timor-Leste, Avenida Portugal, Dili, Timor-Leste, or email them to, stating the subject ”Application for Economic Officer”, by June 30, 2015, at 5:00pm.


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.