Consultant National Action Plan at IOM


The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need.

Since the mid-1990s IOM has aimed to support governments, civil society organizations, international organizations, and the private sector to combat human trafficking. This includes support to strengthen policies and procedures to facilitate the identification, referral, and protection and assistance of trafficked persons; improvements to anti-trafficking legislation and regulations and their implementation.

IOM, with support from the Government of Rwanda and under the leadership of the Ministry of Justice (MINIJUST), has worked to combat human trafficking in Rwanda since 2011 and are currently implementing two projects; “Improving knowledge, enforcement and Coordination in counter-trafficking”  (funded by USAID) and “Strengthening the identification and protection of victims of trafficking among refugees Rwanda” (funded by JTIP, the U.S. State Department). IOMs projects contain five main elements; research, policy, coordination, capacity building, and awareness-raising.

Ending trafficking in persons is a priority for Rwanda as clearly articulated by President Paul Kagame in a statement made in August 2014.  The country’s commitment to ending human trafficking is also reflected in the adoption of national legal frameworks, incorporation of internationally accepted standards for addressing the crime of human trafficking and in high-level meetings.

As part of the above-mentioned project funded by USAID, IOM and MINIJUST seek to develop a National Action Plan (NAP) to respond to human trafficking. The NAP will ensure the objectives set out are appropriately addressed with the adequate support of both financial and technical resources.  Furthermore, the NAP will take into account relevant provisions from the Rwandan legal framework/legislations, regional trafficking dynamics as well as international best practices in prevention, protection, and prosecution of trafficking.

The objective of the assignment

  During this assignment, the consultant is expected to update the draft of the NAP on counter-trafficking. The development of the NAP will lead to:

    • Providing guidance to facilitate the accurate identification and appropriate treatment of the victims of human trafficking, in ways which respect the views and dignity of the persons concerned;
    • Establishing appropriate mechanisms to harmonize victim assistance with investigative and prosecutorial efforts;
    • Drawing special attention to the need for enhanced co-operation between the police, investigators and NGOs in identifying, informing and protecting victims of TiP;
    • Linking the activities of NAP with those of inter-ministerial bodies, national coordinators, NGOs, and other relevant national institutions to form a cross-sectoral and multidisciplinary team capable of developing and monitoring the implementation of anti-trafficking policies


In Rwanda, ending human trafficking is a national priority, this is reflected in the adoption of national legal frameworks, ratification of international commitments in relation to human trafficking including the “1949 Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of Prostitution” and the “Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children”. In 2018 the national “law nº 51/2018 of 13/08/2018 Relating to the prevention, suppression, and punishment of trafficking in persons and exploitation of others”, was passed.

The Government’s commitment is also demonstrating by a number of initiatives; including but not limited to, increased sensitization campaigns in communities, training for government officials and the establishment of specific units working with cases of human trafficking (in NPPA and RIB).

However, despite these initiatives’ human trafficking still occurs in Rwanda (as in most countries) and a lack of coordination and clear division of responsibilities have been identified as major challenges in establishing a comprehensive response to the crime in the country.

It is against this background, that IOM in collaboration with MINIJUST is seeking to hire an individual consultant to update an already initiated draft for a NAP on how to respond to human trafficking in Rwanda. This NAP should be updated to include the new national legislation and findings from research and assessments conduct by IOM and partners (research on human trafficking in Rwanda, Training Needs Assessment, National Referral Mechanism, etc.).


 Core responsibilities

    • Review relevant documents; i) the new national law on trafficking, ii) the research (conducted by Never Again Rwanda), iii) the Training Needs Assessment and iv) the National Referral Mechanism and any other relevant assessments.
    • Incorporate findings from the above into the NAP.
    • Ensure that the NAP contains a gender-responsive budget.
    • Ensure that the NAP is comprehensive and realistic.
    • Ensure that the NAP contains clear objectives, strategic priorities to focus on, outcomes, outputs, SMART indicators, and clear coordination arrangement.
    • Submit an updated draft to IOM.
    • Together the project team organizes a 2-day workshop with the Technical Committee members to present and discuss the NAP in detail.
    • Incorporate comments from the Technical Committee members.
    • Present the NAP to the Technical Committee in a Validation Meeting.
    • Submit the final version to IOM with any comments which may have arisen during the validation meeting addressed.

Key deliverables

    • A comprehensive National Action Plan (NAP) which incorporates the new law and relevant assessments as well as inputs from the Technical Committee
    • Summary of the NAP in the form of a PowerPoint presentation.
    • Participate in the validation meeting edit the final document and officially submit.


The consultant is expected to initiate and complete the work within 3 months after signing of the contract.

 As detailed as below:

Updated Draft NAP

10 days

Organize 2-day workshop

7 days (2 days for an organization, 2 days for an actual workshop, 3-day incorporating comments)

Present the NAP to the Technical Committee for validation

4 days (1 day for preparation, 1 day for presentation, 2 day for compiling comments)

Final NAP

10 days




    • At least a master’s degree in law, human rights, gender, development, social sciences or equivalent


    • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience
    • A comprehensive understanding of human trafficking as both a developmental and rights violation issue
    • Demonstrated experiences and skills in facilitating stakeholder/working group consultations
    • Demonstrated working knowledge and experience in research, data interpretation and capable of handling sensitive information with discretion and professionalism
    • Being available and committed during the consultancy period


English and Kinyarwanda (Fluent)

French (Advantageous)


    • Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms
    • Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience
    • Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services
    • Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders
    • Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others
    • Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility
    • Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter
    • Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation
    • Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions

 VII. Other

This application is open to all Rwandese citizen and any other foreign national as long as such an applicant has a right of residence and right to work in Rwanda at the time of application (IOM will not be responsible in securing such Visas or authorizations from the Government of Rwanda, any applicant of foreign nationality must provide authentic certification from Government of Rwanda in regards to right of residency and right to work in Rwanda at the time of application).

Interested applicants should respond to this Call for Applications with a cover letter,  complete the attached consultant information form  and a detailed CV showing respondents’ ability to carry out the assignment.

Please submit all applications on   not later than  August 06, 2019

The subject of your e-mail MUST indicate the Position title and reference code.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Posting period: From 31.07.2019 to 06.08.2019

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