Rai Matak Grant & Organisational Development Manager

01 Jul 2021

Oxfam, Ho Musan Ida and xpand Foundation are hiring!

Are you passionate about innovative climate change solutions, experienced in grant management and organizational development and believe that communities in Timor-Leste should lead their own sustainable economic development?

Location:              Dili, Timor-Leste with frequent travel to municipalities

Contract Type:     For duration of project to 3rd November 2024

Category:               1 – Salary and benefits available on request

Start Date:             ASAP

The Rai Matak Program is an exciting new program implemented in partnership with Ho Musan Ida Foundation, xpand Foundation, Oxfam and local organizations. It builds on the success Foundation Ho Musan Ida and xpand Foundation have had in establishing the WithOneSeed Community Forestry Program which is the first Gold Standard verified carbon forestry program in Timor Leste.

The Rai Matak Grant and Organisational Development Manager is responsible for two key roles: a) supporting grant management, compliance and program management of the project inline with donor and organisational policies to ensure all project partners are supported in taking over all management activities and processes as the project progresses and; b) providing organisational development support to the new Timor-Leste Rai Matak Foundation and other Rai Matak Program partners. This is done with guidance from the Rai Matak Steering Committee.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience


  • Experience in grant management. EU grant management experience highly valued.
  • Proven track record in administration, finance and organisational systems development and reporting.
  • Proven track record in organisational development, capacity building and mentoring in contexts like Timor-Leste.
  • Demonstrated experience in motivating teams and stakeholders (internal and external) in the delivery of a program and or enterprise strategy.
  • Experience networking with and supporting civil society and working with government.
  • Influencing track record and ability to negotiate and agree policy positions amongst different stakeholders desirable.
  • Experience in establishing and implementing Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Systems.
  • A university degree in Program Management, Administration, organisational development, international development, or equivalent and/or equivalent years of professional experience would be highly desirable.
  • Experience working in Timor-Leste desired.


  • Grant management, contracting, donor compliance requirements.
  • Knowledge of program planning including gender awareness and disability inclusion.
  • Demonstrable understanding of gender and diversity issues and proven commitment to and evidence of promoting gender and diversity equity.
  • A strong commitment to climate justice.
  • An understanding of international context and debates on climate change and carbon credits would be desirable.
  • Technical knowledge on forestry, carbon sequestration, climate change and or livelihoods would be an advantage.


  • Good coordination skills and ability to work across cross cultural teams on shared priorities.
  • Strong communication skills including facilitation.
  • High level computer skills especially MS suite and xero
  • High level written, reading and spoken English and good written, reading and spoken Tetum required or strong commitment to learn.
  • Be willing to travel to the field regularly
  • Being COVID-19 vaccinated or being willing to be vaccinated will be an advantage to enable intermunicipal travel.

To Apply

Applicants shall submit Application Letters that express why they are interest in this position and how you meet the selection Criteria and a written document authored solely by the applicant that demonstrates grant management or organisational development experience. Please submit a CV with no more than 2 pages.

This is a local hire position open to all nationalities.


Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us. Oxfam is a child safe organization and successful applicants will be required to sign the Oxfam International Employee Code of Conduct and submit a Criminal register certificate “Bom Comportamento” from the Ministry of Justice or equivalent from country of residence.

Oxfam is an equal opportunity employer. Woman and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

This position is funded with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents of this document are the sole responsibility of Oxfam and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.

For enquiries relating to this position, please contact Beninga Martins via [email protected]

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