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  • INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT TO DEVELOP SADC REGIONAL GUIDELINES FOR MONITORING AND REPORTING ON TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS

    Background

    Research on trafficking in persons in the SADC region acknowledges that the crime is a public security concern in the region, and its impacts “are far-reaching, affecting individuals, communities and the wider region thereby depreciating the socio-economic status of [its] citizens”. The crime of trafficking in persons also impacts negatively on the region’s peace and security agende and, ultimately, SADC’s efforts to achieve regional integration.

    SADC Member States’ commitment to countering the crime was evidenced by the adoption of the 10 Year SADC Strategic Plan of Action on Combating Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children (2009-2019) in 2009. The Strategic Plan of Action identified legislation and policy measures, training for skills strengthening and capacity building, prevention and public awareness, victim support and witness protection, coordination and regional cooperation, research and information sharing, monitoring and evaluation, and resource mobilisation as the eight (8) strategic priorities for action in the drive to combat this heinous crime in the region.

    In 2016, the Strategic Plan of Action was subjected to a mid-term review in order to inform the priorities for the subsequent five years of the Plan. This review was also guided by the SADC Policy for Strategy Development, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, which emphasises that the “evaluation of protocols and other core policies will provide insights mainly on the relevance, effectiveness, impact and sustainability of SADC regional policy in the various sectors of intervention.”

    This recognises the important of monitoring and reporting on the crime of trafficking in persons in the SADC region, which is also identified as key to responding to the crime at the global level. For example, the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organised Crime’s Working Group on Trafficking in Persons, at its meeting in April 2009 in Vienna, Austria, recommended that States parties to the Convention should “contribute national data to a database administered by the Secretariat to measure the response to trafficking in persons”. Such a database should then be used for data collection, research and analysis on trafficking in persons. It is, therefore, in view of this that the SADC Secretariat plans to develop Guidelines for Monitoring and Reporting on Trafficking in Persons. This is also in response to a recommendation for SADC Member States to “establish uniform planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting guidelines and indicators at national and regional levels for monitoring, evaluation and reporting on trafficking in persons.”

    Global objective:

    The assignment seeks to strengthen the SADC region’s response to the crime of trafficking in persons, in particular in monitoring, evaluation and reporting on trafficking in persons.

    It responds to the strategic priority area on Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting as outlined in the overarching policy framework on trafficking in persons in the SADC region – the Revised SADC Strategic Plan of Action on Combating Trafficking in Persons (2016-2019).

    Purpose and specific objectives

    The main purpose of the assignment is to develop the SADC Guidelines for Monitoring and Reporting on Trafficking in Persons, clearly articulating monitoring and reporting responsibilities, sources of evidence, and frequency of reporting on trafficking in persons.

    Specifically, the assignment will seek to develop:

          i. guidelines for monitoring and reporting on trafficking in persons, aligned to relevant global, regional and national frameworks;

        ii. a list of indicators and accompanying questions to guide data collection, analysis and reporting on trafficking in persons; and

       iii. a data collection tool to use for the purposes of data gathering and reporting on trafficking in persons in the SADC region.

    The consultancy will involveDeveloping the draft SADC Guidelines on Monitoring and Reporting on Trafficking in Persons, in consultation with relevant sectors in SADC Secretariat, Member States government departments, and relevant stakeholders in the region. The development process should also learn from other Guidelines developed in the region and beyond;

    • Developing the draft SADC Guidelines on Monitoring and Reporting on Trafficking in Persons, in consultation with relevant sectors in SADC Secretariat, Member States government departments, and relevant stakeholders in the region. The development process should also learn from other Guidelines developed in the region and beyond
    • Facilitating and rapporteuring a regional workshop, convened by SADC Secretariat, to validate the draft SADC Guidelines on Monitoring and Reporting on Trafficking in Persons, and submitting a report of the validation process;
    • Finalising and submitting the draft SADC Guidelines on Monitoring and Reporting on Trafficking in Persons based on the inputs from the regional workshop convened to validate the guidelines.

    Requested services

    This request is for monitoring, evaluation and reporting expert to develop the draft SADC Guidelines on Monitoring and Reporting on Trafficking in Persons as outlined under the Description of the Assignment above.

     Key deliverables

    The key deliverables of this consultancy will be:

    A final detailed inception report outlining the consultant’s understanding of the assignment and the approach to be employed. The inception report will be discussed prior to the commencement of the assignment;

    DRAFT SADC Guidelines on Monitoring and Reporting on Trafficking in Persons, which will be subjected to a validation process in the form of a regional workshop convened by SADC Secretariat. The Consultant will also be responsible for facilitating and rapporteuring this regional validation workshop;

    FINAL SADC Guidelines on Monitoring and Reporting on Trafficking in Persons detailing, among others, the monitoring and reporting responsibilities, sources of evidence, indicators to track, and frequency of reporting on trafficking in persons; and

    Final detailed report of the regional workshop to validate the SADC Guidelines on Monitoring and Reporting on Trafficking in Persons.

    • Procuring entity: SADC Secretariat
    • Contact person: Mr Gift Mike Gwaza
    • Telephone: +267 3951863
    • Fax +267 3181070
    • E-mail: [email protected]

    The deadline for submission of your proposal, to the addressed indicated in Paragraph 4 is: 8th September 2017 at 15:00hrs local time

    More details on the assignment can be accessed on the below link:

    Request_for_Expression_of_Interest MONITORING AND REPORTING ON TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS.doc