Migration Mainstreaming Consultant

International Organization for Migration
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Apr 03

Position description

The selected consultant will be responsible for carrying out Activity 1.1 of the project: “Assess the existing EU and other donor approaches to mainstreaming migration into international development and dialogue with partner countries, and identify the most relevant development sectors.”

Description of the assignment

2.1 Main objective

The general objective of the assignment is to develop an assessment report that analyses existing approaches and lessons learned of the EU and other donors on mainstreaming migration into international development cooperation. The assessment will also identify the most relevant development sectors for mainstreaming migration, based on the priority sectors identified in the EU’s Agenda for Change. The report will be the basis for a set of recommendations on the structure, content and format of the guidelines and tools that are to be developed under this project.

2.2 Requested services

It is envisaged that the assignment will take around 50 working days. The consultant is envisaged to carry out the following activities:

  • Upon commencement of the assignment, in consultation with the IOM Project Team in Brussels, Belgium, develop a brief methodology for the activities and the steps to be taken, including proposed work schedule for the delivery of outputs/deliverables;
  • In close coordination with the IOM Project Team, participate in a kick-off meeting with EU DEVCO and relevant IOM thematic experts;
  • Prepare a desk research, including interviews with EU DEVCO and other relevant stakeholders and key informants (migration and development policy specialists, practitioners in the EU, other donors and partner countries, IOM internal experts, etc.) and transmit all reference materials, including interview transcripts and secondary sources collated, in an electronic format to the file sharing location identified by the IOM project team;
  • Develop a draft assessment report as detailed under 2.1;
  • Present the outcomes of the report to the Steering Committee during a one-day meeting which will be organised by the IOM Project Team and will take place in Brussels;
  • Incorporate the feedback of the IOM project team, the EU counterparts and other relevant parties into the final report to the full satisfaction of the IOM project team;
  • Provide the related deliverables (as per point 2.4 below and the agreed methodology) by the deadlines set in the work schedule.

2.3 Deliverables The consultant is required to provide IOM with the following deliverables:

  • A brief methodology and work schedule, to be submitted 10 (ten) working days after the start of the assignment;
  • A compilation of reference materials collected in the course of the assessment in an electronic format;
  • An assessment report, as detailed under point 2.1, to be submitted in a draft form by the agreed upon deadline in the work schedule, and in a final form by no later than the end date of the assignment as per 2.4.

The above deliverables should be submitted to IOM in electronic version. All reports under this assignment will be written in English.

2.4 Location and duration

It is envisaged that the assignment will take around 50 (fifty) working days.

The assignment is envisaged to start on 01/05/2017 and should be completed no later than 15/07/2017.

Research will be home-based. The assignment will also include duty travels to Brussels, Belgium, Genève and Bern, Switzerland and other donor capitals as determined in the work plan.


  • A Master’s or above university degree in social/political sciences, development studies, international relations, migration studies or another field related to the services;
  • At least 10 years of professional experience in a field related to migration governance;
  • Professional experience on the topics of migration and development and migration mainstreaming, firm knowledge on the latest evolutions in the migration and development discourse;
  • Firm knowledge on EU and other donor international cooperation and development (including funding policies). Experience working directly with EU (DEVCO) and/or other donor institutions is highly desirable;
  • Experience/knowledge on project cycle management and budget support is an asset;
  • Proven experience in international settings;
  • Strong research and analytical skills;
  • Experience in liaising and communicating with stakeholders and national and/or international counterparts;
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver quality work under tight timeframes;
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills and fluent command of English. Knowledge of French will be an advantage.

Application instructions

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