The Asia Foundation- Independent consultant – CD 29 de Maio de 2015

The Asia Foundation Timor-Leste

Improving Lives, Expanding Opportunities

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EXTERNAL & INTERNAL

 

Independent consultant to conduct an external evaluation of
the Judicial System Monitoring Program (JSMP)

BACKGROUND

The Asia Foundation (the Foundation) is implementing an ending violence against women program in Timor-Leste under a Grant Agreement with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The program’s 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.

Under the access to justice pillar, the program is providing core funding support and accompaniment to the Judicial System Monitoring Program (JSMP) to monitor the formal justice system in Timor-Leste. This activity is expected to contribute to strengthening judicial processes in Timor-Leste, serving the needs of women and girl survivors of violence. JSMP conducts regular monitoring of court hearings in all four district courts, produces case summaries, press releases and analytical reports on issues affecting the formal justice system, and conducts advocacy to improve the formal justice system. Further background information regarding JSMP, please see in the Annex A.

ACTIVITY

These terms of reference address the requirements for an external evaluation of JSMP’s program activities from January 2013 until present. Based on the findings and recommendations, the consultant will also be required to facilitate JSMP’s strategic planning for the next five years
(2016 – 2020). The evaluation will not review JSMP’s financial management systems and governance practices as these are being reviewed by an independent financial audit.

The Asia Foundation is looking for a consultant to:

  1. Assess the quality of JSMP’s activities in the following areas: court monitoring & case summaries; legal research, analysis & publications; community training; advocacy and outreach; and assess the impact of JSMP’s activities against stated objectives/desired outcomes.
  2. Review the efficiency of JSMP’s current organisational structure and management of its program activities.
  3. Produce a detailed evaluation report with key findings and recommendations for JSMP’s future programming, over the next five year period.
  4. Facilitate one workshop with all JSMP staff to introduce the evaluation findings and recommendations.
  5. Facilitate strategic planning sessions with JSMP staff and assist JSMP management to develop a five year strategic plan (2016 – 2020).

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The Asia Foundation- Research Consultants- Women’s Pathways to Services and Justice and Motivators of Change in Attitudes and Behaviour to Violence Against Women – 2 positions – CD 15 de Maio de 2015

The Asia Foundation Timor-Leste

The Asia Foundation Timor-Leste

Position          : Research Consultants- Women’s Pathways to Services and Justice and Motivators of Change in Attitudes and Behaviour to Violence Against Women – 2 positions

 

Program         : Ending Violence Againts Women (EVAW) Program

Unit                 : Timor-Leste Office

Reports to      : Program Team Leader and the Research and M&E Coordinator

TITLE: Research Project

 

BACKGROUND

The Asia Foundation (TAF) is implementing the ending violence against women program in Timor-Leste under a Grant Agreement with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The program goal is to reduce the proportion of women who have experienced violence, and to improve the well-being of women and children affected by violence. The program aims to improve outcomes for women and children in prevention, support services, and access to justice by improving capacity in key ministries, reducing levels of violence, improving services, and strengthening justice processes. The program will focus on five so-called hub districts that have existing services and facilities. These districts are Dili, Baucau, Bobonaro, Covalima, and Oecusse. The program will also work in non-hub pilot districts, Manufahi and Lautem.

The program is informed by research conducted on the underlying causes and opportunities for ending violence against women in Timor-Leste relating to the core pillars of prevention, service provision, and access to justice.  For the prevention pillar, the program seeks to involve the government, in particular the Secretary of State for Support and Socio-economic Promotion of Women (SEM), and civil society in designing, implementing and monitoring research based prevention projects.The program is working 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 are grants to CSO service providers, and institutional strengthening support to the Directorate of National Social Reinsertion (DNRS) within MSS which is be the program’s primary counterpart.The justice pillar supports the provision of legal assistance to women and children affected by violence. Support to court and case monitoring, and research into alternative sentencing and rehabilitation programs intends to provide pressure for service improvements, while contributing to identifying necessary specific interventions. The program is making strong efforts to develop evidence-based practice across the program and to close the feedback loop between research, activity design, monitoring results and impact and revising design. Research must both inform practice, but also research questions must be developed based on experiences of practitioners and used as a way to strengthen or to reframe practice. The program will need to consider a variety of approaches to research, based on the Theory of Change. In addition, the program will need to consider what would be some of the most appropriate ways to conduct research, including research regarding service provision and research in collaboration with service providers.  The program hopes to identify relevant international experience and link with research both internationally and locally.

