Calls for Experts

ICMPD is frequently looking for qualified experts with specific knowledge in different fields. The specific calls for experts are listed below and usually ongoing for a certain period of time. Please apply via the indicated contact email. For general applications, please register in the ICMPD Expert Roster.

Current Calls for Experts

Posting Date:                                                 22/03/2022

Deadline for Applications:                          30/06/2022

Duty Station:                                                  Home based

Contract Duration:                                       June-August 2022 (tbc)

Organisational overview

The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) is an international organisation tasked with promoting innovative, comprehensive and sustainable migration policies. With 19 Member States and over 70 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 400+ staff members, who personify its values of commitment, integrity, partnership, respect, and innovation in actions and decisions.

Project background

The “Prague Process: Dialogue, Analyses and Training in Action” (PP DATA) initiative is funded by the European Commission and implemented by ICMPD in its capacity of Prague Process Secretariat. PP DATA aims at sustaining and further enhancing the cooperation established in the area of migration and asylum between the countries of the European Union, Schengen Area, Eastern Partnership, Western Balkans, Central Asia, Russia and Turkey. This objective is pursued through targeted support for the implementation of the priorities set out in the Prague Process Action Plan and the Bratislava Ministerial Declaration of 2016. The Prague Process’ Migration Observatory aims to provide impartial, evidence-based analysis from across the region and in line with the six thematic areas of the Action Plan. Read more about the Prague Process on www.pragueprocess.eu  

Objective of the call

To inform policy-makers and migration practitioners and support evidence-based analysis, the Prague Process website features an interactive map containing country factsheets, which entail a set of key parameters and a concise overview of the migration situation in the Prague Process states. Given the dynamics of the migration landscape, the factsheets require regular update. This call aims to identify short-term experts who are knowledgeable in migration data gathering and analysis and able to draft concise country factsheets that reflect the most recent migration dynamics and policy developments at national level.

The assignment foresees the production of factsheets on the following countries:

The Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia.

Tasks

The tasks to be completed by the Short-term Expert within this assignment are as follows:

  • Collect the latest migration-related data from national (e.g. national statistic offices, data provide by migration services or ministries) and international sources (UN DESA, Eurostat, UNHCR, World Bank, etc.)
  • Draft comprehensive but concise country descriptions following an established format. The format and other guidance will be conveyed in advance.  
Deliverables

The Short-term Expert shall complete the following deliverables:

  • Data with sources in editable MS Excel format on a template provided
  • Country descriptions in editable MS Word format, English, professionally edited, 1-2 pages per country, within a pre-agreed template. The exact countries to be addressed will be established with the expert.

The timeline for completion of the assignment will be agreed with the expert and should be adhered to with strict discipline. Any deviations from the schedule must be discussed with the project team earliest possible.

Reporting lines

The Expert will report to the PP DATA Project Manager and Project Officer, who will be in charge of administrative and content related issues, providing feedback as needed.

Qualifications and Experience
  • Master’s degree or PhD in migration studies, international relations and/or development, peace and conflict studies, journalism, communications, economics, or related fields
  • At least three years of professional experience in writing and editing research papers targeting policy makers, academic experts and wider audience
  • Sound background knowledge on migration policies and wider migration context
  • Regional expertise (EU, Schengen associate countries, Western Balkans, the UK)
  • Excellent research and analytical skills, as well as drafting skills in English
  • Proven research record (preference will be given to candidates who published on migration)
  • Knowledge of the EU and Western Balkan languages is desirable
Background information/documentation to be provided by ICMPD
  • Background information about the project
  • Templates and guiding questions pertaining to the task
  • Administrative documentation
Payment Information

The expert will be remunerated per output. 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.

Application Process

Interested experts should send their CV and a sample of their related work (e.g. publications) with a reference to this announcement to pragueprocess@icmpd.org. Candidates are invited to also indicate which target countries they are ready to cover (see above).

Please be informed that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 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.

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

Download this call for experts here:

English

French

Spanish

Arabic

Russian 

Posting Date: 15/03/2022 

Deadline for Applications: 31/03/2022 

Duty Station: Home based

Contract Duration: 3 month starting in April (20 working days)

!!! THIS CALL IS OPEN TO INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS ONLY !!!

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
ICMPD has started a process to redesign the ICT infrastructure and the way ICT services will be delivered. Currently, nearly all services that are related to or dependent on ICT infrastructure are operated and maintained on premise by the ICT unit.
The goal of this reform process is to implement a modernised and adjusted ICT infrastructure with digital solutions and a thought-through support structure tailored to ICMPD’s requirements, especially in view of the on-going decentralisation and continued growth of the organisation.

Objectives
In order to investigate the possibilities of operating parts of the infrastructure externally (in the cloud or outhosted/outsourced), various scenarios will be designed and, in a further step, put out to tender.

The ICT Infrastructure Expert takes a leading role in the design of these scenarios in close coordination with ICMPDs CIO and his team. The ICT Infrastructure Expert also writes the technical documentation necessary for the tender process. 

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

  • Description of ICT infrastructure scenarios 
  • Analyse the existing ICT service catalogue
  • Leading or participating in design sessions with ICMPDs tech team developing scenarios for the modernised ICT infrastructure
  • Advising/consulting the CIO in the decision-making process to screen the most promising scenarios
  • The expert will conduct market research as necessary
  • The expert will draft Technical Specifications (TSs) and Terms of reference (TORs)
  • Setting up meetings and actively participating on ICT working groups
  • Liaise with appointed focal point from PGU on technical aspects of the ICT procurement procedures

Deliverables 
The ICT Expert is expected to provide the following deliverables: 

  • Refined ICT service catalogue 
  • Description of ICT infrastructure scenarios 
  • Final reports with recommendations on the way ahead / implementation / roll-out of the ICT infrastructure scenarios
  • Terms of reference and other technical documentation for the tender process 
  • Workshops/meetings as necessary (participant and leading role on ICT aspects)

Maximum number of working days: 20 

Reporting lines
The expert reports directly to the CIO. The CIO will appoint focal points if required. 

Qualifications and Experience

Generic requirements

Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 10 years relevant experience in Computer Engineering or relevant area or Master's degree with a minimum of 8 years relevant experience.

Specific requirements

  • Experience of designing an efficient ICT infrastructure landscape;
  • Extensive experience and very detailed knowledge of solutions and tools (cloud based or on premise);
  • Previous experience of Microsoft, VMWare, storage and database solutions;
  • Solid knowledge of the ITIL framework;
  • Experience of designing secure and resilient technology architectures that meet all the current and anticipated future IT requirements of the organization;
  • Experience in working with an international organisation is a plus;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

Background information/documentation to be provided by ICMPD  

  • Draft ICT services catalogue
  • All other information/documentation necessary for completing the respective assignment

Administrative Information 
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 thomas.pfaller@icmpd.org and address it to Mr. Thomas Pfaller.

ICMPD may check references.

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.

 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: 

  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 to become 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 to be 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 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.

Accordingly, 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.

In accordance with tasks outline above, one expert for each group of duty provinces will be recruited. Please see below the expert recruitment table and indicate preferred group of duty provinces in your mail.

 

Group of Duty ProvincesNumber of Expert to be Recruited
Şanlıurfa-Gaziantep1
İstanbul-Bursa1
İzmir1
Konya-Kayseri1
Adana-Mersin-Hatay1

 

 

 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 (including financial reporting of grant projects),
  • 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 preferred 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: 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.

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 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. 

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

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.

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 

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.  

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 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.

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.  

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.  

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: 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.

Posting Date: 24/11/2021

Deadline for Applications: 31/11/2021

Duty Station: Beirut, Lebanon 

Contract Duration: 1 month

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 200+ staff members, who personify its values of commitment, integrity, partnership, respect, and innovation in actions and decisions.

Project background

The European Union funded “Strengthening Capability for Integrated Border Management in Lebanon (EU IBM Lebanon – phase 3) project builds on distinct efforts supported by the EU since 2012 in its sustained effort to support effective, efficient and coordinated border management. The EU IBM Lebanon – Phase 3 project takes into close consideration and builds on the lessons learned from the previous implementation phases; namely “Developing the National Capability for IBM in Lebanon (Phase 1)” and “Enhanced Capability for IBM in Lebanon (Phase 2)”. In developing more targeted communications activities and outputs, the EU IBM Lebanon – Phase 3 project seeks to highlight the importance of the EU’s continued support and commitment in contributing to enhanced border management, security and safety in Lebanon.

The project is implemented by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), an international organisation which has carried out several EU-funded projects in the fields of border management and security in Lebanon since 2012.

Objective

As part of EUIBM3 work to build capacities of our beneficiaries. The project is proposing a 2-day communication and social media training that enables the partners to implement more effective communication campaigns, namely on social and digital media. ICMPD Lebanon is looking for a qualified Communication and Social Media Expert  to support the activities related to the project and provide input based on the below described tasks and requested deliverables.

The training will aim at building the communications capacity of participant with a focus on strategy development, social media content production and campaigns. This, by improving their skills in content creation - including, but not limited to development of case studies/beneficiary stories, newsletters, photography, and video production, multimedia storytelling, as well as the effective management of their social media platforms, and intentional engagement with different types of audiences. The training will also include building their capacity to develop and implement successful targeted communication campaigns.

The training will include role plays, real life situations, case studies on existing posts and material from the security agencies.

Tasks

The tasks to be completed by the Communication and Social Media Expert within this assignment are the following:

a) Provide a clear and detailed proposition of training plan covering the above topics with a timeline. Anticipated training is to be held over 2 days.

b) Undertake the training sessions based on agreed plan and schedule.

c) At the end, provide a training report, copies of the presentations and recordings to be shared with participants.

Deliverables

The Communication and Social Media Expert is expected to provide the following deliverables:

  • Training Plan
  • Training material including presentations, handouts, exercises etc.
  • Training report

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

Maximum number of working days: 5 working days

Reporting lines

The Expert will report to Dima Masri Communication and Visibility Officer at ICMPD 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
  • University degree (bachelor or higher), preferably in journalism, public relations, international relations, communication, and other social sciences of relevance to the position
    • Substantial experience in training and delivery in the areas of social media content production, media relations and campaigns with a demonstrated experience of having undertaken similar projects.
    • Experience in developing learning materials for a multiculturally sensitive and multilingual environment.
    • High levels of communication and presentation skills.
  • Specific requirements
    • At least 10 years of professional training experience,
    • Previous professional experience in conducting trainings for public administration/public sector
  • Language skills
    • Languages: fluency in English and Arabic is essential (written and verbal)- The trainings will be delivered in Arabic

Background information/documentation to be provided by ICMPD

  • Detailed lists of topics and documents to be delivered upon agreement

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, cover letter and list of previous trainings with a reference to this announcement in the subject line of the email to dima.masri@icmpd.org, and address it to Ms. Dima Masri.

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 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: 24/11/2021

Deadline for Applications: 31/11/2021

Duty Station: Beirut, Lebanon

Contract Duration: 1 month

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 200+ staff members, who personify its values of commitment, integrity, partnership, respect, and innovation in actions and decisions.

Project background

The European Union funded “Strengthening Capability for Integrated Border Management in Lebanon (EU IBM Lebanon – phase 3) project builds on distinct efforts supported by the EU since 2012 in its sustained effort to support effective, efficient and coordinated border management. The EU IBM Lebanon – Phase 3 project takes into close consideration and builds on the lessons learned from the previous implementation phases; namely “Developing the National Capability for IBM in Lebanon (Phase 1)” and “Enhanced Capability for IBM in Lebanon (Phase 2)”. In developing more targeted communications activities and outputs, the EU IBM Lebanon – Phase 3 project seeks to highlight the importance of the EU’s continued support and commitment in contributing to enhanced border management, security and safety in Lebanon.

