Abt Associates Job Vacancy: Deputy Team Leader - Technical, Dili - Timor Leste

Deputy Team Leader - Technical
  • Leadership opportunity to contribute to the Partnership for Human Development program in Timor Leste
  • 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 – Technical will manage all PHD technical sectors and provide strategic and technical oversight to the program. The position will manage and support the performance of direct line reports, and oversee the planning and implementation of all development activities across the program’s technical areas – health, education, water, sanitation, nutrition, gender, disability and social protection. The role will support technical leads in delivering PHD sector work plans, including the delivery and quality assurance of technical inputs, and program reporting as required.

The successful candidate will bring a unique blend of technical expertise in the development sector and program management experience in an international development context, preferably in South East Asia. We are seeking an experienced development specialist with proven results in driving technical coherence, 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 Click Here

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 hr@phd.tl  - 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 30 January 2017 (midnight AEST)

About Abt Associates
Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research, evaluation and implementing programs in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and was named one of the 40 international development innovators. The company has offices in the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom, with program offices in more than 50 countries.