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TIPNG Newsletter January – March 2019

It has been a very busy 3 months for TIPNG. We started off the year with many activities and have been busy since. In this quarter’s newsletter, you will read about the work that TIPNG carried out with youth through schools visits and a forum. We also met with stakeholders to create new partnerships and to strengthen existing partnerships and carried out a membership meeting with our members in Goroka and visited organisations to talk about the anti-corruption work that we do and how citizens can be a part of it. You can read about all these activities and more in the Newsletter. Happy reading!

 

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COORDINATOR – CIVIC EDUCATION & 3x SHORT TERM CONSULTANTS

 

TIPNG is calling for suitable candidates to fill in the position of a Civic Education Coordinator. The Civic Education Coordinator is responsible for planning and overseeing all civic and voter education activities.

The person we are looking for must have:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Political Science or other qualifications relevant to civic education work
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in fields relevant to civic education work
  • 2 years’ experience with Project Management and financial skills in either private or NGO sector
  • Competent in Microsoft Office programs
  • Experience (and ideally be certified) conducting trainings with different sectors in the community
  • Ability to both advise and work under the direction of the Executive Director

Responsibilities

The duties of the Coordinator include:

  • Develop, Plan and Organize overall Civic Education Plan for TIPNG
  • Finalisation of all civic education material for Curriculum Development
  • Train teachers on the use of Civic Education Material
  • Conduct piloting of School Based Civic Education (SBCE) materials in schools
  • Run Ethics Trainings for organizations, including and not limited to, the Police, State Agencies, Churches and Civil Society
  • Develop a Voter Education Plan for TIPNG and implement
  • Track project expenditures and monitor project progress
  • Timely reporting to relevant stakeholders

Applications must include 3 referees with reliable telephone number and/or email address.

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SHORT TERM CONSULTANTS

TIPNG is seeking three (3) consultants able to work independently for short-term contract work from April-May 2019 based in Port Moresby.

  1. Media Trend Analysis & Report

Roles and Responsibilities

4 week contract to do a Media Trend Analysis on governance issues, deliverables are:

  • Data collection
  • Data analysis
  • Graphic presentation of data
  • Narrative report on data

Skills Required:

  • Must have a strong background in research and academic writing
  • Must have a demonstrable understanding of Media and Governance issues in PNG
  • Must have professional-level understanding of both Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Should preferably have an understanding of the work of TIPNG
  • Should preferably have their own resources to conduct research online
  1. Freedom of Information Survey Analysis & Report

Roles and Responsibilities

4 weeks contract to do a write-up using data collected from a survey conducted on 18 state agencies, deliverables are:

  • data analysis
  • graphic presentation of data
  • narrative report on data

Skills Required:

  • Must have a strong background in research and academic writing
  • Must have a demonstrable understanding of Governance issues in Papua New Guinea
  • Must have professional-level understanding of both Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Should preferably have an understanding of the work of TIPNG
  • Should preferably have their own resources to carry out responsibilities
  1. Website Development – Tracker & Sections

Roles and Responsibilities

4 week contract to develop TIPNG website, deliverables are:

  • data compilation
  • graphical presentation of data
  • development of website tab

Skills Required:

  • Must have professional-level understanding of WordPress
  • Must have demonstrable experience in creating and maintaining websites
  • Must have professional-level understanding of both Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Should have a demonstrable understanding of Media and Governance issues in PNG
  • Should preferably have an understanding of the work of TIPNG

Expected Period of Employment: 29th April – 24th May 2019

How to Apply

Please post applications for Short Term Consultants, specifying which of the three (3) contracts you are submitting. Application must have cover letter (covering how applicant meets advertised requirements) and most recent CV to TIPNG, PO Box 591, Port Moresby, NCD. Applications can also be dropped off at the TIPNG Office, Section 54, Lot 31, Lokua Avenue Boroko or to info@transparencypng.org.pg via email.

Applications close on Friday 19th April 2019

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Sir Anthony Siaguru Walk Against Corruption 2019

Its on Again!

The 2019 Sir Anthony Siaguru Walk Against corruption will be on held on the 9th of June 2019 here in Port Moreby. The walk will also be held in Lae and Goroka (dates to be advised)

The theme for the walk this year is “Justice = Enforcement + Reporting”.

More information is provided on the flyer here.  Download the Registration Form and register a team today!

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Asia Pacific Department

The Transparency International Secretariat (TIS) has funded TI chapters in the Asia Pacific Department (APD) to carry out programme activities that will lead to effective and accountable governance for sustainable development.

There are four areas of focus for the APD funding, they are; Enhanced Social Accountability and Role of Civil Society, Strengthened Anti-Corruption Legislation, Strengthened Enforcement of Anti-Corruption Mechanisms and lastly Enabling Impact.

TIPNG has chosen to work within 3 of the aforementioned action areas over the course of 2018 & 2019 to combat impunity for the corrupt, which is the overarching aim of the implementation of the APD grant in Papua New Guinea.

Local Level Government (LLG) Accountability Workshops

Under Goal 1 of the APD Accountability Programme, which is Enhanced Social Accountability & Role of Civil Society, TIPNG will work with partners and communities to strengthen accountability of decision making and planning at the level of Wards and LLGs in PNG.

The activity was initially envisioned as a series of workshops in 3 LLGs across 3 of PNG’s regions (NGI, Highlands & Momase) which would happen both prior to and after the scheduled 2018 LLG Elections. The first round of workshops as planned, would cover the core concepts of Ward Planning & Budgeting at the LLGs & Wards and also explain key concepts of accountable leadership.

While materials for TIPNG’s School Based Civic Education (SBCE) Programme would be referenced and used, a key part of the workshop would be presentations by facilitators from the Consultative and Implementation Monitoring Council and the Department of Provincial and Local Government Affairs, on budget planning and implementation respectively.

Awareness on the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) Bill

Goal 2 of the APD Grant is to enable strengthened anti-corruption Legislation, with the most prominent legislation in PNG in this regard being the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). While TIPNG has been championing the ICAC since its foundation, the proposed Bill is yet to be enacted.

In 2017 TIPNG assisted the Attorney’ General to stage a seminar at University of Papua New Guinea, on the issuet hat are around the proposed ICAC Bill. There was a clear desire by participants at the seminar for wider and more thorough consultation. TIPNG has volunteered to assist the Attorney General’s to disseminate the key ICAC information, such as a full page advert with simplified explanation of the different sections of the Bill to be publish in full in the newspaper.

Sub-national Lands Complaints Desk

The Lands Department’s Fraud & Complaints Desk has also been something that TIPNG worked closely with when the office was established in 2014 at the behest of the Advocacy & Legal Advice Centre (ALAC). The Desk is part of the Department and assists with complaints about officers from the Department. Unfortunately, the Desk is only available in NCD, so TIPNG will be working closely with the Department to bring the Lands Complaints Desk to other parts of the country.

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