Prevention Pillar Support Consultant
The Asia Foundation (the Foundation) is implementing an ending violence against women (EVAW) Program in Timor-Leste under a Grant Agreement with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The program began on 15 April 2014 and will run until 30 June 2017 (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 program is based on a design developed by DFAT. The program structure is aligned to the Timor-Leste Government’s National Action Plan on Gender-based Violence – covering prevention, support services, and access to justice. It will also undertake research to support evidence-based programming. For the prevention pillar, the program is seeking to involve the government, in particular the Secretary of State for the Support and Socio-economic Promotion of Women (SEM), and civil society in designing, implementing and monitoring research-based primary prevention projects.
The Foundation is seeking a consultant with extensive experience in the gender equality/EVAW sectors to provide short term support to the Prevention Pillar of the EVAW Program, in particular with capacity-building workshops and baseline activities for prevention partners.
Specific responsibilities of the consultant
– With guidance from the Prevention Coordinator, support the Program Officers to plan and coordinate technical capacity-building workshops on primary prevention of violence against women for national CSOs;
– With Program Officers, implement the baseline and take-up assessment for workshop participants, using M&E tools designed by the Foundation;
– With guidance from the Prevention Coordinator, support the team to prepare basic and accessible technical materials related to primary prevention of violence against women for use in the workshops;
– Provide initial technical support to the Prevention Pillar team in the establishment of prevention grants to local CSOs;
– Support the Program Officers to implement a baseline assessment for small grant recipients, using M&E tools designed by the Foundation.
|1||Four (4) technical capacity-building workshops held with national CSOs on primary prevention of violence against women||10|
|2||Baseline and take-up assessment conducted with all participants from the four (4) workshops and data analysed and reported||10|
|3||At least five (5) one to two-page basic materials on primary prevention of violence against women produced, based on workshop themes||10|
|4||Grants to local CSOs and program activities by the grantees underway, and technical support from the program provided to each grantee on at least two occasions in addition to the technical capacity building workshops.||30|
|5||Baseline assessment conducted with all small grant recipients and data analysed and reported||10|
Duration: The duration of the consultancy is for 70 working days.
Supervision: The consultant will be supervised by Xian Warner, the Prevention Pillar Coordinator.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
- A minimum of three years’ experience working with civil society organisations in a developing country context;
- Previous experience working on programs aimed at ending violence against women and/or women’s rights
- Experience in organizing training workshops;
- Demonstrated understanding of M&E processes;
- Experience in grants management;
- A tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline (Masters desirable); and
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;
- Positive and proactive work ethic;
- A commitment to working respectfully and collaboratively with individuals and organisations at a range of levels;
- Strong oral and written communication skills in English (required) and ability to communicate in Tetum (desirable).
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
Expressions of interest must be submitted no later than 24 May 2015 containing the following information:
- Cover letter outlining prior relevant experience and contact details of two referees
- Curriculum Vitae
Applications should be submitted to Dian Wahyu Saputri – email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions regarding this TOR may be directed to Xian Warner, Prevention Coordinator, Ending Violence Against Women Program, The Asia Foundation Timor-Leste. Email: email@example.com.