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Infrastructure Community Resilience Program Officer

Oxfam in Timor Leste |
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Location: International
Sub location(s): Oxfam in Timor Leste

Oxfam in Timor-Leste has a vacancy, open for creative, passionate, and enthusiastic people to join our team!

Application is now open for the role of Infrastructure Community Resilience Program Officer

We offer:

  • competitive salary and medical allowance, monthly phone, and data allowance
  • generous annual leave, sick leave, compassionate & and cultural leave entitlements
  • Medical allowance for residence staff and medical insurance as per Oxfam Australia policy for non-residence staff.
  • flexible work hours, substantial paternity, maternity, and carers leave, and family-friendly work arrangements.

Join the Oxfam team, expand your career opportunities, and together make a difference for a Timor-Leste that brings rights, equality, and prosperity to all people.


The Community Resilience Program Officer is responsible for supporting the Community Resilience Program Manager to achieve the objectives of relevant projects under the Climate Justice Program Pillar.

The Officer will support the development and delivery of Oxfam’s and partners’ influencing and program activities on resilience related to disaster risk reduction, climate change, and livelihoods. The Officer will work closely with Oxfam’s staff and partners at national, municipal, and regional levels. The Officer will be a key point of contact for partners working on community resilience and will accompany partners with technical support and capacity building. The officer will be a champion for disability and gender inclusion within community resilience work.

Type of employment

  • Position: This position is based in Dili, The Type of the contract is a Fixed term, 24-month contract.
  • This position is subject to confirmation of donor funding and will commence on 1 April 2024.
  • Salary: The maximum salary package of this position is up to US$ 875.19 gross per month (including the 10% wage tax deduction, pro-rate of the 13th-month bonus & 10% Social Security contribution from Oxfam, and medical allowance pro-rate). Oxfam reserves the right to offer the salary as per the experience and skills of the applicant.

Skills and Experience required.

  • Experience in disaster risk reduction, livelihood, and climate change adaptation (CCA) practices, small infrastructure projects designed to enhance water management.
  • Technical knowledge of using kobo or air table tools to collect data.
  • Knowledge of program planning including gender awareness and disability inclusion.
  • Experience networking with and supporting civil society in Timor-Leste.
  • Experience in working in teams and in the effective delivery of project activities.
  • Coordination and administrative skills.
  • Proven influencing work and ability to negotiate and agree on policy positions amongst different stakeholders.
  • Strong communication skills including facilitation skills.
  • Demonstrable understanding of gender and diversity issues and proven commitment to and evidence of promoting gender and diversity equity.
  • Relevant qualifications or skills in a resilience-related discipline.
  • Fluent Tetum. Good written, reading, and spoken English desirable.

To Apply

  • Applicants shall submit application letters outlining experience related to the role (no longer than 2 pages) and a CV (no longer than 4 pages).
  • Applications much be submitted to [email protected]
  • No certificates, copies of qualifications, or testimonials are required at this stage of application, and these will not be included in the consideration of candidate suitability.

Applicants can request a detailed position description from Benigna Martins in the People, Learning, and Development Coordinator, by emailing [email protected].

Application Deadlines

Applications must be submitted by 8 March 2024, 5 p.m. Dili Time.

It is required that applicants must submit valid Bom comportment from the Ministry of Justice if applicants are successful in the recruitment process.

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation, abuse, lack of integrity, and financial misconduct; and is 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. Oxfam is a child-safe organization and successful applicants will be required to sign the Oxfam International Employee Code of Conduct and submit a Criminal register certificate from their home country or Bom Comportamentu from the Ministry of Justice for Timorese before signing the employment contract with Oxfam.

Oxfam is an equal-opportunity employer. Women and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Only Short-Listed Applicants will be contacted.

Closing Date: Mar 8, 2024