The project is implemented by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), an international organisation which has carried out several EU-funded projects in the fields of border management and security in Lebanon since 2012.

Objective

As part of EUIBM3 work to build capacities of our beneficiaries. The project is proposing a 1 day media training that enables the partners to manage their media more effectively and be prepared for different media situations. ICMPD Lebanon is looking for a qualified Media Expert to support the activities related to the project and provide input based on the below described tasks and requested deliverables.

The training will cover managing media relations and working with different outlets to ensure best coverage of stories and articles. It also seeks to build the capacities of spokespersons to ensure they convey messaging clearly and are quoted correctly. It will also include handling crisis communication internally and with the press. 

The training will include role plays, real life situations, case studies on existing posts and material from the security agencies.

Tasks

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

  • a) Provide a clear and detailed proposition of training plan covering the above topics with a timeline. Anticipated training is to be held over 1 day.
  • b) Undertake the training sessions based on agreed plan and schedule.
  • c) At the end, provide a training report, copies of the presentations and recordings to be shared with participants.

Deliverables

The Media Expert is expected to provide the following deliverables:

  • Training Plan
  • Training material including presentations, hand-outs, exercises etc.
  • Training report

The final deliverables must be submitted no later than 31 January 2020.

Maximum number of working days: 5 working days

Reporting lines

The Expert will report to Dima Masri Communication and Visibility Officer at ICMPD 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
    • University degree (bachelor or higher), preferably in journalism, public relations, international relations, communication, and other social sciences of relevance to the position
    • Substantial experience in training and delivery in the areas of social media content production, media relations and campaigns with a demonstrated experience of having undertaken similar projects.
    • Experience in developing learning materials for a multiculturally sensitive and multilingual environment.
    • High levels of communication and presentation skills.
  • Specific requirements
    • At least 10 years of professional training experience,
    • Previous professional experience in conducting trainings for public administration/public sector
  • Language skills
    • Languages: fluency in English and Arabic is essential (written and verbal)- The trainings will be delivered in Arabic

Background information/documentation to be provided by ICMPD

  • Detailed lists of topics and documents to be delivered upon agreement

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, cover letter and list of previous trainings with a reference to this announcement in the subject line of the email to dima.masri@icmpd.org, and address it to Ms. Dima Masri.

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: 25/11/2021

Deadline for Applications: Open deadline

Duty Station: Home based

Contract Duration: TBC

Organisational overview

Following ICMPD Member States’ adoption of Strategy 2025 in June 2020, the ICMPD team, under the leadership of the Director, Policy, Research & Strategy (PRS), Deputy-Director General, developed a comprehensive Strategy Execution Plan (SEP) as a framework for implementing and monitoring the progress of Strategy 2025. The approach of the SEP is to elaborate and operationalise a results architecture and results-based system to (1) continue and deepen ICMPD’s focus on results, (2) support ICMPD’s continued development of innovative solutions that address key migration challenges, and (3) increase the capture of and communication about ICMPD’s contributions to the migration landscape. Building on an organisational theory of change, the results architecture provides strategic guidance that ICMPD’s leadership and staff can use to steer ICMPD towards increasing the organisation’s impact.

Project background

As part of the SEP, the dedicated Strategy, Knowledge, Evaluation and Impact (SKEI) unit is providing services across ICMPD in the areas of strategy development and execution; monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL); and knowledge management (KM). Staff in this unit are helping ICMPD to develop its results architecture and system. One key component of this work is to support projects and programmes to align their objectives with ICMPD’s strategic objectives as outlined in Strategy 2025 and to strengthen their project designs using a theory of change and other MEL tools. These services support a project- and programme-level focus on results as mapped and linked to strategic objectives, which support staff to capture, explore, and use their results to strengthen their work as well as contribute to ICMPD’s strategic results. The SKEI unit is also building on a separate project undertaken under the PRS Director to develop KM processes and systems for the organisation, which can better capture, manage, transfer, engage and employ ICMPD’s expertise and other critical informational assets in pursuit of the organisation’s strategic objectives and continuously increasing focus on results.

Objective

Under the direction of the Senior Policy Advisor M&E, the MEL Expert will be responsible for supporting SEP implementation; planning and managing MEL-related project logistics and tasks as needed, including project administration and substantive support to MEL focused activities; and KM tasks as assigned.

Tasks

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

  • Activity 1. Contribute to implementation and operationalisation of the SEP at the organisational level, where needed and as assigned.
  • Activity 2. Support ICMPD projects and programmes to develop theories of change and MEL frameworks and plans, where needed and as assigned.
  • Activity 3. Provide input on KM systems, processes, and practices, where needed and as assigned. 
  • Any other tasks, as assigned.

Deliverables

The MEL Expert will be expected to provide specific deliverables related to the tasks assigned. Such deliverables can include theories of change, MEL plans, logic models, logical frameworks, MEL frameworks/results chains, monitoring matrices/tools, and others.

Maximum number of working days: To be determined, based on assigned tasks and needs.

 

Reporting lines

The Expert will report to Dr. Jacqueline Berman, Senior Policy Advisor, 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 minimum of Seven (7) years of relevant work experience in strategy development and MEL, including, but not limited to:

Significant experience working with quantitative and qualitative measures/indicators, methodologies, data collection, analysis and MEL project management tools

Development and deployment of monitoring systems, including reporting on progress against indicators

Evaluation approaches, methodologies, design, implementation, analysis and reporting

Evidence-driven learning strategies, resources and tools

Familiarity with knowledge management principles and good practices, as well as the operationalisation of KM systems and processes.

Substantive knowledge of migration issues, especially migration policy.

Ability to work effectively with colleagues from different cultural and professional backgrounds.

Well-established and highly effective oral and written communication skills, including analysis for and drafting of strategy updates, monitoring reports, evaluation reports, lessons learned outputs and related strategy, MEL and KM outputs.

Ability to work independently and efficiently, and on some occasions, under tight deadlines and in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision

Computer literacy with practical experience using Microsoft applications as well as quantitative and qualitative data analysis and visualization software in an MEL context.

Excellent oral and written command of English, good knowledge of French is an asset.

Demonstrated track record of professionalism, collegiality, teamwork, personal efficiency and effectiveness.

Experience in an international and/or international organisational context

Advanced university degree in migration, political science, international relations, law, social science methodology or similar fields.

Background information/documentation to be provided by ICMPD

  • Timesheets and Payment Claims Templates
  • Any other relevant documents related to the assigned projects

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 noor.elkholi@icmpd.org, and address it to Ms. Noor Elkholi.

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.

Background
The project “EU Support for the effective management of green and maritime borders in Albania” (EU4SAFEALB) is supporting 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.

Place of assignment 
Albania 

Objective
Supervision of the construction of the radar towers in the framework of the project.

Tasks
The tasks to be completed are the following:

1.    Supervise the construction works at two sites in Tale and Dhermi: 
•    analyzing and monitoring contractual programs submitted by the Contractor providing the instructions to the Contractor with regards to contractual obligations fulfilment to facilitate the highest possible standard of construction works within the contract time and in full conformity with the Contract's technical specifications and the respective Albanian legal requirements; 

•    conducting regular site inspections to check the quality of the workmanship and materials following the Contract and good engineering practice;
•    ensuring that all safety risks during construction and commissioning of the works are assessed in advance and risk mitigation measures are undertaken before commencing the respective activities; 
•    ensuring that the quality of materials and the end product complies with Albanian legal norms; 
•    ensuring that the works are implemented following the Environmental Management Plan. Report to the ICMPD project team on any environmental issue; 
•    establish continuous communication with the Contractor to identify and resolve any potential problems in a proactive manner (e.g. through weekly site meetings and monthly progress meetings). All potential delays and other issues shall be identified, and corresponding actions discussed and agreed; 
•    negotiating and recommending to the ICMPD any variations initiated by the Contractor or to be undertaken by the ICMPD, if necessary suggest to the substitutions and improve any part of the works, if levels, dimensions, materials or workmanship do not conform to the requirements and specifications or are otherwise insufficient/inferior; 
•    keeping ICMPD project team informed of the progress of works and any ongoing or anticipated problem, challenge, delay, or cost variation by providing the regular reports and minutes of the meetings;
•    assisting ICMPD in monitoring and addressing all the citizens' and beneficiaries' complaints during the works' implementation.

2.    Review, approve and document the following: 
•    contractor’s working drawings, possible modifications to the detailed design, “as-built drawings”, list of defects (“snag list”), all the relevant reports and minutes of meetings; 
•    all correspondence with the Contractor; 
•    records of works executed by the Contractor (the works shall be measured on-site, following the appropriate clauses in the Contract);
•    certificates, insurance, securities, indemnities, ownership documents, etc. for which the Contractor is liable under the conditions of the contract. 

3. Ensure objects’ commissioning by: 
•    conducting the final inspection and prepare Provisional Acceptance Certificate and other documents as required by the contract; 
•    participating in technical (pressure, hydraulic, and any other tests required under the works Contract to ensure compliance with applicable norms and requirements; 
•    ensuring the issue of all the necessary certificates;
•    verifying and approving operation and maintenance manuals;
•    reviewing, verifying and certifying as-built documentation;
•    ensuring that hand-over procedures are carried out in line with local regulations and requirements.

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 supervisor will work with the relevant national and international stakeholders in a collaborative and coordinated manner. 

The final deliverables must be submitted no later than 2 weeks from commissioning date.

Deliverables and tentative work plan
    
Deliverable and timeline
1.        Construction works supervised - 10 WDs, on-site (10 January - 11 April 2022)
2.        Documentation approved and recorded - 3 WDs, home-based and on-site (10 January - 18 April 2022)
3.        Objects commissioned - 2 WD, home-based and on-site (10 January - 18 April 2022)

Maximum number of working days: 15

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

Qualifications and Experience
•    Advanced university degree in Civil engineering or a related discipline; 
•    License in supervision of construction works by the appropriate entities in Albania;
•    Demonstrated knowledge of the Albanian standards and regulations for supervision of works. 
•    Demonstrated experience in supervision of material testing activities;
•    Computer literacy
•    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.

Material provided by ICMPD
    Translations of the requested documents provided by BMP
    Relevant extracts from Contract concluded with the Contractor (technical specifications of the radar towers).

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

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.

 

 

 

 

Background

In any developing context, weak human capital base and skills mismatch can inhibit a country’s economic prosperity. For some of Germany’s transformation partners from the Western Balkans and the Eastern Partnership region, such as Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Moldova, Serbia and Ukraine, these skills challenges equally risk dampening their prospects for competitiveness and investment attractiveness.

Most of these countries face falling birth rates, low job creation, labour shortages, and mismatches between the educational/vocational system and the labour market needs. At the same time, the regions are also home to skilled workers and diaspora living and working across Europe, with the potential to contribute to the economic development of their home country. Like the rest of the world, these countries also face the imperative for transitioning towards more environmentally sustainable modes of production and consumption. Such a transition requires the transformation partners to upgrade their productive human capabilities through training, skills development, upskilling and reskilling to respond to the rapidly changing skills requirements and business models driven by digitalisation, technological innovations, climate change and growing competition. Ensuring that the youth population of the transformation partners develops to its full potential has clear implications not only for their immediate prosperity but also for the welfare and stability of neighbouring Europe.

In Germany and across Europe, business competitiveness continues to be structurally challenged by ageing populations, the green and digital transitions, and skills and labour shortages across various sectors and occupations. In particular, the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have seen their potential for job creation or entry to new markets disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Health, medical care, hospitality and agriculture emerge among the core sectors experiencing labour shortages across Europe and domains where the EU will continue to seek international talent. Skills shortages are equally reported in most European Union (EU) countries in the social care sector, renewable energy technologies and construction rehabilitation. Similarly, the lack of digital specialists or ICT professionals in artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and software engineering is revealed across the EU.

In relation to the EU’s green and digital ambitions, this rupture in the global markets caused by the pandemic can also be seen as an opportunity to create more sustainable, competitive and inclusive markets. Recovery for both Europe and its strategic partners such as Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Moldova, Serbia and Ukraine will depend, amongst others, on efforts invested in enabling the digital transition, strengthening governance, social capital, and tackling labour market gaps and challenges through measures including bilateral skills mobility partnerships.

The EU’s newly launched Talent Partnerships can facilitate such cooperation. The Talent Partnerships will provide a comprehensive policy framework and funding support for cooperation with third countries to better match labour and skills needs. According to the Commission, these partnership instruments will be part of a comprehensive approach in line with the Global Skills Partnerships (GSP), under which a country of destination and origin cooperate with the business community on building the specific skills needed in both countries through vocational training, mobility, circular migration and professional exchange schemes. Much like the triple-win approach, the GSP cooperation model may involve dual-track skills development programmes, whereby a country of destination trains and sources its required talent from the partner country of origin while enabling the latter to meet its local skills needs through (vocational) training extended to non-migrant populations.

Within this context, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) launched the Inspire project. The initiative aims to develop feasible, implementation-ready and partner-endorsed skills partnership models in targeted digital and green industries beneficial to migrants, countries of origin and destination (i.e. selected partner countries and the interested EU Member States). On the whole, the initiative seeks to address the skills challenges of Germany’s reform and transformation partners from Africa, the Western Balkans and the Eastern Partnership region. It will do so by creating a dedicated platform for dialogue on skills partnerships designed to engage public-private actors from Europe and partner countries, raise awareness of available partnership instruments and harness the development potential of skills matching through migration and mobility.  

The project comprises three clusters of activities involving research, dialogue and partnership incubation. This study is part of the research component.

Objectives and expected outcomes

Building skills partnerships requires the careful selection/matching of participating countries, willing private actors and the appropriate sectors. Hence, to enable this careful selection and ensure effective outreach to target partner countries, European SMEs, investors, labour seeking EU Member States and other relevant actors, this study will scope skills development needs in priority green and digital industries of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Moldova, Serbia and Ukraine[1], in conjunction with the skills needs of selected EU Member States in corresponding industries, in order to identify two transformation partners suitable for skills partnerships.[2]

The specific objectives of the assignment are to:

Analyse current and anticipated skills gaps, skills mismatches, and labour shortages related to green jobs or occupations in transformation partners and selected EU Member States, giving special attention to women and youth. The inquiry should include the training or skills development needs of transformation partners’ core green industries juxtaposed with the skills needs of similar industries in the selected EU countries. Skills needs can be analysed in terms of occupational categories as well as

[1] This list will be narrowed down to four countries during the first discussions with the selected expert.

[2] These transformation partners will be further analysed through in-depth case studies to guide the country-level dialogue and development of mobility-based skills partnerships.

  1. the technical and generic skills required. The analysis should focus on green skills or skills in green or clean technologies and processes across the priority industries of the analysed countries, ranging from the agricultural sector to manufacturing and services.
  2. Analyse current and anticipated skills gaps, skills mismatches, and labour shortages related to digital or tech-related occupations in transformation partners and selected EU Member States, giving special attention to women and youth. The inquiry should include the training or skills development needs of transformation partners’ core ICT industries and other key industries in the agriculture, manufacturing, construction and logistics sectors, which heavily rely on digital technologies. This analysis should be juxtaposed with the skills needs of similar industries in the selected EU countries. Skills needs can be analysed in terms of occupational categories as well as the technical and generic skills required. The main focus is advanced or specialised digital skills[1].
  3. Review past, existing or planned collaboration on skills identification, recognition and development, cooperation between TVET/education systems, labour mobility arrangements or programmes, and return migration arrangements between the paired countries of origin and destination.
  4. Identify ongoing work within the scope of the theme by other donors and related institutions.
  5. Map European SMEs and larger companies active in the transformation countries that can be encouraged to participate in skills partnerships. 
  6. Recommend two transformation partners with the highest potential for skills partnerships with one or two European Member States in the identified green and digital industries. Besides highlighting opportunities, these recommendations should outline potential risks and challenges related to the proposed partnerships.

The main expected outcome from this study is a report highlighting the specific sectors, related skills needs and countries of origin and destination that lend themselves well to skills partnerships. The findings and recommendations from the study will be used to guide country-specific assessments of partnership opportunities in the identified sectors of the selected two transformation partners. The country case studies will inform the dialogue and design of the pilot skills partnership scheme.  

Scope of tasks

The scope of work of the expert will encompass the following:

  • Participate in and contribute to the inception meeting with ICMPD to clarify the scope of the consultancy, the objectives and expected outcomes of the study.
  • Participate in, and contribute to study followup discussions with ICMPD.
  • Drawing on his/her extensive experience in the regions, review existing literature in line with the 6 specific objectives of the assignment. The expert is expected to be aware of gaps in existing knowledge and take into account ongoing and planned work within the theme by other international organisations or related donors.
  • Conduct online consultations with relevant stakeholders as needed.
  • Draft the study report with the analysis of findings and recommendations.
  • Revise the report based on ICMPD input and feedback.

Deliverables (home-based)

The assignment deliverables shall include the following:

  • Inception report (1 week after signing the contract) with:
    • The methodology and timeframe for the consultancy agreed upon during inception discussions with ICMPD.
    • The outline of the study report.
  • First draft report (no later than 3 weeks after signing the contract) with:
    • Key outcomes of the study and recommendations
  • Final draft of the study report (no later than 4 weeks after signing the contract) incorporating ICMPD comments and inputs.

Maximum number of working days: 20

Reporting lines

On a weekly basis, the Expert will report to Ms Eden Alemayehu, who will be in charge of the overall supervision and who will provide input and comments on deliverables as needed.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in advising, establishing or developing labour market information.
  • Required expertise in the skills dimension of migration governance, preferably with recent experience in labour mobility and skills partnerships.
  • Previous experience working in and a solid understanding of the literature on private sector engagement in skills development/mobility, preferably with recent experience in growth sectors, particularly in the digital and green industries. 
  • Knowledge of the target regions, direct exposure to and network within labour mobility fields in the focus region.
  • Fluent use of English and excellent drafting in English.

Material to be provided by ICMPD

  • Project information
  • A set of guiding questions to support the analysis of the skills needs, target sectors and the matching between the countries of origin and destination
  • Any other relevant documents, especially on the EU policy on Talent Partnerships

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:

  • timesheet(s), duly completed in line with instructions, dated and signed;
  • counter-signed contract;
  • 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 sample of their related work to this announcement in the subject line of the email to inspire@icmpd.org by the close of business on 21 February 2022.

[3] Including but not limited to (1) programming, web, and app development; (2) digital business analysis; (3) digital marketing and content creation; (4) digital design and data visualization; (5) digital product management; (6) cyber-security. ​​​​​​​

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 200+ staff members, who personify its values of commitment, integrity, partnership, respect, and innovation in actions and decisions.

Project background

ICMPD is implementing the Swiss funded project ‘Swiss Support to Integrated Border Management in Lebanon’ (Phase 3), which will support in enhancing the capacities of the Lebanese security agencies in implementing a rights-based approach to border and migration management, contributing to national stability and social cohesion.

One of the objectives of the project is to expand the capacities of the Lebanese Armed Forces’ (LAF) Military Academy on gender integration and Women, Peace and Security (WPS). The topic of gender is still relatively underexplored in the Lebanese security sector, although it is enjoying significant momentum internationally and in the country. A mixed-gender curriculum has been adopted for use at the Military Academy. Gender integration is currently not approached in a systematic manner by LAF, and thus the Military Academy has been at the forefront in creating favourable training conditions and in accommodating the needs of mixed male/female promotions

Objective

In 2021, Swiss Support tackled immediate gender integration needs of the Military Academy, by supporting the internal rehabilitation of female dedicated facilities through a relatively small but much needed donation of sanitary fixtures and bathroom fittings.

Besides the need for rehabilitation of structures, another need that has recently arisen concerns physical training. A number of female (and indeed male) cadets have suffered injury and strain while participating in the regulation and mixed physical training programme. In turn, this has meant periods of recovery and non-participation in training along with a drop in motivation. LAF has responded to re-engineer the exercises but have a need for external expertise.

Under the objective of expanding the capacities of the LAF’s Military Academy on gender integration, the Physical Performance Expert will be required to conduct in-depth analyses on the Military Academy’s entry physical performance tests. She/he will also have to carry out revision of the tests. This should be done in line with a standards-based approach defining gender-inclusive standards of physical performance, based upon actual demands of all combat-arms specialties accessible to female cadets.

The expert will also be required to analyse and revise the Military Academy’s physical training programme in line with international best practices to ensure the adoption of a state-of-the-art progressive physical training programme for both male and female cadets, contributing to the implementation of gender integration at the Military Academy and LAF as a whole.

Training activities and specialist expertise provided will be complemented, wherever relevant, with the provision of small-scale equipment. The exact list of equipment to be provided will be determined based on an assessment to be conducted during the current phase and upon which the delivery of equipment will be provided to facilitate the implementation and application of skills learnt and to support gender integration at the LAF’s Military Academy. 

Tasks

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

  • Visit Military Academy and observe training
  • Conduct meetings with military physical trainers and gather feedback and recommendations
  • Understand and assess the existing entry/training programs, propose changes, and revise programmes accordingly
  • Evaluate and propose types of fitness tests that should be included or removed from the physical training entry test and ensure that the entry test is suitably gender-balanced
  • Provide and facilitate injury prevention and performance enhancement in a gender-balanced manner
  • Provide and facilitate the adoption of a state-of-art progressive physical training program for both female and male cadets
  • Provide instruction and guidance for the Military Academy (in the form of training of trainers)
  • Design training programmes for both female and male cadets and other army personnel to support them in gaining and maintaining fitness/strength or recovering from injury
  • Contribute to the implementation of gender integration at the Military Academy by overseeing the proposed changes
  • Create reference material with modifications made to entry test and training programme
  • Hold regular meetings with ICMPD and provide written monthly progress updates and recommendations, when requested

Deliverables

  • Analyse and revise the Military Academy’s entry physical performance tests through the provision of reports and reference material
  • Analyse and revise the Military Academy’s physical training programme through the provision of reports and reference material
  • Train trainers at the Military Academy on the proposed and recommended revisions of the programmes
  • Recommend small-scale equipment to be provided in order to support progress in gender integration
  • Design a pamphlet to include reference material detailing how each exercise should be performed in order to minimize the risk of injury

*Reports to be written in editable MS Word format in English and professionally edited.

The final deliverables must be submitted no later than 30 September 2022.

Maximum number of working days: 88 working days

Reporting lines

The Expert will work under the supervision of the ICMPD Beirut-based Project Manager, while formal reporting is to the Senior Border Management and Security Specialist (BMS) for the Middle East at ICMPD Headquarters in Vienna. In coordination with the Senior BMS Specialist, the Project Manager will coordinate the overall delivery with the expert (in terms of administrative and content issues), and will provide input and comments on deliverables as needed.

