Junior Policy Analyst – Human Mobility

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This is a IPSA-8 contract. This kind of contract is known as International Personnel Services Agreement. It is normally internationally recruited only. It usually requires 1 years of experience, depending on education. More about IPSA-8 contracts.


Framed by UNDP’s Strategic Plan 2018 – 2021, UNDP’s work on human mobility has been expanding in response to country/regional demands and situations. The programmatic and policy advisory support focuses predominantly on the following areas of work – preventing and addressing negative drivers of migration, ensuring social and economic inclusion of IDPs, refugees and other migrants, responding to large scale forced displacement/migration crises and long-term solutions to support people on the move, including addressing counter-trafficking, supporting safe and voluntary return and reintegration, and resilience-building.

This work is led by the Recovery Solutions and Human Mobility Team (RSHM) in the Crisis Bureau (CB). The Crisis Bureau guides UNDP’s corporate crisis-related strategies and vision for crisis prevention, response and recovery. It has a key role to play in helping country offices accelerate human and sustainable development by supporting the design and implementation of programmes and projects that effectively contribute to country-owned policies and results.

The Recovery Solutions and Human Mobility team, as a part of the Crisis Bureau, offers integrated solutions by combining existing technical, programme and policy expertise in three established interrelated UNDP workstreams: i) human mobility; ii) livelihoods and economic recovery, and iii) mine action, all in light of new developments and situations brought by the COVID pandemic. The consultant assignment is within the human mobility workstream, where the consultant will support work, especially in the area of forced displacement. Under the direct supervision of the Human Mobility Advisor in the Recovery Solutions and Human Mobility (RSHM) Team, UNDP Crisis Bureau, the consultant will conduct research, analyze pertinent data, draft meeting notes and talking points, organize events and ensure knowledge sharing within the Global Policy Network (GPN) and between regional hubs. The consultant will also work with regional and country-level colleagues with the overall objective of supporting the human mobility team to work across the different stages of planning, implementation and monitoring of different programmes at global and regional levels.

Duties and Responsibilities

The junior policy analyst will provide support to help UNDP move its human mobility agenda forward. Key areas of work with indicative deliverables are outlined below:

1. Support the work of the RSHM team on forced displacement

  • Support UNDP's work on development solutions to forced displacement;
  • Engage in the GP2.0, the Global Action Plan on Internal Displacement, with particular focus on solutions to protracted internal displacement, and provide support to knowledge platform building and events organization;
  • Support the team in the follow up of the recommendations of the UN HLP on Internal Displacement;
  • Support the team in strengthening partnership with UNHCR towards the implementation of the Global Compact on Refugees, the commitments made at the Global Refugee Forum and towards enhanced UNDP-UNHCR collaboration at the global, regional and local levels.

2. Make specific contributions to work related to climate change, environment and human mobility

  • Work closely with the RSHM team, in collaboration with other UNDP teams and UN agencies, on climate change, environment and human mobility issues, especially in the framework of interagency platforms, and support relevant activities.

3. Contribute to UNDP’s work on social cohesion, and help the RSHM team organize an event on this topic

  • Support the organization of an event on social cohesion in human mobility setiings with experts and practionners working on this issue.

4. Design , compile and regularly publish the Human Mobility newsletter

  • Collect global, regional and country level updates and design the monthly/bi-monthly Human Mobility newsletter.
  • Regularly update the list of recipients.
  • Interview different colleagues from country offices and share different field projects they are working on with subscribers.


-Understanding of diverse human mobility contexts as well as experience in working on migration and forced displacement;

-Proactive and consultative approach and proven innovative thinking on opportunities for delivery, including in challenging contexts, are essential for the successful accomplishment of activities;

-Ability to manage diverse and complex tasks, with tight deadlines;

-Computer literacy in Microsoft Office and web-based applications; proficiency in data analytics and visualization;

-Readiness for field travel and flexibility in the delivery of customized remote support.

-Ability to work independently and manage competing priorities;

-Ability to work effectively with UNDP Staff members in various regions and offices;

-Ability to manage multiple tasks under pressure;

Experience of working in developing country contexts is an asset;

Knowledge of UNDP’s institutional architecture is an asset.

Required Skills and Experience

- Master’s degree in International Affairs, Migration, Political, Social Sciences, business or a related field from an accredited academic institution.

- Minimum one year experience demonstrating knowledge of migration, forced displacement, and/or relevant research or knowledge management related activities

- Oral and written command of English is required. Working knowledge of other UN official languages is an advantage

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