Nursing Opportunities In Timor Leste


Nursing opportunities in Timor-Leste (East Timor)

St John of God Health Care (SJGHC) has been operating the capacity building Nursing Development Program in Timor-Leste in partnership with the Ministry of Health since 2010.  

We are seeking to further develop our team of nurses based in Dili, who are working alongside Timorese nurses in the Dili National Referral Hospital to assist in the process of building their nursing and midwifery knowledge and skills.  

We are interested in hearing from Neonatal Nurses with one or more of the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Infection control
  • Education and training
  • Project management
  • Development experience
  • Leadership and/or management roles

The successful candidates will be offered a two year fixed term contract working 76 hours a fortnight, with deployment to Timor-Leste expected to be in September or October 2018.

More information about our capacity building work in Timor-Leste and other neighbouring countries can be found at Here

Working and living in a developed country is very different from the environment you will experience in Timor-Leste, and candidates must be innovative, flexible, adaptable, resilient and patient.  Our Nursing Development Program nurses and midwives do not focus on direct service provision and must be prepared to use a broad range of skills and personal attributes that are required to work in a model that promotes practice change and sustainability.  This model ensures support for the development of nursing and midwifery practices in Timor-Leste in such a way that they are sustainable now and into the future.

The Nursing Development Program operated by St John of God Health Care is part of a wider commitment to Timor-Leste, which includes a Quality and a Leadership and Management Program. Our work in Timor-Leste has been recognised by the Ministry of Health as amongst the most successful by a non-government agency since the country’s independence.

St John of God Health Care embraces diversity and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with disabilities.

Applications must have a cover letter and address the selection criteria, which are detailed in the Position Description.  Applications are to be submitted via the St John of God Health Care website, enter reference 22676.

For enquiries about this position please contact Jenny Tait-Robertson on (03) 9278 1716.

Applications Close: COB 20 May 2018