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Employment opportunity: AusAID Senior Specialist Health – East Timor

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AusAID is the Australian Government Agency responsible for managing Australia’s overseas aid program. Through the development assistance program and under the Strategic Planning Agreement for Development, Australia and East Timor work together to alleviate poverty and promote regional peace, stability and prosperity. We are looking for an experienced professional to take part in the exciting new position of: 


East Timor

 This is an exciting and high profile opportunity to lead the Australian Government’s engagement on health in East Timor. To support East Timor meet its health challenges and to achieve its complex health sector reforms, the successful candidate will be a senior development professional with extensive experience and knowledge of the health sector in low and middle income countries.  They will also have significant experience as a team leader, ideally within bilateral, multilateral and/or international non-governmental organisation operations. 

As a member of the AusAID East Timor senior management team, the appointed Senior Specialist will be responsible for growing and delivering the health and nutrition portfolio in East Timor. Current programs include health systems strengthening, maternal, neonatal and child health, nutrition, family planning, and secondary (surgical) care.

The selected candidate will play a pivotal and strategic role in leading and managing the AusAID East Timor health team to deliver an expanded, effective and results focused program. The Senior Specialist will lead the representation of Australia in high level policy dialogue with the Government of East Timor, other development partners, civil society and academia.

 For further information about the vacancy, including the detailed duty statement, selection criteria, salary package details and steps on how to apply, please go to Completed applications should be emailed to

 Only those applications that address the Selection Criteria

and are submitted in English will be accepted.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 2 December 2012.

 Any enquiries should be directed to the AusAID Director Health and Education, Sarah Lendon at



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