ACTIVITY

TAF is looking to engage twoseparate researchers. One researcher will manage a research piece focusing on women’s pathways to services and justice.The other researcher will manage a research piece focusing onmotivators of change in attitudes and behaviour to violence against women. The consultancieswill befor a period of five months. The potential districts for the research include Oecusse, Dili, Manufahi and Lautem (still under discussion). The project Information outlined below is a summary, interested parties can contact the Foundation directly for a full ToR for each position.

SUMMARY OF POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

The research consultants will work closely with the Research and M&E Pillar and the EVAW program generally torecruit a local research team to ensure the carrying out and finalization of the research projects including subsequent research outputs. The research consultants will take the lead on project design and appropriate methods, manage the field research, and have responsibility for research outputs.

 

The six key areas of responsibility for the consultants are;

  • Planning: Developing the research design, including methodology.
  • Management of team of researchers: With program support for recruitment,select, train and manage a team of researchers in Timor-Leste to undertake the field research.
  • Project Implementation: With logistical and other support from TAF, piloting andimplementing the research design, including translation, piloting, and implementing a range of qualitative methods and different forms of data collection.
  • Coordination:Working with TAF staff, partner organizations, and communities, in order to implement the research.
  • Data Collection: Development of appropriate methods, the collection of data, data storage, and preparation for analysis.
  • Analysis and Writing: Development of final research report (as well as status reports), and preparation of research data for other smaller outputs to be used in the research pillars.

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Counterpart International – Koordenadór Eleitorál (Pozisaun Nasionál 5) – CD 13 de Maio de 2015

Counterpart International

Counterpart International

Counterpart International 

PROJETU BA DISTRITO 

DESKRISAUN KNÁR


 

Títulu Serbisu

Koordenadór Eleitorál (Pozisaun Nasionál 5)

Fatin

Liquiça, Ermera, Baucau, Covalima no Oecusse ho viajen regulár ba área remota sira no iha Dili.

Loron-ikus hatama aplikasaun

13 Maiu 2015

Tipu Kontratu

Asisténsia Tékniku Kurtu-Prazu

Dalen/Lingua ne’ebé presiza

Tetum; prefere Dalen Lokál no Inglés

Data hahú

Maiu 2015

Durasaun kontratu

Fulan 5

 

SUMÁRIU:

Counterpart International dadaun ne’e implementa hela Projetu Ba Distrito ne’ebé finansia husi Ajénsia Dezenvolvimentu Internasionál Estadus Unidus nian (USAID) ba tinan haat nia laran. Objetivu husi projetu ne’e mak atu hadiak liután governu lokál nia abilidade atu atende komunidade sira nia presiza  no aumenta nia kapasidade atu fornese servisu ho forma efikáz, efisiente no sustentável  liután. Projetu Ba Distrito oras ne’e parseira hela ho Governu Timor-Leste hodi apoia governu nia esforsu sira atu hadiak liután servisu iha nível lokál liu husi reforsa abilidade institusionál hanesan ba Konsellu Suku no ajénsia sira setór justisa nian atu involve no reprezenta sidadaun sira-nia interese iha nível baze. Objetivu sira husi projetu Ba Distrito mak 1) kapasita Konsellsu Suku sira no haforsa sidadaun sira-nia partisipasaun no reprezentasaun iha governasaun lokál; 2) Hadia liután komunikasaun no ligasaun sira entre konsellu suku, postu administrativu, no administrasaun munisipál sira; liña ministeriál sira GoTL nian iha nível lokál no fornesedór sira seluk servisu públiku báziku nian iha nível sub-nasionál; 3) hadiak liután fornesimentu servisu-sira setór justisa nian liu-husi haforsa servisu asisténsia legál no hadiak liután funsionalidade tribunál distritál; no 4) Haforsa GoTL nia kapasidade, liu-liu ninia orgaun jestór eleisaun sira atu realiza eleisaun lokál sira ne’ebé justu, transparante, no inkluzivu no fasilita involvimentu votante sira iha preparasaun ba eleisaun jerál nasionál.