Qualifications and Experience

Essential:

  • Formal qualification in Physical Training/Education or relevant
  • At least 8 years of relevant work experience with both females and males
  • Ability to design high-quality, up-to-date, safe and effective Physical Training programmes for a variety of settings
  • Knowledge of the principles of physical training and fitness for both females and males
  • Knowledge of fitness assessment techniques
  • High level of competency in training needs analyses
  • Ability to work in sensitive ethnic, political and confessional environments
  • Fluency in English, with strong drafting skills

Desirable:

  • Experience working with active populations (e.g. military settings, professional sports, etc…)
  • Knowledge of rehabilitation and injury recovery programmes
  • Military/service background is an advantage
  • Experience in Lebanon/MENA region is an advantage

Background information/documentation to be provided by ICMPD

  • Detailed lists of topics and documents to be delivered upon agreement

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, cover letter and list of previous trainings with a reference to this announcement in the subject line of the email to Amanda.Naoufal@icmpd.org, and address it to Ms. Amanda Naoufal.

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: 06/04/2022
Reference number: CfE0422/Expert
Deadline for Applications: 13/05/2022
Duty Station: Multiple Duty Stations / OFII regional offices:
- Tbilisi, Georgia 
- Yaoundé, Cameroon
Starting Date of Contract: 01/07/2022
Contract Duration: 12 months, with the possibility of extension

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. ICMPD is responsible for the implementation of the OFII-RRF project, in 
cooperation with the French Office for Immigration and Integration (OFII).
OFII was created in 1945, and is a public administration attached to the French Ministry of Interior 
Affairs. Its mandates include, among others, information and integration of regular immigrants, 
information and assistance for asylum seekers and return and reintegration assistance activities. It is 
represented abroad through seven regional offices based in Armenia, Cameroon, Mali, Morocco, 
Senegal, Tunisia and Turkey.

Project background

Embedded within ICMPD, the Return and Reintegration Facility (RRF) is set to provide adequate, high performing and flexible support, enabling Member States (MS) to develop return and reintegration projects in cooperation with other MS, creating new solutions at the European level. The RRF will ensure adequate assistance tailored to specific needs, improving strategies to reach different target groups, embedding reintegration assistance in the context of the countries of return, enabling local ownership, testing innovative approaches and engaging new stakeholders. Within the Return and Reintegration Facility, the OFII-RRF project aims to increase sustainability of return and reintegration through targeted referral and long-term monitoring. The project will undertake activities that will complement the basic reintegration services offered by Frontex, through developing a network of partners in the countries of return covered by OFII’s regional offices. Engaging in a broader dialogue on return and reintegration issues at the European level and with the authorities of the third countries, the project will undertake activities to improve knowledge on reintegration, engage diaspora and support innovative projects held by returnees.

 

Objective


The objective of the project is to increase the sustainability of return through targeted referral and 
long-term monitoring. To this end, ICMPD and OFII are calling for experts to implement the activities 
of the project in the countries of return covered by the regional office where they will be posted:

  • Expert based in Tbilisi, Georgia: Armenia and Georgia
  • Expert based in Yaoundé, Cameroon: Cameroon, Gabon, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo

Tasks


The tasks to be completed by the Expert within this assignment are the following:
1. Referrals for individual reintegration projects

  • With the reintegration officer, conduct needs assessment interviews with returnees to identify potential needs for referrals;
  • Implement and monitor referrals of returnees;
  • With the reintegration officer, organise selection committee when applicable;
  • With the reintegration officer, conduct joint projects visits to monitor referrals;
  • Follow-up on referral cases;
  • Undertake financial reporting when applicable;
  • Provide punctual support to the OFII reintegration team for case management.

2. Partnerships and studies

  • Conduct studies to improve knowledge on the economic sectors most preferred by returnees in the targeted countries of return;
  • Conduct mapping of reintegration and development actors in the targeted countries of return;
  • Develop a network of partners to facilitate referrals and improve cooperation between the reintegration and the development sectors with the support of national authorities in the targeted countries of return;
  • Implement any other activities linked to the OFII-RRF project.

Key results


The Expert is expected to contribute to the following key results:

  • Individual returnees in need of additional support have been referred;
  • A mapping of reintegration and development actors has been conducted;
  • A network of national and international partners to enhance referrals has been developed;
  • Studies to improve knowledge on the economic sectors most represented in reintegration activities have been conducted;
  • Other activities falling within the scope of the OFII-RRF project have been implemented.

For contracts with a duration of at least three months, the completion of the ICMPD online training on a Respectful Work Environment is required.
 

Reporting lines


The Expert will directly report to the OFII regional office’s head of mission for operational supervision and to the Paris-based project coordinator for overall project implementation. The Expert will also report on a regular basis to the ICMPD project manager, 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

Professional experience in at least one of the following fields:

  • Migration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Development
  • Previous experience in project management and project implementation
  • Previous living or professional experience in at least one of the countries of return covered by the preferred posting
  • Specific requirements
  • Excellent drafting skills
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Experience in business development is an asset
  • Experience with migrant population and reintegration activities is an asset
  • Availability and capacity to travel
  • Language skills
  • Fluency in French and English is mandatory for this assignment
  • Knowledge of at least one local language of the preferred posting is an asset

Background documentation to be provided by ICMPD and OFII

  • OFII-RRF project proposal

Administrative Information 

  • Travel

The Expert is required to travel in the geographical region (in-country and to countries that are part of the assignment). If not travelling, the Expert is required to work from the regional OFII office. 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 

For the duration of the assignment, the Expert shall receive an all-inclusive monthly fee (i.e. inclusive of health insurance and any taxes and/or duties in accordance with national laws) upon submission of 
the counter-signed contract, timesheets, a request for payment and certification by ICMPD in consultation with OFII that the services have been satisfactorily performed as per the ToR. 

Application Process


Interested experts should send their CV and motivation letter with a reference to this announcement in the subject line of the e-mail including the preferred posting to Peter.Neelen@returnnetwork.eu and address it to Mr. Peter Neelen.
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

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

Background

In any developing context, weak human capital base and skills mismatch can inhibit a country’s economic prosperity. For some of Germany’s reform partners from Africa, such as Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana and Senegal, these skills challenges risk dampening their prospects for economic growth as well as their competitiveness and attractiveness for investment. 

Most of these countries face skills gaps and shortages with high unemployment rates, particularly among women and youth, against the background of a rapidly expanding youth population that represents a large pool of underutilised labour. One of the common reasons for such gaps is the imbalance between the skills supply and demand, which leaves youth unemployed, trapped in informal jobs or under pressure to migrate to Europe, often irregularly, or to other regions in search of employment opportunities. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated these kinds of structural vulnerabilities young people face, leaving millions at risk of food insecurity and creating additional migration pressure.

Moreover, these countries face the global imperative for transitioning towards more environmentally sustainable modes of production and consumption. Such a transition requires the reform partners to upgrade their productive human capabilities through training, skills development, upskilling and reskilling to respond to the rapidly changing skills requirements and business models driven by digitalisation, technological innovations, climate change and growing competition. Ensuring that the youth population of the reform partners develops to its full potential has clear implications not only for their immediate prosperity but also for the welfare and stability of neighbouring Europe.

In Germany and across Europe, business competitiveness continues to be structurally challenged by ageing populations, the green and digital transitions, and skills and labour shortages across various sectors and occupations. In particular, the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have seen their potential for job creation or entry to new markets disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Health, medical care, hospitality and agriculture emerge among the core sectors experiencing labour shortages across Europe and domains where the EU will continue to seek international talent. Skills shortages are equally reported in most European Union (EU) countries in the social care sector, renewable energy technologies and construction rehabilitation. Similarly, the lack of digital specialists or ICT professionals in artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and software engineering is revealed across the EU.
In relation to the EU’s green and digital ambitions, this rupture in the global markets caused by the pandemic can also be seen as an opportunity to create more sustainable, competitive and inclusive markets. Recovery for both Europe and its strategic partners such as Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana and Senegal will depend, amongst others, on efforts invested in enabling the digital transition, strengthening governance, social capital, and tackling labour market gaps and challenges through measures including bilateral skills mobility partnerships. 
The EU’s newly launched Talent Partnerships can facilitate such cooperation. The Talent Partnerships will provide a comprehensive policy framework and funding support for cooperation with third countries to better match labour and skills needs. According to the Commission, these partnership instruments will be part of a comprehensive approach in line with the Global Skills Partnerships (GSP), under which a country of destination and origin cooperate with the business community on building the specific skills needed in both countries through vocational training, mobility, circular migration and professional exchange schemes. Much like the triple-win approach, the GSP cooperation model may involve dual-track skills development programmes, whereby a country of destination trains and sources its required talent from the partner country of origin while enabling the latter to meet its local skills needs through (vocational) training extended to non-migrant populations. 
Within this context, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) launched the Inspire project. The initiative aims to develop feasible, implementation-ready and partner-endorsed skills partnership models in targeted digital and green industries beneficial to migrants, countries of origin and destination (i.e. selected partner countries and the interested EU Member States). On the whole, the initiative seeks to address the skills challenges of Germany’s reform and transformation partners from Africa, the Western Balkan and the Eastern Partnership regions. It will do so by creating a dedicated platform for dialogue on skills partnerships designed to engage public-private actors from Europe and partner countries, raise awareness of available partnership instruments and harness the development potential of skills matching through migration and mobility.   
The project comprises three clusters of activities involving research, dialogue and partnership incubation. This study is part of the research component.
Objectives and expected outcomes 

Building skills partnerships requires the careful selection/matching of participating countries, willing private actors and the appropriate sectors. Hence, to enable this careful selection and ensure effective outreach to target partner countries, European SMEs, investors, labour seeking EU Member States and other relevant actors, this study will scope skills development needs in priority green and digital industries of Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana and Senegal , in conjunction with the skills needs of selected EU Member States in corresponding industries, in order to identify two reform partners suitable for skills partnerships.  

The specific objectives of the assignment are to:

[1] The list of the reform partners is yet to be confirmed.

[1] These reform partners will be further analysed through in-depth case studies to guide the country-level dialogue and development of mobility-based skills partnerships.

  1.  Analyse current and anticipated skills gaps, skills mismatches, and labour shortages related to green jobs or occupations in reform partners and selected EU Member States, giving special attention to women and youth. The inquiry should include the training or skills development needs of reform partners’ core green industries juxtaposed with the skills needs of similar industries in the selected EU countries. Skills needs can be analysed in terms of occupational categories as well as the technical and generic skills required. The analysis should focus on green skills or skills in green or clean technologies and processes across the priority industries of the analysed countries, ranging from the agricultural sector to manufacturing and services. 
  2.  Analyse current and anticipated skills gaps, skills mismatches, and labour shortages related to digital or tech-related occupations in reform partners and selected EU Member States, giving special attention to women and youth. The inquiry should include the training or skills development needs of reform partners’ core ICT industries and other key industries in the agriculture, manufacturing, construction and logistics sectors, which heavily rely on digital technologies. This analysis should be juxtaposed with the skills needs of similar industries in the selected EU countries. Skills needs can be analysed in terms of occupational categories as well as the technical and generic skills required. The main focus is advanced or specialised digital skills .
  3. Review past, existing or planned collaboration on skills identification, recognition and development, cooperation between TVET/education systems, labour mobility arrangements or programmes, and return migration arrangements between the paired countries of origin and destination. 
  4. Identify ongoing work within the scope of the theme by other donors and related institutions.
  5.  Map European SMEs and larger companies active in the reform countries that can be encouraged to participate in skills partnerships.  
  6.  Out of the three reform partners analysed, recommend the two countries with the highest potential for skills partnerships with one or two European Member States in the identified green and digital industries. Besides highlighting opportunities, these recommendations should outline potential risks and challenges related to the proposed partnerships. 

