Counter Trafficking in Persons Law Enforcement Training Lead Consultant

  • Mid-level, Part-time staff position
  • Posted on 12 April 2021

Job Description

About the Program:
ASEAN–Australia Counter Trafficking (ASEAN-ACT) continues Australia’s long running collaboration with ASEAN and its member states to end human trafficking in our region. The program will principally work on strengthening the justice sector response to human trafficking, while opening new partnerships with allied government agencies, civil society and business. It will engage all 10 ASEAN Member States in some capacity and will continue national-level programming in Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

Program Outcomes
The overarching goal that ASEAN-ACT will contribute to is that ASEAN member states have effective justice systems that provide just punishment of traffickers and protect the rights of victims. Three end-of-program outcomes (EOPOs) together contribute to the achievement of this goal by 2028:
> EOPO1: ASEAN’s planning, monitoring and reporting of ACTIP implementation is increasingly effective and advances the protection of victim rights.
> EOPO2: ASEAN member state justice and related state agencies are increasingly capable of implementing their ACTIP obligations, in particular those that uphold victim rights.
> EOPO3: ASEAN member state justice and related state agencies’ policies and practices are influenced by relevant stakeholders and better aligned with ACTIP, especially in connection to victim rights obligations.

ASEAN-ACT has capacity development partnerships with the anti-trafficking units of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to strengthen their counter trafficking in persons (CTIP) enforcement capacity, and to improve the effective and ethical investigation of trafficking in persons and related cases. Currently, the PNP has approved CTIP courses. NBI is in the process of developing CTIP courses which the NBI Academy will offer as an accredited course. Both law enforcement agencies have passed their own versions of standard operating procedures on trafficking in persons investigations.

Working under the supervision of the ASEAN-Australia Counter Trafficking (ASEAN-ACT or “the Program”) Country Manager – Philippines and ASEAN-ACT team, the Consultant will finalize and implement rollout of an integrated and comprehensive counter trafficking in persons (TIP) curriculum and modules in the NBI based on existing materials and reference documents in consultation with their Anti-Human Trafficking Division and Academy. Additionally, the Consultant will lead the review of PNP basic and specialist CTIP courses and support the PNP Anti-Trafficking Unit (ATU) develop other required capacity development materials.

Target users
Anti-Trafficking Units of Philippines law enforcement.

Areas of Responsibility
The Consultant will work closely with the Country Manager – Philippines, PNP, NBI and the ASEAN-ACT team. The Consultant will be responsible for undertaking preparatory meetings, including consultations as required, which may include but are not limited to:
> Consultations with PNP and NBI to develop and/or finalise training materials, determine writeshop details, mechanics and flow.
> Consultations with the PNP and NBI on the development of the training materials - both the participants’ and trainers’ manuals.
> Consultations with ASEAN-ACT team members.
> Development of methodology, design, and facilitation of write shops/workshops to be held on agreed dates including but not limited to:
o Observe timing of the processes
o Preparation of PowerPoint presentations for the writeshop, meetings and rollout trainings
o Documentation, collection, and collation of outputs
o Analysis of outputs.

The Consultant shall deliver to the Program the final form of the outlined Expected Outputs (see below). In developing the final outputs, the Consultant shall:
> Review the draft curriculum and manuals and other existing handbooks to address the capacity development needs of Philippine law enforcement;
> Incorporate evidential issues on online sexual exploitation of children and on money laundering dimensions relating to TIP in the manuals;
> Incorporate basic to intermediate level concepts on cybercrime investigations and prosecution in the manuals;
> Incorporate appropriate adult learning principles in the training program;
> Incorporate ASEAN context and the ASEAN Convention on Trafficking in Persons, Especially of Women and Children (ACTIP) in the manuals;
> Incorporate identified emerging TIP issues;
> Incorporate “learning by doing” activities in the training program;
> Incorporate victim-centric and human rights-based approaches in trafficking investigations and prosecution; including gender sensitive, social inclusion and victim rights principles, as well as principles on trauma-informed care and child-sensitive handling of minors in TIP cases;
> Preferably, provide required and new knowledge to counterparts to encourage acceptance of necessary changes and processes advised by the ASEAN-ACT team;
> Work in collaboration with counterparts to enhance their capacity to develop curriculum;
> Ensure Philippine references and terms are appropriate for the specific relevant contexts; and
> Incorporate other areas which may later be identified.

Expected Outputs
The following should be conducted within the timeline:
> Consultations and meetings with Philippine law enforcement ATU and ASEAN-ACT, as required.
> Conduct writeshops on the development and/or finalization of the training program on TIP.
> Coordination with other consultants in ASEAN-ACT Philippines program.
> Validation workshops prior to final submission.
> Electronic and ready-to-print/publication-ready copies of the following:
> NBI basic and advanced trafficking in persons training course curriculum;
> NBI training manual for trainers with associated PowerPoint presentations per session;
> NBI training manual for participants;
> Reviewed and updated basic and specialist CTIP training courses in PNP, as applicable.

> Demonstrated expertise in curriculum development;
> Ability to work with senior government officials, especially those in the justice agencies;
> Demonstrated knowledge in developing, conducting and facilitating training programs;
> Demonstrated competence in conducting and facilitating consultations, workshops and trainings;
> Extensive background in criminology and TIP in Philippines context;
> Ability to write high quality written materials including formal reporting.

> Experience in CTIP law enforcement as frontliner and/or supervisor;
> Well-established network in the Philippine justice sector;
> Background knowledge of Philippine criminal justice system;
> Extensive experience in working with international development partners;
> Extensive experience working with law enforcement across ASEAN;
> Knowledge of regional instruments in relation to TIP; and
> Skills in the editing and formatting of document to a high standard, especially official or legal documents.

How to Apply

We welcome your interest in joining the team. Please click on this link to access the role: and apply with the following listed below or click the “Apply” button to submit your application.

a. Cover letter (1-page max.) Applicants should clearly indicate evidence of relevant practical experience in development of training materials in relation to this assignment;
b. Curriculum vitae (individual); and
c. The words ‘CTIP LE Training Consultant- Philippines” in the email subject.
d. Full TOR:

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Deadline for Applications
5PM Manila time, 16 May 2021

ASEAN-ACT is committed to achieving workplace diversity in terms of gender, nationality, and culture. Individual from minority groups, indigenous groups, People with a disability, women and ASEAN nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

Due to the expected volume of applications, only candidates under positive consideration will be notified.

Other Information
Amendments to the position’s Terms of Reference may be made during the period of the engagement as required.

About the Organization

About the Organisation
Cardno is a global consulting organisation that manages projects for major donors, delivering aid work in various disciplines such as education, health, governance, resource and environment management and infrastructure. Our work expands across Europe, Latin and North America, Asia, the Pacific and Africa. With over 6,000 staff worldwide, our vision is to be a world leader in the provision of profes0sional services to improve the physical and social environment.

Cardno is committed to Safety and the Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH), Child Protection and bribery prevention. We want to engage with the right people to deliver our client programs. As part of our approach you will be subjected to formal background screening, criminal record checks, employment verification, and periodic compliance checks. All Cardno staff receive safety, compliance and safeguards training and are responsible for contributing to a safer working culture.

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