The Asia Foundation – CONSULTANCY – CD 21 de Julho de 2015


The Asia Foundation Timor-Leste

The Asia Foundation Timor-Leste

   

JOB ADVERTISEMENT

 

CONSULTANCY

Training and Learning Advisor for the Nabilan Program

5 6 month consultancy (exact number of days to be determined)

 

BACKGROUND

The Asia Foundation (the Foundation) is implementing an Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW) Program (called “Nabilan”) in Timor-Leste under a Grant Agreement with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The Nabilan (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 objective 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 program’s primary counterpart is the Ministry of Social Solidary (MSS), which is the lead agency for addressing VAW including in its role as coordinator of the GBV Rede Referal (Referral Network) at district level, manager of key staff responsible for receiving cases of violence against women and children, as a funder to service providers and in its responsibility to create standards for services. The EVAW program is providing grants to civil society organisation (CSO) service providers, and institutional strengthening support to the Directorate of National Social Reinsertion (DNRS) within MSS. The focus is on improving the quality and expanding the reach of existing services. It is for this reason that TAF EVAW wishes to do an external assessment of DNRS service delivery, in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Solidarity

The program recognises that there has already been considerable work done related to service provision, in particular, by MSS itself, CSOs and UNICEF, UNFPA, UN Women and initiatives which were previously funded by Australia through the Justice Sector Support Facility (JSSF) and Irish Aid. MSS is leading a process to improve the quality and reach of services provided to women and children. This includes full and effective implementation of procedures, improved case management and risk management, training, mentoring, and monitoring of civil society and government services for women and children. The program hopes to play an active role with UNICEF to support MSS develop an accredited training program for both government and CSO staff.

ACTIVITY

This person will be a key resource to enable the Nabilan Program to meet its goals in terms of providing competence based, professional training to staff of CSOs and MSS. This activity contributes to the End of Program Outcome “More women and children are being assisted by comprehensive, quality, CSO and government referral services…”. This training will be contextualized, based on adult learning methods and follow the principles of the Nabilan program. The professional training will be developed and implemented in collaboration with UNICEF and the Ministry of Social Solidarity, and seek accreditation from INDMO. As such, an important part of this role will also be to coordinate and collaborate with these other parties.

 

 

 

 

Key responsibilities will include:

 

Planning, logistics and administration

 

  • Nabilan lead contact for development of plans for CSO and government staff to participate in training program. This includes planning schedules so that staff can continue in their jobs part-time, budgeting, development of policies and guidelines regarding resourcing, venue planning, booking in resource people, facilitating materials for training.
  • Provision of advice and experience about structuring training programs, based on lessons and best practice from other locations.
  • Direction to national staff and Social Work Practicum Student working to implement the training program

 

Development of curriculum

 

  • Contribute to discussions regarding development of competency framework and key elements of training and curriculum (including both classroom based learning and on-the-job learning). This will be done in collaboration with UNICEF, MSS and with reference to INDMO processes.
  • Lead on development of a comprehensive approach to training which will include a consistent methodology and format of learning experiences
  • Where appropriate, represent the Nabilan program in discussions, and brief key Nabilan staff following discussions
  • Seek advice and experience from other training programs, as appropriate.

 

Resourcing and implementation of curriculum

 

  • Seek resource people to develop modules, adapting existing materials, and/or develop new materials
  • Review materials for quality and consistency. Based on agreement with UNICEF and MSS, this may involve being the final actor to approve materials for quality and consistency.
  • Observe training sessions for quality and consistency based on an agreed M & E plan for the training program.
  • Seek resource people including instructors, writers, supervisors, mentors, in collaboration with other staff in the Nabilan program
  • Maintain a roster of resource people including instructors, writers, supervisors, mentors
  • Develop a plan for field based/practice based learning experiences. This will include developing objectives, monitoring methods, allocation of supervisors.
  • Securing, scheduling, contracting and supporting Supervisors and Mentors

 

Monitoring, evaluation and documentation

  • Develop M & E tools for purposes of reporting to donor and stakeholders and tracking quality of training and outcomes of students
  • Ensure that all training is well documented in terms of process, content and results of training
  • Ensure that all learnings are well documented for the purposes of refinement and further development of training

 

Sustainability

  • Identify key issues of sustainability which need to be included in planning and design of future training (including human resources, financial resources, time)
  • Support and mentor Timorese trainers so that they can take up leadership in future programs. This will ideally be based on a vision of sustainability for the program, which will be developed jointly.

