JOB – Researcher: Country Assessment of health and insurance aspects of migration and return, Yerevan, Armenia – International Organization for Migration

Publish Date: Jul 02, 2013

Deadline: Jul 12, 2013



Reference Code: AM10/2013/03
Open: July 2, 2013
Deadline: July 12, 2013
Position title: Researcher [Country Assessment of health and insurance aspects of migration and return]
Organization: International Organization for Migration
Reporting to: Head of Project Development and Implementation Unit
Duty Station: Yerevan, Armenia
Organizational Unit: Project Development and Implementation Unit (PDIU)
Classification: ungraded
Type of Appointment: Three months contract
Estimated Starting Date: As soon as possible

Under the supervision of the Head of Project Development and Implementation Unit the Local Researcher will be responsible for performing the following duties.

Annex A


For the consultancy contract of M. ….:

Nature of the consultancy: research and analysis, Armenia country assessment of health related factors affecting reintegration of migrants and assessment of gaps in insurance for migrants in Armenia

Objective: (i) to inventory factors that play a role in the reintegration process of migrants with a chronic medical condition, to map the health care infrastructure (including available insurance packages for various categories) and assess the local conditions that facilitate integration in Armenia;

Target: Republic of Armenia (RA) Ministry of Health, medical and healthcare institutions, RA Ministry of Labour and Social Issues, RA Central Bank, RA Ministry of Economy, relevant bodies of the Armenian Government, project counterparts, IOM international research coordinator, migrants, returning migrants, insurance companies, etc.

IOM Project to which the Consultancy is contributing: “Measures to Enhance the Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration of Migrants with a Chronic Medical Condition Residing in the EU” (AVRR-MC) Regional Project

Tasks to be performed under this contract:

a)  Prepare and submit for approval a methodology to conduct the analysis, including preparation of a questionnaire for collecting information from the main stakeholders;

b)  Conduct desk review, information gathering, preparation of questionnaires, data collection procedures, among other aspects; Collect local studies/ reports on return migration and health and extract relevant data supporting the identification of factors playing a role in the reintegration process of the target group.

c)  Conduct meetings and interviews with the relevant Government institutions and stakeholders;

d)  In conjunction with IOM Mission in Armenia identify returnees with a medical condition, physicians, and other key informants and conduct interviews based on questionnaire developed by the international research coordinator;

e)   Progressive reports on implementation of the activities to IOM Armenia and to research coordinator as agreed;

f)   Produce an analysis report on gaps in health care system for migrants and returnees with medical problems with specific recommendations.  Describe relevant health care and/or social law, policies, services and infrastructures (urban vs. rural) and their degree of implementation; the access of returnees and migrants to the public and private health care systems and health insurance, the costs involved.  Include information and  analysis  on the insurance system available for various categories of migrants.

g)  Meet the deadlines set for the assignments.

Tangible and measurable output of the work assignment.

Local report containing requested data.

Realistic delivery dates and details as to how the work must be delivered.

The consultancy will be performed during July 20 – October 15, 2013 with the following delivery timeframe:

a)           Methodology and questionnaire production – July 25, 2013.

b)            Desk research, interviews, and data collection – July – September 1, 2013.

c)             submission of the local report – October 15, 2013.

Performance indicators for evaluation of results

Quality of consultancy.

Adequate and prompt provision of the technical inputs by IOM.

Adequate demeanour.

Education, experience and competences:

a)         Completed advanced university degree in Social Science, Political Science, Economics, or Medicine.  Specialization in Statistics is highly desirable.  Education in a migration and development related field is an asset.

b)         experience in similar research, surveys and analysis.

c)         Excellent writing, communication and negotiation skills; ability to prepare clear and concise reports.  Excellent analytical skills.

d)        high level of computer literacy (MS Office, Internet, etc.) and use of relational database management systems and statistical analysis software packages.  Knowledge in data collection, storage, security and sharing is essential.

e)         Excellent knowledge of English, Armenian and Russian is required.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their CV by email or bring in hard copy to IOM Armenia at UN House, 14 P. Adamian Street, Yerevan.  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

About the AVRR-MC project:

This project will contribute to enhancing sustainable return and reintegration of migrants with a chronic medical condition residing in the EU back to their countries of origin. In order to achieve its objective, the project will – aside from providing direct assistance – focus on capacity building and improved awareness of the specific needs of migrants with a chronic medical condition.

About the Organization: IOM is an inter-governmental structure, uniting 151 member states and 12 as observers.  Established in 1951 to resettle European displaced persons, refugees and migrants, IOM has become the leading international organization for migration to encompass a variety of activities.  IOM works in the four broad areas of migration management: (a) migration and development; (b) facilitating migration; (c) regulating migration, and (d) forced migration.  IOM activities that cut across these areas include the promotion of international migration law, policy debate and guidance, protection of migrants’ rights, migration health and the gender dimension of migration.

No phone calls please.
Please, note that this is only short-term consultancy opportunity.

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