Country Representative - Progressio, Dili

Full-time (35 hours per week), two-year fixed-term contract US$34,500 gross per annum
Please note that the selected applicant will be required to take up the post before the end of March 2012 at the latest.

For this post, we especially encourage experienced Timorese professionals to apply.
The post holder will be responsible for the management of Progressio’s programme in Timor- Leste, ensuring the delivery of programme plans. S/he will have a pivotal role in defining development policy and priority areas for Progressio's work in the country, working together with local partners, development workers and other stakeholders.

Within the context of Progressio’s work of skill-sharing and advocacy, the post holder will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of Progressio’s 2010 - 2015 strategic plan for Timor-Leste.

This post requires a skilled and talented individual, with demonstrable leadership and programme management experience, who can deal with complex issues, a demanding workload, and can communicate well with a wide range of people.

Educated to degree level in a relevant field, the post holder will have a minimum of five years’ experience in NGO management, with demonstrable experience in: programme management; financial planning/ management, with proven finance/ budgeting skills; strategy and policy formulation and implementation; resource mobilisation (including reporting to and liaising with donors), and human resources management. S/he will also have experience of network building and working with civil society organisations, including faith-based organisations.

Sound knowledge and analysis of the South East Asian and Timorese political and economic contemporary context; good understanding of international development issues, and the role of civil society organisations and multilateral bodies in development; well-developed project cycle skills (e.g. design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation), and a sound grasp of gender analysis and dynamics are essential. The post holder should also have excellent interpersonal, representational and influencing skills; leadership skills, including the ability to think and act strategically; good problem solving skills; the ability to adapt skills and knowledge and work with existing resources; the ability to prioritise a heavy workload and to work to tight deadlines, and to live and work effectively in a challenging environment, and in compliance with security measures.

Strong numeracy skills; competence in spreadsheet accounting; cultural sensitivity and the ability to work with diverse and marginalised groups; willingness to work with faith-based constituencies; to learn Tetum, and the ability and readiness to travel by car frequently and widely within Timor-Leste, and outside the country if needed, are also essential.
 
How to apply: 
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. Please note that CVs/resumes will not be accepted.

For further information and an Application.

Closing date: 12 February 2011
Interviews: End of February 2012

Please return the completed application form to: Recruitment@progressio.org.uk

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