World Neighbors Job Vacancy: Program Manager - Oecusse, Timor Leste

World Neighbors Job Vacancy Announcement
World Neighbors (WN) is an International non-governmental, non-profit development agency (NGO), working in Oecusse Region, Timor-Leste, to inspire people and strengthen communities to find lasting solutions to hunger, poverty and disease, and promote a healthy environment.
WN is seeking highly qualified candidates to fill the position of Program Manager for an ongoing integrated water and sanitation, conservation and sustainable agriculture project in Oecusse, Timor Leste. 
Summary of Key Responsibilities
  • Oversee the implementation of WN’s country program in Timor-Leste.
  • Lead and supervise WN’s Timor-Leste country team (approximately 9 staff).
  • Work with the Program Coordinator to ensure continued capacity strengthening of local partners and communities (especially Water User Groups).
  • Supervise in-country finance staff to maintain up-to-date program budgets and finance documents.
  • Preparation and submission of regular, timely reports to donors, government and WN.
  • Represent WN to donors, other Timor-Leste development programs, local and national authorities, UN and NGO agencies, and beneficiary communities.
  • Work with the Regional Director on the development of new project proposals.

Summary of Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in CBNRM or WASH development sector programming.
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant subject.
  • Prior experience in supervising and managing staff.
  • Proven ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with donors and government representatives.
  • English language proficiency.

For a copy of the full Terms of Reference, please send an email request to

Candidates interested in applying are asked to send an email with the title Program Manager, containing 1) A cover letter and 2) A current CV with at least two references to (please note that copies of certificates, passports, etc. are not required).

The deadline for all applications is 25th May 2018.

Only short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.