Database Specialist – Water Resource Management
Australian Government Funded Program

Closing time:  5pm (Australian Eastern Summer Time) Monday 19 October 2015

BESIK is funded by the Government of Australia (GoA) to provide assistance to the Government of Timor-Leste (GoTL) for the development of rural water supply, sanitation and hygiene services. BESIK supports GoTL to meet planned end-of-program rural water service and sanitation outcomes at national, municipal and household levels. It works most closely with Directorates within two ministries, Ministry of Public Works and Telecommunications and Ministry of Health.

We are seeking the services of a Database Specialist to finish the development of the Water Resource Data and Information Management System for Timor-Leste. 

During 2015, BESIK supported the initial phase of development of a Water Resource Data and Information Management System (WRDIMS) which is linked to two other databases that support the GoTL to deliver improved water and sanitation services. WRDIMS, based on MS Access, is designed to support the management of the GoTL water resources monitoring information and data, including a registry of water boreholes, geological logs and a registry of water entitlements.

The aim of this next phase of work is to finish WRDIMS to full functionality focussing on the following three areas:

·         Develop the data and information input functionality;

·         Develop the data and information output reporting functions;

·         Undertake database operational improvements.

This phase comprises two stages with further details in the Terms of Reference and other information in two technical files which can be downloaded from the Aurecon portal via this hyperlink address 

Applicants are requested to provide a cover letter demonstrating their experience to complete this work and responding to the selection criteria in the ToR. Applicants should also nominate their estimate of the number of days to complete each of the two stages of work in the ToR. 

The letter should be submitted together with a current CV through the Aurecon recruitment portal via this hyperlink address: 

Should you have any problems lodging your application via the portal, please email the covering letter and CV in Word format to with the subject line: BESIK – Database Specialist.

Candidates should have:

·         Demonstrated experience in the development of large complex databases.

·         Computer literacy across Microsoft Office, Google Earth

·         Strong written and oral communication skills.

·         Demonstrated experience in a field related water resource or natural resource management.

·         Knowledge and understanding of the Timorese context

·         Fluency in English; (with a preference for Tetun, Indonesian or Portuguese language skills).

Remuneration will be based on applicants quotations for the estimated number of days required and the professional rate being requested. The professional rate negotiated must be below the maximum allowed as per the Australian Government Adviser Remuneration Framework (ARF).. Any relevant allowances will be paid at Australian Government approved rates.

Candidates from Indonesia and the region are strong encouraged to apply.

Candidates must adhere to BESIK child protection, zero-fraud, work safety and other key policies. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.