 

 

 

DELIVERABLES

 

As this position will be supporting a joint initiative owned by a number of organizations, the details of deliverables will need to be confirmed based on agreements about the plans about the initiative.

 

 

Planning, logistics and administration

 

  1. Plans and implementation of:
    • Selection of CSO staff to participate in the program
    • Schedule and logistics plan to enable CSO staff to participate in the program
    • Policy regarding resourcing and time for CSO staff to participate in the program
    • Reference document which summarizes relevant and related programs in other contexts (part of a document which will also cover issues regarding methodology and curriculum)
  1. Workplan and budget for Nabilan’s participation in the program

 

Development of curriculum

 

  • Participation in discussions regarding development of competency framework and key elements of training and curriculum. This will be evidenced by notes of meetings and resulting action points.
  • Identification of key areas where Nabilan needs to contribute to development of curriculum materials and plans to enable this to happen.
  • Development of a training methodology and format for learning experiences to guide the program. This will be done consultatively.
  • Where appropriate, represent the Nabilan program in discussions, and brief key Nabilan staff following discussions.
  • Reference document which summarizes relevant and related programs in other contexts (part of a document which will also cover issues regarding logistics and scheduling).
  1. Development and implementation of a framework and system for storing training materials in soft and hard copy, in collaboration with Social Work Practicum Student.

 

Resourcing and implementation of curriculum

 

  • Development of a roster of resource people.
  • Development of TORs for resource people, advertising and contracting of resource people.
  • Development of a framework/process for review of curriculum materials for quality and consistency.
  • Implementation of this framework, tracking of results and consultation with relevant actors regarding adjustments needed.
  • Development of a framework/process for observation and oversight of learning experiences to ensure quality and consistency. This will be linked to the M & E Plan for Nabilan and the M & E plan for the training program (yet to be developed).
  • Implementation of this framework, tracking of results and consultation with relevant actors regarding adjustments needed.

 

Monitoring, evaluation and documentation

  1. Development of a format for documenting training in terms of process, content and results of training. This will be linked to the M & E Plan for Nabilan and the M & E plan for the training program (yet to be developed).
  • Development of a format and process to ensure that learnings are well documented for the purposes of refinement and further development of training.

 

DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT

 

Up to 5 months, beginning in September 2015. Total days of work will be confirmed during contract negotiations but it is estimated to be more than 60 and up to 80 days. Due to the nature of the assignment, the Consultant will need to be based in Dili, Timor-Leste for at least 75% of the time.

 

SUPERVISION

The Consultant will be supervised by Kathryn Robertson, the Services Coordinator, Nabilan Program.

Required qualifications and experience

  • A minimum of five years professional experience in a combination of social services, adult education, vocational education, including experience in a developing country context;
  • Experience on working on child and family welfare issues, violence against women and children (VAW) or social services provision;
  • Experience in using popular education techniques (desirable)
  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline such as Social Work (Masters desirable); and
  • Fluency in written English and Tetum (desirable) or Bahasa Indonesia (desirable).

 

CORE SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

  • A personal commitment to promoting gender equality and to modelling personal behaviours consistent with program focus;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a cross-cultural setting;
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt methods and tools to context;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage information;
  • Demonstrated planning skills;
  • Interest and/or experience in development of processes to critically analyse and monitor work;
  • A commitment to working respectfully and collaboratively with individuals and organisations at a range of levels;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

 

Expression of interest

Expressions of interest must be submitted no later than 21 July 2015 containing the following information:

  • Cover letter outlining prior relevant experience, availability, and contact details of two referees
  • Curriculum Vitae

Applications should be submitted to Dian Wahyu Saputri – email dian.saputri@asiafoundation.org.

Questions regarding this TOR may be directed to Sophia Cason, ATJ and OIS Coordinator, sophia.cason@asiafoundation.org.

 

 

One thought on “The Asia Foundation – CONSULTANCY – CD 21 de Julho de 2015

  1. yeahhh I absolutely like it…..
    if necessary for us…..
    we also want to apply this…. so..when it will open again
    and I want to apply this

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