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Trafficking in Persons Specialist/Expert (STTA)

Public - Kentucky (KY),

DevTech Systems

Job Description:

DevTech Systems, Inc. (DevTech) is an international consulting firm dedicated to development, with 35 years of experience providing advisory services and technical assistance to government, private sector, and civil society stakeholders in more than 100 countries. We are a data driven organization that specializes in informing policy making by delivering focused data-driven evidence-based analysis products and services. DevTech core practice areas include: Economic and Data analysis, Monitoring and Evaluation, Education and Youth Development, Gender and Inclusive Development, and Public Financial Management.

The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Office has requested a final evaluation of Sir Lanka’s response to human trafficking projects implemented prior to 2019. The US Government funds several projects in Sri Lanka that focus on different aspects of combatting trafficking. Over the last eight years Sri Lanka has fluctuated between Tier 2 Watch List and Tier 2 in the annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report. In 2019 Sri Lanka reverted back to Tier 2 Watch List. Through this evaluation, the TIP Office seeks to determine how Sri Lanka to make sustained efforts to combat human trafficking, and how TIP Office and other donors can work towards achieving greater political will to address TIP.

Scope of Work:
  • Participate a kick-off call with J/TIP team prior to beginning evaluation work;
  • Review all background documents in advance of beginning field work;
  • Participate in phone/Skype communications with evaluation team;
  • Contribute to the development and revisions of the concept note, evaluation plan and data collection tools, including pre-testing and revisions, as directed by the Team Lead, based on the background review documents and discussions with the TIP office;
  • Support logistics for the field work, including reaching out to and scheduling interviews with stakeholders; identifying suitable stakeholders for interviews; obtaining government approvals; obtaining IRB approvals, and ensuring meeting locations
  • Assist with information and data collection activities (key informant interviews and focus group discussions) in Sri Lanka, as guided by the evaluation plan;
  • Assist in conducting follow-up or additional key informant interviews with informants not previously available;
  • Interpretation or summation of document (if provided by key informants) in local language known to expert; search and interpretation of local statistics; and other tasks related to data collection and interpretation assigned by Team Lead;
  • Upload clean and organized interview notes and send them to the Team Lead and Program Manager within 24 hours of completion of interview/discussion;
  • Support the development of the draft evaluation report, incorporating feedback from DoS TIP office;
  • Contribute to the development of final evaluation report, and consideration and inclusion of DoS TIP Office’s feedback until the report is accepted and approved; and
  • Remain flexible as unforeseen circumstances arise, manage focused and effective communications with the evaluation team to problem solve, lend subject matter expertise and guidance as necessary, and ensure issues are addressed in a timely manner.

Deliverables, Level of Effort, & Schedule:
  • Sections of the work plan and evaluation plan.
  • Support revisions of the data collection tools.
  • Interview notes for each informant interview and FDG within 24 hours of completion.
  • Sections of the draft and final evaluation report, incorporating comments and feedback from DoS.
  • IRB and government ethnical approvals, if necessary.

  • Master’s Degree in International Development, Monitoring and Evaluation, Statistics, Law, Criminal Justice or a related field.
  • Strong knowledge and experience working on anti-trafficking efforts in Sri Lanka.
  • Fluency in English and local languages (Sinhalese, preferred).
  • Must be resident in Sri Lanka.

Experience Requirements:
  • Minimum years of 8 years working in the thematic area of criminal justice and anti-trafficking.
  • Experience conducting research, particularly key informant interviews, focus group discussions, in person and telephone surveys and observations.
  • Extremely organized and thorough with data collection.
  • Able to review, interpret and reanalyze as needed existing data pertinent to the evaluation.
  • Experience with the US State Department and/or USAID is a plus.

NOTE: This job posting should not be construed to imply that the requirements are the exclusive standards of the position nor will it be the sole basis for any subsequent employee evaluations. Incumbents will follow any other instructions and perform any other related duties as may be required by their supervisor.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or other status protected by applicable law.

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