Vacancy Notice No.: IOMTJK/2018/04(C)
Duty Station: Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Position title: International Training Consultant
Type of Appointment: Consultancy contract, 5 months
Organizational Unit: Migrant Assistance Unit
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is looking for qualified candidate to fulfill the position of an International Training Consultant.
In February 2015, a report from the Center on Communication, Leadership and Policy at the University of Southern California concluded that online technologies useful for maintaining social connectivity are also used to exploit people, with the latest data from the World Bank and state sources showing that 36% of the Central Asian population are Internet users.
Most victims of trafficking in Central Asia are still being recruited using traditional methods, such as via newspaper advertisements or through personal contacts (for example, in Kazakhstan 67% of victims were recruited via personal contacts in 2015-2016). Online recruitment came to the attention of IOM in Central Asia as a new trend in the region (for example, in Kazakhstan, ten cases out of 330 victims of trafficking identified and assisted in 2015-2016 were recruited via online social networks, dating websites and advertisement in Internet). As per the Deputy Head of Office for Combatting Extremism of the Ministry of Interior of the Kyrgyz Republic, within the first half of 2015 the law enforcement officers identified 152 cases of recruitment of the nationals of Kyrgyzstan to the conflict zones, of them 91% were women. The main resource for recruiting is Internet as stated by the Ministry of Interior of the Kyrgyz Republic. According to IOM Tajikistan’s internal data, all identified victims were recruited via personal contacts in 2015-2016, however, there is every reason to believe that online recruitment also takes place by organized criminal groups in the field of trafficking in persons in Tajikistan and there is a need to investigate the matter. In reference to the 2015 report mentioned above, it states that mobile and internet technologies can be leveraged to assist workers and migrants to connect with crucial social networks of support, family, friends, and information, however, traffickers used the same methods to contact potential victims and lure them into their criminal networks.
In this context, the project will train NGOs from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan on the use of technological innovations to combat trafficking in persons through prevention of online recruitment. The training will introduce the concepts of information and communication technology (ICT) strategies, exploring the opportunities and challenges of it for NGOs with examples of successful and less successful online prevention campaigns. Additionally, the Regional Research on Online Recruitment for trafficking purposes will be incorporated in the trainings.
Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission, and the direct supervision of the National Program Officer, the successful candidate will be responsible for developing a training module, conducting training and providing technical consultations to NGOs on combating trafficking in persons by addressing online recruitment in Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan. Particularly s/he will:
Develop, review and finalize the training module and training curriculum to conduct training for NGOs on combating trafficking in persons by addressing online recruitment in Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan;
Collect and analyze necessary data for smooth implementation of training activities;
Familiarize with the key findings, preliminary results and recommendations reflected in the Regional Research on Online Recruitment for trafficking purposes and use the relevant research data during development of the module;
Conduct group activities with participants of the training and apply the interactive methods for the practical use of the knowledge and skills gained;
Develop and submit hand-outs and materials of the training, including literature and other relevant resources;
Develop a training agenda;
Conduct technical consultations with NGOs on how to implement new obtained skills;
Prepare an analytical report on the training;
Any other duties as may be assigned.
The training module should contain:
The training module should consist of 3 parts: Background information, Training activities, and Practical exercises for training participants;
The training module has to be comprised of 5 chapters with the total of 150 pages;
Brief analysis of concepts of information and communications technology (ICT) strategies, concepts of information safety; opportunities and challenges with examples of successful and less successful online prevention campaigns;
Description of the methods and techniques which will be used during online CT prevention campaigns;
Interactive activities (group work, round table discussions, poster presentations, role plays, and etc.) and glossaries in each chapter that will increase awareness of participants about the topic;
Sample of mechanism or network for NGOs to work jointly on combating trafficking in persons through prevention of online recruitment;
Exploration of practical, personal, ethical, and legal dimensions of online recruitment
The training module on: “Online CT Prevention Campaigns”, approved by IOM offices in Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan, recommended for publishing and use for educational purposes;
Conducting the training on: “Online CT Prevention Campaigns” for NGOs;
Development of final report on the training
Deadlines and details of the job’s implementation
By May 30, 2018
Development of the first draft of the 1-3 chapters of training module on: “Online CT Prevention Campaigns;
By June 10, 2018
Development of the 4-5 chapters of the module on: “Online CT Prevention Campaigns”;
By June 20, 2018
Submit the drafted teaching module for the overall review;
By July 5, 2018
Final version of the module submitted to IOM;
By August 20, 2018
The training for NGOs is conducted;
By September 15, 2018
Develop and submit to IOM a detailed report on the used module.
Required Qualifications and Experience
University degree in law, human rights, political and social sciences, communication, or related disciplines
Experience in drafting training manuals, practical guides or policy papers;
Experience in preparation and delivery of trainings on countering trafficking and use of ICT in prevention;
Excellent interpersonal communication skills;
Excellent knowledge of English, knowledge of Russian is an advantage.
Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and CV to this e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org or to the IOM Office located through 22A Azizbekov Street, Vtoroy proezd, before 17:00 PM on April 23, 2018.
Only short listed candidates will be called for interview