International Organization For Migration (IOM)

Consultant (Regional Mapping of Migration Policies)

International Organization For Migration (IOM)

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 (iii) Protection of Victims of Trafficking (VoT) and vulnerable migrants. The Consultant will be tasked to conduct a regional Mapping of migration policies across the East and Horn of Africa with a focus on BMM implementing countries which include; Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan and Uganda for the purpose of better understanding whether the policies adequately address the migration challenges in the region in line with the objectives of the Global Compact for Migration, Sustainable Development Goals among other global and regional frameworks. The mapping will include the Analysis of whether cross cutting issues such as Climate Change, gender and data management have been adequately considered and addressed in migration policies. Under the direct supervision of the BMM Senior Regional Programme Coordinator and working closely with the BMM Project Support Officer, relevant Regional Thematic Specialists, Regional Policy Liaison Officer and the Special Liaison Unit in Addis Ababa, the recruited Consultant will be required to: RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
  1. Conduct a desk review of the migration policies in the BMM countries to include identification of whether cross-cutting issues are recognized and addressed in such policies, the extent to which Member States are reporting on their migration management and present an Inception Report- maximum 15 pages, highlighting background information and mapping methodologies, scope of work and expected outcomes.

  2. Develop Data Collection tools to be used for the mapping and submit for approval by the BMM RO team.

  3. Submit a work plan inclusive of tentative travel dates to selected countries and key informants to be contacted.

  4. Organize and conduct meetings with relevant authorities in the region, liaising extensively with; Governments, United Nations agencies, Regional Economic Communities (RECs) such as the EAC and IGAD, as well as Non- Governmental Organizations.

  5. Conduct field visits to BMM implementing countries and offices of RECs located in the region aiming at obtaining information on how policies are contributing to migration management.

  6. Coordinate and facilitate a Regional Consultative Workshop on Migration Policies involving key stakeholders in the EHoA region.

  7. Coordinate and facilitate a Validation Workshop involving key stakeholders in the EHoA region.

  8. Produce a report - maximum 50 pages, with key findings, good practices and recommendations as per the data collected from the mapping exercise.

DELIVERABLES AND SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES (See Attached) COMPETENCIES: The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:
  • 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.

  1. Master’s degree in Political or Social Science, International Relations, International Development, 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 conducting research or assessments in the field of migration.

  4. Experience in data management, including good knowledge on databases and electronic tools.

  5. Experience in working with governmental or non- governmental institutions, more so in the EHoA region.

  6. Previous experience in implementing activities related to migration management is advantageous.

LANGUAGES Required Fluency in both written and spoken English. Advantageous Fluency in French or Arabic is desirable but not required. 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: 1st September 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: 19.08.2020 to 01.09.2020
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