Current Calls for Experts

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 International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) is implementing the project Children on the Move – Improving Child Protection at Pakistan’s Land Border Crossing Points (ICP-PAK). The project is funded by the UNICEF and Kingdom of Netherlands with a duration of 24 months and started its inception phase in March 2024.  

The overall objective of the project is to increase awareness and capacity in the area of child protection at the land border crossing points (BCPs) between Pakistan and Afghanistan (Torkham and Chaman) with the view to improve the safety and rights of children at the move.  The project seeks to achieve this via area 1, area 2, area 3 etc. 


Objective 


The STE will be involved in the implementation of selected project activities to provide capacity development, advisory and technical support to the project’s beneficiary agencies in Pakistan. The STE will provide in-depth expertise on child protection matters, contributing to enhanced child protection in relation to border control via strengthened intra-agency and inter-agency cooperation, as well as  operational capacity of border authorities and child protection stakeholders at Torkham and Chaman land BCPs. . 

The STE will play a leading role in the development and implementation of a trend and gap assessment at the two target land BCPs, including the development of recommendations to guide future project implementation. The STE will support the design and delivery of targeted, skill-based training to border authorities working operationally at the land BCPs, with an objective at improving child protection and safeguarding practices within the BCPs. The STE will contribute to developing, via consultation, a technical package for border authorities to sustainably improve child protection procedures and tools at the BCPs, as well as guide the establishment of cooperative networks, processes and guidelines to enhance working relationships between border authorities and provincial child protection actors. 

Throughout the assignment, the STE will be requested to contribute expert opinions and advice to guide all elements of project implementation, from activity design and methodology, through to communications, monitoring and evaluation. The STE will also support the project with the building and maintaining of working relationships with relevant stakeholder groups. 

The STE will work in close cooperation with the Project Implementation Team (PIT) in Islamabad and Vienna (HQ) and a multi-disciplinary expert team to contribute to the implementation of the nine deliverables of the project. A key element of the STE’s role will be to work with thematic border management and security experts to identify effective approaches to integrate internationally and nationally recognised child protection standards, references and practices into a border management and security context. 
 

Qualifications and Experience

General 
  • At least 10 years of relevant professional experience in child protection  
  • University degree or equivalent relevant professional experience/training
  • In depth knowledge and experience of implementation of child protection measures, experience from migration will be considered an asset. 
  • Excellent analytical and reporting skills Ability to work effectively in a politically sensitive environment and exercise discretion, impartiality, diplomacy and neutrality
  • Ability and flexibility to work in a team of peers, as well as to lead them
  • Excellent presentation and representational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work in high-risk countries under security pressure
  • Excellent facilitation and professional training skills
  • Excellent language and communication skills (English, Urdu)
  • Knowledge of additional national languages would be an asset
Specific
  • In-depth knowledge of Pakistan’s social protection legislation, standards, policies and practices, in particular in the area of child protection and knowledge about the authorities and organisations active the field;
  • In-depth understanding of the current trends of cross-border mobility of children along the Afghan-Pakistan border, including the gender dimension and different forms of vulnerabilities faced by children in a migratory situation (i. e. trafficking, labor exploitation, kidnapping, smuggling, forced marriage);
  • Prior experience in designing, delivering and evaluating training programmes in the child protection domain. 
  • Significant practical experience and knowledge of working with diverse national stakeholder groups, including with governmental partners on the development of networks, working groups, common standards and procedures, advocacy and technical capacity development on child protection. 
  • Sound knowledge of the international standards, regulations and policies in the field of child protection;
  • Knowledge of the good practices for law enforcement agencies;
  • Background information/documentation to be provided by ICMPD
  • IBM Gaps and Needs Assessment reports 
  • Project Work Plan and situation analysis
  • ICMPD rules and regulations relevant to the work of the short-term expert
  • 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. The successful applicant will be provided with an offer of renumeration for the delivery.


Application Process


Interested experts should send their CV and short cover letter with a reference to this announcement in the subject line of the email to YasminAkhter.Chaudhary@icmpd.org, and address it to Mr. Erik Reho (Project Manager)

There is no deadline for submitting applications but ICMPD prioritises to fill the position as soon as possible and will continuously evaluate candidates.

ICMPD may check references for first time recruitments. 

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.

Please find the full Terms of Reference HERE. 

For the diagnosis of electrical circuits of 9m patrol vessels in the MNG fleet.

Posting date: 15/04/2024 (call open until end of project: August 2025).

Type of post: Homebased, with possible virtual and/or physical short-term assignments.

Project Background 

ICMPD oversees and implements projects in the field of migration in a range of areas including capacity development, research, dialogue, and procurement. The Border Management Programme for the Maghreb region (BMP Maghreb), implemented by ICMPD, is a regional programme planned in North Africa within the framework of the European Union Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF). 

There are two components within this programme: the Moroccan component and Tunisian component - the latter is implemented with the Italian Ministry of Interior as co-delegate. The main objective of the programme for the Tunisian component, the focus of this call, is to support the strengthening of Tunisian Maritime National Guard (MNG) capacities in surveying, patrolling, and securing the national waters along the whole coastline. The MNG is part of the Directorate General of the Border Guard (DGGF) of the National Guard. It carries out the functions of control and surveillance of the National maritime area including all coastal area. 

The project is supporting notably the purchase and implementation of an overall integrated maritime surveillance system composed of surveillance radar, private LTE communication and transmission network, and relevant coastal surveillance system. 

Tasks – Tunisia Component

The selected expert will be responsible during each phase for the following tasks:

1. Phase 1: Conduct an on-site diagnosis of the electrical circuits on the vessels, propose appropriate solution for each vessel, estimate the work needed and provide assistance in preparing the tender dossier.

a. On-site diagnosis of MNG vessels' electrical circuits:

  • Inspection and testing of existing electrical installation / wiring to identify any damage or anomalies.
  • Detailed Analysis of the energy balance of each boat, including the electrical installation, electricity consumption, energy sources, storage (batteries), charging systems lighting, navigation equipment, and communication systems.
  • Identification of problems and potential risks associated with electrical circuits and installed equipment.

b. Proposal of suitable solution(s):

  • Development of the professional diagnostic reports presenting the current state and to address the issues identified on each vessel during the on-site diagnosis.
  • Optimization of the energy balance by suggesting appropriate starting and working batteries capacity calculated based on the existing electrical consumers + 25% reserve for potential new equipment that will be added later.
  • Proposal for installation of a suitable charger, which, in addition to the installed alternator, will also enable the charging of batteries when moored in port from the 230V AC electrical network.
  • Meetings with ICMPD Project implementation team and Presentation of options for renovating, upgrading, repairing, or replacing faulty or outdated parts of electrical system on the vessels.

c. Sealing Evaluation:

  • Inspection of hulls, joints, and sealing systems.
  • Identification of water infiltration points and risk areas.
  • Assessment of the overall condition of sealing and potential risks to safety and integrity of the boats. 

d. Determination of required works:

  • Preparation of a comprehensive list of necessary tasks, including repairs, modifications, and installations for each vessel.
  • Drafting a detailed specification for necessary repair and improvement works, including technical specifications, standards to comply with, and recommendations for materials and equipment to be used.

e. Providing assistance in preparing the tender dossier for the execution of the renovation works.

  • Assistance to the contracting authority in preparing the technical requirements for the tender dossier for the renovation works. 
  • Assistance to the contracting authority in developing the evaluation criteria for assessing potential bidders.
  • Assistance to the contracting authority to prepare answers for clarification requests received from potential bidders.

2. Phase 2: On-site technical support during the Final acceptance procedure:

a. Technical support to Final Acceptance:

  • Conducting thorough inspections (sealing and electricity) of the performed works based on the check list developed for each vessel.
  • Verifying that the applied solutions effectively address all the identified issues.
  • Ensuring that the renovated electrical circuits and the sealing works meet the technical requirements, standards, and safety regulations.
  • Providing technical assistance for the final acceptance with ICMPD and the beneficiary.

Deliverables 

The expert will be responsible for:

  • providing Diagnosis report and Check list for the acceptance for each vessel / unit (31).
  • Detailed list of necessary repairs with a cost estimate.
  • Technical specifications for carrying out the repairs.
     

Diagnostic Report for each boat must include the: 

  • Analysis of the existing electrical circuits on the vessel.
  • Analysis of the existing sealing situation on the vessel.
  • The proposed solution(s) needed to address the identified issues. 

Reports must be clear, concise, and easy to understand. They will serve as an essential ground to develop the technical specifications in the process of tendering the company which will implement the renovation works. 
Deadline for submission of the diagnostic reports for all vessels: 1 month after signature of the contract.
 

Check list for acceptance for each boat must include the: 

  • All works and supplies based on the selected technical offer to be checked and confirmed on-site.
  • Identification of deficiencies, their classification (critical, medium, less important) and proposing suggestions (time and solution) for eliminating identified deficiencies.

Deadline for submission of the Check lists for acceptance for all vessels: 1 month after the selection of the tenderer which will execute the works.

