During May 2019, DSPS/SOCS will hire a local expert to carry out a research for the period of 2015 - 2018 and assist in drafting a thematic report on the effectiveness of institutional measures on identification of Presumed Victims of Trafficking (PVoT) and VoT.
The thematic report will cover the following topics:
- Official statistical data of identified VoT in Kosovo segregated by: gender, age, area of origin, ethnicity, and type of exploitation
- What new trends, push factors, or modalities of THB are emergent in Kosovo
- What are the international and Kosovo legal and policy framework for identification and referral of PVoT and VoT
- Identify factors that contribute in increasing trend of identified domestic VoT compared to decreasing number of identified foreigner VoT
- Identify the contribution of the penalty policy against traffickers on the increasing and decreasing trends in identification of the VoT
- What are the weaknesses and gaps in identification of PVoT and VoT and current referral mechanisms
What do stakeholders prioritize in terms of building, expanding or strengthening existing identification mechanisms for PVoT and VoT in particular child victims;The proper and early identification of PVoT and VoT has a pivotal role and it is the main precondition for protection of rights of the victims of trafficking and to conduct effective investigation and prosecution of perpetrators.
The competent institutions in Kosovo developed a set of measures: Strategy and Action Plan against THB 2015-2019, Legal framework, secondary legislation (list of indicators for identification of VoT and Standard Operating Procedures for Trafficked Persons (SOPs) with an aim to improve professional capacities of competent institutions for identification and protection of PVoT and VoT. According to statistical data presented in the Annual THB Reports in recent years, there has been a decreasing trend in the number of identified VoT.
Upon successful completion of the research, a thematic report will be prepared.
The report will be translated into Albanian and Serbian languages by the Mission’s translation service.
This report will be shared with the MoIA/Anti-Trafficking Co-ordinator Office, MoIA/Secretariat for Strategies and KP/Directorate for Investigation of THB cases.
The aim of the research is to identify the current situation in tackling THB, in particular the effectiveness of the institutional measures in the field of identification of PVoT and VoT.
As a result of the research, a thematic report will be produced. The report will be shared with Kosovo Anti-trafficking Co-ordinator and Kosovo Police (KP), aiming to serve as a tool for designing effective policies in improving institutional mechanisms for identification of PVoT and VoT. Also, the findings of the report will serve the Mission to outline the needs of the beneficiaries for further planning of relevant supporting activities in this area.
Duration of consultancy is fifteen days from 15 May until 01 September 2019
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Activity Manager and with close co-operation with the Mission implementation team, the local expert shall:
- Develop a research plan, applicable methodology, tools and techniques for research
- Perform desk research of existing international and domestic legal provisions, strategies and action plans, standard operative procedures (SOPs), reports published and other instructions related with identification on PVoT and VoT
- Develop appropriate research methodology for collecting valid qualitative and quantitative data from the competent institutions
- Collect official statistical data related to numbers of identified PVoT and VoT for the period 2015 to 2018, segregated by: gender, age, type of exploitation, ethnicity and country of origin
- Use statistical data provided by NGOs in Kosovo and other international organizations reports for comparative analysis of data registered in official and non-official database
- For qualitative and comparative analysis aimed to identify Kosovo origin VoT identified abroad, the EUROPOL and UNODC statistical data will be analysed and used
- Analysis of investigated cases of THB with the aim to identify modus operandi of traffickers, reporting of THB cases and PVoT and VoT, as well as the referral of victims
- Analysis of the charges raised and sentences for offenders issued
- Design qualitative questionnaire and conduct Interviews with professionals from KP Department for investigation of cases of THB and KP regional offices, Public Prosecutor’s Office for victim’s advocacy and assistance, Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, civil society organizations, shelters and other relevant entities dealing with THB, in particular with identification of VoT. This is aimed at identifying local responses, identify shortcomings, weaknesses and challenges related to the issue of identification on PVoT and VoT and identify proper solutions for overcoming them with the objective of increasing effectiveness in the process of identification of PVoT and VoT. For this purpose, the interviews, and the semi-structured qualitative questionnaire will be prepared by the implementation team.
- As a result of findings from the research, identify the weaknesses, prepare conclusions and propose proper recommendations for overcoming the identified weaknesses.
- Prepare the draft report in English, in line with Mission’s relevant SOPs.
- By 30 May 2019, develop the research plan, applicable methodology, tools and techniques for research, prepare the samples of both quantitative and qualitative semi structured research questionnaires
- By 15 July 2019, finalize data collection and start with qualitative and quantitative analysis of the collected data
- By 01 August 2019, draft the report
- By 01 September 2019, finalize the report
- The research plan, quantitative and qualitative semi structured research questionnaires for collecting data are prepared on time, according to the standards agreed with the Activity Manager and implementation team and the quantitative and qualitative data has been collected from the selected institutions/organizations
- The first draft of the report with findings from the research is submitted on time to the Activity Manager for comments
- The final report with conclusions and recommendations is delivered for approval to the Activity Manager at the agreed time
- Advanced university degree in Law, Police Academy, International relations, Social sciences or other related fields is required
- At least five (5) years of relevant professional experience in the field of THB is required
- Strategic thinking and strong analytical skills including initiative, resourcefulness, and maturity of judgment
- Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English is desirable
- Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, gender, young and communities
Desired additional Qualifications:
- A broad range of practical experience in the field of THB, especially in conducting research in the field of THB is desirable
Remuneration will depend on the qualifications and experience of individual experts as well as the detailed work plan to be agreed upon and will be based on the current OSCE consultancy rates.
How To Apply
In order to apply for this position you must complete the OSCE's online application form, found under https://jobs.osce.org/.Applicants are encouraged to use the online recruitment and only fully completed OSCE applications will be accepted. However, if you have technical difficulties with the system you may use the offline application form found under https://jobs.osce.org/resources/document/offline-application-form and forward the completed form quoting the vacancy number by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. In line with your qualifications please indicate preference to one or more field of expertise listed above (while using the online application the field of expertise preference can be indicated in the cover letter part). Kindly note that applications received after the deadline, submitted in different formats than the OSCE Application Form or in other languages than the English language would not be considered. The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and socialbackgrounds to apply.