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International Consultant for Health Design Options Paper

Data Publika: 12/06/2019
  • Fatin: Hudi-Laran, Dili, Dili, Timor-Leste, Timor-Leste

International Consultant for Health Design Options Paper

  • Short Term Adviser (STA) up to 28 days – to be completed by July 2019

  • Dili Timor-Leste with home-based inputs 


The Program

The Australia Timor-Leste Partnership for Human Development (PHD) supports the Government of Timor-Leste’s Strategic Development Plan 2011-2030 and reflects Australia’s commitment to work in partnership with Timor-Leste to enhance human development over the next decade. PHD’s goal is to strengthen social capital in Timor-Leste through strengthening services, increasing community engagement and linking civil society to decision makers to improve access to services. PHD supports sectoral investments in health, education, sanitation and water and mainstream nutrition, gender equality, disability and social protection.

The Government of Australia in partnership with the Government of Timor-Leste have invested significant resources to support the improvement of health outcomes for the people of Timor-Leste, particularly for women and children. Among the recent bilateral investments is Australia’s approximate AUD7.5 million per annum contribution (2016–2019), delivered through the Partnership for Human Development (PHD), which Abt International is implementing together with various health implementing partners. 

The Position

The International Consultant will manage and lead the development of an Options Paper to inform the design a new health program in Timor-Leste to improve functionality of primary healthcare services. This will include leading a team of consultants to facilitate the process, including completing the in-country consultations and the relevant field visits. The Options Paper will ensure that we bring together Timor-Leste’s and Australia’s joint resources in health to achieve the best impact in the context of Timor-Leste and it’s developing health systems.


The ideal candidate will have:

·         Masters level qualification in public health or other relevant area

·         15 or more years’ relevant professional experience in public health reform, preferably in a developing country

·         Demonstrated high level stakeholder engagement and strong interpersonal skills, with proven success engaging with government, development partners and other key stakeholders


Further Information and How to Apply

Full details on the Terms of Reference for this position can be found from the Careers page of Abt Associates website at

It is preferred that all applications should be submitted online via the Careers page listed above.


Applications can also be lodged through PHD Human Resources email Please insert the job title in the email subject heading. All applications are to include a current CV and address the key selection criteria.

Closing date: Sunday 23 June 2019 (midnight AEST)

We welcome and thank all applications, however only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


About Abt Associates

Abt Associates is a recognised leader in the international development sector. Working with our many partners, Abt Associates implements bold innovative solutions to improve the lives of the community and deliver valued outcomes for our clients. We provide a comprehensive range of services from policy to service delivery in the public and private sectors contributing to long term benefits for clients and communities. Operating in remote and challenging environments, we offer innovative solutions, extensive experience in the region, strong technical capacity, and a proven project management track record. We are committed to gender equity in our employment strategies and encourage applications from capable women. Abt Associates is a child safe organisation and promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children.


Human Resource | Partnership for Human Development

1st Lane, Block E01-12, Palm Business & Trade Center

Surik Mas, Fatumeta Bairro-Pite, Dili, Timor-Leste

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Data 2019-06-23


Level Edukasaun Masteradu


English Yes

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Health Yes
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