Terms of Reference
Open to External Candidates
Position Title : Consultant
Duty Station : IOM, Vientiane
Classification : Ungraded
Type of Appointment : Short-term consultancy
Estimated Start Date : 23 November 2018
Closing Date : 13 November 2018
Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.
Under the overall supervision of the Head of Office (HoO) and the direct supervision of the Project Officer in IOM Vientiane, the consultant will support the Combatting Human Trafficking through Reinforcing Judicial Capacity (CHARJ) Project to design and develop a Training Manual on Interview Skill for law enforcement officers. CHARJ project aims to assist the Government of Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) to bolster law enforcement efforts to more aggressively deter, investigate, and prosecute trafficking and build enhanced technical skills for criminal justice officials and civil society actors on prosecution, protection, and prevention to combat transnational crime to meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking.
In Lao PDR, the core technique for better investigation and collection of evidence is witness interviews. Prosecutors have the authority to interview victims and witnesses during the investigation and pre-trial stages. However, persuading victims to cooperate and provide the details needed to identify the case as Trafficking in Persons (TIP), or to enable prosecution, requires skills and the application of appropriate interview techniques.
The training manual will be developed in order to guide master trainers of the Office of Supreme People’s Prosecutor to deliver the interview skill training effectively to prosecutors and frontline officers across Lao PDR. The training manual will include techniques of interviewing trafficked victims, and existing good practices for Lao law enforcement practitioners, particularly the PEACE model (Planning and Preparation, Engage and Explain, Account, Closure, and Evaluation) and Achieving Best Evidence (ABE) guidelines. It will also cover key differences between interviews of suspected victims of trafficking in persons who are potential witnesses in court cases and those in other forms of crime, the importance of interview plan, and a number of practical steps that will assist law enforcement officer to plan an interview of a victim-witness of TIP.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
Required Qualifications and Experience
The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit application package via e-mail: LaoHR@iom.int by 13 November 2018 at the latest with mention the reference code LASVN2018-16 in the subject line. Please submit below documents with your application:
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.