Workforce Development Strategic Review, Timor-Leste

Apply by 21 November 2017
Senior-level , Short-term contract assignment
Posted on 11 November 2017

Job Description

The Government of Australia provides on-going support to the Government of Timor-Leste (GoTL) to achieve its development goals and national development outcomes. Australia’s aid program in Timor-Leste currently has three strategic objectives: improving livelihoods, enhancing human development and strengthening governance and institutions. A Performance Assessment Framework for the Australian Aid program in Timor-Leste is currently being developed. Under the strategic theme of economy, the aid program has three key outcomes: (1) more people are workforce ready; (2) more jobs and a stronger private sector; and (3) improved rural incomes.

Australia is currently funding the Workforce Development Program Timor-Leste, which aims to contribute towards these three economy theme outcomes, in particular the outcome of more people are workforce ready. This program will conclude in December 2018, however a new subsequent program addressing workforce development in Timor-Leste will be designed and planned for commencement in 2019. The Australian government in Timor-Leste has commissioned a Workforce Development Strategic Review, in order to review the current program, and provide recommendations to inform the design of the next phase of programming.

GHD is therefore seeking applications for three short term positions: a Technical Specialist in Workforce Development, an Evaluation Specialist, and a National Consultant. Either the Technical Specialist or Evaluation Specialist position will also assume the role of Review Team Leader. Applicants will require post graduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject, extensive relevant professional experience and exceptional report writing skills. The Technical Specialist will require demonstrated experience in the workforce development sector, preferably in a context similar to Timor-Leste and an understanding of the economic and cultural dynamics that affect workforce development in a development context. The Evaluation Specialist must demonstrate a high level of analytical skills including the ability to gather and interpret information and both roles may also require Team Leader experience. The National Consultant will require demonstrated understanding of workforce development and vocational skills and training in Timor-Leste, and experience in conducting reviews or evaluations. The successful candidates must adhere to GHD’s Child Protection Policy, Integrity Management Policy, Code of Conduct and other key policies. These positions require short term inputs between January and April 2018.

National Consultant

Technical Specialist

Evaluation Specialist

To express your interest please click on the link corresponding to the position you are applying for and submit a one-page overview of your proposed approach to implementing this review, your CV and cover letter addressing the selection criteria. Please include the title of the position you are applying for and details of three referees. The Terms of Reference for The Review are available on request by contacting Ana Carla Carrascalão-Gomes on Closing Date Tuesday 21 November. Please note in your application if you would like to be considered for the Review Team Leader role within this position, and demonstrate your suitability for this.

About the Organization

GHD's International Development Assistance (IDA) Team delivers project management and technical services for the world's largest development organisations to improve the lives of people in developing countries. Since 1968, we have collaborated with local communities and international aid agencies on over 800 international projects, in 70 countries, in support of sustainable development and poverty reduction.

More information

c. Worforce Development Review_TOR for National Consultant.pdf
b. Worforce Development Review_TOR for Evaluation Specialist.pdf
a. Workforce Development Strategic Review_TOR for Technical Specialist.pdf

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