Anti-Trafficking Strategy Consultant for Europe
This consultancy has the flexibility to be based in Germany, Greece or Italy.
International Rescue Committee’s Anti-Trafficking in Human Beings programming (THB) provides timely, high-quality, comprehensive services to survivors of human trafficking, builds the capacity of service providers, and enhances local collaboration on behalf of survivors. The IRC’s goal is to help survivors build lives for themselves free from abuse and exploitation. Currently, the IRC’s Resettlement, Asylum and Integration (RAI) department operates THB programs in seven U.S. cities as well as in Serbia. With recent surges in vulnerable migrants arriving to Europe, and with it the risk of increased trafficking, IRC wants to continue to play a distinctive and impactful role in providing solutions in this space, consistent with our vision of being the operational and thought leader of the humanitarian sector and ensuring the best outcomes for vulnerable and displaced populations.
IRC is seeking an Anti-Trafficking Strategy Consultant for Europe to support the shaping and development for IRC’s THB strategy and programming in Europe with a particular focus on Germany, Italy, and Greece. Working closely IRC’s relevant Technical Units and Senior Management teams, the consultant will add strategic knowledge and insight on the THB sector in these countries to IRC’s existing body of knowledge on the THB programs and policy in the US and Serbia. Key lines of inquiry will include critical THB stakeholders, key funding streams, strategic partnership opportunities, service gaps, political considerations and trends. The inquiry must be inclusive of the context of migration including consideration of origin, transit and destination countries.
The Anti-Trafficking Strategy Consultant for Europe will deliver a written report and presentation with relevant data that includes:
1.A landscape and gap analysis of THB prevention and response in Europe, with a focus on Greece, Italy and Germany, that includes descriptive and analytical overview of existing partners working on THB and service provision to survivors; level of and approach to public awareness, training and technical assistance needs and gaps, and opportunities for victim advocacy and education. Insight should be based on interviews with and knowledge of external stakeholders in each context and review of relevant reports and data, as well as desk review of internal IRC materials. Survivors should be considered among key stakeholders.
2.An overview of where THB efforts intersect and/or conflict with other protection efforts in the region in an aim to explore where programming could create collective impact across varied groups of people seeking protection, including asylum seekers and unaccompanied children.
3.A breakdown and analysis of existing and emerging sources of public and private, funding for THB prevention and response including key intersections with funding in other sectors (i.e., health, human rights, legal assistance, child protection, women’s protection and empowerment).
4.Evaluation of current and emerging trends political and/or legal protection policy, programming and funding models or, stakeholders, that may be relevant to THB efforts in Greece, Germany and Italy, including the consideration of the current COVID-19 Pandemic.
5.Recommendations for IRC’s THB approach in Europe, including:
- Strategic partnerships and alliances to forge in order to expand business development and program opportunities.
- Opportunities for enhanced or new programming that is prioritized based on high level estimated resources required (effort, time, funding), and potential impact (high, medium, low) to the IRC mission and clients, availability of funding and fit with potential for IRC to add value.
- How proposed activities and actions may meet Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 8.7).
- Strategic, operational, financial, and people elements needed for success.