The International Organization for Migration (IOM) conducts and supports research designed to guide and inform migration policy and practice. The Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC), based in Berlin, Germany, responds to IOM’s call for upgrading its capacity to collect andanalyse migration data, and to develop closer partnerships with data providers and academic institutions. GMDAC acts as a data hub for decision-makers and practitioners seeking the best available migration data.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
Under the overall guidance of the Director of GMDAC and GMDAC’s Data Officer, the Consultant will be responsible for drafting a guidance note on “Migration data and gender” as well as the script and content for a short video stream on the same subject that will be part of an online training course on migration data.
The Consultant will be responsible for drafting a guidance note on “Migration data and gender”.After an introduction and review of progress to date, the note should include a section on “Gender-responsive migration data” with a chapeau that looks at measurement criteria and definitions (operational definitions, as concrete as possible), followed by chapters looking at different migration data sources and how a gender perspective could be integrated there. The second section should address data disaggregation, looking at which topics (and SDG indicators) should be prioritized for disaggregation by sex, age, migratory status and other characteristics. The guidance note should then include a chapter, looking at the implications for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the objectives of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) and especially GCM Objective One. The concluding chapter should include concrete recommendations for policymakers and practitioners, if possible with examples, and a heck list on how to integrate a gender perspective in the collection, analysis and use of migration data.
Throughout the guidance note, the consultant should highlight existing best practices and lessons learned on integrating a gender perspective, as well as risks of not doing so at the country level. Building on the research conducted to produce the note, the consultant will also be responsible for preparing the script and content for a video stream (15 minutes) on the same subject that will be part of an online training course on migration data. The consultant will also prepare a record a short video that may be integrated in the video stream (maximum 5 minutes), also on the topic of migration data from a gender perspective.
In particular, it is foreseen that the Consultant will:
Conduct desk research focusing on migration data and gender.
Conduct five to ten semi-structured expert interviews with international and/or national
Consolidate the findings of the desk research and expert interviews to draft a guidance
note on “Migration data and gender”, including concrete recommendations and a final
check list that could be used as a quick reference for all users.
Update the draft guidance note based on feedback received.
Develop the script and content for 15 a minutes-long video stream on migration data
and gender as well as for a short video (5 minutes) on migration data from a gender
Update the script and content for the video stream (15 minutes) and the short video (5
minutes) based on feedback received.
Record the short video (5 minutes) on migration data from a gender perspective.
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