11th June, 2021
The position will support the Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) and Government of Papua New Guinea (GoPNG) deliver more accountable, accessible and inclusive law and justice services, with a particular focus on policing services and correctional services in Bougainville.
The Government of Papua New Guinea (GoPNG) has identified law and order, combating corruption and reducing violence against women as national development priorities. PNG’s strategic frameworks prioritise reducing crime and social unrest as the foundation for improving economic and social development.
The GoPNG and the Government of Australia (GoA) (the Partners) have agreed to enter into a Comprehensive Strategic and Economic Partnership (CSEP) which aims to integrate development cooperation as an enabler of broader economic and strategic objectives, and which will centre on six pillars:
About the Program
- Strong democracies for a stable future;
- Close friends, enduring ties;
- Economic partnership for prosperity;
- Strategic cooperation for security and stability;
- Social and human development;
- Near neighbours, global partners.
JSS4D is an Australian Government funded program to support the law and justice sector in PNG with Phase 1 of the Program implemented from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2020. The GoPNG and the GoA have agreed to extend the JSS4D’s implementation for a further period of three years (Phase 2). Phase 2 will commence 1 January 2021 and ends on 31 December 2023. Phase 2 will have an increased focus on outcomes measurement, and will support stakeholders to implement longer-term planning, consolidate development knowledge through M&E activities, and will seek to leverage additional resources for inclusive justice services, including from the private sector.
Aligning with the CSEP, the JSS4D program will contribute to the GoPNG-GoA partnership goal of private sector development and human development in PNG, underpinned by a just, safe and secure society for all.
JSS4D provides targeted assistance to PNG’s law and justice agencies, provincial governments, the Autonomous Region of Bougainville and civil society groups. As endorsed by the GoPNG’s National Coordination Mechanism (NCM), the Design Update refocuses JSS4D into three outcome areas: national
and common priorities
of family and sexual violence (FSV), gender, equality, disability and social inclusion (GEDSI) and anti-corruption. About the Role
The Community Justice Adviser will support the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (ABG) and Government of Papua New Guinea (GoPNG) to:
- Support the development of the law and justice sector on Bougainville, including enhanced organisational structures, leadership and capacity with particular focus on the establishment of police and correctional services in Bougainville in line with ABG and GoPNG requirements.
- Support the development of strategic management capacity within the sector, including the review and maintenance of strategic and annual plans, their monitoring and evaluation and provision of performance reports.
- Support strengthening administrative capacity of the law and justice sector agencies, in particular the Bougainville Police Service (BPS) and Correctional Services (CS), to gather, collate and analyse data and provide reports to the ABG and relevant law and justice stakeholders.
- Strengthen coordination of the law and justice sector and stakeholders in Bougainville and its ongoing engagement with the law and justice sector and its agencies at the national level. This includes strengthening coordination between stakeholders at community level in responding to law and order issues and increasing community peace and security.
- Support learning and development, delivery and management capacity of law and justice agencies, with an emphasis on scenes of crime improvement, custody management and investigation and prosecution within the Bougainville Police Service, with particular respect to family and sexual violence and juvenile justice.
- Support the Bougainville law and justice sector and its stakeholders in the provision of targeted community awareness on legal rights and responsibilities and the nature and purpose of law and justice services and how they may be accessed especially by women and persons with disability.
- Support coordination with complementary GoA, New Zealand or other donor programs that are contributing to improved governance, GEDSI and law and justice outcomes in Bougainville.
- Support the introduction and improvement of disaggregated data collection, analysis and problem solving to improve monitoring and evaluation. Contribute to ongoing M&E on program impact and outcomes towards intermediate and end of program objectives, including identifying opportunities for improvement and sustainability.
- Build the capacity of team and counterparts through on the job mentoring, support and training.
- Support the Deputy Team Leader-Bougainville and other program advisers as required.
- Provide a contact point for the Australian High Commission on JSS4D Bougainville activities
Please copy paste the following link to access the full Terms of Reference detailing responsibilities and selection criteria: https://bit.ly/3wg6zlU About You
You will have demonstrated practical knowledge and broad experience in the design, delivery and monitoring of law and justice or similar activities, preferably in a complex international development context and tertiary qualifications relevant to the technical content of this position.
You will have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and work well within a team setting. How to Apply
We welcome your interest in joining the JSS4D Program team. Please click 'apply' and submit:
- Your CV including the contact details of at least two professional referees
- A covering letter kept to a maximum of 3 pages responding directly to the essential Selection Criteria
Applications for this position close at 11:59pm, Friday 9th July 2021
(Australian Eastern Standard Time). Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered by the selection panel. About Cardno
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