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CON 2017/43 - Consultant - Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dhaka (Bangladesh)

Position Title :Consultant

Duty Station :Dhaka, Bangladesh Classification Consultant, Grade OTHE

Type of Appointment : Consultant, four months

Estimated Start Date :As soon as possible

Closing Date : 23 July 2017 Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, 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:

Over the past years, Bangladesh has become a major labour-sending country with approximately 500,000 persons leaving the country in search of employment each year. Currently, there are around 10 million Bangladeshis living in more than 162 countries and engaged in various employments.

Given the growing recognition of migration as an enabler for development, there have been improved systems in the migration governance framework of the country. Migration is a multi-dimensional process that continues to contribute to the economic growth and has positive contributions on social, cultural, political, environmental and economic impacts of mainstreaming migration into national development strategies.

The Government of Bangladesh (GoB) has taken several steps to harness the potential of migration for development. The GoB has approved the Overseas Employment and Migrants Act 2013; Expatriates 1Welfare and Overseas Employment Policy 2016 and successfully incorporated migration and development in the country’s national plan – the Seventh Five Year Plan. With evidence-based thematic strategy papers, the GoB is also continually advocating for inclusion of M&D into prioritized sectoral plans and programmes.

Given this backdrop, it is important to streamline global and national development frameworks to design a holistic approach to maximize the positive impact of migration. In this aspect, a National Strategy and Action Plan on Migration and Development (M&D) would aim to contribute to national and socio-economic development by integrating international migration processes and considerations into development planning. This will forge a common understanding of the migration and development nexus among various stakeholders and delineate concrete actions to supplement the interventions by the GoB.

The overall objective of the assignment is to provide technical support to the GoB, under the guidance of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Migration and Development (ICMD) 2 in developing a National Strategy and Action Plan on M&D. The assignment would include

designing a Strategy and Action plan which would inter alia reflect: 1. Strategic Goals and priorities

2. Programmes/interventions to address them

3. Timeframe and indicative resources

4. Monitoring and evaluation framework (the list of indicators and data sources) 5. Stakeholders responsible for implementation

Page 1 / 4The interventions should not be limited to the previously prioritized areas and can include any emerging issue of the recent times.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

The development of the National Strategy and Action Plan on M&D and M&E Framework would be based on information collected from the following:

• Primary sources: consultations with thematic working groups, key informants’ interviews, discussions with international, regional and national experts, sectoral consultations; and

• Secondary sources: national, sectoral and ministerial plans; national and international publications and research documents, national legislation and policies; international treaties and conventions; official statistics and others.

In close collaboration with the IOM team and the GoB interlocutors (MoFA and MoEWOE) 3 and

National Consultant, the International Consultant shall perform the following tasks: • Conduct desk research (document and literature review) and guide the National Consultant in conducting extensive literature review (including relevant documents and good practices on the development of the National Strategies and Action Plans on M&D) and submit an inception report;

• Present the outline and scope of work at a Prioritization Workshop to facilitate discussions among key stakeholders to identify the key priorities for the NAP and strategy; • Conduct in-depth interviews with members of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Migration and Development (ICMD), Technical Working Groups (TWGs), National Project Board and other relevant stakeholders;

• Develop the draft NAP and Strategy following extensive literature review (including relevant documents and good practices of similar NAP and strategy on M&D) and consultative meetings; • Design relevant tools and guidance notes for divisional consultations (with support of the National Consultant);

• Co-facilitate seven divisional consultation4 (30 participants in each engaging with local government representatives, community members, NGOs) and coordinate with National Consultant to prepare summary reports;

• Facilitate the national consultation in Dhaka with government and a broad range of stakeholders (around 50-60 representatives from development partners, NGOs/CSOs and so forth) to share the draft NAP and receive the feedback (with support from the National Consultant);

• Review the edited version for finalization and printing of NAP and strategy including Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Framework to monitor NAP activities.

The International Consultant will work in close collaboration with the IOM team and the National Consultant. The National Consultant will be contracted by IOM and be responsible for (a) translating tools and guidance notes for divisional consultations; (b) organizing divisional consultations to share the draft NAP and strategy; (c) co-facilitating national consultation to finalize draft NAP and strategy; and (d) translating final NAP and strategy into Bangla and proof-reading for final publication.

Direct supervision on a weekly basis will be conducted by the IOM Focal Point. Satisfactory completion of the deliverables and final reporting will be subject to approval of IOM Dhaka. Coordination with IOM will be conducted through bi-weekly updates on work progress (either through email or actual meetings) submitted to the IOM’s Dhaka designated Focal Point. All reports on the activities submitted to IOM should be analytical in nature and contain detailed information on the scope of work conducted and provide analysis of the main results. All reports submitted must be in line with the programme communication guidelines including IOM spelling list: 2013 and IOM House Style Manual.

Page 2 / 4Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master's degree in Social Sciences from an accredited academic institutionor a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or • University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience. Experience

• Sound knowledge and demonstrated capacity in designing the tools and methodology to develop national strategies and action plans in the areas of migration and development, including design of the Monitoring and Evaluation frameworks;

• Demonstrated ability to draw lessons from relevant international, regional and national practices and processes and adapt them to the realities of Bangladesh;

• Proven experience in developing national strategic documents, policy papers and action plans and engaging with wide range of stakeholders ranging from government, development partners, NGOs/CSOs; and

• Excellent presentation, oral and written communication skills;

• Proficiency in English and good analytical, drafting skills.


• Fluency in English is required.

Desirable Competencies:


• 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.


Candidates with the required qualifications can submit the following documents as an attachment :

1. Application Letter/Cover Letter

Page 3 / 42. Curriculum Vitae

3. Previous published documents (evidence of previous similar work)

4. Draft proposal with cost estimation of developing the training plan


1.During the pilot phase of the programme in 2013; the GoB prioritized the thematic areas of 1. Migration and Poverty Reduction; 2. Migration, Social Protection and Rights; 3. Migration, Environment, Climate Change and Disaster Management; and 4. Migration and Human Resource Planning.

2.The ICMD is an inter-ministerial coordination mechanism to support mainstreaming migration initiatives; co-chaired by the Honorable Foreign Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) and Secretary, Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment (MoEWOE). 3. This Programme is jointly led by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment.

4. Except Dhaka Division.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 23 July 2017 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to: 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.

Posting period:

From 10.07.2017 to 23.07.2017

Requisition: CON 2017/43 - Consultant - Dhaka, Bangladesh (55088896) Released Posting: Posting NC55088897 (55088897) Released

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  • Organization: IOM - International Organization for Migration
  • Location: Dhaka (Bangladesh)
  • Grade: OTHE
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  • Closing Date: 2017-07-23

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