Consultants Required: Trafficking In Persons Contextual Analysis

  • Mid-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 26 April 2021

Job Description


Hope For Justice are recruiting for four on-the-ground consultancies to each carry out a country-level Contextual Analysis as part of the development of programmes to combat modern slavery and trafficking in persons.

This is an exciting opportunity for a field-based research professional to determine the prevalence of modern slavery and trafficking in persons at country level, understand the root causes of vulnerability, and ultimately make an evidence-informed recommendation to Hope For Justice for a programme intervention. In so doing, the consultant will not only be assisting the development of Hope for Justice, but they will also be making a tangible contribution to both national and international counter-trafficking efforts.

We require one consultancy per location in the following countries:

  • Malawi
  • Zimbabwe
  • The Philippines
  • Vietnam

Contextual Analysis

The full scope of work for each Contextual Analysis will be agreed upon with the successful consultants, but we anticipate that each analysis will contain, at minimum, the following elements:- Political Economy Analysis; Stakeholder analysis; Rights-Based Analysis; Social Exclusion Analysis; Prevalence studies review; Sector intervention options; and final Recommendations. Such recommendations should also include an evidence-based judgement on Geographical areas; Industrial sectors; Target groups; Practice areas; and multi-agency partnerships.

The maximum budget available for this piece of work is GBP£10,000 per country. We anticipate that the consultancy will take place over 60 days with regular communication with the Hope For Justice project team, and will be completed no later than 30th September 2021.

Please read the supporting Terms of Reference for a more in-depth project scope and overview.

Role Requirements

The consultant(s) should possess the following minimum qualification and skills:

  • Postgraduate degree in Human Rights Law, Development Studies or a related social science discipline.
  • At least 5 years experience in conducting contextual analyses or similar research.
  • Experience working on the theme of modern slavery and trafficking in persons and/or related issues, for example, child labour, forced labour, worker’s rights, migrant rights, prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse.
  • Excellent contextual understanding of the country they are applying for (either Malawi or Zimbabwe or the Philippines or Vietnam), with spent time living and working in-country (if not currently resident).
  • Existing relationships with relevant government ministries, NGOs/CSOs, private sector and other key stakeholders relevant to the consultancy, or access to contacts who can facilitate these relationships.
  • Strong knowledge of research ethics and experience in carrying out research involving vulnerable and marginalised individuals.
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of relevant local languages.

How to Apply

Consultants who meet the qualification, skills and requirements mentioned above are requested to submit an expression of interest, which should include the following:

  • Cover letter detailing which country they are applying for, their suitability for the assignment and current contact information.
  • Detailed research methodology including proposed research methods, work-plan, key milestones, approach to ethics and safeguarding.
  • CV including detailed work experience, education. Where more than one consultant will be involved, clearly indicate the overall lead consultant and their roles and responsibilities as well as roles and responsibilities of each staff member or associate consultant.
  • A writing sample demonstrating the lead consultant’s analytical writing skills and which has been researched and written by the lead consultant. The writing sample should be no more than 3 years old.
  • Indicative budget (including consultancy fees, travel, associated costs, and all applicable taxes)

Prospective candidates are encouraged to visit the Hope for Justice website prior to application and should submit their applications to Callum Harvie <> no later than 23:59 (GMT) on Wednesday 26th May 2021.

Thank you for your interest in this short-term consultancy opportunity, we look forward to hearing from you.

About the Organization

About Hope For Justice

Hope for Justice is an international, non-governmental organisation which exists to bring an end to modern slavery. Our strategy is based on ‘Preventing exploitation, Rescuing victims, Restoring lives, and Reforming society’. These four core strands of work involve the following:

  • Preventing Exploitation: Our outreach teams, Self-Help Groups and community education initiatives empower people to protect themselves and their families from predatory traffickers and their recruiters.
  • Rescuing Victims: Investigators work closely with police and other agencies to identify victims of modern slavery, build bridges of trust with them and remove them from exploitation.
  • Restoring Lives: The organisation’s multi-disciplinary advocacy team provides victim-centred support, including help to access housing, benefits, employment, mental health support and legal assistance. They support survivors through the criminal and civil justice processes to ensure they receive restitution. In some countries we run transitional aftercare facilities, plus extensive outreach and reintegration programmes.
  • Reforming Society: Hope for Justice trains frontline professionals – including police / law enforcement agencies, healthcare workers, homeless shelter staff, NGOs, community groups and many others – to spot the signs of modern slavery and to respond effectively. We also seek policy change through governments and the media. Via Slave-Free Alliance, a social enterprise and membership initiative which grew out of Hope for Justice, we help businesses protect their operations and supply chains, and encourage businesses to improve their practices.

Our frontline work also provides the evidence base to inform our campaigning work to ensure that law, policy and practice work to protect victims and combat the problem. We regularly work closely with legislators to make the case for positive change.

Hope for Justice currently operates programmes in the UK, the USA, Cambodia, Norway, Ethiopia, and Uganda.

More information

Hope For Justice - Contextual Analysis - Terms Of Reference.pdf

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