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 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.
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, Non-Key Experts (NKE) will be hired to achieve the objective of enhancing the capacities of Barangay Tanods on crime scene evidence preservation.
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, National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Philippine National Police (PNP), 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 experts are expected to achieve the following objectives:
- Conduct of 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.