Migration and Private Sector Analyst
Application deadline 8 months ago: Friday 4 Mar 2022 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
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This position falls under 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.
Under the direct supervision of the Human Mobility Advisor in UNDP Crisis Bureau, New York, the consultant will closely cooperate with the Programme Management Unit (PMU, with colleagues based in Geneva and New York), country Focal Points and other relevant colleagues, with the overall objective to support the engagement of relevant private sector stakeholders for the benefit of the Programme. This will require close interaction with country and regional offices, proactive analysis as well as support on private sector outreach strategies across the different stages of planning, implementation and monitoring of the Programme at country and global levels. The activities and deliverables will be adapted to the current stage of implementation, given the Programme is approaching the mid-term mark of Phase III.
The Programme seeks to enable migrants and communities to exert positive development impact from migration through more coherent and results oriented policies and implementation mechanisms, as well as stronger involvement of local authorities, private sector and diaspora and global advocacy. Cross-cutting consideration should be given to ensuring strategic inclusion of diaspora and migrants’ associations, as well as private sector in the development and implementation of the action plans for enhanced effectiveness and development impact.
Output 1.2 of the Programme, “The private sector contributes to the effective roll out of concrete initiatives at community level”, is of particular relevance in guiding the activities of the Private Sector Engagement Specialist. The consultancy is critical to enable proper engagement of private sector to contribute to realising the development impact of migration. The engagement of private sector is crucial alongside other stakeholders (e.g. local authorities, civil society) as part of whole-of-government and whole-of-society approaches. Outcome 3 on results, lessons learnt and tools from the programme will equally be of relevance in view of the Private Sector Engagement Specialist’s scope of work.
Duties and Responsibilities
The key areas of work with sample deliverables are outlined below:
1. Develop and implement tools, strategies and guidance on private sector engagement tailored to the multi-year programme’s needs
- Support country office-led processes and strategies to engage the private sector in relation to migration governance for development, including engaging private sector in implementing and rolling-out concrete initiatives at country-level, and building on the programme’s advances to-date in each country. The focus will be on building on private sector mappings and advance concrete engagement of private sector during the remaining programme period, including initiating sustainability considerations beyond the programme’s duration (until 2023). Update strategies, knowledge tools and guidance that are adaptable to the specific needs and contexts of programme countries, in particular the six target countries.
- In close consultation with the PMU and other relevant colleagues, ensure that the tools and guidance developed are aligned to the implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting guidance of the programme and activities, including interphase with diaspora engagement as well as gender and policy coherence approaches in the programme.
2. Prepare knowledge products to inform adaptable and scalable approaches for private sector engagement
- Compile and analyse private sector-related outputs and experiences from target countries into a knowledge product for internal and external circulation to support and inform the scaling of similar approaches and activities at the regional and global levels. Work in close coordination with Country Offices to inform the guidance, including benefitting of linkages to related country programming priorities.
- Work together with the PMU to ensure synergies between the knowledge product on private sector engagement and related deliverables in the programme’s knowledge management and capacity development strategy and annual work plan.
3. Provide ongoing support to target countries in mainstreaming private sector engagement across different programmatic activities
- Provide continuous technical assistance to project partners and country focal points on the engagement of different private sector actors based on the target countries’ contexts and needs (e.g. ranging from industry-based associations and chambers of commerce to local employers’ agencies and local businesses). Engage with regional colleagues, as relevant.
- Ensure that the types of private sector involvement are tailored to the country context and programmatic focus areas. For instance, on employment and education, support may encompass practical advice ranging in areas, such as (i) ethical recruitment of migrants, (ii) access to decent work, (iii) efforts to ensure vocational (re-)training for enhanced skills matching and filling labour gaps, (iv) incentives for businesses to train and hire returnees, (v) sharing of expertise for business creation funded by diaspora, and other relevant areas, and (vi) linkage to gender or other relevant areas under the Programme .
- Suggest and provide support with targeted follow-up assessments (building on initial mappings) and other activities to ensure meaningful private sector involvement across different stages of the programme cycle, as relevant, and with particular focus on concrete opportunities for delivery and sustainable results with a timeframe towards the end of the programme cycle in 2023.
4. Assist in the alignment of private sector engagement towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals within the programme’s activities
- Provide technical support, as required upon PMU advice, in the areas of capacity building and monitoring, for instance on training UNCTs on mainstreaming migration into UNSDCFs on areas related to private sector engagement.
- Where relevant, provide technical assistance to government partners and UNCTs to report on efforts led by the programme to mainstream migration into other UN Agency work in the target countries, in relation with private sector engagement in particular.
5. Provide support to related human mobility and livelihoods and economic recovery priorities, as needed.
- Institutional Arrangement
The coulstant will be supervised by the Human Mobility Adviser in Crisis Bureau, Recovery Solutions and Human Mobility Team, UNDP New York. S/he will closely work with UNDP’s Migration & Displacement Specialist and Livelihoods/Economic Recovery Advisor, as well as colleagues from the joint IOM-UNDP Programme Management Unit based in Geneva and New York. S/he will collaborate closely with UNDP country and regional colleagues as part of successful performance of tasks.
- Proven experience in writing knowledge management pieces on migration, with private sector as a key audience or actor;
- Understanding of diverse migration contexts as well as experience in working on migration (both in originating countries and with diaspora);
- Proactive and consultative approach and proven innovative thinking on opportunities for delivery, including in challenging contexts, are essential for the successful accomplishment of activities;
- Computer literacy in Microsoft Office and web-based applications;
- Readiness for field travel and flexibility in the delivery of customized remote support.
- Experience of working in developing country contexts is a strong asset.
- Knowledge of UNDP’s and/or IOM’s institutional architecture is an asset.
Required Skills and Experience
- Master’s degree in Economic Studies, Migration, Political, Social Sciences, business or a related field from an accredited academic institution.
- A minimum of two (2) years of work experience demonstrating knowledge of migration, private sector engagement, and/or relevant research or knowledge management related activities.
- Excellent oral and written command of English is required. Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage.