Consultancy to Support IOM Conakry in the Implementation of the Migration Governance Indicators (MGI) in Guinea

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1. BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

This is an era of unprecedented mobility, and the need to facilitate orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility is becoming increasingly relevant. The necessity to face the challenges and to maximize the opportunities that this mobility brings has been recognized with the inclusion of migration in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which highlights the positive contribution of migrants to inclusive growth and development in, among others, target 10.7 “orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people, including through the implementation of planned and well managed migration policies”.

To help countries understand what well-managed migration policies might look like in practice, IOM worked with The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) to develop the Migration Governance Indicators (MGI), a standard set of approximately 90 indicators, which helps countries identify good practices as well as areas with potential for further development and can offer insights on the policy levers that countries can use to develop their migration governance structures.

Since 2015, 68 countries have embarked on the MGI process, including Guinea. This year, IOM and the EIU will assess migration policies based on the MGI framework and organize inter-ministerial dialogue to discuss and validate the data.

2. OBJECTIVE:

The overall objective of this assignment is to support the implementation of the Migration Governance Indicators assessment in Guinea in coordination with, and under the process and methodology defined by IOM’s MGI team.

3. DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the overall and direct supervision of the Programme officer in IOM Guinea, and in coordination with the MGI team, the consultant will conduct the following tasks:**

Act as IOM Mission Focal Point for Data Collection

a) Act as the focal point for IOM Guinea in the MGI process (for the duration of the consultancy);

b) Act as the focal point at IOM Guinea for EIU to conduct the MGI assessment;

c) Assist the EIU researcher by directing them to relevant information and putting them into contact with appropriate IOM and government officials who could be interviewed for data collection; performing in-person interviews with government officials may be required.

Review draft assessment of migration policies

Matrix:

a) Review the data collected and compiled by the EIU for 90 indicators;

b) Engage government actors in the review of the 90 indicators if deemed appropriate.

c) Provide corrections and additional relevant information for review by the MGI team;

d) Indicate which topics in each of the six dimensions should be highlighted by the EIU in the short report (of approximately 6-8 pages).

Report:

e) Review the short report produced with the data collected;

f) Engage government actors in the review of the report ;

g) Provide corrections and additional relevant information for review by the MGI team.

Inter-ministerial or multi-stakeholder consultation

a) Organize an inter-ministerial/multi-stakeholder consultation to present the draft MGI country profile, liaising with the MGI team as needed;

b) In coordination with the MGI team, assist in preparing the presentation of results of the consultation;

c) Compile input from the Government on the country profile;

d) If appropriate, prepare recommendations on the way forward based on the MGI results to be discussed at the meeting.

Final report

a) Integrate comments from the consultation into the country profile drafted by the EIU and ensure it is validated by the government;

b) Send the country profile to the MGI team, which will prepare a short summary country report to be presented in the Global Migration Data Portal along with the longer pdf version of the report.

4. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

· University degree in Economics, International Relations, Business Administration, the Social Sciences, Law, Development Studies, International Affairs or any related discipline;

· Strong background in migration policy in Guinea, experience/knowledge in government structures in Guinea is an advantage;

· Computer literacy, especially Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel;

· Strong organizational skills;

· Ability to timely understand the Organization’s structure and portfolios;

· Ability to work effectively and harmoniously in a team of colleagues of varied cultural and professional backgrounds;

· Proven ability to produce quality work accurately and concisely according to set deadlines;

· Practical experience of how to multi-task, prioritize and work independently.

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