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Current Calls for Experts

Posting Date: 08/03/2021

Duty Station: Home based 

Contract Duration: Until 31st December/ 30 working days 

Organisational overview

The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) is an international organisation tasked with promoting innovative, comprehensive and sustainable migration policies. With 18 Member States and over 60 projects active throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America, ICMPD is a growing and ever-more relevant presence in its field. The organisation’s greatest assets are its 250+ staff members, who personify its values of commitment, integrity, partnership, respect, and innovation in actions and decisions.

Project background

The project ‘Border Crossing Points Leadership Training Programme’ funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Interior and implemented by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) seeks to build upon the current milestones achieved to date with the Afghan Border Police (ABP), by supporting the implementation of Actions already identified as priorities under the draft National IBM Strategy and Action Plan. For the ABP, an immediate gap in capacity is dedicated training for the leadership of BCPs, highlighted in the draft IBM Strategy under Strategic Goal 3 – enhanced human resources and training capacities allow national border agencies to ensure effective and efficient service delivery.

This project shall design and deliver a structured BCP Leadership Training Programme to Commissars and Deputy Commissars through a series of in-person seminars and distance based mentoring across a 12 month period. The Border Management Department of General Abdul Raziq National Police Academy (ANPA) will be invited to participate in the training programme development and implementation from the very outset and to nominate national trainers to embed within the action. National ANPA trainers shall be invited to work closely with international experts to design the curriculum, lesson plans and training materials of the BCP Leadership Programme, and shall participate in training implementation where they shall progressively take responsibility for delivering portions of the training. Following the completion of the training programme, ANPA trainers will provide feedback to international experts in order to format all training material for use within ANPA’s existing training programme, after which the finalised and fully-piloted training programme will be handed over to ANPA for ongoing use.

The project objectives 

  • improve the immediate capacity of senior Afghan Border Police officers responsible for the strategic and day-to-day management of BCPs in Afghanistan to effectively manage BCPs in alignment with the recognised principles and standards of the IBM concept;
  • enhance intra-agency cooperation and information exchange among senior officials responsible for decision making and operational responses at BCPs;
  • contribute to the establishment of a modern BCP Leadership Training Programme within the Border Management department of ANPA training plan.

Objective 

The STE will be involved into the development and delivery of the modules on Leadership and Management (L&M) in the framework of the customised training programme to the leadership of the selected ABP BCPs.

Tasks

The working language of this assignment is English. All expected deliverables must be submitted in line with the timeline established at the table below. All tasks identified below will be conducted in a remote mode (using the vast array of technical means for distance communication, collaborative platforms and regular on-line coordination meetings). Project implementation team will support the delivery of the tasks by providing the relevant documents, translation, interpretation and coordinating with the beneficiary agency on organisational issues. To achieve the expected results, the STE will work with the relevant national and international stakeholders in a collaborative and coordinated manner. 

The tasks to be completed by the STE within this assignment 

  • Provide expertise in the development of the training curriculum and the training materials for the L&M modules of the customised leadership training programme for the ABP BCPs management. The curriculum and the training materials will be developed in collaboration with the Afghan National Police Academy (ANPA) trainers and the other international thematic experts.
  • Deliver and evaluate the delivery of the L&M modules of the mentioned above customised leadership training programme to selected Heads/Deputy Heads of ABP BCPs.
  • Update/finalise the training programme and materials through the validation event with the participation of ANPA representatives.
  • Develop and deliver the train-the-trainer (ToT) programme for ANPA trainers.
  • Provide support to ANPA trainers in delivering selected training modules.
  • The final deliverables must be submitted no later than 31 December 2021.

Deliverables and Timelines    

The STE is expected to provide the following deliverables:

Deliverable

1.Training curriculum and materials developed.

2.Training for ABP BCPs management delivered and evaluated

3.Training programme and materials updated/finalised

4.ToT for ANPA trainers developed and delivered

5.ANPA trainers received support in  delivering selected training modules

Timeline

10 WD,  end of April 2021

10 WDs (5 WDs in May – June; 5 WDs in September – October 2021)

5 WDs (June – December 2021)

4 WDs (July - August 2021)

1 WD

Total: 30 WD

Maximum number of working days: 30

Reporting lines

Expert reports to ICMPD Project Manager.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Advanced university degree in a related discipline;
  • At least 5 years of experience in a related field;
  • Prior experience in  working with the border management/law enforcement agency of the EU member state (MS) is an asset;
  • Proven experience in the field of the development and delivery of the training programmes (including ToT methodology) and their integration into existing training curricula;
  • Knowledge of the EU legal framework related to EU integrated border management (IBM)
  • Proven Experience in working with similar projects funded by EU or another donor
  • Must be able to work independently and demonstrate excellent teamwork, coordination, training and facilitation skills;
  • Andragogic, analytical, research, reporting, communication, documentation and presentation skills;
  • Computer literate with ability to operate Microsoft applications;
  • Demonstrated human rights and gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate human rights concerns and a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and constructive working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
  • Excellent language and communication skills as well as drafting skills in English.

Background information/documentation to be provided by ICMPD

  • Project concept note
  • Draft outline of the training curriculum for ABP BCP managers drafted by ICMPD
  • Job descriptions of the ABP BCPs management
  • Copy of the HRM system and the training needs assessment of the Afghan national border management agencies
  • Contact details of  the relevant national ABP focal points, which STE will be working with 

Administrative Information 

  • Payment Information 
  • For payment of the fees for the assignment, the Expert needs to submit - on the templates provided by ICMPD and in line with the payment schedule stated in the contract:
  • original timesheet(s) in hard copy, duly completed in line with instructions, dated and signed;
  • signed payment claim(s) reflecting the days/hours worked as per submitted timesheets
  • The payment to the bank account indicated by the Expert will only be processed after certification by ICMPD that the required services have been satisfactorily performed. 

Application Process

Interested experts should send their CV with a reference to this announcement in the subject line of the email to ibm_silk_routes@icmpd.org

Project Description

The overall objective of the Project is to contribute to the socio-economic inclusion of the Syrian refugees who are under temporary protection in Turkey (SuTPs) to the local host communities (LHCs) through improving employment and livelihood opportunities 

The specific objectives are: 

a) to increase the entrepreneurial activity of the SuTPs and the LHCs by providing an enabling environment and support in creation of new products and markets, which are tradable beyond the local market,

b) Local entrepreneurial ecosystems to become more effective and inclusive for the SuTPs and the LHCs,

c) Policy development related to socio-economic integration of SuTPS and coordination of the implementation of those policies to be improved at the national, regional and local levels,

d) Employment opportunities of  the SuTPs and local host communities to be increased through strengthening the performance of the market operators.

Project`s target groups are:

  • Potential and existing entrepreneurs among the SuTPs and LHCs who are engaged in locally selected products and services,
  • National level institutions related to entrepreneurship, development as well as migration policy and implementation,
  • Local institutions which provide services to entrepreneurs,
  • SMEs and cooperatives which have potential to create new job and livelihood opportunities.

Ultimately, SuTPs and LHCs host community entrepreneurs in general and SuTPs and LHCs host community labour force are among final beneficiaries of the ENHANCER project.

The project is being funded by the European Union for 48 months, starting on January 2020 and ending as of December 2023.

Background

Increasing number of SuTP`s in Turkey over the last decade has gradually shifted Turkey`s policy orientation from short-term and humanitarian/basic needs-based focus to a more comprehensive migration-sensitive policy approach. Accordingly, socio-economic inclusion of SuTPs to the LHCs remains as a key area considering the local and regional migration policy framework. As outlined in the Updated Strategic Concept Note for FRIT-II released in late 2018, entrepreneurship has been set as a strategic subject for intervention in enabling refugees and host communities have access to dignified sustainable livelihoods. Therefore, entrepreneurship opportunities for SuTPs and LHCs must be developed and encouraged taking into account regional characteristics and local market needs while these are also empowered on the central and local level policy making.

Main Project Activities

  • Basic and technical skills training for potential entrepreneurs,
  • Matching potential and existing entrepreneurs, SMEs and cooperatives,
  • Mentoring for potential and existing entrepreneurs, SMEs and cooperatives,
  • Grants for establishment of local entrepreneurship community hubs,
  • Grants for start-ups Grants for local institutions to improve their services for the entrepreneurs,
  • Grants for supporting cooperatives for new job opportunities
  • Grants for supporting for Small-Medium Enterprises for new job opportunities
  • Technical assistance to national level institutions in managing economic development and migration nexus

Short-Term Expert Involvement

The ENHANCER project offers grant programmes (Activities 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 6.1, 6.2) and Activity 4.4 includes the monitoring and evaluation of the grant programmes. Activity 4.4 aims to conduct a procedure of monitoring and evaluation of grant supports under Activities 4.1. 4.2 and 4.3, that will be implemented in cooperation with the MoIT-DG Regional Development Agencies and the 10 regional development agencies in each of 11 provinces. These provinces are Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Bursa, Adana, Konya, Sanliurfa, Gaziantep, Mersin, Hatay and Kayseri

Expected Tasks Are:

  • To conduct regular joint monitoring field visits in relevant province to ensure timely and quality implementation of projects vis-à-vis approved plans and contracts, with the involvement of the relevant grant colleagues, local and regional authorities.
  • To ensure proper follow-up of the action and allows ICMPD to take any mitigation measures when needed,
  • To support grant beneficiaries for smooth implementation of projects.
  • To ensure timely preparation and submission of required project reports,
  • To establish constructive communication and collaborate closely with the Grant Management Team, CRM/RMU, MoIT, Regional Development Agencies, to monitor progress of grants including routine follow up of work plans and organize periodic joint grant performance review meetings.
  • To ensure facilitation of knowledge building, knowledge sharing and performance management in the area of planning and M&E.
  • To upload all grant beneficiary’s information to Monitoring Information Session (MIS).
  • To coordinate and support other relevant ENHANCER project activities.

Accordinlgly, the expert will be expected to deliver weekly activity reports, adhoc monitoring reports, project and program midterm-final monitoring reports as well as programme evaluation reports. 

Please note that one short-term expert will be recruited for each of 11 provinces and applications must indicate desired province of work

Desired Profile of Experts

  • University degree (BA or MA) in Business Administration, Social Science , Engineering and/or substantial working experience within related fields,
  • At least 2 preferably 4 years of professional experience in implementation, monitoring and evaluation of grant scheme,
  • Excellent knowledge of grant scheme management, project management,
  • Prior working experience with international organization, EU funded projects and businesses is an asset,
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to present information in a concise and understandable manner,
  • Excellent computer proficiency,
  • Good communication and writing skills,
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines,
  • Excellent reporting skills,
  • Proficiency in Turkish/English.

Procedure for expression of interest

Experts interested in taking part in the EHNAHCER project as STEs are kindly invited to apply by sending their up-to-date CVs and indicating their area of interests, strengths as well as desired province of work via an email sent to the following email address and to register in the Expert Roster at the ICMPD website:

Project email address: hibe@icmpd.org

ICMPD expert roster: https://www.icmpd.org/work-with-us/careers/expert-roster/

This call for experts is published to build a pool of experts for the project and thus it will only be possible for the project team to contact the experts who are considered to be recruited for certain project activities. Please apply only if your CV corresponds with the desired profile. This call will be open for the duration of the Project

Posting Date: 08/03/2021

Duty Station: Home based 

Contract Duration: Until 31st December/ 30 working days 

Organisational overview

The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) is an international organisation tasked with promoting innovative, comprehensive and sustainable migration policies. With 18 Member States and over 60 projects active throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America, ICMPD is a growing and ever-more relevant presence in its field. The organisation’s greatest assets are its 250+ staff members, who personify its values of commitment, integrity, partnership, respect, and innovation in actions and decisions.

Project background

The project ‘Border Crossing Points Leadership Training Programme’ funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Interior and implemented by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) seeks to build upon the current milestones achieved to date with the Afghan Border Police (ABP), by supporting the implementation of Actions already identified as priorities under the draft National IBM Strategy and Action Plan. For the ABP, an immediate gap in capacity is dedicated training for the leadership of BCPs, highlighted in the draft IBM Strategy under Strategic Goal 3 – enhanced human resources and training capacities allow national border agencies to ensure effective and efficient service delivery.

This project shall design and deliver a structured BCP Leadership Training Programme to Commissars and Deputy Commissars through a series of in-person seminars and distance based mentoring across a 12 month period. The Border Management Department of General Abdul Raziq National Police Academy (ANPA) will be invited to participate in the training programme development and implementation from the very outset and to nominate national trainers to embed within the action. National ANPA trainers shall be invited to work closely with international experts to design the curriculum, lesson plans and training materials of the BCP Leadership Programme, and shall participate in training implementation where they shall progressively take responsibility for delivering portions of the training. Following the completion of the training programme, ANPA trainers will provide feedback to international experts in order to format all training material for use within ANPA’s existing training programme, after which the finalised and fully-piloted training programme will be handed over to ANPA for ongoing use.

The project objectives are to:

improve the immediate capacity of senior Afghan Border Police officers responsible for the strategic and day-to-day management of BCPs in Afghanistan to effectively manage BCPs in alignment with the recognised principles and standards of the IBM concept;
enhance intra-agency cooperation and information exchange among senior officials responsible for decision making and operational responses at BCPs;
contribute to the establishment of a modern BCP Leadership Training Programme within the Border Management department of ANPA training plan.
Objective 

The STE will be involved into the development and delivery of the modules on Human Resources Management (HRM) in the framework of the customised training programme to the leadership of the selected ABP BCPs.

Tasks

The working language of this assignment is English. All expected deliverables must be submitted in line with the timeline established at the table below. All tasks identified below will be conducted in a remote mode (using the vast array of technical means for distance communication, collaborative platforms and regular on-line coordination meetings). Project implementation team will support the delivery of the tasks by providing the relevant documents, translation, interpretation and coordinating with the beneficiary agency on organisational issues. To achieve the expected results, the STE will work with the relevant national and international stakeholders in a collaborative and coordinated manner. 

The tasks to be completed by the STE within this assignment are the following:

Provide expertise in the development of the training curriculum and the training materials for the HRM modules of the customised leadership training programme for the ABP BCPs management. The curriculum and the training materials will be developed in collaboration with the Afghan National Police Academy (ANPA) trainers and the other international thematic experts.
Deliver and evaluate the delivery of the HRM modules of the mentioned above customised leadership training programme to selected Heads/Deputy Heads of ABP BCPs.
Update/finalise the training programme and materials through the validation event with the participation of ANPA representatives.
Develop and deliver the train-the-trainer (ToT) programme for ANPA trainers.
Provide support to ANPA trainers in delivering selected training modules.
The final deliverables must be submitted no later than 31 December 2021.

Deliverables and Timelines

The STE is expected to provide the following deliverables:

Deliverable

1.Training curriculum and materials developed.

2.Training for ABP BCPs management delivered and evaluated

3.Training programme and materials updated/finalised

4.ToT for ANPA trainers developed and delivered

5 WDs (June – December 2021)

Timeline

10 WD,  end of April 2021

10 WDs (5 WDs in May – June; 5 WDs in September – October 2021)

4 WDs (July - August 2021)

5.ANPA trainers received support in  delivering selected training modules

1 WD

Total: 30 WD

Maximum number of working days: 30

Reporting lines

Expert reports to ICMPD Project Manager.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Advanced university degree in human resources management or a related discipline;
  • At least 5 years of experience in the field of human resources management preferably in border management/law enforcement agency of the EU member state (MS) at senior management level/leadership positions;
  • Proven experience in the field of the development and delivery of the training programmes (including ToT methodology) and their integration into existing training curricula;
  • Knowledge of the EU legal framework related to EU integrated border management (IBM)
  • Proven Experience in working with similar projects funded by EU or another donor
  • Must be able to work independently and demonstrate excellent teamwork, coordination, training and facilitation skills;
  • Andragogic, analytical, research, reporting, communication, documentation and presentation skills;
  • Computer literate with ability to operate Microsoft applications;
  • Demonstrated human rights and gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate human rights concerns and a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and constructive working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
  • Excellent language and communication skills as well as drafting skills in English.

Background information/documentation to be provided by ICMPD

  • Project concept note
  • Draft outline of the training curriculum for ABP BCP managers drafted by ICMPD
  • Job descriptions of the ABP BCPs management
  • Copy of the HRM system and the training needs assessment of the Afghan national border management agencies
  • Contact details of  the relevant national ABP focal points, which STE will be working with 

Administrative Information 

Payment Information 

For payment of the fees for the assignment, the Expert needs to submit - on the templates provided by ICMPD and in line with the payment schedule stated in the contract:

original timesheet(s) in hard copy, duly completed in line with instructions, dated and signed;
signed payment claim(s) reflecting the days/hours worked as per submitted timesheets
The payment to the bank account indicated by the Expert will only be processed after certification by ICMPD that the required services have been satisfactorily performed. 

Application Process

Interested experts should send their CV with a reference to this announcement in the subject line of the email to ibm_silk_routes@icmpd.org

Project Description

The overall objective of the Project is to contribute to the socio-economic inclusion of the Syrians under Temporary Protection (SuTPs) to the local host communities (LHCs) through improving employment and livelihood opportunities. 

The specific objectives are: 

a) To increase the entrepreneurial activity of the SuTPs and the LHCs by providing an enabling environment and support in creation of new products and markets, which are tradable beyond the local market

b) To get Local entrepreneurial ecosystems more effective and inclusive for the SuTPs and the LHCs

c) To improve the policy development and the coordination of the policy implementation related to the socio-economic integration of SuTPs at the national, regional and local levels

Project`s target groups are:

  • Potential and existing entrepreneurs among the SuTPs and LHCs who are engaged in locally selected products and services
  • National level institutions related to entrepreneurship, development as well as migration policy and implementation
  • Local institutions which provide services to entrepreneurs,
  • Ultimately, SuTPs and LHCs host community entrepreneurs in general and SuTPs and LHCs host community labour force are among final beneficiaries of the ENHANCER project.

Target (implementation) Provinces of ENHANCER Project are as follows:

Adana, Ankara, Bursa, Gaziantep, Hatay, İstanbul, İzmir, Kayseri, Konya, Mersin, and Şanlıurfa.

The project is being funded by the European Union for 48 months, starting on January 2020 and ending as of December 2023.

Background

Increasing number of SuTPs in Turkey over the last decade has gradually shifted Turkey`s policy orientation from short-term and humanitarian/basic needs-based focus to a more comprehensive migration-sensitive policy approach. Accordingly, socio-economic inclusion of SuTPs to the LHCs remains as a key area considering the local and regional migration policy framework. As outlined in the Updated Strategic Concept Note for FRIT-II released in late 2018, entrepreneurship has been set as a strategic subject for intervention in enabling migrants and host communities have access to dignified sustainable livelihoods. Therefore, entrepreneurship opportunities for SuTPs and LHCs must be developed and encouraged taking into account regional characteristics and local market needs while these are also empowered on the central and local level policy making.

Main Project Activities

  • Basic and technical skills training for potential entrepreneurs,
  • Matching potential and existing entrepreneurs,
  • Mentoring for potential and existing entrepreneurs,
  • Grants for establishment of local entrepreneurship community hubs,
  • Grants for start-ups
  • Grants for local institutions to improve their services for the entrepreneurs,
  • Technical assistance to national level institutions in managing economic development and migration nexus

Short-Term Expert Involvement and the Scope of Work

For upcoming project activities targeting the local ecosystem development, ICMPD seeks to engage Short-Term Experts to conduct needs assessment analysis and prepare business development plans, and propose management models for Local Common Use Facilities (LCUFs). 

Needs Assessment and Business Development Plan preparation studies will be conducted for the LCUFs supported by LCUF Grant Scheme Programme of ENHANCER Project. These studies will identify the suitable infrastructure that might be transformed to "common-use facilities” as grantees of the Grant Scheme Programme. By further providing entrepreneur-specific services and forming a collective space for trainings and events, the facilities (LCUFs) will function as a hub and a community of entrepreneurs. Hence, LCUFs will be designed as critical focal points as entrepreneurial hubs/community centres in which SuTPs and LCHs peers can interact and have access to several services they need.  Needs Assessment and Business Development Plan preparation studies will be conducted in order to place, service and infrastructure requirements and governance of the LCUFs. This will strengthen the local entrepreneurial ecosystems and promote establishment of further opportunities for labour market integration of SuTPs, which will ensure their contribution to overall economic development of Turkey, with their investments.

After needs assessment and business development plan preparation studies, different types of LCUFs are going to be classified and Management Models will be designed for each of the categories as a separate study. Inclusive management models that will ensure sustainability of the facilities will be designed according to the three main pillars of this project; (i) mission-oriented, (ii)place-based, and (iii) collaboration centred. Each business model will consider target products, location, and services provided by the LCUF as an integral part of the local entrepreneurial ecosystem with a particular attention on building collaboration. Management models will also include guidance on good financial management for the LCUFs to ensure their sustainability beyond the life time of the project. Management models would have specific arrangements for women and youth in terms of communication and outreach. The LCUFs will also be inclusive for the SuTPs and host community potential entrepreneurs regardless of their attendance in other activities presented in the project or benefiting from grant supports as an inclusive community centre.

The Experts (to be contracted according to ICMPD Recruitment Procedures) are expected to conduct studies by making desk & field researches, and analysis as well as co-operating with relevant stakeholders and deliver trainings of the models when necessary. 

Required Qualifications

  • Graduate Degree in Social or Natural Sciences. Post-graduate degree in relevant field will be an asset.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant professional/academic experience in at least one of the following fields:
  • Migration
  • Economics and/or Finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Development and/or Strategy and Business Design
  • Market and Customer Development 
  • Regional Development
  • Sector assessments and development
  • Business development consultancy
  • Institutional capacity building
  • At least one previous experience in working with CUF/ Incubator/Business Development Centre Project is strongly preferred,
  • Professional experience in International Donor-Funded Projects,
  • Professional experience in working with relevant public institutions in Turkey,
  • Excellent drafting/writing and analysis skills,
  • Advanced level of Microsoft Office skills,
  • Excellent oral and written English/Turkish

Procedure for expression of interest

Experts interested in taking part in ENHANCER Project as Short Term Experts (STEs) are kindly invited to apply by sending their up-to-date CVs and indicating their area of interests and strengths via an email sent to the following email address and to register in the Expert Roster at the ICMPD website:

Project email address: enhancer@icmpd.org 

ICMPD expert roster: https://www.icmpd.org/work-with-us/careers/expert-roster/

This call for experts is published to build a pool of experts for the project and thus it will only be possible for the project team to contact the experts who are considered to be recruited for certain project activities. Please apply only if your CV corresponds with the desired profile. This call will be open for the duration of the Project. 

Supporting Capacity Development and Diaspora Expertise Mobilisation

Posting date: August 2020 (call open until end of project, December 2022)

Type of post: Homebased, with possible virtual and/or physical short-term assignments in DEVCO partner countries

Project background

As the first ever EU-funded project to take a global approach to diaspora engagement for development, the 2019-2022 EU Global Diaspora Facility (EUDiF) aims to pilot approaches to increase collaboration and engagement between diaspora development organisations in Europe, DEVCO partner countries and the EU.

The project consists of four interlinked components:

I.   Research and creation of an open-access knowledge hub

II.  Targeted capacity development interventions for countries of origin and diaspora organisations in Europe

III. Outreach, partnerships and meetings with the wide range of stakeholders of the diaspora ecosystem

IV. Mobilisation of diaspora capital for development projects

Objectives of the call

EUDiF is calling for expertise with a view to support and accompany the development and implementation of practical project activities. 

• Overall objective: Creation of a pool of diaspora experts at European level

• Specific objective 1: Tap into the expertise of experts in diaspora engagement 

• Specific objective 2: Mobilise diaspora human capital in key sectors

Profiles of experts and diaspora professionals

This call targets two categories of short-term experts. It is possible to register as an expert/professional under both categories by selecting both options in the online registration form.

1.Experts in diaspora engagement 

To support the Capacity Development Lab

The Capacity Development Lab aims to test approaches to enhance capacities of diaspora organisations in Europe and authorities in DEVCO partner countries and to strengthen their collaboration, as well as to improve enabling environments for diaspora contributions. Considering its pilot nature and the complexities of diaspora engagement, the Capacity Development Lab will use a variety of delivery methods (trainings, distance learning, mentorship, coaching, consultancy, policy development, technical expertise, etc.). In this context, peer-to-peer approaches will be encouraged. Support will be provided based on requests and will cover different diaspora engagement sectors (e.g. digitalisation, entrepreneurship, education and vocational training, crisis management etc.).

Typology of capacity development support (non-exhaustive list): 

• Assistance in drafting legislations, by-laws supporting enabling environments, diaspora investment strategies or other policy documents and related implementation plans;

• Development of training manuals, curricula and handbooks, Standard Operating Procedures, guidelines etc.;

• Gaps and needs assessments, evaluations, and analyses of policy, institutional and legal framework;

• Trainings of trainers, thematic workshops, training sessions, peer exchanges and study visits;

• Development of methodologies and tools on data collection; 

• Information and awareness-raising campaigns and other visibility and communication activities.

2. Diaspora professionals

To enrol in the Diaspora Expertise Mobilisation Mechanism

The Diaspora Expertise Mobilisation Mechanism constitutes a small-scale human capital transfer programme. It is a pilot scheme that seeks to establish a database of diaspora professionals with an interest in contributing to their country of heritage. EUDiF will facilitate short-term virtual and/or onsite deployments for development projects in DEVCO partner countries.Through mobilisation of diaspora professionals, EUDiF will gather evidence supporting the business case for diaspora expertise in the development cycle and test how to do so at European level with the long-term objective of mainstreaming diaspora expertise into development project implementation when it can add value. The following sectors will be prioritised: health, education, environment, entrepreneurship, and digitalisation.

Typology of diaspora human capital transfer support (non-exhaustive list):

• Core knowledge transfer activities:

- Trainings of trainers in the country of heritage;

- Specialised thematic seminars, workshops, mentoring, creation of group of excellences, training and information exchange sessions.

• Assignments in host institutions:

- Assistance to draft strategic and policy documents such as policies, laws, strategies, standard operating procedures, recommendations, action plans, programmes, etc.;

- Support to the development of practical tools such as manuals, curricula, handbooks, methodologies; 

- Gaps and needs assessments, evaluations of institutional structures, and feasibility studies;

- Support to the development of information and awareness-raising campaigns as well as communication skills;

- Data collection and data sharing exercises.

Experience and qualifications

• Experts in diaspora engagement

- At least 10 years of experience in diaspora matters;

- Proven experience in capacity development at national and international level, including facilitating trainings and distance learning;

- Proven experience in working with diaspora organisations and governments of countries of origin;

- Excellent oral and written English, French, Spanish, Russian or Arabic;

- Be available for short-term assignments, including virtual assignments. Be eligible for the appropriate visa for the period(s) of deployment.

• Diaspora professionals

- Be an emigrant or descendant of emigrants from a DEVCO partner country who actively maintains links with and is willing to contribute to the development of his/her country of heritage;

- Reside in the EU, UK, Switzerland, Norway or in another DEVCO partner country;

- At least 5 years of experience in one of the targeted development sectors (health, education, environment, entrepreneurship, digitalisation) and ability to transfer technical knowledge;

- Excellent oral and written English, French, Spanish, Russian or Arabic. Proficiency in an official administrative language of his/her country of heritage;

- Be available to be deployed for short-term visits to his/her country of origin and/or virtual deployments. Be eligible for the appropriate visa for the period(s) of deployment.

Compensation and support

• Experts and professionals are granted a fixed expert fee and a daily subsistence allowance according to the project’s rules; 

• International travel is arranged and paid by the project;

• All experts and professionals are supported by the EUDiF team throughout the different stages of assignment and deployment.

Registration process

Experts shall register via the EUDiF website by clicking on the ‘I am an expert’ button. This button generates a registration form. Please make sure your CV is ready for upload.

Applications can be completed in English, French, Spanish, Russian or Arabic. 

Although the call remains open for the duration of the project, experts are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible to increase the likelihood of deployment.

Interested candidates can submit registration requests for both categories of experts: expert in diaspora engagement and diaspora professional.

Subsequently, the EUDiF team approves each profile according to the criteria set above before making it active for assignments. 

Expert profiles will be added to EUDiF’s diaspora expert hub, which is an EU-ICMPD tool that will be used solely for professional purposes. EUDiF complies with EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data. 

CVs will be selected from the roster in order to facilitate the implementation of projects’ activities. EUDiF cannot guarantee that all experts in the roster will receive assignments.

Registered experts are able to log-in and update their profiles. This is encouraged on an annual basis.

Next steps

Summer 2020: Call for experts

Autumn 2020: 1st call for applications for capacity development and diaspora expertise support

End of 2020: Initial experts’ assignments

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International Asset Management Short-Term Experts (AM STEs) to support the improvement of the institutional asset management capacity of the national IBM agencies as well as the joint interagency assets planning and management capacity of the national integrated border management (IBM) stakeholders within the framework of implementation of the relevant activities of the EU-funded project “EU Support to Strengthening IBM in Ukraine (EU4IBM)” implemented by ICMPD. 

LOCATION

Home based, with travel to Ukraine (once the situation allows and travel restrictions are lifted).

ORGANISATIONAL OVERVIEW

The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) is an international organisation tasked with promoting innovative, comprehensive and sustainable migration policies. With 18 Member States and over 60 projects active throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America, ICMPD is a growing and ever-more relevant presence in its field. The organisation’s greatest assets are its 250+ staff members, who personify its values of commitment, integrity, partnership, respect, and innovation in actions and decisions.

BACKGROUND

The project “EU Support to Strengthening IBM in Ukraine (EU4IBM)” supports the identification of and assists in addressing the gaps in the implementation of the national reforms approximating the Ukrainian border management system to the standards and best practices of the EU Integrated Border Management (IBM) in line with the national Integrated Border Management Strategy of Ukraine (IBM Strategy, adopted by the Cabinet of Ministers on 24 July 2019) and the Action Plan (IBM AP, adopted on 27 December 2019 by Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers No. 1409-p).

OBJECTIVE

International AM STEs will be involved into the implementation of a set of Project activities with the main objective of supporting the national IBM stakeholders (State Border Guard Service (SBGS) and State Customs Service (SCS) of Ukraine) in the development of their asset management systems, joint coordinated assets management capacity as well as the related processes according to the best EU practices.

The AM STEs will work in close cooperation with the EU4IBM Project Implementation Team (PIT) and in close collaboration with other Short Term Experts (STEs) on the implementation of the following project activities:

  1. Contribution to business process analysis on maintenance and exploitation and development of business process analysis re-engineering action plans
  2. Improvement of  asset management systems of the national IBM institutions
  3. Development of the maintenance standards and technical requirements for infrastructure, equipment and IT systems
  4. Development of the mechanism for cooperation, coordination and information exchange on assets management on national level
  5. Enhance the cooperation, coordination and information exchange on BCP management on regional and bilateral level

TASKS 

Tasks to be performed under this contract:

Result 1. Improvement of asset management systems of the national IBM institutions

  • Conduct fact finding analysis on the current asset management system in SBGS and SCS in place. Contribute to BPAR activities, by producing inputs to BPAR reports and Action Plans on procurement, maintenance and exploitation related BPs
  • Conduct comparative analysis on EU MSs best practices in assets management, providing recommendations on the best suiting institutional asset management methodology.
  • Support the implementation of a workshop on EU MSs best practices in asset management and identify the best fitting practices
  • Identify the best fitting methodologies in institutional asset management and adapt them to the national legal, institutional framework and context.
  • Develop the concept/ToR for the national assets management systems for the IBM stakeholders (SBGS and SCS)
  • Develop guidelines to implement the concept
  • Provide input in the development of IT solution (Technical Specifications)
  • Implement a workshop to present and raise awareness of the developed concept. 

Result 2. Development of the maintenance standards and technical requirements for infrastructure, equipment and IT systems

  • Support the development of the maintenance standards integrating the identified good practices
  • Support the development and/or update of standard technical requirements for BCPs assets and infrastructure
  • Support IBM stakeholders in conducting a systematic exercise allowing a detailed assessment of the compliance of all BCPs with assets, infrastructure and maintenance standards. 

Result 3. Development of the mechanism for cooperation, coordination and information exchange on assets management on national level

  • Develop the concept for information and coordination mechanism for assets management including the regular joint needs assessments and joint investment and budget planning
  • Support the development of the interagency regulatory framework e.g. joint SOPs in relation to assets management
  • Conduct one capacity building activity on joint assets management. 

Result 4. Enhance the cooperation, coordination and information exchange on BCP management on regional and bilateral level

  • Provide expertise to develop the regional and bi-lateral mechanisms for coordination and information exchange on assets management, develop methodology on information sharing on assets management.
  • Support the development of the methodology for joint BCPs needs assessments in terms of infrastructure and interoperability to be conducted jointly with the relevant IBM stakeholders from the neighbouring countries. 
  • Support the implementation of joint needs assessment of selected BCPs

DELIVERABLES 

AM STE is expected to provide the following deliverables:

Result 1. Improvement of asset management systems of the national IBM institutions

Task

Conduct fact finding analysis on the current asset management system in SBGS and SCS in place. Contribute to BPAR activities by producing inputs to BPAR reports and Action Plans on procurement, maintenance and exploitation related BPs.

Conduct comparative analysis on EU MSs best practices in asset management, including recommendations on the best suitable institutional asset management methodology

Conduct a workshop on EU MSs best practices in asset management and identify the best fitting practices

Identify the best fitting methodologies in institutional assets management and adapt them to the national legal, institutional framework and context.

Develop the concept/ToR for the national asset management systems for the IBM stakeholders (SBGS and SCS)

Develop guidelines to implement the concept on national asset management systems for the IBM stakeholders (SBGS and SCS)

Provide input in the development of IT solution (Technical Specifications)

Implement a workshop to present and raise awareness of the developed concept

Result

Report on asset management systems 

BPA&R on maintenance and exploitation

Workshop agenda, materials,

Conclusions on the methodological framework,

activity delivery report

2 methodologies – SBGS and SCS developed

SBGS and SCS  concepts/ToR on asset management system  

Guidelines

Technical specifications in place

Workshop is conducted, results analysed  in activity delivery report 

Time-frames

February – March 2021

March – April  2021

April – May 2021

May – June 2021

July – October 2021

October – November 2021 

April 2022

Estimated number of working days

Up to 7 WDs

Up to 10 WDs

Up to 3 WDs

Up to 3 WDs , including 1 WD for preparation and reporting

Up to 10 WDs

Up to 6 WDs in total

Up to 10 WDs

Up to 2 WDs

Up to 3 WDs including 1 WD preparation and reporting

Result 2. Development of the maintenance standards and technical requirements for infrastructure, equipment and IT systems

Task

Support the development of the maintenance standards integrating the identified good practice

Support the development and/or update of standard technical requirements for BCPs assets and infrastructure

Result

Maintenance standards developed

A set of standard technical requirements/guidelines on maintenance standards

Time-frames

February – April 2021

April – June 2021

Estimated number of working days

Up to 10 WDs

Up to 7 WDs

Result 3. Development of the mechanism for cooperation, coordination and information exchange on assets management on national level

 

Task

Result

Time-frames

Estimated number of working days

Develop the concept for information and coordination mechanism for assets management including the regular joint needs assessments and joint investment and budget planning

Concept

June – December 2021

Up to 10 WDs

Support the development of the interagency regulatory framework e.g. joint SOPs in relation to assets management

Proposals for amendments of legislation are drafted

January – March 2022

Up to 15 WDs

Conduct capacity building activities on joint assets management

1 activity implemented, agenda, material, activity delivery report is in place

April 2022

Up to 5 WDs

Total number of working days:  30

Result 4. Enhance the cooperation, coordination and information exchange on BCP management on regional and bilateral level

Task

Result

Time-frames

Estimatednumberof working days

Provide expertise to develop the regional and bi-lateral mechanisms for coordination and information exchange on assets management

Methodology is developed and presented, discussed

June – October 2021

Up to 10 WDs

Support the development of the methodology for joint BCPs needs assessments in terms of infrastructure and interoperability to be conducted jointly with the relevant IBM stakeholders from the neighbouring countries, develop methodology. 

Methodology for joint (inter-agency and cross-border) border crossing points needs assessment and joint infrastructure is developed, presented and discussed

June – October 2021

Up to 10 WDs

Support the implementation of joint needs assessment of selected BCPs

capacity building event conducted to practice the (interagency and cross-border) border crossing points needs assessment and assets planning

June – October 2021

Up to 5 WDs

Total number of working days:  25

The draft deliverables must be submitted in English in line with the timeline established at the moment of contracting. If possible, the working versions of the deliverables could be drafted in Ukrainian to allow for smooth participation of the national beneficiary agencies experts. 

It is expected that during the COVID-19 travel restriction period, the tasks identified above would be conducted in a remote mode (using the vast array of technical means for distance communication, collaborative platforms and regular on-line coordination meetings). Once the travel situation allows, the expert will be expected to travel to Ukraine to continue the delivery of mentioned above tasks. 

PIT will support the delivery of the tasks by providing the relevant documents, interpretation and translation support, coordinating with the beneficiary agencies on organisational issues. 

During the process, the expert will work with the relevant national and international stakeholders in a collaborative and coordinated manner. 

The final deliverables must be submitted no later than 31 December 2022.

Reporting lines

AM STE reports to Mr. Yehor Bielkin, Project Officer (SCS), EU4IBM and works in a collaborative manner with other international/national experts. 

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master´s university degree (or equivalent) related to the area of work.
  • At least 5 years of experience in the area of asset management relevant to IBM.
  • Experience in improving the institutional asset management systems, developing the maintenance standards and technical requirements for infrastructure, equipment and IT systems – relevant to IBM agencies.
  • Experience in developing the cooperation, coordination and information exchange mechanisms on assets management on a national level.
  • Experience in drafting concepts, ToRs/TSs, methodologies in the area and asset management.
  • Experience in working with similar projects funded by EU or another donor is an asset.
  • Knowledge of appropriate examples of international and EU good practices in asset management relevant to national IBM stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess complex situations in order to succinctly and clearly distil critical issues.
  • Must be able to work independently and demonstrate excellent teamwork, coordination and facilitation skills.
  • Analytical, research, reporting, communication, documentation and presentation skills.
  • Experience working with senior management of border guard/police and customs services is an asset.
  • Ability to plan and implement several multi-component and multi-stakeholder activities in parallel.
  • Ability to process large volumes of information.
  • Ability for provision of deliverables and in reporting in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work under pressure and in rapidly changing circumstances.
  • Computer literate with ability to operate Microsoft applications.
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and constructive working relationships with people of different International and cultural backgrounds while maintaining impartiality and objectivity.

Languages:

  • Fluency in English is required
  • Knowledge of Russian/Ukrainian for business communications is an asset

Materials to be provided by ICMPD

  • Project Description of Action.
  • IBM Strategy of Ukraine 2020-2025 and its implementation plan 2020-2022.
  • Catalogue of SBGS and IBM Business Processes.
  • Template of timesheet.
  • Template of payment claim.
  • Any other documents.
  • Translation of the documents not yet translated into English.
  • PIT will facilitate the contacts with the relevant International agencies.
  • PIT will organise meetings with the relevant beneficiary agencies in case of need.

Application Process

Interested experts should send their CV with an indication of this announcement in the subject line of the email to EU4IBM_UA@icmpd.org.

 

Project Description 

The overall objective of the Project is to contribute to the socio-economic inclusion of the Syrian refugees who are under temporary protection in Turkey (SuTPs) to the local host communities (LHCs) through improving employment and livelihood opportunities 

The specific objectives are: 

a. to increase the entrepreneurial activity of the SuTPs and the LHCs by providing an enabling environment and support in creation of new products and markets, which are tradable beyond the local market,

b. Local entrepreneurial ecosystems are more effective and inclusive for the SuTPs and the LHCs,

c. Policy development related to socio-economic inte-gration of SuTPS and coordination of the imple-mentation of  those policies are improved at the national, regional and local levels,

d.Employment opportunities of  the SuTPs and local host communities increased through strengthening the per-formance of the market operators.

Project`s target groups are:

  • Potential and existing entrepreneurs among the SuTPs and LHCs who are engaged in locally selected products and services,
  • National level institutions related to entrepreneurship, development as well as migration policy and implementation,
  • Local institutions which provide services to entrepreneurs,
  • SMEs and cooperatives which have potential to create new job and livelihood opportunities.

Ultimately, SuTPs and LHCs host community entrepreneurs in general and SuTPs and LHCs host community labour force are among final beneficiaries of the ENHANCER project.

The project is being funded by the European Union for 48 months, starting on January 2020 and ending as of December 2023.

Background

Increasing number of SuTP`s in Turkey over the last decade has gradually shifted Turkey`s policy orientation from short-term and humanitarian/basic needs-based focus to a more comprehensive migration-sensitive policy approach. Accordingly, socio-economic inclusion of SuTPs to the LHCs remains as a key area considering the local and regional migration policy framework. As outlined in the Updated Strategic Concept Note for FRIT-II released in late 2018, entrepreneurship has been set as a strategic subject for intervention in enabling refugees and host communities have access to dignified sustainable livelihoods. Therefore, entrepreneurship opportunities for SuTPs and LHCs must be developed and encouraged taking into account regional characteristics and local market needs while these are also empowered on the central and local level policy making.

Main Project Activities

  • Basic and technical skills training for potential entrepreneurs,
  • Matching potential and existing entrepreneurs, SMEs and cooperatives,
  • Mentoring for potential and existing entrepreneurs, SMEs and cooperatives,
  • Grants for establishment of local entrepreneurship community hubs,
  • Grants for start-ups
  • Grants for local institutions to improve their services for the entrepreneurs,
  • Grants for supporting cooperatives for new job opportunities
  • Grants for supporting for Small-Medium Enterprises for new job opportunities
  • Technical assistance to national level institutions in managing economic development and migration nexus

Short-Term Expert Involvement

Migrant entrepreneurs should be distinguished from other entrepreneurial ventures due to the migrant-specific challenges and sensitivities of doing business in a host country. For specific project activities, Short-Terms Experts (to be contracted according to ICMPD Recruitment Procedures) will be expected to support the project team in various tasks with the main motivation being the involvement of the Syrian viewpoint and experience in this project for better inclusion and realistic expectations on the ground.

In line with the main project activities, the Expert shall provide support on one or more tasks in the list below.

Outreach

  • Outreach to Syrian entrepreneurs, trainees, mentors and migrant organizations, important business figures and finally, Syrian influencers for visibility

Local Value Chain

  • Input regarding Syrians’ perspective on the selected products and services in 11 provinces

Entrepreneurship Trainings

  • Entrepreneurship training module design
  • Taking part in Entrepreneurship Trainings as a Guest Entrepreneurship Speaker
  • Taking part in Entrepreneurship Trainings as a Trainer
  • Taking part in Entrepreneurship Trainings as a Facilitator
  • Taking part in Training of Trainers in order to add Syrian perspective for trainers
  • Technical entrepreneurship translation quality check for training material and classes

Mentorship services

  • Input on mentorship events’ and dissemination of information on mentorship in the target provinces.

Matchmaking and B2B

Consultancy for Matchmaking Events

  • Consultancy for Business Matchmaking for each sector and province or online
  • Consultancy for B2B strategy with Syrian entrepreneurs

Translation

  • Written translation services and translation quality check for simultaneous translation

Desired Profile of Expert

  • Professional and/or Academic experience in at least one of following fields:

- Migration

- Economics

- Entrepreneurship

- Business Development

- Matching potential and existing entrepreneurs through collaboration and alternative finance

- Regional Development

- Value chain, market products and services analysis primarily in sectors of textile and ready garment, Agriculture/food, Furniture, shoe-making, Innovative and high-tech value chains (Software, design, e-commerce etc.) and Machinery and equipments and metal manufacturing and repair

- Sector assessments and development

  • Professional experience in project design and implementation
  • Professional experience in working with relevant public institutions
  • Excellent drafting skills
  • Excellent oral and written Arabic and English
  • Knowledge of Turkish is an asset

Procedure for expression of interest

Experts interested in taking part in the ENHANCER project as STEs are kindly invited to apply by sending their up-to-date CVs and indicating their area of interests and strengths via an email sent to the following email address and to register in the Expert Roster at the ICMPD website:

Project email address: enhancer.ste@icmpd.org 

ICMPD expert roster: https://expert-roster.icmpd.org/

This call for experts is published to build a pool of experts for the project and thus it will only be possible for the project team to contact the experts who are considered to be recruited for certain project activities. Please apply only if your CV corresponds with the desired profile. This call will be open for the duration of the Project.

Project Description

The overall objective of the Project is to contribute to the socio-economic inclusion of the Syrian refugees who are under temporary protection in Turkey (SuTPs) to the local host communities (LHCs) through improving employment and livelihood opportunities 

The specific objectives are: 

a. to increase the entrepreneurial activity of the SuTPs and the LHCs by providing an enabling environment and support in creation of new products and markets, which are tradable beyond the local market,

b. Local entrepreneurial ecosystems are more effective and inclusive for the SuTPs and the LHCs,

c. Policy development related to socio-economic inte-gration of SuTPS and coordination of the imple-mentation of  those policies are improved at the national, regional and local levels,

d.Employment opportunities of  the SuTPs and local host communities increased through strengthening the per-formance of the market operators.

Project`s target groups are:

  • Potential and existing entrepreneurs among the SuTPs and LHCs who are engaged in locally selected products and services,
  • National level institutions related to entrepreneurship, development as well as migration policy and implementation,
  • Local institutions which provide services to entrepreneurs,
  • SMEs and cooperatives which have potential to create new job and livelihood opportunities.

Ultimately, SuTPs and LHCs host community entrepreneurs in general and SuTPs and LHCs host community labour force are among final beneficiaries of the ENHANCER project.

The project is being funded by the European Union for 48 months, starting on January 2020 and ending as of December 2023.

Background

Increasing number of SuTP`s in Turkey over the last decade has gradually shifted Turkey`s policy orientation from short-term and humanitarian/basic needs-based focus to a more comprehensive migration-sensitive policy approach. Accordingly, socio-economic inclusion of SuTPs to the LHCs remains as a key area considering the local and regional migration policy framework. As outlined in the Updated Strategic Concept Note for FRIT-II released in late 2018, entrepreneurship has been set as a strategic subject for intervention in enabling refugees and host communities have access to dignified sustainable livelihoods. Therefore, entrepreneurship opportunities for SuTPs and LHCs must be developed and encouraged taking into account regional characteristics and local market needs while these are also empowered on the central and local level policy making.

Main Project Activities

  • Basic and technical skills training for potential entrepreneurs,
  • Matching potential and existing entrepreneurs, SMEs and cooperatives,
  • Mentoring for potential and existing entrepreneurs, SMEs and cooperatives,
  • Grants for establishment of local entrepreneurship community hubs,
  • Grants for start-ups Grants for local institutions to improve their services for the entrepreneurs,
  • Grants for supporting cooperatives for new job opportunities
  • Grants for supporting for Small-Medium Enterprises for new job opportunities
  • Technical assistance to national level institutions in managing economic development and migration nexus

Short-Term Expert Involvement

For specific project activities, Short-Terms Experts (to be contracted according to ICMPD Recruitment Procedures) will be expected to support the project team in providing technical assistance, conducting desk & field researchs, drafting reports, participating to workshops-conferences and meetings as well as co-operating with relevant stakeholders.

Desired Profile of Experts

  • Professional and/or Academic experience in at least one of following fields:

- Migration

- Economics

- Entrepreneurship

- Business Development 

- Matching potential and existing entrepreneurs through collaboration and alternative finance

- Regional Development

- Value chain, market products and services analysis primarily in sectors of textile and ready garment, Agriculture/food, Furniture, shoe-making, Innovative and high-tech value chains (Software, design, e-commerce etc.) and Machinery and equipments and metal manufacturing and repair

- Sector assessmets and development

  • Professional experience in project design and implementation
  • Professional experience in working with relevant public institutions
  • Excellent drafting skills
  • Excellent oral and written English/Turkish is an asset

Procedure for expression of interest

Experts interested in taking part in the EHNAHCER project as STEs are kindly invited to apply by sending their up-to-date CVs and indicating their area of interests and strengths via an email sent to the following email address and to register in the Expert Roster at the ICMPD website:

Project email address: enhancer.ste@icmpd.org 

ICMPD expert roster: https://expert-roster.icmpd.org/

This call for experts is published to build a pool of experts for the project and thus it will only be possible for the project team to contact the experts who are considered to be recruited for certain project activities. Please apply only if your CV corresponds with the desired profile. This call will be open for the duration of the Project

Background

The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) is an international organisation tasked with promoting innovative, comprehensive and sustainable migration policies. With 17 Member States and over 60 projects active throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America, ICMPD is a growing and ever-more relevant presence in its field. The organisation’s greatest assets are its 200+ staff members, who personify its values of commitment, integrity, partnership, respect, and innovation in actions.

Tasks

Activity 1: Draft official letters and cooresponances on behalf of JEMPAS II project and submit them to Jordanian ministries, as well as other governmental insititions.Receive replies and communicate them to ICMPD personnel.

Activity 2: Accompany JEMPAS II Project Manager during his visits to the project activities relevant ministries. Provide his legal consultation and suggests practical and applicable lawful solutions.   

Activity 3: Act as a reference and liaisie with relevant authorities during the project implementation on asylum seekers and refugees issues in Jordan, devise best practises and communicate them to stakeholders.

Activity 4: Deliver theoretical and thematic lectures related to asylum seekers and refugees issues, present explanations and interpretation of laws to an audience representing key Jordanian ministries and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) operating in Jordan, tackling the following topics:

  • Jordan Penal Code
  • Civil Statue Law
  • Residency and Labour Work Permits
  • Legal Protection for Refugees in Jordan
  • Refugees Responsibilities and Obligations in the hosting country
  • Felonies and Crimes commited by or against Refugees

Activity 5: Follow up and Coordinate with the Yarmouk University, as well as with participants on  finalization of legal documents and agreed upon deliverables that can be disseminated to attendees and to ICMPD, and consequently communicated to the EU .   

Reporting lines

On a bi-weekly, the Expert will report to Mr. Gaby Daw who will be in charge of the overall supervision both in terms of administrative and content issues, and who will provide input and comments on deliverables as needed.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Over 10 years of experience in the Jordanian Law and articles’ stipulations and interpretation
  • INGO – NGO, CSOs experience in relation to asylum seekers and refugee issues context in Jordan
  • Taxation settlement and exemption
  • Bank transactions and financial policies
  • Fluency and writing skills in both English and Arabic;
  • Proven experience in working with the Jordanian governmental institutions
  • Ability to carry out multi-tasked operations
  • Experience working with MOFA and other key ministries
  • Time management and sound legal recommendations

Material to be provided by ICMPD

  • Administrative support
  • Any other relevant documents

Payment Information 

For payment of the fees for the assignment, the Expert needs to submit - on the templates provided by ICMPD and in line with the payment schedule stated in the contract:

  • counter-signed contract;
  • signed payment claim(s) reflecting the lump sum amount as agreed in the contract

The payment to the bank account indicated by the Expert will only be processed after certification by ICMPD that the required services have been satisfactorily performed. 

Gabi Daw 

Gabi.Daw@icmpd.org 

Asset Management Short-Term Expert  

Posting Date: 14/06/2021
Deadline for Applications: 14/08/2021 
Duty Station: Home based, with travel within Albania 
Contract Duration: 25 working days

Organisational overview
The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) is an international organisation tasked with promoting innovative, comprehensive and sustainable migration policies. With 18 Member States and over 60 projects active throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America, ICMPD is a growing and ever-more relevant presence in its field. The organisation’s greatest assets are its 250+ staff members, who personify its values of commitment, integrity, partnership, respect, and innovation in actions and decisions.


Project background
The project “EU Support for the effective management of green and blue borders in Albania” (EU4SAFEALB) supports the provision of modern technical means to the Border and Migration Police (hereinafter BMP) of the Albanian State Police (ASP) of the Ministry of Interior (MOI) of the Republic of Albania (hereinafter Albania) in order to enhance the Albanian national capacity to counter organized cross-border crime and drug trafficking. 
The project objective is to support the BMP to achieve effective border control and surveillance to prevent and combat the trafficking in narcotics.

The project specific objective is: to contribute to an enhanced BMP capacity to counter organized cross-border crime and drug trafficking through the provision of modern specialized technical means and the capacity-building of BMP staff.

The project supports the achievement of the following results: 

  1. The list of equipment to be procured is updated in coordination with the BMP and the donor (Module I: Inception and update of the procurement list)
  2.   The BMP is equipped with modern technical means enhancing its capacity to stop and counter drug trafficking and other cross-border crimes at land borders (Module II: Procurement of equipment for land border surveillance and control)
  3. The BMP is equipped with modern technical means enhancing its maritime border surveillance, and capacity to stop and prevent drug trafficking and other cross-border crimes at maritime borders (Module III: Procurement of equipment for maritime border surveillance and control)
  4. BMP staff are enabled to use and maintain the provided modern technical means (Module IV: Capacity building)

In the framework of the Module IV, the project will support the review and update of the relevant standard operating procedures (SOPs) and provide the train-the-trainer (ToT) training on asset management to the selected ASP/BMP personnel.  


Objective 
The STE will provide for the SOPs amendment, development and delivery of the training on asset management. 


Tasks
The tasks to be completed by the STE within this assignment are the following:

  1. Review the SOPs on asset management, logistics, and maintenance and provide the recommendations on their amendment.  
  2. Provide expertise in the development of the training curriculum and the training materials the 3 days train-the-trainer (ToT) course on asset management (to include inventory, logistics, maintenance, etc.). The curriculum and the training materials will be developed in collaboration with the project beneficiary. 
  3. Deliver and evaluate the delivery of the training. 

The working language of this assignment is English. All expected deliverables must be submitted in line with the timeline established at the table below. Project implementation team will support the delivery of the tasks by providing the relevant documents, translation, interpretation and coordinating with the beneficiary agency on organisational issues. To achieve the expected results, the STE will work with the relevant national and international stakeholders in a collaborative and coordinated manner. 


Deliverables 
The STE is expected to provide the following deliverables:

    Deliverable  

  1. SOPs reviewed and recommendations on their amendment provided.   
  2. Training curriculum and materials developed.    
  3.  Training delivered and evaluated    

 Timeline

  1. 10 WDs (September 2021)
  2. 10 WDs (October 2021)
  3. 5 WDs (TBD) 

 Total: 25 WDs

The final deliverables must be submitted no later than 31 December 2021.

Maximum number of working days: 25 (twenty five)

Reporting lines
Expert reports to ICMPD Head of Border Management and Security Programme.


Qualifications and Experience
•    Advanced university degree in a related discipline; 
•    At least 5 years of experience in a related field;
•    Prior experience in  working with the border management/law enforcement agency of the EU member state (MS);
•    Proven experience in the field of the development and delivery of the training programmes (including ToT methodology) and their integration into existing training curricula;
•    Knowledge of the EU legal framework related to EU integrated border management (IBM) 
•    Proven Experience in working with similar projects funded by EU or another donor 
•    Must be able to work independently and demonstrate excellent teamwork, coordination, training and facilitation skills;
•    Andragogic, analytical, research, reporting, communication, documentation and presentation skills;
•    Computer literate with ability to operate Microsoft applications;
•    Demonstrated human rights and gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate human rights concerns and a gender perspective into tasks and activities; 
•    Ability to establish and maintain effective and constructive working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
•    Excellent language and communication skills as well as drafting skills in English.


Background information/documentation to be provided by ICMPD
•    Project document
•    BMP Assessment of the Gaps and Needs in Equipment and Training
•    Any other relevant documents


Administrative Information 

  • Travel 

The Expert shall receive from ICMPD a travel itinerary and be entitled to receive a daily subsistence allowance (DSA) for the foreseen activities abroad. Travel and mission related payments will be processed according to ICMPD Travel Rules applicable at the time when the travel takes place. 

  • Payment 

Fees for the assignment are paid upon satisfactory delivery of services, in line with the payment schedule stated in the contract and upon submission of required documentation. 

Application Process
Interested experts should send their CV with a reference to this announcement in the subject line of the email to Oksana.Nazarchuk@icmpd.org, and address it to Ms. Oksana Nazarchuk.

Due to the high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The applicants should be available for a face-to face meeting or an interview via videoconference.
The assignment is subject to project funds availability and/or final approval by the donor. The invitation to an interview does not establish any right to future employment.

Posting Date: 14/06/2021
Deadline for Applications: 30/06/2021 
Duty Station: Home based
Contract Duration: 4.5 Month 

Organisational overview

The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) is an international organisation with 18 Member States and 388 staff members. Active in more than 90 countries worldwide, it takes a regional approach in its work to create efficient cooperation and partnerships along migration routes. Priority regions include Africa, Central and South Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Its three-pillar approach to migration management – structurally linking research, migration dialogues and capacity building – contributes to better migration policy development worldwide. The Vienna-based organisation has a mission in Brussels, a regional office in Malta and project offices in several countries. ICMPD receives funding from its Member States, the European Commission, the UN and other multilateral institutions, as well as bilateral donors. Founded in 1993, ICMPD holds UN observer status and cooperates with more than 243 partners including EU institutions and UN agencies.

Project background
Increasing number of SuTP`s in Turkey over the last decade has gradually shifted Turkey`s policy orientation from short-term and humanitarian/basic needs-based focus to a more comprehensive migration-sensitive policy approach. Accordingly, socio-economic inclusion of SuTP to the LCH remains as a key area considering the local and regional migration policy framework. As outlined in the Updated Strategic Concept Note for FRIT-II released in late 2018, entrepreneurship has been set as a strategic subject for intervention in enabling refugees and host communities have access to dignified sustainable livelihoods. Therefore, entrepreneurship opportunities for SuTP and LCH must be developed and encouraged taking into account regional characteristics and local market needs while these are also empowered on the central and local level policy making.

Based on this background, ENHANCER Project`s overall objective is to contribute to the socio-economic inclusion of the Syrian refugees who are under Temporary Protection (SuTP) to the local host communities (LHC) through improving employment and livelihood opportunities


In more details, specific objectives are: 
a) to increase the entrepreneurial activity of the SuTP and the LHC by providing an enabling environment and support in creation of new products and markets, which are tradable beyond the local market
b) Local entrepreneurial ecosystems are more effective and inclusive for the SuTP and the LHCs
c) Policy development related to socio-economic integration of SuTP and coordination of the implementation of those policies are improved at the national, regional and local levels
d) Employment opportunities of the SuTP and local host communities increased through strengthening the performance of the market operators .

Project`s target groups are:

  • Protential and existing entrepreneurs among the SuTP and LHCs who are engaged in locally selected products and services
  • National level institutions related to entrepreneurship, development as well as migration policy and implementation 
  • Local institutions which provide services to entrepreneurs, 
  • SMEs and cooperatives which have potential to create new job and livelihood opportunities.

Ultimately, SuTP and LHC host community entrepreneurs in general and SuTP and LHC host community labour force are among final beneficiaries of the ENHANCER project.

The project is being funded by the European Union for 48 months, starting on January 2020 and ending as of December 2023.

Objective 

The ENHANCER project is seeking a monitoring expert to provide support to the further development and operationalization of the project’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) framework. The purpose of this framework is to monitor and capture the results of and learning from project implementation. The MEL framework maps the intervention logic for each component (ecosystem, entrepreneurial, policy) of the Project and establishes the outputs and outcomes to be tracked during implementation. The team will also finalise the output and outcome indicators as well as performance attributes (baseline, target, MOVs, assumptions). These indicators will be used to track progress against planned results (outputs and outcomes) and capture lessons learned as well as identify and correct any implementation challenges. These monitoring data will also contribute to any evaluation efforts to assess project achievements as well as support building evidence to inform policy development related to migrant entrepreneurship, labour market integration and the promotion of social cohesion among and between refugee and local host communities.

Tasks
The Monitoring Expert will be responsible for operationalisation of the MEL (MEL) framework, including helping to finalise the performance attributes; overseeing and ensuring the collection of high-quality data for the monitoring system; and supporting monitoring data analysis and reporting, among other related tasks.  Monitoring data collection and analysis activities will cover the following ENHANCER project components: Ecosystem, Entrepreneurship and Policy. 

The Monitoring Expert will coordinate with all relevant parties under the supervision of Project Management, in close coordination with Team Leaders and other subject matter Experts, primarily with the Grant Monitoring Expert and the Monitoring Information Systems (MIS) Expert who will also be engaged in supporting and reporting project monitoring data using the MIS system. 

Tasks 1: Drafting the results matrix of indicators and performance attributes and drafting supporting monitoring guidelines, tools and forms 

  • Drafting indicators matrix in addition to project logframe and intervention logic when deemed necessary to ensure effective M&E of the project, focusing on monitoring functions,
  • Reviewing revised implementation planning documents during implementation of project activities (work plan, budget, procurement plan, and etc.),
  •  Drafting of specific monitoring guidelines and templates of tools and forms under steering of MEL working group, which will be refined based on the needs of the project activities
  •  Developing appropriate qualitative and quantitative monitoring, tracking systems, tools, and templates that enhance monitoring of project outputs and quality, generate quality evidence on project effectiveness and prepare data for decision-making processes,
  • Defining specific M&E plan together with Project Management and revising periodically,

Task 2: Drafting quality assurance guidelines and conducting verification tasks

  • Carrying out data verification by ensuring the quality of data collected for each project activity within the scope of MEL framework,
  • Working in close co-operation with and Component Leads to provide relevant data for the evaluation studies,
  • Drafting quality assurance guidelines in line with project log frame and intervention logic requirements where needed and under the guidance of Project Team 

Task 3: Continuous reporting and monitoring support to the ENHANCER team for overall implementation 

  • Training of Field Monitoring Experts in coordination with Grant Monitoring Expert with specific focus related to monitoring project activities. 
  • Ensuring the smooth collection of monitoring data, including ensuring that systems are in place to collect reliable, high-quality and timely data based on reporting requirements and internal information needs.
  • Compiling and reviewing the quality of monitoring data collected to assess and report against the indicators in the ENHANCER log frame and targets covering all project components and in coordination with the Project Team.
  • Overseeing analysis of monitoring data and preparing summary monitoring data reports that include tables, graphs, charts, narratives as requested by the Project Team to be utilized in regular reports (on a regular basis).
  • Providing inputs to any needed log frame revisions or updates, under the supervision of team leaders (when needed).
  • Preparing monthly monitoring reports to meet donor reporting requests and requirements.
  • Supporting other project team members in the implementation of any surveys, reviews, lesson-learning exercises/workshops, evaluations, or other relevant studies as aligned with the monitoring component of the MEL plan.
  • Acting as a focal point for the communication amongst other Monitoring Experts and the MIS Expert.
  • Orienting project staff to MEL requirements of the Project and their role in ensuring an effective MEL system focusing on monitoring functions.

Deliverables 
Expert will deliver the items below in close cooperation with project team and under the supervision of MEL group when deemed necessary based on activity needs and will ensure compliance with project logframe and intervention logic as well as donor requirements during the assignment. Deliverables should meet the detailed requirements explained under tasks.

  • Indicators matrix drafted  in addition to project logframe and intervention logic,
  • Implementation planning documents reviewed during implementation of project activities,
  • Specific monitoring guidelines and templates of tools and forms are drafted ,
  • Qualitative and quantitative monitoring, tracking systems, tools, and templates  developed,
  • Specific M&E plan developed  and revised periodically,
  • Data verification conducted by ensuring the quality of data collected for each project activity,
  • Relevant data provided for the evaluation studies, 
  • Quality assurance guidelines drafted in line with project log frame and intervention logic requirements, 
  • Field Monitoring Experts  trained in coordination with Grant Monitoring Expert with specific focus related to monitoring project activities. 
  • Smooth collection of monitoring data is ensured, including ensuring that systems are in place to collect relavant and required high-quality,  
  • Monitoring data collected, compiled and reviewed 
  • Monitoring data  anaylzed to oversee and summary monitoring data reports 
  • Inputs provide to any needed log frame revisions or updates, 
  • Monthly monitoring reports to meet donor reporting requests and requirements are prepared,
  • Project team members are supported in the implementation of any surveys, reviews, lesson-learning exercises/workshops, evaluations, or other relevant studies as aligned with the monitoring component of the MEL plan.
  • Coordination and communication amongst other Monitoring Experts and the MIS Expert is facilitated. 
  • Project staff  oriented to MEL requirements of the Project and their role in ensuring an effective MEL system focusing on monitoring functions.
  • Comments for MIS design phase and maintenance.

Maximum number of working days: 80

Reporting lines
The Expert will report to Ms.Pınar Yapanoğlu, Senior Project Manager, Mr. Nuri Barış Tartıcı, Technical Lead and Mr. Çağlar Aydın, Grant Management Lead who will be in charge of the overall supervision both in terms of administrative and content issues and who will provide input and comments on deliverables as needed.


Qualifications and Experience
Qualifications:

  • A university degree in management, economics, public administration, development studies, statistics, or other relevant social/natural sciences,
  • Excellent communication skills, including reporting and presentation skills,
  • Strong computer skills; proven ability to use Microsoft Office Suite and related programmes,
  • Good knowledge of interactive meeting and workshop management techniques, methods and tools,
  • A postgraduate degree in social sciences or related field as an asset.
  • Good command of written and spoken English (Turkish as a mother tongue),

Experience:

  • Minimum 10 years of overall professional experience,
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in monitoring, evaluation, learning and reporting,
  • Experience designing, planning, and implementing Monitoring Systems,
  • Experience in conducting surveys/training seminas/workshops,
  • Knowledge/experience in statistics as an asset,
  • Knowledge of Result-Based Monitoring as an asset,
  • Experience in preparing donor reports. Preparing regular monitoring data reports as an asset.

11. Material to be provided by ICMPD

  • Timesheet and Payment Claim templates
  • Any other relevant documents related to ENHANCER project
  • ENHANCER Project Description of Action
  • Project Logframe

Administrative Information 
For payment of the fees for the assignment, the Expert needs to submit - on the templates provided by ICMPD and in line with the payment schedule stated in the contract:

  • original timesheet(s) in hard copy, duly completed in line with instructions, dated and signed;
  • signed payment claim(s) reflecting the days/hours worked as per submitted timesheets

The payment to the bank account indicated by the Expert will only be processed after certification by ICMPD that the required services have been satisfactorily performed. 

Application Process
Interested experts should send their CV with a reference to this announcement in the subject line of the email to enhancer.ste@icmpd.org, and address it to Mr. Nuri Barış Tartıcı.

Due to the high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The applicants should be available for a face-to face meeting or an interview via videoconference.
The assignment is subject to project funds availability and/or final approval by the donor. The invitation to an interview does not establish any right to future employment.

Project description

The overall objective of the Action is to support the countries of the Silk Routes region in building their capacity of border management and the development of their national Integrated Border Management (IBM) guidelines, to ensure that these are coherent and effectively co-ordinated at a national, and, if possible, at a regional level, with a focus on effective border control, human resources development and preventing irregular migration.

The specific objectives are:

  1. Support the development of strategic national IBM guidelines in the countries of the Silk Routes (SRCs) region.
  2. Assist beneficiary countries in the development of detailed national implementation action plans based on the national IBM guidelines and existing standards on information exchange and cooperation.
  3. Reinforce the institutional development of the border agencies through enhancement of their professional and operational standards along common concepts, especially in regards to information exchange, inter-agency cooperation, preparedness for high risk situations, joint investigations and risk analysis; and provision of specific small-scale equipment.
  4. Contribute to institutional capacity building by creating and fostering workable training systems, development of standard training curriculum and institutions.
  5. Provide targeted technical assistance at strategic and operational levels as a supplement to the existing training systems in order to improve skills and knowledge of the staff at all levels.
  6. Enhance co-operation and networking among beneficiaries in the field of border management across the region and beyond.

List of key areas to be covered by the project are as follows:

  • Integrated Border Management (IBM) Awareness Raising
  • Development  of the national IBM Guidelines and Action Plans 
  • Development of the standard Border Management Curriculum 
  • Capacity Building for the Management of the Training Institutions 
  • Trainers’ Development
  • Procurement of the standard equipment for the training process, document security  and border control
  • Development of the Standard Operational Procedures for border control and inter-agency cooperation
  • Raising awareness on contingency planning 
  • Review of the legal framework on international cooperation 
  • Development of the Knowledge Management Platform
  •  Customised Technical Assistance Activities (Trainings, Workshops, Peer-to-Peer)
  • Border management
  •  Management and Leadership
  •  Strategic planning 
  • Coordination and Communication
  •  Border Surveillance
  • Cross border crime
  • Drug trafficking
  • Counter terrorism
  •  Document security
  •  Inter-agency cooperation
  •  Vehicles search
  •  English language courses
  •  Equipment for the border surveillance
  • Maritime strategy
  • Risk Analysis and Information Exchange

Professional standards and Code of Conduct

Role of Experts:

A number of short- and mid-term experts will be contracted to support ICMPD in the following fields: 

  • Conduct assessments and gaps and needs analysis
  • Plan and deliver awareness raising campaigns related to border management
  • Review  and formulate policy documents, incl. national IBM strategies and action plans
  • Provide technical assistance and participate in expert consultations
  • Lead inter-agency working groups
  • Develop training curricula, standard operational procedures, contingency plans, recommendations for border infrastructure development, methodology for practical exercises and live tests
  • Conduct workshops, trainings, seminars, related to the areas listed above 
  • Provide legal expertise
  • Deliver training of trainers
  • Provide procurement expertise
  • Provide ICT expertise for the development of the online educational products 

Profile of Experts:

  • At least 10 years of experience in working with border agencies;
  • Border management specific expertise (practical and/or academic knowledge) in one or more of the technical areas mentioned above;
  • Expertise in institutional development and capacity building at national and international level;
  • Expertise in working on border management matters at strategical and/or decision-making level;
  • Proven experience in working on international projects related to border management;
  • Expertise in analysis and development of recommendation papers, guidelines, procedures, etc.;
  • Training and facilitation skills;
  • Experience in working with government counterparts and in countries in crisis;
  • Excellent oral and written English language skills (knowledge of Arabic, Farsi, Dari, Bengali, Urdu is an asset);
  • Professional experience in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq or Pakistan  is desirable;
  • Experts should be available for short- or mid-term assignments including at a relatively short notice.

Application Process:
 

Interested experts should send their CV and an indication of the topic of interest via email to ibm_silk_routes@icmpd.org  so as to be included in the project expert roster. The CVs will be selected from the roster in order to facilitate a possible recruitment of experts on a short term basis as consultants to work on specific project activities. The exact duration of engagement will be determined separately for each activity. ICMPD cannot guarantee that all experts in the roster will receive assignments.

Project background

The ReConnect Project “Supporting the Development of Return Counselling Capacities in Turkey” aims to support the further establishment and implementation of the National Voluntary Return and Reintegration system of Turkey (NAVRR), involving all relevant actors and fostering cooperation between the national stakeholders to ensure that AVRR in Turkey is accessible through a network of professional return counsellors.

The project is funded by Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) and the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) is responsible for its management and implementation.

Project Objective

The ReConnect project seeks to respond to the needs of Turkey in the area of return counselling through provision of technical assistance support mainly focusing on trainings with the aim of ensuring the capacity building of the stakeholders that will be involved in the provision of return counselling to migrants in Turkey.

The project will respond to the particular need of future return counsellors in Turkey for developing specific return counselling techniques and methods for them being able to guide the potential returnees with sufficient capacity towards the option of returning to their country of origin.

The specific objectives of the project are:

  • Support the implementation of Turkey’s NAVRR system and return policy,
  • Develop the capacities of return counsellors in assisting irregular migrants with making an informed decision as to voluntary return,
  • Increase the institutional capacities in the pre-return phase,      
  • Develop operational capacities for enabling the increase of voluntary return numbers.
  • Develop outreach and communication in regard of AVR throughout Turkey and increase knowledge on AVR to irregular migrants in Turkey

In total 300 return counsellors from 81 Provincial Departments of Migration Management (PDMM) and Turkish Red Crescent (TÜRK KIZILAY) and other Stakeholders will be trained within 10 sets of trainings during the project implementation timeline.

Tasks

The tasks to be completed by the Trainer Expert within this assignment are the following:

  • Preparation of the training materials and training curricula on return counselling.
  • The provision of trainings on return counselling to staff of public institutions or other institutions in Turkey and/or home-based.
  • Contribution to preparation of manuals and handbooks.

Deliverables

The Expert is expected to provide the following deliverables:

  • Implementation of the Return Counselling Trainings.
  • A comprehensive and detailed training materials, curricula, and presentation including case study examples (in English or Turkish, professionally prepared)

The Expert shall prepare the training materials and training curricula before the inception of the trainings.

Reporting lines

The Expert will report to the Project Manager, Semra Özgür who will be in charge of the overall supervision both in terms of administrative and content issues and who will provide input and comments on deliverables as needed.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Generic requirements
    • Master’s Degree in Migration, Sociology, International Relations, Public Administration or a relevant field.
    • Profound experience and knowledge of migration management in general and return in specific.
    • Migration-related experience with International Organizations,
  • Specific requirements
    • At least 5 years of working experience in the area of Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration,
    • Previous experience in providing trainings on return counselling to staff of public institutions, and/or previous work as country return counsellor will be considered an asset.
    • Knowledge of Countries of origin, i.e. Afghanistan, Pakistan, etc. is desirable.
    • Experience with teaching communication techniques,
    • Understanding of migration situation and migration management in Turkey.
  • Language skills
    • English or Turkish language proficiency is required.
    •  Understanding of a language of a country of origin is considered an asset.

Background information/documentation to be provided by ICMPD

    • ReConnect project description,
    • Background Documents on the National AVRR
    • Templates (timesheet, payment claim)

Administrative Information

  • Travel

The Expert shall receive from ICMPD a travel itinerary and be entitled to receive a daily subsistence allowance (DSA) for the foreseen activities abroad. Travel and mission related payments will be processed according to ICMPD Travel Rules applicable at the time when the travel takes place.

  • Payment

Fees for the assignment are paid upon satisfactory delivery of services, in line with the payment schedule stated in the contract and upon submission of required documentation.

Application Process

Interested experts should send their CV with a reference to this announcement in the subject line of the email to ReConnect@icmpd.org, and address it to Ms. Semra Özgür.

Due to the high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The applicants should be available for a face-to face meeting or an interview via videoconference.

The assignment is subject to project funds availability and/or final approval by the donor. The invitation to an interview does not establish any right to future employment.

Posting Date: 16/07/2021
Deadline for Applications: 16/08/2021 
Duty Station: Home based, with travel within Albania 
Contract Duration: 10 working days

Organisational overview

 

The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) is an international organisation tasked with promoting innovative, comprehensive and sustainable migration policies. With 18 Member States and over 60 projects active throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America, ICMPD is a growing and ever-more relevant presence in its field. The organisation’s greatest assets are its 250+ staff members, who personify its values of commitment, integrity, partnership, respect, and innovation in actions and decisions.

Project background


The project “EU Support for the effective management of green and blue borders in Albania” (EU4SAFEALB) supports the provision of modern technical means to the Border and Migration Police (hereinafter BMP) of the Albanian State Police (ASP) of the Ministry of Interior (MOI) of the Republic of Albania (hereinafter Albania) in order to enhance the Albanian national capacity to counter organized cross-border crime and drug trafficking. 
The project objective is to support the BMP to achieve effective border control and surveillance to prevent and combat the trafficking in narcotics.

The project specific objective is to contribute to an enhanced BMP capacity to counter organized cross-border crime and drug trafficking through the provision of modern specialized technical means and the capacity-building of BMP staff.

The project supports the achievement of the following results: 

 

  1. The list of equipment to be procured is updated in coordination with the BMP and the donor (Module I: Inception and update of the procurement list)
  2. The BMP is equipped with modern technical means enhancing its capacity to stop and counter drug trafficking and other cross-border crimes at land borders (Module II: Procurement of equipment for land border surveillance and control)
  3. The BMP is equipped with modern technical means enhancing its maritime border surveillance, and capacity to stop and prevent drug trafficking and other cross-border crimes at maritime borders (Module III: Procurement of equipment for maritime border surveillance and control)
  4. BMP staff are enabled to use and maintain the provided modern technical means (Module IV: Capacity building)

In the framework of the Module IV, the project will support the review and update of the relevant standard operating procedures (SOPs) and provide the train-the-trainer (ToT) training on asset management to the selected ASP/BMP personnel.  

Objective 


Technical assessment of the BMP FB Design patrol vessels and Furuno navigation radars for identification of the malfunctions and needs for reparation.

Tasks


The tasks to be completed by the STE within this assignment are the following:

 

  1. Conduct the desk study of the relevant documents to be provided by BMP/MoI. 
  2. Conduct the onsite technical assessment of the BMP FB Design patrol vessels as well as Furuno navigation radars and identify the malfunctions and needs for refurbishment.  
  3. Draft the assessment report with findings, recommendations and specification of works needed for refurbishment. 
  4. Draft the terms of reference (ToR) for the procurement of the patrol vessels and navigation radars refurbishment services.

Deliverables 


The STE is expected to provide the following deliverables:

    Deliverable    

 

  1. Preparation and desk study  
  2. Onsite patrol vessels and navigation radars assessment
  3. Assessment report and ToR finalisation 

Timeline

 

  1. 2 August (1 WD, home-based) 
  2. 20 August 2021 (5 WDs, Albania) 
  3. 10 September (4 WDs, home-based)

The final deliverables must be submitted no later than 15 September 2021.

Maximum number of working days: 10 (ten)

Reporting lines


Expert reports to the Head of Border Management and Security Programme, ICMPD HQ.

Qualifications and Experience

 

  • Advanced university degree in engineering or a related discipline; 
  •  At least 5 years of experience in the relevant engineering area;
  • Proven experience in technical assessment of police patrol boats and relevant equipment. 
  • Experience in technical assessment of the BF Design patrol vessels and Furuno radars and indentification of malfunctions and reparations is an asset. 
  • Computer literate;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and constructive working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
  • Excellent language and communication skills as well as drafting skills in English.

Background information/documentation to be provided by ICMPD

 

  •  Translations of the requested documents to be provided by BMP.

Administrative Information 

 

  • Travel 

The Expert shall receive from ICMPD a travel itinerary and be entitled to receive a daily subsistence allowance (DSA) for the foreseen activities abroad. Travel and mission related payments will be processed according to ICMPD Travel Rules applicable at the time when the travel takes place. 

 

  •  Payment 


Fees for the assignment are paid upon satisfactory delivery of services, in line with the payment schedule stated in the contract and upon submission of required documentation. 

Application Process


Interested experts should send their CV with a reference to this announcement in the subject line of the email to Oksana.Nazarchuk@icmpd.org, and address it to Ms. Oksana Nazarchuk.

Due to the high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The applicants should be available for a face-to face meeting or an interview via videoconference.
The assignment is subject to project funds availability and/or final approval by the donor. The invitation to an interview does not establish any right to future employment.
 

A. Project description 

The SUPREME project focuses on further strengthening migration management in Turkey through a complementary manner in order to cover all indispensable elements of the fully-fledged work in this area, through a structured and complementary manner. While on one side, the project will aim to strengthen the development of policies and operational strategies, on the other side, it will support the well-functioning of a national voluntary return operations and exploring of possibilities of introducing of reintegration policies and programmes. 

The project will be providing support to DGMM, through supporting policy development process and enhancing a sustainable cooperation framework with country of origins. In order to further strength the operational capacity of DGMM, providing technical assistance for the establishment and functioning of national AVR system and exploring possibilities for development of a national reintegration programme that could be applied for the returned migrants and rejected asylum seekers, will be focus of the project aiming to strength operational capacity of DGMM. 

The project is funded by the United Kingdom and implemented by ICMPD.

B. Background 

With the entry into force in April 2013 of the new Law on Foreigners and International Protection of Turkey, which law regulates the entry and stay of foreigners in Turkey as well as all matters related to international protection; the DGMM was established and became operational in April 2014 as Turkey’s new specialised migration management authority. 

ICMPD has been implementing projects in Turkey, focusing primarily on topics related to migration management and policy development, but also providing support to the establishment and capacity development of DGMM as an institution. 

The SUPREME project has been preceded respectively by the DGMM I, DGMM II and DGMM III projects, which have aimed at providing support to the institutional development and enhancing operational capacity of the DGMM in selected areas of migration management, such as legal migration, irregular migration and international protection, including legal migration, return and readmission, AVR and temporary protection. Furthermore, 3 other projects, namely eSRAC, PREDOC and READMIC projects, have aimed at providing support to DGMM in establishing a capacity in DGMM for conducting migration risk analyses and developing a pre-departure travel document and visa control system in countries of origin as well as training the DGMM staff on the effective implementation of the EU-TR Readmission Agreement.

C. Objectives and Key Areas to be covered by the Project

Building upon the outcomes of the previous projects, SUPREME project aims to provide further support to the DGMM in strengthening of the policies and procedures, support the functioning of the National Assisted Voluntary Return, supporting development of reintegration programme and as well as enhancing structured cooperation with countries of origin for an effective and sustainable migration management in Turkey.

Specifically, the main objectives and components of the SUPREME project are: 

1. To strengthen of the Policies and Procedures

2. To enhance International Cooperation with Countries of Origin

3. To support the functioning of the National Assisted Voluntary Return 

4. To support development of a reintegration programme

Given the objectives of the SUPREME project, the expert(s) may be required to assist in the performance of assignments in the following specific areas: 

1. Strategy and Policy development in Irregular Migration; 

2. Development of Assisted Voluntary Return Mechanisms and Procedures, 

3. Development of reintegration policy and procedures, 

4. Research and Cooperation with Countries of Origin

5. Development of Regional and International Cooperation Strategy in Migration. 

D. Short-Term Expert involvement 

Experts will be recruited to deliver inputs in line with the above key areas addressed by the project and to support ICMPD in providing technical assistance, conducting desk research, drafting policy and strategy papers and comparative studies, drafting of guidelines and working procedures as well as the elaboration and implementation of expert consultations, workshops, tailor-made trainings and seminars.

E. Desired profile of experts 

1. Practical and/or academic knowledge and experience in one or more of the migration areas and sub-areas mentioned in the above listed topics of the project, 

2. Experience in institutional development and capacity building, 

3. Experience in drafting policy and strategy papers, 

4. Experience in drafting guidelines, (internal) working procedures, recommendations, 

5. Training and facilitation skills, 

6. Excellent drafting skills, 

7. Excellent oral and written English (knowledge of Turkish will be considered an asset) 

8. Previous practical and/or academic experience and knowledge in the region and in countries of origin will be considered an asset.

F. Procedure for expression of interest 

Experts interested to take part in the project, are kindly invited to apply through sending their updated CV and indicating their area of interest and expertise, to the following email address (supreme@icmpd.org) Experts' CVs will be added to the expert roster, which is an internal tool that will be used solely for the purpose of above project activities. The CVs will be selected from the roster in order to facilitate a possible recruitment of experts on a short term basis as consultants to work on specific project activities. The exact duration of engagement will be determined separately for each activity. 

“Strengthening the Operational and Strategic Capacity of the Directorate General of Migration Management of Turkey”A) Project description


The DGMM III project “Strengthening the operational and strategic capacity of the Directorate General of Migration Management of Turkey” aims at strengthening the operational and strategic capacity of the Directorate General for Migration Management of Turkey (DGMM) through providing support to the DGMM in enhancing capacities for developing strategies, policies and operational procedures in selected areas of migration.

The project is funded by the United Kingdom and ICMPD is responsible for the management and implementation of the projects.


B) Background 

With the entry into force in April 2013 of the new Law on Foreigners and International Protection of Turkey, which law regulates the entry and stay of foreigners in Turkey as well as all matters related to international protection; the DGMM was established and became operational in April 2014 as Turkey’s new specialised migration management authority.

ICMPD has been implementing projects in Turkey, focusing primarily on topics related to migration management and policy development, but also providing support to the establishment and capacity development of DGMM as an institution.

The DGMM III is preceded by respectively the DGMM I and DGMM II projects, which have aimed at providing support to the institutional development and enhancing operational capacity of the DGMM in selected areas of migration management, such as legal migration, irregular migration and international protection, including temporary protection. Furthermore, 3 other projects, namely eSRAC, PREDOC and READMIC projects, have aimed at providing support to DGMM in establishing a capacity in DGMM for conducting migration risk analyses and developing a pre-departure travel document and visa control system in countries of origin as well as training the DGMM staff on the effective implementation of the EU-TR Readmission Agreement.


C) Objectives and Key Areas to be covered by the Project

Building upon the outcomes of the previous projects, DGMM III project envisages strengthening the operational and strategic capacity of the DGMM and developing strategies and policies in different areas of migration, among which legal migration, irregular migration, return and readmission, as well as in other selective fields of migration.Specifically, the main objectives of the DGMM III project are as following:

  1. Strengthening capacity of DGMM in the field of Legal Migration,
  2. Ensuring support to DGMM in the establishment of a National Assisted Voluntary Return mechanism,
  3. Enhancing operational capacity and procedures in the field of Return and Readmission,
  4. Providing support to DGMM in selective strategic and operational migration areas.

Given the objectives of the DGMM III project, the expert(s) may be required to assist in the performance of assignments in the following specific areas:

  1. Strategy and Policy development in Legal Migration;
  2. Development of Assisted Voluntary Return Mechanisms and Procedures,
  3. Development of Effective Return and Readmission policy and procedures,
  4. Development of Forced Return Procedures with Charter Flights,
  5. Conduct of Migration Risk Analyses and Risk Management,
  6. Effective border (control) management and pre-departure and boarding control systems,
  7. Development of Regional and International Cooperation Strategy in Migration. 


D) Short Term Experts involvement


Experts will be recruited to deliver inputs in line with the above key areas addressed by the project and to support ICMPD in providing technical assistance, conducting desk research, drafting policy and strategy papers and comparative studies, drafting of guidelines and working procedures as well as the elaboration and implementation of expert consultations, workshops, tailor-made trainings and seminars. 

 
E) Desired profile of Experts 
 

  1. Practical and/or academic knowledge and experience in one or more of the migration areas and sub-areas mentioned in the above listed topics of the project,
  2. Experience in institutional development and capacity building,
  3. Experience in drafting policy and strategy papers,
  4. Experience in drafting guidelines, (internal) working procedures, recommendations,
  5. Training and facilitation skills,
  6. Excellent drafting skills,
  7. Excellent oral and written English (knowledge of Turkish will be considered an asset)
  8. Previous practical and/or academic experience and knowledge in the region and in countries of origin will be considered an asset<br>

Procedure for expression of interest:

Experts interested to take part in the project, are kindly invited to apply through sending their updated CV and indicating their area of interest and expertise, to the following email address (dgmmIII@icmpd.org). 

Experts' CVs will be added to the expert roster, which is an internal tool that will be used solely for the purpose of above project activities. The CVs will be selected from the roster in order to facilitate a possible recruitment of experts on a short term basis as consultants to work on specific project activities. The exact duration of engagement will be determined separately for each activity.

A PDF of the announcement can be downloaded here.  

Project Description

The overall objective of the Project is to contribute to the socio-economic inclusion of the Syrian refugees who are under Temporary Protection (SuTPs) to the local host communities (LHCs) through improving employment and livelihood opportunities

The specific objectives are: 

a) To increase the entrepreneurial activity of the SuTPs and the LHCs  by providing an enabling environment and support in creation of new products and markets, which are tradable beyond the local market

b) To get Local entrepreneurial ecosystems more effective and inclusive for the SuTPs and the LHCs

c) To improve the policy development and the coordination of the policy implementation related to the socio-economic integration of SuTPS at the national, regional and local levels

Project`s target groups are:

  • Potential and existing entrepreneurs among the SuTPs and LHCs who are engaged in locally selected products and services
  • National level institutions related to entrepreneurship, development as well as migration policy and implementation
  • Local institutions which provide services to entrepreneurs, 

Ultimately, SuTPs and LHCs host community entrepreneurs in general and SuTPs and LHCs host community labour force are among final beneficiaries of the ENHANCER project.

The project is being funded by the European Union for 48 months, starting on January 2020 and ending as of December 2023.

Background

Increasing number of SuTP`s in Turkey over the last decade has gradually shifted Turkey`s policy orientation from short-term and humanitarian/basic needs-based focus to a more comprehensive migration-sensitive policy approach. Accordingly, socio-economic inclusion of SuTPs to the LHCs remains as a key area considering the local and regional migration policy framework. As outlined in the Updated Strategic Concept Note for FRIT-II released in late 2018, entrepreneurship has been set as a strategic subject for intervention in enabling refugees and host communities have access to dignified sustainable livelihoods. Therefore, entrepreneurship opportunities for SuTPs and LHCs must be developed and encouraged taking into account regional characteristics and local market needs while these are also empowered on the central and local level policy making.

Main Project Activities

  • Basic and technical skills training for potential entrepreneurs,
  • Matching potential and existing entrepreneurs,
  • Mentoring for potential and existing entrepreneurs,
  • Grants for establishment of local entrepreneurship community hubs,
  • Grants for start-ups
  • Grants for local institutions to improve their services for the entrepreneurs,
  • Technical assistance to national level institutions in managing economic development and migration nexus

Short-Term Expert Involvement

For specific project activities, Short-Terms Experts (to be contracted according to ICMPD Recruitment Procedures) will be expected to support the project team in providing technical assistance, conducting desk & field researchs, drafting reports, participating to workshops-conferences and meetings as well as co-operating with relevant stakeholders.

Desired Profile of Experts

  • Professional and/or Academic experience in at least one of following fields:

- Migration

- Economics

- Entrepreneurship

- Business Development

- Regional Development

- Value chain, market products and services analysis

- Sector assessmets and development

  • Professional experience in projects
  • Professional experience in working with relevant public institutions
  • Excellent drafting skills
  • Excellent oral and written English/Turkish is an asset

Procedure for expression of interest

Experts interested in taking part in the SUMMIT project as STEs are kindly invited to apply by sending their up-to-date CVs and indicating their area of interests and strengths via an email sent to the following email address and to register in the Expert Roster at the ICMPD website:

Project email address: enhancer@icmpd.org 

ICMPD expert roster: https://www.icmpd.org/work-with-us/careers/expert-roster/

This call for experts is published to build a pool of experts for the project and thus it will only be possible for the project team to contact the experts who are considered to be recruited for certain project activities. Please apply only if your CV corresponds with the desired profile. This call will be open for the duration of the Project.  

Project Description

Sustainable Migration Management through supporting Implementation of development sensitive migration policies and Initiatives in Turkey (SUMMIT)” project is aimed to further support the establishment and implementation of an integrated, long-term, development-sensitive and sustainable migration policy framework at central and regional level with the special focus on labour market integration of various groups of migrants and refugees. 

The project is being funded by Switzerland for the period August 2019 to August 2021. Counterparts in Turkey are the Directorate General for Migration Management (DGMM), the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Services (MoFLSS), Presidency of Strategy and Budget, Ministry of Industry and Technology/General Directorate of Development Agencies and relevant regional development agencies.

The specific objectives of the project are to:

1.Support the implementation of development sensitive migration policy and strategy at central and regional level 

2.Increase the institutional capacities on migration and development on central and regional level to formulate strategic policy directions (special focus: entrepreneurship and labour market integration) and support development of  policy framework documents

3.Support the development and implementation of labour market integration measures in selected sectors

Background

Large-scale migration movements inevitably affect Turkey’s demographic, economic and social development.  Developments on the labour market and changing immigration patterns provoked the policy development process in the field of economic migration. On the other hand, Turkey has provided an effective emergency response and temporary protection regime for Syrian refugees. The above mentioned developments, in addition to the rapidly evolving migration management system in Turkey require strengthening a comprehensive migration and integration policy development process including analysis and a broad coordination and consultation process among all responsible entities and stakeholders. Taking into account the above mentioned needs, the development of migration policies enrooted in evidence and the socio-economic context remains a key priority in Turkey – both at the national and regional level. Due to the volume of migrants and the emerging needs in the country, a special attention needs to be given to social and economic integration, facilitation of employment, entrepreneurship, private sector cooperation, and trade.

Components and areas to be covered

Component I: Support to implementation of development sensitive migration policies at central level

  • Module 1.1. Support to Implementation of development-sensitive migration policies at central leve
  • Module 1.2. Support to Implementation of development-sensitive migration strategy prepared within the scope of SIDEM Project

Component 2: Development-sensitive Migration Policies

  • Module 2.1. Regional Strategy Development and Action Planning (TR10, TR90 and TR62)
  • Module 2.2. Tailor-made Technical Assistance to Development Agencies to foster implementation of migration policies incl. development perspective

Component 3: Labour Market Integration

  • Module 3.1 Sectoral Analysis and Development of Concepts for Labour Market Integration in Selected Sectors (TR10, TR62, TR90 and TRC1 Regions

Short-Term Expert Involvement

For specific project activities, Short-Terms Experts (to be contracted according to the ICMPD Recruitment Procedures) will be expected to support the project team in providing technical assistance, conducting desk & field researchs, drafting reports, participating workshops-conferences and meetings as well as cooperating with relevant stakeholders

Desired Profile of Experts 

  • Professional and/or Academic experience in at least one of following fields:

- Migration

- Development

- Economics

- Labour-Market Integration 

- Sociology

- Urban Planning

  • Professional experience in projects
  • Professional experience in working with relevant public institutions
  • Excellent drafting skills
  • Excellent oral and written English/Turkish is an asset
  • Previous practical and/or academic experience and knowledge in the above mentioned regions on relevant fields

Procedure for expression of interest

Experts interested in taking part in the SUMMIT project as STEs are kindly invited to apply by sending their up-to-date CVs and indicating their area of interests and strengths via an email sent to the following email address and to register in the Expert Roster at the ICMPD website:

Project email address: summit@icmpd.org 

ICMPD expert roster: https://www.icmpd.org/work-with-us/careers/expert-roster/

This call for experts is published to build a pool of experts for the project and thus it will only be possible for the project team to contact the experts who are considered to be recruited for certain project activities. Please apply only if your CV corresponds with the desired profile. This call will be open for the duration of the Project.  

