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Research Consultant – Referral Mechanisms
International Organization For Migration in Washington, DC
 
 
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Date Posted May 16, 2018
Category
Science-Political Science
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 

Nature of Consultancy 

The ‘Greater Mekong Sub-Region and Malaysia: Migrant Assistance and Protection Program 

(MAPP)’ is a regional program which aims to address migration challenges faced in the Greater 

Mekong Sub-region and Malaysia through working in coordination with international and national 

actors to more effectively address the needs of vulnerable migrants through increased 

protection and targeted assistance. The project aims to develop sustainable solutions to provide 

relief and improve the well-being of vulnerable migrants; including trafficked women, men and 

children, internally displaced persons, refugees, asylum seekers, unaccompanied minors, and 

exploited and abused migrants. 

In Thailand, IOM implements this program in close cooperation and partnership with the Ministry 

of Social Development and Human Security (MSDHS), in particular with the Division of Anti 

Trafficking in Persons (DATIP), in order to build institutional capacity and support direct service 

provision for vulnerable migrants and victims of trafficking. 

In order to reinforce existing protection and referral frameworks and ensure their dissemination 

and uptake by key stakeholders and frontline officers, the consultant selected for this position 

would map existing referral and support mechanisms for vulnerable migrants and victims of 

trafficking, assess their relevance and effectiveness against protection needs and international 

best practice, and formulate recommendations for strengthening referral and support 

mechanisms, and enhancing their institutionalization and broader dissemination among key 

stakeholders and frontline officers. 

IOM Project to which the Consultancy is Contributing:
'Greater Mekong Sub-Region and Malaysia: Migrant Assistance and Protection Program 

(MAPP)’ 

Core Functions / Responsibilities:
Under the overall supervision of the Programme Coordinator, and the direct supervision of the 

Project Officer, the consultant selected for this position will undertake the following tasks: 

Conduct a literature review, consult relevant national, regional and international laws and
guidelines, map available data sources and prepare and submit Inception Report, highlighting 

proposed methodology for the mapping and assessment, a brief overview of the different 

categories of vulnerable migrants in Thailand, list of proposed key stakeholders to consult, and 

detailed work plan; 

Meet with key informants and stakeholders from governmental, non-governmental and
international organizations in order to gain a better understanding of existing referral procedures 

and support mechanisms, and validate findings through a stakeholder validation roundtable; 

Based on both primary and secondary data sources, prepare and submit draft mapping and
assessment of existing referral and support mechanisms; 

Based on feedback, finalize the mapping and assessment, complete with recommendations on
how to strengthen the relevance and effectiveness of existing mechanisms and enhance their 

institutionalization and broader dissemination among key stakeholders and frontline officers. 

Tangible and Measurable Output of the Work Assignment:
At the end of the contractual period, the following outputs will be delivered: 

Mapping and assessment study of existing referral and support mechanisms, including feasible
recommendations on how to strengthen the relevance and effectiveness of existing mechanisms 

and enhance their institutionalization and broader dissemination among key stakeholders and 

frontline officers. 

Realistic delivery dates and details as to how the work must be delivered: 

Delivery Date > Main Actions and Deliverables 

By 29 June 2018 > Submission of an Inception Report containing a detailed work plan, clear
methodology, and identification of relevant stakeholders/key informants (USD 2500) 

By 4 July 2018 > Submission of travel itinerary (USD 2500 travel and subsistence allowance)
By 22 August 2018 > Submission of draft mapping and assessment in English, including
specific and feasible recommendations (USD 5000) 

By 14 September 2018 > Submission of final mapping and assessment in English, based on
feedback provided (USD 5000). 

Required Qualifications and Experience:
Education 

MA, MSc or PhD in International Affairs, Political Science, Law, Human Rights, Migration
Studies or a related field; 

Experience 

A minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience in conducting quantitative and/or
qualitative social and economic research; 

Integrity and ability to handle confidential information in accordance with policies and
protocols on use of information, data and research; 

Sound knowledge of protection issues and referral mechanisms;
Knowledge of Thailand’s migration context will be considered a significant asset;
Demonstrated experience in working with international organizations, governmental
institutions and non-governmental organizations; 

Excellent ability in writing and drafting of reports;
High level of computer literacy, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel;
Excellent analytical, communication and negotiation skills;
Ability to work under tight timelines;
Ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision;
Prior experience with IOM or a relevant UN agency will be considered an advantage;
Languages 

Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Thai will be considered an advantage.
Desirable Competencies:
Behavioral 

Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms
Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders
Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others
Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience
Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services
Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external
stakeholders; 

Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of
self and others. 

Planning and Organizing - plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of
responsibility; 

Professionalism - displays mastery of subject matter
Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs,
perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation. 

Technological Awareness - displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
Resource Mobilization - works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs
of IOM. 

Other:
Note 

The appointment is subject to funding confirmation.
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment or
visa requirements and security clearances. 

No late applications will be accepted.
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment 

system, by 29 May 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement. 

For further information, please refer to:
http://www.iom.int/cms/en/sites/iom/home/about-iom-1/recruitment/how-to-apply.html 

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly 

completed. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on 

your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system. 

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