International Organization for Migration Human Counter Trafficking Consultant Job in Kenya

IOM had engaged in support to capacity building of border and immigration management and counter-trafficking for the last few years. 
Building upon previous experiences and observations, IOM plans to provide continued support to border and immigration management of Somalia, including coast guards to ensure long-term impacts of capacity building of individual institutions to implement and support the identification and referral system for Victims of Trafficking (VOTs) in Somalia, and the expansion of direct assistance to VOTs.

The current Japanese Government project will be executed by IOM simultaneously in the three regions of Somalia. 

The project covers:
  • South Central of Somalia;
  • The Puntland; and
  • Somaliland.
It has a life cycle of one year beginning from March, 15th 2012. IOM is the main implementing agency in coordination with the respective government authorities and other involved entities.
The main objective of the project is contributing to enhance border and immigration management for safe and orderly travel within and through Somalia, including the sea territory, with increased response (prevention and protection) to human trafficking. The project has two major components: Capacity Building in Migration Management (CBMM) and Counter Trafficking.
However this assessment focuses only on Human Trafficking component of the project, with the aim to examine human trafficking within its local context. The assessment should also consider the measures already in place to combat trafficking with respect to the conviction of traffickers, identification, protection, and assistance of victims, prevention mechanism and the effectiveness of the actors involved.

IOM seeks to strengthen the capacity of the Somali authorities to safeguard national and regional security and to protect the rights of all persons involved in migration including victims of trafficking. 

This assessment will improve the knowledge on the current response system, referral mechanisms and analyze the human trafficking process, and recommend actions to enhance that system, including relevant training to different stakeholders.

III. Scope of work

The scope of the counter trafficking assessment is to describe and analyze the current status and recommend improvements with an implementation plan and strategy. In particular, the assessment will:

  • Determine the nature and extent of human trafficking in the three region of Somalia.
  • The knowledge on the current trafficking patterns, including the recruitment process, means of trafficking, routes, types of exploitation, profile of traffickers and victims 3. Examine the factors that contribute and maintain human trafficking in the three regions.
  • Map out the organizations and networks currently working in counter-trafficking in the three regions
  • Roles and responsibilities of the entities involved in human trafficking and various forms of trafficking manifesting themselves in the country.
  • Regulatory framework (legislation and procedures), outline the current policy to combat human trafficking.
  • Process related to identification and referral mechanism and direct assistance to VOTs. Comparing the current practices with international standards.
  • The services and capacity building needs for the entities involved in Human trafficking. Reflect best practices and current gaps in the practical capacity of the main actors in trafficking in Somalia.
  • Examine the current response system and good practices in Somalia (identification, protection, referral and assistance) and develop the recommendation for improvement.
  • Outline the Standard Operation Procedure for identification, registration and referral system and the direct assistance to VOTs.
  • Most effective information, education and communication desseminations systems appropriate in the region.
III. Objectives

The purpose of the assessment is to provide Somali authorities and other concerned stakeholders with a comprehensive review of the level and broader scope of human trafficking and the characteristics and profiles of potential victims and human traffickers.

The assessment aims to undertake:

1) A comprehensive review of identification and referral practices in place,

2) Recommendations for the improvement of the current legislative and policy guidelines on human trafficking in the regions 

3) An implementation strategy and plan for the recommendations.

IV. Assessment Methodology

Review of relevant document provided by involved partners.

The assessment will consist of physical verification, observation and interview with the key officials and other involved partners in the ground. Individual and group meeting/ consultations with key stakeholders.

The assessment will use a standard form. The information and data collected during the assessment will be compiled in a comprehensive report.

Use of snow-ball referrals to interview real victims and traffickers where possible

Briefing and debriefing meeting for the IOM

Collection and analysis of data needed to meet the above objectives

Preparation of a report describing the current internal and transnational trafficking pattern, recommending needed improvements

Completion of the deliverable outlined below

V. Final product/deliverable

An assessment report outlining the current trends, identification and referral practices in place, listing recommendations for improvement and alignment with international standards.

Development of a Mid-term strategy for Human trafficking that synergies with the strategy for Capacity Building in Migration Management – Outline the standard Operation Procedure for identification, registration, protection and referral mechanism

VI: Clear situation analysis, strategy, and time frame

The proposal needs to describe and identify current trafficking patterns and the problems affecting the stability of Somalia and the region.

The proposal demonstrates a clear strategy to address the problems identified in a manner that ensures the sustainability.

The proposal also needs to clearly identify what components of the assessment will determine the priorities for interventions. In addition a workplan showing a proposed timeframe

VII: Qualifications

The consultant must have a minimum of 10 years experience conducting similar assessment and capacity-building of government authorities in the promotion of policies related to governance, security, law-enforcement, and development strategies with particular experience in migration management.

The consultant should have a graduate degree in international affairs, international development, peace-building or conflict resolution, international development, international economics, or a related field such as law.

Familiarity with the current political developments in Somalia and experience in handling previous consultancy of similar nature in Somalia is highly recommended.

Somalia nationals are highly encouraged to apply.

VIII: Other information

On the basis of the received proposal, contract agreement will be signed between IOM and the identified partner, defining the final budget and the modalities for implementation, reporting, monitoring and evaluation.

Contract agreements, relevant procedures and project activities will be administrated, implemented and managed according to the applicable rules and regulations for procurement of goods and services.
How to apply:

Submit applications to: 

International Organization for Migration (IOM), 
Human Resources Department, 
PO Box 55040-00200 Nairobi 
or send by email to

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