Abt Associates Pty Ltd (Abt Associates)
Short Term National Consultancy
Position Title: National Adviser – Review of the Nabilan Ending Violence Against Women Program
Duration of Term: Up to 14 days, between 17 October and 28 October 2016, full-time availability required
Location: Dili, Timor-Leste, with some travel within Timor-Leste
The Australian Embassy Timor-Leste is seeking the services of a National Adviser from mid-October to mid-November 2016 (up to 14 days) to participate in a Technical Advisory Group to review its Nabilan Ending Violence Against Women program.
The Nabilan Program is an AUD 4 million per year investment, designed for an eight year period (4 years [2014-2018] + 4 years [2018-2222]).
The Program is funded by the Australian Government and implemented by The Asia Foundation (TAF).
Nabilan works with the Government of Timor-Leste (GoTL) and NGO Partners to better understand the causes and effects of violence on women and children, and uses that knowledge to inform both policy and programs. It supports violence prevention activities and services (including access to justice) for women and children who have experienced violence.
This Program has the potential to make a significant impact on reducing violence against women and children in Timor-Leste.
Technical Advisory Group:
The primary purpose of the TAG is to support program improvement by providing technical advice to the Australian Embassy, The Asia Foundation and the GoTL on the effectiveness of the Nabilan Program to date.
The secondary purpose of the TAG is accountability.
Advice provided by the TAG will be used to inform:
› assessments of the adequacy of progress towards End of Program Outcomes
› assessments of the Program’s internal systems
› decisions on refinements to program design and implementation, including whether the program should proceed to the second phase (2018-2022).
The TAG team will comprise of:
i. Team Leader/Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist; and
ii. National Adviser.
The Team Leader will review all relevant documentation, participate in all Australian Embassy briefings, lead the in-country mission, including stakeholder consultations and be responsible for directing and coordinating the team’s inputs. The Team Leader will be the coordinator and lead author of TAG outputs, including the Aide Memoire and draft and final reports.
The National Adviser will participate in all relevant briefings, stakeholder consultations and be responsible for providing the team with a Timorese national perspective on the Nabilan program’s performance and future directions. The National Adviser will contribute to the formulation of recommendations and assist in preparation of written products as directed by the Team Leader.
Key Requirements for the National Adviser:
· A high level of communication and interpersonal skills that can be applied in working relationships with the Government of Timor-Leste, civil society, implementing partners and other stakeholders.
· Knowledge of development, violence against women and children, gender equality and social inclusion challenges in Timor-Leste.
· Knowledge of key international and national policies and frameworks relevant to violence against women and children.
· Familiarity with civil society organizations working on violence against women and children in Timor-Leste.
· Willingness to review and utilize new information, including written information.
· Tertiary qualifications.
· Demonstrated competence with Microsoft Office computer applications.
· Excellent written and spoken English and Tetum.
To apply, applicants must submit:
· a one page application outlining their suitability for the role by addressing the Key Requirements; and
· their current curriculum vitae (CV).
Send all applications to Mona Khademazad, firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications Close: 9am, Monday, 10 October 2016