Objective and Purpose of the Assignment
The Timor-Leste Strategic Development Plan (SDP) 2011–2030 and SDG 6 mention that access to safe
drinking water and sanitation infrastructures is vital for the economic and social development of Timor-
Leste. Many benefits will rise from investments in water supply and sanitation sector, namely in health,
education, economic, private sector development and tourism among others.
To reach the SDP targets and SDG 6, the water sector needs to invest about US$1.3 billion in the 2018-
2030 period. The sector is preparing a comprehensive Water Supply and Sanitation Investment Plan,
Policies and Institutional Reform to be implemented in the period of 2018-2030.
Scope of Work
The Water and Urban Services Policy Analyst will lead the support to the General Directorate for Water
and Sanitation (DGAS), National Director for Water Services (DNSA), National Director for Basic
Sanitation (DNSB) and the National Director for Water Resources Management (DNGRA) in the implementation
of the Water Supply and Sanitation Investment Plan, Policies and Institutional Reform 2018 – 2030.
Detailed Tasks and/or Expected Output
The Analyst’s responsibilities will include the following:
i) Support DGAS, DNSA, DNSB and DNGRA to implement the Water Supply and Sanitation Investment Plan,
Policies and Institutional Reform 2018 – 2030, in order to achieve the SDP and the SDG 6.
ii) Support DGAS, DNSA, DNSB and DNGRA to implement the Dili Water Supply Masterplan and the 4 Municipal
Capitals Water Supply and Sanitation Masterplans.
iii) Support the preparation of investment projects for the water supply and sanitation sector.
iv) Organize meetings with all the relevant stakeholders (e.g.: ministries and government agencies) to
discuss the sector policies.
v) Provision of secretariat function to support inter-agency coordination and integrated sector planning.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
The National Water and Urban Services Policy Analyst should ideally have the following qualifications:
(i) degree in engineering, public administration, public policy, international development, or a related
field; (ii) at least 3 years’ experience on policy analysis relating to infrastructure services in Timor-
Leste; (iii) proficiency in Tetum, Portuguese and English; (iv) knowledge of the major issues facing
Timor-Leste’s water supply and sanitation sector.
Minimum General Experience: 8 years
Minimum Specific Experience (relevant to assignment): 3 years
Regional/country Experience: Required