Within the overall global strategy of the MAP 16 project, it has country specific components including in Timor-Leste. The MAP 16 project’s Timor-Leste component builds on achievement of the USDOL funded - Global Action Programme on Child Labour (GAP) which ended in 2017, and contribute to Timor-Leste commitment to eliminate child labour. The current project builds on the work completed on the previous project and has the following outcomes:

Outcome 1: Timor-Leste will have a solid knowledge and policy base on child labour that can be easily up-dated and expanded;
Outcome 2: The legal framework on child labour in Timor-Leste is up-to-date and in line with relevant international conventions;
Outcome 3: Children, parents, employers and the general public have a solid understanding of what child labour is and how it can be avoided;
Outcome 4: Key professional groups in government and civil society are well versed with child labour and have access to knowledge and procedures that allow them to take action as part of their daily work.

The duration of the project is 24 months

Reporting Lines

The National Project Coordinator in Timor-Leste will work under the overall supervision of the ILO Director for Indonesia and Timor-Leste with technical backstopping and guidance from the officer designated for backstopping the project from the FUNDAMENTALS Branch at ILO HQ in Geneva and ILO DWT ROAP Bangkok.

Description of Duties

The National Project Coordinator is the project key personnel and will have a critical role to play in ensuring the effective implementation of the project in accordance with the project document and work plan and be the main technical liaison for communication with stakeholders on project activities. The National Project Coordinator will work together with the National Commission against Child Labour (CNTI) and government authorities and will coordinate with other key actors including UN agencies, and Child Protection Working Groups. S/he will also ensure timely reporting and appropriate visibility of the project in different forums.

With the technical support from FUNDAMENTALS Branch ILO HQ, ILO DWT ROAP Bangkok and ILO CO-Jakarta, the National Project Coordinator will have the following responsibilities:


1. Ensure the management and implementation of all project activities, through timely provision of inputs, effective backstopping, and efficient delivery of outputs, in conformity with ILO policies, programming guidelines and administrative and financial procedures.