The Global Action against Trafficking in Persons and the Smuggling of Migrants - Asia and the Middle East (GLO.ACT Asia and the Middle East) is a four-year, joint initiative by the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) being implemented in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in five countries - Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq and Pakistan.

GLO.ACT – Pakistan project will offer support to develop and implement comprehensive national and regional counter-trafficking and counter-smuggling responses. Overall, the project will cover 5 Outcomes: 1. Strategy and policy development; 2. Legislative assistance; 3. Capacity building; 4. Regional and trans-regional cooperation and 5. Protection and assistance to victims of trafficking and smuggled migrants, including children. While UNODC is leading on the first four Outcomes, IOM is the Implementing Partner and is leading on Outcome 5 of the intervention.

To achieve Outcome 5, IOM will adopt a holistic approach whereby it will

  • Bridge the gap between all relevant stakeholders to build a sustainable referral mechanism for protection and assistance to victims of human trafficking and migrant smuggling
  • Provide direct assistance to victims in partnership with a Civil Society Organisation
  • Build technical capacities of all project partners in key areas such as victim identification, referral, and provision of assistance

This call for proposals seeks to contract an Implementing Partner working in the area of provision of direct assistance and protection to victims of human trafficking and migrant smuggling, especially children. Under this agreement, IOM Pakistan will establish an official partnership with the selected Implementing Partner to deliver on the direct assistance and protection component under Outcome 5.

  1. Objectives and Scope of the Project:

The main objective of this project is to provide direct assistance and protection to victims of human trafficking and migrant smuggling, in particular children.

Activities should include but are not limited to shelter, medical care, legal aid, psychosocial support and social reintegration.


Indicative activities:

  • Establish, monitor and evaluate a screening mechanism to identify needs of the target beneficiaries. The screening mechanism should be a combination of standard questionnaires, individual interviews and observations by trained staff;
  • Provide direct assistance to the beneficiaries and/or refer them to activities. Based on the identified needs, the assistance should include, but is not limited to:
  • Care and flexible accommodation options, including both safe shelter as well as independent or semi-independent arrangements for beneficiaries not requiring shelter-based care;
  • Medical care;
  • Psychosocial support;
  • Essential advice on the victim’s rights and facilitating them to claim access to remedies, including compensation or similar aid packages from national government;
  • Technical and Vocational Education and Training for those in need;
  • Assistance to obtain access to justice, legal advice and assistance including for victims to act as witnesses in court cases
  • Individualized case management specific to provision of activities to each beneficiary corresponding to the needs identified, including a beneficiary feedback mechanism to continually improve aspects of assistance provided in each project quarter;
  • Follow-up mechanism for project beneficiaries that would sustain beyond the duration of the project;
  • Referral to longer-term (re)integration assistance activities for those in need to ensure sustainability of the project;
  • Contribute to setting up of a National Referral Mechanism by participating in consultative meetings organized by IOM, highlighting challenges and presenting recommendations on identification and sustainable reintegration of victims of human trafficking and migrant smuggling.


The duration of the project should be 1 year (12 months).


The project will target victims of human trafficking and migrant smuggling in Pakistan regardless of where they are located within the country.


The beneficiaries of this project will be victims of human trafficking and migrant smuggling, including children in Pakistan. Each individual beneficiary must meet IOM’s vulnerability criteria (the implementing partner will be trained on these criteria). All beneficiaries identified as vulnerable in line with IOM’s vulnerability criteria will be eligible for assistance under this project, regardless of sex, age, ethnicity, nationality, or immigration status.

  1. Fundamental principles

The Implementing Partner is expected to consider the following fundamental principles in designing the project proposal:

  • Partnership/collaboration/cooperation with other stakeholders;
  • Project design with the potential for replication;
  • Sustainability of project activities;
  • An approach that values diversity and considers the special needs of each beneficiary;
  • Alignment with national and international laws on trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants as well as other relevant laws.


  1. Milestones
  • The agreement will take place over a period of 12 months, with start date as soon as the Project Implementation Agreement is signed.
  • Monthly reporting on the number, needs identified, activities provided and feedback from cases assisted (as per a template provided by IOM).
  • Narrative and financial reports to be provided to IOM during the agreement period as per the template, timeline and conditions agreed upon in the Project Implementation Agreement.

The Implementing Partner

  • Should be a non-profit organisation (CSOs including NGOs, CBOs) registered under the relevant Laws of Pakistan.
  • Is directly responsible for the preparation and management of the project, i.e. not acting as an intermediary.
  • Is in operations for no less than seven (7) years and with at least five years of in-country experience in providing direct assistance/ activities to vulnerable and/or migrant populations in Pakistan.
  • Has demonstrated capacity to provide good quality individualized case management activities in Pakistan.
  • Has capacity to provide reintegration and follow up activities in Pakistan.
  • Has existing access to vulnerable migrant populations in Pakistan.
How to Apply

Download Request for Proposal - Complete Document

The Implementing Partner will be selected under a Quality – Cost Based Selection procedure described in the Request for Proposal found here:

The RFP includes the following documents:

Section I. Instructions to Implementing Partner

Section II. Technical Proposal – Standard Forms

Section III. Financial Proposal – Standard Forms

Section IV. Terms of Reference

Section V. Standard Form of Contract


The Proposals must be delivered by hand or through mail to IOM with office address Plot 4C, Diplomatic Enclave, G5, Islamabad, Pakistan by 1700 hrs, 27th October, 2020. Applicants may direct any queries to the following email addresses: and, quoting RFP number 131020/MPA-GLOACT/DMM/HQ/PK in the email subject line. No late proposal shall be accepted.

IOM reserves the right to accept or reject any proposal and to annul the selection process and reject all proposals at any time prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected Implementing Partner.