The above Reports and Check lists must be sent to the BMP Maghreb Project Manager. Approval of these reports is the responsibility of Project Manager.

Required Qualifications and Experience

General requirements:

  • The expert must be a citizen of the Republic of Tunisia with permanent residence in the territory of the Republic of Tunisia.
  • The beneficiary reserves the right to proceed with necessary security checks and the selected expert will have to obtain security clearance according to the procedure of the Ministry of Interior of Republic of Tunisia if required.
  • Language skills: Proficiency in (verbal/written) in French. Arabic and English will be considered as an asset.

Technical expertise:

  • Certified experience in a field directly related to this project, specifically within areas such as naval electrical systems.
  • In-depth knowledge in naval electrical domain with an emphasis on the electrical installations on small patrol vessels.
  • Experience in diagnosing and repairing sealing systems in the maritime sector.
  • Knowledge of current maritime standards and regulations, particularly in terms of electrical safety, environmental protection, and energy management.
  • Previous experience with similar MNG, Navy etc. vessels will be considered as an asset.

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, if applicable, is arranged and paid by the project;
  • All experts and professionals are supported by the BMPM team throughout the different stages of assignment and deployment.

Application Process:
Interested experts should send their CV with a reference to this announcement in the subject line of the email to tarak.maherzi@icmpd.org, and address it to Mr. Tarak Maherzi.

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 and beneficiary. The invitation to an interview does not establish any right to future employment.

Posting Date:                                                  30/04/2024
Reference number:                                       CfE 0220/F493/Short Term Expert
Deadline for Applications:                           N/A
Duty Station:                                                   Ankara, Türkiye & Remote based; (including travels to Türkiye’s Eastern and South Eastern provinces when necessary)
Contract Duration:                                         Depending on the assignments to be proposed

 

Organisational Overview

The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) is an international organisation tasked with promoting innovative, comprehensive, and sustainable migration policies. With 20 Member States and over 80 projects active throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America; ICMPD is a growing international organization with a broadening presence in its field. The organisation’s greatest assets are its 490+ staff members, who personify its values of commitment, integrity, partnership, respect, and innovation in actions and decisions.

Project Background

The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) has currently been implementing the Project for “Supporting Türkiye’s Efforts to Strengthen Border Management at the Eastern and South Eastern Land Borders (SAFE)”. The SAFE Project is funded by the European Commission and its implementation period is 60 months (between January 2024 and December 2028). The Main Beneficiary of the Project is Directorate General of Border Management (DGBM) under the Presidency of Migration Management (PMM) of the Ministry of the Interior (MoI) in Türkiye.

The overall objective of the Project is to enhance Türkiye’s ongoing efforts in strengthening migration and border management capacity in line with the guidelines under Chapter 24 and the specific objective is to enhance Türkiye’s capability to address irregular migration by advancing the technological and institutional capacity and operational expertise concerning the surveillance of Türkiye’s eastern and south-eastern land borders, while supporting the project beneficiaries’ adherence to international human rights standards.

The action covers the procurement and installation of three large scale sets of equipment, namely a border lighting system, stationary surveillance system including communication and surveillance masts and mobile electro-optical cameras. The equipment to be procured will be utilised on Türkiye’s eastern and south eastern land borders, complementing similar efforts realised earlier through IPA funds and national resources. It is expected that the action will result in strengthened security at the Turkish land borders, reduction in the number of casualties among migrants at the land border zones, reduction in any form of smuggling through the land borders and lead to a modernised border management system that promotes effective border surveillance, secure borders and safe and orderly migration. 

Main Outputs of the Project:

The Action will deliver the following main outputs:

  1. Procurement and installation of border lighting systems consisting of a set of road lanterns or other similar solutions at Türkiye’s eastern and south eastern land borders,
  2. Procurement and installation of stationary surveillance system including communication and surveillance masts and other compatible and complementary monitoring technology including energy supply lines at Türkiye’s eastern and south eastern land borders,
  3. Procurement and delivery of mobile electro-optical cameras at Türkiye’s eastern and south eastern land borders,
  4. Provision of capacity building and technical assistance the beneficiary institutions regarding (a) the operation and maintenance of the procured equipment and infrastructure, as well as (b) human rights based and protection-sensitive border surveillance.
Expertise

To establish a pool of experts, ICMPD is seeking Short Term Experts, in line with the following profiles, qualifications and experience, who will provide support for project implementation.

Experts Profiles:

Short Term Expert-1: Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Expert

Qualifications and experience:

  • Advanced degree in a relevant field (IT, communications);
  • Experience working in/for an entity/ organisation, private or public (such as a public security agency, a private telecommunications company, etc.), in a relevant field;
  • At least eight (8) years of experience in relation to the implementation of modern communication and transmission technologies and solutions for public safety networks, mobile network technologies, or mobile radio solutions, including being involved in the study/design or implementation of related projects; Demonstrated experience on design/supply and implementation of relevant projects on the supply of wireless data transmission equipment, electro-optical surveillance systems or related ICT technologies;
  • Previous experience in conducting feasibility studies, drafting tender documents, including technical specifications for complex communication networks is a strong advantage.
  • Extensive knowledge of border management situation in Türkiye is an advantage;
  • Previous experience in international projects (including in support to assessment, design, public/international tendering processes, as well as to the set-up and implementation of solutions) in this field is an advantage;
  • Strong experience in working with law enforcement bodies or national border-related authorities will be an asset;
  • Strong English proficiency is a requirement, with proficiency in Turkish considered a valuable asset.

Short Term Expert-2: Electrical Engineer/Technician

Qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field;
  • At least eight (8) years of experience in designing, installing, supervising and monitoring the installation of complex electrical/lighting systems, including supply/transmission lines.
  • Experience in drafting tender documents (technical specifications, market research, ground survey etc.) for supply and installation of electrical supply/transmission lines is a strong advantage.
  • Extensive knowledge of border management situation in Türkiye is an advantage;
  • Previous experience in international projects (including in support to assessment, design, public/international tendering processes, as well as to the set-up and implementation of solutions) in this field is an advantage;
  • Strong experience in working with law enforcement agencies or national border-related authorities will be an asset;
  • Strong English proficiency is a requirement, with proficiency in Turkish considered an asset.

Short Term Expert-3: Survey/Topographical Expert

Qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the field of Survey/ Topographical Engineering;
  • Demonstrated experience in Geographic Information Systems (GIS);
  • Demonstrated experience in working on different data types and map projections, geospatial workflows and solutions;
  • Extensive knowledge of border management situation in Türkiye is an advantage;
  • Previous experience in international projects (including in support to assessment, design, public/international tendering processes, as well as to the set-up and implementation of solutions) in this field is an advantage;
  • Strong experience in working with law enforcement agencies or national border-related authorities will be an asset;
  • Strong English proficiency is a requirement, with proficiency in Turkish considered an asset.

Short Term Expert-4: Construction/Civil Engineer

Qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or a related field;
  • Good understanding of relevant regulations, land use policies, and environmental considerations regarding Türkiye’s context.
  • Previous experience in construction projects, offering support across assessment, design, and public/international tendering processes, as well as experience in project management.
  • Strong experience collaborating with law enforcement agencies or national border-related authorities, facilitating effective communication, and understanding of specific project requirements and regulatory compliance.
  • Previous experience in the design and management of road infrastructure projects.
  • Familiarity with construction management software, such as AutoCAD, Revit, or similar tools, to facilitate design, drafting, and project documentation.
  • Strong English proficiency is a requirement, with proficiency in Turkish considered an asset.

Short Term Expert-5: Consulting Engineer

Qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related field, providing a strong foundation in engineering principles and project management.
  • Proven experience in providing consultancy on the procurement and installation-focused projects.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in project management, including planning, budgeting, scheduling, and resource allocation, to ensure timely and cost-effective delivery of infrastructure/installation projects.
  • Expertise in assessing technical requirements, conducting site surveys, and coordinating with suppliers, contractors, and government agencies to ensure project specifications are met.
  • Strong understanding of border security requirements and regulations, including knowledge of relevant legislation, policies, and security standards.
  • Effective communication and negotiation skills, essential for liaising with stakeholders, government officials, suppliers, and contractors to facilitate project implementation.
  • Proven ability to manage multidisciplinary project teams and subcontractors, ensuring coordination and collaboration across various stakeholders.
  • Commitment to quality assurance and compliance with industry standards, ensuring the reliability, safety, and effectiveness of installed infrastructure.
  • Previous experience in consulting engineering roles, particularly in the field of border security infrastructure projects, is highly desirable.
  • Strong English and Turkish proficiency is a requirement.

