Consultancy- Development of Standardized Tools for the Identification and Management of cases of Trafficking in Persons in Mauritius

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Call for Applications

MU10.CFA2021-03

Open to Internal and External Candidates

Position Title:

Consultancy- Development of Standardized Tools adapted to the National Context for the Identification and Management of cases of Trafficking in Persons in Mauritius **

Duty Station:

Homebased with possible travel to site (Mauritius) **

Classification:

N/A

Type of Appointment:

Consultancy

Estimated Start Date:

Mid-March 2021 **

Closing Date:

22 February 2021**

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates and NMS candidates, as well as external female candidates are considered as first-tier.

Context:

IOM is implementing this a 24-month project entitled ‘Improving TIP Referral Outcome in Comoros and Mauritius’ funded by the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons of the US Department of State (J/TIP), which aims to contribute to the Government of Mauritius’ efforts and the Mauritian civil society’s to combating Trafficking in Persons (TIP), by improving the referral outcome. The project is formulated around an objective and is articulated around the paradigm of the three 3Ps (prosecution of perpetrators, protection of victims, and partnerships).

As for the implementation of the activities, a component of this project aims at a sustainable transfer of knowledge and expertise, through the development of standardized tools adapted to the legal environment and context of Mauritius.

To achieve this objective, IOM is supporting the conceptualization and development of:

1) standardized tools relating to the identification and assistance of victims of trafficking (identification form, risk analysis form, monitoring and evaluation form) and on the prosecution and adjudication of trafficking cases with regard to the existing provisions of the penal code;

2) a standardized operating procedure (SOP) proposing a synthetic algorithm (workflow) of multi-stakeholders support according to the local context; documents that will be devised by a pool of national stakeholders (social workers, law enforcement officials, representatives of civil society, service providers, etc.).

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

Purpose of the Assignment

The development of standardized tools for the identification and assistance of victims of trafficking and for the prosecution and adjudication of cases of trafficking in light of the existing provisions of the penal code in force; and a standardized operating procedure (SOP) offering a multi-stakeholders support workflow according to the context, aimed at providing a pool of national stakeholders with standardized means and tools to improve the identification, and the referral of victims of trafficking, as well as the prosecution and adjudication of cases of trafficking in Mauritius

Scope of the Assignment

IOM is seeking the services of a Consultant to develop standardized tools for the identification and assistance of victims of trafficking and for the prosecution and adjudication of cases of trafficking, as well as a standardized operating procedure aimed to facilitate the workflow of a pool of national stakeholders (social workers, law enforcementt officials , representatives of civil society organizations, providers of assistance services for human trafficking cases).

The assignment will be undertaken under the overall supervision of the IOM Head of Office, in close coordination with the IOM Mauritius Mauritius Programme Assistant and IOM Experts. As work progress, the Consultant will share expected delivery results with the IOM for review. IOM will ensure to provide timely comments to the Consultant’s work and address any Consultant’s request (i.e. additional information, government contacts, etc.).

Overall, the assignment includes the following:

· A needs assessment to devise the standardized tools and SOP,

· The development of guidelines and procedures conducted in the Mauritius, with a focus on VoT screening and identification, needs and risk assessment, provision and/or referral to care and assistance services, case monitoring and evaluation.

· The finalization of standardized tools and SOP.

IOM, in coordination with the Consultant(s), will agree on the scope and methodology.

Responsibilities

The consultant is expected to perform the following tasks / activities:

· Conduct a rapid situational analysis including:

  • Surveying current practices pertaining to coordination on the screening and identification of victims of trafficking, as well as the provision and/or referral of victims of trafficking to care or assistance services and identify related gaps and good practices;

  • Assessing the level of coordination of national stakeholders in relation to the referral and management of cases of human trafficking;

· Conduct consultations with relevant stakeholders through a participatory approach to inform the development of tools SOP;

· Development of standardized tools and SOP:

Close consultation with IOM at every step is required.

Timeline

This assignment is expected to start tentatively in mid-March 2021, but the actual timeline is subject to change based on the date the agreement is signed between IOM and the Consultant.

The assignment shall be completed no later than end of May 2021.

Deliverables

I.An Inception Report: including a methodology as to how they will approach the assignment, outlining the tools and methods for the desk review and field work, which will be reviewed and cleared by IOM. This report will include the breakdown of work, timelines and overview of stakeholders to be engaged during the assignment. (31 March 2021)

II.Draft of standardized tools and SOP:

  1. Standardized tools (manuals) relating to the identification and assistance to victims of trafficking and to the prosecution and judgment of cases of trafficking with regard to the existing provisions of the penal code are conceptualized and developed and validated by all partners involved. Devise training materials and tools based on the needs assessed; the tools shall include pre and post training assessment tools; (10 May 2021)

b. A standardized operating procedure (SOP) proposing a synthetic algorithm (workflow) for multi-actor management of trafficking cases according to the local context is conceptualized and developed and validated by all the partners concerned. (30 May 2021)

III.Final, print ready standardized tools and SOP

All documents are to be produced and delivered in English language.

Required Qualifications and Experience

IOM is seeking applications from individual consultants and/or consortiums of individual consultants. The successful (lead) consultant should have a minimum of the following qualifications and experience:

Education

· Advanced university degree in international relations, political science development studies, social or behavioural science, migration studies, or other relevant social sciences

Experience

· Minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience of working in the field of counter-trafficking, in academia, research institutes, think tanks, governmental, inter-governmental, or non-governmental organizations.

· Previous experience of development of counter trafficking tools and SOPs

· Proven previous working experience consisting of substantial involvement in development of tools, assessments, evaluations, and/or reviews in related areas.

· Working experience with senior officials within government, inter-governmental, and nongovernmental organizations.

· Full computer literacy, including familiarity with research tools.

· Proven capacity to coordinate all administrative and technical aspects of the consultancy.

· Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment and establish harmonious and effective relationships

Languages

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French and Mauritian Creole is an advantage.

Required Competencies

Values

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: encourages the inclusion of all team members and stakeholders while demonstrating the ability to work constructively with people with different backgrounds and orientations.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintain impartiality and takes prompt action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behavior.
  • Professionalism: demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter and willingness to improve knowledge and skills.

Core Competencies

  • Teamwork: establishes strong relationships with colleagues and partners; relates well to people at all levels.
  • Delivering results produces quality results and provides quality services to clients.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge: shares knowledge and learning willingly, and proactively seeks to learn from the experiences of others.
  • Accountability: operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules.
  • Communication: encourages others to share their views, using active listening to demonstrate openness and to build understanding of different perspectives.

Other

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment,

accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

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