Consultant for Implementation of the Transnational Component of the NRS / IOM Moldova
      • Application deadline
        29.01.2017 Active Closed
      • Starting date
        01.02.2017
      • Language required
        Fluency in Ukrainian and Russian. Basic knowledge of English and Romanian is to be considered an asset
      • Expected duration of assignment
        Since February 1, 2017 to January 15, 2018
      Subject

      PROJECT:

      “Strengthening national efforts to protect human rights of (potential) victims of trafficking in persons in Moldova“

      Consultant within the IOM Prevention and Protection Programme for the implementation of the transnational component of the National Referral System (NRS) for assistance and protection of victims and potential victims of trafficking.

      IOM Moldova, and in cooperation with Moldovan and Ukrainian counter-trafficking stakeholders, will commission a consultant (based on a standard IOM contract) based in the Odessa region of Ukraine, to be responsible for identifying and providing assistance to Moldovan VoTs and potential VoTs identified in Ukraine, including UMCs, migrants in vulnerable situation, victims of domestic violence, etc. The consultant will represent the local focal point in the Odessa region for the implementation of rescue, protection and assistance activities by IOM Moldova, within its Prevention and Protection Programme. More specifically, the consultant shall assist in preparation of repatriation procedures, including facilitation of documentation with local stakeholders, assistance in repatriation with relevant counterparts in the country of destination as well as facilitation of issuance of travel documents upon request with Moldovan Consulate in Ukraine. At the same time the consultant will be responsible for the provision of social assistance, legal counselling, medical and psychological assistance, within the process of preparation for repatriation and reintegration in Ukraine. These tasks shall be performed according IOM standards of assistance and protection, as well as the methodology of the National Referral Mechanism for (potential) VoTs and victims of domestic violence, implemented in Moldova as well as in Ukraine.

       

      Under the supervision of IOM, the Consultant will carry out the following tasks:

      a) Detect, identify and refer the VoTs, underage VoTs, preventive cases, victims of domestic violence, children without parental care and/or legal guardianship, and of stranded migrants eligible for assistance (social, legal, medical) according to IOM Moldova Prevention and Protection Programme standards.

      b) Refer the beneficiaries’ cases within the National Referral Mechanism of Ukraine, including from the “Transnistrian” region.

      c) Conclude of contracts with the beneficiaries; development and coordination with IOM Moldova, Ministry of Labor, Social Protection and Family of the Republic of Moldova and other governmental and nongovernmental relevant NRS partners, of plans regarding the rehabilitation and reintegration of beneficiaries in Ukraine and those eligible to be repatriated to Moldova.

      d) Assist in preparation of repatriation procedures, including facilitation of documentation with local stakeholders, assistance in repatriation with relevant counterparts in the country of destination as well as facilitation of issuance of travel documents upon request with Moldovan Consulate in Ukraine.

      e) Provide social assistance, legal counselling, medical and psychological assistance, within the process of preparation for repatriation and reintegration in Ukraine.

      f) Coordinate with partner organizations for the provision of social assistance, legal counselling, medical and psychological assistance to beneficiaries, within the process of preparation for repatriation and reintegration in Ukraine.

      g) Ensure prompt and efficient communication with local administration units of Odessa.

      h) Follow the methodology of the National Referral Mechanism for the (potential) VoTs and victims of domestic violence, implemented in Moldova as well as in Ukraine.

      i) Implement the transnational National Referral Mechanism component for assistance and protection at the national level with the participation of NGOs in the Odessa region and Ukraine.

      j) Work with local authorities, services for children affairs, orphanages and shelters and other relevant institutions, in order to ensure high level assistance and protection to VoTs and potential VoTs identified.

      k) Strengthen the cooperation between the departments of social assistance of the local authorities, the local law enforcement agencies and local NGOs, in order to provide better services and protection of VoTs and victims of domestic violence.

      l) Strengthen the cooperation with local authorities, the Border Guards, the National Police, Migration Service, and NGOs.

