Employee Type: Consultant
Project: USAID Thailand CTIP
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Length of Assignment: October 1, 2019 – January 21, 2020 (16 weeks)
Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. Winrock’s five-year Thailand Counter Trafficking-in-Persons Project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID Thailand CTIP) has goals to reduce trafficking in persons in Thailand and to better protect rights of trafficked persons.
As a source, transit, and destination country, Thailand faces multiple manifestations of trafficking in persons (TIP), including forced labor. These are fueled by growth and demand for low-skilled labor in sectors such as agriculture and fishing, construction, and food processing. According to the 2016 US Department of State report on trafficking in persons (TIP report) Thailand has 3-4 million migrant workers, many of whom arrived undocumented from neighboring countries to find better paying jobs. More than 53% of unskilled migrant workers are youth. Large populations of ethnic minorities, highland persons, children from rural areas, stateless persons, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) individuals are also at increased risk for trafficking and exploitation due to difficulties they face resulting from discrimination. Forced labor is reported in many sectors, but the number of victims identified remains low because of inadequate screening, combined with hard-to-reach sectors where many migrants work and a lack of self-reporting.
To better support USAID Thailand CTIP’s efforts to strengthen protection systems and identification of trafficked persons in Thailand, a Consultant is being hired for a sixteen-week period. USAID Thailand CTIP needs a skilled Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Specialist to play a key role in preparing the Thailand CTIP project for the upcoming Data Quality Assessment (DQA) occurring this Fall by developing a MEL plan including new indicators, changes in indicator reference, program indicators, and baselines.
This is a fulltime consultancy with a 40-hour work week. The consultancy will last for 16 weeks beginning October 1, 2019. To monitor the advancement of the consultancy, there will be weekly status check-ins with the Chief of Party to document progress and discuss potential challenges/findings with research.
• Local travel (to Trad, Sae Kaeo, Chiang Rai, Phuket and Surat Thani) may be required.
• Any necessary trips must be approved in advance and in writing by USAID Thailand CTIP Chief of Party.
• Airline tickets and accommodation will be managed and paid by USAID Thailand CTIP.
• Other related travel expenses (Per Diem and land transport) will be paid separately through USAID Thailand CTIP and will be reimbursed as per Winrock Thailand Travel Policy upon submission of the travel claim form and supporting documents.
Advanced degree in economics, business, international relations, social science, political science, or related field, or a combination of Bachelor’s degree with practical training and experience. Specialized training in monitoring and evaluation preferred.
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