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pt; font-family: Arial;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></span></span></p>  <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span style=""><span style=""><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Timor-Leste became independent in 2002.<span style="">&nbsp; </span>A democratic semi-presidential governance system based upon the separation of powers and mutual cooperation of the institutions of state was developed.<o:p></o:p></span></span></span></p>  <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span style=""><span style=""><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></span></span></p>  <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span style=""><span style=""><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">The National Parliament is the cornerstone of the democratic system and good governance. It is currently comprised of 65 members. It is headed by the President of the National Parliament. 9 political parties are constituted in party benches. Detailed parliamentary scrutiny of legislation and government actions is delegated to 9 standing committees of multi-party composition. The parliamentarians are supported in their work by a Secretariat of approximately 40 staff which is headed by a Director. The Secretariat is divided into several functional departments, which assume responsibility for work in the general areas of Finance and Administration, Plenary support, Committee support, and Communications functions. This organizational structure is under revision at the moment to respond to present challenges.<o:p></o:p></span></span></span></p>  <p class="MsoBodyText"><span style=""><span style=""><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></span></span></p>  <p class="MsoBodyText"><span style=""><span style=""><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">The National Parliament was established from scratch in a setting of inexperienced parliamentarians; an acute shortage of skilled personnel and significant language barriers. Systems and processes are in the early stages in some cases and non-existent in others. Achievements are not yet consolidated and many challenges can only be defeated with long-term assistance. UNDP has supported the growth of the legislature since 2003. The revised Parliament Project 2006-08 comprises comprehensive capacity-development interventions in five strategic areas: oversight capacity; legislative support; democratic representation; gender mainstreaming and; Secretariat capacity building. The overall objective of the project is to develop the institutional capacities that allow the parliament to fully and effectively perform its constitutional mandate.</span></span></span><span style=""><span style=""><span style=""> <o:p></o:p></span></span></span></p>  <p class="MsoBodyText"><span style=""><span style=""><span style=""><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></span></span></p>  <p class="MsoBodyText"><span style=""><span style=""><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">In collaboration with the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the Project is developing a medium-term technical training programme for the Secretariat staff. There is a need to complement this exercise with an assessment of national counterpartsí current capacities and capabilities and harmonise them with the training programme following a prioritization exercise. It will be critical to revise training and capacity development methodologies as well.<o:p></o:p></span></span></span></p>  <p class="MsoBodyText"><span style=""><span style=""><span style=""><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></span></span></p>  <p class="MsoBodyText"><span style=""><span style=""><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">UNDPís capacity development priorities focus on scaling up national and local capacities for more sustainable and integrated development results, to address the Millennium Declaration and Millennium Development Goals.<span style="">&nbsp; </span>Ensuring that capacity diagnostics and strategies permeate all stages of the development process, to address the demands on a countryís planning, resource management and policy making capacities, as well as its institutional and service delivery structures, is at the heart of the work underway.<o:p></o:p></span></span></span></p>  <p class="MsoBodyText"><span style=""><span style=""><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></span></span></p>  <p class="MsoBodyText"><span style=""><span style=""><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">UNDP has developed specific initiatives and tools to better support countries address national and local capacity challenges.<span style="">&nbsp; </span>This will also contribute towards positioning the wider UN development system as a substantive partner in the national articulation of MDG-framed poverty reduction strategies, with a focus on the national capacity development strategies that must be embedded with them.<span style="">&nbsp; </span>UNDP works to: a) codify and share knowledge on CD; b) review, develop and test CD tools and methodologies; and c) support cross practice CD programmes.<span style="">&nbsp; </span>To this end, UNDPís results-budgeting and core resource allocation has included capacity development for the MDGs as core criteria.<o:p></o:p></span></span></span></p>  <p class="MsoBodyText"><span style=""><span style=""><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></span></span></p>  <p class="MsoBodyText"><span style=""><span style=""><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Capacity development is an essential part of UNDPís support to a countryís MDG-based national development strategies and plans.<span style="">&nbsp; </span>Capacity development (CD) support is delivered through a set of integrated services, comprising capacity assessments; capacity development response strategies; capacity development costing; and monitoring and evaluation of capacity development.