Dili Timor-Leste


Closing date: 23 April 2024 @23:59 GMT

Location: Dili, Timor-Leste

“Open for all Nationals”

“Timorese nationals and women professionals are encouraged to apply”.

Contract: 2 years fixed-term contract with possibility of extension

One Oxfam Grade: B2

Salary and benefits: in line with Oxfam values and according to location

Flexible working: We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam in Asia of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of working arrangements that might work for you

About Oxfam

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.

We are an international confederation of 21 organisations (affiliates) working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and influencing, currently in more than 90 countries

About Oxfam Timor-Leste

Around the globe, Oxfam works to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. Oxfam works with partner organisations and alongside vulnerable women and men to end the injustices that cause poverty.

Oxfam has been working for positive change in Timor-Leste since 1974. Oxfam has maintained an operational in-country presence in Timor-Leste since 2000 and currently has staff present in Dili, Covalima and Oecusse.

Since 2000 the Oxfam program in Timor-Leste has transitioned from a predominately humanitarian response to long term development, partnership and influencing programs.

Oxfam in Timor-Leste is developing a new influencing country strategy for 2021-2025. This strategy is built on Oxfam’s strengths in partnership, inclusion, gender justice, fighting against inequality and supporting citizen’s voices in decision-making. Building on to the 2021-25 program, CD-Timore-Leste will also be responsible for developing new country strategy 2026 onwards. The Oxfam in Timor-Leste country strategy is underpinned by Oxfam’s Global Strategy 2020 – 2030 and the Oxfam in Asia Regional Strategy 2030, bringing into Timor-Leste Oxfam’s global and regional expertise, as well sharing to the world the unique achievements and experiences from Oxfam in Timor-Leste.

The Role

Oxfam International Asia Regional Platform is looking for the Country Director to lead, develop, manage, and represent all Oxfam’s program and operations in Timor-Leste. The role involves providing strategic leadership to the Oxfam Timor-Leste country program, supporting teams in developing and implementing quality programming in influencing, development and humanitarian sectors, ensuring effective management systems and processes, building strong relationships with stakeholders, overseeing the delivery of the Oxfam Country Strategy in Timor-Leste, and coordinating effectively with affiliates in the confederation.

Who we’re looking for

Country Director- Timor-Leste will be an experienced, dedicated, and highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to Oxfam’s values and beliefs with the following qualification and competencies:

  • Significant senior leadership and management experience in Timor-Leste in the development and delivery of high-quality program and influencing strategies.
  • Proven track record of leading, motivating, supporting and empowering teams in Timor-Leste with a commitment to promoting local leadership, gender equality and inclusion of diversity.
  • Demonstrated skills in cross cultural communication and leading diverse and cross cultural teams.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to think strategically, including to link the country program context to a regional and global framework.
  • Proven ability to transfer skills and knowledge to team members.
  • High level interpersonal, influencing and communication skills with a proven track record of success in representing an organization in Timor-Leste with partners, government agencies, private sector organizations, NGOs, media and donors at senior level: nationally and globally.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in overseeing financial budgeting, management and reporting .

What we offer

This role will give you an opportunity to lead the Timor-Leste country team, make a difference, to act as key contributor in leading Oxfam Timor-Leste’s strategic goals and to work with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their technical fields. The role offers opportunities for training and professional development, and fair pay and competitive benefits package.

Oxfam is committed to providing a fair compensation package and to providing a flexible, supportive, working environment.

About us

We are an international confederation of 21 organizations (affiliates) plus the Oxfam International Secretariat, working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

All our work is led by our core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness, Courage, Solidarity and Equality.

We are committed to ensuring diversity, equity, inclusion and representation within our organization. We believe in equality of opportunity regardless of race or racial group [including colour, nationality, ethnicity, national origins], religion or belief, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy, maternity and paternity.

Our commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam International Secretariat also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, if a job applicant has been employed by another member of the scheme, we will request information from that organization about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

How to apply

How to apply

Please go to this link oxfam Careers and upload an up-to-date CV and a covering letter, clearly explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile. Your application will be assessed based on both cover letter and CV.

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 23-Apr-24