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Project Manager

Data Publika: 15/04/2019
Data Modifika: 15/04/2019
  • Fatin: Farol, Dili, Dili, Timor-Leste

Job Announcement

Abundant Water is an Australian NGO that works to deliver sustainable and scalable clean drinking water projects. Our work in Timor-Leste aims to train local vendors to launch micro-businesses selling ceramic water filters. Working directly with local business groups and communities, we aim to develop local supply chains and provide a cost-effective and sustainable solution to clean drinking water.

Position: Project Manager

Abundant Water is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the role of Program Manager. As part of your duties, you will work alongside one other international Program Supervisor and partner organisation, FOKUPERS, to implement a pilot project setting up ceramic water filter distribution networks. This will involve working closely with schools, partner NGOs and local communities in Dili and Liquica. The role requires good communications skills (in both English and Tetun), strong organisational and planning abilities and a willingness to work with a wide range of stakeholders (government, NGO, community).

Starting Salary

$500 per month

(Position includes 2 month probationary period during which candidate will receive employment training from current Project Manager)

Location of work


Contact Period

Until 31/12/2019

Areas of experience required

Program Administration, Community Development

Applications close

25th April, 2019

Applications should include

Cover letter and CV (should not exceed 4 pages)

Applications should be sent to

 Main responsibilities:

1.     1. To work directly with local communities and business groups to provide water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and business training. Candidate will be expected to conduct training sessions in WASH, filter use and fundamentals of business development.

2.     2. Candidate will be expected to take an active role in planning and implementing pilot project. This will mean managing deadlines, organising and pataking in meetings with stakeholders, developing filter marketing strategies, managing monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of project and ensuring ongoing sustainability of filter supply chains. 

3.     3. Ongoing project management from Dili office. This involves maintaining and recording day-to-day finances, organising communications materials for use in Australia and Timor-Leste, assisting with the development of project plans, reporting to the Board in Australia and undertaking M&E of project.

4.     4. Translating from Tetun to English (verbally or written) as required. Candidate will be expected to translate written materials required for use in the project as well as the ability to translate verbally during meetings.  

SkSkills and Requirements

1.    1. Able to work with time constraints and manage numerous projects and partners

2.     2. Strong interpersonal skills and comfortable managing relationships with a variety of project stakeholders

3.     3. Experience with basic software including Microsoft Office and familiarity with use of social media for the purpose of communications

4.     3. Ability to work in a cross-cultural setting and a willingness to learn from Program Supervisor

        4. Eager to work with rural communities and schools to develop WASH knowledge and business skills 

Required qualifications 

       Bachelor’s Degree in Community Development, Social Science, Business, English, or equivalent.

2.     Work experience in non-governmental sector, rural development, management, government, business, or community development.

3.     Proven communications skills in English and Tetun (written and spoken).



Data 2019-04-25


Level Edukasaun Bachareladu


English Yes
Tetum Yes

Tinan Esperiensia

Tinan 2

Area Espesialidade

Business Trainer Yes
Development Yes
Management Yes
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