POSITION TITLE: Host National Capture Consultant LOCATION: Senegal, Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, and/or Niger DEPARTMENT: Human Rights, Education and Empowerment (HREE) REPORTS TO: Technical Lead DURATION: April 1 – August 30 LEVEL OF EFFORT: Up to approximately 15 days, based on country(ies) of focus OPPORTUNITY SUMMARY Winrock International (WI) is seeking one or more capture consultant(s) for a proposal in response to a USAID-funded Regional Counter-Trafficking in Persons activity in the Sahel region. The overarching goal of the program is to strengthen the ability of the Sahel region to reduce human trafficking in persons. The program will build on efforts and current activities on safe migration and counter-trafficking by all stakeholders in the Sahel region, including governments, NGOs, and the private sector, and will work to achieve the following objectives: Strengthen bilateral and multilateral country strategies and actions to promote rights-based migration and counter-trafficking in persons efforts, Reduce vulnerability of at-risk populations to all forms of trafficking in persons, and Expand and improve service providers’ and governments’ ability to identify and assist trafficked persons.
Winrock International (WI) is seeking one or more capture consultant(s) based on country-specific (Senegal, Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, and/or Niger) or Sahel regional expertise for a proposal in response to a USAID-funded Regional Counter-Trafficking in Persons activity in the Sahel region.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide a list of key governmental and nongovernmental stakeholders working on a) preventing human trafficking, b) protecting vulnerable populations c) prosecuting traffickers and d) promoting safe migration in one or more of the following countries: Senegal, Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, and/or Niger. List should include agencies and organizations at the national, regional, and local levels and should define stakeholders’ roles, and responsibilities. Help set up calls/meetings with key government agencies, potential partners, and other stakeholders. Represent Winrock on those meetings/calls as needed. Send follow-up thank you emails after meetings. Provide translation support as needed. Provide input on current human trafficking efforts in Senegal, Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, and/or Niger as well as key learnings from previous donor-funded initiatives. Provide input on possible partnerships and make introductions on behalf of Winrock. Provide inputs and recommendations on geographic focus. Follow up with stakeholders to secure letters of commitment/support; support partnering process as needed. Participate in the proposal team’s technical design sessions as needed. Collect key policy documents and other resources requested (preferably in English). Provide costing and operational information as requested. Provide recommendations to improve the project’s strategy, particularly focusing on feasibility, realism of the local context write-up, adherence to country-specific strategies and priorities, innovations and potential for impact. Support additional follow up tasks as assigned.
List of key governmental, nongovernmental stakeholders working on human trafficking and safe migration in Senegal, Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, and/or Niger national, regional, and local levels, with stakeholders’ roles, and responsibilities clearly defined. Calls and meetings scheduled. Thank you emails sent. Written notes from meeting, responses to proposal team questions, and other technical inputs (sent on a weekly basis or more frequently) based on discussions with country-specific stakeholders. Writeup on recommendations to improve the project’s strategy; written comments on the proposal’s technical draft as requested. Writeup on recommendations on possible partnerships and geographic focus for a winning proposal. Copies of policies and data requested. Letters of support collected from partners as instructed by Winrock staff. Completed spreadsheet with cost estimates for procurement of items in Senegal, Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, and/or Niger
Successful candidates will have understanding of the counter-trafficking issues/ human rights and relationships with key stakeholders in their assigned countries working in counter trafficking. She/He/They will be a self-starter, well organized, a strong communicator in French and English. EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree required, in international development, management, social science, human rights, education, economic development, law, public policy or other related field of study. Certification, training, or experience in safe migration, gender issues, organizational development, or policy analysis would be an asset.
WORK EXPERIENCE: Expert knowledge and understanding of issues related to human trafficking in Senegal, Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, and/or Niger. Experience working with stakeholders that target vulnerable populations including migrant workers and providing direct assistance to survivors of trafficking highly preferred. Demonstrated knowledge in social inclusion and gender issues. Experience in developing partnerships with the private sector in the context of international development preferred.
SKILLS: Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, creative problem solving, conflict, and ethical management skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and French Demonstrated drafting and report writing skills. Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (Microsoft). Winrock is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people and value diversity and inclusiveness. Winrock recruits, employs, trains, promotes and compensates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law.
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