Cardno Emerging Markets is seeking energetic and enthusiastic Law graduates for two Junior Professional (JP) Legal Officer positions in the Governance for Development (GfD) program.

Through the GfD program, the Australian Government is assisting the Government of Timor-Leste to implement its Strategic Development Plan by working with central agencies to improve systems that are most important to economic management and service delivery.

There is an opportunity for one JP Legal Officer in each of the following institutions:

  • Office of the Minister of State, Minister Coordinating Economic Affairs (MECAE)
  • Civil Service Commission


The JP Legal Officers will work in the Legal Units in these agencies to support economic and public administration reform, respectively. The JP Legal Officers will work alongside international GfD Legal Advisers and undergo on-the-job training with a view to increase their proficiency in a legal advisory capacity over time.

These are excellent opportunities for law graduates who are committed to a long-term career in public service.

Applicants should have a law degree from a civil law system, excellent research and analytical skills, high level Portuguese writing skills and English communication skills.


Applicants are requested to:

  • indicate their preference for either MECAE or CSC
  • read the Terms of Reference, review the Selection Criteria and follow the instructions on how to apply


For further information about the positions, including the full ToR, please click on the link:

or email


Applications close on 13 August 2015, 23.55hrs Dili time.


Cardno is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Cardno encourages women to apply. Cardno recognizes the moral and legal responsibility to provide an equal opportunity workplace by ensuring that all recruitment and selection decisions are based on the best qualified and experienced candidate who can perform the genuine inherent requirements of the position.

Your privacy is important to Cardno.  It is the policy of Cardno to respect the confidentiality of information and privacy of individuals. Personal information provided by you as part of your application (whether oral, electronic, or written) will be collected and processed for the purpose of evaluating your application for employment.  In order to carry out this purpose, your information may be disclosed to appropriate persons in our offices.  Any information we hold will be governed by the most current version of the Cardno Privacy Policy. 

Cardno is committed to Child Protection, Anti-bribery and Fraud prevention in the delivery of our International Development project and programs.  Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect this commitment and may include a relevant police or criminal record check.