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Consultant/ Service Contract to develop training cuuriculum and conduct training on Business Social Compliance Initiatives (BSCI)

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Terms of Reference

 

Consultant/ Service Contract to develop training cuuriculum and conduct training on Business Social Compliance Initiatives (BSCI) and UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Right (UNGPs) for seafood processing companies in Rayong

 

Introduction

 

Plan International Thailand has implemented the Stopping Exploitation through Accessible Services project (SEAS of Change) through the support of the Federation’s Swedish National Office and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), Finland National Office together with Kesko Corporation, US National Office and The Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation. This innovative initiative engages a wide array of internal offices across the Plan Federation along with external actors including corporate partners, government agencies and local communities.

 

In 2017, Plan International Thailand strive to expand our intervention by focusing on supply chain engagement strategy in order to increase job opportunity offering decent working conditions with fair remuneration for young migrant workers living in Rayong province. We partner with Finnpartnership Program to promote the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in Thai fishery industry and to enhance sustainable socio-economic development in local communities through business-CSO partnership between Thailand and Finland. Finnpartnership Program is a funding mechanism of Finland’s Foreign Affairs Ministry aimed to support the partnership between Finnish businesses and CSOs organizations.

               

I.                 Background

 

Thai fishing industry is a major destination for migrant workers from neighbor counties: Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos. The migrant workers migrate from their country of origin in order to searching for a better income and living conditions, but many of them end up working illegally in the fishery industry where bad working conditions, forced labor, withheld wages, beatings, threats and workers are common concerns. There are many evidences showing that young migrant workers experienced some kind of exploitation: withheld wage, emotional abuse, excessive working hours and physical abuse both in vessels and inshore processing factory. In addition weakness of law enforcement coupled with unavailable of education and social protection services for marginalized group in Thailand pose a risk for vulnerable young migrant worker in being victim of child labor and forced labor, particularly those who are undocumented migrants. 

 

Plan International Thailand is committed to protecting children from abuse, neglect and exploitation.  We seek to contribute to Thai fishery industry that is free from exploitative child labor and that is offers decent work opportunities for all, particularly young migrant worker. Since 2014, we have implemented activities under SEAS of Change project in Rayong and Trat provinces where estimated Cambodia migrant population is approximately 100,000 people. One essential part of project strategies is supply chain engagement, in which we have recognized that cooperation from relevant stakeholders across entire supply chain to address root causes of child labor is required in the effort to achieve sustainable solution, and only collective action among stakeholders can bring sustainable results. By emphasizing on inclusive approach, Plan International Thailand tries to engage corporate partners in Thai fishery industry from small-scale producers to leading exporters in order to ensure greater transparency and accountability with the expectation that it will lead to improved human rights and increased opportunities for decent work for all, particularly young migrant workers. 

 

Despite of Plan International Thailand’s committed effort to improve working conditions in Thai fishery industry through the partnership with top seafood processing exporters, the prevalence of illegal labor practices continue to exist because many small and medium businesses are unaware of greater expectation in relations to human rights from their buyers and consumers domestically and internationally. In response to this situation, we plan to organize a capacity building for small and medium seafood processing companies in Rayong such as local fish sauce, canned tuna and dried octopus producers. We have opted to use training on Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) and UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) as tools to inform managers in those companies about buyers’ and consumers’ expectation, and subsequently to enhance transparency and accountability of corporate partners.

  II.                 Objective

Plan International Thailand is looking for a consultant (individual or team) to develop a training curriculum on Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) and UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) and conduct three training sessions for business owners or employer representatives from small-scale seafood processing companies and their suppliers in Rayong province.  The objectives of the training are to raise awareness among small-scale business operators about the fundamental of human rights especially labor rights, and to strengthen capacity of local business enterprises in complying after buyers’ requirement related to human rights and labor rights.

At the end of training session, we expect all participants to pay more attention on human rights related issues and have better understanding in relation to the improvement of working conditions in their premises, as well as adopting BSCI and UNGPs principles as part of their business operation principles.

 

  • Tasks

 

  • The consultants will work closely with Plan International Thailand staff in an effort to develop the training curriculum. The core content will entail an overview of a corporate responsibility to respect human rights stated in UNGPs, 13 BSCI performance areas linked to national labor laws and regulations, social management system, and management tools for BSCI implementation and prevention of negative potential impacts. The curriculum will include group activities (role play, game and case study) aiming to promote values and ethical behaviors associated with business and human rights: respect, fairness, equality and non-discrimination.   

  

  • The consultants will be responsible for organizing three training sessions. The consultant will provide comprehensive knowledge, and tool for translating UNGPs and BSCI principles into actions through wide variety of activities according to training curriculum.

 

 

  1. Deliverables

 

Item No.

Deliverables

Due Date

1

The first draft of detailed training curriculum on BSCI and UNGPs principles together with pre and post-training evaluation form. The curriculum should identify learning objectives, agenda, role of trainer(s), and training methodology.

Within 7 days after signing of

the contract

2

The final draft of training curriculum

Within 15 days after receiving revision suggestion from Plan International Thailand

 

3

Three training sessions conducting in Thai and training material in Thai and English.

The training is expected to be held in January, March and April 2018 respectively

 

4

Event report of the training session detailing facts about the training including agenda, list of participants, training tools, and recommendation for future improvement

 

Within 15 days after conducting each training session

 

 

  1. Schedule

 

Training location: Rayong province

Number of trainees per session: 20 people

Length of the training: 4 days 

 

Tentative Schedule for the 3 training sessions in Rayong

1st training session

6th - 9th February 2018

2nd training session

5th - 8th March 2018

3rd training session

1st - 4th May 2018

 

 

 VI.          Consultant’s qualification

A consultant (individual or team) will be recruited.

The minimum qualifications and experiences required are:

 

  • Professional experience in developing training curriculum or deliver training on Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) and UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), or experience working with BSCI or human rights institutions
  • Experience in training facilitation in Thai for Thai audience
  • Broader understanding and knowledge on overall situation of working conditions in Thai fishery industry and circumstance of local context
  • Proficient in English communication and English report writing
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and able to demonstrate respect for people with diverse ethnicities, different socio-economic backgrounds and beliefs.

 

VIII.        How to apply?

 

  • Develop a proposal for the consultancy based on the Terms of Reference, including proposed budget and work plan. The budget should include the candidate’s daily rate and break-down details of other expenses. Plan will pay for the consultants’ professional fee, training venue, meeting package during the training, and the cost of training materials.
  • Submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV) of each team member with contact details
  • Submit at least one sample of previous work (unpublished or published document)
  • Please take note that only short listed candidates will be notified.
  • Submit all documents to Khun Hiranya Chantapong by close of business on Tuesday 5 December 2017 by e-mail at HR@plan-international.org or by mail to Khun Hiranya Chantapong, Plan International, 14th Floor, 253 Sukhumvit 21 Road (Asoke), Klongtoey Nua, Wattana, Bangkok 10110.

 

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