15. Ensure adherence to the ILO rules and regulations for financial and administrative matters.

16. Perform other relevant tasks as requested by the Country Director.

Required qualifications


First level university degree in development studies, economics, social science, management, or related field.


At least 3 years relevant experience working in the development field, preferably on Child Labour or Child Protection with strong project management skills;
Field work and experience coordinating with local, national and other key stakeholders;
Previous experience and knowledge on child labour issues;
Knowledge and familiarity with development issues in Timor-Leste and the national context;
Experience in research and analysis, policy and advocacy work will be a distinct advantage.

Familiarity and previous work experience with the ILO or other UN agencies would be an added advantage.


Excellent written and spoken command of English and Tetum (duty station local language).


Demonstrated experience in planning, managing, monitoring and evaluating programs at the national level in the field of socio-economic development.

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse groups (i.e governmental departments, employers‘ and workers‘ employers‘ organizations, non-governmental groups and research institutions) in various parts of the country;
Good communication skills, both written and verbal;
Good ability to interpret project information and to identify and analyze problems with implementation

Ability to work independently, quickly, precisely, and take initiative and responsibility

Ability to work under pressure and to meet the deadline

Proficient in Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel, web-browsers and database applications

Ability to deal with people with tact and diplomacy.

Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes

Recruitment process

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