Junior Consultant – Support the Development of the Regional Cross-border Inter- Agency Working Group (IAWG) on IBM 14 views

The Better Migration Management (BMM) programme is a regional, multi-year, multi-partner programme which seeks to improve the management of safe, orderly and regular migration through providing support to national authorities to address Trafficking in Persons (TiP) and Smuggling of Migrants (SoM) within and from the EHoA region. In particular, the programme aims to strengthen national and regional migration governance in accordance with global and regional frameworks through enhancing national and cross-border operations as well as inter-agency cooperation on the management of trafficking and smuggling cases between investigations, prosecution, courts and other state and non-state actors in accordance with international standards. The BMM programme also aims to improve the prevention of TiP and SoM and protection of vulnerable migrants at a local, national and regional level, ensuring appropriate assistance and support for victims of trafficking, taking into account age and sex – related vulnerability.

The first phase of the BMM Programme was implemented successfully and concluded in September 2019 with the second phase of the programme commencing in October 2019 to be implemented over a 33 – month period to July 2022. The second phase of the programme is currently implemented under the three components of; (i) Migration Governance, (ii) Cooperation on TiP and SoM (iii) Protection of Victims of Trafficking (VoT) and vulnerable migrants.

The BMM programme is co-funded by the European Union Trust Fund for Africa and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and coordinated by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). The programme is implemented in Khartoum Process countries including; Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is one of the main implementing partners alongside the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), CIVIPOL and the British Council.


The Consultant will be tasked to support development of a regional cross-border Inter- Agency Working Group (IAWG) on Integrated Border Management (IBM) in the East and Horn of Africa (EHoA) region with a focus on BMM implementing countries which include; Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan and Uganda.

The IAWG once established will serve as a platform to share good practice and evidence- based learning on Integrated Border Management operations across the EHoA region. The IAWG will also build consensus through dialogue and networking in order to influence Integrated Border Management policies and practices among border management institutions in the EHoA region.


Under the direct supervision of the BMM Senior Regional Programme Manager and working closely with the BMM Regional Project Support Officer, relevant Regional Thematic Specialists and BMM staff based in implementing countries, the recruited Consultant will be required to;

  1. Review the existing literature on the IAWG on IBM and produce an Inception Report detailing an actionable work plan.

  2. Review and update the Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs) on the IAWG on IBM previously developed in 2019.

  3. Carry out Individual Interviews, Key Informant Interviews (KII) and Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) on good practices existing in the region.

  4. Develop power point presentations on the use of the reviewed SoPs, functions of the IAWG and basics of IBM.

  5. Organize and facilitate a Regional Consultative Workshop with key national partners on operationalization of the SoPs.

  6. Submit a final report detailing key recommendations for follow – up in future programming.

  7. Identify and detail new and emerging issues that could be tabled through the BMM IBM intervention for the benefit of the IAWG.


  • Satisfactory completion of tasks indicated.
  • Quality of the elaborated document.
  • Timely delivery of outlines and/or drafts as provided for in the time schedule.
  • Compliance with IOM house style guidelines and
  • Delivery of any other tasks indicated above.


Month I

Week 1 – Week 4

  • Develop an Inception Report highlighting background information, scope of work and expected outcomes.
  • Submit a work plan inclusive of data collection processes.

Month II

Week 5 – Week 8

  • Review and update previously developed Standard Operating Procedures on the IAWG on IBM
  • Organize and conduct meetings with relevant authorities in the region, liaising extensively with border management agencies in BMM countries, United Nations agencies and Regional Economic Communities (RECs) such as the EAC and IGAD.

Month III

Week 9 – Week 12

  • Coordinate and facilitate a Regional Consultative Workshop involving key stakeholders in the EHoA region.
  • Consolidate input from the Regional Consultative Workshop.

Month IV

Week 13 – Week 16

  • Submit a final report detailing key recommendations and follow- up actions.


  • Master’s degree in Political or Social Science, International Relations, International Development, or a related field from an accredited academic institution; or
  • University degree in the above fields with three years of relevant professional experience.
  • Advanced research, writing, outreach and communications skills with previous experience in conducting research or assessments in the field of migration.
  • Experience in working with governmental or non- governmental institutions, more so in the EHoA region.
  • Previous experience in implementing activities related to migration management is advantageous.


  • Prior working experience in the field of Immigration and Border Management and/ or Integrated Border Management in the E&HoA region.
  • Capacity to liaise with BMM representatives from national institutions and international organizations on data collection and analysis.
  • Ability to draft and revise reports and documents with clarity in English.
  • Delivers on set objectives in the allocated timeframe.
  • Incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal gender participation.


Required: Fluency in both written and spoken English required.

Advantageous: Fluency in French or Arabic is desirable but not required.

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit CV and a cover letter indicating the Position Title and Vacancy Number with three professional referees, and their contacts (both email and telephone) to International Organization for Migration (IOM), RO Human Resources Department, via e-mail: ronairobihrdrec@iom.int

CLOSING DATE: 26thApril 2021

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Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


NO FEE: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, process or training). IOM does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank details.

Posting period:

From: 19.04.2021 to 26.04.2021

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