RRPTP Program Manual Review & Training Consultant - Manila
Manila, Philippines
1d ago

About the program :

ASEAN Australia Counter Trafficking (ASEAN-ACT) continues Australia’s long running collaboration with ASEAN and its Member States to end human trafficking in the region.

The program is a ten-year investment principally working with strengthening the justice sector response to trafficking in persons, while advancing the rights of victims.

The program aims to establish new partnerships with allied government agencies, civil society, and business. We engage with all 10 ASEAN Member States in some capacity and have national-level programming in Cambodia, Lao PDR, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.

We are establishing programming in Indonesia, and it is currently on hold in Myanmar.

Program Outcomes

The overarching goal that ASEAN-ACT contributes to is that AMS have effective justice systems that provide just punishment of traffickers and protect the rights of victims.

Three end-of-program outcomes (EOPOs) together contribute to the achievement of this goal by 2028 :

  • EOPO1 : ASEAN’s planning, monitoring and reporting of ACTIP implementation is increasingly effective and advances the protection of victim rights.
  • EOPO2 : AMS justice and related state agencies are increasingly capable of implementing their ACTIP obligations, in particular those that uphold victim rights.
  • EOPO3 : AMS justice and related state agencies’ policies and practices are influenced by relevant stakeholders and better aligned with ACTIP, especially in connection to victim rights obligations.
  • Overview

    The Anti-Trafficking In Persons Act of 2003 (RA 9208) as amended by the Expanded Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2012 (RA 10364) provides that the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) shall implement rehabilitative and protective program for trafficked Persons.

    This mandate is concretised through the implementation of the Recovery and Rehabilitation Program for Trafficked Persons (RRPTP) nationwide.

    In line with the Supreme Court’s Mandanas-Garcia ruling and pursuant to Executive Order no. 138 s. 2021, the DSWD is gearing up for the full devolution of certain functions of the Executive Branch to the Local Government Units (LGU) including the RRPTP.

    The identified social welfare development services will entail development of a comprehensive process to come with a reference material in understanding the program to be facilitated by the LGUs particularly the RRPTP.

    The DSWD, through the Program Management Bureau in coordination with the Social Welfare and Development Bureau (SWIDB), is currently updating and enhancing the RRPTP program manuals to incorporate current systems and effective mechanisms in the context of national government devolution and to design and implement capacity building programs and initiatives aimed at providing technical assistance to the program implementers at the DSWD Field Office and Local Government Unit (LGU) level.

    To support the finalization of the enhanced RRPTP manual and development of training manual, DSWD PMB and SWIDB requires the support of Consultant / s.


    The objective of the RRPTP Consultant is to support the DSWD-Social Welfare and Development Technical Working Group (SWD-TWG) in the review and updating of program manuals and the development of the training manual.

    Specifically, the Consultant shall :

    Program Manual

  • Review the existing draft program manuals, RRPTP-related DSWD guidelines / policies other existing references along anti-trafficking in persons, community-based recovery and reintegration approaches and strategies
  • Incorporate victim identification, protection, and evidential issues on online sexual abuse and exploitation of children and other dimensions relating to TIP in the manuals and materials
  • Ensure that contents are aligned with the ASEAN Convention Against Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (ACTIP), specifically Articles 14 and 15, and other relevant international laws and principles on victim protection and assistance, and incorporate these where needed.
  • Incorporate identified community-based recovery and reintegration issues of trafficked persons
  • Incorporate survivor-centric and human rights-based approaches on managing TIP cases, including gender sensitive, social inclusion and victim rights principles, as well as principles on trauma-informed care and child-sensitive handling of minors in TIP cases
  • Work in collaboration with counterparts and organizations of the same spheres of concerns, specifically, those whose work revolve around anti-trafficking issues
  • Ensure Philippine references and terms are appropriate for the specific relevant contexts
  • Incorporate other areas which may later be identified
  • Trainers’ Manual

  • Design, develop and pre-test a Trainers’ manual, a package of capability-building materials including learning modules (user copy and facilitator copy) and its necessary inclusions like presentation decks, evaluation forms, among others.
  • Work in collaboration with counterparts to enhance their capacity to develop and modify the modules and / or sessions based on the emerging knowledge gaps of their intended learners
  • Incorporate appropriate adult learning principles
  • Areas of Responsibility

    Under the direction of the ASEAN- Australia Counter Trafficking (ASEAN-ACT) Country Manager Philippines, and ASEAN-ACT Team, the Consultant will work closely with the Program Management Bureau (PMB) and Social Welfare Institutional Development Bureau (SWIDB) of the DSWD.

