1. Nature of the consultancy
The objective of this consultancy is to facilitate the development of the manual of best practices on the investigation and prosecution of trafficking in Persons (TiP) and Smuggling of Migrants (SoM) cases in Africa, in consultation with the relevant national partner and IOM.
This Manual will gather best practices from areas of interest in relation to TiP and SoM, namely investigations techniques, victim-centered approach successful practices, witness protection measures, mechanisms using digital evidence, etc. It will contain a variety of initiatives implemented by the African Members States that may be regarded as best practices (i.e., continuous, widely accepted, replicable, and may be applied in different contexts) and identified as such by the African prosecution authorities.
Under the direct supervision of the Project Management Team, the consultant will be responsible for gathering inputs and developing the Manual from existing literature, through consultations with the prosecution authorities, and groups of experts if/when identified, that will be established to provide technical inputs and guidance into the development of the Manual.
2. Project Context and Scope:
This consultancy comes under the Africa Regional Migration Program (ARMP) funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration. The program has three outcome areas which are (i) Migration Management, (ii) Partnerships and (iii) Crisis Response. This activity/ consultancy comes under the second Outcome area with the aim of enhancing partnerships and strengthening national and regional capacities on migration management component.
3. Organizational Department / Unit to which the Consultant is contributing:
Protection division/ Africa Regional Migration Program (ARMP)
4. Category B Consultants: Tasks to be performed under this contract:
- Conduct a literature review to identify existing frameworks, standards, practices, and guidelines on the investigation and the prosecution of TiP and migrant smuggling cases.
- Identify key informants and conduct interviews to gather additional information on investigation and prosecution practices and lessons learned in these areas.
- Provide recommendations to the Project Management Team on the consultation methodology.
- Develop agendas and facilitation materials in the conduct of the consultation meetings; and prepare meeting reports summarizing key inputs and action points.
- Draft the Manual, taking into account written and verbal inputs provided by key informants and IOM Project Team.
- Prepare the Manual for publication, including editing the final version of the document in line with IOM’s Style Guide and Spelling List.
- The consultant(s) must maintain the highest ethical standards for research and adhere to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Data Protection Principles (IN/138) and maintain confidentiality.
- Education, Experience and/or skills required:
- Master’s degree from an accredited academic institution in Law or Political Sciences, International Relations, Development Studies, Migration Studies, Human Rights or related fields with at least 8-10 years of relevant professional experience; or
- University undergraduate degree with a minimum of 10 years of relevant professional experience.
- Good understanding of migration related topics including human trafficking and smuggling, protection, and human rights.
- Experience in providing capacity building or advisory services to Government entities, UN agencies, international NGOs, and other actors in the field of Counter trafficking and smuggling, especially in the national or international context is required.
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience in conducting research and developing training modules/curriculum, training materials, and facilitating stakeholder/working group consultations and trainings.
- Strong communication and analytical skills.
- Fluency in English (written and oral) is essential, working knowledge of French is an advantage.
- Travel required.
- The consultant is expected to travel within and outside of Egypt, if necessary, in order to carry out their responsibilities and tasks.
8. Required Competencies:
- Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
- Integrity and transparency: maintain high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
- Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.
Core Competencies – behavioural indicators
- Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
- Delivering results produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
- Managing and sharing knowledge continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
- Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
- Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.
IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.
Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.
9. Other Information:
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.Female candidates with the above qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply.
How to apply
10. Application procedure/ How to Apply:
The interested candidates must submit:
- A letter of motivation (1-page max.).
- An updated curriculum vitae.
- Financial & technical proposal
- Samples of previous work the incumbent contributed to develop.
Duly completed proposal should be submitted to IOM no later than January 30, 2024, by midnight Cairo time through the following links.
Internal Candidates: View the internal job posting
External Candidates: View the external job posting
Late submissions will not be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Applications with missing document s will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.