[TimorLesteStudies] ALFeLa Vacancy Announcement -Management Adviser

Bu Wilson buvewilson at gmail.com
Tue Jun 24 15:10:16 EST 2014


Vacancy Announcement

Management Advisor

Location: Dili, Timor-Leste
Contract Duration: 5 months with potential to extend pending funding
Applications Close:  4 July 2014

*1.    **About ALFeLa*

Asisténsia Legál ba Feto no Labarik (Women and Children’s Legal Aid) is an
independent and impartial not-for-profit legal aid organisation, based in
Timor-Leste and governed by the needs of women and children in this

ALFeLa became an independent organisation in December 2012. Prior to this,
it was a transitional unit under the administration of the Judicial System
Monitoring Programme. In 2013, ALFeLa grew as a strong independent legal
aid organisation.

ALFeLa has 27 staff and four offices in Dili, Suai, Baucau and Oecusse.
With support from donors such as the Australian Government, UNICEF,
International Women’s Development Agency, and HIVOS, we provide legal
assistance to poor and vulnerable women and children across Timor-Leste’s
13 districts.

ALFeLa is recruiting a Management Advisor to support its management team in
implementing ALFeLa’s programs, and provide strategic support and
capacity-building to ensure ALFeLa’s long term organizational

*2.    **Job description - Management Advisor*

The Management Advisor will work closely with ALFeLa’s management team
including the Director, Program Manager, Coordinator and Finance Manager to
provide support in relation to:

•       Program management including preparing annual work plans, ensuring
that ALFeLa meets donor commitments, ensuring that ALFeLa delivers high
quality programs and designing and implementing effective monitoring and
evaluation mechanisms;

•       Project design, identifying appropriate funding sources,
approaching potential donors and grant writing;

•       Financial management including monitoring expenditure against
budgets, developing cashflow forecasts, monthly financial reconciliation
and negotiating budget realignments with donors;

•       Management of ALFeLa human resources including developing position
descriptions, assisting with staff performance appraisals, capacity
building, contracts, disciplinary measures and management of staff salaries
and benefits;

•       Ensuring strong governance systems within ALFeLa including
compliance with ALFeLa constitution, regular board meetings and reports,
preparing the annual report, establishing clear membership policies and
holding third annual general meeting of ALFeLa; and

•       Technical skills in relation provision of legal assistance to
vulnerable women and children or other relevant technical skills such as
social work, gender or child rights.

The Management Advisor  will be supervised directly by ALFeLa’s Director
Merita Correia. The advisor will be based in Dili, Timor-Leste, but must be
willing to also work as necessary in district offices in Suai, Baucau and

*3.    **Remuneration*

The advisor will be paid a monthly salary to be negotiated with ALFeLa.

The advisor will also be entitled to benefits as provided for in the
Timor-Leste Labour Code, including an annual allowance, separation pay,
sick leave, annual leave and special leave.

The advisor will be provided a communications allowance for telephone calls
and will be reimbursed for work-related travel expenses.

*4.    **Selection Criteria*

*a. Experience*

It is expected that the advisor will have:

•       Demonstrated experience in program design and grant writing for
non-for-profit organisations, including preparation of work plans, M&E
plans and budgets;

•       Demonstrated experience in program management, including monitoring
budget expenditure, donor reporting, monitoring and evaluation;

•       Demonstrated work experience in legal, gender and/or human rights

•       Experience in providing training and capacity building in a
cross-cultural context;

•       Demonstrated commitment to human rights, particularly the rights of
women and children;

•       Knowledge of the history and conditions in Timor-Leste, including
as they relate to gender equality, the formal justice sector and capacity
within local civil society organisations.

*b. Education*

The advisor should have a bachelor’s degree in law, international or
community development, social sciences or international relations

*c. Skills*

The advisor is expected to have the following skills:

•       Strong verbal and written communication skills in English, with
Tetum or Bahasa Indonesia a definite advantage;

•       Excellent written and oral analytical skills;

•       Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural skills;

•       Demonstrated organizational abilities;

•       Computer proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, powerpoint,
email; and

•       Understanding of webpress and basic web-design skills is an

*5.    **How to Apply*

To apply for this position applicants should send their CV and references
together with a short cover letter explaining how they meet the selection
criteria to:

Merita Correia, Director ALFeLa merita.correia at alfela.tl

Anna Yang, Management Advisor anna.yang at alfela.tl

Any queries in relation to this position should be directed to Anna Yang at
the above email or by telephone +670 7799 4017

Applications close on 4 July 2014.
Dr Bu V.E. Wilson
Principal Consultant
Hau Meni & Associates
P.O. Box 3280
Port Vila, Efate

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