Position Title: External Trainer expert on trafficking/e- trafficking in the EU (consultant position)
Location: Home Based
Duration/Timeline: June to November 2021
DRC began operations in Greece in November 2015, contributing to the emergency humanitarian response at the Moria transit site on the island of Lesvos, and expanded operations to the mainland in 2016.
With offices in Athens, Thessaloniki, Larissa and until January 2020 on Lesvos island, DRC is one of the key humanitarian actors operating in the country. Today, Greece struggles to ensure that reception and accommodation facilities are dignified, well staffed, culturally appropriate, and respectful of humanitarian standards. Migrants are also in need of timely information, legal aid, and integration opportunities. As such, DRC works to close these gaps, employing evidence-based methods in responding to emergencies when needed, and supporting the Greek authorities in developing a sustainable refugee reception and integration system.
DRC works at eight sites on the Greek mainland providing site management services, along with food, water and sanitation, protection, legal aid, and non-formal education. In urban settings, DRC supports migrants with cultural mediation and integration courses that include language and soft skills.
Free2Link is a 2-year project co-funded by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020) for fighting e-trafficking of women and girls. The project is being implemented by Progetto Tenda (Italy), DRC Greece, LABC (Italy), CWEP (Poland) and Nesta Italia (Italy) – a team of European organizations expert in human rights, trafficking and Information Technology.
The project aims at connecting organizations working in asylum systems, integration programmes and support to victims of trafficking across Italy, Greece and Poland to increase the ability of their frontline staff, as well as public and private networks, in the early identification of victims of e-trafficking. Despite being on the rise as one of the main methods to lure and force women and girls into trafficking in Europe, e-trafficking remains poorly understood and therefore poorly addressed in the receiving countries. It is paramount, in the rationale of the action, not only to link frontline staff, private and public bodies already operating in support of victims of trafficking but to provide them with updated knowledge of its new manifestations and innovative tools to contrast it, to promote dialogue, support and policy-making.
Free2Link (F2L) brings together civil society organizations and local authorities of diverse sizes and expertise from three European contexts to increase the ability of their respective frontline staff, as well as of their public and private networks, to early identify victims of e-trafficking, and connect them to relevant support.
One of the main objectives of the project is to equip frontline staff with updated and accessible information on the subject of e-trafficking.
To identify the training needs a survey is been issued to all relevant professionals in Italy and Greece. The survey results report and analysis will be available to the trainers in order to design the training modules.
Objective of Consultancy
Development of training materials on e- trafficking and delivery of trainings on early identification and response for frontlines including staff working in asylum/reception systems, integration programmes and sectors supporting victims of trafficking in the EU. Special focus on the Italian and Greek context.
The external trainer will undertake the following tasks:
- Identification and analysis of the training needs of frontline staff captured by the survey on trafficking and e-trafficking knowledge. Results and report of the survey will be made available to the trainer;
- Working closely with the project Partners in charge of the development of the e-learning platform and providing feedback on material developed by partner organizations;
- Development of training material to be uploaded on the online platform and presentation to be used during the training;
- Preparation of pre and post evaluation test for the trainees
- Final report including the evaluation of the training, the results of the evaluation of the trainees and the training materials.
Timeframe and Expected deliverables
- Training modules – ( July 2021)
- Delivery of trainings – (Oct – Nov 2021)
- Evaluation of the training and final report – (Nov- Dec 2021)
The consultant will report to the Project Manager, with parallel reporting lines to the other members of the Management Committee. The Consultant will share on a weekly/bi-weekly basis the progress of activities under this contract and certifying that the works, tasks, assignments have been satisfactorily performed.
Required Competencies and skills
- University degree in social and political studies, social sciences, legal studies, gender studies, human rights etc.
- Minimum 3-5 years’ working experience in the field of human rights or/and trafficking of human beings;
- Working experience in research is an asset
- Extensive experience in developing training modules, Proven experience in of organizing similar training (including development of agendas, pre/post tests etc);
- Demonstrated experiences and skills in facilitating and evaluating training.
- Excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills in both English and Greek. Knowledge of Italian is an asset. Working experience with INGOs, civil society organizations is an asset.
- Relevant regional and international experience will be an added advantage.
Confidentiality and Proprietary Interests
The Individual Consultant shall not either during the term or after the termination of the assignment, disclose any proprietary or confidential information related to the consultancy service without prior written consent from Progetto Tenda. Proprietary interests on all materials and documents prepared by the consultants under the assignment shall become and remain properties of Progetto Tenda.
How to apply
Interested candidates are requested to submit their applications by May 28th, 2021 at 07:00pm Greece Local Time. The Invitation to Bid documents can be requested from email@example.com using RFQ-GRC-ATH5-2105017 as email subject. Applications must include complete and accurate information.