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Woman and Land Program Manager

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 Woman and Land Program Manager.

We offer:

  • competitive salary and medical allowance, monthly phone, and data allowance
  • generous annual leave, sick leave, compassionate & and cultural leave entitlements
  • study and learning funding, and support for career pathways.
  • 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 Women and Land Program Manager is responsible for the management and delivery of the Women and Land Rights project under the Gender Justice pillar. The role will champion feminist and gender transformative approaches, managing a team and leading strategic influencing planning, overall budget monitoring, program implementation and monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) of Oxfam and partners’ activities on land rights and women’s rights, in line with Oxfam’s partnership approach. The role will be a key contact point for civil society partners, including land rights, women’s rights and feminist organizations, networks, and allies, and will accompany partners with technical support and capacity building. This work seeks to influence changes at the community level, as well as changes in policies and practices at the national level. It will also be responsible for linking, learning, and promotion of the program at the international level. This will be achieved by leading in the strategic planning, overall budget monitoring, program implementation, and MEL, all in line with Oxfam’s partnership approach.

Type of employment

  • Position: this position is based in Dili, The Type of the contract is a Fixed term, 1-year contract with the possibility for extension based on performance and funding.
  • Salary: The maximum salary package of this position is up to US$ 1,372.70 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 7 years in leading a project team and stakeholders (internal and external) in the delivery of program strategy.
  • Experience 7 years in program and budget management
  • Experience and understanding of gender transformative and feminist approaches, including Do No Harm approaches, with a demonstrated ability to develop and implement relevant strategies.
  • Experience and understanding of land rights issues in Timor-Leste is highly desirable.
  • Experience in influencing and advocacy, including developing strategies and leading successful campaigns.
  • Experience and skills in stakeholder liaison, including with government and in public policy influencing and research.
  • Proven record of the development of supporting civil society partners advocacy, policy, program technical, and implementation capacity.
  • Experience in implementing program monitoring and evaluation, including Do No Harm.
  • Excellent time management, coordination skills, and an ability to manage multiple tasks and deliver quality outputs with competing deadlines.
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills
  • Demonstrable understanding of gender, disability, and diversity issues and proven commitment to and evidence of promoting gender and diversity equity.
  • Demonstrated financial management and reporting skills, including experience managing multi-donor-funded programs.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and facilitation skills, including in a cross-cultural context.
  • Qualifications in gender equality, public policy, international development, or other relevant disciplines are highly desirable.
  • Fluent or very high level written and spoken competency in English and Tetum.

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