Consultant – Sensitive Gender Needs Assessment & Reintegration Strategy Plan


Position Title: Consultant – Sensitive Gender Needs Assessment & Reintegration Strategy Plan

Duty Station: Home-based

Classification: Consultant, Grade OTHER

Type of Appointment: Consultant, estimated 51 days

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

1. Nature of the consultancy: To conduct the sensitive gender needs assessment and develop the Tuvalu Reintegration Strategy**

Objective of consultancy:

The work will be under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission in Australia, and the direct supervision of the Project Development Officer. The successful candidate will be responsible for liaison with the Government of Tuvalu (GoT) and stakeholders to successfully carry out the gender needs assessment and the development of the Reintegration Strategy for Tuvalu. The Consultant will work closely with the In-Country IOM Programme Officer and the Department of Labour.

The development of the Tuvalu Reintegration Strategy will take a bottom-up approach to conducting a rapid needs assessment through community consultations to canvas and prioritize the needs of returned labour migrants and their communities. Returning labour migrants, community leaders/members, the GoT and all relevant stakeholders will be consulted using a bottom-up consultative methodology consisting of key informant interviews (KIIs) and focus group discussions (FGDs). The needs assessment methodology will be developed in close coordination with the GoT to ensure that lines of questioning are culturally appropriate, relevant and in line with government priorities. The needs of men and women will be assessed to ensure that a gendered approach is taken in the development and adoption of the strategy. This reintegration strategy will enable returning labour migrants access to reintegration services which facilitate a smooth transition while also harnessing newly acquired skills, financial resources and psycho-social support which limit negative social impacts of their absence. Further, reintegration services would serve to enable returning workers to build sustainable livelihoods to ensure economic resilience.

  1. IOM Project to which the Consultancy is contributing: Supporting the Development of A Labour Mobility Reintegration Strategy In Tuvalu

IOM seeks to support the development of a reintegration strategy with the Government of Tuvalu to enhance the reintegration of returning labour migrants to Tuvalu. The programme is delivered in close coordination with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Pacific Labour Facility (PLF), International Labour Organisation (ILO), NZ Aid/Recognised Seasonal Employment (RSE) Programme, Private Sector – Rural Training Centre’s (RTC’s) and Australian Pacific Training Coalition (APTC).

The objective of the programme is to support the Government of Tuvalu in achieving SDG targets 8.3 and 10.7 by increasing the development impacts of labour mobility programmes and providing improved reintegration services.

3. Tasks to be performed under this contract:

a) Conduct stakeholder mapping for conducting gender sensitive needs assessment

b) Conduct gender sensitive needs assessment of the current gaps in service to returning migrants through community consultations in and around Funafuti to identify post-return reintegration challenges and opportunities available for Tuvalu returning migrants to reintegrate in their communities

c) Conduct KIIs and FGDs with all relevant stakeholders, including key government ministries to assess gaps in services known to government

d) Consult relevant gender focused ministries, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), UN agencies and academia, for specific inputs relating to the needs of returning women migrant workers and women in households receiving returning labour migrants.

e) Present on initial findings of the needs assessment at a consultative workshop in Tuvalu, incorporating community members, leaders, stakeholders and government officials

f) Conduct a desk review of key materials relevant to develop a reintegration strategy in a Pacific Islands context

g) Develop a draft reintegration strategy for Tuvalu returning workers based on the findings from the needs assessment under output

h) Secure government, returning labour migrants, community, and private sector feedback on reintegration recommendations for Tuvalu migrant workers through a validation workshop

i) Conduct a validation workshop to seek Tuvalu Government validation on draft Labour migrant workers Reintegration Strategy

j) Submit progress reports of activities completed in reference to this Terms of Reference.

4. Tangible and measurable output of the work assignment.

a) Draft workplan with realistic due dates

b) Summary report of the stakeholder mapping activity

c) Gender Needs Assessment Report

d) KIIs and FGDs summary report

e) Desk Review Report on key materials relevant for the development of the reintegration strategy for Tuvalu

f) Consultation Report after consulting with gender focus ministries, CSOs and others

g) First Draft of the Tuvalu reintegration strategy

h) Final Tuvalu Reintegration Strategy

5. Estimated delivery dates and details as to how the work must be delivered.

Total number of days: 51

a) Draft workplan with realistic due dates 2 days

b) Submission of a Summary report of the stakeholder mapping activity 3 days

c) Submission of Gender Needs Assessment Report 10 days

d) Submission of KIIs and FGDs summary report 5 days

e) Submission of the desk Review Report on key materials relevant for the development of the reintegration strategy for Tuvalu 3 days

f) Submission of Consultation Report after consulting with gender focus ministries, CSOs and others 3 days

g) Drafting and submission of the First Draft of the Tuvalu Reintegration Strategy 20 days

h) Submission of the Final Tuvalu Reintegration Strategy 5 days

TOTAL 51 days


6. Performance indicators for evaluation of results (value of services rendered in relation to their cost).

· Performance should be assessed according to the tangible and measurable outputs of the work assignment above.

· 35% on submission of sensitive gender needs assessment

· 65% upon delivery of first and final strategy

Required Qualifications and Experience


· Master’s degree in Migration, International Development, Economics, Political or Social Sciences, International Relations, Law or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or

· University degree with five years of relevant professional experience.


  • Experience in liaising with governmental authorities and local communities, as well as national and regional institutions;
  • Experience in developing and delivering training curriculums;
  • Experience in research and data collection;
  • Knowledge or experience of national issues related migration and understanding of seasonal worker schemes;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Prior experience working for IOM, a UN agency is an advantage.


· Effective time management and the ability to complete work within strict deadlines.

· Proficient use of MS Office and/or other office applications.

· Ability to effectively facilitate meetings, trainings, and community activities.

· Ability to produce well written and concise reports.

· Strong intrapersonal skills and ability to communicate clearly.


Fluency in English is required.


  • The consultant must adhere to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Data Protection Principles (IN/138) and maintain confidentiality.
  • The consultant will be responsible to follow IOM writing guidelines and latest glossaries in all given assignments for accurate translation.

Required Competencies


  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintains 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 *level 2**

  • 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.


Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment.

No late applications will be accepted.


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