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Lao Hamutuk - Walking Together
The Timor-Leste Institute for Development Monitoring and Analysis

Updated December 2017

La’o Hamutuk (“Walking Together” in English) is an independent Timor-Leste civil society organization that monitors, analyzes and reports on the principal institutions in Timor-Leste as they relate to the physical, economic and social development of the country. La’o Hamutuk advocates that the people of Timor-Leste must be the ultimate decision-makers in this process, which should be equitable, sustainable, democratic and transparent.

La’o Hamutuk works in broad thematic areas: Petroleum dependency, Economics, Agriculture, Governance and Democracy.

More information about La’o Hamutuk and its publications, including our Bulletin, statements and Annual Reports, can be obtained at For information about volunteering or interning at La’o Hamutuk, click here.

We are currently looking for qualified researchers, to be based in Dili with some work in the districts.

We especially encourage women to apply.

Job Description

Each researcher investigates and reports on the impact of international systems and organizations, governments and other institutions active in Timor-Leste. La’o Hamutuk is a non-hierarchical organization where all staff members are responsible for program and administration work, and decisions are made by consensus. Therefore, researchers also carry out administration and logistics-related activities within the organization, including working collaboratively with other staff and advisory bodies to develop and implement the organization’s work plan.

We need people with

  • Experience in international development work and/or policy research, with the ability to present and write clearly

  • Strong commitment to making the development process more democratic, participatory, sustainable, equitable and transparent

  • Experience as a political activist and/or human rights advocate

  • Experience and knowledge of areas of monitoring cited above

  • Facility in written and spoken English and Tetum, with willingness to become fluent. Portuguese also desirable.

  • Strong organizational and computer skills

  • Ability to work cooperatively and creatively in a multi-cultural setting

  • Commitment to share skills and help other people improve their capacity

  • Knowledge and understanding of the history and politics of Timor-Leste

  • Experience living and working in a developing country; interest and capacity to live simply

  • Sound physical and psychological health

  • Willingness to commit to work with La’o Hamutuk for a minimum of one year.

We offer

La’o Hamutuk is a small but vibrant organization; our staff works together in teams on different issues. La’o Hamutuk’s local and international staff enjoy equal responsibilities and compensation, including a salary of US$800/month, with health insurance as needed. For international staff, travel to and from Timor-Leste, a housing allowance and a readjustment allowance are also provided.


Applications may be submitted at any time and will be considered as they are received. Please include the following:

  • Cover letter explaining why you want to work with La’o Hamutuk

  • CV detailing educational background and professional and volunteer experience

  • Sample of your writing in English or Tetum about the development process in Timor-Leste, two to five pages long

  • Contact details of at least two references.

Applications can be sent to La’o Hamutuk’s office in Bebora, Dili, Timor-Leste, or to For additional information call +670 3321040.

Vaga Servisu

La’o Hamutuk
Institutu ba Monitor no Analiza Dezenvolvimentu iha Timor-Leste

Atualiza iha Dezembru 2017

La’o Hamutuk organizasaun sosiedade sivíl Timor-Leste ne’ebé independentemente halo monitoramentu, analiza no halo relatóriu kona ba instituisaun prinsipál sira iha Timor-Leste ne’ebé iha relasaun ba dezenvolvimentu fíziku, ekonomia no sosiál Timor-Leste nian. La’o Hamutuk halo advokasia katak povu mak sai autór prinsipál ba foti desizaun kona ba prosesu ida nee, ne’ebé tenke ekuitavel, sustentavel, demokrátiku no transparente.

La’o Hamutuk servisu iha area boot balu: Dependensia ba Petroleum, Ekonomia, Agrikultura, Governasaun no Demokrasia.

Informasaun kompletu liu kona ba La’o Hamutuk no nia publikasaun sira, inklui Buletin, deklarasaun no relatóriu anuál, bele hetan iha Atu le'e informasaun kona ba ema husi li'ur hakarak servisu hanesan voluntáriu ka estajiadu iha La'o Hamutuk, hili iha ne'e.

