St. John of God Health Care

Hospital Nacional Guido Valadares, Bidau, Dili, Timor Leste

Vacancy: Nursing Project Officer, Nursing Development Program

Reports To: Education and Training Senior Project Officer

Eligibility: Timorese National

Contract Type: Temporary Maternity Leave for three (3) months

Location: Hospital Nacional, Timor Leste

About St John of God Health Care

St John of God Health Care’s first capacity building program in Timor-Leste (East Timor) was established in 2004 with the goal of developing diagnostic pathology services across the country. In 2010 St John of God Health Care commenced a Nursing Development Program, having signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Health in Timor Leste (East Timor) to improve patient outcomes by developing the capacity of nurses working at the Guido Valadares National Hospital in Dili. The team is a mix of skilled Australian and Timorese nurses.

Our nursing and pathology programs have the scope to improve health outcomes on a national level and these are complimented by primary healthcare services provided at the Bakhita Community Medical Clinic in the remote Ermera District.

Job Purpose
The Nursing Project Officer is responsible for project work involving working together with various external and internal stakeholders in realising the goals of particular Timor-Leste development program projects

Mission and Values

Our mission and values are vital to all that we do in Timor Leste. Our caregivers are expected to adhere to and promote these. This includes the following:
·         Capacity to understand and willingness to support and promote the Mission and
·         Values of St John of God Health Care
·         Commitment to organisation’s service ethos through the provision of excellent service

·         Caregivers are required to act in accordance with the standards of behaviour outlined in the SJGHC Code of Conduct document.

Job Responsibilities
·         Together with SJGHC Program Managers and the TL Education and Training
·         Projects Manager develop priorities for the identified project(s).
·         Establish and maintain relationships with all relevant stakeholders and engage with them in a working relationship
·         Implement project plan for a flexible but time bound period that gives space for
·         working in a cross cultural and multi-lingual environment
·         Assist with the development of project resources including education and training packages, training schedules etc.
·         Assist in developing and implementing appropriate evaluations for the project that will measure the impact of projects as they are implemented

·         Participate in project meetings with stakeholders in a culturally appropriate manner

Selection Criteria

·         Fluent in Tetun and English
·         Project management experience and/or qualification
·         Health related qualification and experience, preferably in Nursing
·         Ability to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders including the Ministry of Health in Timor-Leste (MOH), Institute National Saude (INS), and University National Timor-Leste (UNTL)

·         Experience with developing and delivering education and training packages
·         Language skills in Bahasa Indonesia and/or Portuguese

·         Registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)


Applicants are invited to submit a CV with covering letter and three references to Entrega Ba. Applications should be submitted via email to The deadline for applications 15th July 2015.

If you would like for further information, please contact Entrega Ba on 78613816 during working hours only (9.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday).