International Organization For Migration (IOM)

International Junior Consultant (Support Border Management Assessment At Libyan Southern Borders)

International Organization For Migration (IOM)

Job Description

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants. IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work 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.


In the framework of the Program “Support to Integrated Border and Migration Management in Libya” (SIBMMIL), funded by the European Union and implemented by the Italian Ministry of Interior, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is responsible to implement the Activity 6 aiming at enhancing humanitarian Border Management in the South of Libya. This multi-year initiative aims at strengthening the capacity of relevant Libyan authorities to manage southern national borders and the corresponding mixed migration flows efficiently and in a manner compliant with international law, especially human rights law. IOM will specifically promote and facilitate awareness and application of the concepts of humanitarian border management, and health, border and mobility management. Interventions will include rehabilitation/construction of border infrastructure and provision of equipment to border management and health structures; a comprehensive training plan targeting border and health officials; tailored Technical Support to relevant authorities to enable them to perform search and rescue operations in the desert and activities related to the enhancement of cross-border cooperation mechanisms between Libya and its neighbouring countries at Southern borders The Junior Consultant will work closely with the IBM program manager and will support the Senior Consultant to collect all the needed information during the inception phase to build a comprehensive knowledge base which will serve for the overall program implementation. It will include several analyses and studies, conducted jointly with relevant Governmental authorities, setting out a clear picture of the overall border context and technical needs in the implementation area, starting from the institutional and operational framework of relevant law enforcement authorities, including border communities’ perceptions and needs as well as their relationship with the current security and local actors, Core Functions / Responsibilities:

Objective The objective of this consultancy is to support the development of a comprehensive knowledge base on border management structures, mechanisms at Libyan Southern borders as well as communities’ perceptions in target areas and their relationship with the current security and local actors. The Junior Consultant is expected to provide support to the activities carried out by the Senior Consultant Requested services

The Junior Consultant will be required to support the drafting of a comprehensive assessment report by providing inputs in English on the following topics based on desk reviews, Data Collection and interviews with key governmental counterparts:
  1. Operational framework analyzing relevant law enforcement stakeholders at national level and their current/upcoming deployment in Southern target areas.
  2. Intra-interagency Coordination mechanisms to enhance presence of State institutions in the South.
  3. Detailed assessment of health structures and Human Resources available; evaluation of the needs for an improved surveillance, referral and care of medical cases.
  4. Policy and procedure desk review on the implementation of Search and Rescue in the Desert (SARD) as part of an Integrated Border Management model in the south of Libya.
  5. Desk review regional cross-border cooperation mechanisms between Libya and its neighbouring countries identifying the existing practices and recommending further actions to enhance cross-border cooperation also in line with the implementation of Tripoli Action Plan.
  6. Collecting inputs on existing border management infrastructures in program target areas and list the equipment currently available/needed for target law enforcement authorities including communication tools between the BCPs, the regional operational center and the central level.
The Junior Consultant will support the Senior Consultant and will coordinate with IOM’s third party contracted staff based in target areas.


The consultant is required to provide IOM the following deliverables:
  • Desk review on the topic mentioned above (month 1);
  • Support the organization of an inception 3-day workshop bringing together all the Program stakeholders (month 2) to be held in Tunis through translation and coordination with Libyan participants;
  • Support the data collection at both central and local level (month 2 and 3) including support to two monthly consultation meetings with Governmental authorities at central level;
  • Support the Senior Consultant to draft the comprehensive assessment to be shared with all the parties (month 5);
  • Support the organization of a 3-day workshop with all the Program stakeholders to be held in Tunis (month 6).
Location and duration

The consultancy is expected to work from Tunis, Tunisia with possible travel to Libya. Flexible working modalities are envisaged. The assignment is expected to start on 1 May 2021 and should be completed no later than 30 October 2021 Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree in a field of study related to Humanitarian Law, International Labour Law, Human Rights or a related field from an accredited academic institution with relevant professional experience;
  • Minimum 2 (two) years of relevant work experience;
  • Prior work experience with an international organization in Africa and/or in the Middle East is an advantage;
  • Strong understanding of the Libyan and African context and mixed migration flows along Central Migration Route;
  • Good writing, communication, negotiation and analytical skills;
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise reports in both English and Arabic;
  • Strong creative and strategic thinking;
  • Excellent ability to prioritize tasks and strong organizational skills;

Fluency in English and in Arabic is required (oral and written).

Required Competencies


  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintain 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 level 1*
  • 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.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.

The consultant must adhere to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Data Protection Principles (IN/138) and maintain confidentiality.

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