<span style="">&nbsp; </span><o:p></o:p></span></span></span></p>  <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span style=""><span style=""><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></span></span></p>  <span style=""></span>  <p class="MsoNormal"><span style=""><b style=""><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></span></p>  <p class="MsoNormal"><span style=""><b style=""><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Job Summary<o:p></o:p></span></b></span></p>  <p class="MsoNormal"><span style=""><b style=""><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></span></p>  <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span style=""><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">The Capacity Development Expert will work with relevant parliament counterparts and project advisers across all sectors to assess capacity development needs, challenges and opportunities and to produce a short-term and a medium-term strategy that incorporates capacity development best practices. Emphasis should be on capacity needs at<span style="color: black;"> the individual (skills, knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, etc.) or organizational (systems and processes) or enabling environment (policies, cultures, legal frameworks, etc.) levels.</span><b style=""><o:p></o:p></b></span></span></p>  <p class="MsoNormal"><span style=""><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></span></p>  <p class="MsoNormal"><span style=""><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></span></p>  <p class="MsoNormal"><span style=""><b style=""><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Specific duties include:<o:p></o:p></span></b></span></p>  <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify; page-break-after: avoid;"><span style=""><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></span></p>  <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span style=""><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Under the supervision of the CTA, the Capacity Development (CD) Expert will undertake the following duties and responsibilities:<o:p></o:p></span></span></p>  <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span style=""><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></span></p>  <p class="MsoBodyText" style="margin-left: 28.35pt; text-indent: -28.35pt;"><span style=""><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Symbol;"><span style="">∑<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Conduct a systematic capacity assessment of parliament secretariat staff and, to the extend necessary parliamentarians, and develop a suitable capacity development strategy that links individual and organizational capacities in harmony with UNDP-IPU training programme;<o:p></o:p></span></span></p>  <p class="MsoBodyText" style="margin-left: 28.35pt; text-indent: -28.35pt;"><span style=""><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Symbol;"><span style="">∑<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Conduct awareness-raising and working sessions with the political and administrative leadership on all aspects related to a capacity development strategy for the National Parliament and its integration in the institutional strategic planning exercise;<o:p></o:p></span></span></p>  <p class="MsoBodyText" style="margin-left: 28.35pt; text-indent: -28.35pt;"><span style=""><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Symbol;"><span style="">∑<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Identify capacity development priorities as part of the above mentioned exercises;<o:p></o:p></span></span></p>  <p class="MsoBodyText" style="margin-left: 28.35pt; text-indent: -28.35pt;"><span style=""><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Symbol;"><span style="">∑<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Provide CD project support to new and ongoing initiatives as required<o:p></o:p></span></span></p>  <p class="MsoBodyText" style="margin-left: 28.35pt; text-indent: -28.35pt;"><span style=""><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Symbol;"><span style="">∑<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Identify and synthesize CD best practices and lessons learnt and feed into ongoing policy and programme discussions and applications<o:p></o:p></span></span></p>  <p class="MsoBodyText" style="margin-left: 28.35pt; text-indent: -28.35pt;"><span style=""><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Symbol;"><span style="">∑<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Specifically and in conjunction with the Human Resources Expert, develop a short-term and medium-term strategic training workplan that builds on the UNDP-IPU programme, with innovative means to learning introduced including a monitoring and evaluation plan;<o:p></o:p></span></span></p>  <p class="MsoBodyText" style="margin-left: 28.35pt; text-indent: -28.35pt;"><span style=""><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Symbol;"><span style="">∑<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Assess enabling situation for an exit strategy for the advisors with service provision responsibilities and line functions being gradually minimized in the short-term and medium-termĖ special consideration may be required in the case of Legal Advisors who are likely to be required to deliver a line service for the next five years. <o:p></o:p></span></span></p>  <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 27pt; text-align: justify;"><span style=""><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></span></p>  <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span style=""><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">The consultant shall bring his or her laptop and mobile telephone.</span></span><span style=""><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"><o:p></o:p></span></span></p>  <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span style=""><b style=""><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></span></p>  <span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; color: black;"><br style="page-break-before: always;" clear="all"> </span>  <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;" align="right"><span style=""><b style=""><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></span></p>  <p class="MsoNormal"><span style=""><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></span></p>  <p class="MsoNormal"><span style=""><b style=""><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Competencies (Essential knowledge and experience):<o:p></o:p></span></b></span></p>  <p class="MsoNormal"><span style=""><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></span></p>  <ol style="margin-top: 0in;" start="1" type="1"><li class="MsoNormal" style="color: black; text-align: justify;"><span style=""><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Outstanding ability to communicate skills and      experience to others as a trainer, advisor or consultant;<o:p></o:p></span></span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="color: black; text-align: justify;"><span style=""><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Strong negotiating and managerial skills to be able to      work both independently and as a member of a