Long Term Planning Framework 2012-2015: Timor-Leste country office

1. Who are we?

The Timor-Leste country office for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is made up of three international delegates – a country representative, organizational development and health/disaster risk reduction delegates - and three experienced national finance and administration staff. The country office shares the office compound of Cruz Vermelha de Timor-Leste, with whom they have a close and constructive relationship, and a broad-based programme of targeted support and organizational development.

2. Who are our stakeholders?

Cruz Vermelha de Timor-Leste (CVTL): The Red Cross of Timor-Leste with whom we work closely on targeted programme support and on institutional strengthening – in branch development; programme support services, volunteering, management and communications support and governance. In 2010, the number of people benefiting directly from IFRC-supported CVTL interventions in disaster management was approximately 12,500 (men 6,500; women 6,000) and in health, approximately 20,600 (men 11,330; women 9,270).

Multilateral donors: Australian Red Cross, Finnish Red Cross, Japanese Red Cross Society, Netherlands Red Cross, New Zealand Red Cross and Norwegian Red Cross, and the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) for whom we add value in the provision of technical and management support and accountability to CVTL’s pilot projects in community-based disaster risk reduction (CBDRR) and community-based health and first aid (CBHFA), emergency health and HIV. Partners also provide valuable support to IFRC’s organizational development programme with a focus on building sustainable capacity within CVTL at both branch and headquarters levels.