Colombia

Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Expert – Colombia

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Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Expert – Colombia

Project Background

USAID’s Venezuelan Migrant Human Rights Activity (or CCD for its Spanish name Conectando Caminos por los Derechos) supports medium and long-term development for Venezuelan migrants, Colombian returnees and receptor communities in Colombia. CCD’s goal is to increase community cohesion and citizen security by ensuring that all members of society live free from crime and violence, regardless of their legal status in the country. CCD is implemented through a consortium between Freedom House, Pact, the American Bar Association (ABA ROLI) and Internews.

CCD operates in metropolitan areas with large migrant populations like Riohacha, Maicao, Cúcuta, Bucaramanga, Santa Marta, Cartagena, Barranquilla, Cali, Medellín, Bogotá, Pasto and Ipiales. CCD seeks to address those human rights violations that are most prevalent in receptor communities and have the highest risk of reducing community cohesion and security. The activity supports prevention and protection of people from labor exploitation, sexual exploitation, forced recruitment, human trafficking, enforced disappearance and gender-based violence. Among CCD’s prioritized populations, emphasis is placed on women, youth, indigenous people, Afro-Colombians and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and intersex (LGBTI) persons.

Consultant Duties and Responsibilities

  • Attend meetings on behalf of ABA ROLI Colombia

  • Create an assessment with recommendations on the implementation of a communications strategy to combat trafficking in persons in the territory.

  • Facilitate the adaptation of the protocol and care route for victims of human trafficking in the department with a migration approach.

  • Socialize alternatives for obtaining resources for the prevention and care of victims of human trafficking

  • Report on the technical assistance provided to the Governorate of Norte de Santander for the adaptation of the protocol and care route for victims of trafficking in persons in the department with a migration approach.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and Master's degree in areas relevant to the project, such as human rights, international law, immigration law, etc.

  • Minimum of seven (7) years of demonstrated professional experience in gender-based violence and trafficking in persons.

  • At least five (5) years of relevant technical and academic experience in investigation of human rights violations, preferably in the context of gender-based violence and human trafficking.

  • Experience in the analysis and writing of training content.

  • Work experience in a professional environment with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

  • Strong commitment to rule of law principles.

  • Fluency in Spanish is required (written and oral).

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Software.

How to apply

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter (2 pages max) to lac-recruitment@abaroli.org.