Trainer Expert

  • Added Date: Friday, 21 February 2020
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 06 March 2020

Position Title : Trainer Expert

Duty Station : Bangkok, Thailand

Classification : Consultancy (All-inclusive fees of USD 6,000)

Type of Appointment : Consultancy, 3-month contract

Desired Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 06 March 2020

Reference Code : CFCV007/2020

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.


With support from the Government of Canada, through its Anti-Crime Capacity Building Program (ACCBP), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is implementing a region-wide programme to combat human smuggling in Asia, covering Thailand and Sri Lanka. IOM Thailand’s project - “Strengthening Border Management and Intelligence Capacity of Thai Government Officials” was established in 2012 and is currently in Phase IV of implementation, running from April 2019 until March 2022.

During the last three phases, IOM Thailand has been working closely with numerous partners under Royal Thai Police (RTP) which include Thai Immigration Bureau (TIB), Tourist Police Bureau, Anti-Trafficking in Persons Division, and police instructors from the Royal Police Cadet Academy (RPCA) to strengthen migration and border management covering land and air borders. Under the implementation of Phase IV, IOM thus plans to expand its partnership with Marine Police Division (MPD) of the Royal Thai Police, aiming to strengthen the capacity of marine police to combat smuggling of migrants (SoM) and secure sea maritime borders more effectively and efficiently.


The trainer expert is required to develop training agenda and materials, and lead four 3-day trainingsin Thailand in order to achieved the expected outcome of the Project which is improved border management through harmonized trainings to law enforcement officials along maritime borders.


Overall, trainer expert is responsible for the following major tasks:**

  1. Develop interactive and detailed training modules/training session plan based on the topics shared below

  2. Design practical exercises (e.g. Tabletop Exercise, simulation, outdoor activities),

  3. Prepare pre- and post-test questions.

  4. Contextualize the training content based on feedback from Marine Police Division

  5. Deliver four 3-day trainings for marine police officials in Phuket, Songkla, Chonburi, and Nong Khai

Proposed Training Components

The training component is divided into 2 parts, the first part is concepts and legal terms of transnational organized crime including the concept of smuggling of migrants and trafficking in persons focusing on these 3 topics:

Topic + Description

Intended Outcome

Understanding the law

  • What are the main national legal instruments that apply in maritime security in Thailand particularly in the context of smuggling and trafficking?

  • International legal obligations

  • International best practices

Marine police officials have greater understanding of the legal framework guiding their work

Marine police division is better able to align its operations to the national laws and international obligations

Organized Crime in the Maritime Context

  • Smuggling of Migrants

  • Trafficking in Persons

  • Terrorism

  • Drug Trafficking

  • Fisheries crime

  • Piracy and armed robbery at sea?

Marine police officials have greater understanding of the various organized crimes at sea.

Marine police division can better assess its capacities to respond to various organized crimes at sea

Trafficking vs Smuggling

  • Definition of Migrant Smuggling

  • Definition of Trafficking in Persons

  • Main differences

  • Identification of smuggled migrants vs trafficked persons

Marine police officials are better able to distinguish between trafficking and smuggling and can accurately identify victims of each

The second part shall emphasize techniques and practical exercises for maritime operations

Topic + Description

Intended Outcome

Prevention, Control and Rescue

  • Interception and Rescue at maritime border (best international practices, case studies)

  • Investigation Techniques

  • Law enforcement against organized crime with a human rights-based approach with specific focus on gender issues

  • Joint Operations with international partners

  • SOP on case referral

Marine police have greater understanding regarding the international best practices countering migrant smuggling at sea borders.

Marine police are better equipped to:

  • Place greater focus on identifying the smugglers when first contact is made

  • recognize the importance of interviewing, collecting physical evidence,

  • writing reports on cross-border crime cases

  • be able to interview and collect physical evidence more effectively

  • be able to write more comprehensive and accurate reports in cross border

Marine police can design and implement counter migrant smuggling interventions through a human rights-based approach

Expected Outputs

  1. Training participants are able to understand the variety of transnational organized crimes in the maritime contexts and explain the difference between human trafficking and smuggling of migrants in order to identify potential victims and provide appropriate assistance.

  2. Training participants have greater understanding of the international and national legal instruments regarding types of aforementioned crimes

  3. Training participants are able to apply lesson learned to interview migrants that could lead to the identification of smuggling networks.

Target Participants

Target participants are 100 – 112 Marine Police officers (no more than 28 participants per batch) who have duty stations at maritime border throughout Thailand, and mix of ranking from Inspector to Squad Leader

Batch # Training Venue Duty Stations of Participants Maritime Border Contexts that
the Trainer Expert should consider


1 Phuket Phuket, Ranong, Krabi, etc. Andaman Sea, sea border close to

2 Songkla Songkla, Pattani, Naratiwas, etc. Gulf of Thailand, land border close to
Malaysia, Insurgency at deep south

3 Nongkhai Nongkhai, Loei, Bueng Kan, etc. Mekong River, river border close to Lao
4 Chonburi Chonburi, Chanthaburi, Trat, etc. Gulf of Thailand, sea border close to


1 Training agenda (combination of lectures and practical exercise) indicating brief information of each session

10 April 2020

2 Training materials which may include Powerpoint presentation files, handouts, pre- and post-test, etc.

24 April 2020

(27 Apr-15 May is allocated for translation of all training materials)

3 Deliver four 4-day training at 4 provinces

*Date of Trainings are subject to change depending on the availability of trainers*

1st Batch: 10– 12 June 2020 (Phuket)

2nd Batch: 15 –17 June 2020 (Chonburi)

3rd Batch: 19 – 21 August 2020 (Songkla)

4th Batch: 24 – 26 August 2020 (Nong Khai)

Performance Indicators for Evaluation of Results

Timely submission of all deliverables

Satisfactory delivery of the training courses evaluated by training participants and IOM staff.


Values - all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:

· Inclusion and respect for diversity: encourages the inclusion of all team members and stakeholders while demonstrating the ability to work constructively with people with different backgrounds and orientations.

· Integrity and transparency: embraces and encourages transparency, balancing this with the need for discretion and confidentiality as appropriate.

· Professionalism: demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter and willingness to improve knowledge and skills.

Core Competencies

· Teamwork: establishes strong relationships with colleagues and partners; relates well to people at all levels.

· Delivering results: manages time and resources efficiently, monitoring progress and making adjustments as necessary.

· Managing and sharing knowledge: keeps abreast of new developments in own field of competence and creates opportunities for knowledge management initiatives.

· Accountability: takes ownership of all responsibilities within own role and honours commitments to others and to the Organization.

· Communication: adapts communication to the recipient’s needs, asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication.


· Master’s degree in law, social sciences or areas relevant to the TOR;

· Minimum 5 years of experience in delivering capacity building trainings related to maritime border management, security and counter smuggling of migrants and trafficking in persons;

· Possess comprehensive understanding of maritime context in Southeast Asia is an asset

· Extensive experienced in conducting interactive practical exercises such as simulation exercise, tabletop exercise, role play, crime scene operation, etc.


English (Fluent)


Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.

Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighboring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighboring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.

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