International Organization For Migration (IOM)

Cr99/Consult-001/010 Consultant Practices Related to Collection and Use of Migration Data to Support Migration Governance

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 IOM’s Western Hemisphere Program (WHP), the selected candidate will: a. Create a workplan, reviewed and validated by IOM, which includes the following: o Objectives, research questions and rationale for the study.

o Description of the main methodologies and data review / Analysis tools.

o The list of countries in the region of Central America, North America and the Caribbean to include in the analysis, based on a review of data availability across the MGI and MGNA.

o A finalized list of indicators to focus on in the analysis, based on a review of both tools, validated by IOM experts in the region, the Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) and the MGI team in IOM Headquarters.

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

o Description of the launch webinar (virtual, with later consideration for hybrid or in-person formats with due consideration of Covid-19 operating environment) to be conducted with interested government stakeholders in the region, as well as logistical details and timeline.

o Outlining necessary considerations for data use and analysis permissions, Data Protection and sharing and confidentiality agreements associated with both tools, including a risk assessment. o Annotated outline of the final report.

b. Generate an internal .XLS Data file – which compiles results for the selected indicators between the three tools across all countries in the region, as well as an initial analysis of data and mock-ups of potential visualizations of key indicators for the final report (noting any discrepancies between tools).

c. Compose a 50-page (maximum) regional summary report which presents a regional-level diagnostic of key trends and developments in migration-related Data Collection and sharing practices, based on data-related indicators collected through the MGI and MGNA. Some components to consider for the report include: o Identifying and doing mock-ups of infographics and maps that could be created to enhance information visualization in the report.

o Explaining MGI processes and methodologies, while establishing transparency on when data were collected and considerations of changes since the time of data collection.

o Presenting case studies which highlight good practices related to specific MGI and MGNA indicators.

o Explore cross-tabulations to identify additional trends (e.g. comparing indicator outcomes with HDI, net migration rates, international migrant stocks, remittances as % GDP, etc.).

o Wherever possible / relevant, linking specific indicatorsto relevant guidance documents at the regional and global level which provide information on collecting the corresponding information.

o Highlighting the value in investing in migration data (e.g. improving health, Labour Market, protection and other outcomes for migrants and societies).

o Offering recommendations and ways forward in closing gaps in specific indicators.

d. Conduct launch webinar forinterested Member States and stakeholders in the region to communicate results, open a space for dialogue and joint analysis.

o Explore linking launch webinar to existing events being hosted / planned by IOM WHP, GMDAC or HQ related to MGIs or SDG 10.7 e. Produce Executive summary document – 2-3 pages, highlighting observations from the discussion with attendees and potential action points moving forward.

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