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Field Base Officer

Data Publika: 18/09/2019
  • Fatin: Becora, Dili, Cristo Rei, Timor-Leste






Field Base Officer (FBO)

Area Municipio Viqueque

Job Description

Mary MacKillop Today


Organisational Environment:


Mary MacKillop Today (formerly known as Mary MacKillop International) is the aid and development organisation of the Sisters of St Joseph.  It was established to bring justice and hope for a better future to marginalised and vulnerable communities internationally and currently supports programs in Australia, Timor-Leste, Peru, Fiji and Papua New Guinea in the area of education, health and livelihoods.  Mary MacKillop Today also includes a registered Fair-Trade department.

Mary MacKillop Today is a signatory organisation to the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) Code of Conduct which calls for a commitment to ‘good practice’ in the work of aid and development – transparency, accountability of the organisation and the programs and full participation of stakeholders.

The Sisters of St Joseph commenced work in East Timor in 1994 as the Mary MacKillop Institute of East Timorese Studies, and is now registered as an international NGO.  Our projects focus on literacy education in the Tetun language, health education, parents’ workshops and livelihoods.


Literacy Field Officer

Reports to:

Deputy Literacy Program Coordinator

Primary objective of the role:

The Field Staff works as part of the Literacy Team to assist in delivering MMT’s Teacher training, monitoring and mentoring for Literacy program, which aims to give teachers and volunteer teachers the competencies they need to deliver quality education to their pre-school and primary students in alignment with the National Curriculum. The Literacy Field Base Officer will be based in the districts where we work, and provide regular monitoring and mentoring to teachers who have attended MMT’s training.

Major areas of responsibility:

The Field staff has the following major areas of responsibility:

1.     Training, monitoring and mentoring teachers

  1. Program Administration

  2. Networking and Representation

Statement of duties:

The following duties are aligned to the 3 major areas of responsibility of the Literacy Field Base Officer:

1.     Training, monitoring and mentoring


The Literacy Field Base Officer will:

·       Work with the Literacy Team in the preparation of literacy materials and resources for Teacher Training Workshops

  • Assist the literacy team to deliver training workshops to pre-primary and primary teachers to plan and present classroom reading lessons

·       Prepare schedules for training, monitoring and mentoring to the targeted schools.

·       Conduct regular monitoring of teachers at the classroom teaching

·       Conduct individual mentoring sessions with teachers after observing teaching in the classroom

·       Conduct group mentoring sessions with teachers after observing teaching in the classroom.

·       Assist with the delivery of materials and resources to schools

2.     Program Administration

The Literacy Field Base Officer will:

·        Be fully conversant with the Tetun Literacy Program

·        Assist the Deputy Literacy Program Coordinator in ensuring all project activities are carried out within the timeframe

·        Assist in preparing monthly reports

·        Manage daily field-based office operations

·        Record all expenses related to office administration

·         Communicate regularly with the literacy team

·        Assist in the collection of monitoring & evaluation data for MMT

·        Assist in the collection of Change Stories for progress and final reports.

3.     Representation and Networking


The Literacy Field Base Officer will:

·       Attend meetings when required with Ministry of Education of municipality, Catholic Education authorities, and community leaders to present relevant material and provide feedback to the team

·       Act as liaison person for MMT in the schools and communities we work in for the development and implementation of literacy education

·       Attend other meetings and relevant courses related to the role

·       Keep MMT Dili-based staff updated and informed on any developments in the schools and communities where we work.


The Literacy Field Base Officer will, at times, be required to undertake other duties related to the role as directed by the Literacy Program Coordinator, Program Director or/and the Country Director. This may include assisting in specific tasks required in the Literacy Team such as communication, monitoring and evaluation, and coordination of meetings.

The Literacy Field Base Officer will undertake staff development programs that are made available in order to maintain a high level of awareness of best practice in literacy education.

It is possible for this role to evolve to capitalise on the individual strengths and initiative of the person in the position.

Qualities and Capabilities:


All staff based in Timor-Leste agree to uphold the values, policies and procedures of Mary MacKillop Today in Timor-Leste by:

1.     Being honest, reliable and hardworking

2.     Respecting the rights and dignity of each person

3.     Listening attentively to the views of each person

4.     Working as part of a team

5.     Acting in the best interests of Mary MacKillop Today in Timor-Leste at all times

6.     Maintaining confidentially

Background and skills

1.     Qualification in education and training from accredited university.

2.     A working knowledge of teaching methodology and understanding of the literacy education process in order to impart it to other teachers

  1. 1-2 years’ experience in working with teachers and children in pre-school and basic education school settings

  2. Experience in training and mentoring others, or minimum Cert III in Training and Assessment

  3. Skills and experience in community networking, relationship building and strong communication skills

  4. Ability to work under minimal supervision and carry out tasks proactively

  5. High level written and oral language skills in both Tetun and English

  6. Time management, scheduling and task allocation skills.

  7. Willingness to travel to Dili and schools in Viqueque (Beaço, Adarai & Lugasa) regularly during the year(Priority)

  8. She/he must come from the target location of Viqueque or specific location required (Beaço, Adarai & Lugasa).

Other Requirements

Flexibility to vary working hours to fulfill requirements of position if needed.

Risk Management:


The Literacy Field Officer will:

1.     Observe safe work practices in accordance with policy, training and instructions

  1. Identify, report and where appropriate, take action to eliminate or prevent the risk recurring

  2. Promote and implement occupational health and safety and risk prevention processes within the workplace.


N.B. risks arising in the workplace may be financial, site, task or person specific or related to safety

Key Communication:




Country Director

Program Director

Literacy Program Coordinator

Deputy Literacy Coordinator

Literacy Program Officer




District and community level Government authorities including Ministry of Education

Catholic education agencies

Local communities


Review of Position Description


Please submit your CV Update & Cover Letter to or Hardcopy to Mary MacKillop Today Office at Rua Avenida de Becora(In front of Becora Church), Dili




Data 2019-09-25


Level Edukasaun Eskola Sekundaria


English Yes
Tetum Yes

Tinan Esperiensia

Tinan 1-2

Area Espesialidade

Teaching Yes
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