Institutional Training and Curriculum Advisor (ITCA)
The Asia Foundation
Last Date: May 27, 2011
Email: TAFTimorLeste@asiafound.org (Reference:
Institutional Training and
Curriculum Advisor (ITCA)
The Institutional Training
and Curriculum Advisor (ITCA) is a 12-month position
seconded to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MNE) where the successful
candidate will be responsible for providing high-level technical policy support
to the Ministry with a particular focus on developing the Ministryís diplomatic
training curriculum. The Institutional Training Advisor will act as an
independent consultant and will consolidate the results of MNEís strategic
planning processes, develop existing materials within MNE and design a short
term induction training manual related to MNEís line units such as consular,
protocol, bilateral and multilateral issues, legal affairs and administration
and finance services, and ensure human resource planning and training activities
are relevant to needs of MNE within Timor-Leste and abroad. In cooperation with
Human Resources Advisor (HRA) conduct review of existing HR policies and
existing short induction training curriculum and conduct evaluation of MNE
diplomatic training cadets based on MNEís performance review and design training
manual for an advance training program.
Daily contact with The Asia
Foundationís Program Manager is expected. In addition, ,the consultant will have
regular contact with the Asia Foundationís Deputy Country Representative,
Office Manager as well as with the Foundationís national staff and consultants
(e.g. Institutional Policy Advisor, Human Resources Advisor). Occasional
contact with other Foundation staff in Asia across similar thematic areas is
also expected, as is regular contact with the Human Resources unit staff in the
Foundationís San Francisco and Washington D.C. offices.
Daily contact is expected
with MNEís Secretary General as well as with key staff from the Planning and
Research Commission as well as diplomatic training staff and cadets. In addition
the consultant will have regular contact with Executive Council, national and
Minimum ten years of
professional experience in institutional management and process design,
resource development, foreign affairs curriculum design and training and
employee evaluation systems. The Advisor will have a proven track record in
organizational development for foreign policy institutions, both domestically
and within diplomatic missions abroad; a demonstrated understanding of
inter-governmental policy harmonization, e.g. incorporation of civil service
policy, and intra-institutional policy integration. Experience in ASEAN
Masters degree or above in
public policy, political science, organizational development, law, public
administration, or a related field.
Demonstrated ability in
multidisciplinary team management, institutional planning; strong analytical and
problem solving skills; flexibility, patience, pro-active; proven interpersonal,
linguistic and intercultural skills.
Living and working experience in Timor-Leste, the South East Asian region, or
Pacific Islands. Fluency in English. Portuguese is preferable and would be
Application is due by May 27,
2011. Please send cover letter, resume and contact address/phone
addressed to Office Manager, The Asia Foundation, Rua De Nu Luran No. 20, Bairro
Dos Grillos, Dili, Timor Leste or to
email@example.com or TAFTimorLeste@asiafound.org.
Only short-listed candidates will be acknowledged.
For full position description please contact Hugo Fernandes on
(+670 723 0926) or (+670) 3313457 or by email
The job is open to International Applicants.
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