The analysis of the skills needs, target sectors and the matching between the countries of origin and destination should answer the following key questions :


 a) What data on labour market trends and skills needs is available in countries of origin on a sectoral level, focusing on green and digital industries? (e.g., skills profiles, age structure and gender, skills demand and supply).

b) Which green and digital industries of the countries of origin and destination are suffering skills shortages? What is the size and depth of these shortages? Can these gaps be met through skills partnerships involving mobility and migration? Which of the identified industries offer opportunities for mobility/migration-based skills partnerships? 

[3] Including but not limited to (1) programming, web, and app development; (2) digital business analysis; (3) digital marketing and content creation; (4) digital design and data visualization; (5) digital product management; (6) cyber-security.

[4] For solid list of criterion that should be considered when choosing the sectors and country partners, please consult the frameworks developed by the Centre for Global Development at https://gsp.cgdev.org/

Do these industries have the potential to drive sustainable growth in the countries of origin? Are they conducive to encouraging women and youth employment?


c) Is there any past, ongoing or planned cooperation on skills training and exchange between the countries of origin and destination?
d) Do the countries of destination recognise the qualifications and skills of the countries of origin? 
e) Are there existing linkages between private sector actors (both European and local businesses) in the country of origin and training providers in countries of origin and countries of destination? 
f) Does the labour law of the selected countries of destination (potential partners to the reform countries) offer protection to foreign nationals? 
g) How supportive are the political opinion and public interest of both countries of origin and destination in mobility/migration-based skills partnerships? 
h) Are there any existing cultural ties (i.e. language, diaspora groups) between the countries of origin and destination that can facilitate the partnership? 
i) Do the suggested partners (pair of countries of origin and destination) have political and economic relations supporting skills partnerships? Consider elements such as trade, investment, development support, facilitated visa schemes etc.

j) How is the migration pattern (e.g., motivations, types of migration, diaspora role) between the countries of origin and destination? Are there any migration management mechanisms between the two countries? 
Pairing recommendations between the countries of origin and destination should consider the availability or absences of enabling conditions such as those outlined in the research questions. 
The main expected outcome from this study is a report highlighting the specific sectors, related skills needs and countries of origin and destination that lend themselves well to skills partnerships. The findings and recommendations from the study will be used to guide country-specific assessments of partnership opportunities in the identified sectors of the selected two reform partners. The country case studies will inform the dialogue and design of the pilot skills partnership scheme.  

Scope of tasks 

The scope of work of the expert will encompass the following:

- Participate in and contribute to the inception meeting with ICMPD to clarify the scope of the consultancy and the objectives and expected outcomes of the study. 
- Participate in, and contribute to study follow-up discussions with ICMPD.
-  Drawing on his/her extensive experience in the regions, review existing literature in line with the 6 specific objectives of the assignment, and in particular addressing the above-mentioned research questions. The expert is expected to be aware of gaps in existing knowledge and take into account ongoing and planned work within the theme by other international organisations or related donors. 
- Conduct online consultations with relevant stakeholders as needed. 
- Draft the study report with the analysis of findings and recommendations. 
- Revise the report based on ICMPD input and feedback.

Deliverables (home-based)

The assignment deliverables shall include the following:

  • Inception report (1 week after signing the contract) with:
  • The methodology and timeframe for the consultancy agreed upon during inception discussions with ICMPD.
  • The outline of the study report.
  • Intermediary report (no later than 3 weeks after signing the contract) with: 
  • Preliminary research findings 
  • First draft report (no later than 6 weeks after signing the contract) with:
  • Key outcomes of the study and recommendations 
  • Final draft of the study report (no later than 9 weeks after signing the contract) incorporating ICMPD comments and inputs. 

Maximum number of working days: 20

Reporting lines

On a weekly basis, the Expert will report to Ms Eden Alemayehu, who will be in charge of the overall supervision and who will provide input and comments on deliverables as needed.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in advising, establishing or developing labour market information. 
  • Required expertise in the skill dimension of migration governance, preferably with recent experience in labour mobility and skills partnerships.
  • Previous experience working in and a solid understanding of the literature on private sector engagement in skills development/mobility, preferably with recent experience in growth sectors, particularly in the digital and green industries.  
  • Proven track record of Western Africa regional knowledge and direct exposure to and network within labour mobility fields in the target region. 
  • Fluent use of English and excellent drafting in English.

Material to be provided by ICMPD


Project information 

  • Any other relevant documents, especially on the EU policy on Talent Partnerships

 
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:
  • timesheet(s), duly completed in line with instructions, dated and signed;
  • counter-signed contract;
  • 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 sample of their related work to this announcement in the subject line of the email to inspire@icmpd.org by the close of business 20 January 2022. 

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: 

  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. To get Local entrepreneurial ecosystems more effective and inclusive for the SuTPs and the LHCs
  3. 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
  4. To increase the employment opportunities for SuTPs and LHCs 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 are 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 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 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

  1. Basic and technical skills training for potential entrepreneurs,
  2. B2B Events and matching potential and existing entrepreneurs, SMEs and cooperatives,
  3. Mentoring for potential and existing entrepreneurs, SMEs and cooperatives,
  4. Grants for establishment of local entrepreneurship community hubs,
  5. Grants for start-ups,
  6. Grants for local institutions to improve their services for the entrepreneurs,
  7. Grants for supporting cooperatives for new job opportunities,
  8. Grants for supporting for Small-Medium Enterprises for new job opportunities,
  9. Technical assistance to national level institutions in managing economic development and migration nexus.

 

Short-Term Expert Involvement and the Scope of Work

Within the framework of ENHANCER Project, ICMPD develops a migration sensitive mentorship mechanism for entrepreneurs and builds a pool of mentors. Selected mentors will provide an inclusive and tailor-made mentorship service to the entrepreneurs in order for them to improve their capacity for keeping up with the market dynamics, getting integrated to national and international value chains, developing products and their businesses as well as dealing with the bureaucratic procedures.

With a view to facilitating inclusion of target groups along with supporting development prospects of provinces, below listed sectors are given priority in relevant project activities, including mentorship services;

  • Food and agriculture
  • Furniture
  • Textile and Ready Garment
  • Shoe-Making
  • Machinery & Equipment and Metal Manufacturing & Repair
  • Innovative and High-Tech Value Chains including IT, software development and design

The interested applicants are expected to join mentor pool of ENHANCER Project. The individual applicant will be contracted according to ICMPD Recruitment Procedures to provide mentorship services, once s/he is matched with potential mentee(s) as a mentor and agrees to undertake the assigned task. 

Required Qualifications

  • Having an undergraduate Degree and Post-graduate degree/s in relevant field/s will be an asset.
  • Proven previous experience in mentoring,
  • Being qualified for a training certificate on mentorship service and/or being registered into a well-known mentorship pool/s would be an asset,
  • Being specialised in at least one area for mentoring services for different operations such as business model development, legal counselling, marketing, product development and human resources management etc. (please specify in the form),
  • Excellent practical reporting, communication and analysis skills,
  • Advanced level of Microsoft Office skills,
  • Excellent oral and written English/Turkish
  • Excellent oral and written Arabic language skills would be an asset.

 

Procedure for expression of interest

Mentors interested in taking part in ENHANCER Project’s Mentor Pool as STEs are kindly invited to apply by;

  1. filling out the application form (please follow the link) and,
  2. sending their up-to-date CV by e-mail with “LAST Name-Mentorship application” in the subject line to:mentor.enhancer@icmpd.org

This call for experts is published to build a pool of mentors for the project and only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Please apply only if your CV corresponds with the desired profile.

This call will be open for the duration of the Project. 

 

 

The Centre of Practical Skills (CoPS) hereby calls for applications from qualified teachers and training assistants to support its certificate training in electrical installations. The teachers will work around 30% of their time in a classroom and 70% at a construction site.

The program is implemented by the Centre of Practical Skills in close cooperation with Godfrey Okoye University and Eco-Social Market Economy (ESME) initiative with funding from Germany and Austria.

Requirements:

  1. Highly experienced and motivated persons with strong work ethics;
  2. B. Voc/Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from a recognized Engineering College/ university with 5 years of experience in the relevant field, OR Higher National Diploma in Electrical/ Electrical and Electronics Engineering with 10 years’ experience in the relevant field, OR National Diploma passed in the trade of "Electrician" with 12 years’ experience in the relevant field. Teaching experience required.

Benefits:

  1. Contract with ICMPD, a European inter-governmental organisation, active in Nigeria
  2. Competitive Salary
  3. Opportunity to learn CoPS curriculum with an international teacher and get experience with a European partner at the European Business Park located at the permanent site of Godfrey Okoye University, starting in August 2022;

Please send your CV and letter of motivation by April 10th, 2022 to: Maxwell.Odimkpa@icmpd.org

Submit your applications to:

ICMPD Office in Enugu,

Mount Street, Golf Estate- Plot7, No89

(behind Silicon Valley Resort)

GRA, Enugu.

The Centre of Practical Skills (CoPS) hereby calls for applications from qualified teachers to support its certificate training in plumbing. The teachers will work around 30% of their time in a classroom and 70% at a construction site.

The program is implemented by the Centre of Practical Skills in close cooperation with Godfrey Okoye University and Eco-Social Market Economy (ESME) initiative with funding from Germany and Austria.

Requirements:

  1. Highly experienced and motivated persons with strong work ethics;
  2. B. Voc/Degree or Higher National Diploma from a recognized Engineering College/ university in Civil Engineering/Construction with 10 years’ experience in the relevant field, OR National Diploma/Advanced Tech. Certificate in the trade of "Plumber" with 12 years’ experience in the relevant field. Teaching experience required.

Benefits:

  1. Contract with ICMPD, a European inter-governmental organisation, active in Nigeria
  2. Competitive Salary
  3. Opportunity to learn CoPS curriculum with an international teacher and get experience with a European partner at the European Business Park located at the permanent site of Godfrey Okoye University, starting in June 2022;

Please send your CV and letter of motivation by April 10th, 2022 to: Maxwell.Odimkpa@icmpd.org

Submit your applications to:

ICMPD Office in Enugu,

Mount Street, Golf Estate,

(behind Silicon Valley Resort)

GRA, Enugu.

 

The Centre of Practical Skills (CoPS) hereby calls for applications from qualified teachers to support its certificate training in bricklaying/concreting.

The program is implemented by the Centre of Practical Skills in close cooperation with Godfrey Okoye University and Eco-Social Market Economy (ESME) initiative with funding from Germany and Austria.

Requirements:

  1. Highly experienced and motivated persons with strong work ethics;
  2. B. Voc/Degree or Higher National Diploma from a recognized Engineering College/ university in Civil Engineering/Construction with 10 years’ experience in the relevant field, OR National Diploma/Advanced Tech. Certificate in the trade of "bricklaying/concreting" with 12 years’ experience in the relevant field. Teaching experience required.
  3. The teachers will work around 30% of their time in a classroom and 70% at a construction site.

Benefits:

  1. Contract with ICMPD, a European inter-governmental organisation, active in Nigeria
  2. Competitive Salary
  3. Opportunity to learn CoPS curriculum with an international teacher and get experience with a European partner at the European Business Park located at the permanent site of Godfrey Okoye University, starting in August/September 2022;

Please send your CV and letter of motivation by April 10th, 2022 to: Maxwell.Odimkpa@icmpd.org

Submit your applications to:

ICMPD Office in Enugu,

Mount Street, Golf Estate,

(behind Silicon Valley Resort)

GRA, Enugu.

