Job Announcement : National Community Development Officer (Closing date – 15 August)

Program Overview

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, 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 Opportunity

We are currently seeking applications for a National Community Development Officer to join our PHD (Partnership for Human Development) Team with the possibility of an extension. The National Community Development Officer will be a leader in the development of rural water services management models that extend the current GMR and community management approaches so that Timor-Leste can achieve its SDP and SDG targets. The role will also provide technical input and technical support, identify and develop solutions to the issue of rural water sustainability in Timor-Leste;

Key Requirements

  • Demonstrated experience high level of skills in community facilitation, preferably in the water sector;
  • in mentoring less experienced colleagues to facilitate community development;
  • Experience in developing and delivering training courses related to community development and facilitation;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and constructively with team members to maintain a positive work environment and team spirit, particularly in a remote work set-up.

Further Information & Application

Further information in regards to this opportunity can found in the Position Description available from the Careers page of Abt Associates website at:

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

Applications close Tuesday, 15th August 2017 (11pm Timor-Leste).

We welcome and thank all applications, however only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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.

nal Community Development Officer

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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