[TimorLesteStudies] JSMP Job Vacancy - Women's Justice Unit
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Thu May 1 06:14:43 EST 2008
Judicial System Monitoring Programme (JSMP)
WJU Outreach Officer (Short term)
JSMP, an independent, nationally-led NGO established in 2001 to help the East Timorese justice systems level of compliance with international human rights standards, particularly those relating to a fair trial, and to contribute to good governance practice. In addition, JSMP aims to disseminate the information gathered and its assessments to the public, as well as to interested international observers. The broad objective of the activities is to contribute to the development of a strong and transparent justice system through the production of constructive recommendations based on credible research. In response to specific problems JSMP has also engaged in training of court actors, police and community groups, organized conferences and workshops and provides advice and assistance to victims accessing the justice system.
The vision of JSMP is to be the foremost independent organization in Timor Leste that contributes to the development and improvement of the justice and legislative system through objective monitoring, analysis, advocacy and training.
Job Description of the JSMP Womens Justice Unit Outreach Officer
The successful applicant will be part of the Womens Justice Unit (WJU) at JSMP, working under a six-month contract, commencing June 2008.
The central goals of the WJU are to use JSMPs expertise in the justice sector in Timor Leste to assess and report on the status of women in the formal justice sector and to provide training, advocacy and policy advice regarding legal issues affecting women in the formal justice sector.
The successful applicant will work under the direct management of the WJU Coordinator as well as the supervision of the JSMP Executive Director.
This position is a short-term contract to cover the maternity leave of the current WJU Outreach Officer. The duties of the outreach officer will include:
- Organising and conducting training about gender based violence and access to justice in Dili and in the districts
- Organising and conducting monitoring and evaluation of training and produce reports
- Conducting WJUs public education activities in Dili and in the districts
- Organising Television and Radio Programs relating to gender based violence and the justice system
- Attending meetings with civil society, government and court actors
- Distributing reports and assisting to organise launches for reports
The position may also include assisting with court monitoring activities:
- Monitoring cases in the Dili and District Courts.
- Researching and writing Press Releases and other reports.
- Previous training experience
- Demonstrated interest in improving womens access to justice
- Demonstrated commitment to human rights, including womens rights
- Good communication skills written and spoken
- Ability to work in a flexible, team-based manner essential.
- Willingness and availability to travel to Districts.
- Computer literate
- Previous project monitoring and evaluation experience desirable
- Law degree desirable
- Tetum and Bahasa Indonesia language skills
- English and/or Portuguese language skills are an asset
For further information contact Maria Agnes Bere, The Womens Justice Unit Coordinator, by phone: +670 7233723, e-mail: maria at jsmp.minihub.org or send it directly to Timotio de Deus (JSMP Executive Director), at Rua Setubal, Colomera, Dili-Timor Leste or by e-mail: timotio at jsmp.minihub.org. Landline +670 3323883. Applications with cover letter addressing selection criteria and CV must be sent by 5pm on Wednesday 14th May 2008.
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