 

Date de publication: 06/04/2022
Numéro de référence: CfE0422/Expert
Date limite de dépôt des candidatures: 13/05/2022
Lieu d’affectation: Plusieurs lieux d’affectation/office régionaux OFII 
- Tbilissi, Géorgie
- Yaoundé, Cameroun
Date de début du contrat: 01/07/2022
Durée du contrat: 12 mois, avec possibilité d’extension

Aperçu de l’organisation:


Le Centre International pour le Développement des Politiques Migratoires (ICMPD) est une organisation internationale chargée de promouvoir des politiques migratoires innovantes, globales et durables. Avec 18 États membres et plus de 60 projets actifs en Europe, en Afrique, en Asie et en Amérique latine, ICMPD est un acteur majeur et l’un des plus pertinent dans son domaine. Les plus grands atouts de l'organisation sont ses plus de 250 membres de personnel, qui personnifient ses engagements en terme d'intégrité, de partenariat, de respect et d'innovation dans ses actions et ses décisions. ICMPD est responsable de la mise en œuvre du projet OFII-RRF, en coopération avec l'Office Français de l'Immigration et de l'Intégration (OFII). Créée en 1945, l'OFII est une administration publique sous tutelle du ministère de l'Intérieur français. Ses missions comprennent, entre autres, l'intégration des immigrés en situation régulière, l’accueil et l’accompagnement des demandeurs d'asile, ainsi que les activités d'aide au retour et à la réinsertion. Elle est représentée à l'étranger par sept bureaux régionaux basés en Arménie, au Cameroun, au Mali, au Maroc, au Sénégal, en Tunisie et en Turquie.

Contexte du projet

Intégrée à ICMPD, la Facilité pour le Retour et la Réintégration (RRF pour Return and Reintegration Facility) est destinée à fournir un soutien adéquat, performant et flexible, permettant aux États Membres (EM) de développer des projets de retour et de réintégration en coopération avec d'autres EM, créant ainsi de nouvelles solutions au niveau européen. Le RRF assurera une assistance adéquate adaptée aux besoins spécifiques, en améliorant les stratégies pour atteindre les différents groupes cibles, en intégrant l'assistance à la réinsertion dans les pays d’origine, en permettant l'appropriation locale, en testant des approches innovantes et en impliquant de nouvelles parties prenantes. Au sein du RRF, le projet OFII-RRF vise à accroître la durabilité du retour et de la réintégration grâce à une orientation ciblée et un suivi à long terme. Le projet entreprendra des activités qui viendront compléter les services de réintégration de base offerts par Frontex, en développant un réseau de partenaires dans les pays de retour couverts par les bureaux régionaux de l'OFII. En s'engageant dans un dialogue plus large sur les questions de retour et de réinsertion au niveau européen et avec les autorités des pays tiers, le projet mènera des activités visant à améliorer les connaissances sur la réinsertion, à impliquer la diaspora et à soutenir des projets innovants tenus par des retournés.

Objectifs

L'objectif du projet est d'augmenter la durabilité du retour par une orientation ciblée et un suivi à long terme. A cette fin, l’ICMPD et l'OFII font appel à des experts pour mettre en œuvre les activités du projet dans les pays de retour couverts par le bureau régional où ils seront affectés:

  • Experts basés à Tbilissi, Géorgie: Arménie, Géorgie
  • Experts basés à Yaoundé, Cameroun: Cameroun, Gabon, République du Congo, République démocratique du Congo

Tâches

Les taches que devra compléter l’expert dans le cadre de sa mission seront les suivantes:

1. Orientation vers des projets de réinsertion individuels

  • Avec le responsable de la réinsertion, mener des entretiens d'évaluation des besoins avec les retournés pour identifier les besoins potentiels de référencement;
  • Mettre en œuvre et suivre les référencements des retournés;
  • Avec le responsable de la réinsertion, organiser un comité de sélection, le cas échéant;
  • Avec le responsable de la réinsertion, effectuer des visites conjointes de projets;
  • Assurer le suivi des cas référencés;
  • Effectuer des rapports financiers, le cas échéant;
  • En fonction des besoins, apporter un appui dans la gestion générale des dossiers de réinsertion de l’OFII.

2. Partnerships and studies

  • Mener des études pour améliorer les connaissances sur les secteurs économiques privilégiés par les retournés dans les pays de retour;
  • Réaliser une cartographie des acteurs de la réinsertion et du développement dans les pays identifiés comme pays de retour;
  • Développer un réseau de partenaires pour faciliter les orientations vers des services complémentaires et améliorer la coopération entre les secteurs de la réintégration et du développement avec le soutien des autorités nationales dans les pays de retour;
  • Mettre en œuvre toutes autres activités liées au projet OFII-RRF.

Resultats principaux:

L’expert se doit de contribuer aux résultats clés suivants:

  • Les retournés nécessitant des soutiens complémentaires ont été orientés vers les services compétents

3 Une cartographie des acteurs de la réinsertion et du développement a été menée

  • Un réseau d’acteurs nationaux et internationaux pour renforcer les orientations de retournés vers des services additionnels a été constitué
  • Les études pour améliorer la connaissance sur les secteurs économiques les plus représentés dans les projets de réinsertion ont été menées
  •  Toutes autres activités pouvant être développées dans le cadre du projet OFII-RRF ont été menées Pour les contrats d’une durée d’au moins trois mois, suivre le module de formation en ligne sur un travail respectueux de l’environnement est une obligation.

Lignes hiérarchiques

L’expert rendra compte au chef de mission de la représentation de l’OFII pour la supervision opérationnelle et au coordinateur de projet de l’OFII basé à Paris pour la mise en œuvre générale de la mission.L’expert rendra compte au chef de projet ICMPD, qui sera en charge de la supervision générale de l’Action tant du point de vue administratif que du contenu et qui, le cas échéant, apportera sa contribution et ses commentaires aux différents livrables.

Qualifications et Experience

  • Besoin générique
  • Expérience professionnelle dans au moins l'un de ces domaines suivants : 
  • Migration
  • Entrepreneuriat
  • Développement
  • Expérience préalable dans la gestion et la mise en œuvre de projets
  • Expérience professionnelle ou de vie antérieure dans au moins un des pays de retour couverts par l'affectation choisie.
  • Exigences spécifiques
  • Excellentes compétences rédactionnelles
  • Excellentes compétences en animation de réseau
  • Une expérience dans l’entrepreneuriat est un atout
  • Une expérience de la population migrante et des activités de réinsertion est un atout.
  • Disponibilité et capacité à voyager
  • Compétences linguistiques
  • La maîtrise du français et de l'anglais est obligatoire pour cette mission.
  • La connaissance d'au moins une langue locale du lieu d’affectation est un atout.Matériel à fournir par ICMPD et OFII
  • OFII-RRF project proposal

Informations administratives

  • Voyage

L’expert est tenu de voyager dans la région géographique (au sein même du pays et vers les pays qui font partie de la mission). S’il ne voyage pas, l’expert sera tenu de travailler depuis le bureau régional de l’OFII.L'expert recevra de l’ICMPD un itinéraire devoyage et sera en droit de recevoir une indemnité journalière ou per diem pour les activités prévues à l'étranger. Les paiements relatifs au voyage et à la mission seront traités conformément aux règles de voyage de l'organisation ICMPD applicables au 
moment où le voyage a lieu.

  • Payment

Pour la durée de la mission, l'expert recevra une rémunération mensuelle forfaitaire (c'est-à-dire incluant l'assurance maladie et tous les impôts et/ou taxes conformément aux lois nationales) sur présentation du contrat contresigné, des feuilles de temps, d'une demande de paiement et d'une certification par ICMPD en consultation avec l'OFII que les services ont été exécutés de manière satisfaisante conformément aux TDR.

Processus de dépôt de candidature

Les experts intéressés doivent envoyer leur CV and lettre de motivation par e-mail à Peter.Neelen@returnnetwork.eu à l’attention de Mr Peter Neelen, en mentionnant la référence de cette annonce dans la ligne d'objet de l'e-mail.En raison du nombre élevé de candidatures, seuls les candidats présélectionnés seront contactés. Les candidats doivent être disponibles pour une réunion en face à face ou un entretien par vidéoconférence. L'affectation est soumise à la disponibilité des fonds du projet et/ou à l'approbation finale du donateur. L'invitation à un entretien n'établit aucun droit à un emploi futur

 

Background
In any developing context, weak human capital base and skills mismatch can inhibit a country’s economic prosperity. For Germany’s key partners, such as Ghana, these challenges risk dampening their prospects for attracting investment, leaving their growing youth population unemployed, trapped in informal jobs or under pressure to migrate to Europe, often irregularly, or to other regions in search of employment opportunities. While in Germany, business competitiveness continues to be structurally challenged by the ageing population, the green and digital transitions, and skills and labour shortages across various sectors, occupations and regions. 

A solution to the above can be found in skills partnerships  that can offer both Ghana and Germany the opportunity to organise mutually beneficial linkages between their labour markets, human capital, and migration governance. This cooperation could be facilitated in line with the Talent Partnerships launched by the EU in 2021.  

It is within this context that the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) launched the project “Incubating Skills Partnerships beneficial to Migrants, Countries of Origin and Destination” (Inspire), for the period of December 2021-November 2023. The initiative aims to contribute to the development of skills and employment opportunities in targeted digital and green industries of partner and EU countries through migration and mobility-based skills partnerships that benefit migrants, countries of origin and destination. To achieve this goal, the project will launch a dedicated platform for dialogue on skills partnerships designed to engage public-private actors from Europe and partner countries, raise awareness of available partnership instruments and harness the development potential of skills matching through migration and mobility.

The project is structured around three clusters of activities involving research, dialogue and partnership incubation. This case study is part of the research component.

 

Objectives and expected outcomes 

Building skills partnerships requires the careful matching of participating countries, the selection of appropriate sectors and willing private actors. Findings from the Inspire project’s preliminary study show a strong potential for a skills partnership between Ghana and Germany in one of the sectors where both countries face labour shortages, namely in the renewable energy, energy efficiency, waste management and ICT industries. 

The main objective of this case study is to analyse key stakeholders and identify the specific sectors within which a skills partnership scheme could be developed between Ghana and Germany. In particular,

  • The two target sectors proposed for the partnership scheme will be selected from the renewable energy, energy efficiency, waste management and ICT sectors.
  • The skills most sought in those sectors both by the Ghanaian and German private sectors to unlock further investment and growth in Ghana;
  • The stakeholder analysis will focus on government and private actors, educational and training institutions, social partners, civil society organisations, and other relevant institutions that should be consulted to design a development-oriented partnership programme involving mobility to Germany.

The specific objectives of the assignment are to:

1. Identify German companies operating in the four sectors in Ghana and

  1. Assess their current and anticipated demands for green and digital skills as well as their workforce development approaches;
  2. Determine their interest in engaging in skills partnerships alongside competent Ghanaian and German national authorities and other relevant actors.

2. Identify German companies in the four sectors interested in investing or expanding their operations in Ghana and

  1. Assess how they perceive the attractiveness of Ghana’s skills environment
  2. Determine their interest in engaging in skills partnerships alongside competent Ghanaian and German national authorities and other relevant actors.

3. Identify leading Ghanaian companies in the four sectors and

  1. Assess their current and anticipated demands for green and digital skills as well as their workforce development approaches;
  2. Determine their interest in engaging in skills partnerships alongside competent Ghanaian and German national authorities and other relevant actors.

4. Identify and evaluate the following stakeholders’ potential interests and roles in the Inspire project’s dialogue on skills partnerships. This stakeholder map will provide the project with the relevant entry points to all stakeholders who should be consulted to develop skills partnership schemes. 

  1. German business/industry associations and chambers of commerce active in Ghana
  2. Ghanaian and German ministries, government agencies and institutions working in the areas of employment, training and education, migration and the target sectors
  3. Sector skills bodies/councils of both Ghana and Germany;
  4. Public, private or mixed education/training institutions in Ghana that teach/train in the target sectors at the identified skills level. The analysis should include these actors’ capacity to provide the identified skills demands.
  5. Relevant employers’ and employees’ associations from both Ghana and Germany;
  6. Ghanaian diaspora association/networks in Germany; 
  7. Key civil society organisations working in Ghana and Germany in the field of employment, training and education, and migration. 

