International Team Leader- Counter-Trafficking in Persons Assessment (CTIP)

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Category
Monitoring and Evaluation
Type
Contract
Close Date
2/28/2018

Overview

The QED Group, under the SIMPLE monitoring and evaluation/assessment project with USAID/Egypt, is seeking to engage the services of an experienced international consultant to serve as a leader of a team to plan and conduct the USAID/Egypt Counter-Trafficking in Persons (CTIP) Assessment. The individual should have experience focusing on child trafficking, gender issues, early marriage, judicial processes related to prosecuting TIP, victim and protection services, legal frameworks to combat TIP, mechanisms (policy and/or legal) to enhance national anti-trafficking efforts. The assessment is expected to start in the March 2018 with an estimated level of effort of 60 work days, including approximately 45 work days in-country on a 6-day work week and approximately 15 days after departure from Egypt to for completion of the final report.

 

Project Background

The U.S. Government (USG) is committed to advancing the U.S.-Egypt partnership through programming that assists the Government of Egypt (GOE) efforts to combat trafficking in persons.  The purpose of the planned assessment is:

 

  1. To provide USAID with an in-depth analysis of the drivers, nature and scope of TIP issues in Egypt, with a focus on sexual exploitation in the form of early child and seasonal marriages;
  2. Lay out existing interventions by other donors and the GOE to combat it;
  3. Develop actionable recommendations for coordinated USG engagement in fighting TIP in Egypt in support of GOE efforts in prosecuting trafficking cases, protecting victims, and preventing trafficking, while continuing to build partnerships with relevant stakeholders. This is in line with the 3(+1) P paradigm of the “Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime” (hereafter Palermo Protocol); and
  4. Outline a research methodology for a nationwide quantitative study assessing the scope and nature of early child and seasonal marriages.

 

The assessment will contribute to more informed programming by the Office of Democracy and Governance toward the goals described in its Civil Society and Human Rights Project Appraisal Document specifically the result– Inclusive Participation of Citizens Improved under Development Objective - Government Responsiveness to Rights of the People Strengthened.

 

The assessment will answer three fundamental questions: (1) What are the primary drivers behind trafficking in Egypt, especially in the form of sexual exploitation, and ways to improve interventions by primary stakeholders, (2) which sub-program areas are most likely to succeed, and what are the critical success factors for each proposed area; (3) what are the key considerations that need to be addressed in deciding how best to allocate program resources?

 

The assessment must provide an overview of the relevant legal authorities and executive regulations guiding the work of the NCCPIM&TIP, the NPC, the National Council for Women, and the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood and recent legislative changes; and assess how USAID can best support the overall GOE goals to address these human rights issues USAID will use findings to develop its new interventions to combat TIP in Egypt in support of existing GOE efforts.

Responsibilities

Position Descriptions

 

The Services to Improve Performance Management, Enhance Learning and Evaluation (SIMPLE) Project of the QED Group, LLC is seeking to engage the service of an international consultant to serve as team leader on a team responsible for the design, implementation and reporting for the USAID/Egypt’s Counter-Trafficking in Persons (CTIP) Assessment. The senior international consultant will lead the finalization of the design, data collection and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, ensure that sound methodological and quality assurance practices are applied, incorporate generally accepted best practices, and use the assessment findings to construct a comprehensive report as per USAID guidance.

The assessment is expected to start around in March 2018 with an estimated level of effort of 60 work days, including approximately 45 work days in-country on a 6-day work week and approximately 15 days after departure from Egypt to for completion of the final report.

 

Responsibilities

  • Conduct desk review and provide technical guidance to the team on the mixed methods to be used in the assessment
  • Conduct review of publicly available pertinent information on human trafficking, as related to the objectives of this assessment, as well as existing and past combating TIP project deliverables.
  • The team leader will be responsible for conducting meetings/phone calls with relevant stakeholders in Washington, DC, including but not limited to USAID/Middle East Bureau, State J/TIP, and PRM. The assessment team will meet with relevant Government of E gypt counterparts, donors, and civil society organizations.
  • Lead the team in determining the locations/governorates for this assessment based on the initial desk review and meetings.
  • Collaborate on the development and finalization of assessment documents including: work plan with methodologies and time line along with data collection tools and methods, summary justification document for the geographic focus area, draft assessment report, final assessment report, midterm briefing presentation/report, final presentation and report.
  • Lead the team to conduct data collection activities as per the USAID approved data collection tools and work plan.
  • Lead the qualitative and quantitative analysis of all information/data collected within the USAID approved timeline.
  • Supervise the work of team members throughout the contract period.
  • Lead the preparation and presentation of findings, conclusions and recommendations for debriefing relevant USAID Program Office.
  • Prepare the draft and final results report, expanded executive summary and, as appropriate, any statement of differences in response to comments from relevant USAID and key stakeholder reviewers.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation of development projects in the design, implementation, and/or evaluation of foreign assistance programs.
  • Significant (10 years) experience focused on one or more of the following areas: child trafficking, gender issues, early marriage, judicial processes related to prosecuting TIP, victim and protection services, legal frameworks to combat TIP, mechanisms (policy and/or legal) to enhance national anti-trafficking efforts.
  • Demonstrated experience evaluating international donor-funded projects in Egypt with USAID experience preferred.
  • High degree professional proficiency in reading and speaking in English is required.
  • Should be thoroughly familiar with the techniques of sector assessments
  • Demonstrated experience in technical writing of evaluation reports in English is highly desirable.
  • Should possess good organization and team-building skills, and excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Previous overseas experience in Egypt (preferred) or the Middle East region (required) and Arabic language capability (preferred).

How to Apply

Qualified candidates submit a summary of qualifications statement, resume and completed USAID 1420 Biographical Data Form through the QED website: https://careers-qedgroupllc.icims.com/jobs using Internet Explorer.  Interested candidates may also write qedindiarec1@qedgroupllc.com for more information.

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