Statement of Work
ASEAN CWT Law Enforcement Agency Mapping Exercise
Program - USAID Wildlife Asia
USAID Wildlife Asia seeks to significantly reduce wildlife crime in Southeast Asia and China by employing a comprehensive regional cooperation approach. Specifically, Wildlife Asia will (i) Reduce consumer demand for wildlife and wildlife products in target areas; (ii) Strengthen regional law enforcement capacity and coordination; (iii) Increase commitment to addressing counter wildlife trafficking (CWT); and, (iv) Support the USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia’s (RDMA’s) coordination of regional CWT stakeholders and efforts to strengthen the US Government (USG) interagency CWT initiatives.
USAID Wildlife Asia is based in Bangkok, Thailand and the geographic scope includes all ASEAN countries, with a focus on the Lower Mekong (Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia) and China. The species of primary interest are elephants (ivory), pangolins, rhinos (rhino horn), and Asian big cats. The project will soon begin its fifth and final year of implementation.
As part of its work under the law enforcement component of the program, USAID Wildlife Asia has been working with a number of partners and counterpart agencies to develop, deliver, promote and institutionalize the Counter Transnational Organized Crime training (CTOC) course. ASEANAPOL has recently emerged as a key ally in this regard including helping to launch the CTOC training package in October 2020. They also recently expressed interest in co-hosting a virtual CWT Executive Leadership Consultation Meeting which is an event that aims to demonstrate the utility of a multi-agency and multinational approach to countering wildlife trafficking in order to garner support for these critical networks at a higher operational level, and for this to filter up into needed legislative and policy changes which prioritize counter wildlife trafficking efforts. To support this event, ASEANAPOL has requested the preparation of a report which identifies and outlines the roles and responsibilities of current agencies involved in Counter Wildlife Trafficking (CWT) law enforcement efforts across ASEAN including the status of national WENs.
In response to this request, USAID Wildlife Asia has teamed-up with UNODC to recruit a team of two consultants (one lead and one support consultant) to undertake a ‘mapping’ of the current agencies involved in CWT law enforcement efforts across ASEAN including the status of national WENs. This Statement of Work refers to the work associated with the role of the Support Consultant.
The assignment will largely be a desk-based study, but is expected to include virtual interviews and, where feasible, in-person meetings with relevant law enforcement agencies across ASEAN. USAID Wildlife Asia is looking for the Support Consultant to begin in early January. The level of effort is expected not to exceed 10 days.
The Support Consultant will work in close collaboration with the Lead Consultant being recruited by UNODC and report to USAID Wildlife Asia’s Senior Technical Advisor, as well as coordinate and communicate with appointed UNODC representatives as needed.
The report is expected to be developed in a manner that allows the information to be easily accessible by including, where appropriate, the use of tables, diagrams, and relevant graphics and illustrations.
The report is expected to be broken down by country and structured as follows:
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