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Agricultural Livelihoods and Resilience Adviser

Adam Smith International


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Join the TOMAK team as an Agricultural Livelihoods and Resilience Adviser and help shape sustainable rural futures in Timor-Leste


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Dili, Timor-Leste

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In-person- Dili Timor-Leste

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Organisation summary: TOMAK (To’os ba Moris Di’ak), or 'Farming for Prosperity', is a dynamic 10-year initiative funded by the Australian Government, aiming to transform the agricultural landscape of Timor-Leste. It focuses on enhancing the prosperity and sustainability of rural communities. This visionary program seeks an experienced adviser to lead efforts in promoting resilient agricultural practices and economic empowerment among rural households.

  • Role Summary:
    • Provide technical leadership in agriculture, natural resource management, and climate resilience.
    • Guide value chain development and market systems, fostering entrepreneurship.
    • Empower women, youth, and persons with disability within the agricultural sector.
    • Conduct technical assessments on food systems, production trends, and climate impacts.
  • Role Requirements:
    • Post-graduate qualifications in international development, agriculture, or related fields.
    • At least 7 years of experience in food systems, agricultural livelihoods, and resilience programming.
    • Expertise in climate change and natural resource management is essential.
  • Application Process Details:
    • Submit a cover letter, a CV (up to 4 pages), and a relevant authored document.
    • Ensure all submissions are in English or Tetum and include all requested documents.
    • Application deadline is COB Friday 22 March 2024 (AEST).

Adam Smith International is committed to inclusivity and diversity, encouraging applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Please note, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Position Description Title: Agricultural Livelihoods and Resilience Adviser Project: TOMAK (To’os ba Moris Di’ak) / Farming for Prosperity Duration: 1 June 2024 – 31 May 2025 (with an option to extend until 31 May 2026). Location: Dili, Timor-Leste, with regular travel to municipalities Reports to: Team Leader Manages: Agricultural Specialist, MSD Specialist, Agricultural Assistant, short-term advisers and sub-contracted in relevant areas.

About TOMAK The To’os Ba Moris Di’ak Program (TOMAK) is a 10-year agricultural livelihoods program funded by the Australian Government in Timor-Leste. Its goal is to ensure rural households live more prosperous and sustainable lives.

Position Summary The Agricultural Livelihoods and Resilience Adviser is a key member of the TOMAK leadership team and provides technical leadership across a range of areas including agriculture/agronomy, natural resource management, climate resilience, value chain development, market systems development, entrepreneurship and economic empowerment of women, youth and persons with disability (PwD).

Job requirements Duties and responsibilities Prepare and steer technical assessments of key aspects of the food system in target communities including agricultural and livestock production trends, key livelihood systems, natural resource management and the impact of climate variability, as well as value chain and market analyses.

Skills and experience required: Post-graduate qualifications relating to international development, agriculture, rural/development economics, or similar. Demonstrated international development experience in food systems, agricultural livelihoods, market systems and resilience related programming (at least 7 years), with particular emphasis on climate change and natural resource management.

To apply: Applications should include: a cover letter which addresses the Terms of Reference an up-to-date CV (no more than 4 pages) a recent example of authored document (study, report, analysis) related to agricultural production, market system development, climate-related agriculture, resilience, or other areas relevant to position (in English or Tetum) Submissions not containing all three documents will not be reviewed or accepted. Application close COB Friday 22 March 2024 (AEST). Adam Smith International is an equal opportunity employer – women and candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications received, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.


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