Communications Officer

Communications Officer 

  • Based in Dili, Timor-Leste
  • 12 month contract, with possibility of extension

The Program

The Australia Timor-Leste Partnership for Human Development (PHD) supports the Government of Timor-Leste’s Strategic Development Plan 2011-2030 and reflects Australia’s commitment to work in partnership with Timor-Leste to enhance human development over the next decade. PHD’s vision is to support the people and Government of Timor-Leste to build and sustain healthy, educated and prosperous individuals and communities, who live with dignity and determine their own future. PHD brings together, under one program, what were previously eight separate Australian Government investments in health, education, sanitation, water, nutrition, gender equality, disability and social protection.

The Position

The Communications Officer will support the Communications Adviser in implementing the PHD communications strategy and guidelines, and maintaining internal and external communication resources and channels. The position will support the delivery of communication campaigns and advocacy based on PHD sectoral priorities, and assist in generating public support for the program’s strategic development goals using a range of communication methods.

The ideal candidate will have a relevant Bachelor Degree in communications (or similar) with at least five years communications experience in the international development sector. Excellent written and oral English communication skills are essential, together with advanced working knowledge of MS Office and basic knowledge of Adobe (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator).

PHD is a 5 year program to 25 April 2021. This position is available for 12 month contract duration with possibility of extension based on individual performance, approval of program budget and alignment with ongoing program work plan.

Further Information and How to Apply

For full details, the position description can be viewed online via this link

Applications can be lodged through PHD Human Resources email – please insert the job title in the email subject heading. All applications to include a current CV and cover letter.

Closing date: Wednesday 29 March 2017 (11pm Timor-Leste)

Abt Associates is a recognised leader in the international development sector. Working with our many partners, Abt Associates implements bold innovative solutions to improve the lives of the community and deliver valued outcomes for our clients. We provide a comprehensive range of services from policy to service delivery in the public and private sectors contributing to long term benefits for clients and communities. Operating in remote and challenging environments, we offer innovative solutions, extensive experience in the region, strong technical capacity, and a proven project management track record. We are committed to gender equity in our employment strategies and encourage applications from capable women. Abt Associates is a child safe organisation and promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children.

Human Resource | Partnership for Human Development

1st Lane, Block E01-12, Palm Business & Trade Center

Surik Mas, Fatumeta Bairro-Pite, Dili, Timor-Leste

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