Since July 2014, the Australia Awards Timor-Leste Office (AATL) has managed the Australia Government’s scholarship programs in Timor-Leste, including Australia Awards Scholarships. AATL is managed by Palladium International Pty Ltd on behalf of the Australian Government.

The Australian Government’s overarching aid policy underscores the importance of a skilled population for the growth of an economy.  In particular, it states that Australia will prioritise skills for growth, by improving access to quality assured technical education and training, which matches the needs of the private sector. Skills and employment supports the two objectives of the aid program: private sector development and human development. When well-targeted it also supports women’s economic empowerment, by providing young women with skills to enhance their ability to participate in economic activity.

From 2016, AATL, under a new program name, the Workforce Development Program Timor-Leste (WDPTL) will take on further workforce development activities to improve human resource capacity in targeted areas; and foster ongoing linkages between Australia and Timor-Leste at the individual, organisational and country levels. WDPTL will achieve its goals through the delivery of the following three components:

  1. Australia Awards Scholarships (AAS) for study in Australia and support for returned Scholarship alumni;
  2. Skills Development and Employment (SDE) activities with support for skills, qualifications and employment activities in partnership with the Secretariat of State for Vocational Training and Employment Policy (SEPFOPE) and the National Labour Force Development Institute (INDMO);
  3. Human Resource Development activities for emerging priorities to provide a range of technical and grant assistance including evaluations and designs for a new English language program.

The Workforce Development Program Timor-Leste is currently seeking applications for a full-time Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Coordinator position.


The Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator will work across all WDPTL activities to collect, manage, quality assure and analyse output and outcome data against the M&E framework.


  1. a)Support the SMPCRA, the M&E Adviser and the Team Leader in the M&E and reporting of all components of the WDPTL;
  2. b)Provide support and facilitation to all WFDTL teams to identify and manage key program data;
  3. c)Support the SMPCRA and the M&E Adviser to carry out performance and quality activities of the program, including gender and other relevant cross-cutting issues; and
  4. d)Work with WDPTL staff, SEPFOPE and other stakeholders to build an understanding of and capacity to apply M&E processes.

Essential Professional Attributes and Skills

  1. a)Demonstrated skills in strategic thinking, evaluation, analysis and innovation
  2. b)Sound judgement and problem-solving skills to deal with complex organizational issues including; program implementation and stakeholder engagement
  3. c)A high level of communication and interpersonal skills that can be applied in building productive working relationships with stakeholders
  4. d)Sound knowledge and experience in monitoring and evaluation and program management
  5. e)The ability to speak in Tetun and English (very good oral and written English)

Desirable Attributes and Skills

  1. a)experience with DFAT processes and procedures, particularly those relating to monitoring and evaluation
  2. b)Bahasa Indonesia and Portuguese an advantage;

Specific Outputs

  1. a)Support the M&E Adviser to develop, update and implement the WDPTL M&E plan and framework.
  2. b)Based on the M&E plan, and working collaboratively with each team, identify and collect and manage a range of qualitative and quantitative data across all program components
  3. c)Support the Senior Program Manager: Communications, Reporting & Alumni and the WDPTL Team Leader to prepare reports including implementation monitoring reviews, six monthly and annual reports and exception reports as required.
  4. d)Support our partner stakeholders, particularly SEPFOPE and INDMO to manage their own M&E data relevant to the activities delivered under the SDE component.
  5. e)Develop high quality first drafts of formal correspondence for the DTL and the Australian Embassy;
  6. f)Maintain and manage electronic and hard copy files; and
  7. g)Other duties as discussed and agreed with the Senior Program Manager: Communications, Reporting & Alumni Support and the Team Leader including supporting the management of events, workshops and conferences if required.

Working arrangements

The M&E Coordinator will be located in the Australia Awards Timor-Leste Office in Dili, but may also work from time to time at SEPFOPE Headquarters. S/he will work in collaboratively with the Directors of National Training Authority (INDMO), National Division for Professional Training (DNAFOP), National Division for Rural Employment (DNE) and other SEPFOPE staff on day-to-day planning and implementation.

Selection Criteria

All applicants must address the five selection criteria below to be considered for this position. Responses to the selection criteria below should be no more than four A4 pages in total. Your response should include examples of results you have achieved and/or lessons learnt from your past work experience.

  1. In the past, how have you supported and contributed to organisational strategic direction through M&E and data management?
  2. In the past how have you achieved results with competing priorities and heavy workloads?
  3. Value teamwork and Builds Partnerships
  4. Works and communicates with influence: Excellent cross-cultural communication skills, both oral and written.
  5. Specific specialist/professional knowledge, skills and experience
  6. Relevant Tertiary qualification in the areas relevant to development, education and training, information management or M&E.
  7. Minimum 3 years working experience in development programs funded by international donors
  8. Strong data management, statistics and M&E knowledge and skills (including experience with relevant software and data management tools)


Duration: Full-Time: (up to 3 years)

Location: Dili, Timor-Leste (Locally Engaged: this is not an ARF position)


Application details

If you are interested, please deliver your CV, along with a covering letter addressing the selection criteria listed above to the Australia Awards Office at:   the ex-Café Aroma site, Rua. Belarmino Lobo, Bidau Akadiru-Hun, Dili, or email your application Elvis Tinoco, AATL Senior Program Manager: Communications, Reporting & Alumni Support: Email: elvis.tinoco@thepalladiumgroup.com


Applications closes 5pm AEST on Sunday 7th February 2016. Late applications will not be considered, only successful applicants will be contacted.