Statement of Work
Consultant Tailoring the CTOC training package for the Vietnam People's Police Academy
March 5, 2021
Program - USAID Wildlife Asia
USAID Wildlife Asia seeks to significantly reduce wildlife crime in Southeast Asia and China by employing a comprehensive regional cooperation approach. Specifically, Wildlife Asia will (i) Reduce consumer demand for wildlife and wildlife products in target areas; (ii) Strengthen regional law enforcement capacity and coordination; (iii) Increase commitment to addressing counter wildlife trafficking (CWT); and, (iv) Support the USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia’s (RDMA’s) coordination of regional CWT stakeholders and efforts to strengthen the US Government (USG) interagency CWT initiatives.
USAID Wildlife Asia is based in Bangkok, Thailand and the geographic scope includes all ASEAN countries, with a focus on the Lower Mekong (Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia) and China. The species of primary interest are elephants (ivory), pangolins, rhinos (rhino horn), and Asian big cats. The project will soon begin its fifth and final year of implementation.
As part of its work under the law enforcement component of the program, USAID Wildlife Asia has been working with a number of partners and counterpart agencies to develop, deliver, promote and institutionalize the Counter Transnational Organized Crime training (CTOC) course with the Vietnam People's Police Academy (PPA) playing a lead role including helping to deliver and host CTOC training courses.
Following the completion of the CTOC training package and its translation into Vietnamese, the PPA with support from USAID Wildlife Asia organized a roundtable meeting involving key agencies to review and discuss how to tailor the materials to the specific needs of Vietnam. The meeting culminated in a proposal outlining the key revisions required to update the CTOC training package.
USAID Wildlife Asia and the PPA are now looking to recruit a consultant to lead the process of revising and tailoring the CTOC training package. The task will involve coordinating closely with the PPA and USAID Wildlife Asia, as well as close consultation with relevant law enforcement counterparts and partner agencies in Vietnam. The assignment is expected to begin in mid-March with a completion date mid to late June 2021. The level of effort is expected not to exceed 70 days.
The Consultant will report to USAID Wildlife Asia’s Senior Technical Advisor and work in close collaboration with USAID Wildlife Asia’s Country Officer based in Hanoi. The specific tasks are outlined below.
- Lead the research and compile and analyze the information required to update the CTOC training package;
- Coordinate and follow-up with the PPA for any questions or clarification needed;
- Organize meetings, phone interview and consultations with key stakeholders in Vietnam to collect additional information required to support the tailoring process;
- Update and revise the package of materials including the Instructor Manual, PowerPoint Presentations and Case Scenario Module ensuring that any revisions are in line with what is outlined in the proposal from the roundtable meeting, Vietnam’s legal and policy framework, and the PPA’s needs and curricula;
- Prepare, submit and present a draft revised training package, incorporate feedback and undertake additional research as needed;
- Organize a meeting and present the final draft to PPA and USAID Wildlife Asia staff and solicit any last feedback;
- Prepare and submit a PPT presentation highlighting the main changes to the training package;
- Complete the package and submit to the PPA and USAID Wildlife Asia.
The consultant is expected to submit the following:
- A draft revised CTOC training package for review by May 14;
- A PPT presentation highlighting the main changes to the updated CTOC training package by June 15;
- An updated and tailored version of the CTOC training package including the Instructor Manual, PowerPoint Presentations, and Case Scenario materials by June 20.
- Bachelor's and/or Master’s degree in a field related to transnational organized crime, biodiversity conservation and/or development.
- Sound knowledge of Vietnam’s legal and policy framework, especially with regards to wildlife crime issues.
- Experience with and/or a good understanding of the procedures and processes related to conducting wildlife crime investigations (including financial investigation) and prosecutions.
- Previous work experience in law enforcement and/or familiarity or exposure to law enforcement training programs an advantage.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
- Capacity to work under pressure and to meet deadlines.
- Fluent in English and Vietnamese written and verbal communication skills and skills.
- Able to work effectively with the Microsoft office suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
Qualified candidates are invited to apply by submitting their CV, cost estimate and a cover letter to email@example.com by March 11. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
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