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Thailand Project Coordination Local Consultant

Thailand (Thailand)

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Thailand (Thailand)
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2021-03-24

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Background

There are an estimated 32 million fishers in Asia.  Fishing sector in Thailand, China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea relies on migrant workers from Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Viet Nam.  In 2017, the Thai fishing and seafood processing sectors together employed more than 600,000 workers, of whom 302,000 were registered migrant workers primarily from Thailand and Cambodia.  Within this context labour exploitation and human trafficking – particularly affecting vulnerable migrants – are prevalent.  While efforts to address such exploitation within these sectors have developed over recent years, there still exist gaps in frameworks for ensuring the enforcement of labour standards and proper mechanisms for the identification, referral, and (re)integration of victims of forced labour and human trafficking.

To address these gaps UNDP will partner with ILO and IOM on an EU-funded regional programme on labour migration in the fishing sector.  To strengthen policy and practice, UNDP – positioned as it is with long-established relationship with regional stakeholders – will support further development of the transnational referral mechanism through the Coordinated Mekong Ministerial Initiative against Trafficking (COMMIT) Process for victims of trafficking/forced labour and vulnerable migrants.  To address gaps in the evidence base, UNDP will conduct research and produce knowledge products on migration and development focused on workers in the fishing and seafood processing, including the drivers, outcomes and dynamics of labour migration and trafficking among migrant fishers and migrant workers in the seafood processing sector with consideration on the impacts of climate change and the impact of labour migration on women and children.

This specific initiative falls under UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub Human Mobility Team’s work strengthening multi-stakeholder responses to ensure that the opportunities of migration for driving development are harnessed and the challenges of forced migration/displacement addressed.

Duties and Responsibilities

Objectives of the Assignment: 

Overall objective of this consultancy is to provide Technical support to the Thailand Government and partners on the development of Transnational Referral Processes (TRM) for victims of trafficking and exploited migrants.

The specific objectives of the assignment are to:

  1. Manage and coordinate UNDP’s implementation of the project in Thailand, particularly the development of the Transnational Referral Mechanism;
  2. Provide technical expertise to the government in the development and implementation of the COMMIT Process Sub-Regional Plans of Action and National Plan of Action;
  3. Support UNDP’s research into drivers, outcomes and dynamics of labour migration and trafficking in the fishing and seafood processing section in the Greater Mekong Subregion
  4. Maintain/strengthen the relations and networks with key stakeholder groups in combating human trafficking and migrant exploitation.
  5. Support UNDP’s BRH Human Mobility team in UNDP’s broader Migration and Displacement work.

Scope of work:

  • Provide technical support to the National COMMIT Taskforce and partners on COMMIT activities, including:
    • Support to COMMIT Subregional Plans of Action development and implementation
    • Support to the development and implementation of transnational referral processes for the Greater Mekong Subregion, specifically:
      • Support to baseline study into Transnational Referral Processes for victims of trafficking and exploited migrant between Thailand and key countries of destination for migrants from Thailand
      • Support to development of TRM for the GMS options paper
    • Support to preparation, implementation, and reporting for the 2021 Inter-ministerial Meeting of the COMMIT Process
  • Support the development of a knowledge product outlining lessons learned from UNDP’s recently closed UN-ACT project, including direct field research perceptions and results of the project
  • Support UNDP’s research into drivers, outcomes and dynamics of labour migration and trafficking in the Greater Mekong Subregion
  • Support development of UNDP’s work on Human Mobility in Thailand
  • Carry out  additional tasks upon request and discussion, related to the UNDP Country Office priorities on Migration and Displacement.

The Consultant will work under the direct supervision of the Regional Project Manager (RPM). S/he will also collaboratively work with the Regional Management Office (RMO) in performing s/he duties.

Expected Deliverables:

                 Deliverables/ Outputs

 Target Due Dates

 Review and Approvals Required

Onboarding, review of relevant documents, and development of a detailed project workplan for Thailand in partnership with the Human Mobility Team at BRH (15 days)

30 April 2021

UNDP Regional Advisor

Data collection and inputs from Thailand for baseline study into Transnational Referral Processes for victims of trafficking and exploited migrant between Thailand and key countries of destination for migrants from Thailand (30 days)

30 June 2021

UNDP Regional Advisor

Data collection and inputs from Thailand for TRM for the GMS options paper (30 days)

31 August 2021

UNDP Regional Advisor

Data collection and inputs to knowledge product outlining lessons learned from UNDP’s recently closed UN-ACT project (30 days)

31 October 2021

UNDP Regional Advisor

Support to Thailand participation in 2021 Inter-ministerial Meeting of the COMMIT Process, including the COMMIT CSO/Youth Forum 20 days)

TBC in 2021

UNDP Regional Advisor

Convene stakeholder/interagency meeting and ongoing support to activities of Thailand’s anti-trafficking coordination structures (25 days)

TBC in 2021 or early 2022

UNDP Regional Advisor

Data collection and inputs developed for research on drivers, outcomes and dynamics of labour migration and trafficking in the Greater Mekong Subregion (30 days)

31 March 2022

UNDP Regional Advisor

 

Institutional Arrangements:

a. The consultant will report directly to UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub Regional Advisor on Recovery Solutions & Human Mobility and Team members responsible for direct implementation of the UNDP-ILO-IOM project.b. Regular updates through meetings will be provided by the consultant and in frequent communications, normally on a weekly basis.c. The consultant will work in close collaboration with National Project Coordinators in project countries, as well implementing partners at the regional level.d. Consultant will be intermittently required to be presence on Duty Station/UNDP Premises

 

Duration of Work:

Up to 180 days from 25 March 2021- 30 June 2022.

