Local Counter Human Trafficking Specialist

Job Locations EG
Category
Monitoring and Evaluation
Type
Contract
Close Date
3/3/2018

Overview

The QED Group, under the SIMPLE monitoring and evaluation/assessment project with USAID/Egypt, is seeking to engage the services of a consultant who is a lawyer, political scientist, development professional or researcher specialized in the field of counter-trafficking with experience in monitoring and evaluation to serve as a team member on USAID/Egypt Counter-Trafficking in Persons (CTIP) Assessment. The evaluation is expected to start in March 2018 with an estimated level of effort of approximately 45 work days on a 6-day work week.

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 services of a consultant who is a lawyer, political scientist, development professional or researcher specialized in the field of counter-trafficking with experience in monitoring and evaluation to serve as a team member on USAID/Egypt Counter-Trafficking in Persons (CTIP) Assessment. The evaluation is expected to start in March 2018 with an estimated level of effort of approximately 45 work days on a 6-day work week.

The consultant will work closely with the team leader and will serve as counter human trafficking specialist in the assessment team. Most of the team’s work will involve meetings with stakeholders and key informants including at selected locations around the country. The team member will meet with relevant GOE counterparts, donors, and civil society organizations. The assessment team will be responsible to conduct an initial desk 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. Using the results of the literature review and interviews, the assessment team will compile available information and prepare key findings and actionable recommendations.

The evaluation is expected to start in March 2018 with an estimated level of effort of approximately 45 work days on a 6-day work week.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct a desk review and produce a preliminary table of findings based on a comprehensive review of project-related debriefing materials and secondary data.
  • Contribute to the development of a detailed work plan, site visit schedule, data analysis plan and quality assurance plan for USAID approval prior to conducting fieldwork.
  • Conduct data collection activities as per the USAID approved data collection tools, work plan, data analysis plan and quality assurance plan.
  • Participate in the detailed analysis of primary and secondary qualitative information and quantitative data collected to respond to the evaluation questions.
  • Contribute in the report writing and preparation of presentation materials that summarize the salient findings, conclusions and actionable recommendations to USAID and other relevant stakeholders within the approved timeline.

Qualifications

  • A lawyer, political scientist, development professional or researcher having a professional background 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 antitrafficking efforts.
  • At least 5-10 years of experience in the design, implementation, and/or evaluation of foreign assistance programs related to anti trafficking assessment.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the political dynamics, the legal framework, institutions, actors and government functions in Egypt.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and analyzing structured key informant interview protocols, group discussion protocols and paper and pencil/on-line survey instruments.
  • Demonstrated experience writing technical reports and producing PowerPoint presentations.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively in different Egyptian cultural situations; e.g. government.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated experience in technical writing of evaluation reports in English is highly desirable.
  • Ability to be flexible and work well under pressure and to effectively manage competing priorities in a fast-paced team environment.

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 jobssimpleegypt@qedgroupllc.com for more information.

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