The program is designed to improve police-community engagement nd create an environment that facilitates prevention of crime and equitable access to justice, particularly in relation to women, girls and poor and vulnerable groups. Problems addressed by this program relate generally to the user unfriendliness of the police ‘system’ and the difficulties people experience in trying to access policing services.
The Programme has a specific focus on the poor and disadvantaged, women and children, and delivering tangible results at the Thana (police station) level. The Thanas are the points of delivery of almost all police services at local evel. Model Thanas (MTS) have been established in metropolitan and rural areas to demonstrate how Thana police can benefit the community and ensure their needs and expectations are met. These thanas are dedicated to deliver pro-people policing service in their engagements with the local community.
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To identify local needs Police-community consultation has been conducted to engage with the community in policing through various interventions. Service Delivery Centers have been established in all these Thanas and Open House Days are organized regularly at thana level and in any occasions in presence of senior police officers from District Police Office. Efforts have been taken by Bangladesh Police and Police Reform Programme to further improve the existing service delivery of these Model Thanas.
Training courses on crime prevention, crime scene protection awareness and gender sensitizations are being organized for the personnel of Model Thanas. Essential equipment, vehicles and furniture have been provided for the effective operation of these Thanas. These initiatives have been taken to demonstrate what a local police station should look like, what the basic requirements of a police stations are and hat services should they provide to the local community, mainly the women, children and vulnerable community of the society.
At this point of time the service delivery centers and the open house day have become the essential components of a Thana, not only the Model Thana but also all the others throughout Bangladesh. Duties and Responsibilities The overall objective of this assignment is to undertake a qualitative evaluation of ongoing Open House Day programmes initiated by the Bangladesh Police and the quality of service at the Service Delivery Centers at the Thana level. Specific objectives of the assignment are as below:
To assess the current situation of Open House Day; To assess the current situation of Service Delivery center; Identify the gaps and measures to be taken as future courses of action including specific activities for PRP; Develop a guideline and action plan for Open House Day; Develop a guideline and action plan for Service Delivery Center; Submit report with specific findings on what is working and what is not working including specific recommendations. Scope of work and expected outputs / deliverables: The consultant will undertake the primarily identified activities but not limited to the following:
Review the relevant key literature including, Police Regulations of Bengal 1943 in relation to Open House Day and Service Delivery Center at Thana level Organize meetings with the relevant persons from the PRP and Bangladesh Police to have a clear understanding of the Open House Day and Service Delivery Center at Thana level; Develop methodology, data collection tools for the evaluation and share with the PRP for approval; IJndertake field visits to the selected Community Policing Forums, Community Police Units at the Thana level and community members on a sample basis and collect relevant information; Gather / compile data and information; ncluding specific activities for PRP; Write a draft report with specific findings on what is working and what is not working including specific recommendations; Develop a guideline and action plan for Open House Day which will be applicable to implement at all 600 Police Stations of Bangladesh Develop a guideline and action plan for Service Delivery Center which will be applicable to implement at all 600 police Stations of Bangladesh Make a presentation on the overall findings of the evaluation to the PRP team and others as agreed with PRP and receive feedback; Finalize the report and submit to PRP. Timeframe and deadlines: This contract is for a period of 45 working days.
The detailed breakdown is as below Action Timeline Place/area/region where tasks under the assignment should be done % of Payment Planning, review of literature, development of methodology and tools and preparing an inception report 10 days Dhaka based (Office/Home) 3. Field visit followed by preparing a report on data collection 18days Field based (Outside Dhaka) 4. Preparing draft report and sharing findings 12 days NIA 6. Finalization and submission of report 5 days (Office/ Home) Supervision and Performance EvaluationThe incumbent will work with Crime Prevention and Community Policing Component of PRP under the supervision of the Crime Prevention and Community Policing Specialist of PRP. The Crime prevention and Community Safety Specialist will evaluate the performance of the consultant and certify payment.
The incumbent will work with Crime the consultant and certify payment. Reports: The consultant will produce the following reports/deliverables: Inception report including methodology, assessment tools and work plan; Field visit and data collection report; Entry of collected information in a reasonably data management and analyzing the information; Draft report; Presentation of findings; Final Report; and Soft and hard copies of the documents. Note: The findings and recommendations in the report will be divided in two parts one will be on Open House day and the other on Service Delivery Center. At least 50 percent of the study areas will be Model Thanas, while the rest will be Non-model Thanas.
Comparative findings will be provided in the report. However, the Recommendations, Activity Plan and Guidelines will be for both Model Thana and Non-model Thana. Inputs: The consultant will be provided with the following inputs: The consultant will be provided space at the PRP office whenever necessary. However, the consultant will enjoy the liberty of working from home whenever feasible. The consultant will have to work using her/his own computer. The consultant will be provided with transport for all official field work. The consultant will be entitled to have daily subsistence allowances (DSA) as per IJNDP rule during filed missions (outside Dhaka).
Competencies Have excellent knowledge and skills on monitoring and evaluation especially on qualitative study applying different participatory methods like, Focus Group Discussion (FGD), Key Informant Interview (KI’), In-depth Interview (IDI), case studies (CS) etc. Excellent knowledge of designing of data collection methods, tools and data analysis; Ability to consolidate information from multiple sources; Ability to prepare high quality report for the government and international donors; Demonstrated understanding of human security issues in Bangladesh is desirable; Ability to work independently and collaboratively as a part of team; Proficiency in computer skills and demonstrated ability in use of Microsoft Office, internet and email is essential. Required Skills and Experience Academic : Master Degree in Development Studies or in relevant Social Science related iscipline is required.
Point Technical excellent knowledge and skills on monitoring and evaluation especially on qualitative study applying different participatory methods like, Focus Group Discussion (FGD), Key Informant Interview (KII), In-depth Interview (IDI), case studies (CS) etc. 0 Excellent knowledge and experience of designing of data collection methods, tools and data analysis Previous knowledge and understanding of human security issues in Bangladesh 15 Experience of working with the government, law enforcement agencies, LJN/ international organizations. 15% Financial proposal 30 IJNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.