[TimorLesteStudies] JSMP Job Vacancy - Women's Justice Unit Outreach Officer

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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 system’s 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 Women’s Justice  Unit Outreach Officer
The successful applicant will be  part of the Women’s Justice Unit (WJU) at JSMP, working under a six-month  contract, commencing June 2008.
The central goals of the WJU are to  use JSMP’s 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 WJU’s 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.
Selection Criteria:  
-   Previous training  experience
-   Demonstrated interest in improving women’s  access to justice
-   Demonstrated commitment to human rights,  including women’s 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 Women’s  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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