Volunteer at Maluk Timor

Maluk Timor relies on committed volunteers to mentor and support the work of our excellent Timorese staff. We have a number of volunteer opportunities available right now.

What makes an ideal volunteer?

Volunteers who are only available to come for a few weeks are rarely able to make much impact. Ideal volunteers stay for longer periods (months rather than weeks), make an effort to learn the local language and bring a humble attitude and sense of humour. Life in Timor-Leste can be difficult and frustrating, so we look for people who have:

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Patience and a growth mindset (for encouraging development of skills)
  • Creativity and resilience
  • High levels of self-motivation, able to prioritise tasks and work independently

If you’re interested please contact [email protected]

TB Doctor

Role: Mentor our team of tuberculosis health workers and clinical staff in TB program activities.

Experience: At least three completed years of medical practice. Current medical registration. Knowledge or experience of TB care highly desirable.

Timeframe: Minimum 6 months, commencing August-December 2019

Allowances: Accommodation and basic living allowance only

Nurse Educator

Role: Mentor our team of nurse educators working in community health centres in Dili. The current education program is implementation of triage systems.

Experience: At least three years of nursing practice. Current registration as a nurse.

Timeframe: Minimum 6 months, commencing August-December 2019

Allowances: Accommodation and basic living allowance only

Social Work Mentor

Role: Mentor Timorese crisis care support team as they commence their new project assisting victims of domestic and sexual violence. 

Experience: Qualifications and experience in Social Work or a related field. 

Timeframe: Minimum 3 months, commencing anytime from June 2019

Allowances: Accommodation only

Dietitian/ Nutritionist

Role: Mentor our team of health workers and nutrition staff in malnutrition program activities. 

Experience: At least two completed years of experience as a dietitian or nutritionist. Current registration.

Timeframe: Minimum 3 months, commencing anytime from May 2019

Allowances: Accommodation only

Human Resources Mentor

Role: Work with Maluk Timor to help implement HR policies and procedures (code of conduct, child protection, grievance policy, recruitment processes, employment manual, etc).

Experience: Human Resources management experience

Timeframe: Minimum 3 months, commencing anytime from May 2019

Allowances: Accommodation only

Vehicle Maintenance Mentor

Role: Train Timorese staff in safe driving, vehicle maintenance and repair.

Experience: Relevant mechanical experience

Timeframe: Minimum 3 months, commencing anytime from May 2019

Allowances: Accommodation only

IT Technician

Role: Assist Maluk Timor develop robust and efficient internal IT systems (internet, LAN, file management systems, virus protection). Mentor local staff in utilisation of their personal computers. 

Experience: IT qualification or experience

Timeframe: Minimum 3 months, commencing anytime from May 2019

Allowances: Accommodation only

Communications Mentor

Role: Mentor Timorese Communications Officer (English-speaking) to improve content development for social media promotions. 

Experience: Relevant experience in communications, multi-media, film & television or marketing

Timeframe: Minimum 3 months, commencing anytime from May 2019

Allowances: Accommodation only