    The Consultant will be responsible for undertaking preparatory and presentation meetings, including consultations as required, which may include but are not limited to :

  • Consultations with the concerned PMB units and / or cluster groups to develop and / or finalize the design, mechanics and flow of activities identified for the purpose of this project or engagement
  • RRPTP implementers in the Field Offices (FO) and organizations that also implement related programs to update and enhance the existing Program Manual for RRPTP
  • Consultations with the ASEAN-ACT country team and technical directors
  • Rollout Trainers’ Training to FO and LGU counterparts
  • Content curation for the manual on RRPTP including but not limited to : e-course curriculum, e-course program, e-course design, e-course modules, session guides, M&E instruments, e-course materials and facilitation guide / facilitators’ notes;
  • E-learning Course Manual for the Trainers with the PowerPoint presentation slide deck for each session; E-learning Course Manual for the Participants (workbook) including but not limited to processing or reflection guides, individual exercises, tests or quizzes

  • Development of methodology, activity design, facilitation guides for the writeshops or workshops to be held on agreed dates including but not limited to : Oversee processes and time allocation as designed Preparation of PowerPoint presentations for the activities (, meetings and rollout trainings) Documentation, collection and collation of outputs of activities conducted (, consultations) Analysis of outputs Packaging the outputs as reports Work closely and provide inputs to the instructional designers and content developers with regards to the development of e-learning tools / materials Facilitate consultations and workshops to test and refine the e-learning tools / materials.
  • Review and provide inputs on the scripts, storyboards, audio-video presentations (AVPs) generated as part of the e-course materials.

  • Conduct validation workshop before final submission with the DSWD.
  • Rollout Trainers’ Training to FO and LGU counterparts.
  • Expected Outputs

    The hired individual / organisation is expected to deliver the following outputs within the timeline :

  • Inception report including description of the consultancy process & approach
  • Final report of the project engagement
  • Electronic and ready-to-print / publication-ready copies of the following : Updated Program Manual on RRPTP Manual for Trainers with the PowerPoint presentation slide deck for each session, including Training and Facilitation Plans Manual for the participants (workbook) including but not limited to processing or reflection guided, individual exercises, tests or quizzes.
  • Reporting Requirements

  • Proposed workplan with stated timelines and deliverables, including other documents as necessary
  • Submission of regular progress updates to the Country Manager- Philippines
  • Selection Criteria

    Qualifications and experience :

    Applicants should have qualifications below. This applies to both an individual or to the individual or team of designers / developers who may be deployed for this project by an entity / company

  • Ability to work with senior government officials, especially those in the justice and social welfare agencies
  • Demonstrated knowledge in developing modules, curriculum, and conducting / facilitating training programs
  • Demonstrated competence in conducting and facilitating consultations and workshops
  • Extensive experience in community-based recovery and reintegration approaches and strategies of TIP victims in Philippines context
  • Ability to write high quality written materials including formal reporting.
  • Desirable :

  • Experience in case management, gender-responsive approaches, trauma-informed care, social inclusion in the context of TIP
  • Knowledge of national, regional, and international instruments in relation to TIP and VR-GESI principles
  • Skills in the editing and formatting of document to a high standard, especially official or legal documents.
  • Ability to work with diverse groups, government and non-government entities
  • Experience engaging with the Department of Social Welfare and Development in terms of module development
  • Extensive experience in working with international development partners.
  • How to Apply

    Send an email to with :

  • A one-page cover letter, which describes how your skills and experience are applicable to the selection criteria;
  • Curriculum vitae; and
  • The words RRPTP Program Manual Review and Training Manual Development Consultant’ in the email subject.
  • Full TOR :
  • Deadline for applications : 5PM Manila time, 31 January 2022

    ASEAN-ACT is committed to achieving workplace diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individual from minority groups, indigenous groups, people with a disability, women and ASEAN nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

    All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

    Due to the expected volume of applications, only candidates under positive consideration will be notified.

    Other Information

    Amendments to the position’s Terms of Reference may be made during the period of the engagement as required.

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