The Provedoria dos Direitos Humanos e Justiça (PDHJ), Timor-Leste’s National Human Rights Institution, is hiring 3 consultants as part of a project to decentralise services to its regional offices.

 

Job title 1:           Project coordinator

Job title 2:           Human rights and legal consultant

Job title 3:           IT consultant

Organisational background

The PDHJ was established through the National Parliament’s Law No. 7/2004 in compliance with the 2002 Constitution of the Democratic Republic of East-Timor stipulating the establishment of “an independent organ in charge of examining and seeking to settle citizens’ complaints against public bodies, preventing and initiating the whole process to remedy injustice”. The PDHJ is an independent national human rights institution which has a mandate to cover human rights, good governance / maladministration. The purpose of the PDHJ is to protect and promote human rights and fundamental freedoms of natural and legal persons throughout the national territory and prevent maladministration.  The PDHJ serves therefore two different but linked mandates, namely as the National Human Rights Institution of Timor-Leste and the Ombudsman. Within its two areas, it discharges its mandate within a three activities-approach: education and promotion, prevention or monitoring and investigation (based on complaints or based on its own initiative).

The ‘Strengthening Decentralization in the Office of the Ombudsman for Human Rights and Justice Phase II Project’ aims at improving the PDHJ’s ability to advocate for Human Rights and Good Governance in Timor-Leste. The project is funded by USAID and the New Zealand Aid Programme. The consultant will have a direct contractual relationship with the PDHJ on a full-time basis.

The objective of the program is to increase community awareness of the PDHJ’s role and mandate, to increase the PDHJ’s awareness of governance and human rights issues affecting communities in Timor-Leste and to improve the human and organisational capacity of the PDHJ. These objectives will eventually contribute to an increased community uptake of the services offered by the PDHJ and to and improved performance of the PDHJ in its role as a National Human Rights Institute (NHRI).

 

Job title 1:     Project coordinator

Duration:          1 year (extendable)

Starting date:    ASAP

 

Summary of key functions:

q  Provide technical assistance to all activities under the PDHJ G2G Phase 2 Project

q  Coordinate all project activities

q  Ensure timely and adequate planning of all project activities

q  Perform monitoring & evaluation on project activities

q  Ensure reporting on all project activities

q  Liaise with USAID for submission of relevant documents

q  Provide technical assistance to activities under the PDHJ G2G Phase 2 Project as necessary:

ü  Support the human rights investigations chief, good governance investigations chief and project consultant in the preparation of a strategy for decentralisation of investigation activities

ü  Support the preparation of questionnaires and interview templates for monitoring of detention facilities and prisons

ü  Assist the Director-General with the design and implementation of a socialisation session strategy

ü  Organise trainings on monitoring activities, investigations and public outreach events

ü  Support the implementation of a Knowledge Management System (KMS) and regular reporting from the district offices through the KMS

ü  Ensure all activities related to the decentralisation project are conducted in a timely and effective manner

ü  Support the design, production and distribution of communications and promotional material for the PDHJ (brochures, radio broadcasts, films, other promotional material)

q  Bear primary responsibility for design of a strategy for decentralisation of monitoring activities for schools, detention facilities and prisons

ü  Collaborate with human rights consultant in designing strategy of monitoring activities

ü  Support monitoring staff with conducting monitoring activities

ü  Support monitoring staff with processing and analysing data (questionnaires, interviews, etc.)

ü  Support monitoring staff with producing quality annual reports on monitoring activities

q  Coordinate all project activities:

ü  Liaise with the Director General, the relevant PDHJ departments and staff and other consultants for adequate implementation of project activities

ü  Ensure timely and adequate planning of all project activities

q  Perform monitoring & evaluation of all project activities:

ü  Supervise all project activities

ü  Coordinate visits with regional offices

ü  Write regular progress reports on implementation of project activities

ü  Collate all data from consultants and PDHJ management’s monthly reports

ü  Write milestone reports for each milestone included in proposal

q  Ensure timely reporting on all project activities:

ü  Support the writing of annual reports on school monitoring, detention facility monitoring and prison monitoring

ü  Write quarterly reports and annual reports on all project activities per the Milestone and Payment  Schedule.

 

Expected outputs:

–       Regular reporting on all project activities as required under the project Milestones

–       Monitoring activities designed and implemented

–       Promotional material designed, produced and distributed

–       Effective implementation and coordination of all project activities

 

Competencies required:

  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, intercultural and networking with a demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional relationships;
  • Monitoring and Evaluation experience
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Ability to analyse human rights and good governance activities
  • Ability to incorporate human rights based approach
  • Cross-cultural experience and sensitivity;
  • Commitment to the principle of independence and confidentiality of the PDHJ;
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure; ability to meet strict deadlines.

