[TimorLesteStudies] Fwd: Please share around -- Job vacancy Prevention Coordinator-TL Ending Violence Against Women Program

Bu Wilson buvewilson at gmail.com
Thu Jul 10 10:39:13 EST 2014

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*Position Description*

*TITLE*: Prevention Coordinator, Ending Violence Against Women Program

*UNIT:* Timor-Leste

*REPORTS TO*: Team Leader, EVAW Program, The Asia Foundation Timor-Leste

*SUPERVISES*: Senior Program Officer, Program Officers, Program Assistant
and consultants (STAs) as required

*APPLICATIONS DUE: before 5:00 pm July 17, 2014*


The Asia Foundation (the Foundation) is implementing an Ending Violence
Against Women (EVAW) Program in Timor-Leste under a Grant Agreement with
the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The program
will run from 15 April 2014 to 30 June 2017 (Phase 1) with an option to
extend for an additional four years (Phase 2). The EVAW Program *goal *is
to reduce the proportion of women who have experienced violence, and to
better meet the needs of women and children affected by violence. The
*is to improve outcomes for women in prevention, support services, and
access to justice by improving capacity in key ministries, reducing levels
of violence, improving services, and strengthening judicial processes
serving the needs of women survivors of violence.

The EVAW program will be implemented based on the DFAT EVAW Design
Investment. It will be informed by research conducted on the underlying
causes and opportunities for EVAW in Timor-Leste relating to the core
pillars of prevention, service provision, and access to justice.  For the
prevention pillar, the program will seek to involve the government, in
particular the Secretary of State for the Promotion of Equality, and civil
society in designing, implementing and monitoring research based prevention
projects.The EVAW Program will work with the Ministry of Social Solidarity
as the key government implementing agency for services to women and
children who experienced violence. The primary mechanisms under this pillar
will be grants to CSO service providers, and institutional strengthening
support to the Directorate of National Social Reinsertion (DNRS) within MSS
who will be the program’s primary counterpart. The program will take a
cautious and phased approach to the access to justice pillar which will support
the provision of legal assistance to women and children affected by
violence and court monitoring. The work will evolve based on research which
aims to understand women’s pathways to justice and what are considered by
women to be satisfactory outcomes.

Most of the violence against women in Timor-Leste is intimate partner
violence. In prevention efforts, the EVAW program will shift focus from
awareness raising and ‘socialisation’ of the Law Against Domestic Violence
(LADV) towards a focus on promoting *behaviour change*, particularly among
men and boys. Efforts under this Pillar will recognize and address the *key
risk factors* associated with higher rates of VAW, such as lifetime
exposure to violence and gender-related social norms, with a key component
of the Prevention Pillar aimed to reduce violence that is witnessed and
experienced by children. The program, however, recognizes and will seek to
dismantle the *root causes* of VAW, namely persistent gender inequality and
power imbalances within society.

*Summary of position responsibilities*

The Prevention Coordinator will manage the Prevention Pillar of the EVAW
Program, under the direction of the Team Leader. The Coordinator will
manage research and program learning in the Prevention Pillar, including
research regarding motivators of change, and grants to civil society
partners to assess the impact of previous prevention activities. The
Coordinator will provide strategic direction to the development of further
work under the Pillar including defining prevention targets, messaging,
testing of messaging and identification of partners. The Coordinator will
be the key contact point in the program with the Secretariat of State for
the Promotion of Equality (SEPI). The Coordinator will manage monitoring
and evaluation of program activities including collaborating closely with
partners to understand the impact of prevention activities. The Coordinator
will work closely with colleagues across the EVAW Program to ensure robust
program learning. The Coordinator will supervise the work of a Senior
Program Officer, Program Officers, a Program Assistant and consultants.



Daily contact with the EVAW Team Leader, EVAW staff working in Research and
M&E, Prevention and Services Pillar and the TAF Timor-Leste Program Support
Unit, in particular the Communications Officer.


Contact with grantees under the EVAW Program, contact with government
officials and agencies in Timor-Leste including bi-lateral and
multi-lateral development assistance agencies, national and international

*Experience and skills*

·         Minimum of five years progressively senior experience in EVAW

·         Experience in working on prevention of violence against women and

·         Experience in development programs, in particular supporting
partner organisations in implementing complex programs;

·         Experience of developing training programs, including material,
for partners in a developing context;

·         Strong understanding of international debates regarding EVAW and
in particular prevention of violence against women, including research
related to the field.

·         Knowledge of international agencies engaged in research on
violence against women and family violence;

·         Experience of development of and implementation of prevention

·         Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.

·         Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.

·         Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills, including ability
to work with and manage cross-cultural teams, adaptability to
developing-country contexts.

·         Ability to communicate in Tetum desirable.


-          Degree, (post graduate preferred) in social sciences.

*Key responsibilities:*

Manage the Prevention Pillar of the EVAW Program including development of
work plans, implementation of program activities, monitoring and evaluation
of work, reporting of program activities and management of staff.

Lead preparation of the Prevention Pillar research to guide development of
behaviour change prevention activities. Provide technical advice and
supervision for prevention research and evaluation;

Facilitate development of evidence based prevention programs with partners
and manage grants to partners under the Prevention Pillar, including
providing technical input to grants;

With support from the Communications Specialist and in collaboration with
partners, design prevention messages and activities;

Ensure that prevention activities, including messaging, are tested in a
robust manner;

Ensure that the program and partners are conducting rigorous monitoring and
evaluation of prevention activities;

With the Organisations and Institutions Specialist undertake an assessment
and design engagement with SEPI;

Lead the Program’s engagement with SEPI including providing technical
support and facilitating inputs as required;

Ensure that the program is learning from international research and best
practice regarding prevention work and that EVAW program learnings are
contributing at an international level;

In coordination with the Team Leader, establish and maintain close
collaboration with the Australian Government’s education sector program;

Provide technical input as required for activities to strengthen the
involvement of traditional and community leaders regarding prevention

Manage the Pillar’s ‘learning lab’, ensuring that partners are centrally
engaged in research conducted under the pillar and that program learnings
are utilised by partners conducting prevention activities.

*The Asia Foundation strongly encourages women to apply. *The Asia
Foundation offers a competitive package based on the position and previous
experience to successful applicants.

All applications must include a cover letter, an updated CV and must
address the selection criteria. Please include three contactable referees.
They must be addressed to the Human Resources Manager and delivered by hand
to the Asia Foundation’s office at Rua Praia dos Coqueiros, Bairo Metin
Rua, Dili, Timor-Leste *before 05.00 pm on Thursday, 17 July 2014*, OR via
email to *TAFTimorLeste at asiafound.org <TAFTimorLeste at asiafound.org>*

Only short-listed candidates will be acknowledged for further process



*Tony Ku                      *

Admin & HR Manager

The Asia Foundation, Dili Timor-Leste

E-mail: tonyku at asiafound.org <rpinto at asiafound.org>

Phone: (+670) 331 3457

Mobile: (+670) 723 0917

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Dr Bu V.E. Wilson
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