Short Term Expert-6:  Field Coordination Expert

Qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Military Science, International Relations, Political Science, or a related field, providing a solid foundation in strategic analysis and defense studies.
  • Demonstrated expertise in stakeholder management, showcasing hands-on experience with various tender processes regarding the procurement of border surveillance systems or related equipment for Türkiye's eastern and/or south-eastern borders.
  • Proven track record of working on solutions to support border surveillance activities and strategic planning.
  • Extensive knowledge of the border management situation in Türkiye, including understanding of geopolitical dynamics, security challenges, and defense policies.
  • Previous involvement in international military projects, providing support across assessment, design, and implementation processes, enhancing familiarity with diverse operational environments and cultural contexts.
  • Strong experience collaborating with law enforcement agencies, military organizations, or national border-related authorities, facilitating effective communication and coordination of security initiatives.
  • Strong English and Turkish proficiency is a requirement.

Short Term Expert-7:  Border Management Expert

Qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or a related field, providing a solid technical foundation and understanding of border surveillance systems.
  • At least eight (8) years of experience in designing, installing, supervision/monitoring of the installation process of complex border surveillance systems, including construction works, cameras, radars and different sensors, as well as communication equipment’s.
  • Demonstrated expertise in conducting technical assessments and feasibility studies for surveillance system installations, drafting tender documents (technical specifications, market research, ground survey etc.), participating in tender processes, procurement and delivery of border surveillance systems, including communication equipment.
  • Extensive knowledge of the border management situation in Türkiye is an advantage
  • Previous involvement in international border management projects, providing support across assessment, design, and implementation phases, with experience in tendering processes is an asset
  • Strong English proficiency is a requirement, with proficiency in Turkish considered an asset.
Compesation and support

Experts will be granted a fixed expert fee and, a daily subsistence allowance, if indicated by the relevant contract, according to the project’s rules;

International travel, if applicable, will be arranged and paid by the project;

All experts will be supported by the Project Implementation Team throughout the different stages of assignment.

Application Process

Interested experts are expected to send their up-to-date CV and a letter describing clearly how their experience meets the desired requirements, with a reference to this announcement in the subject line of the email to safeproject@icmpd.org

Interested experts should also register in the Expert Roster at the ICMPD website.

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

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

 

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. 

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 video-conference.

The assignme​​​​​​​nt 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.

Organisational Overview:
The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) is an international organisation with 20 Member States and more than 487 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, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, the Mediterranean, Silk Routes, Western Balkans and Türkiye. Its approach to migration management – structurally linking policy & research, migration dialogues and capacity building – contributes to better migration policy development worldwide. Founded in 1993, ICMPD holds UN observer status and cooperates with more than 715 partners, including EU institutions and UN agencies.

Project Overview:
The overall objective of the Strengthening Capability for Integrated Border Management in Lebanon (IBM Lebanon Phase III project) is to seek to leverage the sustained commitment, and past investment in Lebanon, through ICMPD’s expertise and thereby achieve the following objectives:

  • To enhance border governance. This objective seeks to support Lebanese commitment to the implementation of the National IBM Strategy and work towards inter-agency cooperation with the aim of enhancing overall border governance, which will enhance sovereignty, facilitate trade, improve security, and strengthen the rule of law.
  • To reinforce correct approach and IBM coordination, contributing to enhanced border security and trade facilitation. This objective seeks to sustainably strengthen the capacities of the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), General Security (GS), Lebanese Customs Authority (LCA), Internal Security Forces (ISF) and Lebanese Civil Defence (LCD) in carrying out their respective mandates at an operational level, through training coaching and mentoring.
  • To contribute to the security and stability of border communities. Within the Objectives, the EUIBMLBN3 supports the LCA and the Private sector in their effort to implement standardised trade facilitation procedures and processes with the view to enhance economic growth and increase the chances of the population finding working opportunities in Lebanon.

Deliverables
The expected deliverables to the above-mentioned tasks are:

Deliverable 1: Supporting the project team on the substance, content, and formulation in undertaking project activities, including training workshops, knowledge-exchange activities, and strategy formulation, among others, with the Customs Administration.

Deliverable 2: Providing advice on the planning of implementation of customs, trade facilitation and border management outputs in the assigned project. Participate in the formulation and revision of the project work plan with the Customs Administration.

Deliverable 3: Facilitating and advising on ICMPD’s liaison and communication with the Customs Administration, respective ministries and professional organisations representing the reliable private sector. This includes direct contact with officials for the purpose of fostering cooperation and paving the way for a smooth implementation of project activities.

Tentative work plan
Tasks
Activity 1:
Project outputs planned and delivered in a timely and qualitative manner according to the project work plan with a special focus on the Lebanese Customs Administration and reliable private sector.

Activity 2: Networks with stakeholders developed and cultivated with a special focus on the Lebanese Customs Administration, respective ministries and professional organisations representing the reliable private sector.

Activity 3: Developments in the thematic area of work monitored, interpreted, and translated into analysis and outputs; Project results assessed and shared for advancing innovation and knowledge within ICMPD, as 60 days well as to project partners, beneficiaries, and other stakeholders with special focus on Lebanese Customs Administration and private sector involved in the movement of goods through the border.

What: Activities 1 – 3, as described above
When: 01/01/2024 – 28/05/2024
Number of working days: 60 days

Reporting lines
On a regular basis, in terms of content issues, the Expert works under the overall supervision of the Project Specialist - Customs.

In terms of administrative issues, the Expert works under the overall supervision of the Project Manager, IBM Lebanon Phase III.

Qualifications and Experience
Qualifications and skills

  • University degree or equivalent, professional experience in Customs and Trade Facilitation,
  • very good communication skills,
  • ability to work independently and un-supervised,
  • fluency in English,
  • general professional experience,
  • working experiences in border management, law enforcement or similar agencies,
  • working in multi-disciplinary project teams,
  • working in sensitive ethnic, political, and confessional environments,
  • specific professional experience,
  • proven working experience with the Lebanese Security Agencies,
  • at least 15 years of appropriate professional experience with Customs in Lebanon,
  • experience in security policy analysis and development is a requirement.

Material to be provided by ICMPD
All available materials produced during the project implementation to date, including all BMS-related documents, briefing reports, needs analysis reports and stakeholder documents.

Administrative Information
Travel Information (if applicable)

The Expert shall receive from ICMPD a travel itinerary for the foreseen activities abroad. Travel by the most direct route available, by the most cost-effective mode of transportation shall be authorised. No additional private destinations or stopovers shall be allowed. Tickets for air travel will be provided by ICMPD for the most direct route and lowest available fare in economy class. For pre-authorized travel by train, the traveller will purchase regular first class or equivalent standard and will be reimbursed upon submission of the tickets and proof of purchase. Travel in first class is authorised except for high- speed trains such as TGV, Thalys or Eurostar, where second-class tickets should be booked. If exceptional circumstances require a traveller to travel by car, the travel costs will be reimbursed with the amount equivalent to the costs of the corresponding first-class railway ticket. Where a railway connection is not available, the reimbursement will be calculated on the basis of a kilometre allowance applied by the European Commission. The rate covers all vehicle travel costs, including toll fees, parking, and fuel costs. When using a private car, ICMPD cannot assume liability for any third-party claim, damage to the car, or loss or theft of personal belongings left in the car.

The Expert shall be entitled to receive a daily subsistence allowance (DSA) from ICMPD for authorised missions. The DSA shall be deemed to cover the costs of accommodation, breakfast and meals, transportation to/from airports, in-town transportation (such as train, bus, tram, metro, taxi) at the place of destination, gratuities, and other incidental costs. A full DSA is applicable for each night spent at the place of destination. In the case where accommodation and/or meals are provided free of charge by ICMPD, a government or a related institution, the amount of daily subsistence allowance will be reduced proportionately. Upon request, ICMPD will provide to the traveller an advance of funds for official travel in the amount of up to 50% of the applicable DSA for missions longer than four (4) days.

Payment Information
For mission-related payments, the Expert shall send the following documentation by email not later than two (2) weeks following the respective activity.

  • statement of mission expenses with all relevant documents, boarding passes, ticket stubs and receipts attached;
  • a completed, dated, and signed travel report.
  • For payment of the fees for the assignment, the Expert needs to submit - on the templates provided by ICMPD 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.

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. The Payment Claim and Travel Claim will be processed together in a single payment. The expert is therefore requested to submit all documentation together to: Ms. Hala Kambris Hala.kambris@icmpd.org or Ms. Batoul Fakih Batoul.fakih@icmpd.org. 

Posting Date:                                                  02/03/2023

Reference number:                                       F431/International Expert

Deadline for Applications:                          N/A

Duty Station:                                                   Home-based (when necessary with missions in Türkiye)

Contract Duration:                                         Depending on the assignments to be proposed

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 60 projects active throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America; ICMPD is a growing international organization with a broadening presence in its field. The organisation’s greatest assets are its 450+ staff members, who personify its values of commitment, integrity, partnership, respect, and innovation in actions and decisions.

Project Background

The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) has currently been implementing an EU-funded Technical Assistance Project for “Supporting the Institutional Capacity of the National Coordination and Joint Risk Analysis Centre (NACORAC)”. The project’s implementation period is 24 months (between May 2022 and April 2024) and the main beneficiary is the NACORAC Department under the Directorate General of Provincial Administration (DGPA) of the Ministry of the Interior (MoI) in Türkiye.

