Job Announcement – Deputy Team Leader Operations

Deputy Team Leader – Operations
·       Based in Dili, Timor-Leste
·       Full-time position for 1 year with possibility of extension

The Program

The Partnership for Human Development (PHD) represents Australia’s long-term vision for enhancing human development in Timor Leste. It brings together the Australian Embassy’s (Timor-Leste) diverse activities in health, education, water, sanitation, nutrition, gender equality, disability and social protection into a single program to maximise effectiveness, relevance and performance. This investment in Timor-Leste will work towards Strategic Objective 2 of Australia’s Timor-Leste Aid Investment Plan: enhancing human development. Improved human development will ensure that coming generations of Timorese people are better able to lead, contribute to and benefit from their nation’s economic and social development.

The Position

The Deputy Team Leader – Operations will have the primary responsibility of establishing, implementing and managing operational and corporate services. This leadership position will be an effective team member of the PHD Executive and Senior Management team in the overall management of the PHD program and lead the PHD operations team including HR, finance, grants, procurement, fleet, security, information technology, events, translation and communications. This role will support a coherent, adaptable and effective portfolio of technical interventions and strategically aligned with the PHD work plan and program outcomes.

The successful candidate will bring a unique blend of operational expertise in the development sector and program management experience in an international development context, preferably in South East Asia. We are seeking an experienced program specialist with proven results in managing operational teams, and maintaining quality assurance in multi-sectoral international development programs who has exceptional relationship management skills. The incumbent must be able to work with a diverse range of stakeholders, and be able to lead and inspire a team to deliver technical excellence in program implementation.

This is a pivotal leadership position to ensure the program’s quality, impact, cohesion and sustainability. The incumbent will contribute to the program’s overall management as a key member of the PHD Executive and Senior Management team.

The PHD Program is a 5 year program.  The position is available for 12 months duration with the possibility of extension based on individual performance, approval of program budget and alignment with ongoing program work plan.

Further Information and How to Apply:

Further information in regards to this opportunity can be found from the Careers page of Abt Associate’s website at

It is preferred that all applications should be submitted online via the Careers page listed above; should you experience difficulties with submitting your application online, applications may also be lodged through email  – in this instance, please insert the job title in the email subject heading.

All applications to include a current CV, cover letter and a response to the key selection criteria. We welcome all applications, however due to the high volume of applications received, we regret that only shortlisted candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
Closing date: Monday 17th April 2017 (midnight AEST)

About Abt Associates

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

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