Consultancy contract for training in line with the standard operating procedures for the protection of victims of trafficking in persons
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Guyana
Grade: Consultancy, Unspecified
Close on 11 May 2021
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Job Description

1. Nature of the consultancy:

Established in 1951, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM has been working to counter the crime of trafficking in persons since 1994. In this time, it has implemented more than 800 projects in over 100 countries and has provided assistance to approximately 100,000 trafficked persons.

IOM takes a comprehensive approach to addressing human trafficking. Respect for human rights, the physical, mental and social well-being of the individual and his or her community, and the sustainability of our actions through institutional capacity development and partnerships are at the centre of all of IOM’s counter-trafficking efforts. IOM counter-trafficking activities have responded globally to needs in the areas of prevention, awareness raising, policy development, capacity building as well as the protection and assistance needs of the individual victims of trafficking (VOT). IOM maintains strong partnerships with government agencies and NGOs mandated to prevent and protect VOT. IOM’s mission-wide implementation serves to create significant added value and capacity to carry out counter trafficking in persons (TIP).

One of IOM’s most recent interventions is an ongoing project in Guyana titled ‘Strengthening Guyana’s Technical Capacity to Effectively Combat TIP and Provide Assistance to Victims of Trafficking’ which is funded by the United States Department of State, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (J/TIP) and implemented in collaboration with the Ministerial Task Force on Trafficking in Persons and the Counter-Trafficking in Persons Unit of the Ministry of Human Services and Social Security. This Project has produced Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the identification, referral and protection of victims of trafficking (TIP Protection SOPs) which are geared at supporting the aims of 2019-2020 National Plan of Action for the Prevention and Response to TIP developed by the Task Force. The efficient implementation of these SOPs will contribute to improved understanding in the area of providing direct assistance to VOT by key representatives from the Ministry of Human Services and Social Security and civil society.

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With the development of these SOPs, key Front-line officials, Diplomatic Personnel, Civil Society Representatives, Youth Ambassadors and other stakeholders responsible for their implementation will need to be specially trained on how they can do so effectively and how they can help others to follow suit. The aim of this Consultancy is to produce and conduct specialized and repeatable training courses designed to build the capacity of participants in the areas of identification, referral, protection and provision of direct assistance to victims of trafficking with a view to the effective implementation of these SOPs in Guyana with the aforementioned subjects in view.

Objectives:

  1. Train key civil society representatives, youth groups, Youth Ambassadors and other stakeholders in the identification, referral and protection of victims of trafficking, in line with endorsed TIP Protection SOPs, Guyana’s anti-trafficking laws and international best practice;
  2. Conduct ‘Training of Trainers’ for key representatives from the Ministry of Human Services and Social Security, Ministerial Task Force on Trafficking in Persons and civil society in the identification, referral and protection of victims of trafficking and the provision of direct assistance to victims of trafficking; and
  3. Prepare reusable Training Curricula for multiple training courses, including those mentioned above, in line with the TIP Protection SOPs.

Target:

  1. IOM Project to which the Consultancy is contributing: Strengthening Guyana’s capacity to effectively combat TIP and assist victims of trafficking.
  2. Tasks to be performed under this contract:

The Consultant will be expected to conduct Training Courses and to prepare course material for same. All training participants from law enforcement are to undergo a Leahy Vetting process prior to their participation in training, which will be administered by the United States Department of State. In the case of a Consultant not present in Guyana the person will have to conduct the training courses virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. IOM Guyana will facilitate the mobilization of training participants in collaboration with the Government of Guyana and will oversee the Leahy Vetting process in collaboration with the United States Department of State.

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a) Submission of the Curricula for the Training Courses.