The overall objective of the Project is to support progress on alignment with EU acquis and improve Türkiye’s institutional capacity on integrated border management (IBM) as regards Chapter 24 (Justice, Freedom and Security) and the specific objective is to improve inter-service cooperation on IBM through support to the institutional capacity and the operationalisation of NACORAC in line with EU standards.

NACORAC currently acts under the MoI’s DGPA as a national risk analysis centre, which is tasked with receiving border management related data from all relevant national stakeholders in Türkiye and with producing and sharing border management risk analysis outputs with all relevant national stakeholders. The Project basically aims to strengthen the institutional capacities of NACORAC and its inter-operability with relevant public institutions.

Main Project Activities:

The following actions are envisaged under the Project:

  • Development of a road map to guide and support the operability of NACORAC on the basis of a comprehensive gaps and needs analysis
  • Establishment of a baseline for inter-agency coordination and cooperation; awareness raising among relevant public institutions on NACORAC and promoting technical level dialogue and consultations with relevant institutions in order to put in place the necessary conditions for operability of NACORAC
  • Establishment of an overall framework for NACORAC to establish partnerships with inter-governmental stakeholders and international partners in order to promote intra-agency and inter-agency cooperation
  • Strengthening the knowledge and experience of staff assigned to NACORAC through various capacity building activities 
  • Establishment of a Data and Risk Analysis Library system for further supporting the functioning of NACORAC
  • Supporting NACORAC for collecting data and conducting data and risk analysis in order to facilitate production of the first annual risk analyses report 
  • Strengthening the physical institutional infrastructure for ensuring uninterrupted functioning of NACORAC

Objective of the Assignment:

The International Expert will be mainly expected to support implementation of the project activities by:

  • drafting concept notes for the implementation of project activities,
  • developing implementation tools such as inter-agency protocols, data security policy documents, standard operating procedures (SOPs);
  • delivering Border Management Risk Analysis trainings (including development of training materials and e-learning materials)
  • providing her/his inputs for specific project outputs,
  • participating to and facilitating some project events.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Advanced degree in a relevant field,
  • Preferably at least 5-year experience in the context of integrated border management and risk analysis and data analysis,
  • Extensive knowledge on the EU best practices on border management risk analysis
  • Experience in working with law enforcement bodies or customs authorities tasked with border management will be a strong asset,
  • A strong network with the EU Border Management Institutions/Authorities,
  • Extensive experience in drafting analytical papers, concept notes and strategies,
  • Experience in conducting capacity building activities including training material development in the field of risk analysis (FRONTEX certification is an asset)
  • Extensive experience in facilitating workshops and consultation meetings,
  • Strong experience in working with international partners,
  • Strong experience in using data analysis tools,
  • Proficiency in (verbal/written) in English,
  • Excellent drafting skills.

Application Process

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

Interested experts should also register in the Expert Roster at the ICMPD website.

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.

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 video-conference.

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:                                                  02/03/2023

Reference number:                                       F431/National Expert

Deadline for Applications:                           N/A

Duty Station:                                                   Home-based (when necessary with missions in Türkiye)

Contract Duration:                                         Depending on the assignments to be proposed

 

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 60 projects active throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America; ICMPD is a growing international organization with a broadening presence in its field. The organisation’s greatest assets are its 450+ staff members, who personify its values of commitment, integrity, partnership, respect, and innovation in actions and decisions.

Project Background 

The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) has currently been implementing an EU-funded Technical Assistance Project for “Supporting the Institutional Capacity of the National Coordination and Joint Risk Analysis Centre (NACORAC)”. The project’s implementation period is 24 months (between May 2022 and April 2024) and the main beneficiary is the NACORAC Department under the Directorate General of Provincial Administration (DGPA) of the Ministry of the Interior (MoI) in Türkiye.

The overall objective of the Project is to support progress on alignment with EU acquis and improve Türkiye’s institutional capacity on integrated border management (IBM) as regards Chapter 24 (Justice, Freedom and Security) and the specific objective is to improve inter-service cooperation on IBM through support to the institutional capacity and the operationalisation of NACORAC in line with EU standards.

NACORAC currently acts under the MoI’s DGPA as a national risk analysis centre, which is tasked with receiving border management related data from all relevant national stakeholders in Türkiye and with producing and sharing border management risk analysis outputs with all relevant national stakeholders. The Project basically aims to strengthen the institutional capacities of NACORAC and its inter-operability with relevant public institutions.

Main Project Activities:

The following actions are envisaged under the Project:

  • Development of a road map to guide and support the operability of NACORAC on the basis of a comprehensive gaps and needs analysis
  • Establishment of a baseline for inter-agency coordination and cooperation; awareness raising among relevant public institutions on NACORAC and promoting technical level dialogue and consultations with relevant institutions in order to put in place the necessary conditions for operability of NACORAC
  • Establishment of an overall framework for NACORAC to establish partnerships with inter-governmental stakeholders and international partners in order to promote intra-agency and inter-agency cooperation
  • Strengthening the knowledge and experience of staff assigned to NACORAC through various capacity building activities 
  • Establishment of a Data and Risk Analysis Library system for further supporting the functioning of NACORAC
  • Supporting NACORAC for collecting data and conducting data and risk analysis in order to facilitate production of the first annual risk analyses report 
  • Strengthening the physical institutional infrastructure for ensuring uninterrupted functioning of NACORAC

Objective of the Assignment:

The National Expert will be mainly expected to support implementation of the project activities by:

  • drafting concept notes for the implementation of project activities,
  • developing implementation tools such as inter-agency protocols, data security policy documents, standard operating procedures (SOPs);
  • delivering Border Management Risk Analysis trainings (including development of training materials and e-learning materials)
  • providing her/his inputs for specific project outputs,
  • participating to and facilitating some project events.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Advanced degree in a relevant field,
  • Preferably at least 5-year experience in the context of integrated border management and risk analysis and data analysis,
  • Extensive knowledge on the EU best practices on border management risk analysis
  • Experience in working with law enforcement bodies or customs authorities tasked with border management will be a strong asset,
  • A strong network with the EU Border Management Institutions/Authorities,
  • Extensive experience in drafting analytical papers, concept notes and strategies,
  • Experience in conducting capacity building activities including training material development in the field of risk analysis (FRONTEX certification is an asset)
  • Extensive experience in facilitating workshops and consultation meetings,
  • Strong experience in working with international partners,
  • Strong experience in using data analysis tools,
  • Proficiency in (verbal/written) in English,
  • Excellent drafting skills.

Application Process

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

Interested experts should also register in the Expert Roster at the ICMPD website.

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.

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 video-conference.

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

Project Description

The overall objective of the 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: 

  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

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

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.

Project Description 

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

The specific objectives are: 

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

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

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

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

Project`s target groups are:

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

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

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

Background

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

Main Project Activities

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

Short-Term Expert Involvement

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

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

Outreach

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

Local Value Chain

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

Entrepreneurship Trainings

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

Mentorship services

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

Matchmaking and B2B

Consultancy for Matchmaking Events

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

Translation

  • Written translation services and translation quality check for simultaneous translation

Desired Profile of Expert

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

- Migration

- Economics

- Entrepreneurship

- Business Development

- Matching potential and existing entrepreneurs through collaboration and alternative finance

- Regional Development

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

- Sector assessments and development

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

Procedure for expression of interest

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

Project email address: enhancer.ste@icmpd.org 

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

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

Project Description

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

The specific objectives are: 

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

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

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

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

Project`s target groups are:

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

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

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

Background

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

Main Project Activities

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

Short-Term Expert Involvement

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

Desired Profile of Experts

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

- Migration

- Economics

- Entrepreneurship

- Business Development 

- Matching potential and existing entrepreneurs through collaboration and alternative finance

- Regional Development

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

- Sector assessmets and development

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

Procedure for expression of interest

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

Project email address: enhancer.ste@icmpd.org 

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

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

Project Description

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

The specific objectives are: 

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

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

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

Project`s target groups are:

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

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

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

Background

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

Main Project Activities

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

Short-Term Expert Involvement

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

Desired Profile of Experts

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

- Migration

- Economics

- Entrepreneurship

- Business Development

- Regional Development

- Value chain, market products and services analysis

- Sector assessmets and development

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

Procedure for expression of interest

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

Project email address: enhancer@icmpd.org 

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

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

Project 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.

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 

Deadline for Applications:                          20 July 2023

Duty Station:                                                  Home based

 

 

Background

The Inspire project "Incubating Skills Partnerships beneficial to Migrants, Countries of Origin and Destination" is an initiative funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) for the period of December 2021-February 2024.

One of the key objectives of the Inspire project is to establish a skills partnership scheme between Kenya and Germany aimed at providing training and employment opportunities for Kenyan youth through migration and mobility to Germany. The partnership scheme focuses on addressing the skills needs of German employers in the renewable and energy efficiency sectors while maximizing the development benefits for Kenya.  

To achieve this goal, the project has launched a dedicated platform for dialogue on skills partnerships designed to engage public-private actors from the two countries, raise awareness of available partnership instruments and harness the development potential of skills matching through migration and mobility.

