The OSCE Presence in Albania (the Presence) supports the Albanian authorities to address the prevention of trafficking in human beings (THB), exploitation and risky migration through a comprehensive approach and multi-agency approach. Over the past years, the Presence has undertaken efforts to enhance policies and legislation that address the prevention of human trafficking, in particular protect children from economic exploitation, trafficking and risky migration. One national Action Plan and one Council of Ministers Decision for the protection of the children from the economic exploitation, adopted by the Government in 2019, are among the recent policy-related documents supported by the Presence. Furthermore, the OSCE has adopted several Ministerial Council Decisions that recommend raising the profile of THB prevention amongst the general public, in civil society, and in the government and private sectors. The OSCE Action Plan to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings also addressed this important issue, tasks the relevant OSCE executive structures, to “help mobilize and strengthen the private sector’s efforts to combat trafficking in human beings by raising awareness and by identifying and disseminating best practices, such as self-regulation, policy guidelines and codes of conduct”, pointing to the role of the business community in the prevention of human trafficking and labour exploitation.
In the framework of the Presence Unified Budget efforts to tackle human trafficking and exploitation, within the framework of promoting good governance policies at local level, the Presence will analyze the impact of the extractive industries at local level from the perspectives of local government, anti-corruption and social protection of the vulnerable communities. In this context, the Presence will hire a national expert to draft a report on the association of state revenues from the extractive industries and social policy for the protection of vulnerable communities, with a specific focus on recommendations for policy and action for the prevention of labour exploitation, risky migration and trafficking. The report will contribute to a broader analysis the impact of the extractive industries at local level, while elaborating on existing and recommended tools to enhance the protection of vulnerable communities, especially women and children.
Tasks and responsibilities:
In close consultation with the OSCE Presence National Anti-Trafficking Officer, the national consultant will be responsible for drafting a report in English language, of around 15 pages which analyses the following non-exhaustive list of issues:
• Overview of the Albanian legislation on local government responsibilities for the delivery of social programs and the protection of vulnerable communities form trafficking, exploitation and risky migration • Overview of the Albanian legislation on the association between state revenue from extractive industries and social policy; • Overview of the Albanian legislation on the corporate social responsibility, with a focus on the extractive industries; • Recommendations for central and local level institutions to enhance the use of state revenue from extractive industries for the protection of vulnerable communities with a specific focus on recommendations for policy and action for the prevention of labour exploitation, risky migration and trafficking; • Recommendations for the private sector to enhance corporate social responsibility mechanisms for the protection of vulnerable communities in the extractive industries areas.
Deliverables and schedule:
Draft report 10 December 2019
Final report 20 December 2019
• Advanced University degree in Law, preferably specialised in public administration; • At least 5 years’ experience in analysing and/or developing policies and legislation in at least one of the areas of tax system, public policies in the social sector, local governance; • Excellent analytical and writing skills; • Excellent communication and presentation skills in Albanian and English
The payment for this consultancy will be in accordance with the OSCE established rates and upon submission and approval of the deliverables.
How to apply
All applications are due by 13 November 2019. If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under link https://jobs.osce.org/. The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer a contract with modified Terms of Reference or for a different duration. The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the organization. Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.