From Experience to Intelligence
From Experience to Intelligence

Technical Assistance to the Cooperation Support Facility (CSF II) Programme

Home Based with missions to Timor-Leste


Key Expert 1: Programme Manager 




Qualifications and skills:

Minimum requirements

  • Master degree in public administration, economics, law, international relations, project management, or a discipline relevant to the scope of the assignment. Alternatively, a Bachelor´s Degree plus 5 years of experience (in addition to the general professional experience – see below) in the aforementioned fields.
  • Written and oral fluency in English language and working knowledge of Portuguese language.
  • Strong inter-personality and excellent skills in facilitating relations, as evidenced through at least 3 previous assignments in facilitating multi-stakeholder processes;
  • Excellent skills in drafting reports and/or ToRs as evidenced by 5 previous assignments requiring such deliverables.

General professional experience:

Minimum Requirements

  • 10 (or 15 in the case where there is no relevant Master´s degree – see above) years of general professional experience working in external relations and development cooperation.
  • Proven experience of at least 5 years in project management including planning, budgeting and progress monitoring;

Preferred requirements

  • Experience in previous long-term continuous assignments (which may have been interrupted by annual leave or home working days but which include a  minimum of 220 working days worked over the whole duration of each assignment) as team leader.
  • Working experience in PALOP, Pacific or ASEAN country(ies).

Specific professional experience:

Minimum requirements

  • 5 years' experience of working in collaboration with government ministries in countries included in the OECD DAC List of ODA Recipients[1];
  • One experience (single-continuous – which may have been interrupted by annual leave or home working days) of more than one year in a EU financed Technical Assistance, using the contractual and financial procedures for European Union external actions

Preferred requirements

  • Relevant work experience in Timor would be an advantage.







Duration of assignment

125 working days