Job: CTOC Training Curricula Development (closed)

The consultant/ firm will report to the USAID Wildlife Asia Objective 2 Lead, and work in close collaboration with the Objective 2 team to develop the proposed Counter-Transnational Organized Crime training curricula.



Background


Over the last couple of years, the USAID Wildlife Asia activity has delivered targeted Counter Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC) training courses designed to help law enforcement investigators identify and disrupt transnational organized crime groups involved in wildlife trafficking. The course has aimed to equip appropriate nodes of an enforcement chain with the knowledge and skills required to identify and disrupt organized, cross‐border wildlife trafficking supply chains moving pangolin, elephant ivory, rhino horn and big cats. The intent has also been to bridge law enforcement responses in source countries in Africa with law enforcement responses in transit and destination countries in Southeast Asia and China.

The CTOC courses have focused predominantly on Customs, Police, Wildlife/Forestry Authorities, Prosecutors and financial crime investigators (i.e. from Anti‐Money Laundering offices) from USAID Wildlife Asia target countries in Asia (Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam), and select countries in Africa such as Congo, Mozambique, Tanzania, and South Africa.

With a number of courses now having already been delivered, the aim of the next phase of work under USAID Wildlife Asia is to support law enforcement agencies to institutionalize the training. For this to happen, the CTOC course needs to be developed and extended into a comprehensive training curriculum to facilitate adoption and integration in target countries. USAID Wildlife Asia is therefore seeking a qualified and experienced consultant or firm to lead this process.

Tasks and Responsibilities

The consultant/ firm will report to the USAID Wildlife Asia Objective 2 Lead, and work in close collaboration with the Objective 2 team to develop the proposed Counter-Transnational Organized Crime training curricula. Key tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Reviewing all relevant existing training materials including the outcomes of various needs assessments undertaken as well as the training evaluation and validation exercise;
  • Organizing internal meetings with the USAID Wildlife Asia team especially Objective 2 staff to better understand the needs of the recipient agencies;
  • Considering the need for two versions of the CTOC curriculum targeting junior investigators and senior law enforcement officers;
  • Identifying, assessing and including the most appropriate teaching methodologies;
  • Considering the role of technology and innovation;
  • Ensuring that gender concerns are adequately addressed and integrated;
  • Developing a draft outline of the CTOC training curriculum including details of each module that will form each part of the overall training package;
  • Convening internal meetings with the USAID Wildlife Asia team especially Objective 2 staff, to review milestone progress on the draft outline curriculum;
  • Finalizing the CTOC training curriculum for submission to USAID Wildlife Asia.

 
Expected Output/Deliverables

  1. A draft training package for review and comment
  2.  A completed CTOC training curricula including:
  • Two 2 versions of the CTOC curriculum targeting: a) Junior investigators where the training focuses on specific investigative pillar modules that transition into practical hands-on exercises; and b) Senior and more advanced law enforcement officers where the training focuses on more advanced investigative pillars that transition into real world case management workshops/discussions;
  • Development of both instructor and student manuals;
  • Development of Course curriculum (agenda, ppt slides and handouts) with detailed notes and explanations including tips and tricks for enhanced learning;
  • Target competencies identified for each module;
  • Learning paths detailing the expected step-wise learning approach;
  • Detailed descriptions of practical hands-on case management (shoebox) exercises, to include coverage of multiple phases of a complex transnational wildlife trafficking investigation from inception to presentation for prosecution; 
  • Agenda and outline of case management round-table methodology, based on the INTERPOL Regional Investigative and Analytical Case Management (RIACM) model, for the advanced course;
  • Guidelines for standardized pre and post-CTOC activities which will be developed based on the lessons that emerge from delivery of past CTOC courses and the training validations exercise completed in Year 2.

Timing

It is anticipated that the project will require 60 days LOE over a three-month period to finalize the training curriculum with work beginning in late September or early October 2018. The completed training curriculum is expected to be submitted by no later than the end of December, 2018.

 

Qualifications

  • Highly knowledgeable of law enforcement training approaches and a proven track record in developing targeted training materials aimed at building law enforcement capacity
  • At least 15 years of experience in or supporting law enforcement projects
  • A sound understanding and experience with competency-based training
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, integrity, and an ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Fluency in English and excellent writing skills
  • Experience with USAID programs preferred
  • Familiarity with the law enforcement context in Southeast Asia especially the challenges with wildlife crime and trafficking

 

Should you be interested in this position, please send your CV, references and a covering letter to hr@freeland.org before August 24, 2018.