Deputy Team Leader - Technical

Abt Associates - Australia
Dili, Timor-Leste
Apply by 24 August 2018
Mid-level , Long-term consulting assignment
Posted on 9 August 2018

Job Description

  • ARF Classification: C3-C4 based on competencies and experience of preferred candidate
  • Fixed-term duration from mid-November 2018 to May 2021
  • Based in Dili, Timor-Leste
The Program

The Australia Timor-Leste Partnership for Human Development (PHD) supports the Government of Timor-Leste’s Strategic Development Plan 2011-2030 and reflects Australia’s commitment to work in partnership with Timor-Leste to enhance human development over the next decade. PHD’s vision is to improve the wellbeing of all people in Timor-Leste. PHD brings together, under one program, Australian Government investments in health, education, sanitation, water, nutrition, gender equality, disability and social protection.

The Position

The Deputy Team Leader (Technical) will assist the Team Leader in the overall strategic direction and program management of technical interventions, aligned to the approved PHD strategy and annual work plans. This is a pivotal leadership position that can shape program quality, impact, cohesion and sustainability. The role will oversee the Technical Sector Leads in the program areas of Health, Nutrition, Education and WASH; with responsibility for the coordinated delivery and quality assurance of technical inputs that support overall coherence, effectiveness and relevance with the strategic positioning of the program.

The successful candidate will bring a unique blend of strategic and technical expertise together with senior program management experience in the human development sector, preferably applied in South-East Asia. We are seeking an experienced development specialist with proven results in driving technical coherence and quality assurance for multi-sectoral international development programs. Exceptional interpersonal skills are required in developing and maintaining relationships with senior partners and diverse stakeholders; together with the capabilities to lead and inspire a team to deliver technical excellence in program implementation. Experience working in Timor-Leste with Tetum language skills is highly desirable.

Further Information and How to Apply

Full details on the Terms of Reference for this position can be found from the Careers page of Abt Associates website at

It is preferred that applications are submitted online via the Careers page listed above.

Applications can also be lodged through PHD Human Resources email Please insert the job title in the email subject heading. All applications are to include a current CV and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria.

Closing date: Friday 24 August 2018 (midnight AEST)

We welcome and thank all applications received, however only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

About the Organization

Abt Associates is a recognised leader in the international development sector. Working with our many partners, Abt Associates implements bold innovative solutions to improve the lives of the community and deliver valued outcomes for our clients. We provide a comprehensive range of services from policy to service delivery in the public and private sectors contributing to long term benefits for clients and communities. Operating in remote and challenging environments, we offer innovative solutions, extensive experience in the region, strong technical capacity, and a proven project management track record. We are committed to gender equity in our employment strategies and encourage applications from capable women. Abt Associates is a child safe organisation and promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children.

More information

IFA Deputy Team Leader Technical.pdf

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