Developing a Toolkit on Labour Migration Policy Development Vacancy in Ethiopia

Countries: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda
Organization: International Labour Organization
Closing date: 16 Nov 2021


The project on “Free Movement of Persons and Transhumance in the IGAD Region: Improving Opportunities for Regular Labour Mobility” is implemented by the ILO in collaboration with the IGAD and its Member States with the financial support of the European Union. The overall objective of the project is to improve opportunities for regulated labour mobility and decent work within the IGAD Member States through the development of models of intervention, in the broader context of free movement of persons and labour mobility in the region. In the long-term, the project is expected to extend decent work opportunities to current and potential migrants within the region, as well as contribute to regional integration, strengthen the links between economic growth, climate change and job creation, and enhance the social and economic integration of migrants.
With the above overarching objective, the ILO has been supporting IGAD and its member states in improving their labour migration and mobility governance efforts on various fronts. Among other things, the project has conducted a serious of studies to better understand the labour migration dynamics as well as policy, legislative and institutional arrangement in each of the IGAD member states. One of the studies titled “An assessment of labour migration and mobility governance in the IGAD region” examines the capacity of member states to formulate and implement labour migration policies. The report notes the challenges and progresses made by some the IGAD member states in drafting labour migration and/or migration policies and legislations and further calls up on IGAD Member States to develop comprehensive labour migration, migration, or employment policies that capture labour migration policy objectives through a whole-of-government approach. Moreover, the report emphasises the need to include labour migration policy objectives in national development plans. This policy development process should engage all the ministries and agencies whose work touches on labour migration, as well as social partners, academia, CSOs, and IOs. As a first step in the development of a labour migration policy, the report recommends to implement a comprehensive training programme for the actors that will be engaged in this process. The findings and recommendations of the study are also in line with the recommendations put forward by the IGAD Regional Migration Policy framework, the revised African Union Migration Policy framework, the Global Compact on Migration and recommendations set in the ILO multi-lateral framework on labour migrations and conclusion of the 106thInternational Labour Conference of the ILO.
Based on the reconditions put forward on these and other regional, continental and global frameworks, the ILO developed a practical guide on developing labour migration policies. In this regard, considering the challenges brought by COVID 19 pandemic and with an effort to improve outreach and usability of the guideline by wider audience, particularly the IGAD region, the FMPT project in close collaboration with IGAD secretariat is planning develop a digital toolkit on developing labour migration policies which will serve as a reference material for IGAD member states and other countries around the world in developing their national labour migration policies. Therefore, this ToR is developed to hire the service of a consulting firm to develop a toolkit on labour migration policy development which is interactive, user friendly and accessible, among other things.
International Labour Organization

The objective of the assignment is to develop a digital toolkit on labour migration policy development drawing on the ILO practical guide on developing labour migration policies annexed to this TOR and other relevant materials developed on the subject as required. The digital toolkit is expected to be:

Interactive: the toolkit is expected to be interactive learning and reference materials for intended users,
User friendly: the toolkit is expected to be user friendly, simple and practical in its structure, content, presentation style and internet/connection bandwidth requirements. In addition, the toolkit is expected to use audio visual, graphic art, animation and voice over to present content in a user-friendly manner,
Accessible: the toolkit should take into account limited internet access or other circumstances that limit access to the mechanism and designed in a way that is accessible for users both online and offline,

Sustainability: The toolkit should be designed in such manner that additional/up to date information can be entered at the backend by trained ILO staff without hampering the old data and without shutting the toolkit.**Target Audience/Users**
The main users of the toolkit, among others, will include

Government officials, policy makers and practitioners working on the issue of labour migration governance at national, regional and international level,
Experts working for national governments, regional and international organizations working on migration and labour migration governance issues
Social partners, civil society organizations and non-government organization working on the issue of migration and labour migration

Academic institutions, training centres and research institutions, think thanks engaged in training, policy development, advocacy and advisory services to improve labour migration governance**Deliverables**

Inception Report: the consultant is expected to submit a detailed inception report explaining firm’s understanding of the ToR/assignment, methodology, work plan and general outline of the toolkit.
Develop outline of the toolkit: drawing on the inputs provided at the inception phase of the assignment, the firm is expected to develop a detailed outline of the toolkit. This may include narration and visual presentation of the outline of the toolkit.
Develop annotated content and method of presentation: the consulting firm is expected to develop annotated content of the toolkit drawing on the ILO practical Guide on Developing Labour Migration Policies and other relevant literature. The consultant will also elaborate the method and style of presentation of the content which among others will include text, audio/narration, audio visual and graphic arts. Once, a consensus is reached on the content and method/style of presentation, the consultant is expected to further develop content based on the agreed method/style.
Developing the toolkit: once content is developed in the agreed format, the consultant will develop the toolkit as per the outline agreed on deliverable point 2 for review and feedback to ILO, IGAD and other key stakeholders.
Testing: the toolkit will be shared with a group of experts in the IGAD region and around the world for review and testing.
Finalization and Deployment: once the review and testing is completed, the consultant will deploy the toolkit for users on the ILO website.
Handover: the firm will hand over all the content, source code, documentation, management right to the ILO.
Maintenance of the toolkit: the consulting company is expected to monitor and provide maintenance service for at least 6 months after deployment.

The assignment is expected to be completed in a maximum of four months period from the date of signing of the contract.
Required Competency and Qualifications**

  • The company is expected to have reputable experience in designing developing digital toolkits of similar nature and be able to present portfolio of previous toolkits, apps and similar digital tools using open source programming language1
  • The team leader should hold master’s degree in software engineering, computer science or similar from a reputable university.
  • The proposed team members need to have at least 3 years of experience and excellent knowledge of Java and XML and other open source programming languages, graphic designing and animation
  • Ability to solve problems creatively and adapt her/his style, creativity and imagination while enjoying creative work
  • Understanding and Knowledge of the subject matter (labour migration) and the target group.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, ability to accommodate feedback.

How to apply:

Interested service providers are encouraged to read detail quotation document along with Annexes and fill the required documents shared on UNGM ( and send their offers according to instructions via email before 16 November 2021, 04:00pm EAT.


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