The Australian Government’s aid policy - promoting prosperity, reducing poverty, enhancing stability - underscores the importance of a skilled population for the growth of an economy. In particular, it states that Australia will prioritise skills for growth, by improving access to quality assured technical education and training, which matches the needs of the private sector.
The Workforce Development Program Timor-Leste (WDPTL) will support these objectives through two Components:
Scholarships and Alumni Support (SAS); and Skills Development and Employment (SDE).
The goals of WDPTL are to: Improve human resource capacity in targeted areas; and foster ongoing linkages between Australia and Timor-Leste at the individual, organisational and country levels.
The End-of-Program Outcomes (EOPOs) are that Timor-Leste women and men supported by WDPTL will have relevant skills, knowledge and networks that prepare them for employment / work; are making a contribution to Timor-Leste’s development; have ongoing links with Australian people, organisation and institutions; have improved employment outcomes.
SAS provides tertiary level scholarships to Australia and professional development opportunities for scholarship alumni, ensuring they have ongoing links with other alumni and with Australian organisations, institutions and people. The SDE component is an investment in Timor-Leste’s vocational training and employment and will provide young people with improved access to quality skills, enabling them to enter productive employment, including self-employment opportunities and obtaining employment overseas.
The Workforce Development Program for Timor-Leste is managed by Palladium International on behalf of the Australian Government.
Purpose of the Position:
To provide high level, strategic and staff management support to the Team Leader in managing WDPTL. Duties: Under the direction of the Team Leader, The Deputy Team Leader will be responsible for providing strategic guidance and government and other stakeholder engagement, ensuring WDPTL activities are aligned with and effectively supporting the policies and directions of the Governments of Timor-Leste and Australia.
Operationally, the role will provide strategic management to the Scholarship and Alumni Support component and manage implementation of the program’s cross-cutting work areas. In managing these areas, this position will work across all program components to deliver efficiencies, implement consistent policies and standards and contribute to the achievement of value for money in program implementation.
Specific duties include:
* Staff Management
* Strategic Guidance and Leadership
* Scholarships and Alumni Support
* Gender, Equity and Social Inclusion
* Media, Communication and Public Diplomacy
* Stakeholder Engagement and Partnership Development
* Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting
The ideal candidate for Deputy Team Leader will:
* Relevant qualification in development, program management, public service or similar
* Have proven experience working with Government of Timor-Leste agencies at a strategic and/or policy level
* Have experience leading or implementing programs related to workforce development, education, skills development and/or employment
* Have extensive experience working on GESI issues at a strategic level, ideally in Timor-Leste
* Have extensive experience with leading and/or implementing media and communication efforts in a government or development organisation
* Have knowledge and experience of implementing Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning plans in a development (or similar) program
* Have high level experience and skills in analysis, presentations, report writing and communication in English with Tetun fluency a strong advantage
* Have proven experience leading and motivating teams and managing performance
* Previous experience with managing a scholarships or Alumni association is desirable
Location(s): East Timor - - Dili
About the Organization
Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.
For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.
Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.