The project's activities are organised into three clusters: research, dialogue, and partnership incubation. The present assignment falls within the scope of the final cluster of activities.

 

Objectives and expected outcomes

The primary objectives of the assignment are as follows:

  1. To support the consultation process related to the Kenya-Germany skills partnership scheme.
  2. To design the skills partnership scheme based on the outcomes of previous and upcoming consultations.

 

The expected outcomes of the assignment include:

  1. Enhanced stakeholder engagement and collaboration, resulting in a solid groundwork for the skills partnership scheme through diverse input, insights, and recommendations from Kenyan and German stakeholders.
  2. A well-designed skills partnership scheme between Kenya and Germany, incorporating stakeholder perspectives and feedback.

 

Tasks

The primary responsibilities of the Expert will revolve around guiding and facilitating the consultative process, leveraging their thematic expertise and employing design thinking methodologies.

Working closely with the Inspire project team, the Expert will be responsible for undertaking the following activities:

 

Activity 1: Designing a skills partnership scheme between Kenya and Germany

Objective: This activity aims to translate the stakeholder feedback into an implementation-ready document that outlines the key components, mechanisms, and safeguards of the skills partnership scheme between Kenya and Germany. Specifically, this activity aims to design a skills partnership scheme that incorporates insights and recommendations gathered from consultations with Kenyan and German public and private stakeholders. The design process will be iterative, continuously refining and improving the scheme based on new feedback and insights.

Deliverables:  The Expert will produce a skills partnership scheme document that covers both strategic and operational aspects of the scheme. The document will integrate stakeholder recommendations and incorporate best practices in skills partnerships. It should outline the goals, target groups, selection procedures, training/employment schemes, migration pathways, skills recognition mechanisms, implementation modalities, and monitoring and evaluation frameworks, etc.

Location: Home-based

Working days: 34

 

Activity 2: Supporting stakeholder consultations

Objective: This activity aims to provide technical advice and support consultations with relevant Kenyan and German stakeholders. The aim is to gather input, insights, and recommendations to serve as a robust foundation for the subsequent design of the skills partnership scheme between the two countries.

Deliverables:

  1. Develop workshop resource packages that include presentations, background materials, guiding questions, and other relevant resources tailored to engage public, private, and civil society stakeholders.
  2. Facilitate thematic discussions, encourage creative ideation, and guide participants through prototyping exercises in two consultative workshops.
  3. Prepare brief reports documenting the discussions, key input received, and recommendations provided by stakeholders during the two consultative workshops.
  4. Participate in online meetings with smaller groups or individuals to gather specific insights or address particular issues.

Location: Home-based, with two short travels to Nairobi.

Working days: 14

 

Tentative work plan

What

Activity

Timeline

in

calendar weeks

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 assignment

1 & 2

32

Review existing documentation, reports, and findings of previous consultations and agree with ICMPD on the structure of the partnership scheme

1 & 2

33

First draft of the scheme 

1

37

Second draft of the scheme

1

43

Third draft of the scheme

1

47

Finalised scheme incorporating stakeholders and ICMPD input and feedback

1

50

Develop workshop resource packages

2

38 & 44

Facilitate consultative workshops

2

40 & 45

Participate in online meetings with smaller groups or individuals

2

40-48

Prepare brief reports documenting stakeholder input and recommendations

2

41 & 46

 

Maximum number of working days: 48

 

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

  • A master's degree in a relevant field such as International Relations, Political Science, Law, Economics, or a related discipline.
  • Knowledge of design thinking methodologies and experience translating stakeholder feedback into actionable plans.
  • At least 5-7 years of relevant professional experience in international development, project management, or consultancy roles.
  • Proven experience designing/implementing/evaluating or building capacity on skills partnership schemes, labour mobility projects, or similar initiatives.
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating consultative processes and stakeholder engagement.
  • Experience working with government institutions, private sector organizations, and civil society stakeholders.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to prepare high-quality reports and documents.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines.

 

Material to be provided by ICMPD

  • Project's existing documentation
  • Outcome of previously held consultation
  • Skills partnership scheme template

 

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 20 July 2023.

Support the purchase and implementation of an overall integrated surveillance system, namely UAV technology for the purpose of search and rescue, and where necessary, coastal surveillance and reconnaissance.

Posting date: April 2023 (call open until end of project 2024)

Type of post: Home-based, with possible virtual and/or physical short-term assignments

Project Background

ICMPD oversees and implements projects in the field of migration in a range of areas including capacity development, research, dialogue and procurement. The Border Management Programme for the Maghreb region (BMP Maghreb), implemented by ICMPD, is a regional programme planned in North Africa within the framework of the European Union Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF).

There are two components within this programme: The Moroccan component and Tunisian component - the latter is implemented with the Italian Ministry of Interior as co-delegate. The main objective of the programme for the Tunisian component, the focus of this call, is to support the strengthening of Tunisian Maritime National Guard (MNG) capacities in surveying, patrolling, and securing the national waters along the whole coastline. The MNG is part of the Directorate General of the Border Guard (DGGF) of the National Guard. It carries out the functions of control and surveillance of the National maritime area including all coastal areas.

The project is supporting notably the purchase and implementation of an overall integrated maritime surveillance system composed of surveillance radar, private LTE communication and transmission network, and relevant coastal surveillance system.

 

Activities – Tunisia Component

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

Tasks

Activity 1: Preparation of technical specifications for UAV acquisition

The expert will prepare comprehensive and detailed technical specifications for acquiring the UAV systems. This includes specifying the required capabilities, performance parameters, and compliance with relevant regulatory standards. The expert will also develop evaluation criteria to assess the compatibility of the proposed systems with the project requirements.

Activity 2Support for the formulation of answers to clarification requests and for the evaluation of offers received for tenders related to the Supply and installation of Coastal Surveillance Systems in the scope of the Border Management Programme for the Maghreb Region (BMP-Maghreb)

The expert will contribute to the formulation of answers to clarification requests received during the tender phase and will attend and participate in the evaluation sessions of the tenders received in the framework of the public procurement under BMP Maghreb in the fields of his/her competence. S/he will attend all sessions of the Evaluation Committee.

Activity 3: Provide guidance on UAV equipment selection, customization, and integration to meet specific surveillance requirements for the BMP-Maghreb project.

The expert will assist the project team in identifying suitable systems and customising them to match the specific needs of the BMP-Maghreb project. This includes advising on various models, payload options, flight control systems, communication systems, and sensors.

Activity 4: Develop and deliver training programmes for operation and maintenance to the relevant teams within the Maritime National Guard.

The expert will create comprehensive training programmes to ensure that the MNG personnel can safely and efficiently operate and maintain the systems. This includes both theoretical and hands-on training sessions, as well as the development of training materials and documentation.

Activity 5: Support the integration of UAV systems into the overall coastal surveillance strategy and infrastructure.

The expert will work closely with interdisciplinary teams to ensure seamless integration of the UAV systems into the existing coastal surveillance strategy and infrastructure. This includes advising on data management, communications, and coordination with other surveillance assets.

 

Deliverables 

  • Technical specifications for UAV acquisition and evaluation criteria;
  • Meeting and evaluation report(s);
  • UAV system selection, customisation, and integration report;
  • Training programme materials and documentation;
  • Integration report and recommendations for improving the overall coastal surveillance strategy.

The draft deliverables will be submitted throughout the contract period, but the latest final deliverables must be submitted no later than 1 month after the closing of the contract.

Required Qualifications and Experience

An expert in integrated border detection and surveillance systems will be recruited to carry out this task. The required qualifications are:

  • Degree in engineering, computer science, or a related field;
  • At least five (5) years of experience working in/for an agency/organisation (private or public) in the relevant industry, preferably but not limited to internal security services;
  • Proven experience and proficiency in modern UAV systems, including design, development, and optimisation;
  • Experience working in/for an agency/organisation (private or public) preferably but not limited to internal security services using maritime detection and border surveillance means – at least five (5) years of experience;
  • Previous experience in at least two (2) international projects in this field is an advantage;
  • Previous participation in tendering processes is an advantage;
  • Knowledge of Tunisia and the region is an advantage;
  • Very good knowledge of English;
  • Knowledge of French/Arabic will be an asset.

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, if applicable, is arranged and paid by the project;
  • All experts and professionals are supported by the BMS team throughout the different stages of assignment and deployment.

Application Process:

Experts shall send their CV and a letter describing clearly how their experience meets the desired requirements to the following email address: BMPMaghreb@icmpd.org

The title of the call should be included in the subject of the email.

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

CVs will be selected from the pool and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. ICMPD cannot guarantee that all experts in the pool will receive assignments.

Posting Date:                                                 July 2023

Reference number:                                     CfE0723/Migration Researcher

Deadline for Applications:                          n/a

Duty Station:                                                  Home based

Contract Duration:                                       Any time throughout 2023-2027

 

                 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 20 Member States and over 70 projects active throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America, ICMPD is a growing and ever-more relevant stakeholder 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 is a targeted migration dialogue and a policy process promoting migration partnerships among its participating countries across Europe, the Caucasus and Asia (see full list of countries-participants to the Process here). The current phase of the Process is defined by the priorities set out in the Prague Process Action Plan 2023-2027 and in the Ministerial Declaration of 2022.

