Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Chemonics Int'l Inc. is seeking candidates for an upcoming multi-year anti-corruption project in Timor-Leste

Chemonics International is seeking long and short term
candidates to work in Dili for an upcoming multi-year anti-corruption project
in Timor-Leste. Key personnel will be involved in the implementation of
administrative reforms, increased investigative and enforcement capabilities,
and the reduction of opportunities for corruption through the modernization of
public procurement systems and monitoring of public spending. All candidates
should have higher level of education and be fluent in written and spoken
English. Fluency in Tetum, Portuguese, and/or Bahasa Indonesia is a plus. Prior
experience on USAID or other international donor-funded projects preferred. These
positions are for an anticipated project proposal and will not be available


The following positions are being sought:


Chief of Party : The Chief of Party 
(COP), or head of project, candidate should have at least 10 years of
comprehensive and relevant professional experience in successfully implementing
aggressive anti-corruption programs in support of investigation, prosecution,
transparency and accountability reforms, as well as promoting system-wide education
and dialogue to advance anti-corruption reforms.


In addition to these specific sectoral requirements the
candidate should be experienced in systems and office set-up, budgeting and
financial management. S/he should also be familiar with the appropriate USAID
requirements and regulations. The candidate must have a demonstrated track
record in establishing systems and program start-up under limited time
constraints, as well as overseeing multiple program areas simultaneously. The
candidate must be fluent in written and spoken English; and have prior work
experience in Southeast Asia and/or post-conflict countries. A Masters degree
or higher is also required (advanced degree in law JD/LLM preferred). Knowledge
of written and spoken Tetum, Portuguese, and/or Bahasa Indonesian is a plus.


Anti-Corruption Specialist: The specialist
should have at least 8 years of direct technical legal work experience in the
area of anti-corruption and at least 5 years overseas experience in the area of
legal reform, preferably in Asia. The candidate should have substantial
understanding of justice system development, anti-corruption investigation and prosecution
methodology, and reforms to increase government accountability. Significant
experience and expertise in one or more of the following areas is also highly
desirable: investigation and reporting, capacity building regarding ethics and
transparency for government personnel systems and operations, public
procurement and financial management systems, and the implementation of public
complaint procedures.


Policy Advisor: The advisor should have at least 5 years experience in policy advising.
The advisor should be experienced in building relationships and working with
and within the government at both local and national levels. Coalition building,
dialogue facilitation and coordination with other donors will be critical
components of this position. An understanding of Timorese legal codes is
preferred as is sensitivity to the local policy environment.


Public Communications Advisor: The advisor
should have at least 5 years of professional experience in public awareness and
communication activities. The advisor should also be experienced in working in
concert with other donors and NGOs working in country as well as with
government entities. Background in helping to develop communication skills for
government officials and agencies is highly preferred. Knowledge of Timor-Leste’s
anti-corruption issues, its media outlets, and its judicial system is highly


The following project management positions to provide
administrative support to the technical team are also available: Finance and Administrative Assistant, Accountant, Grants Manager, Office
Manager and Training Coordinator.


Application Instructions: 

Send electronic submissions to by April 26,
2010. CVs must be either in.doc or .pdf format and should be titled “Last Name,
First Name CV”. Please indicate the position you are applying for in the
subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. 


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