Vaga Servisu: Gender Advocacy Adviser

Vaga Servisu
Rede Feto Timor-Leste
Based in Dili, Timor-Leste

One year placement (with the possibility of extension)
Please note that the selected applicant will be required to take up the placement by October 2012 at the latest.
As part of an exciting advocacy strengthening programme, involving various partners and collaborating institutions, the development worker will work as a Gender Advocacy Adviser alongside the national women’s umbrella network – Rede Feto. They will strengthen the capacity of staff and member organisations in coordinating and facilitating advocacy work amongst its constituency on the promotion and protection of women’s human rights and gender equality in Timor-Leste.
The successful candidate should have a degree or appropriate qualification in a relevant field (such as social sciences, gender, human rights), as well as education or training in specific aspects of community development and gender, and social research and analysis.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience with an NGO in an advisory support capacity, preferably with umbrella organisations in a developing country, 
  • on women’s rights and advocacy networks is essential, as is proven experience in training/facilitation methodologies and direct training ability, including strong participatory facilitation skills; of designing, implementing and monitoring advocacy programmes/initiatives; of campaigning, community mobilisation and networking; in conducting participatory research/analysis and reporting on the results in jargon free language, and of working in a resource poor environment, where access to technology is limited.
You should also have an understanding of the mechanisms of advocacy and the dynamics of coalition and network building, and the role that NGOs play in national and community development, as well as in-depth knowledge of gender and development issues, including domestic violence and the political marginalisation of women. Tact, maturity, determination, sound political judgement, and a clear and strategic approach to coalition building in a highly politicised environment; skills in strategic planning and participatory monitoring methods, and excellent interpersonal and communication skills are also essential. Lastly, you should have demonstrable ability to work under pressure; a commitment to participatory/consultative methods; a high degree of self-sufficiency and initiative, and commitment to learn Tetum.

 How To Applay
It is essential that you complete the application form in full, as very specific information is required and will be used to decide whether or not you will be short-listed for an interview. Please note that CVs/resumes will not be accepted.

For further information and an application form visit

Closing date: Sun, 12/08/2012
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