International Organization For Migration (IOM)

Consultant (Pilot Initiative to Map Progress in Measuring SDG Indicators)

International Organization For Migration (IOM)

Job Description

Tasks to be performed under this contract: Under the supervision of the Coordinator of the Regional Migration Data Unit (RMDU), and in Coordination with the Senior Regional Liaison and Policy Officer, and the support of the RMDU team, the selected candidate will: a. Draft a workplan, reviewed and validated by IOM, which includes the following: o Objectives, research questions and rationale for the study.

o Definition of scope of migratory status to be used in the report.

o The list of 5 pilot countries in the region of Central America, North America, the Caribbean and South America to focus on in the Analysis, with justifications for selection, based on conversations with IOM and other UN experts, considering geographic diversity, country migration profile, availability of published SDG data sources in each country, policy priorities and any other considerations arising during consultations with experts. This list should include foreseeable limitations for each country in case they might not be included in the final report and a paragraph describing countries that were considered but not selected for piloting. o The list of 7-10 SDG indicators to analyze across the selected pilot countries, with justifications for selection, based on consultations that the Consultant will realize with IOM LAC Regional Thematic Specialists, experts from other UN agencies (if feasible), experts in IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC), data experts in other IOM regions that have implemented similar initiatives, as well as (potentially) exploring priorities and information needs of policymakers and data officials in target countries.

▪ These informal consultations will take place during the first month of the consultancy.

▪ It is recommended that selected indicators fall within the Tier 1 category to ensure standard methodologies and wide data availability, and that multiple sectors (e.g. health, education, labour, etc.) be represented amongst the selected list.

o Methodologies to be employed in conducting the literature review and a description of Data Collection tools to be used in order to implement the study.

o Logistics and administrative items, including budget, stakeholders, timelines, functions and responsibilities, limitations, etc.

o Annotated draft outline of the final report.

b. Compose a brief literature review (approximately 15-20 pages) highlighting findings and best practices from past research and initiatives on closing gaps in SDG data disaggregation by migratory status, with a focus on the LAC region (both in the selected pilot countries and in other countries in the region).

o The consultant should reference existing research by GMDAC at a global level as a principal foundation for the literature review, specifically, the Centre’s 2021 report, Leave No Migrant Behind: the 2030 Agenda and data disaggregation guidance, where advice on disaggregated data Mapping and other steps can be used and adapted as necessary; as well as the pilot 2015 report, A Pilot Study on Disaggregating SDG Indicators by Migratory Status, which looked at using harmonized census data to provide indications of how far migrants are “left behind” for several SDG targets, comparing the 2000 and 2010 census rounds.

o Assess both IOM and non-IOM sources, focusing on sources from within the region (and perhaps in other regions, if relevant), consulting documents produced by UN agencies as well as other intergovernmental, governmental and academic documents.

c. Map available data for selected indicators and compile an .XLS Data file – which compiles results for the selected 7-10 indicators across the selected countries, the source and direct link (if available) of the data, disaggregation status, and the responsible data custodian.

o Describe the findings compiled in the .XLS data file by country, covering: findings, current measurement and collection systems, challenges or specific gaps and suggestions for improvement o The content of this file must be validated by the corresponding IOM country offices.

d. Produce an 80-page regional summary report which measures regional progress in disaggregation of the selected 7-10 SDG indicators by migratory status, considering some of the following points:
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