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DEVELOPMENT OF TRAINING CONTENT AND PACKAGES FOR TRAUMA INFORMED VICTIM HANDLING AND CARE IN CSEC CASES

Background Information

International Justice Mission is a global organization that protects people in poverty from violence. IJM partners with local authorities in 21 program offices in 14 countries to combat slavery, violence against women and children, and other forms of abuse against people who are poor. IJM works to rescue and restore victims, hold perpetrators accountable, and help strengthen public justice systems.

Together with partners, IJM collaborates with local authorities to strengthen justice systems, and build communities where all people can expect to be safe and protected. As justice systems serve survivors and hold criminals accountable, potential perpetrators realize they cannot abuse and exploit people without consequence—creating a powerful deterrent. Vulnerable people are protected in places where violence was once common.

Description of the Project

Implemented by International Justice Mission (IJM), the project aims to reduce prevalence of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) among targeted communities in Kilifi, Kwale, and Mombasa counties in the southern coastal region of Kenya through improving the criminal justice response to combat CSEC and through coordination with related social services. The project will strengthen the government of Kenya’s capacity to effectively investigate and prosecute CSEC through engagement with victims and communities to increase reporting and by engaging in training, mentoring, and technical assistance within the justice sector and with social service officials to promote victim-sensitive investigations, prosecutions, and case management.

Purpose of the Consultancy

The purpose of the consultancy is twofold:

  1. Develop training content on trauma informed victim interaction and care in cases of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children that can be used in curriculums for training law enforcement, prosecutors, magistrate’s, DCS children’s officers and civil society services providers. The content should focus on improving the capacity of the criminal justice system to engage with CSEC victims in an effective and trauma informed manner.

  2. Using the above-mentioned training content, as well as other training content IJM is developing, collaborate in the production of two law enforcement curriculums, a prosecutor curriculum, a magistrate curriculum and an inter-disciplinary case management and coordination curriculum.

Scope of Work

The scope of work of this consultancy is to:

a) In consultation with IJM, and relevant stakeholders, the consultant will conduct a training needs assessment to determine the areas of capacity development within the justice sector, child protection sector and social services sector with regards to trauma informed victim interaction and care.

b) Develop trauma informed victim interaction and care training content that can be used in two law enforcement curriculums, a prosecutor curriculum, a magistrate curriculum and an inter-disciplinary case management and coordination curriculum.

c) Using the above-mentioned content, and other content being developed by IJM, collaborate in the production of the above mentioned training packages. The training packages should include the curriculums (facilitator guides), power points presentations, participant handouts and pre and post training assessment tools that will be used to determine whether the information has been internalized by the trainees.

d) Engage in curriculum validation meeting(s) and generate final curriculum and validation meeting report.

e) Engage in the training of police, prosecutors, magistrate’s and other relevant actors.

f) Provide inputs to the production of final training reports drafted by other consultants.

Tasks and Deliverables

Training needs assessment, Training Needs Assessment Report – End of March 2021

Develop law enforcement training content

Training content that can be used across multiple curriculums – End of April 2021

Collaborate in the production of five training packages – Early May 2021

Validation of the training curriculum – Mid May 2021

Engage in/lead trauma informed victim handling and care modules for five 1 – 2 day trainings – End of May 2021

Collaborate in production of training reports after trainings are completed – Early June 2021

Proposal Requirements

a) Outline of the content to be included in the curriculums

b) Detailed activity plan

c) Budget breakdown indicating costs, including personnel and administrative costs

d) Detailed C.V with relevant references

e) Samples of curriculums developed in the last two years

NOTE, the consultant is expected to keep all IJM content confidential and not share without IJM’s permission.

Approach

The consultant is expected to adopt a proactive approach by liaising with the relevant stakeholders and creating training content that will address the justice system and social services sector gaps in trauma informed victims handling and care in CSEC cases.

Timeline

The expected completion date for the training content and packages is not later than 60 days from the date of signing the contract.

Expected Profile of the Consultant

The Consultant must have demonstrated a technical understanding of trauma and impact of trauma, as well as thorough knowledge of the child protection sector in. This should include knowledge of the institutions, policies, challenges and successes, preferably in Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children or in Child Protection programming.

How to apply

Submission of proposal

The proposals should be emailed to [email protected] with subject heading ‘CSEC Consultancy-Psychosocial Care’ by 7th March 2021. Only Shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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