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  • Posted: Feb 16, 2021
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    Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. With 165 member states, a further 8 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the bene...
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    Consultant – Migration Policy Data

    CFA Number: IOMKCO/CFA/003/2021

    Position title: Consultant – Migration Policy Data

    Duty station: Nairobi, Kenya

    Duration of Assignment: 4 months

    Job family: Core Migration

    Organizational unit: Migration Governance

    Reporting directly to - Head of Programme and Policy Development


    The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the leading intergovernmental organization in the field of migration. IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people. In 2015, IOM developed the Migration Governance Framework (MiGOF), the only internationally agreed definition of well-managed migration[1]. The Migration Governance Indicators (MGI) were subsequently developed in order to operationalize the MiGOF.

    The MGI is a baseline assessment tool on national migration governance structures, consisting of a set of 90 indicators that help identify policy levers that can be used to strengthen migration governance. The overall objective of the MGI is to help countries strengthen their migration governance in their respective contexts based on their priorities. Since 2015, 68 countries have embarked on the MGI process at country level, and 10 countries at local level for a total of 16 assessments.

    In 2020 - 2021, IOM will pilot the first “MGI country level follow-up assessments” in 10 countries. The MGI follow-up assessments aim to show the progress that each country has made on the policy domains covered by the MGI since the first assessment as well as to help ensure that the information collected through the MGI is up to date. The main results of this exercise are summarized in an updated report highlighting the changes that have taken place since its first iteration. The updated report will also include a section assessing COVID-19 policies from a migration governance perspective.

    In 2017, Kenya undertook a comprehensive national review that resulted in the MGI profile[2]. The MGI follow-up assessment will evaluate progress since the MGI profile was published. For this process, IOM will hire a consultant to support the data collection in Kenya, including both a review of available secondary information and liaising with national institutions and counterparts, in the modalities defined by the IOM country office, to update the information related to an established set of indicators. The consultant will also draft and review the MGI report, integrating comments received from IOM and government counterparts.


    The overall objective of this consultancy is to support the MGI follow-up assessment of in Kenya in coordination with the IOM country office and following the process and methodology defined by IOM’s MGI team.


    Under the overall guidance of the Chief of Mission of IOM Kenya, the direct supervision of the Head of Programme and Policy Development, the Consultant will undertake the below responsibilities: -

    • Participate in relevant meetings with the government to present what MGI follow-up assessments are and agree with the government on how to implement the initiative.
    • Conduct a review of secondary literature and publicly available documents on the relevant regulatory and legal framework for migration governance, as well as existing public policies and strategies relevant to migration with a specific focus on progress since MGI assessment in 2017.
    • Conduct interviews with key actors on public policy and migration governance to identify progress and developments since the MGI assessment in 2017 as well as other relevant information.
    • Update the national MGI matrix from 2017 with the required relevant information for all 90+ indicators collected through tasks 1 and 2.
    • Complete the COVID-19 questions within the matrix based on existing literature and publicly available documentation.
    • Support the mission in presenting the results of the research to the Government.
    • Update the matrix to integrate feedback received from IOM (both from the Country Mission and the MGI team).
    • Prepare the MGI updated report highlighting key progress and development since 2017 as well as information based on the COVID-19 questions.
    • Support the organization of an inter-ministerial/multi-stakeholder consultation to present the draft MGI follow-up assessment, liaising with the MGI team as needed.
    • Compile possible inputs from the Government to present in the MGI updated report.
    • Integrate comments from the consultation into the MGI updated report and matrix as applicable.

    The proposed consultancy should also include the following:-

    1. Regular follow-up meetings with IOM will be held during the implementation of the project. The consultant shall integrate the recommendations, suggestions and changes proposed or requested by IOM into the products presented.
    2. IOM will collaborate by providing all relevant information they have in their files and database.


    IOM will provide the selected person with the country matrix from 2017 as well as the template for the updated MGI report.


    Tangible and Measurable Output

    • Drafting the document (matrix) containing the responses for the MGI follow up assessment with due justifications and references, as well as the COVID questions.
    • Sharing a document containing the summary of interviews with government institutions.
    • Updating the responses for the MGI follow up assessment and the COVID questions with due justifications and references, integrating the comments received by IOM.
    • Draft the MGI updated report, including the COVID questions.
    • Revising MGI updated report by integrating the comments received by IOM.

    Delivery dates and details as to how the work must be delivered:-

    1. Instalment


    Sharing with the MGI team the duly completed MGI matrix with updated answers to all questions (including COVID questions) as revised by the country mission

    Due date

    By end of April 2021 the latest

    Amount to be paid against deliverables

    50% of the agreed fee

    2. Instalment


    Sharing with the MGI team the draft MGI follow-up assessment report

    Due date

    By end of May 2021

    Amount to be paid against deliverables

    25% of the agreed fee

    3. Instalment


    Sharing with the MGI team the revised and final MGI matrix and MGI follow-up assessment report ready for layout (incorporating all needed changes proposed by the country office and the MGI team)

    Due date

    By end of July 2021 the latest

    Amount to be paid against deliverables

    25% of the agreed fee

    Performance indicators for evaluation of results:-

    1. Satisfactory completion of tasks indicated in these ToR
    2. Quality of the progress report and updated matrix


    Education and experience

    1. University degree in migration studies, social sciences, politics, communication or law, International Affairs or any related discipline.
    2. At least four (4) years of experience on public policy issues related to migration, human rights, local governance.
    3. Strong background in migration policy in Kenya, experience/knowledge in government structures in Kenya is an advantage.
    4. Strong analytical and writing skills; experience with policy-oriented documents and publications (ideally for international/regional organizations) is an advantage.
    5. Computer literacy, especially Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel.
    6. Strong organizational skills.
    7. Ability to timely understand the Organization’s structure and portfolios.
    8. Ability to work effectively and harmoniously in a team of colleagues of varied cultural and professional backgrounds.
    9. Proven ability to produce quality work accurately and concisely according to set deadlines.
    10. Practical experience of how to multi-task, prioritize and work independently.

    Values and Competencies


    1. Inclusion and respect for diversity respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
    2. Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
    3. Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

    Core Competencies

    1. Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
    2. Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
    3. Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
    4. Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
    5. Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication. explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

    Technical Competencies

    1. Delivers on set objectives in hardship situations.
    2. Effectively coordinates actions with other implementing partners.
    3. Works effectively with local authorities, stakeholders, beneficiaries and the broader community to advance country office or regional objectives.


    Fluency in written and spoken English.

    [1] Available at

    [2] Its Migration Governance Profile is published online on the Migration Data Portal and in IOM’s online bookstore.

    Method 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

    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).

    Closing Date: 18 February 2021

    Only Shortlisted Applicants will be contacted.

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