|Published||May 26, 2022|
|Job Type||Full Time|
Established in 2002, BDF is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization with the mission to provide access to essential education, health, and child protection services to disadvantaged children and families living in construction site camps. Through field projects and advocacy activities, BDF aims to improve access to services for the estimated 60,000 children connected to the construction sector in Thailand. BDF’s activities reach over 1,600 children and 10,000 workers in the construction industry per year.
As part of the systemic impact program work, BDF has launched the Building Social Impact Initiative, a private sector engagement program to work jointly with construction and real estate companies to improve the living conditions and access to public services for workers and children living in construction site camps. Under this program, BDF has developed a Framework for Action, a set of 12 practical recommendations for companies to undertake in their construction site camps and a Toolkit for conducting self-assessments and developing action plans. To support companies in this endeavor, BDF provides a comprehensive training program for company staff, both operational and management, to build both their understanding and capacity in relation to child rights, mapping and connecting with public service providers, conducting self-assessments for the camps and developing action plans.
The construction sector in Thailand is driven primarily by migrant labour, migrant workers arrive in Thailand often as couples or families, or start families during their time in Thailand. Within the construction site camps where migrant families reside, children are particularly vulnerable to violence and child labour. There is often a low awareness of child protection services among migrant families, or a high reluctance to use them due to lack of documentation, language skills or knowledge of what services are offered.
Therefore, as part of the training program for company staff, child safeguarding training is a crucial module for camp staff to recognise risks to children, respond in a rights-based and sensitive manner. Towards this objective, BDF is hiring a consultant to develop a Trainer of Trainers guide for BDF program staff to use in their training with companies, a Trainer’s Book for company staff to refer to and utilize internally, as well as content for each of the guides.
Scope of Work
The consultant will conduct an initial review of the existing training content that BDF has previously developed. Facilitate a half-day workshop with the BDF program team, during which the program team will share experiences of training company staff and the consultant will share feedback on the content and both parties will agree on the specific objectives and scope of the training for company staff. Following the workshop, the consultant will develop a Trainer of Trainers guide, a Trainer’s Book and content outline for sessions with company staff.
Trainer of Trainers Guide
The Trainer of Trainers guide will be used by BDF staff to train camp management and human resources staff of construction companies on child safeguarding the rights of victims, and how to implement a rights-based referral mechanism to public services or non-governmental services. The training sessions with companies are envisioned to take place over two sessions, each 3 hours long, with possibilities for refresher training.
Camp Management Handbook
The Camp Management Handbook will be used by camp management staff to deliver light sessions within the camp to community members on developing a basic understanding of child safeguarding, the rights of victims and the different types of support available. The Camp Management Handbook should provide a guideline for camp management staff to conduct participatory activities such as developing “House Rules” for community members on acceptable and unacceptable behaviour in relation to child safeguarding.
Deliverables and timeline
Inception phase: document review, and detailed review of the planning and timing of the consultancy
Facilitate a half-day workshop with BDF staff, sharing feedback on existing BDF content related to child safeguarding and agreeing on objectives and scope of training for company staff.
Develop a Trainer of Trainers guide (15 pages max.) to be used for BDF to deliver training sessions autonomously with company staff. The guide should be written in English. The guide should include
Duration and materials needed
Methodology and activities
Develop a Trainer’s Book (8-10 pages) for use by the company staff with community members
Duration and materials needed
Methodology and activities
Attachment - Visual materials, House Rule template
BDF staff will provide relevant technical documents, including existing training manuals and content regarding child safeguarding. BDF will also provide the venue for the half-day workshop.
The consultancy shall begin as soon as possible. All deliverables should be completed by the end of the first week of July 2022.
Qualifications and Competencies
University degree in a relevant field such as sociology, international development, psychology or social work, postgraduate degree preferred
Ability to write and speak fluently in Thai and English
Experience in designing and delivering training courses to a diverse audience is required
Experience in capacity building of private sector entities is preferred
Knowledge and experience on issues related to child safeguarding, child protection and child rights is required
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a diverse and multicultural team
Flexibility and ability to meet deadlines
The prospective consultant’s proposal will be evaluated on the quality of the technical proposal, the consultant’s experience on the subject matter and designing and delivering training as well as the cost effectiveness of the proposal. The financial offer shall not exceed USD$3,750 - all taxes included.
Submission of Proposal:
CV of the consultant(s)
list of similar assignment conducted by the consultant,
a technical proposal including the methodology and proposed outline of the 2 training guides
a work plan (all deliverables need to be submitted before July 8th 2022).
a financial proposal, with detailed budget breakdown.
Interested candidates can send their CV