08 March 2010

Timor-Leste Position Vacant: UNMIT National Research and Monitoring Officer

UNITED NATIONS                         NATIONS UNIES
United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste
National Research and Monitoring Officer

POST TITLE: National Research and Monitoring Officer
SECTION: Democratic Governance Support Unit
LOCATION: Dili (1 Post)
Date of Issue: 04 March 2010
Deadline of Application: 18 March 2010


         The National Research and Monitoring Officer of the Democratic Governance Support Unit, will work as part of an international and national team undertaking work on monitoring and evaluating capacity development of public administration of Timor Leste: will review the existing M&E framework for institutional capacity building, and will advise on a clear principle regarding the procedures for recruitment and extension of international civilian advisors; follow up on the use of a rigorous performance evaluation system that ensures a quality management of advisory services based on substantive and technical criteria, in close coordination with the Government of Timor Leste as well as UN agencies, funds, and programmes, and other development partners; work in close coordination with the Government and other stakeholders In leading the development partners to continuously improve the respective performance benchmarks and adopt a newly developed Timorese M&E approach; monitor and evaluate the  achievements of and analyse the lessons learned from institutional capacity building activities in accordance with the National Development Plan, monitor and report on the conduct and functioning of the electoral system and make recommendations on actions to be taken to ensure effective operation of a democratic process; support the State institutions, as appropriate, and provide technical advice and recommendations on actions to be taken in order to fill in the remaining capacity building gap; brief representatives and provide, as appropriate suggestions and recommendations; operate and maintain automated system for monitoring and evaluation; assist civilian advisers as well as counterparts and counterpart supervisors on effective use of the system, and provide them with information for preparation of Monthly Institutional Capacity Development Progress Report and ‘Quarterly Institutional Capacity Development Progress Report’; prepare and publish a monthly report on the ongoing activities and developments in the public service sector; supervise the work of National Professional Officers, in collaboration with international civilian officers and the Head of the Democratic Governance Support Unit; perform other related duties as required.

Professionalism; Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines; experience in working under pressure; Teamwork – Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and mmaintain effective working relations with international and national authorities with sensitivity and respect for diversity; Communication –“ Good interpersonal, oral and written communications skills; Client Orientation - Ability to focus on public needs for government services to be provided in an effective and simple manner.

Education: University degree in Law, political science, business/public administration, accounting/auditing, Information Technology/Information Systems, Engineering or Management is required. Work Experience: Minimum 4 years of relevant work experience, preferably in database management and/or in the governance or justice sector; experience in working as a team; experience in undertaking analysis of complex material. Excellent  research skills. Language: Fluency in English and Tetum is required, Portuguese and Bahasa Indonesia is desirable.

The applicants must present:
Application letter indicating the VA Number (N-TL-10-005); Curriculum Vitae; UN application Form (P.11) available in Main Gate of Obrigado Barracks, UNMIT HQ; Copies of school and University Certificates as well of any other training related to the requirements of   the position; Baptismal or Birth certificate. Please ensure all relevant work experience is reflected on the P11 form.

Please submit your application only if you meet the qualifications and requirements mentioned above.

The United Nations strongly encourages applications from qualified women candidates.

Application must be submitted to UNMIT Headquarters, Obrigado Barracks (Attention: Local Personnel Section), Or via E-mail to dasilva30@un.org or soaresn@un.org.
Deadline: Thursday, 18 March 2010

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