Call for Experts National Rapporteur – the Netherlands CROSSMIGRATION

Posting Date:04/11/2019
Deadline for Applications:14/11/2019 
Duty Station:Home Based  
Start Date: As soon as possible
Contract Duration: 2 Months 
Type of Post: Local 

Organisational Overview:

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 and decisions.

Project Overview: 

ICMPD is inviting all interested candidates to apply for a consultancy as a National Rapporteur for the Netherlands in the framework of the CROSSMIGRATION project

The H2020-funded project CROSSMIGRATION aims at establishing an interactive online migration research hub for European stakeholders and scholars to facilitate the access to and overview of knowledge and data on migration related issues. The aim is to produce a research database that will form part of a research hub in migration research. The research database will contain three main types of information: publications, data-sets and research projects. In addition, an expert database on individual researchers will allow researchers to set up a profile and confirm links to projects, data-sets and publications contained in the database. The research database will allow for thematic searches as well as for analytical purposes.

The database was officially launched by the beginning of October 2019 and will remain a living database that should continue being updated beyond the lifetime of the project. The CROSSMIGRATION consortium is composed of 15 leading migration research institutes from across Europe. After the end of the project, the research hub will be incorporated in the IMISCOE web portal and taken over by the IMISCOE Research Network. 

Forming the main part of the migration research hub, the database will be filled by a combination of semi-automated procedures and manual entry. Academic publications, as a rule, have been imported from various publication databases and “taxonomised” (i.e. coded) using the classification system developed in the project. Research projects, on the other hand, will be largely manually entered. 

The country rapporteur is expected to fill key gaps left in the database for the Netherlands with reference to projects and grey literature.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

The country rapporteur is expected to enter research on migration in Netherlands conducted during the past 10 years (2009 to the present) and complete data on the database. This entails the following tasks:    

Activity 1: Research and Entry of Grey Literature in the Netherlands

The country rapporteur is expected to map migration research, focusing on projects as well as grey literature from NGOs, thinktanks, international organisations and similar institutions working and producing knowledge in the frame of migration research. The focus should be on migration research narrowly speaking and as conceptualised in the CROSSMIGRATION taxonomy (thus generally leaving aside research on integration/migrant incorporation, diversity and other related fields, except where it is related to issues of migration/ mobility). The mapping should cover the past 10 years. To the extent possible the national rapporteur enters the information deriving from this into the database. The detailed scope of this work will be agreed with Meike Palinkas as representative of ICMPD as the contracting agency and in close coordination with Albert Kraler (Danube University Krems) as the leader of the respective workpackage in the CROSSMIGRATION project. The mapping and data collection strategy will generally follow a hierarchy of priorities, with research projects funded by the main national level funding agencies in the last 10 years being the primary focus, followed by research projects funded by smaller research funding agencies, commissioned research and research projects. 

Reporting lines

The country rapporteur will report to Ms. Meike Palinkas who will be in charge of the day-to-day supervision both in terms of administrative and content issues. Jointly with Albert Kraler, she will provide feedback and comments on deliverables as needed.

Key Results:

  • List of entries made in the database [15 January 2020]

Incumbent Profile:

  • A minimum of three to five years of experience in migration research or closely related field
  • Proficieny in Dutch
  • Substantial knowledge of migration research data
  • Good understanding of publication procedures of research outputs
  • Familiarity with regional think tanks, research institutes, universities and other academic and non-academic migration knowledge and data producing institutions 


ICMPD offers a lump sum fee of 2.000 EUR for completing the tasks. Health insurance is the responsibility of the incumbent.

Application Procedure:

Candidates interested to engage in the CROSSMIGRATION project are kindly invited to apply through sending their updated CV and indicating their interest and experience to the following e-mail address: 

General Information:

ICMPD retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy or to cancel the recruitment


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