Consultancy services to strengthen migration governance in Lesotho

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Closing date: 10 Feb 2021

Invitation to Bid

Reference No. 83373749

GIZ – Support to the AU on migration and displacement project would like to invite all interested bidders/consulting firms who are eligible to participate in this open tender, are herewith requested to submit their proposals to the “Consultancy services to strengthen migration governance in Lesotho”.

Interested bidders who fulfill the following criteria, can request the detailed tender documents via an email address starting from Friday, January 29th 2021.

Government of Lesotho (GoL) has made migration a major theme of its foreign and public policies, as is reflected in Vision 2020 and the National Strategic Development Plan: 2018/19-2022/23 (NSDP II). Lesotho has actively participated in the Global Compact on Migration (GCM), Migration Dialogue for Southern Africa (MIDSA), and other inter-governmental policy dialogue forum. In 2010 Lesotho established a forum called National Consultative Committee on Migration (NCC), a migration coordinating forum that has played a key role in addressing migration issues in the country. The NCC consists of government ministries/agencies, non-governmental stakeholders, and partners dealing with migration issues in Lesotho. Non-governmental stakeholders include academia, labour unions and migrants’ associations. The NCC is chaired by Ministry of Home Affairs and co-chaired by IOM.

Despite the progress made by the GoL on migration, there is more to do in order to ensure that Lesotho will be able to address migration issues in a holistic and comprehensive manner. Therefore, Lesotho requested support on migration governance through the Technical Assistance Facility of the Department of Social Affairs (DSA) of the African Union Commission. Some of the urgent needs include strengthening the NCC, revising the National Migration and Development Policy, (NMDP), and mainstreaming the latter policy in the NSDP 2018/19-2022/23. The NMDP will be the broader umbrella policy for the various policies which have been developed as mentioned above. The Draft National Migration and Development Policy should be updated and validated through the NCC and other relevant forums, and finally adopted at the Cabinet level. Whereas IOM supports the revision of the NMDP, the AUC, with support of GIZ, is seeking the services of a consultancy to strengthen the NCC.

The consultancy services to strengthen the NCC will undergo six phases, including; an inception phase, the review of the legal status, TOR and structure of the current NCC, the development of an advocacy strategy, the drafting of a 3-year indicative strategic plan of the NCC, the drafting of an activity plan for the first year of the strategic plan and finally a validation workshop with the GoL to validate the developed products.

A background in management/organisational development and migration governance are required.

Overall number of workdays will be 40.

Anticipated period of assignment: From March 01.2021 until October 15.2021

Required Personnel Concept and Qualifications:

The bidder is required to provide personnel who are suited to filling the positions described, on the basis of their CVs (see Chapter 7), the range of tasks involved and the required qualifications.

The below specified qualifications represent the requirements to reach the maximum number of points.

Short-term expert pool with minimum 2, maximum 4 members

Qualifications of the short-term expert pool

  • Education/training: 1 expert with university qualification (Master's) degree in law, economics, communication or related field, 1 expert with university qualification (Master's) degree in political sciences, social sciences, migration studies or related field.

  • Language: 2 experts with very good language skills in English

  • General professional experience: 1 expert with at least 10 years of experience in the management sector, 1 expert with at least 10 years of professional experience in the policy advice/governance sector

  • Specific professional experience: 1 expert with at least 10 years of experience in organisational development/process advice, 1 expert with at least 10 years of professional experience in migration

  • Regional experience: 1 expert with at least 5 years of experience in Africa, 1 expert with 3 years of experience in Southern Africa (SADC), ideally Lesotho

  • Other: strong oral presentation skills, strong interpersonal and networking skills, ability to act with senior officials (government officials and representatives of multilateral and bilateral agencies)

How to apply:

  • All bids must be delivered/submitted through the email address at or before 4:30 PM (GMT+3) on Wednesday, February.10. 2021.
  • All bids must include technical and financial offers. Technical and financial offers have to be separate.
  • Offers shall be as per the issued tender document.
  • The financial offer should list the daily fees charged for this contract. Financial offer shall be as per the bid sheet template of GIZ and signed and stamped by the bidder.
  • The technical offer should include the approach taken by the consulting firm and showcase its previous work in the areas listed above.
  • GIZ – Support to the AU on Migration and Displacement Project reserves the right to cancel the bid fully or partially.


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