5. Map out Ghana’s policy and regulatory environment that enables/constrains a skills partnership involving German companies present and/or wishing to invest in Ghana. 
6. Based on the findings, formulate a recommendation of the most suitable model(s) of skills partnership that Ghana and Germany could develop in the identified sectors.   

The main expected outcome from this case study is a stakeholder analysis report, which identifies the key stakeholders and their skills needs with a view to their possible engagement in developing a skills partnership between Ghana and Germany in the identified target sectors. The findings and recommendations from this case study will be used to guide the skills matching consultations, dialogue and design of the partnership scheme.  


Scope of tasks 

The scope of work of the Expert will encompass the following:

  • Participate in and contribute to the inception meeting with ICMPD to clarify the scope of the consultancy, the objectives, and the expected outcomes of the study. 
  • Participate in and contribute to the case study report follow-up discussions with ICMPD.
  • Drawing on his/her extensive experience in Ghana and Germany to examine relevant available secondary documentation in line with the six specific objectives of the assignment. The Expert is expected to be aware of gaps in existing knowledge and take into account ongoing and planned work within the theme by the national institutions of the studied countries, other international organisations or related donors. 
  • Map and analyse the stakeholders who should be consulted to develop a skills partnership programme, showing their interests, concerns and potential roles in the Inspire project
  • Schedule and lead interviews using tailored thematic questionnaires with the identified stakeholders. Findings from the interviews should be documented for further collation and analysis. 
  • Draft the study report with the analysis of findings and recommendations. 
  • Revise the report based on ICMPD input and feedback.


Deliverables (home-based)

The assignment deliverables shall include the following:

Deliverable

Deadline

Inception report

  • detailing the research methods, tools, the work plan and the layout/structure of the main case study report.

1 week after signing the contract

First draft report

  • results of desk review and interviews

No later than 3 weeks after signing the contract

Second draft report

  • key outcomes of the study with recommendations

 

No later than 6 weeks after signing the contract

Final draft of the study report

  • incorporating ICMPD comments and input
  • a stakeholder directory of interviewed and relevant non-interviewed stakeholders
  • key takeaways from meetings with and interviews of stakeholders

No later than 8 weeks after signing the contract

Maximum number of working days: 30

 

Reporting lines

On a weekly basis, the Expert will report to Ms Eden Alemayehu, who will be in charge of the overall supervision and who will provide input and comments on deliverables as needed.

 

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of 10 years of professional experience in research related to labour market survey/assessment, labour migration, and educational and training systems, preferably with recent experience in labour mobility and skills partnerships.
  • Previous experience working in and a solid understanding of the literature on private sector engagement in skills development/mobility, preferably with recent experience in growth sectors, particularly in the digital and green industries.  
  • Ghana and Germany in-country specialist/technical expertise and direct exposure to and network within labour mobility fields in the focus countries. 
  • Fluency in English, written and spoken.

 

Material to be provided by ICMPD

  • Project information 
  • Regional stakeholder and skills mapping study 
  • Any other relevant documents, especially on the EU policy on Talent Partnerships

 

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:

  • timesheet(s), duly completed in line with instructions, dated and signed;
  • counter-signed consigned payment claim(s) reflecting the days/hours worked as per submitted timesheets.
  • 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 sample of their related work to this announcement in the subject line of the email to inspire@icmpd.org by the close of business on 23 May 2022. 
 

 

Background
In any developing context, weak human capital base and skills mismatch can inhibit a country’s economic prosperity. For Germany’s key partners, such as Kenya, these challenges risk dampening their prospects for attracting investment, leaving their growing youth population unemployed, trapped in informal jobs or under pressure to migrate to Europe, often irregularly, or to other regions in search of employment opportunities. While in Germany, business competitiveness continues to be structurally challenged by the ageing population, the green and digital transitions, and skills and labour shortages across various sectors, occupations and regions. 

A solution to the above can be found in skills partnerships  that can offer both Kenya and Germany the opportunity to organise mutually beneficial linkages between their labour markets, human capital, and migration governance. This cooperation could be facilitated in line with the Talent Partnerships launched by the EU in 2021.  

It is within this context that the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) launched the project “Incubating Skills Partnerships beneficial to Migrants, Countries of Origin and Destination” (Inspire), for the period of December 2021-November 2023. The initiative aims to contribute to the development of skills and employment opportunities in targeted digital and green industries of partner and EU countries through migration and mobility-based skills partnerships that benefit migrants, countries of origin and destination. To achieve this goal, the project will launch a dedicated platform for dialogue on skills partnerships designed to engage public-private actors from Europe and partner countries, raise awareness of available partnership instruments and harness the development potential of skills matching through migration and mobility.

The project is structured around three clusters of activities involving research, dialogue and partnership incubation. This case study is part of the research component.

 

Objectives and expected outcomes 

Building skills partnerships requires the careful matching of participating countries, the selection of appropriate sectors and willing private actors. Findings from the Inspire project’s preliminary study show a strong potential for a skills partnership between Kenya and Germany in one of the sectors where both countries face labour shortages, namely in the renewable energy, energy efficiency, waste management and ICT industries. 

The main objective of this case study is to analyse key stakeholders and identify the specific sectors within which a skills partnership scheme could be developed between Kenya and Germany. In particular,

  • The two target sectors proposed for the partnership scheme will be selected from the renewable energy, energy efficiency, waste management and ICT sectors.
  • The skills most sought in those sectors both by the Kenyan and German private sectors to unlock further investment and growth in Kenya; 
  • The stakeholder analysis will focus on government and private actors, educational and training institutions, social partners, civil society organisations, and other relevant institutions that should be consulted to design a development-oriented partnership programme involving mobility to Germany. 

The specific objectives of the assignment are to:

1. Identify German companies operating in the four sectors in Kenya and

  1. Assess their current and anticipated demands for green and digital skills as well as their workforce development approaches;
  2. Determine their interest in engaging in skills partnerships alongside competent Kenyan and German national authorities and other relevant actors.

2. Identify German companies in the four sectors interested in investing or expanding their operations in Kenya and

  1. Assess how they perceive the attractiveness of Kenya’s skills environment
  2. Determine their interest in engaging in skills partnerships alongside competent Kenyan and German national authorities and other relevant actors.

3. Identify leading Kenyan companies in the four sectors and

  1. Assess their current and anticipated demands for green and digital skills as well as their workforce development approaches;
  2. Determine their interest in engaging in skills partnerships alongside competent Kenyan and German national authorities and other relevant actors.

5. Identify and evaluate the following stakeholders’ potential interests and roles in the Inspire project’s dialogue on skills partnerships. This stakeholder map will provide the project with the relevant entry points to all stakeholders who should be consulted to develop skills partnership schemes.

  1. German business/industry associations and chambers of commerce active in Kenya
  2. Kenyan and German ministries, government agencies and institutions working in the areas of employment, training and education, migration and the target sectors
  3. Sector skills bodies/councils of both Kenya and Germany;
  4. Public, private or mixed education/training institutions in Kenya that teach/train in the target sectors at the identified skills level. The analysis should include these actors’ capacity to provide the identified skills demands.
  5. Relevant employers’ and employees’ associations from both Kenya and Germany;
  6. Kenyan diaspora association/networks in Germany; 
  7. Key civil society organisations working in Kenya and Germany in the field of employment, training and education, and migration. 

6. Map out Kenya’s policy and regulatory environment that enables/constrains a skills partnership involving German companies present and/or wishing to invest in Kenya.

7. Based on the findings, formulate a recommendation of the most suitable model(s) of skills partnership that Kenya and Germany could develop in the identified sectors.   

The main expected outcome from this case study is a stakeholder analysis report, which identifies the key stakeholders and their skills needs with a view to their possible engagement in developing a skills partnership between Kenya and Germany in the identified target sectors. The findings and recommendations from this case study will be used to guide the skills matching consultations, dialogue and design of the partnership scheme.  


Scope of tasks 

The scope of work of the Expert will encompass the following:

  • Participate in and contribute to the inception meeting with ICMPD to clarify the scope of the consultancy, the objectives, and the expected outcomes of the study. 
  • Participate in and contribute to the case study report follow-up discussions with ICMPD.
  • Drawing on his/her extensive experience in Kenya and Germany to examine relevant available secondary documentation in line with the six specific objectives of the assignment. The Expert is expected to be aware of gaps in existing knowledge and take into account ongoing and planned work within the theme by the national institutions of the studied countries, other international organisations or related donors. 
  • Map and analyse the stakeholders who should be consulted to develop a skills partnership programme, showing their interests, concerns and potential roles in the Inspire project
  • Schedule and lead interviews using tailored thematic questionnaires with the identified stakeholders. Findings from the interviews should be documented for further collation and analysis.
  • Draft the study report with the analysis of findings and recommendations.
  • Revise the report based on ICMPD input and feedback.

 

Deliverables (home-based)

The assignment deliverables shall include the following:

Deliverable

Deadline

Inception report

  • detailing the research methods, tools, the work plan and the layout/structure of the main case study report.

1 week after signing the contract

First draft report

  • results of desk review and interviews

No later than 3 weeks after signing the contract

Second draft report

  • key outcomes of the study with recommendations

 

No later than 6 weeks after signing the contract

Final draft of the study report

  • incorporating ICMPD comments and input
  • a stakeholder directory of interviewed and relevant non-interviewed stakeholders
  • key takeaways from meetings with and interviews of stakeholders

No later than 8 weeks after signing the contract

Maximum number of working days: 30

 

Reporting lines

On a weekly basis, the Expert will report to Ms Eden Alemayehu, who will be in charge of the overall supervision and who will provide input and comments on deliverables as needed.

 

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of 10 years of professional experience in research related to labour market survey/assessment, labour migration, and educational and training systems, preferably with recent experience in labour mobility and skills partnerships.
  •  Previous experience working in and a solid understanding of the literature on private sector engagement in skills development/mobility, preferably with recent experience in growth sectors, particularly in the digital and green industries.  
  • Kenya and Germany in-country specialist/technical expertise and direct exposure to and network within labour mobility fields in the focus countries. 
  • Fluency in English, written and spoken.

 

Material to be provided by ICMPD

  • Project information 
  • Regional stakeholder and skills mapping study 
  • Any other relevant documents, especially on the EU policy on Talent Partnerships

 
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:

  • timesheet(s), duly completed in line with instructions, dated and signed;
  •  counter-signed contract;
  •  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 sample of their related work to this announcement in the subject line of the email to inspire@icmpd.org by the close of business on 23 May 2022. 
 

Posting Date: 16/05/2022
Reference number: CfE0522/F350/Strategy Development Expert 
Deadline for Applications: 29/05/22
Duty Station: home based
Contract Duration: June 2022 – December 2022

Organisational overview
The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) is an international organisation that develops and promotes innovative, comprehensive and sustainable migration policies and solutions to key migration challenges. With 19 Member States and over 60 projects active throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America, ICMPD is a growing and strategic partner in the migration field. The organisation’s greatest assets are its 460+ staff members, who personify its values of commitment, 
integrity, partnership, respect, and innovation in migration actions and decisions.

Project background

In 2016 the African Union Commission (AUC) evaluated the 2006 Migration Policy Framework for Africa (MPFA). Among others, the evaluation produced three key findings/observations, and respective recommendations as follows: a) The bulk of migration in Africa (about two thirds) takes place within the region, and less than 22 percent of migrants from Africa emigrate outside of Africa. b) There is limited reliable and up-to-date migration data and analysis on Africa, which continues to hinder evidence based policy-making. c) In line with these findings, the evaluation recommended that there is need for the Continent to establish a continental facility that would conduct research and generate data on migration in order to facilitate evidence based migration policy formulation and programming.

