SUPREME: Strengthening Utilization of Additional Policies and Measures for Reinforcing Migration Management in Turkey

Call for Experts:“Strengthening Utilization of Additional Policies and Measures for Reinforcing Migration Management in Turkey”

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. 

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