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"The [job] position holds lots of possibility and much challenge, working against violence against women in a very conservative Catholic country where domestic violence is a big problem. They [the International Rescue Committee] have been trying, unsuccessfully, to hire for the job for some time. ... There are wonderful women here working for women’s rights who would welcome outside support and expertise!" Jill Sternberg
See also:

BD: Current Urgent Actions
BD: Violence against women
BD: East Timorese Women's Issues / Kestaun hosi Feto

Work against sexual & gender based violence

Dear all,

I’ve typed up a job description given to me by the Country Director in East Timor for the International Rescue Committee, Ulla Fomsgaard. The position holds lots of possibility and much challenge, working against violence against women in a very conservative Catholic country where domestic violence is a big problem. They have been trying, unsuccessfully, to hire for the job for some time. Please tell women you know who would be good, pass it on and post as widely as possible. There are wonderful women here working for women’s rights who would welcome outside support and expertise!

You can contact IRC at irceasttimor@octa4.net.au
Their web site is http://www.theIRC.org
Telephone +61-418-80 30 76 or +670-390-32 50 91
Fax +670-390-32 51 25

Jill Sternberg  jillberg@igc.apc.org


Job Announcement:
Work against sexual & gender based violence
International Rescue Committee

Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Program Manager or Technical Advisor

The Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Program Manager is responsible for ensuring that program objectives are implemented, documented, and monitored; and that the budget is expended appropriately. The Program Manager is expected produce reports and concept papers based on the program data and to provide technical assistance to the Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) staff.

Key Responsibilities:

Monitor and evaluate program objectives and make recommendations based on findings.
- Conduct quarterly evaluation using indicators established in initial evaluation
- Compile monthly reports to submit to Health Coordinator

Advocate for better data collection methods with Government agencies.
- Maintain relationship with Department of Health Services (DHS)
- Maintain relationship with Timor Lorosa’e Police Service (VPU)
- Maintain relationship with ETTA Gender Affairs Office

Design and implement research project that adds pertinent information to the body of knowledge of SGBV issues.
- Identify appropriate research design
- Implement research project and analyze research findings
- Provide information back to communities in appropriate manner

Provide technical assistance to SGBV staff on dynamics of sexual and gender-based violence and on program management issues.
- Organize training opportunities, both internal and external
- Have appropriate training materials translated and/or created
- Organize regular SGBV work sessions
- Participate in job evaluations

Produce reports and concept papers based on program data gathered from partnering organizations and other sources.
- Produce internal monthly reports
- Provide information to DHS and TLPS
- Create concept papers and proposals to ensure unmet needs are addressed

Ensure grants are monitored and funds are appropriately used for program needs.
- Maintain contact with Finance Office
- Oversee the expenditures for the SGBV grants

Skills needed for this position:
- Experience working with grass-roots organizations addressing SGBV issues
- Experience working in community development
- Experience in program management including staff supervision, program design, implementation and monitoring, and fiscal grant management - Demonstrated knowledge of research design, applied research techniques, and technical report writing
- Experience in multi-cultural, multi-national work settings Commitment to ending sexual and gender-based violence

IRC has two short term positions available for people already in East Timor. One is for a health volunteer and the other a tracing staff involved in finding families. Contact IRC (information above) for details on any of these positions.


See also:

BD: Current Urgent Actions

BD: Violence against women - A collection of recent articles and news

BD: East Timorese Women's Issues / Kestaun hosi Feto - A collection of recent information, petitions, articles and news


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