Job Description

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the UN Migration Agency. With 173 member states it is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. Established in 1951 and now active in over 400 field locations worldwide, IOM works with partners, government and civil society to:
  1.  Assist in meeting the operational challenges of migration and mobility

  2. Advance understanding of migration issues

  3. Encourage social and economic development through migration; and

  4. Uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants and mobile populations.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal and External candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates. IOM’s Regional Office for the East and Horn of Africa supports and monitors the following countries: Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. Through a team of specialists, the Regional Office supports the development, implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of projects and initiatives undertaken by country offices and regional programmes. The Better Migration Management (BMM) Programme is a regional, multi-year, multi-partner project co-funded by European Union Trust Fund for Africa and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). IOM is one of the key implementing partners of the programme alongside British Council, CIVIPOL, GIZ and UNODC. The Better Migration Management (BMM) programme aims to improve migration management in the region, and in particular, to address Trafficking in Persons (TiP) and Smuggling of Migrants (SoM) from and within the East and Horn of Africa (EHoA) region. The first phase of the BMM programme was implemented over a three- year period concluding in September 2019. The second phase of the programme which runs from October 2019 to June 2022 is being implemented under the three components of; (i) Migration governance, (ii) Cooperation on TiP and SoM and,(iii) Protection of Victims of Trafficking (VoT) and vulnerable migrants. The Consultant will be tasked to adopt IOM’s awareness raising campaign model, referred as IOM X Approach that encourages behavioural change and employs a participatory framework to tailor messaging to its audience with an emphasis on encouraging Community Participation. The information campaign will be based on the other IOM protection frameworks such as the Determinants of Migrants’ Vulnerability (DoMV) which focus on individual, community and structural risk factors and protective measures to migrant protection. The IOM X approach and response to risk and protective factors will be tailor made to country specific context and shall be informed by the specific needs and migration dynamics of each participating country ie Kenya, Somalia and Sudan. Under the direct supervision of the BMM Senior Regional Programme Manager and working closely with the BMM Project Support Officer, relevant Regional Thematic Specialists, Regional Programmes involved in migrant protection, and in close coordination with the BMM Programme Managers in Kenya, Somalia and Sudan country offices the recruited Consultant will be required to:  RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
  1. Conduct a desk review of IOM X (stop exploitation) campaign especially as adopted in West Africa and the Asia-Pacific region from 2015 to date. Based on the DoMV approach present an inception report highlighting background information and Mapping methodologies, scope of work, expected outcomes as well as existing migration management stakeholders to be reached out within the three countries.

  2. Make reference to existing DoMV repository of tools, SoPs and handbooks, pamphlets on Migrant Protection and referral pathways of BMM countries to be incorporated into IOM X approach. The incumbent will work closely with regional programes on any awareness raising strategy that they are employing so as to draw synergies on how the IOM X Approach will be tailor made for the three BMM countries; Kenya, Sudan and Somalia then submit the plan of action for approval to related BMM country Programme Managers and RO team.

  3. Carry out country specific needs assessment on the three BMM implementing countries on awareness raising activities with the view to draw from lessons learnt from previous awareness raising activities and recommendations given.

  4. Submit a work plan on scheduled tentative meetings with the respective governmental agencies of all three countries involved in Migration Management to include: National Coordination Mechanisms, Counter Trafficking Secretariats, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Education, Labour and Gender Etc., Non-governmental agencies, United Nations agencies and private sector aiming at getting their buy in on IOM X approach for awareness raising.

  5. Develop interview tools to administer to key informants groups including women groups, youth groups, migrant communities and their leaders and other relevant community groups as advised by country programme managers, who will be change ambassadors in the three focus BMM countries through the combination of a questionnaire, interviews ,focus group discussions, media campaigns and community discussions.

  6. Develop sets of Capacity Building trainings, workshops materials, for IOM external stakeholders such as women groups, youth groups, and migrant leaders, grass root organizations and journalists who will act as change agents relating to risks of irregular migration, counter trafficking, migrant smuggling, identification of victims of trafficking, labour rights awareness and sharing stories of survivors of TiP/returned Smuggled Migrants using the IOM X approach in the three BMM Countries.

  7. Create digital contents, brochures, key messaging and Information Education and Communication (IEC) IEC materials in line with IOM X key messages and campaign that are country specific through Community Engagement processes. The IEC material will later be translated in the local languages of targeted border communities and migrant communities.

  8. Conduct virtual training workshop on IOM X awareness raising campaign that encourages safe migration and public action to stop exploitation and human trafficking for Government stakeholders, partners, and service providers involved in migrant protection.

  9. Conduct media launch event engaging government representatives and other stakeholders to implant key developed key messages into national media coverage.

  10. Produce a final report, on implementation of IOM X in Kenya, Sudan and Somalia, including key messaging, IEC materials, training tools, best practices, lesson learned and key recommendations on the implementation.

DELIVERABLES AND SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES (See Attached) COMPETENCIES The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies: Values - all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values: • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible. • Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct. • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges. Core Competencies – behavioural indicators • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results. • Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes. • Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate. • Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work. • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  1. Master’s degree in Political or Social Science, International Relations, International Development, Psychology or a related field from an accredited academic institution; or

  2. University degree in the above fields with five years of relevant professional experience.

  3. Advanced research, writing, outreach and communications skills with previous experience in Counter Trafficking, Counter Smuggling and Child Protection in the field of migration.

  4. Experience in the field of migration/trafficking issues, including project implementation and management.

  5. Experience in working with governmental or non- governmental institutions, other National and International institutions and NGOs more so in the EHoA region.

  6. Knowledge of Monitoring and Evaluation

  7. Previous experience in implementing activities related to awareness raising and behavior change for migrant protection is advantageous.

LANGUAGES Required: Fluency in both written and spoken English. Advantageous Working knowledge of Arabic and Somali is an advantage Mode of Application: Interested candidates should submit CV and a cover letter indicating the Position Title and Vacancy Number with three professional referees, and their contacts (both email and telephone) to International Organization for Migration (IOM), RO Human Resources Department, via e-mail: CLOSING DATE: 24th August 2020 Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. NOTE NO FEE: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, process or training). IOM does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank details. Posting period: From: 11.08.2020 to 24.08.2020
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