Position Title:              Local Health Coordinator (Timorese National)


Open Period :              19 May 2023 – 18 June 2023


Background :               The Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Africa and Asia 

                                    (RIMES) is an international and intergovernmental institution, owned and managed by its Member States, for the generation and application of early warning information. RIMES evolved from the efforts of countries in Africa and Asia, in the aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, to establish a regional early warning system within a multi-hazard framework for the generation and communication of early warning information, and capacity building for preparedness and response to trans-boundary hazards. RIMES was established on 30 April 2009, and was registered with the United Nations on 1 July 2009. RIMES operates from its regional early warning center located at the campus of the Asian Institute of Technology in Pathumthani.


Position Description:   The Local Health Coordinator will support the implementation of RIMES’ components under the Global Climate Fund’s Enhancing Early Warning Systems to Build Greater Resilience to Hydro-meteorological Hazards in Timor-Leste Project. Specifically, the Local Health Coordinator will coordinate, facilitate, monitor, and communicate results of the public health models, health risk forecasts, and impact-based advisory products, as well as other capacity building activities.


Contract Type:             Full-time, project-based contract

Duty station:               Dili, Timor Leste


Minimum Qualifications


  •     Master’s degree in Public Health, Health Social Science, Healthcare Management, Epidemiology or any related field, or Bachelor's degree with at least five (5) years of combined work experiences in Timor Leste on coordination, facilitation, monitoring, and/or communication of projects related to public health or health education


  •     At least three (3) years of work experience coordinating and organizing meetings or workshops with local health practitioners and health care industries like hospitals, clinics, and public health agencies in Timor Leste, including monitoring of timely accomplishments of project-related activities.

  •     At least two (2) years of work experience in public health, including public health assessments, advisories, health-related decision support systems, and/or disease prevention and control.

  •      Familiarity with the institutions/organizations as well as approaches and concepts in disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM), early warning, and climate change adaptation (CCA).

Skills and Abilities:

  •     Highly skilled in public health and healthcare management, including its importance in early warning, DRRM, and CCA

  • Excellent critical thinking, problem-solving, and planning skills.
  • Strong communication,  interpersonal, and writing skills.
  • Ability to work amicably in a multicultural and multidisciplinary work environment.


  • Excellent knowledge of Portuguese, Tetum, and English (both oral and written).

Personal qualities:

  • Self-motivated, flexible, and able to work effectively and independently.
  • Excellent work ethic and aptitude to work with a constructive attitude.
  • Conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines, and achieving results.
  • Shows persistence when faced with difficulties or challenges.


Major Duties and Responsibilities: 

A.    Coordinate with RIMES partners from the Ministry of Health, National Directorate of Meteorology and Geophysics (DNMG) of the Ministry of Transport and Communications, and other relevant agencies and organizations, including the health practitioners and other local stakeholders on different project activities.
B.    Support the implementation and monitoring of project activities, and the documentation and communication of highlights, good practices, and lessons learned, which includes but not limited to:
    1.    Collecting and analyzing public health data, including demographic, clinical, environmental, and hydrometeorological data for the health modeling study.
    2.    Organizing and facilitating consultation and progress meetings, training workshops, and capacity-building activities with project partners, especially from the health sector.
    3.    Providing technical inputs to concept notes, activity/training designs, and progress reports.
    4.    Conducting research on the epidemiology of diseases of interest in Timor Leste, including incidence, prevalence, attributions to weather and climate, risk factors, and outcomes.
    5.    Organizing and facilitating meetings and workshops for the field testing and deployment of the decision support system (DSS) and mobile application for public health.
    6.    Extending assistance in the development and translation of training manuals, presentation slides, IEC materials, and other documents.
    7.    Conducting field visits to and regular coordination with stakeholders, including assistance to field missions of project partners.
C.    Provide technical inputs to the design and customization of a user-friendly DSS and a mobile application for public health, while incorporating stakeholders’ feedback and suggestions.
D.    Ensure timely completion of project activities, including extending administrative and logistical support, if necessary and
E.    Any other relevant work necessary for the successful implementation and documentation of program/project-related activities as assigned by the RIMES Climate Risk Management Specialist.

Supervisor:                Ms. Carlyne Yu, Head, Risk Knowledge Applications & Project Manager.

Contract Duration:    12 months, with possible extension on above satisfactory performance;  Probationary period: 4 months.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send your application letter, resume, salary expectation and 2 references in PDF format to rimeshra@rimes.int by midnight of 18 June 2023, Bangkok time. Please state “Local Health Coordinator (Timorese National):Your Name the Subject line of the email. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.


Ms. Dusadee Padungkul

Head-Operational Support

Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System

AIT Campus, 58 Moo 9 Paholyothin Rd., Klong 1, 

Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120 Thailand.


RIMES promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Well-qualified applicants particularly women are encouraged to apply.

Open Period


Duty Station

Dili, Timor Leste

Type of Contract

Full Time