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About the Programme

The Government of the Republic of the Philippines with the support of the European Union is implementing the Justice Sector Reform Programme: Governance in Justice II (GOJUST II). GOJUST II is funded by the European Union to the value of EUR 19 million and implemented by the British Council and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). GOJUST II builds on and continues the work of the predecessor programme, GOJUST, which was implemented from April 2016 to September 2020. GOJUST II is implemented in joint co-financing with the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (EUR 1 million). 

The overall objective of GOJUST is to contribute to inclusive and sustainable socio-economic development through improved access to justice for all in the Philippines. Specifically, it aims to develop more responsive and accountable justice services. It includes two components focusing on justice and human rights, respectively. The programme is being implemented from December 2020 to June 2025.

Background of the Assignment

Cognizant of the roles of Barangay Tanods for the swift and fair administration of justice, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) finds the need to undertake strategic interventions to boost their capability in the performance of their duties with expertise, commitment, and integrity. Under GOJUST II, this particular mission aims to equip the Barangay Tanods with the necessary knowledge and skills to carry out their mandated duties and responsibilities in the maintenance of peace and order, and as first responders in crime scene preservation. Hence, a Non-Key Expert (NKE) will be hired to achieve the objective of enhancing the capacities of Barangay Tanods on crime scene evidence preservation. 

Role overview

The overall objective of this mission is to sustain the gains in professionalizing Barangay Tanods by developing a training manual on crime scene evidence preservation, taking into consideration existing protocols of other agencies such as the DOJ, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), the Philippine National Police (PNP), the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), among others. The objective of this mission contributes to the improvement of justice sector coordination measures, which is the outcome indicator for Result Area 1. 

Specifically, the non-key expert is expected to achieve the following objectives:

  • Conduct a consultation and writeshop with key stakeholders involved in crime scene evidence management including officials from DOJ, NBI, PNP, PDEA prosecutors, selected judges, and other stakeholders, to serve as inputs to the development of a manual on crime scene evidence management
  • To develop a training manual for Barangay Tanods on crime scene evidence preservation
  • To conduct training-of-trainers  of the new manual in three (3) barangays from each of the following Justice Zones: Quezon City, Bacolod City, and Davao City.

Contract duration

Estimated start date is 10 March 2023. The main mission period is three months from 10 March 2023 to 10 June 2023. The deadline for completion of the final Mission Report is June 20, 2023.

How to apply?

Applications for this request for proposal should be submitted to Lalaine Alfaro (lalaine.alfaro@britishcouncil.org) by 10 March 2023, 11:59 p.m. (Manila time).

For the complete list of required qualifications and skills, and general and specific professional experience, please download the attached terms of reference (ToR) below.

For questions and concerns, the main contact person for this mission shall be the following: 

The complete Terms of Reference is available for download below.


[1] Target participants are: 25 participants from the following Regions: NCR, Regions VI and XI; and Quezon City, Bacolod City, and Davao City

[2] Target participants are: Five (5) participants from three (3) barangays of Quezon City, Bacolod City and Davao City