 

Qualifications required:

 

Education:

  • Masters in Human Rights, Law, Development or related field

Experience:

  • 3 years experience working in an international environment (NHRI experience preferable)
  • At least 1 year experience with project management and coordination
  • Experience implementing human rights based approaches
  • Experience with monitoring & evaluation
  • Experience in writing legal analysis and research documents;
  • Experience in capacity development, including design and delivery of trainings;
  • Experience in communications/human resources/public relations an advantage
  • Experience working in Timor-Leste is essential

Languages:

  • Excellent English and basic Tetum skills are essential
  • Knowledge of Portuguese is an advantage

 

Job title 2:     Human Rights and legal consultant

Duration:          8 months

Starting date:    ASAP

 

Summary of key functions:

q  Support the design of a strategy for decentralisation of monitoring activities for schools, detention facilities and prisons

q  Design a strategy for decentralisation of investigations activities

q  Conduct legal analysis of investigation and monitoring activities related to the project

q  Provide technical support to the Human Rights and Good Governance Directorates

q  Support the design of a strategy for decentralisation of monitoring activities for schools, detention facilities and prisons

ü  Collaborate with project coordinator in designing strategy of monitoring activities

ü  Liaise with Monitoring Chiefs in Good Governance and Human Rights directorates to coordinate decentralisation of monitoring activities

ü  Mentor regional staff on monitoring strategies

ü  Support design of training activities related to decentralisation of monitoring activities to include the following:

ü  Prepare powerpoints, case studies and other relevant material for national staff to use during their training and mentoring of regional staff on monitoring activities

ü  Design reporting templates for monitoring activities

q  Design a strategy for decentralisation of investigations activities

ü  Liaise with Monitoring Chiefs in Good Governance and Human Rights directorates to coordinate decentralisation of investigations activities

ü  Mentor regional staff on investigations strategy

ü  Support design of training activities related to decentralisation of investigations activities to include the following:

ü  Prepare powerpoints, case studies and other relevant material for national staff to use during their training and mentoring of regional staff on investigations activities

ü  Design reporting templates for investigations activities

q  Conduct legal analysis on activities related to the project

ü  Provide legal analysis of implications of monitoring activity results and investigations on human rights and good governance principles

ü  Assist staff in identifying and explaining violations of human rights that occur based on monitoring activities and investigations

ü  Assist monitoring department with writing reports based on data obtained from monitoring activities

q  Provide technical support to the Human Rights and Good Governance Directorates

ü  Support coordination between the Project Coordinator and PDHJ directors for all project activities

ü  Prepare monthly reports on activities conducted for project coordinator

ü  Assist directorates with results based report writing

q  Support coordination between Dili office and regional offices on decentralisation activities relevant to the Human Rights and Good Governance departments

 

Expected outputs:

–       Work Plan for decentralisation of monitoring activities and investigations activities

–       Training manual for monitoring activities and investigations activities

–       Reporting templates for monitoring activities and investigations activities

–       Provide legal analysis and other contributions to reports based on monitoring activities

–       Monthly progress reports

–       Copies of all legal analyses (summaries in English) related to legal analyses conducted for project activities

–       Final report on activities and outputs

 

Competencies required:

 

  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, intercultural and networking with a demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional relationships;
  • Cross-cultural experience and sensitivity;
  • Commitment to the principle of independence and confidentiality of the PDHJ;
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure; ability to meet strict deadlines.

 

Qualifications required:

 

Education:

  • Master’s Degree in law or Human Rights

Experience:

  • At least 2 years experience working in an international environment (NHRI experience preferable)
  • Experience in writing legal analysis and research documents;
  • Experience in capacity development, including design and delivery of trainings;
  • Experience working in Timor-Leste preferred

Languages:

  • Excellent English and basic Tetum skills are essential
  • Working knowledge of Portuguese strongly preferred

 

Job title 3:     IT consultant

Duration:          3 months

Starting date:    ASAP

 

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To support internal coordination, cohesion and accessibility of information and activities, the PDHJ plans to create a Knowledge Management System (KMS) that can be used as a repository and archive for all reports, standard operating procedures, regulations, templates and other documents produced by the PDHJ. Such a system would form the basis of a webpage used only by PDHJ staff.

 

The PDHJ intends to hire an IT consultant who would design and implement the KMS and in addition would provide training of staff on using the KMS. Training may be conducted in the regional offices of the PDHJ, which are located in Baucau, Maliana, Oecusse and Same.

The consultant would be responsible for the following output:

  1. Design and implementation of the Knowledge Management System
  2. Design and installation of an internet portal interface
  3. Provide District Office access to the system including security provisions
  4. Maintenance
  5.   Training of staff

 

Competencies required:

 

  • Cross-cultural experience and sensitivity;
  • Commitment to the principle of independence and confidentiality of the PDHJ;
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure; ability to meet strict deadlines.

 

Qualifications required:

 

Education:

  • University degree in IT, business management, computer science, web development or related field

Experience:

  • At least 3 years experience with design and implementation of IT infrastructure
  • Demonstrated experience with designing and providing training courses on the use of IT applications
  • Experience designing and maintaining websites

Languages (essential):

  • Excellent English skills
  • Basic Tetum skills

 

 

Those interested in one of these positions can send an updated curriculum vitae (with list of references) and a cover letter to recruitmentpdhj@gmail.com. Only completed applications will be considered. Please refer to the job title in the subject line of your application e-mail.

The PDHJ will only contact those shortlisted for an interview.

Applications can be submitted until Tuesday 1 December, 17:00 Timor-Leste time.