Terms of Reference for the Trainer to conduct workshops on protection of rights of victims of violence among migrant population

Terms of Reference for the Trainer to conduct workshops on protection of rights of victims of violence among migrant population  

Published on August the 1st 2019                             

Project title: Children are not for sale

Project is carried out by NGO Atina, Center for Youth Integration with support of Save the Children and Swedish Radio Aid


NGO Atina was founded in 2003, as a response of women’s movement in Serbia to the problem of human trafficking, and non-existence of adequate programs of long-term support for the victims and help in their social inclusion. Atina's work is guided by the needs of women and children survivors but also of those at risk, and it represents a response in long-term support programs which respect gender perspective and which are based on the invaluable experience of women’s movement activists. Atina's specific focuses are children and youth, especially those from vulnerable groups and those who did not have equal opportunities as others (children and youth without elementary education, those without parental care, etc.). In time, Atina has established Comprehensive Social Inclusion Programme (Transition House, Reintegration Centre, Field Support Team, Bagel social enterprise), supported establishment of seven Local teams of professionals in seven largest cities in Serbia, and developed capacities of professionals mandated to support survivors of violence and advocate for legislative changes aimed at improving the position of identified and potential survivors of trafficking and all forms of gender-based violence. During the refugee crisis, NGO Atina has taken an active role in providing direct assistance to women and children victims and potential victims of trafficking, gender-based violence and other forms of exploitation from migrant, refugee and asylum seekers population, and continues to include these women and children in its programmes.


After the Balkan route was closed in March 2016, several thousands of refugees and migrants remained residing in Serbia, in reception and asylum centers, young women and children being the majority of this population. Last UNHCR Interagency operational update from January until March 2018 said there were 3,900 new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants counted in Serbia on 31 March, of whom 3,500 (90%) were housed in 18 governmental centers (a decrease from 4,100 accommodated and 4,300 counted in the country at the beginning of 2018). Another 100 refugees/migrants were reportedly staying rough in Belgrade city Centre, around 50 in the Western border area and around 100 in the North. By Atina's experience, in countries of origin of refugee women and children the violence against them is relativized but frequent and considered a part of tradition and a cultural norm. This is why many of them are exposed to violence not just in these countries, but also during the travel, and in Serbia, and testified they survived trafficking and gender-based violence. Despite the general actions by the state authorities in Serbia, initiated to eliminate trafficking and other forms of violence, there is still a lack of a systemic and effective response to the protection and support of refugee and migrant children and youth, including the lack of safe spaces, long-term support programmes, identification and prosecution of perpetrators, etc. The proposed project focuses on the weak response of the system to eliminate the consequences and potential risks, thus on creating support programmes for human trafficking survivors in order to make informative decisions and participate in decision-making processes in regard to their future. This project’s aim is to tackle these issues.


Within this project it is necessary for one trainer with judicial and juridical background to implement two workshops on the subject of protection of victims of gender based violence among migrant population, with a specific emphasis on children and women. Both of the presentations will be created for professionals from NGOs working in direct contact with the migrant and refugee population. The training should aim to strengthen capacities of field workers to identify potential victims of gender based violence and properly react on them, report them in accordance with existing laws in the country and refer victims to the licensed services. Also, they should be introduced with Ombudsman’s Report in this area. Training should be delivered to cover 40 front-line workers (2 times per 20 participants). Trainings will focus on Save the Children’s local partners but also other NGO field teams, including social workers, local and international NGOs and state actors active in all Asylum and Reception Centre in the country.

Implementation of the trainings should last from 2ndth of September until 16st of September, 2019.




19/08/2019 – 30/08/2019

 Preparation for the trainings

02/09/2019 – 13/09/2019

 Implementation of the trainings

13/09/2019 – 16/09/2019

Reporting of the training implementation








NGO Atina will negotiate number of days of engagement with the selected consultant on the basis of the financial offer (gross amount) that will classify the following:


Activity description


Rate per day


Activity 1





Activity 2





*Add columns as needed depending on the number of activities needed to perform the assignment

            Subtotal                                               SEK__________

            Other costs (specify)                            SEK__________

            TOTAL                                                 SEK__________

The total cost should cover all preparatory work regarding the job description, communication costs between Project team, consultants and organizations (e-mail, telephone, fax, mail).


Interested consultant should develop and submit the bidding proposal in English language to respond to above mentioned specific tasks no later than 13the August, 2019. The bidding proposal should include:

1. Description and contact details of the expert applying;

2. A Budget Proposal (in the required form);

3. CV of expert involved emphasizing only relevant experience;

4. Past performance in similar areas of a consultant applying, with reference of previous contracting agencies.


Project team will make a decision on the selection of the most successful bidder, subject to the available budget, on the following four criteria:

  • University degree in the relevant field;
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience;
  • Experience of the candidate in performing similar projects or programs;
  • An example of previous work as a reference of previous experience is desirable.



All bids need to be submitted no later than 13th August 2019 at 5PM in electronic version, to the email marija.pantelic@atina.org.rs (link sends e-mail). A selection will be made no later than 15th August 2019 and the selected consultant will be contracted no later than 16th August, 2019.

Only the selected candidate will be informed.