Adviser - Communications at Australia Timor-Leste Partnership for Human Development (PHD)

Adviser - Communications 

  • Long-Term Adviser 
  • 12 months – with possibility of extension, expect to commence in October 2021 
  • Based in Dili, Timor Leste  


The Program 

The Australia Timor-Leste Partnership for Human Development (PHD) supports the Government of Timor-Leste’s Strategic Development Plan 2011-2030 and reflects Australia’s commitment to work in partnership with Timor-Leste to invest in improved wellbeing for Timor-Leste’s people. PHD aims to deliver lasting impact on the program goal: ‘people in Timor-Leste are healthier, better-educated and better able to contribute to Timor-Leste’s development’. Through PHD, Australia supports the Timor-Leste government to deliver higher quality and inclusive services in primary health, basic education and social protection. 

Abt Associates Australia is the implementation partner for PHD, contracted since May 2016, that will continue to May 2026. 


The Opportunity 

We are seeking an enthusiastic long-term Adviser - Communications with experience in leading and managing communications activities and media team.  The Adviser will possess strong analytical and editing skills including experience in writing for a development audience. With responsibility for the management and implementation of effective communication across the program consistent with DFAT and program branding and guidelines, the Adviser will work collaboratively with Senior Officer – Communications to:  

  • Develop and implement effective communications that promote program visibility appropriate to the context 
  • Develop a range of communication messages and products for both internal and external stakeholders, such as reports, brochures/fact sheets, social media content, speeches, presentations, and press releases  
  • Provide guidance and oversight to the planning, budgeting, design and production of program publications and media materials 
  • Creatively communicate program outcomes, results and success stories using a range of communication channels and formats 
  • Manage complex, fast-moving and unexpected communications challenges 


About You  

We are seeking an individual who will bring:  

Further Information & How to Apply 

Refer to the ‘Position Description’ link to view full details and key requirements for this opportunity.  

Please submit your application online via the Careers Page of the Abt Associates website Job Details - Local site (, including your CV and cover letter addressing how you meet the requirements of this role.   

Applications can also be lodged through PHD Human Resources email Please insert the job title in the email subject heading. All applications are to include a current CV and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria. 

We welcome and thank all applicants however only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 

Closing Date:  15 August 2021 (11 pm Dili Time)  

We encourage applications from diverse backgrounds, perspectives and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained global impact. Abt Associates values individuality and celebrates difference with a strong commitment to diversity, equality, gender and racial equity and disability inclusion.  

Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. Abt Associates is deeply committed to safeguarding, to protect and prevent harm and abuse to individuals we work for and who work for us. We will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, child abuse, sexual abuse, or exploitation in any form, and expect everyone to be treated with respect and dignity.   

About Abt Associates  

Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader with a proven track record in complex program implementation in the international development sector. We offer bold solutions and technical excellence in Health, Economic Growth, Governance, Research & Evaluation, Environment & Energy, Gender Equality & Social Inclusion. Working with our many partners, we have driven measurable social impact for more than 55 years, to achieve our mission of improving the quality of life and economic well-being of people worldwide. We operate in remote and challenging environments and employ more than 3,700 staff in over 50 countries.  For more information about us and what we do, visit our website at 


People & Culture | Partnership for Human Development 

1st Lane, Block E01-12, Palm Business & Trade Center 

Surik Mas, Fatumeta Bairro-Pite, Dili, Timor-Leste 


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