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  • Organization: IOM - International Organization for Migration
  • Location: Dakar
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
  • Closing Date: 2016-11-18

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Expert in Smuggling of Migrants and Gender, Fluent in French and English

Dakar (Senegal)

Background Information

The following is a call to carry out technical assistance (TA) for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in the framework of the ACP-EU Migration Action (hereinafter the “Action”). Background on the Action and its organisational set-up can be found in the Action’s website www.acpeumigrationaction.org.int

A request for technical assistance (TA) intervention from the Ministry of Justice, and more specifically the Cellule Nationale de Lutte contre la Traite des Personnes (C.N.L.T.P) has been received on 11/05/2016 and further approved by the EC and the ACP Secretariat on the 16/09/2016 (see below description). In relation to this, a baseline assessment has recently been written and submitted, in light of which the IOM is now looking for a consultant to carry out technical assistance.

Context of TA intervention (in French only):

‘La traite des personnes constitue une violation grave des droits de l’homme et l’une des pires atteintes à la dignité humaine. Elle constitue un défi pour l’ensemble des Etats, en particulier ceux de l’Afrique de l’Ouest. Elle est un obstacle au développement, à l’Etat de droit et constitue une menace sérieuse à la sécurité humaine du fait qu’elle affecte directement la vie des victimes. C’est pourquoi le Gouvernement du Sénégal s’est résolument engagé dans la lutte contre la traite des personnes. Pour se faire, il a ratifié la plupart des instruments relatifs à la protection des femmes et des enfants et au respect des droits humains et plus particulièrement, la convention des Nations Unies contre la criminalité transnationale organisée visant à prévenir, réprimer et punir la traite des personnes en particulier des femmes et des enfants, ainsi que son protocole additionnel. En application de ces textes, la loi 2005/06 sur la traite des personnes et pratiques assimilées a été adoptée et vient ainsi compléter les autres dispositions contenues dans notre dispositif législatif.

Le Sénégal s’est, en outre, doté d’un plan d’action national contre la traite sous toutes ses formes et a intensifié ses efforts en matière de lutte contre la traite en créant une structure multisectorielle ayant mandat de coordonner l’exécution du plan d’action national et d’autres opérations de lutte contre la traite : la Cellule Nationale de Lutte contre la Traite des Personnes, en particulier les Femmes et les Enfants (C.N.L.T.P).

Malgré tous ces efforts, il n’existe pas assez de données sur la traite des femmes et des enfants par les servitudes domestiques. En outre, le peu de données sur le sujet sont dispersées dans différents ministères et organismes, notamment les corps policiers, les services frontaliers, les centres d’accueil, et les ONG, d’où la nécessité d’avoir une analyse plus fiable sur les filières, les réseaux de trafiquants, les cibles etc.

Par ailleurs, les conclusions du Dialogue ACP-UE sur la traite des personnes et le trafic des migrants rappel entre autre sur son point 2 qu’une mise en œuvre effective de la législation nationale sur ces deux phénomènes impliquent également de s’attaquer effectivement aux différentes formes d’exploitation. En outre, il est recommandé au point 5 desdites conclusions, l’amélioration de la collecte des données à la fois sur la traite des personne et le trafic des migrants car étant des prérequis pour définir des politiques efficientes et des actions concrète. Une partie des recommandations du point 6 stipule la promotion d’une approche accès sur les victimes afin de les protéger d’un point de vue droits humain et d’un perspectif genre et mettre en place tous les moyens nécessaires pour les identifier convenablement.’

Description of the Assignment

  1. Objectives

The general objective of this request is to evaluate the phenomenon of trafficking in women and children for domestic servitudes in Senegal, as to gain a better understanding of the issue and of its scale and impact.

The specific objectives are the following:

  • Prepare a study on the phenomenon of trafficking for the purpose of domestic servitudes in Senegal. An element of the study should consist of data gathering through a rapid survey among female domestic workers. Specifically, the study should also integrate some analysis related to the question of possible criminal networks involved in the issue and their possible linkages with migrant smuggling.
  • Formulate recommendations on how to create the necessary conditions for a better protection of the women and children that become victims of trafficking for domestic servitudes. .