In 2018, the Process launched its Migration Observatory that aims to provide impartial, evidence-based analysis from across the Prague Process region and in line with the six thematic areas of the Prague Process Action Plan. During the Ministerial Conference in 2022, the countries agreed to further expand the capacities of the Migration Observatory for the purpose of collecting data and providing reliable and comprehensive analysis for the use of the Prague Process Parties and Partners, including through improved crisis preparedness and foresight. 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, this call aims to identify short-term experts with excellent drafting skills and profound knowledge on migration topics and policy developments across the Prague Process region with a proven publication record. Identified experts will be invited to produce research on the jointly defined topics within the priority thematic areas – Irregular Migration, Return, Reintegration and Readmission, Labour Migration, as well as Asylum and International Protection. Assignments may also cover other relevant areas to capture the migration dynamics in the region or benefit targeted events organised within the Prague Process. The engagement of experts mobilised through this Call shall be considered for specific events or as part of the annual publication cycle of the Migration Observatory.

Tasks

The Short-term Expert shall carry out the following tasks:

  • Propose a list of research topics in line with his/her regional and/or thematic expertise to be addressed within the Prague Process Migration Observatory;
  • After agreeing on a topic, provide a 1-2 page outline detailing the envisaged research;
  • Upon agreement, draft research papers following an established format (e.g. policy briefs; analytical reports; background notes) in English or Russian. The format and other guidance will be conveyed in advance.  

Deliverables

The Short-term Expert shall complete the following deliverables:

  • Provide a list of research topics in line with the provisions of the Prague Process Action Plan 2023-2027 and relevant migration policy developments in the region (free format; not exceeding 5,000 characters without spaces);
  • Upon invitation on behalf of the Prague Process Secretariat Team, present a short outline introducing the specific sections and research questions of the envisaged output;
  • Draft a Policy brief/Analytical report/Background note depending on the final agreement between the expert and the Prague Process Secretariat (ICMPD).

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 Project Manager, 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 five 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 (all or some of the following sub-regions/countries: Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Eastern Partnership, EU, Schengen associate countries, Western Balkans, Türkiye)
  • Excellent research and analytical skills, as well as drafting skills in English and/or Russian
  • Proven research record (preference will be given to candidates who published on migration)

Background information/documentation to be provided by ICMPD

  • Background information about the project
  • Templates 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, a sample of their related work (e.g. publications), as well as the list of research topics according to their regional and thematic expertise and in line with the provisions of the Prague Process Action Plan 2023-2027 with a reference to this announcement to pragueprocess@icmpd.org.

 

Please be informed that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The assignment is subject to availability of project funds and final approval by the donor. The invitation to an interview does not establish any right to future employment.

Project Description

The overall objective of the 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. 

 

Posting Date:                                                 20/06/2023

Reference number:                                       CfE 062023/F390/ICT Expert                                                        

Duty Station:                                                  home-based

Contract Duration:                                        within the project duration        

Project background

The Border Management Programme in Central Asia – Phase 10 (BOMCA 10) is funded by the European Union and implemented by a consortium of the border management agencies of the selected EU MSs and ICMPD, led by the State Border Guard of Latvia. The project aims to enhance security, stability and sustainable growth in the region, as well as support cross-border cooperation and improve living conditions for people living in the border areas of Central Asia. Thematically, the project covers four components: institutional development of border management agencies, improvement of detection capacities, trade facilitation and improvement of cross-border cooperation. Geographically, the project covers 5 countries in the region (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan). Thematic component leaders are based in the respective EU MSs and ICMPD HQ. The BOMCA Secretariat, located in ICMPD HQ in Vienna, is fully responsible for financial, administrative and technical management of the project. Regional structure of the programme consists of the Regional Office in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), and Country Offices in Dushanbe (Tajikistan), Astana (Kazakhstan), Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), Tashkent (Uzbekistan) and Ashgabat (Turkmenistan). 

Objective

Next to the capacity-building activities, BOMCA 10 supports beneficiaries by procuring equipment and other items ensuring successful implementation of the Project activities. Procurement needs were defined by the beneficiaries, thoroughly assessed by the Consortium and the final list of equipment to be provided was approved by the donor, Delegation of the European Union to the Kyrgyz Republic. Among other items, this includes a wide range of ICT equipment for multiple project beneficiaries in 5 CA countries.

The project is looking for national ICT experts in 5 CA countries to support it in development, validation and peer-reviews of technical specifications, market outreach and research, as well as further evaluation of technical offers received in the tender process.

Tasks

The expert shall:

  1. Review specifications proposed by the beneficiaries, clarify general and specific compatibility. Prepare final technical specifications.
  2. Support project team with market outreach/research and identification of potential suppliers.
  3. Support project team in the clarification period of the tender by drafting clarifications on technical questions from the potential bidders.
  4. Assist project team in reviewing submitted technical offers from the bidders, including, if applicable, drafting clarifications and reviewing feedback from bidders.
  5. Assist in preparation of the technical part of the report of the Evaluation Committee.

Deliverables

  • Technical specifications and market outreach/research
  • Written clarifications in the tendering period, if applicable
  • Evaluation of the technical offers from bidders

Tentative work plan

When

Number of Working Days (home-based)

Task 1

TBC as per procurement plan

Up to 1 working day per case

Task 2

TBC as per procurement plan

Up to 2 working days per case

Task 3

TBC as per procurement plan

Up to 1 working day per case

Task 4

TBC as per procurement plan

Up to 5 working days per case (considering up to 1 WD per technical offer)

Task 5

TBC as per procurement plan

Up to 1 working day

Maximum number of working days:  10 WDs per procurement case

Reporting lines

On a regular basis, the Expert will closely coordinate with BOMCA10 Country Coordinator who will be in charge of the overall supervision. The final deliverables shall be submitted to Ms. Veronika Goncharova, BOMCA 10 Senior Project Manager.

Qualifications and Experience

  • professional experience in Electronics/Computer Science/IT/Information Systems/ICT infrastructure;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of local ICT markets in CA countries;
  • General understanding of procurement principles and processes is desirable;
  • Fluency in Russian, good command of English is required.

Background information/documentation to be provided by ICMPD

  • Draft specifications from the beneficiaries, relevant clarifications on the request
  • Templates for technical specifications and other documents relevant to the procurement
  • Technical offers from bidders and relevant templates for preparation of the technical evaluation 

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:

  • 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 reference to this announcement in the subject line of the email to BOMCA_experts2@icmpd.org.

 

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.

Supporting the purchase and implementation of an overall integrated coastal surveillance system with private communication network solution.

Posting date: July 2022 (call open until end of project 2024)

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

 

Project Background

ICMPD oversees and implements projects in the field of migration in a range of areas including capacity development, research, dialogue and procurement. The Border Management Programme for the Maghreb region (BMP Maghreb), implemented by ICMPD, is a regional programme planned in North Africa within the framework of the European Union Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF).

There are two components within this programme: the Moroccan component and Tunisian component - the latter is implemented with the Italian Ministry of Interior as co-delegate. The main objective of the programme for the Tunisian component, the focus of this call, is to support the strengthening of Tunisian Maritime National Guard (MNG) capacities in surveying, patrolling, and securing the national waters along the whole coastline. The MNG is part of the Directorate General of the Border Guard (DGGF) of the National Guard. It carries out the functions of control and surveillance of the National maritime area including all coastal area.

The project is supporting notably the purchase and implementation of an overall integrated maritime surveillance system composed of surveillance radar, private LTE communication and transmission network, and relevant coastal surveillance system.

 

Activities – Tunisia Component

 

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

 

Activity 1: Support during the tendering phase for tenders related to the Supply and installation of Coastal surveillance systems with private communication network solution in the scope of the Border Management Programme for the Maghreb Region (BMP-Maghreb).

 

Activity 2: Technical support, supervision and advice on the installation process and integration of all equipment purchased under tenders related to the Supply and installation of  Coastal surveillance systems with private communication network solution in the scope of the Border Management Programme for the Maghreb Region (BMP-Maghreb).

Deliverables

  • Meeting and evaluation report(s);
  • Provisional and/or final acceptance of the system approval report;
  • Any other technical document required during the tender phase and implementation of the contract (as, for example, a motivation for derogation, draft of the testing protocol, snag lists, etc.)
  • Report with recommendations for improving the system and ensuring the sustainability of the project.

 

The draft deliverables will be submitted throughout the contract period, but the latest final deliverables must be submitted no later than 1 month after the closing of the contract.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Technical studies in the area of competence;
  • Experience working in/for an entity/ organisation, private or public (such as a public security agency, a private telecommunications company, etc.);
  • At least five (5) years of experience in relation to the implementation of modern communication and transmission technologies and solutions for public safety networks, mobile network technologies, or mobile radio solutions, including being involved in the study/design or implementation of at least three (3) projects;
  • Experience in LTE will be an asset;
  • Previous experience in at least two (2) international projects (including in support to assessment, design, public tendering processes, as well as to the set-up and implementation of solutions) in this field is an advantage;
  • Knowledge of Tunisia and the region is an advantage;
  • Very good knowledge of English;
  • Knowledge of French/Arabic will be an asset.

