UNDP Vacancy: Consultancy (TOT)- Support to the Fight Against Trafficking in Persons

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) helps developing countries attract and use aid effectively. In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights, capacity development and the empowerment of women.Job Title: Consultancy (TOT)- Support to the Fight Against Trafficking in PersonsLocation :    Abuja with Travel to States, NIGERIATime left :    10d 14h 41mAdditional Category :    Governance and PeacebuildingType of Contract :    Individual ContractPost Level :    National ConsultantLanguages Required : English  Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start)    01-Sep-2016Duration of Initial Contract :    20 daysExpected Duration of Assignment :    20 daysBackgroundTrafficking in persons (TIP), especially women and children, in Nigeria, is intrinsically related to a number of factors. Predominant among these are poverty, large family size, lack of educational opportunities, lack of employment and low status of children and women. Other factors facilitating trafficking in persons include ignorance on the part of families and children of the risks involved in trafficking, the high demand for cheap and submissive child labour in the informal economic sector, the desire of youth for emancipation through migration, institutional lapses such as inadequate political commitment, and limited capacities among the law enforcement officers that impede traffickers and accomplices from being effectively investigated, prosecuted and punished for their acts. Additional factors facilitating trafficking in persons in the country include porous borders, involvement of international organised crime groups or networks, limited capacity or commitment by immigration and law enforcement officers to control trafficking at the borders, and insufficient capacities to enforce existing legislation or mandate. Nigeria has demonstrated commitment to combating TIP, including by introducing improved policy and institutional measures.In 2015, significant achievement was made in legislation with the Presidential assent to the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Enforcement and Administration Act, 2015 on March 26, 2015, which repealed the former Act and establishes the National Agency For The Prohibition Of Traffic In Persons (NAPTIP).NAPTIP has wide-reaching and cross-cutting functions in addressing trafficking in persons, including prevention, awareness raising and sensitisation, victim/witness support and protection, investigation, prosecution, rehabilitation, and coordination of anti-trafficking efforts. Furthermore, NAPTIP, in its efforts to combat human trafficking, benefits from collaboration with other Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) in Nigeria, whose Training Academies it has used to train a number of its own officials. The joint training conducted at these academies has further improved synergies between the Agencies.Presently however, the instructors at these LEA Training Academies need to be enriched with deep knowledge of TIP and relevant skills and also there is need for a uniform curriculum on TIP to impart standardised knowledge and skills on TIP to the trainees.Based on the foregoing, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is partnering with the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) in implementing the project ‘Support to the Fight against Trafficking in Persons (TIP) in Nigeria – NGAZ52’The overall objective of the Project is to strengthen the criminal justice response to trafficking in persons in Nigeria. The project aims to achieve this by providing comprehensive capacity building sessions to NAPTIP investigators and prosecutors and creating a pool of master trainers among the investigators and prosecutors. The project will revise the current training curriculum and customised training tools developed for the Training Academies of the Law Enforcement Agencies, as well as provide specific training to 25 key instructors of the Training Academies on TIP.  The project envisages these trainings as a tool to enable better investigation and prosecution of TIP cases and actions to combat human trafficking. The project will contribute to and complement the EU funded project ‘Promoting Better Management of Migration in Nigeria by Combating and Reducing Irregular Migration that occurs, inter alia, through TIP and SOM’. NODC West Africa Research Activities Final Report, p.8. The Report is the result of the research conducted within the framework of the UNODC project FS/RAF/01/R13 “Measures to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings in Benin, Nigeria and Togo”, which constitutes the first phase of RAF/R92.Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe consultancy is required to contribute to the overall success of the project through capacity-building for law enforcement officers, investigators and prosecutors that will result in the following outcomes:Enhanced skill and knowledge of investigators and prosecutors to continue training other officers;Enhanced capacity of instructors from Law Enforcement Academies to provide continuous and standardized training on TIP in their training academies.This training will benefit NAPTIP and key Law Enforcement Agencies’ academies that are front line responders on combating human trafficking (The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS); the Nigeria Police Force (NPF); and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Department of State Security, Federal Road Safety Commission, Nigeria Customs Service).Specific tasks to be performed by the consultant:Under the supervision of the Project Coordinator TIP/SOM unit, with direct support from the National Project Officer - Victim Support, Rehabilitation and Grant, the consultant will perform the following specific tasks:Develop a 5-day training syllabus and lead the Training of Trainers (TOT) on adult training techniques for 25 investigators and prosecutors from NAPTIP; andDevelop a 5-day training syllabus and lead the Training of Trainers (TOT) on adult training techniques for 25 instructors of Law Enforcement Academies.Expected tangible and measurable output(s)/deliverable(s):A detailed work plan of the activities to be undertaken with specific timelines, verifiable indicators, activities, outputs and outcomes as well as assumptions and risks;Training needs assessment instruments (questionnaires) developed for selected participants in both training;Training syllabus developed for the 2 TOT on adult training techniques;Training reports of the 2 TOT conducted; andFinal consultancy report.

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