Improving Lives, Expanding Opportunities
TITLE: Research Consultant
UNIT: Timor-Leste Office
REPORTS TO: EVAW Program Coordinator and Research and M&E Coordinator
DURATION: Six months with possibility of extension
COMMENCING: September, 2015
The Asia Foundation (the Foundation) is implementing the Nablian Program which focuses on Ending Violence Against Women 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 2018 Phase 1) with an option to extend for an additional four years (Phase 2). The 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 Nabilan program is comprised of four teams, a Prevention Team, a Services Team, an Access to Justice Team and a Research and M&E Team. The Research and M&E Team will be staffed by a Coordinator and two program officers. The team is supported and advised by a consultant Research Adviser who has helped develop the Nabilan research plan and will assist with its implementation. In addition, the Nablian program will also hire a EVAW community based approaches consultant who will work across the program to help design and implement the community based approaches work, which the research activities will feed into.
The Consultant will work with the RM&E team to assist with coordinating and undertaking the research for the Nabilan Research Program Plan (2015-2016). There will be three main projects, including piloting of research methods, planning and logistics, community liaison, field research including the use of different methods, some management of staff or support to partner organisations on projects, the organization of research data, and a contribution towards analysis and writing up of research. The following projects will be implemented as part of the Nabilan research programs over 2015-2016:
Primary Research Question: With regards to preventing the perpetration of violence against women, what factors enable men to change their attitudes and behavior?