Kenya

Consultant - Mainstreaming Migration into Rural Development Planning

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A CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - CONSULTANCY

I. POSITION INFORMATION
CFA Number IOMKCO/CFA/015/2021
Position title Consultant – Mainstreaming Migration into Rural Development Planning
Duty station: Nairobi, Kenya
Duration of Assignment: 5 months
Job family: Core Migration
Organizational unit: Labour Mobility & Human Development and Migrant Protection and Assistance Department
Reporting directly to : Programme Manager, Labour Mobility & Human Development and Migrant Protection and Assistance Department
Secondary reporting: MMICD Project Manager

II. BACKGROUND AND JUSTIFICATION

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants. A “Guide on mainstreaming migration into rural development planning” in Kenya was developed by IOM and FAO in 2019 to help Kenyan policymakers at national and county level, as well as relevant stakeholders, to integrate migration into their rural development plans, policies and programmes. These series of tools are adapted from the forthcoming global IOM-FAO Toolkit on “Integrating Migration in Rural Development Sector Programmes” developed in partnership with the European Union (EU) under the Mainstreaming Migration into international Cooperation and Development (MMICD) project implemented by IOM. The Guide highlights the ways in which migration impacts and is impacted by rural development, while offering concrete tools to help stakeholders ensure that policies and programmes take into account the contribution of migration to rural development as well as the adverse drivers and structural factors that compel people to migrate. Following a successful stakeholder engagement and positive response during the formulation of the Guide, there is now a need to refine the contents and demonstrate how it can be used by Kenya government officials and other relevant stakeholders. Stakeholders can use the tools to ensure coherence and strengthen awareness/capacity on the linkages between migration and rural development.

III. OBJECTIVES

To finalize IOM-FAO Guide on Integrating Migration into the Rural Development Sector in Kenya.
The incumbent will oversee the review, validation, and promotion of the IOM-FAO Guide on Integrating Migration into the Rural Development Sector in Kenya. The 5-month consultancy contract will be overseen by the IOM Kenya Mission’s Programme Manager of Labour Mobility and Human Development and Migrant Protection and Assistance Department and supported by the MMICD project.

IV. SPECIFIC TASKS OF THE CONSULTANCY
Under the overall guidance of the Head of Programme and Policy Development and the direct supervision of the Programme Manager, Labour Mobility & Human Development and Migrant Protection and Assistance Department, in coordination with the MMICD Project Manager, the Consultant will:-

  1. Participate in an inception meeting with IOM, FAO, and selected Government counterparts and prepare an inception report, detailing the general understanding of the assignment, work plan and deliverables.
  2. Finalize a jointly agreed work plan with timelines for sharing drafts.
  3. Conduct consultations and workshops with stakeholders on integrating migration into rural development plans, policies, and programmes.
  4. Carry out pre and post surveys to collect feedback to inform the Guide.
  5. Share findings and recommendations for the above consultation meetings and propose way forward with relevant counterparts.
  6. Update the IOM-FAO Kenya Guide on mainstreaming migration into rural development in Kenya with above key recommendations.
  7. Organize final launch event on the Guide for relevant government services and other stakeholders in Kenya on integrating migration into rural development.
  8. Any other relevant duties as assigned.
    V. TANGIBLE AND MEASURABLE OUTPUT

Month 1 (July 2021)
o Inception meeting with GoK to discuss the assignment and update on the IOM-FAO Guide on mainstreaming migration into rural development planning” o Consultations with IOM & GoK to look at the detailing the general understanding of the assignment, work plan and deliverables
Output
o Inception report with work plan

Month 2 (August 2021)
o Kick-off workshop with relevant stakeholders. o Conduct consultative meetings with relevant stakeholders on the Guide and integrating migration into rural development plans, policies, and programmes. o Workshop to share findings and recommendations with Government counterparts and present the way forward.
Output
o Report on findings and takeaways from the workshops/meetings to inform the Guide
Month 3 (September 2021)
o Update the IOM-FAO Kenya Guide on mainstreaming migration into rural development in Kenya based on MMICD developments and above findings.
Output
o Draft Guide
Month 4 (October 2021)
o Update the IOM-FAO Kenya Guide on mainstreaming migration into rural development in Kenya based on feedback and comments.
Output
o Final Guide
Month 5 (November 2021)
o Organize final launch event on the Guide for relevant government services and other stakeholders in Kenya on integrating migration into rural development.
Output
o Final event report

VI. QUALIFICATION AND COMPETENCIES REQUIRED
Education and experience

  1. University degree in social sciences, demography and migration, political science, international relations, economics or other relevant subject.
  2. At least five years’ experience on migration related matters linked to Agricultural and Rural Development.
    1. Experience in developing and strengthen monitoring, and evaluation procedures for sustainability of the mainstreaming tool.
    2. Understanding of the current state of the impact of rural to urban migration its impact at both national and county level.
    3. Understanding of the SDGs and how they should be incorporated into the mainstreaming tool.

Technical/Functional Skills

  1. Experience in rural development and migration.
    1. Familiar with qualitative and quantitative methods and approaches.
    2. Skills in organizing workshops and events.
  2. Strong writing and editing skills.
  3. Proven communication skills and fluency in the English language,

Additionally, the consultant must have the ability to

  1. Produce high quality outputs in a timely manner, while understanding and anticipating the evolving needs on the ground.
  2. Assess situations or circumstances, and to draw sound conclusions.
    1. Think strategically, manage competing priorities and be highly organized.
  3. Work independently and produce high quality outputs.
    1. Display sensitivity towards: culture, gender, religion, race and nationality.
  4. Willingness and ability to travel within the country for an extended period of time.
  5. Strong communication and presentation skills and attention to detail.
  6. Advanced knowledge in the usage of computers and office software packages.

Behavioral Competencies
a) Takes responsibility and manages constructive criticism; b) works effectively with all clients and stakeholders; c) promotes continuous learning; communicates clearly; d) takes initiative and drives high levels of performance management; e) plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility; f) displays mastery of subject matter; g) contributes to a collegial team environment; h) creates a respectful office environment free of harassment and retaliation, and promotes the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA); i) incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal gender participation; j) displays awareness of relevant technological solutions; k) works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.

Technical Competencies
• Delivers on set objectives on hardship situations;
• Effectively coordinates actions with other implementing partners;
• Works effectively with local authorities, stakeholders, beneficiaries and the broader community to advance country office or regional objectives.

VII. LANGUAGES
Fluency in written and spoken English.

How to apply

Mode of Application
To apply for this consultancy, interested and eligible applicants can send copies of the following documents to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Human Resources Department at hrnairobi@iom.int

  1. Cover letter and CV describing previous experience providing similar services to
    clients.
  2. Samples of previous similar works (e.g. documents and/or links to websites);
    Including a technical and financial proposal.
    Closing Date: 12 May 2021
    Only Shortlisted Applicants will be contacted.
    NOTE
    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.