Posting Date: 16/07/2021
Deadline for Applications: 16/08/2021 
Duty Station: Home based, with travel within Albania 
Contract Duration: 10 working days

Organisational overview


The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) is an international organisation tasked with promoting innovative, comprehensive and sustainable migration policies. With 18 Member States and over 60 projects active throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America, ICMPD is a growing and ever-more relevant presence in its field. The organisation’s greatest assets are its 250+ staff members, who personify its values of commitment, integrity, partnership, respect, and innovation in actions and decisions.

Project background


The project “EU Support for the effective management of green and blue borders in Albania” (EU4SAFEALB) supports the provision of modern technical means to the Border and Migration Police (hereinafter BMP) of the Albanian State Police (ASP) of the Ministry of Interior (MOI) of the Republic of Albania (hereinafter Albania) in order to enhance the Albanian national capacity to counter organized cross-border crime and drug trafficking. 
The project objective is to support the BMP to achieve effective border control and surveillance to prevent and combat the trafficking in narcotics.

The project specific objective is to contribute to an enhanced BMP capacity to counter organized cross-border crime and drug trafficking through the provision of modern specialized technical means and the capacity-building of BMP staff.

The project supports the achievement of the following results: 

 

  1. The list of equipment to be procured is updated in coordination with the BMP and the donor (Module I: Inception and update of the procurement list)
  2. The BMP is equipped with modern technical means enhancing its capacity to stop and counter drug trafficking and other cross-border crimes at land borders (Module II: Procurement of equipment for land border surveillance and control)
  3. The BMP is equipped with modern technical means enhancing its maritime border surveillance, and capacity to stop and prevent drug trafficking and other cross-border crimes at maritime borders (Module III: Procurement of equipment for maritime border surveillance and control)
  4. BMP staff are enabled to use and maintain the provided modern technical means (Module IV: Capacity building)

In the framework of the Module IV, the project will support the review and update of the relevant standard operating procedures (SOPs) and provide the train-the-trainer (ToT) training on asset management to the selected ASP/BMP personnel.  

Objective 


Assessment of the BMP patrol vehicles (type Land Rover) for identification of the malfunctions and needs for reparation.

Tasks


The tasks to be completed by the STE within this assignment are the following:

 

  1. Conduct the desk study of the relevant documents to be provided by BMP/MoI. 
  2. Conduct the onsite assessment of the BMP Land Rover patrol vehicles and identify the malfunctions and needs for refurbishment. 
  3. Draft the assessment report with findings, recommendations and specification of works and services needed for refurbishment. 
  4. Draft the terms of reference (ToR) for the procurement of the patrol vehicles refurbishment services. 

The working language of this assignment is English. All expected deliverables must be submitted in line with the timeline established at the table below. The project implementation team will support the delivery of the tasks by providing the relevant documents, translation, interpretation and coordinating with the beneficiary agency on organisational issues. To achieve the expected results, the STE will work with the relevant national and international stakeholders in a collaborative and coordinated manner. 

The final deliverables must be submitted no later than 15 September 2021

Deliverables

The STE is expected to provide the following deliverables:

Deliverables 

  1. Preparation and desk study  
  2. Onsite patrol vehicles assessment
  3. Assessment report and ToR finalisation 

Timeline

 

  1. 2 August (1 WD, home-based) 
  2. 20 August 2021 (5 WDs, Albania) 
  3. 10 September (4 WDs, home-based)

 

The final deliverables must be submitted no later than 15 September 2021

Maximum number of working days: 10 (ten)

Reporting lines


Expert reports to the Head of Border Management and Security Programme, ICMPD HQ.

Qualifications and Experience

 

  • Advanced university degree in engineering or a related discipline; 
  • At least 5 years of experience in the relevant engineering area;
  • Proven experience in technical assessment of off-road vehicles. Experience in Land Rover vehicles technical assessment and reparation is an asset;
  • Computer literate;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and constructive working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
  • Excellent language and communication skills as well as drafting skills in English.

Background information/documentation to be provided by ICMPD

  • Translations of the requested documents to be provided by BMP.

Administrative Information 

  •  Travel 

The Expert shall receive from ICMPD a travel itinerary and be entitled to receive a daily subsistence allowance (DSA) for the foreseen activities abroad. Travel and mission related payments will be processed according to ICMPD Travel Rules applicable at the time when the travel takes place. 

  • Payment 

Fees for the assignment are paid upon satisfactory delivery of services, in line with the payment schedule stated in the contract and upon submission of required documentation. 

Application Process

Interested experts should send their CV with a reference to this announcement in the subject line of the email to Oksana.Nazarchuk@icmpd.org, and address it to Ms. Oksana Nazarchuk.

Due to the high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The applicants should be available for a face-to face meeting or an interview via videoconference.The assignment is subject to project funds availability and/or final approval by the donor. The invitation to an interview does not establish any right to future employment.
 

Deadline for application: Call is open until 31 December 2021

Duty Station: Home based, with possible virtual and/or physical short-term  assignment(s)

Background

The Budapest Process is an inter-regional dialogue on migration stretching from Europe to the Silk Routes region (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq and Pakistan) also covering Europe's Eastern neighbours, the Western Balkans and Central Asia.

Founded in 1993 the Budapest Process is Europe's leading and longest-standing dialogue on migration. It has built up a far-reaching network among participating and observer states as well as a wide thematic coverage. The Budapest Process also offers practical support to countries within the Silk Routes Project by offering a platform for learning and training between peers as well as for facilitating concrete project development and cooperation. 

Projects implemented under the Budapest Process umbrella are build up on each other. These projects based on the good long-term relationship and continuously grow due to operational cooperation that ICMPD (host of the Budapest Process) has established with the governments of the Silk Routes countries over the past decade, these are:  

  1. “Improving Migration Management in the Silk Routes Countries” funded by EU 
  2. “Integrated Border Management in the Silk Routes Countries” funded by EU
  3. “Capacity building for long-term reintegration of returnees to Afghanistan and Iraq (CAIR)” funded by Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  4. “Development of a Leadership Training Programme for the Afghan Border Police” funded by Austria Federal Ministry of Interior
  5. “Developing the Iraqi Government’s knowledge and expertise in migration management (IMED)” funded by Swiss State Secretariat for Migration
  6. “Information measures and capacity building on asylum, legal and irregular migration in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Western Balkans (IKAM)” funded by EU and Austria
  7. “Awareness raising and information campaigns on the risks of irregular migration in Pakistan (PARIM)” Austrian Federal Ministry of Interior and Bulgarian Ministry of the Interior of co-fund and co-implements the project

More information on the Budapest Process and implemented projects can be found on www.budapestprocess.org

Objective

In order to galvanise action to achieve proposed objectives, Secretariat and project implementation teams (PIT) regularly require qualitative input from expert(s) on specific thematic area(s) as well as subject-based regional experts. The following thematic-areas are of interest to the Budapest Process Secretariat and project implementation teams for the near future:

  1. Labour migration and vocational training
  2. Return, Readmission, and Reintegration (RRR)
  3. Trafficking in Human Beings (THB) and Smuggling of Migrants (SOM)
  4. Diaspora engagement, migration and development
  5. Private sector engagement
  6. Asylum and Refugees
  7. Climate-Induced migration in South Asia
  8. Integrated Border Management and Security
  9. Information analysis and data collection on trafficking in human beings, migrant smuggling and irregular migration with focus on Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan (development curriculum and delivery of the workshops on data collection and analyses)

An outcome of this call is to build a pool of experts that can engaged on a case-by-case basis with PIT and Secretariat.

Tasks

The following is an example set of tasks to be completed by the Expert within a usual assignment. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list and actual tasks will be determined on a case-by-case basis:

For workshops / seminars/ meeting on thematic areas:

  • Provide input on meeting agenda (in case of seminars, workshops, etc.) and its sessions as well as suggest speakers and experts to include in the agenda;
  • Prepare a background paper (6-8 pages), policy brief or situation report (2-3 pages) or content and dissemination plan for strategic communications on the situation, topic, phenomenon or event in focus;
  • Prepare and/or review written report / follow up documentation of the event;
  • Liaise with other experts to consolidate and prepare policy recommendations;
  • Participate and present the output at the relevant forum; be able and willing to provide follow up content or responses for clarification;

For data collection and analyses:

  • Developed training curriculum on data collection and data analysis (draft curriculum in editable MS Word format, English, professionally edited, up to 25 pages)
  • Training on data analysis is delivered (the training could be either in person with a deployment to the country of project implementation or in a blended mode via Internet whereas the participants are together in a meeting room and the trainers are connected online to the meeting)
  • Report in the wake of training is submitted (draft report in editable MS Word format, English, professionally edited, up to 5 pages)

Deliverables

The deliverables will be determined based on the exact tasks allocated to the Expert. The format and other guidelines will be conveyed in advance. 

Delivery schedule will be agreed to in advance and has to be adhered to with strict discipline, however, it is understandable that delays may occur due to certain unavoidable circumstances, but the extenuation will have to be discussed and agreed to by the contracting party (i.e. ICMPD).

Reporting lines

The Expert will report to the Head of the Budapest Process Secretariat and involved Project Managers that will be in charge of the overall supervision both in terms of administrative and content issues and who will provide input and comments on deliverables as needed.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Generic requirements
  • Education
    • Master’s degree or PhD in migration studies, international relations and/or development, peace and conflict studies, journalism, communications, economics, or related fields
    • Advanced police education/degree or a degree in a relevant field of science coupled with practical experience in law enforcement.
  • Professional Experience and Skills for thematic areas
    • At least five years of professional experience in writing and editing complex and innovative technical research reports, policy documents and communications materials, for targeted audiences including senior officials in either government, think-tanks, NGOs, corporate or international organisations, especially within the domain of migration policy;
    • Demonstrated prior experience in collaborative migration policy work and research;
    • Experience working with multi-lateral organisations and governments in regards to migration diplomacy is essential; experience working on EU or EU MS migration policies is desirable;
    • Experience working on humanitarian relief or field-based research work is desirable;
    • Experience in one of the following regions is highly desirable: South and Central Asia, Middle East, Western Balkans / South Eastern Europe;
  • Professional Experience and Skills for Experts on data collection and analyses 
    • At least five years of relevant work experience in the field of border management, countering smuggling of migrants and trafficking in persons, preferably at international level;
    • Extensive work experience in any of the following environments: countering migrant smuggling and human trafficking, border security and management agencies, police training and education institutions;
    • In depth knowledge and understanding of border management, human trafficking, migrant smuggling and law enforcement cooperation in this field;
    • Proven experience as a trainer and in the setting of international workshops;
  • Language skills
    • Excellent writing and oral skills in English is mandatory
    • Excellent writing and editing skills in Arabic, Farsi or Russian are an asset
  • Specific requirements
  • Extensive expertise in one or several of the following thematic areas :
    • Labour migration and vocational training
    • Return, Readmission, and Reintegration (RRR)
    • Trafficking in Human Beings (THB) and Smuggling of Migrants (SOM)
    • Diaspora engagement, migration and development
    • Private sector engagement
    • Asylum and Refugees
    • Climate-Induced migration in South Asia
    • Information analysis and data collection on trafficking in human beings, migrant smuggling and irregular migration with focus on Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan (development curriculum and delivery of the workshops on data collection and analyses)
    • Integrated Border Management and Security

Background information/documentation to be provided by ICMPD

  • Meeting agendas, concept notes and other background materials;
  • Budapest Process Political Declaration, Action Plan and Implementation Plan;
  • Any other relevant documents related to the task assigned

Administrative Information

  • Travel (if applicable)

The Expert shall receive from ICMPD a travel itinerary and be entitled to receive a daily subsistence allowance (DSA) for the foreseen activities abroad. Travel and mission related payments will be processed according to ICMPD Travel Rules applicable at the time when the travel takes place.

  • Payment

Fees for the assignment are paid upon satisfactory delivery of services, in line with the payment schedule stated in the contract and upon submission of required documentation.

In order to process payments, the Expert is required to submit duly filled timesheets.

Application Process

Interested experts should send their CV and maximum one-page motivation letter with a reference to this announcement in the subject line of the email to ab@icmpd.org and omer.ali@icmpd.org, and address it to Silk Routes Team.

Due to the high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The applicants should be available for a face-to face meeting or an interview via videoconference.

The assignment is subject to project funds availability and/or final approval by the donor. The invitation to an interview does not establish any right to future employment.

Project background

Increasing number of SuTP`s in Turkey over the last decade has gradually shifted Turkey`s policy orientation from short-term and humanitarian/basic needs-based focus to a more comprehensive migration-sensitive policy approach. Accordingly, socio-economic inclusion of SuTP to the LCH remains as a key area considering the local and regional migration policy framework. As outlined in the Updated Strategic Concept Note for FRIT-II released in late 2018, entrepreneurship has been set as a strategic subject for intervention in enabling refugees and host communities have access to dignified sustainable livelihoods. Therefore, entrepreneurship opportunities for SuTP and LCH must be developed and encouraged taking into account regional characteristics and local market needs while these are also empowered on the central and local level policy making.

Based on this background, ENHANCER Project`s overall objective is to contribute to the socio-economic inclusion of the Syrian refugees who are under Temporary Protection (SuTP) to the local host communities (LHC) through improving employment and livelihood opportunities

In more details, specific objectives are:

a)            to increase the entrepreneurial activity of the SuTP and the LHC by providing an enabling environment and support in creation of new products and markets, which are tradable beyond the local market

b)            Local entrepreneurial ecosystems are more effective and inclusive for the SuTP and the LHCs

c)            Policy development related to socio-economic integration of SuTP and coordination of the implementation of those policies are improved at the national, regional and local levels

d)            Employment opportunities of the SuTP and local host communities increased through strengthening the performance of the market operators.

Project`s target groups are:

•             Potential and existing entrepreneurs among the SuTP and LHCs who are engaged in locally selected products and services

•             National level institutions related to entrepreneurship, development as well as migration policy and implementation

•             Local institutions which provide services to entrepreneurs,

•             SMEs and cooperatives which have potential to create new job and livelihood opportunities.

Ultimately, SuTP and LHC host community entrepreneurs in general and SuTP and LHC host community labour force are among final beneficiaries of the ENHANCER project.

The project is being funded by the European Union for 48 months, starting on January 2020 and ending as of December 2023.

Objective

a. Increased entrepreneurial activity of the SuTPs and the LHCs by providing an enabling environment and support in creation of new products and markets, which are tradable beyond the local market,

b. Local entrepreneurial ecosystems are more effective and inclusive for the SuTPs and the LHCs,

c. Policy development related to socio-economic integration of SuTPs and coordination of the implementation of those policies are improved at the national, regional and local levels,

d. Employment opportunities of the SuTPs and local host communities increased through strengthening the performance of the market operators.

Tasks

The tasks to be completed by the Short Time National Expert within this assignment are the following:

  • Designing a training section on ‘’Working with Migrant Populations and Vulnerable Groups’’
  • Conducting the trainings in September 2021 and November 2021.

Reporting Deliverables

The Short Time National Expert is expected to provide the following deliverables:

  • A Short-Term Trainer contracted according to ICMPD Recruitment Procedures will be expected to first, design a training section on “Working with Migrant Populations and Vulnerable Groups” and second, conduct this training in September 2021 and November 2021.
  • The Expert will provide detailed syllabus consisting of summaries and learning outcomes for each heading. Once approved, the Expert will conduct the training as part of Training of Trainers for General Entrepreneurship Training.
  • Expert will design a training section as “Working with Migrant Populations and Vulnerable Groups” covering topics such as gender sensitization, awareness of well-being and sensitivities of both SuTP and LHC, communication in contexts of cultural diversity, and finally, strategies to work supportively with the target population with a perspective of integration, social inclusion and women’s empowerment.

The final deliverables must be submitted no later than 31 December 2021.

