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The primary objective of the UNDP Institutional Capacity Development Support programme (ICDS - Phase II of the Support to Development Posts Programme) is to strengthen the capacity of the state institutions in Timor-Leste, by providing advisors to key government departments and other state institutions.

Since 2002, with the financial support of our multilateral and bilateral Development Partners, Support to Development Posts has fielded over 135 professionals to 24 of Timor-Leste's Ministries and Secretariats of State. Currently working under the framework of the 'critical' list of 119 advisors, the ICDS is continuing to support capacity development in the civil service, while also focusing on developing exit strategies to ensure the sustainable continuity of the programme's achievements to date.

For more information, please consult our Background, Overview or FAQ pages, or download our Project Fact sheet from the General menu, right. If you are interested in employment as a capacity development advisor, please read our Job Seekers Information page before consulting the list of available positions.

If you are currently an advisor, please consult the Advisors page for resources and downloads of forms and other documents.


Project News

USAID increases support

On September 30th, 2005, USAID pledged US $1,417,500 to ICDS. This valuable contribution will be used to support eight 'critical' positions. For more information on development partner support, please visit the development partners' Overview page.

AusAID to support five 'critical' positions

On May 31st, 2005, AusAID signed a cost-sharing agreement pledging an additional US $600,000 to the ICDS. This new contribution from AusAID will be used to support five 'critical' adivsory positions within the Government of Timor-Leste.

Capacity development support goes to the next phase

The Capacity Development Co-ordination Unit (CDCU), under the Office of the Prime Minister, together with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), officially launched the second phase of the ‘Institutional Capacity Development Support' Programme at Obrigado Barracks on February 11th 2005. The Prime Minister, H.E. Mari Alkatiri chaired the launch, with the participation of the SRSG and UNDP Resident Representative, Dr. Sukehiro Hasegawa, and development partner representatives.

Steering Committee meeting, Feb. 11th, 2005