Long and Short Term Advisors, Timor-Leste Tourism Capacity Building

Location: Timor-Leste
Deadline: July 10, 2017

The Asia Foundation, a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia, is seeking qualified long- and short-term advisors/companies/organizations, in the area of tourism development for an upcoming project in Timor-Leste.

These positions are contingent on funding from USAID.

Sustainable Tourism Company/Organization (Long Term)

  • Experience working with government institutions in producing policies, supporting legislation, providing guidance, and addressing policy reforms in the tourism sector and experience in the areas of tourism investment and finance. Advisor will need in-depth experience related to the policy and governance frameworks needed for success.
  • Knowledge and experience of the political, social, and environmental issues related to tourism development, particularly in Timor-Leste and/or Southeast Asia.
  • Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study.
  • A minimum of five years of demonstrated experience working with government, civil society, and the private sector, preferably in Timor-Leste.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills required.
  • Experience working in Timor-Leste and/or Southeast Asia preferred.
  • Knowledge or experience in tourism sector in Timor-Leste preferred.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English; proficiency in Tetum or Portuguese.

Private Sector Development [Company/Organization] (Long Term)

  • Proven experience and track record in identifying, developing, and sustaining potential private sector investment in the tourism sector; and strong ability to collaborate effectively with private sector, government entities, international donors, and other US government partners.
  • Experience in developing tourism products in nascent tourism markets in the developing world;
  • Organizations will have candidates with relevant experience and qualifications in tourism, sustainability, environmental protection fields;
  • Minimum of five years of demonstrated experience on tourism initiatives, preferably in Timor-Leste and/or Southeast Asia.
  • A minimum of five years of demonstrated experience working with government, civil society, and the private sector, preferably in Timor-Leste.
  • Strong emphasis on communications strategies, including marketing and branding required.
  • Experience working in Timor-Leste and/or Southeast Asia preferred.
  • Knowledge or experience in tourism sector in Timor-Leste preferred.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English; proficiency in Tetum or Portuguese.

Short-Term Advisors

The Asia Foundation is also looking for short-term advisors with expertise in the following areas: tourism promotion; hospitality/tourism workforce development; transportation; eco-tourism; agri-tourism; historical tourism; cultural and community-based tourism; adventure tourism; and tourism financing and investment.

Essential Skills

All candidates must be able to demonstrate an understanding of value systems, traditions, social norms, and practices of different cultures and religions. Excellent consulting skills will be required including: communication, both oral and written, consensus building, and team facilitation, all with an emphasis on results and cultural sensitivity.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and CV by July 10, 2017 to psds.consultants@asiafoundation.org with the position title listed in the subject line. The Asia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, EOE/M/F/D/V. No phone calls, please.