Maximum number of working days: 10 Working Days

Reporting lines

The Expert will report to Pınar YAPANOĞLU, Senior Project Manager, and Özlem ÇAVUŞ, Entrepreneurship Component Team Lead, of ICMPD responsible who will be in charge of the overall supervision both in terms of administrative and content issues and who will provide input and comments on deliverables as needed.

Qualifications and Experience

A Bachelor degree in social sciences, economics, statistics, development studies or natural sciences,

  • Specific requirements
    • Minimum of 3 year experience of working with migrants and other target vulnerable groups; minimum of 5 years of working experience in total.
    • Former Training Experience in similar contexts.
  • Language skills
    • English language is mandatory

Background information/documentation to be provided by ICMPD

  • Terms of References (ToR)
  • Special Service Agreement (SSA)
  • Timesheet (TS)
  • Payment Claim (PC)
  • Non-Disclosure Undertaking Document (NDU)

Administrative Information

  • Payment

Fees for the assignment are paid upon satisfactory delivery of services, in line with the payment schedule stated in the contract and upon submission of required documentation.

Application Process

Interested experts should send their CV with a reference to this announcement in the subject line of the email to girisimcilik@icmpd.org , and address it to Ms. Özlem ÇAVUŞ, Entrepreneurship Component Lead.

Experts interested also send their CV to register in the Expert Roster at the ICMPD website:

ICMPD expert roster: https://www.icmpd.org/work-with-us/careers/expert-roster/

The deadline for application is August 31, 2021.

Due to the high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The applicants should be available for a face-to face meeting or an interview via videoconference.

The assignment is subject to project funds availability and/or final approval by the donor. The invitation to an interview does not establish any right to future employment.

 

 

 

 

Project Description

ENHANCER Project’s overall objective is to contribute to the socio-economic inclusion of Syrians under Temporary Protection in Turkey to the LHCs through improving employment and livelihood opportunities.

In more details, specific objectives are:

  1. to increase the entrepreneurial activity of the SuTPs and the LHCs  by providing an enabling environment and support in creation of new products and markets, which are tradable beyond the local market.
  2. Local entrepreneurial ecosystems are more effective and inclusive for the SuTPs and the LHCs.
  3. Policy development related to socio-economic integration of SuTPS and coordination of the implementation of  those policies are improved at the national, regional and local levels.
  4. Employment opportunities of  the SuTPs and local host communities to be increased through strengthening the performance of the market operators.

Project’s target groups are:

  • Potential and existing entrepreneurs among the SuTPs and LHCs who are engaged in locally selected products and services,
  • National level institutions related to entrepreneurship, development as well as migration policy and implementation,
  • Local institutions which provide services to entrepreneurs,
  • SMEs and cooperatives  which have potential to create new job and livelihood opportunities.

Ultimately, SuTPs and LHCs host community entrepreneurs in general and SuTPs and LHCs host community labour force are among final beneficiaries of the ENHANCER project.

The project is being funded by the European Union for 48 months, starting on January 2020 and ending as of December 2023.

Background

Increasing number of SuTP`s in Turkey over the last decade has gradually shifted Turkey`s policy orientation from short-term and humanitarian/basic needs-based focus to a more comprehensive migration-sensitive policy approach. Accordingly, socio-economic inclusion of SuTPs to the LHCs remains as a key area considering the local and regional migration policy framework. As outlined in the Updated Strategic Concept Note for FRIT-II released in late 2018, entrepreneurship has been set as a strategic subject for intervention in enabling refugees and host communities have access to dignified sustainable livelihoods. Therefore, entrepreneurship opportunities for SuTPs and LHCs needs to be developed and encouraged taking into account regional characteristics and local market needs while these are also empowered on the central and local level policymaking.

Main Project Activities

  • Basic and technical skills training for potential entrepreneurs,
  • Matching potential and existing entrepreneurs, SMEs and cooperatives,
  • Mentoring for potential and existing entrepreneurs, SMEs and cooperatives,
  • Grants for establishment of local entrepreneurship community hubs,
  • Grants for start-ups 
  • Grants for local institutions to improve their services for the entrepreneurs,
  • Grants for supporting cooperatives for new job opportunities
  • Grants for supporting for Small-Medium Enterprises for new job opportunities
  • Technical assistance to national level institutions in managing economic development and migration nexus

Short-Term Expert Involvement

The ENHANCER project offers 3 grant programmes (Activities 4.1, 4.3, 6.1) that will be implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Industry and Technology -Directorate GeneralRegional Development Agencies and 10 regional development agencies in each of 11 provinces. These provinces are Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Bursa, Adana, Konya, Sanliurfa, Gaziantep, Mersin, Hatay and Kayseri.

Short Term Experts (STE) who will be recruited, as assessors will provide support to the Evaluation Committee during the evaluation process of applications related to grant call for proposals as mentioned above

Expected Tasks of the Experts are:

  • To be a non-voting member of evaluation committee
  • To verify-check administrative eligibility of applications
  • To assess applications
  • To present and report results to Evaluation Committee in several phases of the process

In total 26-30 short-term expert will be recruited as assessors for three grant programmes as listed in below

1) SME Support Grant Scheme for Job Creation

2) Local Common Use Facilities

3) Capacity Development for Ecosystem Institutions

Duty station for these tasks will be  Ankara Turkey.

Desired Profile of Experts

  • Minimum 6 years of overall professional experience
  • Proven reporting experience,
  • Previous project assessment experience including minimum 3 grant schemes,
  • Minimum 3 years of sectoral experience in Innovative and high-tech value chains (Software, design, e-commerce etc.), Machinery and equipment and metal manufacturing and repair, Textile and ready garment, Agriculture/food, Furniture, Shoe-making will be an asset,
  • Experience in PCM, project writing, project management, entrepreneurship and private sector development will be an asset.
  • Experience with EU grants evaluation, work experience with PRAG rules and regulation will be an asset.
  • Proficiency in Turkish/English.

Procedure for expression of interest

Experts interested in taking part in the ENHANCER project as STEs are kindly invited to apply by sending their up-to-date CVs and a motivation letter, indicating their area of interests, strengths and prefered grant programme/s via an email (mentioning prefered programme/s on subject line of the mail) sent to the following email address and to register in the Expert Roster at the ICMPD website

Project email address: hibe@icmpd.org

ICMPD expert roster: https://expert-roster.icmpd.org/home/

This call for experts is published to build a pool of experts for the project and thus it will only be possible for the project team to contact the experts who are considered to be recruited for certain project activities. Please apply only if your CV corresponds with the desired profile. This call will be open until 25th of September 2021 23:59:00 of the Turkish Time

Posting Date: 18/10/2021

Deadline for Applications: 01/11/2021

Duty Station: Vienna, Austria or home based

Contract Duration:  6 months, 3 days per week

Organisational overview

The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) is an international organisation, whose purpose is to promote innovative, comprehensive and sustainable migration policies. Among various areas of work, ICMPD supports and facilitates secretariat functions for migration dialogues, which represent successful tools to foster governmental discussions and enhance inter-state dialogue in the current debate on migration policy issues.

Project background

ICMPD’s portfolio includes The Support Programme to the Africa-EU Migration and Mobility Dialogue (MMD), which is part of the Joint Africa-EU Strategy. Now in its second phase, the multi-faceted Programme aims at maximising the development potential of migration and mobility within Africa and between Africa and the EU, and to provide comprehensive responses to migration and mobility in full respect of human rights.

The MMD project is divided into five interrelated components: 1) the Continent-to-Continent Migration and Mobility Dialogue (C2CMMD); 2) the Rabat Process 3) the Khartoum Process; 4) the Africa-Europe Diaspora Platform (ADEPT); and 5) the Joint Valletta Action Plan (JVAP) Follow-up.

The specific objectives of the MMD are:

  • To improve the governance of migration and mobility within Africa and between Africa and the EU by providing the partners with an open framework for consultation, coordination and cooperation and enhance the protection of migrants’ rights;
  • To build shared and clearer common understanding of an integrated approach towards migration and mobility;
  • To create a comprehensive and inclusive approach on migration and mobility, involving all key stakeholders, including civil society organisations;
  • To operationalise the migration dialogues through the launch of pilot projects and flagship initiatives.
Joint Valletta Action Plan Follow-up (JVAP FU)

At the 2015 Valletta Summit on Migration in Malta, European and African Heads of State and Government gathered, with the objective of strengthening migration governance cooperation between the two continents. As a result of the summit, African and European partners agreed upon concrete and operational measures to jointly address migration issues, while recognising its benefits.

The framework of the agreement was attained through the adoption of a political declaration and a common action plan, known as the Joint Valletta Action Plan, or simply ‘JVAP’. The Khartoum and the Rabat Processes are mandated to follow up on the implementation of the JVAP, thereby making their respective participating states, and organisations, JVAP Partners.

The JVAP is built around five domains, each addressing a specific aspect of migration:

  1.  Development benefits of migration & root causes of irregular migration
  2. Legal migration and mobility
  3. Protection and asylum
  4. Prevention of and fight against irregular migration, migrant smuggling and trafficking in human beings
  5. Return, readmission and reintegration

More information on the JVAP is available here: www.jvapfollowup.org 

Since the Summit, the JVAP has become the Europe-Africa framework to address migration policy, and delegations across Africa and Europe have engaged in constructive discussions and dialogues, taking stock of the progress made under the five domains of the JVAP.

The JVAP FU is a stakeholder-driven process: JVAP Partners demonstrate ownership by providing as much information as possible on the initiatives (projects and policies) they developed in line with the five domains of the JVAP. This monitoring and reporting enables the sharing of good practices, and assists decision-makers to develop fact-based migration policies.

The JVAP FUT (JVAP Follow-up Support Team) provides the necessary tools and assistance to JVAP Partners to allow them to fulfil the follow-up mission. Partners are invited to submit their initiatives to the JVAP FUT on an ongoing basis, but regular, dedicated, data collection cycles are also scheduled to foster coordinated participation of all Partners.

In 2020 the JVAP FUT strived to increase the coherence between knowledge generation and the accessibility of this knowledge for its wide range of stakeholders. Through the numerous activities undertaken, and the strides taken in terms of tool creation and improvement, significant progress has been achieved towards this goal. These activities have also contributed to an increased focus on encouraging engagement with, and ownership of, the JVAP FU process by supporting the JVAP Partners in their usage of the online tools available to them.

In order to report on the implementation of the JVAP, three tools are currently used by the JVAP FUT:

  1. Database (software: FileMaker)
  2. Data Visualisation Tool (software: Microsoft Power BI Premium)
  3. Portal (software: WordPress)  

To support the monitoring and reporting mandate as well as the improvement of its tools, the JVAP FU is looking for a Data Analyst and IT Expert. The position can be remote or based at the ICMPD’s Headquarters in Vienna, Austria.

Tasks

The tasks to be completed by the Data Analyst and IT Expert within this assignment are the following:

Activity 1: Data Analysis and visualisation

Using the JVAP FU tools and the existing data set, you will be required to perform the following tasks:

  • Create new visuals and reports using Power BI
  • Develop data analysis processes and methodologies, taking into consideration stakeholders’ needs and interests
  • Perform data cleansing / cleaning for analysis
  • Analyse data sets to discover new trends and patterns, correlations and variations that can be translated into actionable insights
  • Present findings in an easy-to-understand way for a range of audiences, to inform data-driven decisions
  • Formulate and contribute to the improvement of data collection and data analysis processes
  • Create and contribute to reports and communication products

Activity 2: Support IT platform redevelopment and launch

In the coming months, the JVAP FUT will be procuring the services of a company to redevelop the current IT systems used for the JVAP FU. The overall objective and purpose of the IT platform redevelopment is to improve the processes by which the JVAP FUT monitors and reports on the implementation of the JVAP. Futhermore, requirements of the JVAP FU have outgrown what can reasonably be provided by a limited database system like FileMaker, where changes are time-consuming and costly. By redeveloping the IT platform, the JVAP FUT also aims to improve the user experience both for the administrators, and for the Partners

The specific objectives of the IT redevelopment are to:

  • Combine the existing set of tools (Portal, Database, Data Visualisation Tool) into a single system
  • Provide a single access point to all services
  • Manage different levels of user authorisations
  • Provide the ability for all authorized users to access Power BI reporting, training materials, etc.
  • Make the Database structure consistent and extensible
  • Ensure system users and viewers can get access using modern browsers from laptops, tablets and mobile devices.           

You will be required to perform the following tasks:

  • Support the JVAP FUT during the procurement process, by providing advice, guidance and expert input
  • Assist and support the JVAP FUT during the initial analysis, defining project requirements, and evaluation of tenders.
  • Assist and support the JVAP FUT during the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) version development pilot phase, the data migration phase, and with solution finalisations.
  • Assist and support during the launch and roll-out of the new platform, including with developing training materials and manuals for both the JVAP FUT and JVAP Partners, and with the training of JVAP Partners.

Activity 3: Provision of technical expertise and general support to the JVAP FUT

  • Tasks to support service delivery, data analysis and reporting
  • Writing and editing reports, documents, and communication products
  • Other tasks as directed  
Deliverables

The Data Analyst and IT Expert is expected to provide the following deliverables:

  • Monthly progress reports in editable MS Word format, describing progress on tasks, challenges encountered, and any recommendations on way forward. Completed reports to be discussed with supervisor, and must be approved
  • Final report in editable MS Word format, summarising tasks and achievements, and including recommendations going forward.  
  • The draft monthly progress reports must be submitted no later than at the end of each one-month period. The final deliverable must be submitted no later than the last day of the contract.

For contracts of a duration of at least 3m (18d/m) the completion of the on-line training on a Respectful Work Environment is required. Link to on-line training: https://learnhub.icunet.group/

Maximum number of working days: 78

Reporting lines

On a regular basis, the Expert will report to Ms. Darlene Townsend, Project Officer JVAP FUT, who will be in charge of the overall supervision, both in terms of administrative and content issues, and who will provide input and comments on deliverables as needed.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent professional experience in data science, analytics, computer science, or statistics
  • Intermediate level statistics knowledge and skills
  • Experience in data analysis and exploration
  • Experience working with Power BI for data analysis and reporting, including dashboards
  • Experience with data cleaning and preparation, modelling and data visualisation
  • Dexterity in Excel and SQL
  • Experience creating clear and easy to understand data reports, adapted to different types of audiences
  • Experience with Microsoft products, including Azure, is an advantage
  • Experience using Dataverse is an advantage
  • Excellent oral and written English. Other languages, especially French, will be considered an asset
  • Experience working in an international context with a range of stakeholders is an advantage
  • Excellent problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Exceptional organisational and self-management skills, with a track record of on-time delivery
  • Exceptional team work skills        

Background information/documentation to be provided by ICMPD

  • All necessary background and documentation required to perform the tasks of this contract
  • All necessary access and licenses to IT tools
  • Any other relevant information or documentation, as needed 

Administrative Information

Payment

Fees for the assignment are paid upon satisfactory delivery of services, in line with the payment schedule stated in the contract and upon submission of the required documentation using the templates provided by ICMPD:

  • timesheet(s), duly completed in line with instructions, dated and signed
  • counter-signed contract
  • signed payment claim(s) reflecting the days worked as per submitted timesheets
  • approved deliverable/s

Application Process

Interested experts should send their application (CV, including referees, and cover letter) via email to Ms. Darlene Townsend (Darlene.Townsend@icmpd.org), with Data Analyst and IT Expert: Joint Valletta Action Plan Follow-up in the subject line of the email.

For the cover letter, please give two examples where you had to create visuals and reports for structured data. Please include information about the project, the context, your specific role, the software you used and what you achieved.  Please also give an example where you managed or consulted on an IT project. Please include the context, your specific role, and what was achieved.

Due to the high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The applicants should be available for a face-to face meeting or an interview via videoconference.

The assignment is subject to project funds availability and/or final approval by the donor. The invitation to an interview does not establish any right to future employment.

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