CFCV/2018/03 Anti-Trafficking Specialist, Consultant

Closing Date: 
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Duty Station: 
Cairo Egypt

Established in 1951, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the leading intergovernmental
organization in the field of migration with 166 member states, a further eight
states holding observer status and offices in over 150 countries. IOM’s over 9,000 staff
members worldwide are dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the
benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.
Egypt became an IOM Member State in 1991 and has since been represented at the annual Council,
actively contributing to the Organization’s global policies and programmes, as well as approving its
activities, accounts and expenditures. IOM Mission to Egypt ensures that all activities are in line with
national government priorities to assist the Government of Egypt in achieving national and
international development goals. IOM Egypt’s work on issues related to human trafficking and migrant
smuggling fall under the umbrella of the Migrant Assistance Division. These interventions are
undertaken in close coordination with national counterparts, the UN country team and relevant
national stakeholders.
In 2010, Egypt passed the anti‐trafficking Law 64/2010 and, following the adoption of the Law, IOM
worked closely with the relevant government institutions on capacity building activities. In October
2016, the Government of Egypt issued the five‐year National Strategy on Preventing and Combating
Human Trafficking. While the Law is the key legal instrument for combatting trafficking of persons, the
National Strategy outlines the general framework for tackling human trafficking by employing the 3P
Paradigm (Prevention, Prosecution and Protection). In the same month, October 2016, the Parliament
passed the anti‐smuggling law 82/2016, which led to the formation of the National Coordinating
Committee on Combating and Preventing Illegal Migration and Trafficking in Persons (NCCPIM&TIP).
In this context, IOM Egypt Country Office is seeking to hire an anti‐trafficking specialist to provide
subject matter expertise to support the development of the specialized training curriculum to enhance
judges and prosecutors’ capacity to address trafficking in persons with an emphasis on decriminalizing
and protecting the victims. The countering trafficking in persons training curriculum will be
complemented by a specialized curriculum on countering migrant smuggling. Upon consent of
NCCPIM&TIP, Ministry of Justice and the Office of Prosecutor General, the two curriculums will be
established in partnership with the Egyptian National Centre for Judicial Studies (NCJS), under the
umbrella of the Ministry of Justice, and facilitated by senior judges and prosecutors. The consultant is
expected to support the development of the countering trafficking in persons training curriculum by
joining the curriculum development task force formed of representatives of the relevant national
institutions, pedagogical experts, and senior judges and prosecutors.