Duty Station:Home-based, (within Thailand Territory) with possible travel outside the assignment location (should the COVID-19 travel restriction be lifted).

The authorized destination shall include Chiang Rai, Song Kla, Ubon Ratchathani (tbc), expecting no more than 4 working days each destination.

In the event of travel as part of this TOR, UNDP shall arrange the mission travel in compliance with the UNDP Duty Travel policy.

 

Competencies

  • Demonstrates commitment to the UN’s mission, vision and values;
  • Demonstrates sound judgment, diplomacy and sensitivity to confidential matters;
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure;
  • Innovative forward thinking, good coordination and organizational skills, teamwork;
  • Participate effectively in team-based, information sharing environment, collaborating and cooperating with others.

Required Skills and Experience

Educational Qualifications:• At least Master’s degree in international relations, development, social work, Law, or relevant social sciences; or• A first-level university degree (in international relations, development, social work, Law, or relevant social sciences) in combination with qualifying experience (10 years experiences of development projects with UN system and/or NGOs and 5 years of experience in the field of human trafficking, migration, labour or related fields, and Experience in victim protection) may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience• At least 7 years of professional working experience in development projects with UN system and/or NGOs• At least 3 years of professional experience in the field of human trafficking, migration, labour or related fields;• knowledge of and experience in outward international migration from Thailand and anti-human trafficking, particularly trafficking victim support/services and referral;• Experience in victim protection is desirable;• Proven ability to work collaboratively with Thai government and non-government partners in a coordinating role; • Experience in advocacy or deliver training delivery; • Experience with project monitoring, • Literacy in Window-based computer applications;• Knowledge of gender and human-rights issues an advantage. 

Language requirements• Excellent written and spoken skills in English and Thai.

 

PAYMENT TERMS:

The consultant must submit a financial proposal based on a lump sum amount in Thai BAHT.  The total amount quoted shall be all-inclusive of all costs components required to perform the work and complete deliverables identified in the Terms of Reference (ToR). This includes professional fee, communications, consumables, and any other applicable cost to be incurred by the consultant in completing the assignment. The contract price will be fixed output-based price regardless of extension of the herein specified duration.

Payment will be made in instalments based on the satisfactory delivery of the deliverable, as follows:

Deliverables/ Outputs

Payment Term (%)*
Onboarding, review of relevant documents, and development of a detailed project workplan for Thailand in partnership with the Human Mobility Team at BRH (15 days) 8.33
Data collection and inputs from Thailand for baseline study into Transnational Referral Processes for victims of trafficking and exploited migrant between Thailand and key countries of destination for migrants from Thailand (30 days) 16.67
Data collection and inputs from Thailand for TRM for the GMS options paper (30 days) 16.67
Data collection and inputs to knowledge product outlining lessons learned from UNDP’s recently closed UN-ACT project (30 days) 16.67
Support to Thailand participation in 2021 Inter-ministerial Meeting of the COMMIT Process, including the COMMIT CSO/Youth Forum 20 days) 11.11
Convene stakeholder/interagency meeting and ongoing support to activities of Thailand’s anti-trafficking coordination structures (25 days) 13.89

Data collection and inputs developed for research on drivers, outcomes and dynamics of labour migration and trafficking in the Greater Mekong Subregion (30 days)

16.67
TOTAL 100.00

*calculated based on the days allocated to each output.

 

In the event of travel as part of this TOR, UNDP shall arrange the mission travel in compliance with the UNDP Duty Travel policy. Payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and the Individual Consultant, prior to travel. In general, UNDP shall not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources.

In the event of unforeseeable travel not anticipated in this TOR, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon between the respective business unit and the Individual Consultant prior to travel and will be reimbursed. Travel costs shall be reimbursed at actual but not exceeding the quotation from UNDP approved travel agent.

 

Evaluation Method and CriteriaEvaluation Method and Criteria Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the Cumulative analysis. The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as a) responsive/compliant/acceptable; and b) having received the highest score out of set of weighted technical criteria (70%). and financial criteria (30%). Financial score shall be computed as a ratio of the proposal being evaluated and the lowest priced proposal received by UNDP for the assignment.

Technical Criteria for Evaluation (Maximum 100 points)

Evaluation criteria

Max points

Criteria 1

Relevance of education

10

Criteria 2

Working experience in development projects with UN system and/or NGOs

20

Criteria 3

Professional experience in the field of human trafficking, migration, labour or related fields

20

Criteria 4

knowledge of and experience in outward international migration from Thailand and anti-human trafficking, particularly trafficking victim support/services and referral.

20

Criteria 5

Experience in advocacy or Training delivery; knowledge of Victim protection; gender issue; and human-rights

20

Criteria 6

Ability to work collaboratively with government and non-government partners in a coordinating role

10

 

Total points:

100

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% of the total technical points would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.

Applicant receiving the Highest Combined Score and has accepted UNDP's General Terms and Conditions will be awarded the contract

 

Documentation required:

a) Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP;b) P11 or CVs, Indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references.c) Financial Proposald) Related sample of work (report, article, etc)

Incomplete proposals may not be considered. The short listed candidates may be contacted and the successful candidate will be notified.

 

Annexes:

Annex I - ToR Thailand Project Local Coordination ConsultantAnnex II - General_Terms_and_Conditions_for_Contracts_Individual_ConsultantsAnnex_III_Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability and financial proposalAnnex_IV_P11 Form_for_ICs_optionalAnnex V - Procurement Notice

***All documents can be downloaded at: https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=75914

For any clarification regarding this assignment please write to procurement.th@undp.org under Subject: JobAds 97114 Thailand Project Coordination Local Consultant

 

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