UN Volunteer Program as Project Assistent in Timor Leste

Host Institution : UNESCO

4 months with possibility of extension
07 March 2021

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Advisor for Communication and Information (ACI) in Jakarta Office and in close coordination with the Coordinator of the Dili Antenna Office, the UNV Project Assistant will:

  • Provide administrative support for the Communication and Information (CI) Unit in implementing its projects and activities.
  • Liaise with the local partners to ensure CI projects and activities are implemented correctly and in a timely manner and in close coordination with supervisor and colleagues in Jakarta Office.
  • Monitor on a regular basis, the progress of the project and notify the supervisor about any issues that may be hampering its implementation.
  • Monitor and collect on a regular basis, the local media coverage of the project as well as news concerning media self-regulation, press freedom, and journalism related issues in the country.
  • Maintain a systematic file of contracts and timelines and take responsibility for initiating appropriate actions to ensure timely compliance of the deliverables by the contractors.
  • When needed, prepare informal translations and act as interpreter (English/Tetum)
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
 Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area, e.g. journalism, social communication or area related to international studies

 60 Months
  • At least 5 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level, or other relevant programmes; experience with news media, journalism training, or international organizations is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills in English language;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Tetum(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Indonesian(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
 Knowledge management, archiving and documentation, Development programme/project administration, Administration and administrative assistance

* Media and communication

* Development development

* Project administration

* Documentation


Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

Application procedure
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First register your profile at
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* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
First update your profile at
Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which
you would like to apply.
This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Timor Leste and legal residents with a residency permit, the status of
refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.
Application deadline: 07 March 2021