**Note: Offer published May 27th 2020.**
Job available in these locations:
Requisition ID: req9135
Job Title: Anti-Trafficking Strategy Consultant for Europe
Sector: Social Work
Employment Category: Consultant
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
This consultancy has the flexibility to be based in Europe.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- Master’s degree required.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
- Minimum 7-10 years of progressive and related experience within the Anti-Trafficking sector, including deep knowledge of best practice standards, laws, survivor rights, and key collaborations.
- Established relationships in the Anti-Trafficking sector, specifically in Greece, Italy and Germany.
- Experience in the humanitarian protection in an NGO or UN agency.
- Previous experience in consulting and/or project management
- Expert communication skills (written and verbal) with a demonstrated ability to synthesize complex materials and technical topics into key learnings and insights for non-experts, in a cross-cultural environment.
- Practical experience in providing thought leadership, analytical thinking, and translating ideas into long and short term organizational strategy.
- Pro-active self-starter that is able to develop and complete work plans independently in a complex, dynamic environment.
- Greek, Italian and/or German language skills are a significant asset.
Application and Bidding Procedure
Interested applicants should develop and submit a proposal in English to respond to the above-mentioned tasks. The proposal should include:
- Applicant’s CV
- Relevant professional background including past performance conducting similar assignments
- Motivation for applying
- A description of the methodological approach that will be applied to complete the above-mentioned tasks
- A detailed budget proposal aligned with the activities described in the methodological approach
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