Consultant – “Revision and Development of National Plan of Action (NPA) for Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizen”

Winrock International- Hamro Samman Project

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TERMS OF REFERENCE (ToR)

Consultant – “Revision and Development of National Plan of Action (NPA) for Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizen”

BACKGROUND:

Trafficking in Persons (TIP) is a global problem that is multidimensional and multisectoral and thus is a complex issue that requires multi-disciplinary solutions with many stakeholders. The 2018 “Walk Free Foundations Global Slavery Index” revealed that two-third out of 40.3 million people around the world who have been living under the modern slavery are in Asia and the Pacific. Out of them 70 percent are women and girls. According to that data 6 percent of total population of Nepal are compelled to live under modern slavery (Walk Free Foundations Global Slavery Index can be accessed here). The Hamro Samman project brings together various stakeholders and implementing partners to reduce the prevalence of trafficking-in-persons in Nepal. It is a five-year program generously supported by the American people through the United States Agency for International  Development  (USAID)  and  the British people through UK Aid and implemented by Winrock International. It seeks to build the capacity of and facilitate coordination among the Government of Nepal (GON), civil society, and private sector to combat human trafficking in Nepal.

OVERVIEW:

In 2011, the Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizen endorsed the National Plan of Action against Trafficking of Children and Women2011-2021(NPA).The objectives of the NPA included creation of effective structure, capacity development of officials, enhancement/promotion of system for protection of survivors and ensuring victim friendly prosecution, and improved coordination,  cooperation and collaboration among stakeholders. However, the NPA will come to completion in 2021. The promulgation of the Constitution of Nepal on September 20, 2015 and restructuring of the State underscores the importance of revisions of the NPA to effectively address the issues of TIP, shifting from centralized governance model and institutional arrangements towards a  participatory local governance and institutional arrangements in the context of federalism has been realized.

Thus, Hamro Samman seeks a consultant to review and develop National Plan of Action (NPA) Against Trafficking in Person for Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizen (MoWCSC) in line with the commitments made by Nepal in the conventions on human rights, including CEDAW, and UN  Protocol to Prevent, Suppress, and Punish Trafficking in Person especially Women and children.

TASK AND OUTPUT:

The consultant will be required to coordinate with MoWCSC, Technical Working Group (TWG) and Hamro Samman to conduct workshop and one-on-one meetings as required with key government and non- government stakeholders including survivors of human trafficking and labor exploitation to understand the need and expectation, comprehend the contexts and needs for the NPA, and gather information and feedback/inputs for preparation of the NPA.

To achieve the objective, the consultant is expected to undertake the following tasks:

Task 1: Establish a clear vision for MoWCSC going forward with well-defined objectives and explicitly outline integrated strategies for each department to accomplish its goals to combat human trafficking and transportation.

  • Prepare a document clearly defining the vision and objectives for MoWCSC to accomplish its goal to combat TIP.
  • Identify and detail the integrated strategies to achieve the vision and objectives in consultation with MoWCSC, TWG, Hamro Samman and other relevant government and non-governmental stakeholders.

Task 2: Identify existing technical and other resources within MoWCSC and with different partners for implementation of the NPA to counter trafficking in persons.

  • Identify and list down the available resources and support required from within and outside MOWCSC including private sector engagement as responsible enterprise to address trafficking in supply chain and as contributors for prevention and rehabilitation.
  • Prepare coordination plan with categorizing in three sectors of coordination: “Inter-Ministerial Coordination”, “International Coordination” and “Coordination with Development Partners/Civil Society, Private Sectors and trade unions”.

Tasks 3: Identify laws, policies and procedures needed to be developed or revised to more effectively prevent, protect, and prosecute human trafficking, including those to facilitate increased sharing of information, improved cross border collaborations, expand international cooperations, and enhance partnerships within the country.

  • Literature review of relevant international and national laws, policies and procedures and their effectiveness in preventing, protecting prosecuting human trafficking and to increase international cooperation and partnerships.
  • Identify the strategic areas for coordination, cooperation and collaboration for policy development or amendments to existing policies to enhance multilateral and bilateral cooperation in common issues in line with the international and regional commitments against human trafficking to promote coordination, cooperation and collaboration among the state agencies within countries and with other nations.