      m) Provide counselling services and representation during the procedures for recognition of legal residence in Ukraine, issuance of a residence permit, registration of children born in Ukraine, registration of marriages, obtaining documents on education and employment in Ukraine, whenever this is included as part of the rehabilitation and reintegration plan of the beneficiary. A priority will be the possibility of obtaining an internal or foreign passport in case of loss or expiration, as well the primary documentation in the Republic of Moldova Consulate in Odessa.

      n) Ongoing monitor and report of the implemented activities and achieved results.

      o) Promote of the cooperation between NGOs and local authorities with regard to improving the identification and support of the target groups.

      p) Contribute to the discussions and events related to the negotiations of the draft agreement between Republic of Moldova and Ukraine on repatriation and assistance of VoTs, stranded migrants and UMCs through provision of relevant expertise analysis based on best practices and personal experience.

      q) Draft narrative and statistical quarterly and annual reports and other reports upon request.

       

      Tentative timeline for tangible deliverables

      The services hereunder will be delivered by the Consultant since February 1, 2017 to January 15, 2018.

      The consultant will coordinate and consult all cases with the Repatriation Specialist within the IOM Moldova prevention and Protection Programme and should provide statistical and other type of reports to IOM upon request.

      15 July 2017 Deliverable 1: Midterm Activity Report
      15 January 2018 Deliverable 2: Final Activity Report

       

      Qualifications required:

      • Completed University Degree in Psychology, Social Sciences or other related fields;
      • At least 7 years’ experience in the field of specialized assistance offered to victims of human trafficking, stranded migrants, unaccompanied minors and other persons at risk of abuse, trafficking and exploitation;
      • Experience in working with international, national and local specialized authorities, NGOs, IOs, both Moldovan and Ukrainian;
      • Proven experience in delivering specialized training sessions on assistance and protection of (potential) victims of human trafficking for different stockholders.

       

      Potential professional advantages:

      • Strong personal commitment, efficiency and ability to work effectively in stressful conditions and situations;
      • General knowledge of the Ukrainian and Moldovan legislation and procedures in the field of prevention and combating trafficking in human beings and irregular migration;
      • Knowledge of specific methods and techniques for the delivery of assistance to victims and potential (stranded migrants) victims of trafficking, unaccompanied minors;
      • High sensitivity and strong inter-personal skills to assist highly vulnerable beneficiaries;
      • Excellent communication (negotiation, conflicts’ mediation) skills;
      • Strong motivation to work with victims and potential victims of human trafficking;
      • Fluency in Ukrainian and Russian. Basic knowledge of English and Romanian is to be considered an asset.
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      • Who we are?

        The European Union Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM) was launched in 2005. The legal basis for EUBAM is the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the European Commission and the Governments of Moldova and Ukraine on 7 October 2005.

        The current Mission’s mandate is valid until 30 November 2020.

        EUBAM promotes border control, customs and trade norms and practices that meet European Union standards, and serve the needs of its two partner countries.

      • What we do?

        The Mission works with Moldova and Ukraine to harmonise border control, and customs and trade standards and procedures with those in EU Member States. It helps to improve cross-border cooperation between the border guard and customs agencies and other law enforcement bodies and to facilitate international coordinated cooperation. EUBAM assists Moldova and Ukraine to fulfil the obligations of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA), which both countries signed as part of their Association Agreements with the EU. It also contributes to the peaceful settlement of the Transnistrian conflict through confidence building measures and as a monitoring presence at the Transnistrian segment of the Moldova-Ukraine border.

      • Where we work?

        The Republic of Moldova-Ukraine state border is 1,222 km long, consisting of 955 km of “green” (land) border and 267 km of “blue” (river) border.

        The Mission is headquartered in Odesa (Ukraine) with two country offices (in Chisinau – the Republic of Moldova and in Odesa – Ukraine) and six field offices in its area of operation – three on the Moldovan side of the common border and three on the Ukrainian side.

        There are 67 border crossing points along the Moldovan-Ukrainian border, including 25 at the central (Transnistrian) segment.

        The administrative boundary line between the two banks of the Nistru river is 411 km long. Nine customs posts are located along it, within which MDCS representatives perform the customs control duties, supported by MoIA representatives. Six BMA subdivisions, in which foreigners can voluntarily register or de-register, are also located on the boundary line.