International Organization For Migration (IOM)

Consultant (Validating The Protocol to Identify, Assist and Protect Migrant Children)

International Organization For Migration (IOM)

Job Description


The International Organization for Migration (IOM) implements the Western Hemisphere Program (WHP), through the funding of the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) of the Department of State of the United States of America. The Program`s objective is to advocate for the adoption of well-managed, regular forms of migration by governments that concurrently reduce flows of irregular migration and vulnerabilities of migrants in transit, while countering the efforts of human traffickers and migrant smugglers. For the third year under Phase X of this Program, IOM will be working to support the Government of Belize (GoB) and other actors in the promotion implementation of best practices for Migration Management, especially in regard to the gaps identified by government during the needs assessment processes carried out in October-December 2018.
As a follow up to actions taken in 2018, the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Council (A-TIPS) which is chaired by the Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Human Development, Social Transformation, and Poverty Alleviation (MHDSTPA) identified the need to develop a Protocol to Identify, Assist and Protect Migrant Children in Belize (“Protocol”). The purpose of this Protocol is to formally harmonize the actions of all government actors that come in contact with accompanied, unaccompanied, and separated migrant children during the course of their duties. Additionally, the Protocol is intended to follow pertinent International Standards and best practices, such as the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the Palermo Protocols. The first draft version of the Protocol was developed in 2019 and reviewed with government officials who agreed that the document needed to undergo amendments before being accepted and shared with partners and stakeholders. Later in 2019, IOM Belize hired a legal consultant to review and make suitable amendments to the Protocol which was subsequently submitted to the MHDSTPA. In order to successfully finalize this document and conduct the associated training of trainers (ToT) and workshops; IOM will hire a consultant to support the MHDSTPA with the review and final validation of the Protocol.

Scope of Work
Under the direct supervision of the National Coordinator of the Western Hemisphere Program (WHP), the consultant will validate the Protocol to Identify, Assist and Protect Migrant Children in Belize based on international standards and national legislations and in strict accordance with the context and identified needs of the MHDSTPA and relevant partners.
Tasks and responsibilities
The consultant will be in charge of the following tasks related to the validation of the Protocol to Identify, Protect and Assist Migrant Children:
1. Develop a calendar of consultations (including virtual consultations as needed)
2. Comprehensively record and implement all amendments requested by the MHDSTPA and other relevant officials during the consultations
3. Present a final Protocol to the MHDSTPA with the requested amendments
4. Develop and submit a calendar of ToT and workshops for the approval of the MHDSTPA
5. Develop materials for the ToT based on the finalized Protocol
6. Develop materials for the workshops based on the finalized Protocol
7. Implement ToT and workshops based on the approved calendar
8. Develop Monitoring and Evaluation forms for the ToT and workshops
9. Final narrative report
The consultant will be in charge of developing data-gathering methodologies for the validation of the Protocol to Identify, Protect and Assist Migrant Children. Validation will be carried out through in-person and online revisions as appropriate. The consultant with also develop and submit appropriate training materials, including monitoring and evaluation forms for the ToT and workshops.
1. A calendar for the validation of consultations
2. Draft Protocol with recorded amendments
3. Final Protocol with requested amendments
4. A calendar for the ToT and workshops
5. Training materials for ToT and workshops
6. Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) tools for ToT and workshops
7. Narrative report based on the validation consultations, ToT, workshops, and M&E report.

Education and experience
• Advanced university degree from an accredited academic institution preferably in Social Work, Human Rights Law, International Development, Gender Affairs or another related technical field.
• At least 2-3 years’ experience in the field of social work, human rights, Child Rights, human development or another related technical field
• Experience collecting and managing data and information
• Capacity to collate and synthesize qualitative and quantitative data in a succinct and comprehensible manner.
• Experience working with intersectoral groups
• Advanced experience with delivering training and workshops
• At least 2-4 years’ experience with public presentation
• Knowledge of migration related issues and relationship to development.
• Experience working with governments, civil society, rural communities.
• Excellent analytical, oral, and written communication skills in English.
• Excellent presentation skills in English.
• Experience in report writing.
• Experience in leading national or international research project.
• Experience in working in complex institutional environments.
• Displays cultural, gender, religion, race nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
• Knowledge of the Caribbean Region and in global migration or migration management.
• Ability to work with minimal supervision and to meet deadlines.
Language(s): Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Spanish is an asset.
How to apply:
Please only respond to the following email address:, attaching your CV and interest letter (one page maximum, attachments should not go over 2MB), by 10th May 2020 the (Applications received after the deadline will not be considered).
Selection process:
After the application period closes, the hiring team will carefully review all applications and invite shortlisted candidates to do a remote interview. A writing sample might be requested if the hiring team deems it necessary.
Only candidates that meet the required profile will be considered.
Validity of submitted proposal:
Submitted proposal should be valid for at least thirty (30) calendar days.
• Only applications that meet the required profile will be considered.
• Applications received later or that do not specify the name of the call will not be considered.
• The attachment must not weigh more than 2MB.
• Only pre-selected candidates will be contacted.

Duty Station: HomeGrade: ConsultantClosing Date:: Sunday, May 10, 2020Document: Términos de Referencia
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