JOB – Researcher: Survey on irregular migration, Yerevan, Armenia – International Organization for Migration

Publish Date: Jul 02, 2013



Reference Code: AM10/2013/04
Open: July 2, 2013
Deadline: July 12, 2013
Position title: Researcher [Survey on irregular migration]
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: Four 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: baseline research on irregular migrants in Armenia

Objective: to study and assess the irregular migration in Armenia.  To address how irregular migration to Armenia relates to the “Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Armenia on the readmission of persons residing without authorisation” of April 19, 2013 in terms of the possible exposure to readmission of third-country nationals.

Target: relevant bodies of the Armenian Government, RA Police, RA National Security Service, RA State Migration Service; migrants, etc.

IOM Project to which the Consultancy is contributing: “Supporting the establishment of effective readmission management in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia” 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 irregular migration and extract relevant data.

c)  Conduct meetings, focus groups and interviews with the relevant Government institutions and foreign consulates;

d)  Conduct interviews with irregular migrants residing in Armenia;

e)  Progressive reports on implementation of the activities to IOM Armenia;

f)  Produce a baseline survey report.

g) Meet the deadlines set for the assignments.

Tangible and measurable output of the work assignment.

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 – November 15, 2013 with the following delivery timeframe:

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

b) Desk research, interviews, and data collection – August – October 1, 2013.

c) submission of the finalized report – November 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, or Economics.  Specialization in Statistics, Information Systems, Databases and Data Management 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.

d) excellent analytical skills.

e) 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.

f)  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 READMIT project:

The project is aimed to contribute to the establishment and development of an effective mechanism for the management of readmission in Armenia.  The Project assists in establishing effective case management systems of readmission; builds capacity for the management of migrant accommodation centres; assists in building effective institutional mechanisms for reintegration of returned migrants.

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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