[TimorLesteStudies] Another Job Vacancy JSMP: Women's Justice Unit International Adviser

Bu Wilson Bu.Wilson at anu.edu.au
Thu May 1 12:52:27 EST 2008

WJU International Advisor
JSMP, an independent, nationally-led NGO, was established in 2001 to monitor
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
 Job description: JSMP Women's Justice Unit International Advisor
The incumbent will be part of the Women's Justice Unit (WJU) at JSMP.  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, and provide
training, advocacy and policy advice regarding legal issues affecting women
in the formal justice sector. The incumbent will work as an adviser to three
East Timorese WJU Legal Officers, including the WJU Coordinator, under the
supervision of the Director of JSMP.  The international advisor will focus
on building the capacity of East Timorese counterparts, particularly the WJU
coordinator, in the following areas:
-   WJU project design, implementation and evaluation
-   WJU coordinator's managerial responsibilities in JSMP and WJU
-   Proposal writing (including project budgeting) and reporting
-   Building networks with key stakeholders including donors and government
-   Researching and writing reports, justice updates and press releases
-   Coordinating judicial system monitoring
-   Organising and conducting district outreach training
-      Law degree 
-      Experience dealing with developing justice systems
-      Demonstrated knowledge of human rights law and international
humanitarian law
-     Knowledge of gender based violence and women's rights desirable
-     Knowledge of the history and general situation in East Timor
-     Knowledge of the East Timorese justice sector desirable
-     Good communication skills - written and spoken
-     Computer literate
-     Preparedness to work in a cross-cultural environment 
-     Ability to work in a flexible, team-based manner essential.
-     Experience in community education/outreach training desirable
-     Language skills: English and Tetum or Bahasa Indonesia and/or
For further information contact Casimiro dos Santos, JSMP Deputy Director on
+670 725 7466, or by e-mail: casmiro at jsmp.minihub.org or Maria Agnes Bere,
Women's Justice Unit Coordinator, on +670 723 3723, or by e-mail:
maria at jsmp.minihub.org.  Applications with cover letter and CV must be sent
by e-mail to the above e-mail addresses by 5pm, Wed 14 May 2008.

Bu Wilson
Regulatory  Institutions Network (RegNet) College of Asia and the Pacific,
RSPAS Australian National University 
Canberra   ACT   0200 

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