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EXTERNAL & INTERNAL
Title: Senior Program Officer for Gender, Training and Prevention of Violence Against Women and Children
Program: Community Policing Support Program (CPSP)
Reports to: CPSP Program Coordinator and CPSP Team Leader
Supervises: Trainers and Training Providers
Unit: Timor-Leste Office
Work Location: Dili, with frequent travel to all municipalities
Contract Duration: 3 Months (1 January – 31 March 2017) with possibility of extension based on funding
SUMMARY OF POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
The Senior Program Officer (PO) for Training and Prevention of Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC) will support the design and implementation of the Community Policing Support Program (CPSP) to deliver the training, based on the program requirements. The SPO will work with the Team Leader, Program Coordinator, Senior Program Officers (SPOs), and Municipal Officers (MOs). The SPO will lead the design and implementation strategy of all training and VAWC prevention and response activities for the CPSP program.
The SPO will lead the development and implementation plan for CPSP on the training and prevention of VAWC, including stakeholder consultation and engagement in program activities, field grant management, and development of program budgets for all field activities. The SPO will provide TOT to six MOs and to sub-contracted training providers. The SPO will develop a program approach and standards for the prevention of VAWC and the promotion of women’s participation and voice in all program activities. The SPO will supervise, monitor and evaluate the impact of the training activities and continuously improve and update training manuals and ensure all staff compliance with promotion of women’s participation and VAWC prevention standards and processes.
Lead the formation of the Municipality Offers as competent trainers. Revise the program’s existing training materials and curriculums to improve their quality and update to current program objectives. Provide TOT to the MO’s to be competent trainers and mentors on conflict transformation, problem-solving, promotion of women’s voices and prevention of VAWC.
The SPO will represent the program in liaising with the District Commanders of the National Police of Timor-Leste (PNTL), Sub-station Commanders, Municipal and Sub-Municipal Administration and other stakeholders to ensure the leadership by state actors of community policing activities.
BACKGROUND TO THE CPSP PROGRAM
The new CPSP, beginning in January 2016, consolidates accomplishments in community-oriented policing policy and practice achieved during the course of the HAKOHAK program and its partner program, the Timor-Leste Community Policing Program (TLCPP) implemented by the New Zealand Police. The new program supports a sustainable and locally-relevant model of community policing and its absorption by the Timorese State to become the full responsibility of PNTL and relevant ministries. It aims to ensure viable sustainability through integration with local governance structures. Another key focus is on the development and integration of effective crime prevention, and improving response approaches to common issues including domestic violence that are consistent with the law. Following best practice, TAF will commission and carry out research that generates an evidence base to inform policy development.
INTERNAL FOUNDATION CONTACTS
CPSP Team Leader, Program Coordinator and team, other relevant program staff, finance, and administrative staff in the Foundation’s East Timor office on a regular basis.
Timorese partner institutions and organizations, including District Commanders of the National Police of Timor-Leste (PNTL), Sub-station Commanders, Municipal and Sub-Municipal Administration, suco councils, civil society representatives and government agencies; New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), New Zealand Police and other stakeholders working on conflict prevention and police development.
JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Working within the CPSP team, provide significant contributions to program design and development of the CPSP implementation plan based on experience and knowledge of training, training manual development, monitoring and evaluation of training impact, strategies to promote women’s involvement in the program and to prevent VAWC.
Ensure integration of key principles of gender equality, child protection, prevention of VAWC, do-no-harm, into the program design and the implementation plan.
Support the consultation of key state and government agencies and non-government organisations during the design of the implementation plan. Ensure that key stakeholders are consulted during the design.
- Lead the development and implementation plan for CPSP on the training and prevention of VAWC, including stakeholder consultation and engagement in program activities, field grant management, and development of program budgets for all field activities.
- Develop a program approach and standards for the prevention of VAWC and the promotion of women’s participation and voice in all program activities.