The consultant will be expected to construct curricula with presentations, agendas, registration forms, learning objectives, exercises and handouts – inclusive of posters, cards, check lists, etc - for each of the training courses, which would need to be approved as final by IOM. The curricula must be derived from Guyana’s Trafficking in Persons’ Protection Standard Operating Procedures, which would be provided by IOM Guyana, and must include pre and post training questionnaires designed to measure increased knowledge gained by participants over the duration of the training. Each training curriculum must be designed with specific consideration given to the nature of work of the participants of the particular course. The materials should be submitted to IOM Guyana’s Project Manager no later than December 4th, 2020. In creating Curricula Materials, the Consultant will be required to review the ‘Caring for Trafficked Persons Guidance for Health Providers Training Facilitators Guide’ https://publications.iom.int/system/files/pdf/cftp-guide_english_jan252013.pdf for reference. Curricula for training courses to be conducted in line with the TIP Protection SOPs are to be developed as follows:

1. On the identification, referral and protection of victims of trafficking (VOTs) and the provision of victim assistance to VOTs –

  • 3-day ‘Training of Trainers’ Course for Representatives of Civil Society, MOHSSS and the Task Force in line with the TIP Protection SOPs
  • 2-day Training Course for Medical Personnel

2. On the identification, referral and protection of VOTs –

  • 2-day Training Course for Shelter Managers, Staff and Volunteers
  • 2-day Training Course for Frontline Officials, including Law Enforcement, Immigration Officers, Customs Officers, Community Policing, Mines Officers, Wardens (Ministry of Natural Resources) and Forestry Officers
  • 2-day Training Course for civil society, youth groups, youth ambassadors (youths who have been involved in anti-trafficking activities)
  • 2-day Training Course for diplomats and interpreters
  • 2-day Training Course anti-trafficking stakeholders - general

3. On the Provision of Direct Assistance for VOTs –

  • 2-day Training Course for victim advocates from Government and Civil Society

b) Conduct two 3-day ‘Training of Trainers’ Courses for Representatives of Civil Society, MOHSSS and the Task Force.

Having developed the curriculum, the consultant will be expected to conduct two 3-day ‘Training of Trainers’ Courses for a combined total of 30 Probation Officers, TIP Social Workers, Child Care and Protection Officers, Civil Society and TIP Task Force Members. The course will be aimed at building participants’ capacity to 1) implement the TIP Protection SOPs in the Identification, Referral, Protection and Provision of Direct Assistance to victims of trafficking in persons as applicable to their duties and 2) train other government and civil society representatives in implementing the TIP Protection SOPs in the Identification, Referral, Protection and Provision of Direct Assistance to victims of trafficking in persons (VOTs) according to the curricula outlined above.

c) Conduct two 2-day Training Courses for Civil Society Representatives, Youth Groups, Youth Ambassadors and Other Stakeholders.

The consultant will be expected to conduct two 2-day Training Courses with a combined total of 30 members of civil society, youth groups, youth ambassadors and other stakeholders with the aim of increasing their knowledge in the identification and referral aspects of the protection SOP’s.

4. Tangible and measurable output of the work assignment.

  1. Curricula with presentations, agendas, learning objectives, exercises and handouts – inclusive of posters, cards, check lists, etc. for each training course.
  2. Pre and post training questionnaires.
  3. Evaluation sheets.
  4. Final report of the consultancy, including summary report for each training course conducted.
  5. Photographic documentation of training courses conducted should also be provided.
  6. Attendance records (sign-in sheets) of training courses conducted should also be provided.

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5. Realistic delivery dates and details as to how the work must be delivered.

Two months starting from November 25th, 2020 to January 25th, 2021.

Continuous monitoring will be conducted by the Project Manager to measure progress in this consultancy. The Consultant must submit a detailed work plan, 3 days after the signature of the contract, which will be used to track implementation of activities. The consultant will equally submit bi-weekly reports by email and have permanent communication with the Program Manager by e-mail, telephone and Microsoft Teams. Reports are to be submitted to the IOM Project Manager, with the summary reports for each training course compiled into a final report for the Consultancy, submitted no later than January 25th, 2021.

6. Desirable Qualifications:

Education and Experience

  • Preferably Master’s degree in one of the Social Sciences from an accredited academic institution;
  • More than five years of Counter Trafficking experience, including being responsible for training and other capacity building activities;
  • Knowledge of Local and/or Caribbean Procedures in Trafficking in Person’s Victim Identification, Referral and Direct Assistance;
  • Prior experience conducting training in Guyana or in the Caribbean region is essential;
  • Excellent oral and written English-speaking skills and competence in basic IT packages including PowerPoint, MS Word, MS Excel and internet; and
  • All documents and communications under this assignment will be written in English.

The deadline is 17.11.2020 and the email address for resume is iomguyana@iom.int

Duty Station:
Guyana
Grade:
Consultancy
Closing Date::
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
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