Project Manager:

Managing Dugong and Seagrass Conservation project in Timor-Leste; components TL1 (Identification of priority sites for conservation of dugongs and seagrasses in Timor-Leste) and TL4 (National-level awareness raising campaign to champion dugong and seagrass conservation)


36 months starting 16 October 2015



The Project Manager will be responsible for the entire project components implementation under the overall responsibility of the executing agency (Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) for TL1 and Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Environment (MCIA) for TL4) and in close cooperation with the National Steering Committee (NSC). He/she will run all planning, organizational and management day-to-day project activities required to successfully conclude the project.

  • Provides project oversight, guidance and management
  • Supervises project all consultants and project contractors
  • Is responsible for administrative-financial management (i.e. managing implementation of the project through budgeting, and procurement, and monitoring/auditing these actions in close collaboration with MbZSCF)
  • Coordinates work of the project components, collects their draft reports for review by the Steering Committee, oversees quality of information
  • Assists consultants upon their request, particularly in collecting and if necessary translating to English (or arranging for translations) necessary data and information
  • Awards all service contracts for specialized tasks such as facilitation of national workshops, training realization, translations, etc.
  • Interacts with stakeholders groups and partners, and convenes stakeholder workshops
  • Supervises, coordinates and delivers timely all project outputs such as stakeholder workshops, consultations, etc.
  • Facilitates public launch of formation
  • Organizes trainings on project implementation
  • Facilitates publication of key findings and conclusions from the project to the general public, including positive outcomes from implementation, and remaining challenges
  • Performs any other duties that are ultimately related to the project and requested by the the executing agency (MCIA)

Qualification required:

  • Degree in environmental governance, MBA or a related field;
  • At least 5 years of relevant working experience of which four should be within a context of environmental policies including some experience in implementing multi-disciplinary projects;
  • Demonstrated skills in leadership and management of projects, including planning, budget administration and management in close collaboration with donor (i.e., GEF-UNEP in Nairobi)
  • Proven experience in organizing meeting/workshops;
  • Proven ability of communicating information on environmental issues to stakeholder groups;
  • Proven ability to produce public awareness materials and deliver presentations as well as chair workshops;
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English and Tetum (alternatively Bahasa Indonesia);
  • “Self-starter” ability, abilities to work independently and result oriented under tight deadlines;
  • Experience in intercultural communication, strong commitment to diversity and tolerance;
  • Strong inter-personal skills, including the ability to motivate and mentor and develop harmonious teams in a cross-cultural environment;
  • Experience in working with Timorese NGOs, authorities, and local communities;
  • Experience in working with GEF-UNEP in a strong asset
  • Experience with dugongs and sea grass conservation is a plus.


The Project Manager‘s duty station is Dili, Timor-Leste.


How to apply:

Please e-mail CV limited to 2 pages and the cover letter to Dr Peter Pechacek at no later than 5 October 2015. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.