I.             JOB TITLE:  Environmental Specialist PPP

II.          TERMS OF REFERENCE  Attached


Please visit our website at www.mof.gov.tl  and go to ‘Employment Opportunity’ to learn about our recruitment process and your application requirements including how to address the Selection Criteria in your application.

Applications need to be addressed to the Head of Human Resources, at email address, jobs@mof.gov.tl , no later than 17:00 hours Timor-Leste time on Monday,  10th July 2015. 

Applications should include (a) a covering letter (b) a detailed resume of no more than 7 pages and (c) Response to the Selection Criteria.

All applicants must answer clearly the selection criteria, that can be found at http://www.mof.gov.tl/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/APPLICATION_PROCEDURE_MoF-Revised-80213.doc delineating how they have met the requirements. We do not expect that you would just cut and paste from your resume but rather explain concisely and succinctly how you have met these competences, possibly providing brief examples etc. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Balbina Soares
Acting Director General for Corporate Services
Ministry of Finance

República Democrática de Timor-Leste
Ministério das Finanças



Position:                            Environmental Specialist (National)

Objective:                          To assist External Loan and Public Private Partnership (PPP) Unit in carrying out pre-feasibility studies, feasibility studies, procurement and implementation of projects funded under Public Private Partnership arrangements and through External Loans.

Reporting to:                 Interim Coordinator of External Loan and PPP Unit

Classification:                               A3 – Specialized Professional

Duration:                          24 month Contract, with possibility of extension (based on performance assessment)

Location:                           Ministry of Finance, Dili-Timor Leste


  • First degree or Postgraduate (preferred) in a discipline relevant to the role including environmental, applied sciences  and engineering with strong skills and experience in a similar area of expertise;
  • Relevant professional and specialist experience in an international context for at least 2 years;
  • Experience in at least two of the following technical areas: environmental or social impact assessments; environmental or social audits; development of environmental policy or procedures; site remediation; due diligence reporting; collection and implementation of environmental data; legal compliance; provision of technical guidance, support and oversight.
  • Fluent in Tetum with excellent English skills. Knowledge of Portuguese is an advantage;
  • Excellent computer skills;
  • Readiness to work with other international/national staff with multi-cultural backgrounds. 



The Government of Timor-Leste (GoTL) is committed to exploring alternative ways and means to attract the private sector, benefiting from its experience and capacity, and financing through external loans offered by development partners.

In accordance with the plan mentioned above, the Government of Timor-Leste has established the External Loan and PPP Unit which is be responsible for the appraisal and implementation of all phases of a PPP Project Cycle and for all External Loan funded projects. The unit is now operating under the direct administration of the Ministry of Finance, in conformity with the MoF Organic Law.


Responsibility/ Performance Indicator

1 Review existing legislations and policies in Timor- Leste relative to PPP, Loans, Environmental and Social/Resettlement projects;

·         Projects align with Legislative and policy requirements 

2 Review existing procedures for the conduct and evaluation of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment, the statutory and regulatory requirements of project owners and their contractors and consultants, and follow-up studies prior to the granting of approval for implementation of projects;

·         Number of Procedures reviewed and amended on the conduct of EIA, securing of Environmental License, etc.
·         Procedures socialized effectively

3  Review the existing procedures for monitoring environmental impacts during construction and enforcement of mitigation measures;  

·         Number of Procedures reviewed and amended for monitoring environmental impacts   

4 Prepare, with relevant line ministries, Initial Environmental and Social Impact Assessment reports, Environmental Management Plans (EMP) of projects as necessary;

·         IEIAs/EMPs reviewed/ prepared/ /recommendations for improvement provided 

·         Plans & reports are specific, accurate, reliable, timely

5  Assist line ministries prepare bid and contract documents such that appropriate environmental protection and mitigation measures are incorporated;

·         Bid and contract documents comply with environmental requirements;

·         Number of documents assisted

6  Participate in the regular sessions for sharing working experiences inside the unit

·         Sessions attended

·         Active participation in sessions

7  Assist in the socialisation of selected projects, including development of stakeholder engagement plans

·         Action plans and reports prepared on stakeholders engagement

8  Contribute to a collaborative and collegial team approach within the Unit, working effectively with all staff, contractors and advisers.

·         Cooperative working relationships.
·         Outcome for Unit is optimised.

9  Perform other related duties as required.

·         Responsiveness to other requests


In accordance with the performance indicator listed above and:

·         Within 4 weeks, develop an Assignment Work Plan that is consistent with relevant activities and performance indicators of the Ministry’s five year plan and Unit KPIs

·         Prepare Quarterly progress report against the agreed Work Plan to the  Interim Coordinator of External Loan and PPP Unit

·         Provide and End of Assignment report to the Interim Coordinator of External Loan and PPP Unit no later than 10 working days prior to the end of contract


The performance will be assessed by the Interim Coordinator of External Loan and PPP Unit, using the Performance Appraisal System put in place and carried out by the Directorate General for Corporate Services, Ministry of Finance. This process will include a probation review within three (3) months of the commencement of the contract, regular reporting, ongoing workplace communications and annual performance appraisal.  Performance indicators are in place for all areas within the Ministry, and the incumbent’s work will be contributing to the achievement of the priorities as set out in their TOR and in the Ministry’s Five Year Plan.