Are you a Doctor interested Communicable Diseases and Education ?

For doctors interested in global and tropical health and interested in an opportunity to make a significant contribution to health, to learn, to educate and to participate in operational research. East Timor is a country with many communicable disease challenges and a developing health system that offers numerous opportunities.

Maluk Timor (MT) is a not-for-profit organisation committed to capacity building and health system strengthening in Timor-Leste, through the mentoring and professional development of Timorese health personnel

We are seeking a Medical Officer (Registrar level or above) with interest and experience in Public Health, Communicable Diseases and Education to work in East Timor for 18 months to 3 years commencing January 2020 as ASTEROID program (Advancing Surveillance and Training to Enhance Recognition of Infectious Disease) medical director.

The ASTEROID program is funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) as part of the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security Pacific Infectious Diseases Prevention (PIDP) Program.

The ASTEROID program will develop and deliver a package of critical training to the primary care workforce to ensure that principles of infection prevention, control and surveillance are adopted in an efficient and standardised way across the entire country, in accordance with national strategic priorities. That training package will then be retained by government-employed health educators (INS) for ongoing use. Capability of doctors and other health care workers will be developed to recognise and report key infectious diseases.

Read about an in country volunteer doctors perspective here

Opportunity for MPhil or PhD study within this post

 For more information or to apply, please contact:

Dr. Jeremy Beckett [email protected] or Dr. Clare Nourse [email protected]

Help us do even more

Even though healthcare in Timor-Leste has improved, there is still so much more to do.  

A small amount of money goes a long way with the per person health budget less than US$100 per year. 


Covers the cost of petrol for a month so a healthcare worker can provide home visits around Dili.

$58 p/month

in 12 months

Covers the cost of running a nutrition referral project in one community healthcare centre.

$650 p/month

Covers the full cost to employ a nurse who can help deliver our programs.