Australian Government Funded Program

Closing time:  5pm (Australian Eastern Summer Time) Friday 23 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.

Until June 2016, the Managing Contractor for BESIK is Aurecon. BESIK will be tendered as part of a broader Human Development Program, with a new managing contractor commencing in July 2016.

For the final nine months of operation, BESIK has scaled down significantly. It has been restructured and “reset” in October to focus on a smaller set of priorities.

In July 2015 as part of this restructure, the M&E Adviser assumed the Program Director/ Team Leader role and the full time M&E position will not be back-filled.

An M&E STA role has been created to assist the BESIK Program Team Leader and team to implement the BESIK M&E Plan, continue to meet the DFAT quality standards for the remaining M&E deliverables and provide limited ad hoc advice/support as needed.

30 days inputs are estimated, with some possibility for extension. Further information about the role can be obtained by downloading the ToR from the Aurecon website:

Applicants are requested to provide a cover letter responding to the selection criteria in the ToR together with a current CV through the Aurecon recruitment portal:

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 – M&E Specialist


Candidates should have:

  • An advanced degree in a relevant field with specialty in M&E
  • Strong facilitation skills;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Demonstrated high level knowledge and experience of service delivery in rural WASH
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in undertaking institutional and systems analysis and reforms.
  • Understanding of the development context in Timor Leste


This role has been categorised at C3 level under the Government of Australia’s Adviser Remuneration Framework – any relevant allowances will be paid at approved rates.

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