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Institutional Training and Curriculum Advisor (ITCA)

The Asia Foundation
Location: Timor-Leste
Last Date: May 27, 2011
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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 international staff. 



Minimum ten years of professional experience in institutional management and process design, human 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 countries preferred. 


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 beneficial.  

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  or 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 to  

The job is open to International Applicants.


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