Task 4: Identify the lessons from implementation of NPA 2011-2021

  • Review MTE of NPA and its recommendations to understand the implementation status of planned actions and achievement of targeted outcomes by the NPA

Task 5: Identify linkage between three levels of government and non-governmental organizations in combatting TIP

  • Reflect the current position of three-tier government authorities and mandate on defining interventions and responsibility in combating TIP and strategies for the coordination between three level of governments.
  • Identify potential coordination, collaboration and linkages within the three different levels of governments as well as between non-governmental organization and government at federal, provincial and local level of government.
  • Task 6: Ensure incorporation of the 4Ps model (Prevention, Protection, Prosecution andPartnership) to effectively counter TIP.
  • Incorporate the issues of labor trafficking and forced labor ensuring 4Ps model to effectively counter TIP in evolving context.
  • Prepare methods of data/information collection with relevant stakeholders.

Tasks 7: Consultation workshops and meetings with stakeholders to collect information, inputs and feedback for the new NPA.

  • Facilitate workshops, in persons meetings at Federal and Provincial level with different government and non-governmental stakeholders on draft NPA to collect the feedbacks and finalize the draft report.
  • Coordinate and facilitate TWG meetings and prepare meeting notes

DELIVERABLES AND TIMELINE:

S.NDeliverables
Expected Timeline
Payment
1.An inception report detailing the literature review, the methodology and work plan for completion of the assignment
Within 10 days after signing contract
20%
2.Short write upon a meeting withTechnical Working Group
Within two days of TWG
-
3.First draft NPA against TIP
Second week of January
25%
4.A report of 10-15 pages capturing recommendations from province level consultation workshops
Second week of February
20%
5.Revised final NPA against TIP
Second week of March
35%

The total assignment period of the consultant is 45 work days and to be completed within 4months from the date of signing of the contract agreement with the consultant.

The Consultant will work with the Hamro Samman Law and Governance Manager.  During the assignment, consultant will provide constant briefings on progress of the work to assigned focal person at Hamro Samman and MOWCSC to get feedbacks and adjustment and finalize the NPA Against Trafficking in Person through a consultative process.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Master's degree in International Development, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Public Policy, Political Science, Economics, Development Studies, Sociology, and other related fields.

Technical:

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant professional expertise with technical expertise in countering human trafficking, human rights and law, developing public policies and strategic documents.
  • Previous experience working with government agencies and in facilitation of preparation of national level public policies and strategic documents is amust.
  • Familiarity with international human rights standards, anti-human trafficking frameworks and strategic planning frameworks with strong research and data analysis skills.
  • Strong understanding on the issues related to migration, foreign employment, labor rights, survivor’s rights and survivor centered approaches, countering human trafficking and human smuggling/transportation, etc.
  • Experience in mixed research and participatory policy formulation methodologies with sound knowledge and skills for use of computer applications for data management and visualization.
  • Excellent skills for facilitation of consultation events involving diverse stakeholders and ability to work under tight deadlines.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in both English and Nepali with proven track record of writing high quality reports as well as policy and strategic documents.

TO APPLY:

Interested Nepalese nationals can submit the following documents to HamroSammanJobs@winrock.org with the subject ‘Consultancy for Revision and Development of National Plan of Action (NPA) for Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizen’ in the subject line by November 3, 2020.

  • A resume/CV outlining relevant experience and work references.
  • A letter of interest, stating why you consider yourself suitable for the assignment, lists specific media campaigns for which the applicant has developed measurement methods with one or more samples of previous work.
  • A proposal that includes:
    • Brief concept note outlining tentative work plan for assignment with cost estimate.
    • Financial proposal for the piece of work proposed in the ToR with evidence to support the proposal.
  • PAN and/or VAT registration required. For firms, tax clearance certificate and company registration is mandate.

All employees and consultants must adhere to USAID, UK Aid and Winrock International’s code of ethics, and specifically child safeguarding and trafficking in persons provisions covered in the project agreement.

EEOE/AA.

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Category Development and Project, Expression of Interest
Openings 1
Position Type Contract
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Posted Date 15 Oct, 2020
Apply Before 03 Nov, 2020
City Kathmandu