Ho apoiu  no supervizaun husi Jestór Governasaun nian, Koordenadór Eleitorál sei diriji Ba Distrito nia atividade eleisaun sira hotu ne’ebé hola fatin iha munisípiu/rejiaun ne’ebé nia haknár ba. Alein-de fornese apoiu lojístika ba Staff Programa nian husi Dili ne’ebé hala’o serbisu tempu badak iha munisípiu, Koordenadór Eleitorál sei fó asistensia iha dizeminasaun informasaun, fasilita no koordena atividade edukasaun sívika no rejistu votante ne’ebé inkluzivu, no fasilita no monitoriza atividade-sira programa nian, no fasilita monitoramentu no avaliasaun ba atividade sira programa nian no atividade sira-ne’ebé implementa husi parseiru sira

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Plan International in Timor – Early Childhood Care Development Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator – CD 08 de Maio de 2015

Plan International in Timor-Leste

Plan International in Timor-Leste

Plan International in Timor-Leste    

VACANCY: Early  Childhood Care Development Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator

Purpose:  How does this post support Plan’s strategy and mission?

 

Plan Timor-Leste is committed to assisting children, young people and their communities in the realization of their rights through both direct program interventions and evidence-based advocacy. ECCD is a key component of Plan’s interventions in Timor-Leste and the main purpose of this role is to responsible for the collection of key monitoring data that monitors participation, changes in knowledge, skills attitudes of Childrens, and parens and duty bearers as a result of their participation in the program.

Dimensions of Role:

M&E Coordinator will need to work closely with the ECCD District Coordinator and all ECCD staff in Aileu and partner staff in Ainaro especially in MaubisseSub-district. The M&E officer will be based in Aileu and with some travel to Dili and Maubisse. The M&E officer will report to the National ECCD Coordinator in Dili

 

Typical Responsibilities – Key End Results of Position:

  • Revise the draft M&E project plan with the project team and ensure that the M&E system feeds into program management decision-making;
  • Develop data collection and storage tools and systems that measures project performance;
  • Ensure that all data collected through the M&E system is disaggregated by sex, disability, urban/rural and age;
  • Undertake analysis of data on a quarterly basis and share results during ECCD staff meetings;
  • Design and implement a baseline survey at the suco and aldeia levels utilizing standard Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) tools;
  • Work closely with the ECCD  District Coordinator in Aileu and Ainaro (Maubisse)
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with field staff including organizing appropriate M&E training;
  • Monitor child protection issues, informing Plan management in the case of suspected neglect or abuse;
  • In the event of a significant humanitarian emergency, coordinate rapid assessments in the affected areas;
  • Contribute to Plan Timor-Leste’s Annual Program Participatory Review processes

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Counterpart International – Communication Specialist (CNE) (National Position) – CD 13 de Maio de 2015

Counterpart International

Counterpart International

Counterpart International 

BA DISTRITO PROJECT

POSITION DESCRIPTION


 

Job title

Communication Specialist (CNE) (national position)

Location

Dili, Timor-Leste

Application deadline

May 13, 2015

Type of Contract

Short-Term Technical Assistance

Language(s) required

English and Tetum required

Starting Date

May 2015

Duration of the contract

8 months

 

SUMMARY:

Counterpart International is implementing the four-year Ba Distrito project which is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The goal of the project is to improve the ability of local governance to address community needs and increase its capacity to deliver services more effectively, efficiently and sustainably.  The Ba Distrito project is partnering with the Government of Timor-Leste to assist in improving services at the local level by strengthening the ability of institutions such as suco councils and justice sector agencies to engage with, and represent the interests of, citizens at the grassroots level. The project is also supporting national efforts for the anticipated suco elections in 2015, as well as the first municipal elections anticipated to take place in 2016, through support to the country’s Electoral Management Bodies (EMBs) to hold fair, transparent, inclusive local elections and facilitate civic engagement in preparation for the national general election in 2017.