Organisational overview

The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) is an international organisation that develops and promotes innovative, comprehensive and sustainable migration policies and solutions to key migration challenges. With 19 Member States and over 60 projects active throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America, ICMPD is a growing and strategic partner in the migration field. The organisation’s greatest assets are its 460+ staff members, who personify its values of commitment, integrity, partnership, respect, and innovation in migration actions and decisions.

Project background

In 2016 the African Union Commission (AUC) evaluated the 2006 Migration Policy Framework for Africa (MPFA). Among others, the evaluation produced three key findings/observations, and respective recommendations as follows:

a) The bulk of migration in Africa (about two thirds) takes place within the region, and less than 22 percent of migrants from Africa emigrate outside of Africa.

b) There is limited reliable and up-to-date migration data and analysis on Africa, which continues to hinder evidence based policy-making.

c) In line with these findings, the evaluation recommended that there is need for the Continent to establish a continental facility that would conduct research and generate data on migration in order to facilitate evidence based migration policy formulation and programming.

Following the evaluation, the AUC revised the 2006 MPFA, which included formulating a plan of action for its implementation: The Plan of Action (2018 – 2030) of the revised MPFA. The revised MPFA and its plan of action were adopted by the AU Assembly in January 2018. One of the priority activities in the MPFA Plan of Action (2018 – 2030) is the establishment of a continental migration observatory and research/study centre.

Given the magnitude of intra-Africa migration on the Continent, the dearth of information on the phenomenon, the appetite of Member States to manage migration (and the need for evidence[1]informed and evidence-based policy formulation and programming) and the scope of human trafficking and migrant smuggling, in 2006 the AU endorsed a decision to establish the African Centre for the Study and Research on Migration (the Centre) in Mali (Executive Council decision Doc. EX.CL/290 (IX) ADD.2).

In January 2018, the Executive Council reaffirmed this decision through Executive Council Decision EX.CL/987(XXXII), and urged the Commission to expedite the establishment of the Centre by submitting to the relevant AU entities the administrative, financial and legal implications of establishing the Centre. The 33rd Ordinary Session of the AU of February 2020 adopted the statute establishing the African Centre for the Study and Research on Migration as a Specialized Technical Office of the Commission (Assembly/AU/Dec.758 (XXXIII)).

Purpose of the Mali Centre: to improve the overall migration governance regime in Africa

Objectives of the Mali Centre:

  • Advance the knowledge base of the African Continent on migration and mobility issues;
  • Contribute to evidence-based interventions on migration in Africa

Functions and Activities of the Centre: Working collaboratively with the African Migration Observatory, the Continental Operational Centre for Combating Irregular Migration and other migration research and capacity building institutions in Africa and beyond, the Centre shall have the following core functions:

  • Interpret migration data and compile periodic reports on migration trends and patterns in Africa and between Africa and other regions;
  • Undertake empirical, applied research on all aspects of migration and mobility and facilitate actionable migration policy formulation and implementation for Member States and RECs;
  • Prepare and disseminate a journal and periodic reports the state of migration and migration governance in Africa;
  • Prepare position papers on migration and mobility for the African Union;
  • Promote policies that foster the development impact of migration and address its negative impacts on the Continent;
  • Monitor and evaluate the implementation of migration policies on the Continent;
  • Establish a platform for sharing and disseminating information on migration;
  • Provide technical assistance, training and capacity building on migration and mobility to the AU Commission, AU organs, Member States and RECs;
  • Provide a platform for experts and the political, diplomatic and academic communities to debate migration and mobility issues on the Continent;
  • Serve as an interface between Members States, RECs, African/African Diaspora think tanks and civil society organizations on the migration debate;

On 19 March 2021, the AU Commission inaugurated the Centre, paving the way for its operationalization. The first step towards operationalizing the Centre is the development of a five[1]year strategic plan. As prerequisite for such a plan, a mapping exercise consisting of five components is being conducted over a period of five months (February – June 2022) as follows:

Component 1: Compilation of an annotated bibliography of research on migration in Africa based on the AU MPFA thematic areas.

Component 2: Mapping of migration research institutions in Africa.

Component 3: Mapping of African journals on migration.

Component 4: Updating the 2018 AUC «Assessment of the Capacity Building Needs of AU Member States and Regional Economic Communities on Managing Migration».

Component 5: Validating of the «Mapping Issues for Formulating a Strategic Plan for the African Centre for the Study and Research on Migration» report.

Following the validation of the mapping exercise in June 2022, the AUC, with support from the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), will formulate the «Five-year Strategic Plan of the African Centre for the Study and Research on Migration» (the 5-year strategic plan). Pursuant to this activity, the ICMPD and the AUC plan to engage an expert, consulting firm or consortium of consultants to formulate the five-year strategic plan of the African Centre for the Study and Research on Migration, and hereby call for expressions of interest from qualified service providers as detailed below.

Objective of assignment

The assignment calls for an expert, consulting firm or consortium of consultants, to formulate the «Five-year Strategic Plan of the African Centre for the Study and Research on Migration», building on the results of the abovementioned mapping.

Scope of work and tasks

The formulation of the Five-year Strategic plan will have two phases with the respective tasks:

  1. Component 6: Formulating the «Five-year Strategic Plan of the African Centre for the Study and Research on Migration».

Following the validation of the mapping exercise report, the Mali Centre will embark on formulating its five-year strategic plan. Based on the thematic and focus areas identified in the mapping report (which constitutes a situation analysis), a five-year strategic plan shall be drafted. The expert(s) is(are) expected to work in close coordination with, and under the overall guidance of the Strategy Development Team (SDT)1 , leveraging on the expertise of the respective members of the SDT. Tasks within this phase include:

i) Identification of relevant stakeholders that would inform the elaboration and formulation of the strategic plan.

ii) Elaboration of the strategic intervention areas, informed by the abovementioned mapping, that the Centre will prioritize over the 5-year period in line with its mandated areas, which are research, capacity building/training and establishing a journal on migration and mobility in Africa.

iii) Establish the key result areas for the strategic intervention areas identified in (ii), the indicative resource requirements for the respective result areas, and the potential financing arrangements, including financing projections and the anticipated financing gap.

iv) Identify, the critical success factors for implementing the planned activities through an analysis of the Centre’s strengths, opportunities, threats and opportunities (SWOT 1 The Strategy Development Team (SDT) will be overseeing the work on this project, including the work delivered by the expert(s). The SDT will be composed of expert staff from ICMPD as well as the Senior Migration Advisor to the AU Commission, and will ensure alignment and comprehensiveness of the strategy. 4 analysis); and in order that the Centre ensures the attainment of (a) regular information flow, (b) regular feedback on implementation, (c) decision making, (d) value for money and (e) impact assessments, the strategic plan will include a framework for monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) and reporting.

2. Component 7: Validating the «Five-year Strategic Plan of the African Centre for the Study and Research on Migration».

On its completion, the draft five-year strategic plan of the African Centre for the Study and Research on Migration will be subject to validation by stakeholders in a 2-day workshop. Stakeholders participating in the workshop will include AU Member States, RECs, regional CSO umbrella bodies, African academic institutions conducting research and training on migration, and the AU Commission (the AU Coordinating Committee on Migration). Tasks within this component will include:

i) Support the organization of the workshop, including identification of relevant stakeholders to participate

ii) Prepare documentation and presentation of the strategy for the workshop

iii) Draft the report on the stakeholder workshop

iv) Integrate any final feedback provided to the strategy document, as needed, to finalise the Five-year Strategic Plan Deliverables

The Strategy Development Expert is expected to provide the following deliverables per component:

Phase 1: Timeframe: June – October 2022

  • A draft «Five-year Strategic Plan of the African Centre for the Study and Research on Migration».

Phase 2: Timeframe: October – November 2022 o

  • Methodology and agenda/programme for the stakeholder validation workshop for the «Five-year Strategic Plan of the African Centre for the Study and Research on Migration».
  • Report of the stakeholder validation workshop for the «Five-year Strategic Plan of the African Centre for the Study and Research on Migration».
  • Final «Five-year Strategic Plan of the African Centre for the Study and Research on Migration».

The documents shall be submitted to ICMPD for review and validation, in editable MS Word format in English. The deliverables for phase 1 shall be submitted by 31 October 2022, and by 30 November 2022 for phase 2. The final deliverables must be submitted no later than 31 December 2022.

Reporting lines

The Expert will work under the supervision of the Director of the African Centre for the Study and Research on Migration, in close coordination with the Senior Technical Adviser – Migration Governance & Liaison in the Department of Health, Humanitarian Affairs & Social Development, and the Strategy Development Team. For ICMPD, s/he shall address ICMPD’s Senior Coordinator and Project Manager, Support to the Africa-EU Migration and Mobility Dialogue (MMD).

Qualifications and Experience

Interested experts, consulting firms, or consortia of consultants must provide information demonstrating the required qualifications and proven experience and track-record in conducting 5 assignments of a similar magnitude. Bids must provide the qualifications and experience of individual experts proposed for the assignment.

  • Academic qualifications:
    • Minimum of a Master’s degree in the field of social sciences, organizational development, international relations, migration or related fields
  • Technical experience/competencies:
    • Minimum work experience of 10 to 12 years working in the area of organizational development in Africa;
    • Demonstrable technical experience in the areas of organizational development, strategic planning, training and capacity building;
    • Experience in managing large organizations, establishing organizations and/or implementing turnaround strategies for large organizations; o Significant experience developing MEL frameworks to ensure implementation, monitoring, and assessment of strategic frameworks and plans;
    • In-depth knowledge of contemporary migration issues in Africa; o Strong oral presentation, interpersonal and networking skills.
  • Other skills/competencies: o Experience on similar assignments in Africa;
    • Experience and ability to interact with senior government officials, the AUC, inter[1]governmental organizations and representatives of multilateral and bilateral agencies in Africa;
    • Experience and ability to navigate political processes in highly sensitive settings;
    • Excellent drafting/writing and analytical skills;
    • Strong interpersonal, networking and presentation skills; o Previous experience working with the AUC, other inter-governmental organizations; the UN and other multi-lateral organizations would be an added advantage.
  • Language skills:
    • Fluency in English and French, and good command of other AU official languages is an asset.

Background information/documentation to be provided by ICMPD upon signature of contract

  • Mapping validated under component 5
  • Concept note of the Establishment of the African Centre for the Study and Research on Migration
  • Strategy Development Team: Composition and Scope of Work

Administrative Information

  • Travel

The assignment is home-based, with the possibility of travel in accordance with COVID-19 travel restrictions and protocols in countries of 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 Sara.Landstroem@icmpd.org, and address it to Ms. Sara Landstroem.

ICMPD may check references for first time recruitments.

Interested Experts/ Consulting Firms / consortiums are required to submit the following:

1. Technical Proposal

a) The consulting firm’s / consortium’s capability statement;

c) The consulting firm’s / consortium’s understanding of the assignment and proposed methodology;

d) Curriculum Vitae of ALL experts proposed for the assignment.

  • The technical proposal shall not exceed 10 pages (excluding CVs).
  • CVs shall not exceed 5 pages per CV, and must clearly show the tasks that the proposed experts will undertake, and the number of days.

Written Samples

In addition to the technical proposal, experts, consulting firms or leads of consortia of consultants should provide two (2) written samples of reports undertaken for similar assignments.

 Financial Proposal

A financial proposal detailing all costs, including travel as envisaged. 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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