Demand Driven Facility (DDF) Call for Experts CVs

Support to Free Movement and Migration in West Africa

The EU-funded Project 'Support to Free Movement of Persons and Migration in West Africa' (FMM West Africa) aims to maximize the development potential of free movement of persons and migration in West Africa by supporting the effective implementation of the ECOWAS Free Movement of Persons' Protocols and the ECOWAS Common Approach on Migration. Driven by the ECOWAS Commission and implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) and the International Labour Organization (ILO), FMM West Africa has a 26 million Euros budget and a five-year timeline to support West Africa at regional, national and local level.

The Demand Driven Facility

The Demand Driven Facility for National Institutions (DDF) forms part of the FMM West Africa project. The DDF offers tailored technical assistance to national institutions in the ECOWAS Member States and Mauritania, in the areas of border management, counter trafficking, labour migration and related policy development. National institutions are invited to submit requests for assistance to the DDF according to their specific needs. The DDF will work with the beneficiary institutions to shape the desired actions and will manage the entire project implementation process of these actions, in collaboration with national institutions.

How do experts work with the DDF Team on DDF actions?

Experts are recruited to deliver technical inputs to DDF actions. Examples of such inputs include the development or review of legal frameworks and policy documents in the thematic areas of the project; conducting training and assessments; and moderating workshops.

Experts in the areas of border management, counter trafficking, labour migration and related policy development are invited to send their CVs to the DDF. Experts' CVs will be added to the DDF Expert Roster, which is an internal tool that will be used solely for the purpose of DDF activities. The CVs of experts will be selected by the DDF from the Roster in order to facilitate the recruitment of experts to work on specific DDF activities. Please note that upon request CVs could be shared with the project partners (IOM, ICMPD, ILO, ECOWAS Commission).

The DDF Technical Committee directs the implementation of the DDF, including the approval of DDF actions, and consists of representatives of the project partners and the EU. The DDF manages all DDF actions, in collaboration with national institutions and the project partners, which includes the development of an action fiche and facilitating its endorsement; liaising with the beneficiaries and experts to ensure the smooth implementation of activities; overseeing DDF activities to ensure that theyare of high quality; organising the logistics of all DDF events; and overseeing the completion, monitoring and evaluation of DDF actions.

The DDF Team will brief the expert in preparation of the action they are assigned to. After each activitythe expert will have a debriefing with the DDF Team and complete a mission report. At the end of each action experts will complete a report outlining the results and achievements of the overall action.Beneficiaries will fill a general evaluation form, which will include an evaluation of the expert. The DDF Team will evaluate the expert after an action on the basis of an evaluation grid - this information will be for internal use by the FMM West Africa project only.

How the DDF Team will work with experts

  1. Expert selection: TORs & recruitment
  2. Preparation of the activity, logistics and expert briefing
  3. Overseeing implementation of DDF activity
  4. Expert reporting and DDF feedback
  5. DDF monitoring & evaluation
Examples of possible DDF activities:

  • Reviewing a national border management strategy
  • Conducting training for border guards
  • Updating a border management manual
  • Developing a transnational referral mechanism between two countries
  • Moderating a workshop to review the implementation of a national counter trafficking strategy
  • Assessing the conformity of a national witness protection policy with the ECOWAS Guidelines on Protection, Support and Assistance to Witnesses.
  • Making a presentation at a labour migration law enforcement seminar
  • Developing a proposal for a labour migration exchange programme between two countries
  • Analysing the capacity building needs of labour market institutions in two countries
  • Assessing the capacities of a ministry to implement a national migration policy
  • Contributing to an in depth study on the implementation of the ECOWAS Free Movement Protocols in three countries
Experts are invited to:

  • Send their CV via email in order for it to be included in the DDF Expert Database
  • Contact the DDF team by email or telephone for more information.
Contact DDF:; Phone: +234 9 03 88 52 642 / +234 9 03 88 52 639

Download the PDF of the call description here.


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