Program Management Assistant Position at the US Embassy Dili

17-01-2012 14:13

The Embassy of the United States of America

The U.S. Embassy in Dili is seeking an individual for the position of Program Management Assistant in its Department of Justice (DOJ) office located at Rua Praia dos Coqueiros Dili, Timor-Leste.

POSITION: Program Management Assistant (Full Performance)

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION:

The incumbent will be working under the direct supervision of the Resident Legal Advisor (RLA) with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT), assigned to the U.S. Embassy, Dili. The RLA is assisting the government of Timor-Leste in its continuing efforts to develop its justice sector. The RLA program focuses on prosecutor and investigator training and skills development, and provides institutional support for the investigation and prosecution of crimes, including domestic violence, corruption, money-laundering, narcotics, weapons, complex fraud and financial crimes, and human trafficking. The program will also promote legislative reforms, institutional support, and protection of human rights through full and consistent application of the criminal and criminal procedure codes designed to improve the operation of the criminal justice system. DOJ/OPDAT is seeking an Assistant Legal Advisor (ALA) to support the RLA. The ALA will, among other things, advise the RLA on relevant legal, policy, and political issues, help to plan legislative and institutional reform initiatives, review, translate and analyze current and draft legislation, develop and maintain contact and schedule meetings with officials of relevant Timor-Leste government agencies, plan and organize conferences and training sessions, calculate and control budgets, and manage administrative activities in a two-person office.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

1) At least 2 years of university education plus relevant work experience; 2) Minimum 2 years experience in legal field; 3) Good working knowledge of English Level IV (Good), Level IV Tetum (fluent), working knowledge of Portuguese is preferred, but not required; 4) Must possess an excellent understanding of the Timor-Leste legal and criminal justice systems.

WHO MAY APPLY: Local nationals or anyone with the required permits and documentation to legally seek employment in Timor-Leste.

HOW TO APPLY: Complete DS-174 (Universal Application for Employment). Application forms and detailed Position Description are available at the US. Embassy Rua Praia dos Coqueiros Dili, Timor-Leste. Applicants may also attach a resume or CV which contains the same information as required in form DS-174.

An attractive salary and fringe benefits package will be commensurate with candidate’s qualifications and experience.

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO:

Human Resources Office, Attention: Recruitment American Embassy, Rua Praia dos Coqueiros Dili, Timor-Leste

E-mail: DiliHR2@state.gov or Fax: +670-3324684

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CLOSING DATE FOR THE POSITION: January 30, 2012

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