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NGO Jobs in Ethiopia : Ethiopia: Consultant - UMCs (Unaccompanied Migrant Children)

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 16 Feb 2018

Call for Application - Consultancy Service

Position Title: Consultant - UMCs (Unaccompanied Migrant Children)

Vacancy Code: CFA/0002/2018

Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with travel (in country and out of the country)

Open to: National/International Consultants

Duration of the Assignment: 6 to 8 weeks

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date February 16, 2018

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

Context and Scope

Under the overall supervision of IOM’s Special Liaison Office’s Chief of Mission (CoM), and direct supervision of the Regional Mixed Migration Programme Phase VIII (RMMP VIII) Programme Coordinator, IOM is seeking to hire a consultant to conduct a study that aims at analyzing the situation of Unaccompanied Migrant Children (UMCs)in Djibouti, Ethiopia, and Somalia by contrasting a selection of case studies with the national legal framework to identify legislative gaps and policies, and map available services according to international protection standards, and develop recommendations to enhance the protection of Unaccompanied Migrant Children in the three countries. The selected countries represent sending, receiving and transit countries due to their geographical position and the regional political context. The three countries are involved in the AU-Horn of Africa Initiative and in the Regional Technical Meeting organized through the Regional Mixed Migration Programme (RMMP).

It is envisaged that this consultancy will be conducted in collaboration with UNICEF under the overall framework of the Regional Annual Activity Plan.

The study will be implemented within the framework of the Regional Mixed Migration Programme for the Horn of Africa and the Gulf of Aden/Yemen: Improving Protection of Migrants Phase VIII”, funded by the US State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), and supports Outcome 3 of the project: Vulnerable migrants benefit from improved protection, and specifically Output 3.2: Improved child protection guidelines available, including in MRC locations.

Objectives of the research

This study will attempt in a first part to draw a comparative overview of the national legal frameworks related to Unaccompanied Migrant Children on the move in Djibouti, Ethiopia, and Somalia - in the light of International Human Rights Law and specifically international child protection standards. This part will complement the parallel legal and policy analysis to be undertaken under the RMMP.

The second part will present a case studies of Unaccompanied Migrant Children from the three countries focusing on various aspects detention, education, expulsion, reintegration, best interest determination…) to assess the situation of this migrant category, identify their needs and vulnerabilities, point out where the law is not properly enforced, if the laws exist, and identify the policies implemented.

The third part will assess availability and accessibility of services to Unaccompanied Migrant Children, whether nationals or foreign provided through government facilities and Migrant Response Centres. Ultimately the paper will produce a set of recommendations to both state and non-state actors in the field of Unaccompanied Migrant Children protection.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

The research will be undertaken based on existing literature, documentary research, field research and IOM case data.

It is to be a human rights-based study that aims at analyzing the situation of Unaccompanied Migrant Children in the Djibouti, Ethiopia and Somalia by contrasting a selection of case studies with the national legal framework to identify the gaps and weaknesses of the laws, policies, and services according to international protection standards, and develop recommendations to enhance the protection of Unaccompanied Migrant Children in the region.

The selected countries represent sending, receiving and transit countries due to their geographical position and the regional political context. The three countries are involved in the AU-Horn of Africa Initiative (AU-HoAI) on Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants and in the Regional Technical Meeting organized through the RMMP.

Outline:

  1. Legal framework:

International law: an overall rights-based approach:

  • An overview of the set of international and regional legal framework related to Unaccompanied Migrant Children.

  • The legal obligations for Djibouti, Ethiopia and Somalia (which conventions did they ratify? Are there reservations? …)

National laws: a mainly security-based approach:

  • What is the existing legal framework related to Unaccompanied Migrant Children in Djibouti, Ethiopia and Somalia.

  • Situation on the ground:

Presentation and comparison of case studies of Unaccompanied Migrant Children on the move in the three countries with a focus on practices and policies related to best interest determination, detention, integration, medical and psychosocial care in order to identify capacity building needs for service providers.

  1. Available Services:

Mapping of existing services provided by the relevant governments to children, and their accessibility to Unaccompanied Migrant Children. This will also cover established cooperation between the governments, IOM, UNICEF and others and identify capacity building needs for service providers.

  1. Conclusions and Recommendations:

Conclusions:

Recommendations:

  • To the governments

  • To IOM

  • Different stakeholders in the migrants and child’s protection fields.

Expected deliverables

  • An inception report defining clear methodology and timeline of the research;

  • A comprehensive draft report capturing the findings of the study according to the scope of work outlined above;

  • A presentation and handouts for participants of the stakeholder validation workshop;

  • An action plan developed through a key stakeholder workshop for improving child protection in a few selected places

  • A final report after the validation workshop including the action plan developed during the workshop

  • Document consolidating all relevant international, regional and national legal instruments and related national action plans

  • a roadmap on setting up a pilot structure in one of the MRCs (suggested by Tim)

  • Schedule of deliverables to be discussed at the final proposal submission stage.

Timeline

The duration of services performed under these Terms of Reference shall be from six to eight weeks from the signing of agreement.

Desired qualifications

Education

Minimum of postgraduate degree in Law and/or International Law from an accredited academic institution and relevant working experience.

Experience and skills:

  • 7 years of relevant professional working experience in the field

  • Exceptional skills in designing and conducting research studies, with practical experience in research methods;

  • Knowledge of international and regional migration governance structures;

  • Work experience in developing countries, preferably in the Horn of Africa;

  • Experience in working with UN agencies/other international agencies, governments, and other migration stakeholders;

  • Strong writing and analytical skills;

  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills;

  • Fluency in English (both oral and written);

  • Sound and proven understanding of internal and international migration issues in Africa;

  • Experience in programmes for migrants and capacity-building activities;

  • Experience in liaising with governmental and diplomatic authorities as well as with national and international institutions;

  • Knowledge of the region is an advantage.

Languages:

Fluency in spoken and written English and French is required. Knowledge of local languages in the region is an advantage.


How to apply:

How to apply:

Interested candidates/firms are invited to submit their applications and CV written in English with photocopies of educational/training certificates via our e-mail address RECADDIS@iom.int, by February 16, 2018 at the latest, referring the position title and vacancy code in the subject line of your email.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We strongly encourage qualified women to apply!

Posting period*:* From 01.02.2018 to 16.02.2018


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