IOM Tunisia has an exciting opening for a Consultant on diaspora mapping and engagement! As part of our global Making Migration Work for Sustainable Development programme, IOM is supporting the development of a Skills Mobility Partnership between Tunisia and Switzerland. The consultant would support this initiative by mapping the Tunisian diaspora in Switzerland and making recommendations on engaging this diaspora to invest in Tunisia’s sustainable development.
The diaspora mapping would support our understanding of the composition and distributions of the Tunisian diaspora in Switzerland and analyse their potential contribution to the development of Tunisia, by developing a questionnaire and conducting a field visit in Switzerland. The consultant would also build a database of potential focal points in the Tunisia diaspora who could sensitive, promote and support the implementation of the skills mobility partnership. Finally, the consultant would develop recommendations and pilot forms of engagement with the Tunisian diaspora in the implementation of the skills mobility partnership and the Young Professionals Agreement. The consultant would then develop a draft strategy for short, medium and long-term interventions to mobilise the Tunisian diaspora.
If you’re an experienced researcher with extensive qualitative and quantitative skills, competency in the study of migration and development, and an excellent level of Arabic and French, then this consultancy is for you! Members of the Tunisian diaspora are especially suited to the role. Application materials should be sent to Tunisrecruitment@iom.int, referencing “TN2021-005-Appel à consultation : Diaspora Mapping-MM3” before March 10th.
Reinforcing the capacities of migrant communities for development
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