Consultant – Youth Migration and Development Training

Position Title: Consultant – Youth Migration and Development Training

Duty Station: Home-based

Classification: Consultant, Grade Other

Type of Appointment: Consultant, three months

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 10 August 2023

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.


Project Context and Scope

This Consultancy will support the Global Programme on Making Migration Work for Development (Phase III) funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and jointly implemented by IOM and UNDP. The programme has a global focus with direct country level implementation in Ecuador, Morocco, Nepal, Serbia, Senegal and Tunisia and association with Bangladesh, Jamaica, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, and the Philippines.

The Programme aims to further solidify results and achievements reached to date and help translate policy-oriented and process driven actions into concrete results on the ground. Specifically, migrants and communities will be able to exert positive development impact from migration through more coherent and results-oriented policies and implementation mechanisms and stronger involvement of local authorities, private sector and diaspora and global advocacy. The results and lessons learnt from this phase will continue to be fed into relevant global dialogues and the UN (United Nations) Network for Migration for enhanced global understanding of how to effectively ensure policy coherence in migration governance for development.

To enhance the capacities of the national and local governments to address specific needs and challenges faced by young people, IOM plans to develop a comprehensive training package on integrating youth issues into migration and sustainable development policies and plans, with the specific focus on the North Africa region. In particular, IOM seeks to engage a consultant to review and consolidate existing policies and practices on effectively addressing youth issues regarding migration and sustainable development and develop a training package for in person face to face training which could be replicated for capacity development activities implemented by IOM Country, Regional Offices or HQ. This will support the IOM’s efforts to enhance the impact of its capacity development actions and promote inclusion of youth issues into national and local sustainable development policies and plans.

Organizational Department / Unit to which the Consultant is contributing:

The Category B Consultant will work under the overall supervision of Joanne Irvine, Senior

Migration and Sustainable Development Specialist, Migration and Sustainable Development Unit, DPDC (Department of Peace and Development Coordination) HQ, and in close coordination with the Regional Thematic Specialist RO (Regional Office) Cairo and colleagues from the Global Programme Management Unit and Focal Points from IOM Tunisia Country Office.


The main objective of this consultancy is to develop a training package for an in-person 2-3 day training package on integrating youth issues into migration and sustainable development policies and plans, with a specific focus on the North African region. This will include the review of existing policies, approaches and practices of national and local governments on addressing youth issues in migration governance and sustainable development agenda and development, identification of the available training materials and tools and development of the training package based on the IOM Training Toolkit on integrating Migration into 2030 Agenda.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

Initial considerations for the specific focus of the training package:

A training package should focus on the following national and regional demographic, socio-economic and migratory contexts: population growth and high shares of youth, high levels of national and regional economic and social inequalities and disparities, unequal access to education and training opportunities, high labour market pressures and high level of informal economic activity, high rates of emigration, transit migration, cross-border movements, mixed migration flows and displacement. In terms of youth inclusion, an inter-sectorial approach is preferred, with focus on youth with migration and non-migration backgrounds, rural youth, young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, young women, etc. The package should also support and raise capacity on monitoring and evaluation and collection of results based on development outcomes aligned to the 2030 Agenda. At the country level, the tools will complement current activities on supporting youth policy development and integrating youth issues into migration and sustainable development policies and plans.

Tangible and measurable output of the work assignment:

  1. Mapping of existing national, regional, and local approaches and practices on addressing and integrating youth issues into migration and sustainable development policies, plans, programmes, and mechanisms as well as existing training materials on this topic – by 8 September 2023.
  2. Draft outline for the structure, content, and methodology of the training package – by 15 September 2023.
  3. The first version of the training package ready for piloting includes: a detailed agenda, detailed methodology, a package of supporting materials, and a collection of reference materials – by 30 September 2023.
  4. Support to one pilot training conducted in one of the Programme countries – by 20 October 2023.
  5. The final training package adjusted to the results of the pilot training which include all elements mentioned above – by 31 October 2023.

Performance indicators for evaluation of results

  • Satisfactory completion of tasks indicated in these ToRs;
  • Quality of the elaborated analysis, drafts, and inputs for the knowledge products prepared;
  • Timely delivery of drafts and deliverables;
  • For the reports, compliance with IOM House Style Manual; IOM Brand Guidelines, IOMGuidelines on Research Report Writing, IOM Spelling List (2018) as well as IOM Data Protection Principles

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in in Development Studies, International Relations, Social Science, Political Science, Anthropology, Economics, or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or,
  • University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.


  • Proven experience in policy analysis and review on youth, migration, and development issues, at the regional or international level, including desk research and data collection, consolidating and analyzing materials, preparing reports, policy reviews, and developing policy recommendations and tools;
  • Extensive experience in the development of training materials and packages for training activities for the government partners, extensive knowledge of adult learning and interactive training techniques, facilitating training activities, review and analysis of results and development of institutional training;
  • Experience in working with international organizations in the context of migration and sustainable development, including experience in capacity development support, development of training tools and materials, and collaboration with multiple stakeholders and partners at the global and regional levels;
  • Working experience in the Middle East, North, or Western Africa regions is an advantage.


  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Ability to work from home.


IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.

For this position, fluency in English and French is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Spanish or other UN languages is an advantage.

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.


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.

Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (

Required Competencies:

Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these five values:

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: Respects and promotes individual and cultural differences. Encourages diversity and inclusion.
  • 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.
  • Courage: Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.
  • Empathy: Shows compassion for others, makes people feel safe, respected and fairly treated.

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 actions 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.


  • The appointment is subject to funding confirmation.
  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required for individuals hired on or after 15 November 2021. This will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.
  • Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply

How to apply:

For applicants to be considered, applicants are required to apply via PRIMS IOM e-recruitment system and attach the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Technical proposal
  • Financial proposal

To apply, interested applicants are invited to submit their applications HERE via the IOM e-Recruitment system by 10 August 2023.

IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For further information please refer to:

Posting period:

From 28.07.2023 to 10.08.2023

No Fees:

IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.

Requisition: CON 2023 13 Consultant – Youth Migration and Development Training – Homebased

(58267417) Released

Posting: Posting NC58267418 (58267418) Released

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