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Team Leader

TOMAK is currently seeking a highly experienced Team Leader to lead implementation of the second phase of the program. The Team Leader is responsible for leading the overall direction and implementation of TOMAK, managing stakeholder relationships, and ensuring the program delivers its End of Investment Outcomes. This includes ensuring that the program is implemented according to the contract and annual plans agreed with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), and is aligned with the program design and approved program strategies.

The Team Leader is responsible for establishing, maintaining and nurturing key stakeholder relationships, especially with DFAT and Government of Timor-Leste (GoTL) partners, and will play a pivotal role in supporting TOMAK’s collaboration and coordination with other programs and agencies. The Team Leader works closely with the program’s key technical personnel (esp. long-term advisers) to set the technical direction of the program, articulate program strategies and develop coherent workplans. This requires a deep and comprehensive understanding of the program design and expected outcomes, key technical approaches (food systems, nutrition-sensitive agriculture, market systems, etc.), and long-term vision. 

The position requires a collaborative and thoughtful leader, with demonstrated skills and strategies to get the best from a high-performing, experienced team. The Team Leader should have exceptional leadership skills, whilst still being willing to roll up their sleeves to get work done. They will have the ability to collaborate with diverse teams and effectively communicate and oversee program implementation. Strong organisational skills and the ability to manage competing priorities and deadlines are a must.

For more information, please refer to the position Terms of Reference. To submit your application, please contact Tammy Theikdi tammy.theikdi@adamsmithinternational.com with the email subject “TOMAK Team Leader”.

Applications should include a cover letter which addresses the Terms of Reference and an up-to-date CV. Adam Smith International is an equal opportunity employer – women and candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications received, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Applications close COB Friday 15 July 2022.

Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) Adviser

TOMAK is currently seeking a highly experienced Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) Adviser. The GEDSI Adviser is a key member of the TOMAK leadership team and is responsible for day-to-day  direction-setting, activity implementation, stakeholder engagement and partnerships, and overall management of this important technical area. GEDSI is a cross-cutting principle within the TOMAK program design, and the GEDSI Adviser plays a critical role in ensuring that the program develops and implements contextually appropriate, best practice approaches to GEDSI in order to achieve program outcomes.

The GEDSI Adviser will lead the development of TOMAK’s Phase 2 GEDSI Strategy, working closely with TOMAK’s National GEDSI Specialist, program leadership and technical personnel. This strategy will articulate and guide the program’s approach to mainstreaming inclusion and identify key areas where TOMAK intends to implement specific interventions (including gender-transformative approaches) to ensure key target groups are reached – namely women farmers, farmers with disabilities and youth farmers. 

The GEDSI Adviser should have high level leadership skills and the ability to collaborate with diverse teams and effectively communicate new and sensitive topics, and to support colleagues to integrate GEDSI (particularly gender) in their work. Strong organisational skills and the ability to manage competing priorities and deadlines are a must. 

For more information, please refer to the position Terms of Reference. To submit your application, please contact Tammy Theikdi tammy.theikdi@adamsmithinternational.com with the email subject “GEDSI Adviser”. Applications close COB Friday 15 July 2022.

Applications should include a cover letter which addresses the Terms of Reference and an up-to-date CV. Adam Smith International is an equal opportunity employer – women and candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications received, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Agricultural Livelihoods and Resilience Adviser

TOMAK is currently seeking a highly experienced Agricultural Livelihoods and Resilience Adviser. The Agricultural Livelihoods and Resilience Adviser is a key member of the TOMAK leadership team and provides  technical leadership across a range of areas including agriculture/agronomy, natural resource management, climate resilience, value chain development, market strengthening and entrepreneurship, and women’s economic empowerment (WEE). Within the TOMAK program design, these themes/areas form part of a suite of layered and sequenced activities which also aim to increase rural households’ access to finance and improve dietary practices. The Adviser will be expected to work collaboratively as both a member and a leader within TOMAK’s technical team, in order to develop appropriate livelihood and resilience strategies within a complex, integrated program.

For the areas in which the Adviser provides technical leadership (listed above), it is expected that the Adviser will be responsible for day-to-day direction-setting, activity implementation, stakeholder engagement, partnerships and overall management. This position engages regularly with external stakeholders, particularly within the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) and the private sector, and being able to understand, nurture and leverage these partnerships is essential. 

As a key member of the TOMAK technical team, the Adviser should have high level leadership skills and be an excellent communicator, capable of expressing the program’s vision and desired outcomes through a range of
formats and with a variety of stakeholders.

For more information, please refer to the position Terms of Reference. To submit your application, please contact Tammy Theikdi tammy.theikdi@adamsmithinternational.com with the email subject “GEDSI Adviser”. Applications close COB Friday 15 July 2022.

Applications should include a cover letter which addresses the Terms of Reference and an up-to-date CV. Adam Smith International is an equal opportunity employer – women and candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications received, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Senior Communications Officer

TOMAK is currently seeking a Senior Communications Officer with at least 4 years or more experience in a professional setting. Based primarily in Dili, the Senior Communications Officer (SCO) will play an important role in delivering communications activities and products outlined in the TOMAK workplan. This includes taking the lead in developing regular communications products (social media posts, profiles, website updates, event communications, etc.) for both TOMAK and for the Australian Embassy. The SCO will play a key role in telling the story of TOMAK by capturing stories from the field (interviews, photo, video) and demonstrating where and how change happens. The successful candidate should have experience in storytelling and multimedia approaches, including understanding of consent and child protection considerations. Some travel to municipalities outside of Dili (Baucau, Bobonaro and Viqueque) may be required for this purpose. 

Strong verbal and written skills in Tetum (including the INL standard) and English are required, and prior experience working with NGOs or other development agencies would be advantageous. 

For more information please refer to the position Terms of Reference. To submit your application please contact Tammy Theikdi tammy.theikdi@adamsmithinternational.com. Applications close 14 July 2022.

This is a locally recruited position and applications from Timor-Leste nationals are welcomed. Applications should include a cover letter which addresses the Terms of Reference and an up-to-date CV. Adam Smith International is an equal opportunity employer – women and candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications received, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.