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, if applicable, is arranged and paid by the project;
  • All experts are supported by the BMS team throughout the different stages of assignment and deployment.

Application Process:

Experts shall send their CV and a letter describing clearly how their experience meets the desired requirements to the following email address: BMPMaghreb@icmpd.org

 

The title of the call should be included in the subject of the email.

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

CVs will be selected from the pool and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. ICMPD cannot guarantee that all experts in the pool will receive assignments.

Supporting the purchase and implementation of an overall integrated surveillance system.

Posting date: July 2022 (call open until end of project 2024)

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

 

Project Background

ICMPD oversees and implements projects in the field of migration in a range of areas including capacity development, research, dialogue and procurement. The Border Management Programme for the Maghreb region (BMP Maghreb), implemented by ICMPD, is a regional programme planned in North Africa within the framework of the European Union Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF).

There are two components within this programme: the Moroccan component and Tunisian component - the latter is implemented with the Italian Ministry of Interior as co-delegate. The main objective of the programme for the Tunisian component, the focus of this call, is to support the strengthening of Tunisian Maritime National Guard (MNG) capacities in surveying, patrolling, and securing the national waters along the whole coastline. The MNG is part of the Directorate General of the Border Guard (DGGF) of the National Guard. It carries out the functions of control and surveillance of the National maritime area including all coastal area.

The project is supporting notably the purchase and implementation of an overall integrated maritime surveillance system composed of surveillance radar, private LTE communication and transmission network, and relevant coastal surveillance system.

 

Activities – Tunisia Component

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

Activity 1: Support during the tendering phase for tenders related to the supply and installation of  Coastal surveillance systems with private communication network solution in the scope of the Border Management Programme for the Maghreb Region (BMP-Maghreb).

 

Activity 2: Technical support and advice on the installation and integration of all equipment purchased under tenders related to the supply and installation of Coastal surveillance systems with private communication network solution in the scope of the Border Management Programme for the Maghreb Region (BMP-Maghreb).

 

Deliverables

  • Meeting and evaluation report(s);
  • Provisional and/or final acceptance of the system approval report;
  • Any other technical document required during the tender phase and implementation of the contract (as, for example, a motivation for derogation, draft of the testing protocol, snag lists, etc.)
  • Report with recommendations for improving the system and ensuring the sustainability of the project.

The draft deliverables will be submitted throughout the contract period, but the latest final deliverables must be submitted no later than 1 month after the closing of the contract.

Required Qualifications and Experience

An expert in integrated border detection and surveillance systems will be recruited to carry out this task. The required qualifications are:

  • Technical studies in the area of competence;
  • Experience working in/for an agency/organisation (private or public) preferably but not limited to internal security services using maritime detection and border surveillance means – at least five (5) years of experience;
  • Proven experience and proficiency in modern maritime border detection and surveillance technologies, and also in the integration of systems including maritime radar, thermal cameras and any other type of sensor, including mobile platforms;
  • Previous experience in at least two (2) international projects in this field is an advantage;
  • Previous participation in tendering processes is an advantage;
  • Knowledge of Tunisia and the region is an advantage;
  • Very good knowledge of English;
  • Knowledge of French/Arabic will be an asset.

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, if applicable, is arranged and paid by the project;
  • All experts and professionals are supported by the BMS team throughout the different stages of assignment and deployment.

Application Process:

Experts shall send their CV and a letter describing clearly how their experience meets the desired requirements to the following email address:  BMPMaghreb@icmpd.org

The title of the call should be included in the subject of the email.

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

CVs will be selected from the pool and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. ICMPD cannot guarantee that all experts in the pool will receive assignments.

Informations générales

  • Projet : Retour et la Réinsertion (RRF pour Return and Reintegration Facility)
  • Lieu d'affectation : Yaoundé, Cameroun
  • Durée du contrat : 01 Septembre 2023-30 June 2024

Projet et Contexte

Intégrée à ICMPD, la Facilité pour le Retour et la Réinsertion (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 réinsertion 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, l’OFII et l’ICMPD ont établi un partenariat en juillet 2022 pour la realisation du projet OFII-RRF, dont les activités vont continuer dans le cadre du projet RAMP (Reintegration Amplification) qui vise à achever les activités entreprises par le projet OFII-RRF et mettre en oeuvre des activités nouvelles et, ainsi, accroître la durabilité du retour et de la réinsertion grâce à une orientation ciblée et un suivi à long terme.

Le projet entreprendra des activités qui viendront compléter les services de réinsertion de base offerts par Frontex, en, entre autres, développant un réseau de partenaires dans les pays de retour couverts par les bureaux régionaux de l'OFII en Armènie, en Côte d’Ivoire, au Cameroun et au Sénégal. Les activités du programme RAMP visant à compléter les services d’aide à la réinsertion existants, se concentreront sur : une aide psychologique (Cameroun, Côte d’Ivoire, Sénégal), sur une formation et aide financière en agro-écologie permettant d’intégrer une dimension environnementale dans les projets de réinsertion des retournés (Sénégal, Côte d’Ivoire, Géorgie), une action de mentorat (Arménie, Géorgie) ainsi que des compléments de formation (Sénégal, Côte d’Ivoire), créant ainsi des opportunités d’aide à la réinsertion 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, et à soutenir des projets innovants tenus par des retournés.

Tâches

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

  1. Orientation vers des projets de réinsertion individuels
  2. Etudes et partenariats
  3. Gestion et administration des activités

Qualifications et Expérience

Expérience professionnelle générale

  • Expérience professionnelle ou de vie antérieure dans au moins un des pays de retour couverts par l'affectation choisie.
    • Migration
    • Entrepreneuriat
    • Développement
  • Expérience préalable dans la gestion et la mise en oeuvre de projets
  • Expérience professionnelle ou de vie antérieure dans au moins un des pays de retour couverts par l'affectation choisie

Expérience professionnelle spécifique

  • 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.

Date limite de dépôt des candidatures: 05/07/2023

Pour plus d'informations, veuillez télécharger les termes de référence ici.

Background:


Ensuring access to accurate information about migration is vital in empowering prospective migrants to make well-informed decisions regarding their migration journey. Bridging the information gap and countering misinformation, especially concerning irregular migration, is crucial. This involves addressing economic factors, dispelling myths propagated by smugglers and trafficking networks, and guiding individuals through legal migration processes. As part of this initiative, the European Union and few other EU member states funds this awareness-raising  action in Iraq to deliver timely, reliable, and comprehensive information and guidance on all aspects of migration to potential Iraqi migrants and returning migrants under the project titled 'Awareness Raising and Information Campaigns on the Risks of Irregular Migration in Iraq (MIRAMI).'

The project builds on ICMPD’s extensive experience in Iraq, particularly through the operationalisation of Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) in Baghdad, since 2020. The MRCs have become trusted institutions for providing information on migration and reintegration in Iraq. The MRC conducts awareness raising about the risks of irregular migration, provide information, counselling  returnees  about available reintegration services and referral,  inform potential migrants about available/legal migration pathways, and providing assistance in making informed migration decisions across various Iraqi provinces

The strategy and implementation document will ensure effectively tailored campaign activities and provide a detailed plan for the roll-out and management of the campaign activities, including targeting to specific audience/communities. Reflecting on the ongoing and final findings of the preparatory analysis being conducted by the research unit, the strategy and implementation document will provide the comprehensive concept of the entire campaign; detail the target groups and their specific profiles (age, gender, education, skills qualifications, origin districts); geographic scope of the campaign; feedback mechanisms from audience (immediate and medium-term); the communication channels and platforms to be used (including different types of workshops, cultural events and (social) media); and detailing partners and key influencers to be involved for each activity. Furthermore, the strategy document will include a theory of change, detailed plan, SMART objectives, and specific communication tools for the roll-out and management of the campaign activities.

Each component of the campaign will be pre-tested; members of the target group, selected according to relevant criteria identified in the research conducted by ICMPD. Pretesting of messages, communication channels and visibility items with selected audience before the onsets of the activities helps to gauge the reaction of a selected group, appropriateness of the messages, effectiveness of the communication channel and to take timely corrective measures building a robust empirical foundation for each campaign activity.

The strategy will also present a road map to the MRC teams and relevant stakeholders on using targeted messaging and opting the appropriate and effective communication channels for information dissemination and awareness raising. Furthermore, the strategy document will include a detailed plan for the roll-out and management of the campaign activities. The strategy will be country specific, and evidence based. The ICMPD Iraq team and MRC colleagues will also support with the design of the strategy, ensuring that all planned activities have clear measurable impact assessment tools in place, and it aligns with the work and scope of the MRCs.