Ba Distrito is seeking a Communication Specialist to be seconded to the National Election Commission (CNE) of Timor-Leste. The Communication Specialist will responsible for strengthening the institution’s communication strategies, and will assist and support the development of communication strategy for CNE’s Public Relation Sub-Commission for the upcoming election(s).

The Communication Specialist will:

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Counterpart International – Communication Specialist (STAE) (National Position) – CD 13 de Maio de 2015

Counterpart International

Counterpart International

Counterpart International 

BA DISTRITO PROJECT

POSITION DESCRIPTION


 

Job title

Communication Specialist (STAE) (national position)

Location

Dili, Timor-Leste

Application deadline

May 13, 2015

Type of Contract

Short-Term Technical Assistance

Language(s) required

English and Tetum required

Starting Date

May 2015

Duration of the contract

8 months

 

SUMMARY:

Counterpart International is implementing the four-year Ba Distrito project which is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The goal of the project is to improve the ability of local governance to address community needs and increase its capacity to deliver services more effectively, efficiently and sustainably.  The Ba Distrito project is partnering with the Government of Timor-Leste to assist in improving services at the local level by strengthening the ability of institutions such as suco councils and justice sector agencies to engage with, and represent the interests of, citizens at the grassroots level. The project is also supporting national efforts for the anticipated suco elections in 2015, as well as the first municipal elections anticipated to take place in 2016, through support to the country’s Electoral Management Bodies (EMBs) to hold fair, transparent, inclusive local elections and facilitate civic engagement in preparation for the national general election in 2017.

Ba Distrito is seeking a Communication Specialist to be seconded to the Technical Secretariat of Electoral Administration (STAE) of Timor-Leste. The Communication Specialist will responsible for strengthening the institution’s communication strategies, and will assist and support the development of communication strategy for STAE’s Media and Voter Education Team for the upcoming election(s).

The Communication Specialist will:

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Counterpart International – Electoral Coordinator (5 National Positions) – CD 13 de Maio de 2015

Counterpart International

Counterpart International

Counterpart International 

BA DISTRITO PROJECT

POSITION DESCRIPTION


Job title

Electoral Coordinator (5 national positions)

Location

Liquiça, Ermera, Baucau, Covalima and Oecusse with regular travel to remote areas as well as Dili.

Application deadline

May 13, 2015

Type of Contract

Short-Term Technical Assistance

Language(s) required

Tetum required; Local language and English preferred

Starting Date

May 2015

Duration of the contract

5 months

 

SUMMARY:

Counterpart International is implementing the four-year United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Ba Distrito project. The goal of the project is to improve local government’s ability to address community needs and increase its capacity to deliver services more effectively, efficiently and sustainably.  The Ba Distrito project is partnering with the Government of Timor-Leste in support of its efforts to improve services at the local level by strengthening the ability of institutions such as suco councils and justice sector agencies to engage with and represent the interests of citizens at the grassroots level. The goals of the Ba Distrito project are to 1) build the capacity of suco councils to strengthen citizen participation and representation in local governance; 2) improve communication and linkages between suco councils, administrative posts and municipal administrations; local GOTL line ministries and other providers of basic public services at the sub-national level; 3) improve the delivery of justice sector services by strengthening legal aid services and improving district court functionality;  and 4) to strengthen the capacity of Government of Timor-Leste (GoTL), in particular its election management bodies to hold fair, transparent, inclusive local elections and facilitate voter engagement in preparation for the national general election.

