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Local Environmental and Cultural Protection Lead

Data Publika: 11/01/2019
Data Modifika: 11/01/2019
  • Fatin: Comoro, Dili, Timor-Leste , Timor-Leste


Scope of Work

USAID’s Tourism for All Project


Local Environmental and Cultural Protection Lead


USAID’s Tourism for All


Long Term




  1. Project Description


The vision behind United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) investment in the tourism sector through USAID’s Tourism for All project is to promote Timor-Leste’s competitiveness as an international tourism destination while preserving its unique environmental and cultural heritage. The purpose of this activity is: to expand and improve Timor-Leste’s tourism offering using an inclusive and sustainable approach; to facilitate private investment and co-creation by working with government to establish incentives and obligations that are more private sector-friendly; to promote steady and sustainable tourism growth; and to safeguard and conserve the environment and social characteristics of Timor-Leste’s local communities.




2.    Purpose of the Position


USAID’s Tourism for All Local Environmental and Cultural Protection Lead will work closely with public sector institutions, industry, civil society and non-government organizations to ensure a unified approach to marine, terrestrial and heritage conservation efforts as they relate to tourism development in Timor-Leste. Where fragmentation exists, s/he will work to find common ground and promote a spirit of cooperation, partnership and collaboration. Ultimately, as a result of the efforts of the Local Environmental and Cultural Protection Lead, a unified approach to conservation of Timor-Leste’s resources will be promulgated leading to the tourism sector’s contribution to national sustainability.




3.    Principal Duties and Responsibilities


The Local Environmental and Cultural Protection Lead will concentrate on three specific areas of USAID’s Tourism for All project implementation. Activities will include the following:




·         Produce and maintain an updated inventory of key terrestrial, marine and cultural resources in the project’s geographic focus area (Ataúro, Dili and the Mount Ramelau area).


·         Improve information and knowledge sharing in relation to high conservation value marine and terrestrial protected areas through the establishment of an e-library.


·         Organize events to promote ‘protection through tourism’ in Timor-Leste.


·         Work to support responsible institutions to complete and submit applications for tais to be recognized as UNESCO Intangible Culture and Heritage.


·         Support the establishment of a code of conduct of do’s and don’ts guidelines for international visitors to prevent unethical practices.


·         Support local education and training on sustainable development, environmental awareness and conservation.


·         Support the establishment of a Timor-Leste Marine Tourism Association.


·         Review existing protected area investment models within Timor-Leste.


·         Support information dissemination within communities and the tourism industry-at-large about environmental conservation and cultural protections.


·         Assess risks of tourism and other development projects.


·         Instigate, implement and monitor the establishment of management plans for select biodiversity and cultural sites in Ataúro, Dili and the Mount Ramelau area.




USAID’s Tourism for All Local Environmental and Cultural Protection Lead will also carry out other tasks as designated by his/her direct supervisor, the Chief of Party.




4.    Qualifications


The Local Environmental and Cultural Protection Lead shall have the following minimum qualifications:


  • Degree in a relevant technical field, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

  • Minimum five years of relevant experience in working with the public institutions and/or non-government organizations involved in conservation.

  • Experience in conservation systems, approaches and implementation (specific tourism conservation experience a plus).

  • Ability to solve complex problems and operate at advanced levels of leadership in the technical area.

  • Knowledge of USAID and its operations and/or other donor-funded programs preferred.

  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Fluency in English and Tetun.




5. Location of Assignment


Dili, Timor-Leste, with potential for travel to districts.




6. Timeframe and Level of Effort


This is a national long-term professional position.




7.  Reporting


The Local Environmental and Cultural Protection Lead shall report to the Chief of Party.




Application Instructions: Please submit a cover letter and updated CV to ' ’ no later than January 25, 2019. Email subject line should state:

YourName_ProtectionLead. Only successful candidates will be contacted for the interview
Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer.
Chemonics International – Development Works Here.





Data 2019-01-25


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English Yes
Bahasa Indonesia Yes
Portuguesa Yes
Tetum Yes

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