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09 Aug

Consultant Vacancy (FMM/National Migration Profile Guinea Bissau)


Vacancy at the IOM Free Movement of Persons & Migration in West Africa unit, Guinea Bissau.

Working under the direct supervision of the FMM West Africa Project Coordinator with regular coordination with the Chief of Mission (IOM Guinea Bissau), and the Regional Migration Management Specialist, FMM West Africa, The consultant will contribute to the FMM West Africa programme with specific objectives as follows:
 An in-depth data assessment of currently available data (secondary and primary) conducted and a comprehensive report made available to all relevant stakeholders;
 A detailed national Migration Profile developed within the context of regional mobility and in line with the regional guidelines and disseminated to a wide range of government agencies and other relevant stakeholders

Core Functions / Responsibilities:
-Develop a work plan and data collection methodology in preparation for the development of the Migration Profile.
-Conduct a comprehensive stakeholder analysis to determine key players in the field of migration.
-Coordinate with the National Migration Platform or migration data management structure, which will provide technical input throughout the development of the Migration Profile (i.e. assessment of current available data; identification of data sources for data analysis and development of indicators for the purposes of the Migration Profile).
-Carry out data assessments through, inter alia, identification of appropriate available data sources, evaluations of the quality, timeliness and periodicity of existing data sets and sources, determination of data users’ needs and priorities, and identification of information gaps and where national practice differs from regional and international standards.
-Produce and present to key stakeholders a detailed data assessment report containing findings of the assessment, identified gaps, as well as recommendations for the development of a national data management and dissemination strategy.
-Lead the process of the development of the Migration Profile on the basis of current available data (new migration data will not be collected) in close coordination with the National Migration Platform or migration data management structure and under the direct supervision of the FMM West Africa Migration Management Specialist.
-Produce a Migration Profile endorsed by the Government of Guinea Bissau, the National Migration Platform and IOM.
-Undertake duty travel as necessary to complete the above-mentioned tasks.

Required Qualifications and Experience
 University degree in demography or development economics, preferably with training in research methods.
 Minimum six years of experience in statistical research on international migration.
 Experience liaising with relevant national and regional stakeholders a distinct advantage.
 Experience with data assessments in ECOWAS region strongly desired.
 Knowledge of ECOWAS region an advantage.
 Knowledge of the Migration Profile concept’s evolution and previous applications strongly desired.

Fluency in English and Native Language (Portuguese); Fluency in all languages advantageous.

Required Competencies
 Good interpersonal and communication skills
 Knowledge of statistical methods and migration data sources at the regional and international level required
 Confident use of statistical analysis software and social research methods
 Personal commitment, efficiency and drive for results
 Ability to draft text clearly and concisely
 Ability to effectively handle multiple tasks under time constraint
 Proven track record of delivering on time and within the budget
 Ability to work in English and French Languages

How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via email to indicating position applied on subject line by Wednesday 9th of August, 2017.

In order for the applications to be considered valid, IOM only accepts applications with a cover letter not more than one page specifying the motivation for application, addressed to Human Resources, International Organization for Migration (IOM) and with a subject line "CFCV2017_56 Guinea Bissau. Consultant (FMM/NMP Guinea Bissau)".

All applications should include a functional email address, mobile numbers and detailed curriculum vitae (CV).


  • 09 Aug
  • Guinea Bissau

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