Job: Staff in Economic Affairs and Development Assistance Section in the Embassy of Japan in Timor-Leste

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 The Embassy of Japan in Dili is looking for a national staff member at the Economic Affairs and Development Assistance Section:

  1. Responsibilities

l  Monitors, reports on and provides analysis of major socio-economic developments in Timor-Leste, including the country’s aid policy, legislation and investment environment;

l  Provides assistance in monitoring and implementing Japan’s economic cooperation projects and coordinating with other donors;

l  Maintains close contacts with governments, public/private companies, civil society groups, international partners and other relevant stakeholders;

l  Provides translation and interpretation assistance and supports event management tasks as needed;

l  Manages and distributes incoming and outgoing correspondence, including official letters, documents, faxes and e-mails;

l  Provides, as tasked by the head of section, any other logistical or administrative support, including meeting arrangements;

l  Performs other duties as assigned.

  1. Requirements

l  University degree in economics, law, development or other relevant majors in social sciences, or equivalent experience;

l  Minimum 2 years of relevant experience, preferably within relevant governments, international organizations or non-governmental organizations;

l  Good knowledge of the socio-economic situation in Timor-Leste and Japan’s aid policy; good knowledge of legal frameworks in Timor-Leste is preferred;

l  Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment and effectively coordinate with colleagues and relevant stakeholders;

l  Demonstrated strong analytical and reporting skills;

l  Excellent English skills, both oral and written; Bahasa and Portuguese skills are desirable; knowledge of Japanese language is an advantage;

l  Good computer skills (Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint);

l  Good working knowledge of ITC technologies (phone, fax, email, telephone, fax, e-mail, internet and its software).

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV (including a profile photo which is taken within past 6 month), and references, all written in English, to the Embassy of Japan in Timor-Leste, Avenida Portugal, Dili, Timor-Leste, or email them to, stating the subject ”Application for the Embassy of Japan”, by August 9th, 2017, at 5:00pm.

*All documents submitted to the Embassy will not be returned.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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