I. Position Information
CIOP Regulatory & Management Specialist
Reporting directly to
Head of Labour Mobility & Human Development, IOM-Bahrain
Overall supervision by
Chief of Mission, IOM-Bahrain
Requirements for application
Submission of CV and Cover Letter
See application section below for further information**
*II. Organisational Context and Scope
The International Organization for Migration’s mission in Bahrain has been acting as the Management Site of an inter-regional initiative focusing on the design and management of tailored orientation programmes throughout the labour migration cycle. The ‘*Comprehensive Information & Orientation Programme’,* under the patronage of the Abu Dhabi Dialogue, supports Governments in holistically addressing the information needs of prospective and current migrant workers. This approach could contribute towards supporting well-informed decision-making, enhancing skills to effectively navigate work and life abroad as well as assist managing different components of departure and return.
IOM is establishing a Centre of Excellence, aimed to provide a wealth of services, technical expertise and resources to serve IOM missions and stakeholders with the design, development and management of CIOPs. This Centre will be housed within the Labour Mobility & Human Development (LHD) Unit of IOM-Bahrain.
The CIOP Regulatory & Management Specialist will be responsible for activities that support clients in strengthening the regulation and management of orientation programmes targeting prospective, current and returning migrant workers. This will primary include conducting regional and national analysis with recommendations, as well as producing high-quality knowledge products.
The CIOP Regulatory & Management Specialist will report directly to the Head of LHD in IOM-Bahrain and will be expected to work closely with other members of the Centre of Excellence, the LHD Regional Thematic Specialist for the Middle East and North Africa, as well as the Migration Research Division.
III. CONSULTANCY OBJECTIVE
The objective of this consultancy is to provide monthly reports outlining the progress made towards activities that support clients in strengthening the regulation and management of orientation programmes targeting prospective, current and returning migrant workers.**
IV. SCOPE OF WORK
The CIOP Regulatory & Management Specialist will be responsible for developing knowledge products and carrying out activities that support clients in strengthening the regulation and management of orientation programmes targeting prospective, current and returning migrant workers. This will primary include conducting regional and national with and recommendations, as well as producing high-quality knowledge products.
S/he will be responsible for the following:
Analysing Regulatory & Institutional Frameworks:**
· Contribute to the process of national and/or regional mappings, including data collection, to ensure inclusion of information on institutional and regulatory frameworks related to orientation programmes;
· Examine primary and secondary data to understand existing frameworks that support orientation, institutional capacities/mandates, legislative elements that support sustainability approaches and institutional barriers to the uptake and continuation of programmes;
· In close coordination with the CIOP Research Specialist, put together regional and/or national recommendations that build on the findings of any mapping exercises and address key challenges and regulatory gaps.
Develop a Policy Paper
· Using the data collected from mappings, draft a policy paper that puts forth global recommendations on different aspects of regulatory and institutionally arrangements for stakeholders to sustainably manage and regulate orientation programmes;
· Ensure a consultative approach, working closely with the CIOP Research Specialist and CIOP MEAL Officer.
· Incorporate feedback and comments from relevant units across IOM;
Producing Knowledge Products for the Centre of Excellence
· Produce knowledge products that highlight the importance of robust regulatory frameworks in sustaining CIOP, including short policy briefs and research reports outlining promising global practices.
· Work closely with other members of the Centre of Excellence;
· Provide regular progress updates to the Head of LHD in IOM-Bahrain.
V. DELIVERABLES AND SCHEDULE
The schedule of delivery is expected to be as follows:
Indicative time-frame for delivery
1st CIOP Progress Report
4 weeks from signing the contract
2nd CIOP Progress Report
8 weeks from signing the contract
The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and 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 organisational 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.
· Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimise 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 Organisation’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.
VII. REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
· Master’s degree in social research, migration/development studies, training/orientation or a related field;
· At least 5 years of professional experience in a field relevant to labour migration, research programmes or capacity-building targeting migrants;
· Demonstrated background in carrying out regulatory reviews or legislative analysis;
· Strong technical knowledge of labour migration;
· Excellent writing skills, with a proven ability to write informative and accurate reports as well as summarize findings in publishable quality;
· Meticulous and very attentive to detail;
· Strong conceptual and analytical abilities;
· Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment;
· Ability to work under time pressure and deliver work of outstanding quality.
· Professional fluency in spoken and written English is required;
· Knowledge of French and/or Arabic is an asset.
IX. CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT
Contracted consultants are not permitted to use any of his/her gathered data, reported findings, contributions to the draft and final reports to further his/her personal research.
This vacancy is archived.