2. Requested Services

The TA consultant is envisaged to carry out the following activities in a period of about 45 working days:

  • Upon commencement of the assignment, in consultation with IOM Action’ Staff in Brussels, Belgium, develop a brief methodology for the TA activities and the steps to be taken, including proposed work schedule for the delivery of outputs/deliverables;
  • Closely coordinate and consult with the IOM Action’ Staff in Brussels, Belgium, so as to contact the IOM Regional Coordinator (RC) in the region and the IOM Country Offices in Senegal where the TA intervention is envisaged;
  • Liaise with the Ministry of Justice, and more specifically the Cellule Nationale de Lutte contre la Traite des Personnes (C.N.L.T.P) and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Report writing and presentation of results to the requesting entity in close coordination with the IOM Regional Coordinator (RC) in the region and the IOM Country Office in Senegal;
  • Organize meetings or telephone interviews with the key stakeholders/informants identified in the BA report. When necessary and approved by the IOM Action’s Staff in Brussels in close coordination with the requesting entity, carry out necessary field visits to Senegal ;
  • Upon request and in addition to the list established by the BA report, identify, map and classify NSAs active in Senegal and in the sector of the TA intervention (THB) outlining their potential to serve as beneficiaries of direct support provided under the Action;
  • Provide the TA Intervention - related deliverables (as per below and the agreed methodology) by the deadlines set in the work schedule.

3. Required Deliverables

The TA expert is required to provide IOM with the following deliverables:

  • As per point 2.3.1, brief methodology and work schedule by the 15th of December 2016 (template available in Annex A);
  • Prepare an evaluation study on the phenomenon of human trafficking – more specifically on trafficking of women and children for domestic servitude and 2. Recommendations to enhance the protection of women and children who are victims of trafficking for domestic servitudes , as detailed in the TA Fiche for the intervention (to be shared with the selected TA expert), by the 15th of March 2017 as per work schedule;
  • The Expert will compile a TA Intervention Report and TA Dissemination Report and by no later than the 25th of March 2017 as also reflected on the Contract. The report should include an overall analysis of the implementation of the TA intervention, of the results achieved, difficulties encountered, lessons learnt, etc. The report must be accompanied by photographic documentation of events, meetings, conferences, etc. organized during the implementation of the TA and sample of products (if applicable). A draft of the TA Intervention Report will have to be submitted by the 20th of March 2017 The final TA Intervention Report will have to be submitted by the 25th of March 2017
  • Upon request, present the final results/findings of the TA intervention to the requesting entity.

  • The above deliverables should be submitted to IOM. IOM will consequently instruct the TA expert on when and how to share the above with the requesting entity.

Consultant's Profile

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s, preferably a Master’s or above university degree, in social sciences or another field related to the services;
  • Proven track-record of professional experience on migration and THB/smuggling in migrants and, specifically, with a gender approach
  • At least 7 years of professional experience in a field related to migration governance;
  • Demonstrated experience in carrying out technical assistance interventions incorporating gender-specific migration trends and equality dimensions;
  • Professional experience in ACP countries, preferably working in close cooperation with national authorities/institutions about migration issues and, specifically, on THB/smuggling in migrants issues. Experience working directly with the Senegalese government a distinct advantage;
  • Expertise in the migration sector with experience in the topic of THB/smuggling in migrants at international level;
  • Proven experience in working in international settings;
  • Experience in the production of cartographic material, experience in using Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
  • Experience in drafting regulations and /or formulating related recommendations conducting feasibility studies, compiling research and liaising and communicating with national and/or international counterparts;
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver quality work under tight timeframes;
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills and fluent command of French;

Location and Duration

Start Date

The earliest starting date for the assignment will be the 1st December 2016.

End Date

The assignment should be completed by no later than 15th April 2017.

Location and Foreseen Field Visits

It is foreseen that part of this assignment will be performed in Senegal, while the rest will be conducted from the home-based station of the consultant.

Reporting

All reports and communications under this assignment will be written in French.

Submission timing

Submission dates are specified above.

Format

The draft and final TA Intervention Report should be submitted electronically by email to the Action.

The format of the other foreseen deliverables will be agreed upon with IOM.

In order to have more information on the vacancy and on how to apply, please follow this link to our website: http://acpeumigrationaction.iom.int/open-jobs.

You should complete a registration form (to be downloaded clicking here) prior to contacting us.

To apply for this position, please send you registration form duly completed, together with your most updated CV, to ACPEUACTIONROSTER@iom.int. Please specify in the subject of the email the code for the position you are applying for and do not send later than November 18, 2016. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications not following these instructions will not be considered.

Code: TA027/2016 SENEGALAlso include:

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