Timor Leste Herman Marjorie Van Gessel Xanana Gusmao Reading Room 1

Communications Adviser

Closing Date: 03 Feb 2019

Interview: 8 & 9 March 2019

Pre-departure Briefing: 27 & 30 March 2019

Expected Start Date: 12-18 May

Assignment Number: 41198

Duration: 2 years

Location: Dili, Timor-Leste

Volunteer Service Abroad covers costs while you are on assignment, including travel, accommodation, living allowance and more

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Timor-Leste (CCI-TL) is an umbrella organisation which represents business associations in Timor-Leste. They represent the needs of their members in policy advocacy. CCI-TL also provides a range of business services which aim to enhance skills, knowledge and performance of their member associations to achieve private sector growth.

On this assignment, your main aim is to assist with the communications and promotion of CCI-TL in increasing membership, and participation at events and workshops. You will provide one-on-one mentoring and training to the Stakeholder Communications Advisor that will enable them to develop and implement a communications plan, create media guidelines and draft content for reports, newsletters and other documents. Through in-house training of relevant staff, your support will help the Chamber build their communication capacity and effectively engage with existing members, stakeholders and the public. 

This assignment offers a rewarding opportunity to help businesses grow, and ultimately achieve sustainable economic growth for Timor-Leste.

VSA assignments provide a unique opportunity for professional development by sharing your skills to build thriving communities in the Pacific and beyond.  

We are looking for a volunteer with:

  • Qualification in communications or a related discipline or relevant work experience
  • Experience developing and implementing communication plans
  • Experience mentoring and coaching people with different levels of ability
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience developing media relationships

VSA volunteers receive a living allowance and accommodation, insurance, and medical costs are provided. Travel arrangements are organised and funded by VSA along with other costs.

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