With the support and under the supervision of the Governance Manager, the Electoral Coordinator will oversee all Ba Distrito election activities taking place inthe assigned municipality/region. In addition, to provide logistical support to Dili-based program staff on short-term assignments in the district, the ElectoralCoordinator will assist in the dissemination of information, facilitate and coordinate inclusive voter registration and civic education activities, and facilitate monitoring and evaluation of program activities and the activities implemented by local partners.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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Counterpart International – Training Specialist (CNE) (national position) – CD 13 de Maio de 2015

Counterpart International

Counterpart International

Counterpart International 

BA DISTRITO PROJECT

POSITION DESCRIPTION


 

Job title

Training Specialist (CNE) (national position)

Location

Dili, Timor-Leste

Application deadline

May 13, 2015

Type of Contract

Short-Term Technical Assistance

Language(s) required

English and Tetum required

Starting Date

May 2015

Duration of the contract

3 months

SUMMARY:

Counterpart International is implementing the four-year Ba Distrito project which is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The goal of the project is to improve the ability of local governance to address community needs and increase its capacity to deliver services more effectively, efficiently and sustainably.  The Ba Distrito project is partnering with the Government of Timor-Leste to assist in improving services at the local level by strengthening the ability of institutions such as suco councils and justice sector agencies to engage with, and represent the interests of, citizens at the grassroots level. The project is also supporting national efforts for upcoming  suco elections anticipated to take place in 2015, as well as the first municipal elections anticipated to take place in 2016, through support to the country’s Electoral Management Bodies (EMBs) to hold fair, transparent, inclusive local elections and facilitate civic engagement in preparation for the national general election in 2017.

Ba Distrito is seeking a Training Specialist to be seconded to the National Election Commission (CNE) to support the development of an updated civic education training manual and the implementation of Training of Trainers session by CNE officials to political parties, civil society organizations, the media, etc.

The development of civic education training manual should take into account factors such as the high rates of illiteracy, and inclusive of women, youth and people with disabilities, minority groups and other marginalized segments of society.

 

Key Deliverables

 

Support CNE to:

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Counterpart International – Training Specialist (STAE) (national position) – CD 13 de Maio de 2015

Counterpart International

Counterpart International

Counterpart International 

BA DISTRITO PROJECT

POSITION DESCRIPTION


 

Job title

Training Specialist (STAE) (national position)

Location

Dili, Timor-Leste

Application deadline

May 13, 2015

Type of Contract

Short-Term Technical Assistance

Language(s) required

English and Tetum required

Starting Date

May 2015

Duration of the contract

Up to 9 months

 

SUMMARY:

Counterpart International is implementing the four-year Ba Distrito project which is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The goal of the project is to improve the ability of local governance to address community needs and increase its capacity to deliver services more effectively, efficiently and sustainably.  The Ba Distrito project is partnering with the Government of Timor-Leste to assist in improving services at the local level by strengthening the ability of institutions such as suco councils and justice sector agencies to engage with, and represent the interests of, citizens at the grassroots level. The project is also supporting national efforts for the anticipated upcoming suco elections in 2015, as well as the first municipal elections anticipated to take place in 2016, through support to the country’s Electoral Management Bodies (EMBs) to hold fair, transparent, inclusive local elections and facilitate civic engagement in preparation for the national general election in 2017.

Ba Distrito is seeking a Training Specialist to be seconded to the Technical Secretariat of Electoral Administration (STAE) to support STAE officials to update/develop a voter education manual for the suco and municipal elections, as well as materials and support to facilitate the implementation of Training of Trainers session (ToTs) for STAE officials to political parties, civil society organizations, the media, and observers.

The development of voter education training manual should take into account factors such as the high rates of illiteracy, and be inclusive of women, youth and people with disabilities, minority groups and other marginalized segments of society. Young adults eligible to vote for the first time may need special messages explaining how to register and cast a ballot.

 

Key Deliverables

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