Oras ne’e ami buka ema sira ne’ebé iha kualidade ba peskiza atu servisu iha Dili no halo servisu balu iha distritu sira.

Ami enkoraja liu feto sira atu aplika.

Deskripsaun servisu

Peskizadór ida-idak halo peskiza no relatóriu kona ba impaktu husi sistema internasionál no organizasaun, governu, no instituisaun seluk ne’ebé ativu iha Tim Timor-Leste. La’o Hamutuk organizasaun la-iha ierarkia nune’e membru staff hotu responsabiliza ba programa no servisu administrasaun, no desizaun halo liu husi konsensu. Tanba ne’e, peskizadór hala’o mós atividade administrasaun no logistiku iha organizasaun nia laran, inklui servisu hamutuk ho staff sira seluk no órgaun konsellu atu dezenvolve no implementa planu no servisu organizasaun nian.

Ami presiza ema ho

  • Esperiénsia servisu kona ba dezenvolvimentu internasionál no/ka peskiza ba polítika, ho kapasidade atu aprezenta no hakerek rezultadu ho klaru

  • Iha komitmentu maka’as hodi dudu prosesu dezenvolvimentu ida ne’ebé demokrátiku, partisipativu, sustentavel, ekuitavel no transparente

  • Esperiénsia nudár aktivista polítiku no/ka advokasia direitu umanu

  • Esperiénsia no końesimentu kona ba area monitoramentu ne’ebé temi iha leten

  • Kapasidade atu hakerek no ko’alia iha lian Ingles no Tetum, ho hakarak atu sai profisiente. Di’ak se bele Portugés

  • Forte iha organizasaun no iha abilidade komputadór

  • Kapasidade atu servisu hamutuk ho kreatividade iha kontestu ho kultura oi-oin

  • Komitmentu hodi fahe abilidade no ajuda ema seluk atu dezenvolve ninia kapasidade

  • Końesimentu no komprensaun kona ba istória no polítika iha Timor-Leste

  • Esperiénsia hela no servisu iha nasaun foin dezenvolve-an; prontu no bele moris ho simplisidade

  • Saúde fíziku no mental di’ak

  • Iha komitmentu servisu mínimu tinan ida iha La’o Hamutuk.

Ami oferese

La’o Hamutuk organizasaun ki’ik maibé iha espíritu servisu maka’as; ami nia staff servisu hamutuk iha ekipa ho asuntu ne’ebé la hanesan. Staff lokál no internasionál iha responsabilidade no simu kompensasaun ne’ebé hanesan, inklui saláriu 800 US$/fulan, ho asuransi saúde bazeia ba nesesidade. Ba staff internasionál, iha osan mós ba viajen mai no fila husi Timor-Leste, osan aluga uma, no ajuda ho osan bainhira fila ba ninia rai.


Aplikasaun bele hatama bainhira de’it no sei hetan konsiderasaun wainhira ami simu, favor anexu:

  • Karta aplikasaun ne’ebé esplika tanba sá ita boot hakarak servisu ho La’o Hamutuk

  • Kurikulum Vitae ne’ebé esplika antesedente (background) edukasaun, esperiénsia servisu profesional no voluntáriu

  • Ezemplu kompozisaun kona ba prosesu dezenvolvimentu iha Timor-Leste, naruk pájina 2-5

  • Informasaun kontaktu husi referénsia na’in rua.

Aplikasaun bele haruka ba ofisiu La’o Hamutuk nian iha Bebora, Dili, ka ba Informasaun liu tan kontaktu +670 3321040.


The Timor-Leste Institute for Development Monitoring and Analysis (La’o Hamutuk)
Institutu Timor-Leste ba Analiza no Monitor ba Dezenvolvimentu
Rua D. Alberto Ricardo, Bebora, Dili, Timor-Leste
P.O. Box 340, Dili, Timor-Leste
Tel: +670-3321040 or +670-77234330
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