This document describes the Terms of Reference for the engagement of a National/ International communication expert for the design, development, and validation (pre-test) of a tailored communication strategy ready for roll-out on the ground in Iraq. 

The envisaged communication expert possesses sufficient knowledge of the local environment (stakeholders, channels, issues and policy, as well as the social and cultural landscape), have directly worked in the field of migration in Iraq, as well as have experience in developing similar communications strategies. Individuals interested in this opportunity are encouraged to respond to the Terms of Reference (ToRs)/Call for Proposals by submitting a detailed, compelling, and budgeted proposal. The submission should explicitly highlight their experience and expertise in developing communication strategies for projects focused on raising awareness, along with a demonstrated understanding of the migration context in Iraq. 

Tasks


The communication expert will undertake the following tasks:

Activity 1: 


Develop the strategy and implementation document, incorporating ongoing and final findings of preparatory research. The strategy is going to be a detailed implementation document providing comprehensive concept of the entire campaign. 

This includes:
a)    Defining target groups and their specific profiles
b)    Identifying the geographic scope of the campaigns in Iraq and in Europe
c)    identify/ outline feedback mechanisms for audiences (intermediate and medium- term)
d)    Outlining communication channels and platforms to be used (including different types of workshops, cultural events, and social/traditional media)
e)    Provide guidance in formulating key messages for prospective migrants, IDPs and returnees.
f)    List down the partners and key influencers
g)    Including targeting to specific communities based on local context and vulnerable groups to irregular migration (young, women)
h)    Providing a detailed plan for campaign roll-out and management

Activity 2:  


Pre-test the communication strategy components by reaching out to the target audience. Each component of the campaign (a minimum of 5) will be pre-tested through focus group discussions of 8-12 participants consisting of members of the target group, selected according to the relevant identified criteria. A short 3-5 pager report on the discussions and results of the validation meetings

Deliverables:


The expected deliverables to the above-mentioned tasks are:
1.    Development of communication strategy (Activity 1)
2.    Finalised communication strategy (Activity 2)
3.    Validation of communication strategy completed, along with an activity report (Activity 3)

Duration:


The contract shall commence on 15/04/2024 and expire upon satisfactory completion of services, but no later than 15/05/2024, with total 16 dedicated working days.
Tentative work plan 
Tasks    When    Number of working days
Activity 1: Development of communication strategy    April 2024     8
Activity 2: Review, incorporation of inputs and finalisation of Strategy    April – May 2024        4
Activity 3: Validation of communication strategy and the activity report    May 2024 (second week)    4
Maximum number of working days    16

NOTE: The maximum budget for this assignment is 5,000 EUR

Reporting Lines:


The Communication expert will report to the 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:
•    The hired expert should be 8-10 years of work experience as a communication expert.
•    Sound knowledge of migration and understanding of the national context 
•    Previous experience in developing similar communication strategies.

Background information/documentation to be provided by ICMPD.
-    Background research report on migration dynamics and relevant campaigns
-    Preliminary findings of the Survey/ Draft report
-    Project documents

Administrative Information 
Travel Information – applicable for expert travel.
The expert shall receive from ICMPD a travel itinerary for the foreseen activities abroad (if any). Travel by the most effective and economic mode of transportation shall be authorised. Deviations from the approved itinerary reflecting private preferences shall be borne by the expert. Tickets for air travel will be provided by ICMPD for the most direct and economic flight. For travel by train, a first-class ticket is provided as standard. In case the self-purchase  of tickets for the official mission is pre-authorised, the traveller will be reimbursed upon submission of the tickets and a proof of purchase.  Private car usage may be authorised upon provision of the Private Vehicle Liability Waiver form ensuring adequate insurance coverage for damage to third parties, the vehicle and transported passengers and goods. The reimbursement entitlement is calculated based on a kilometric allowance rate applied by the European Commission. The rate covers all vehicle travel costs including toll fees, parking and fuel costs.

The expert shall be entitled to receive a daily subsistence allowance (DSA) from ICMPD for authorised missions. The DSA shall be deemed to cover the costs of accommodation, meals, transportation to/from airports, bus or train stations, in-town transportation (such as train, bus, tram, metro, taxi) at the place of destination, gratuities and other incidental costs. A full DSA is applicable for each night spent on official missions outside the place of residence, including travel time. In case where accommodation and/or meals are provided free of charge by ICMPD, a government or a related institution, the amount of daily subsistence allowance will be reduced accordingly. Upon request, ICMPD can provide to the traveller an advance of funds for official travel in the amount of up to 50% of the applicable DSA for missions longer than four (4) days. Other mission-related costs, such as necessary visa or vaccination costs are reimbursed based on Project Manager approval and upon submission of supporting documentation.  


Payment Information/Schedule 
Fees for the assignment are paid upon satisfactory delivery of services and upon submission of:  
•    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 against the agreed work plan as per following payment schedule:

-   50% or 1st instalment upon completion of Activity 1 as indicated under work plan-tasks.
-  50% or 2nd instalment upon completion of Activity 2 and 3 as indicated under work plan-tasks.


For mission-related payments, the expert shall send the following documentation by email not later than two (2) weeks following the return to the place of residence:

-  signed and completed statement of mission expenses with all relevant documents, such as boarding passes (inbound and outbound), ETIX/flight/train ticket and receipts for expenditures in addition to the DSA.
-  a complete, dated and signed travel report.

The expert is therefore requested to submit all documentation together to Hasan.Mashkoor@icmpd.org and Anna.Kharmalova@icmpd.org 
 

Background

Set within the wider framework of EU support to Tunisia, the Strengthening the Tunisian Coast Guard Training Pillar project responds to a specific request by the Tunisian Authorities to the EU for support in the field of training on maritime border management.

The project aims to address the specific challenge faced by Tunisia in terms of maritime border management and search and rescue operations by strengthening the Coast Guard training pillar, enhancing its overall capacity to contribute to managing Tunisia’s borders. The project's ambition is to provide Tunisia with a permanently upgraded Coast Guard training setup that, by establishing institutional networks within the region and beyond, can contribute to raising Tunisian operational standards as well as those throughout North Africa. This includes ensuring greater reaction capabilities to any potential evolution of the migration situation or other common maritime security challenges in the Mediterranean basin in accordance with international standards and with a focus on human rights and gender.

The project addresses the identified need to support the Tunisian Coast Guard in strengthening its infrastructure and to enhance training capacities to adapt to the ongoing migration situation and other law enforcement challenges, thus contributing to the Coast Guard’s ability to effectively carry out its missions.

Tasks and deliverables

The expert will be assigned to assist the Project Lead of the German Federal Police in Tunisia. the ICMPD project manager might request the expert’s services on a case-by case basis, in coordination with the Project Lead.

The expert will carry out the following tasks:

  • Written translation of project-related documents and training material from French to German and from German to French
  • Consecutive interpreting from French to German and German to French during meetings, workshops and training sessions
  • Consecutive interpreting of German to Arabic and/or Arabic to German during meetings,  workshops and training sessions
  • Consecutive interpretation of training sessions from German to French and/or Arabic
  • Processing and translating meeting logs
  • Processing of project-related administrative tasks in coordination with ICMPD
  • Willingness to travel for several days consecutively domestically and abroad

 

Tentative work plan

Total working time will be 150 days / 1200 hours over the duration of the 12-month contract, amounting to an average of 3 days / 24 hours per week depending on the workplan and adapted missions schedule.

The expert is expected to work on the deliverables in synchronisation with developments of the project. The detailed work plan will be defined along the way by the Project Lead in coordination with the Project Manager and the expert is expected to show flexibility related to hours worked on the project.

 

Qualifications and Experience

  • Good knowledge of word processing (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to work largely independently in the project-related translation area
  • Knowledge and application of appropriate manners at events with high-ranking international executives/administration leaders

Language skills

 

  • Fluency in German is a must
  • Fluency in spoken and written Arabic (Tunisian dialect) and French is required.
  • Solid knowledge of English is an asset

 

Background information/documentation to be provided by ICMPD

ICMPD will provide to the expert necessary documents and contacts on a rolling basis, in coordination with the project partners

 

Administrative Information

Payment Information/Schedule

Fees for the assignment are paid in two installments:

A fixed monthly lump sum for 12 full working days will be paid at the end of each completed month of service.

Each month, the expert will upon satisfactory delivery of services and upon submission of: 

  • 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.

Travel

International travel is a possibility for the expert. For missions within the country (outside Greater Tunis), ICMPD will either coordinate or, if not possible, reimburse expenses in accordance with ICMPD Tunisia's regulations. The expert is required to submit the following documentation via email within one (1) week after returning to their place of residence for mission-related payments:

  • A signed and completed statement of mission expenses with all relevant documents.
  • A completed, dated, and signed travel report.

Application Process

Interested experts should send their CV with a reference to this announcement in the subject line of the email to Jihene.benmohamed@icmpd.org and address it to Ms. Jihene ben Mohamed along with in CC Thomas.munsch@icmpd.org

 

ICMPD may check references for first time recruitments.

 

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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