team;<o:p></o:p></span></span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="color: black; text-align: justify;"><span style=""><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Excellent interpersonal, intercultural, communication      and<span style="">&nbsp; </span>networking with a demonstrated      ability to build and maintain professional relationships; <o:p></o:p></span></span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="color: black; text-align: justify;"><span style=""><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"><span style="">&nbsp;</span>Demonstrated      ability to work effectively with senior political and administrative      leaderships;<o:p></o:p></span></span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="color: black; text-align: justify;"><span style=""><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Previous experience of working with the UNDP would be      highly advantageous; <o:p></o:p></span></span></li></ol>  <p class="MsoBodyText" style="margin-left: 0.5in; text-indent: -0.25in;"><span style=""><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"><span style="">6.<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Substantive knowledge of regional CD priorities, challenges and opportunities<o:p></o:p></span></span></p>  <p class="MsoBodyText" style="margin-left: 0.5in; text-indent: -0.25in;"><span style=""><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"><span style="">7.<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Technical knowledge of capacity assessment methodologies<o:p></o:p></span></span></p>  <p class="MsoBodyText" style="margin-left: 0.5in; text-indent: -0.25in;"><span style=""><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"><span style="">8.<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Demonstrated field experience in undertaking surveys, participatory assessment or related exercises<o:p></o:p></span></span></p>  <p class="MsoBodyText" style="margin-left: 0.5in; text-indent: -0.25in;"><span style=""><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"><span style="">9.<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Knowledge of functional capacities for planning, budgeting and monitoring<o:p></o:p></span></span></p>  <p class="MsoBodyText" style="margin-left: 0.5in; text-indent: -0.25in;"><span style=""><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"><span style="">10.<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Experience with engaging on knowledge/learning platforms<o:p></o:p></span></span></p>  <p class="MsoBodyText" style="margin-left: 0.5in; text-indent: -0.25in;"><span style=""><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"><span style="">11.<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Demonstrated ability to engage well in cross-sector teams<o:p></o:p></span></span></p>  <p class="MsoBodyText" style="margin-left: 0.5in; text-indent: -0.25in;"><span style=""><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"><span style="">12.<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Demonstrated communication skills, with experience in consultation processes and presentation of knowledge products<o:p></o:p></span></span></p>  <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span style=""><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></span></p>  <p class="MsoNormal"><span style=""><b style=""><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Qualifications:<o:p></o:p></span></b></span></p>  <p class="MsoBodyText" style="margin-left: 0.5in; text-indent: -0.25in;"><span style=""><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Symbol;"><span style="">∑<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Masterís degree in development studies, economics or public policy/public administration or equivalent experience<o:p></o:p></span></span></p>  <p class="MsoBodyText" style="margin-left: 0.5in; text-indent: -0.25in;"><span style=""><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Symbol;"><span style="">∑<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">A minimum of 7 years of experience in international development and cooperation, with extensive recent field experience working in developing countries, and in capacity development initiatives in the public sector<o:p></o:p></span></span></p>  <p class="MsoBodyText" style="margin-left: 0.5in; text-indent: -0.25in;"><span style=""><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Symbol;"><span style="">∑<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Solid experience with capacity assessment and capacity development methodologies and applications<o:p></o:p></span></span></p>  <p class="MsoBodyText" style="margin: 0in -14.55pt 0.0001pt 0.5in; text-indent: -0.25in;"><span style=""><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Symbol;"><span style="">∑<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Excellent command of English, including drafting and presentation skills; knowledge of Portuguese, Indonesian or Tetum an asset.<o:p></o:p></span></span></p>  <p class="MsoNormal"><span style=""><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></span></p>  <p class="MsoNormal"><span style=""><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></span></p>  <p class="MsoNormal"><span style=""><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Please submit your applications together with curriculum vitae or P11 form and relevant supporting documents to the following address and contacts:<o:p></o:p></span></span></p>  <p class="MsoNormal"><span style=""><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></span></p>  <h3><span style="">Human Resources Unit </span></h3>  <h3><span style="">UNDP Dili, </span></h3>  <h3><span style=""><st1:Street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">UN House Caicoli Street</st1:address></st1:Street>, </span></h3>  <h3><span style="">Dili,<span style="">&nbsp; </span><st1:place w:st="on">Timor</st1:place> Leste </span></h3>  <p class="MsoNormal"><span style=""></span><a href="mailto:personnel.tp@undp.org"><span style=""><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">personnel.tp@undp.org</span></span><span style=""></span></a><span style=""><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"><o:p></o:p></span></span></p>  <p class="MsoNormal"><span style=""><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Only short-listed candidates will be notified. Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.<o:p></o:p></span></span></p>  <p class="MsoNormal"><span style=""><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></span></p>  <span style=""></span>  <p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>