Consultant - Youth Migration and Development Training – Homebased


Position Title : Consultant - Youth Migration and Development Training
Duty Station : Homebased
Classification : Consultant, Grade Other
Type of Appointment : Consultant, three months
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 10 August 2023


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 a 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.


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.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 10 August 2023 at the latest, referring to this advertisement. 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 read the full job application and refer to: