Full-time, one-year contract (with the possibility of renewal)
US$800 per month (gross), plus other benefits
For this vacancy we are only able to consider candidates who are fluent in English and Tetum.
The Programme Officer will be jointly responsible, with the Progressio Timor-Leste Country Representative, for the coordination of Progressio Timor-Leste projects with all partner organisations where Progressio Development Workers are based.
S/he will also contribute to programme development, planning, monitoring and evaluation, and the management of Development Workers, as well as recruitment, report writing and some communications, networking and advocacy work.
The successful candidate should have a degree or appropriate qualification in Development Studies, or another relevant discipline.
Extensive practical work experience in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating development projects, and of project/programme administration and competence in: financial administration, personnel management (including staff selection and induction) and report writing (narrative and financial) are essential. You should also have experience in a skill-share and advocacy setting; of working with governmental and non-governmental actors in Timor-Leste, and of working in a resource poor environment.
Excellent organisational, coordination and project management skills; good problem solving skills, an openness to learning and a drive for innovation and excellence; good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to liaise effectively with people at various levels, and communicate complex issues in briefings and presentations to different audiences in an accessible way are required. You should also bring to the role a proven ability to think and act strategically in response to development issues; a good grasp of gender analysis and dynamics; the ability to work as a member of a multicultural team and to work on own initiative; the willingness to undertake road travel in Timor-Leste; sensitivity in a multi-culture and multi-faith environment, and a commitment to and sympathy with Progressio's purpose, vision and values.
It is essential that you complete Progressio’s application form in full, as very specific information is required and will be used to decide whether or not you will be short-listed for an interview.
For further information and an application form visit www.progressio.org.uk/jobs
For an informal chat about this post, please contact Mr Donald Dean Goertzen on 331 2578, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 21 March 2013 Interviews (in Dili): End of March/beginning of April 2013
Please return the completed application form to: email@example.com
Please note that this vacancy is being re-advertised, previous applicants need not re-apply.