Tackling Modern Slavery in Vietnam (TMSV) Project is funded by the UK Home Office and implemented by a consortium composed of International Organisation of Migration (IOM), British Council and World Vision. IOM is the consortium lead. The goal of this project is to end modern slavery in Viet Nam through changing behaviour, increasing prosecutions and supporting the rehabilitation and reintegration of potential and actual victims of human trafficking. TMSV Project is expected to achieve the following three broad impact areas:
- Preventing vulnerable populations from becoming victims
- Strengthening the judicial response to human trafficking
- Supporting the rehabilitation and reintegration of victims of trafficking
The British Council will lead on Impact Area 2 to deliver the following outcomes:
- Expected outcome (2.1) – Vulnerable populations at grassroots level have increased understanding of criminal justice system and processes in human trafficking cases
- Expected outcome (2.2) – Judges, prosecutors and lawyers trained in adjudicating and prosecuting trafficking cases including identification of trafficking indicators/cases, victim and witness sensitivity/interviewing techniques, evidence collection and case management, effective implementation of amended legislation and international best practice.
- Expected outcome (2.3) – Strengthened coordination between justice sector agencies in pilot provinces through support to improving the national database on trafficking under the National Program on Prevention and Fighting Trafficking (2016–20)
As part of the approach to achieve Impact Area 2 of the TMSV Project, the British Council will deliver a Community-led Forum Theatre component including a series of campaigns using forum theatre as a means of communicating key behaviour change messages tailored to the needs of vulnerable communities. Community-led forum theatre is a tested and effective means of communicating social messages by enabling sensitive processes of community dialogue to take place, which in turn induces patterns of behavioural change in communities. These interactive theatre performances, customised to the theme of fighting human trafficking in Vietnam, aim to ensure that vulnerable populations at grassroots level have increased knowledge and awareness in order to facilitate changed patterns of behaviours.
The British Council is looking for a UK forum theatre expert to build capacity of selected Vietnamese art groups so that they are able to develop and deliver community-led forum theatre performances as means of dissemination of development/ justice messages to local communities. The UK forum theatre expert is expected to provide UK experiences, good practice and in-depth knowledge in Community Forum Theatre through a series of training, coaching and advisory activities.
SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES
The overall objective of the work is to enhance the capacity of a local Vietnamese independent theatre-for-development group and selected provincial theatre troupes in order for them to develop and deliver community-led forum theatre performances on fighting human trafficking in the project target areas.
The specific objectives are as follows:
- Design a training programme and training materials in participatory community-led forum theatre techniques (UK-based)
- Deliver two trainings for the local independent theatre-for-development group and provincial theatre troupes from 5 provinces and coach them in order to enable them to develop and deliver effective community-led forum theatre performances (Vietnam-based)
- Review, document and share the learning and best practice of the process with recommendations for improvement.
Further details of the specific requirements under each of those objectives are provided in Annex 1 – Request for Proposals (RFP) – download link is provided below.
Proposals will be assessed using the following criteria:
- Track record in planning and delivery of forum theatre projects;
- Extensive experience in designing and delivery of training courses in forum theatres that promote in promoting development messages;
- Two examples of projects delivered internationally which address working with vulnerable adults and community settings;
- Qualifications/certificates and/or training, courses, workshops, residencies etc. relevant to the theme of this assignment;
See Clause 14 in the RFP Evaluation Criteria for more details – download link is provided below.