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Call for CV for Local Experts for Technical Assistance to Implementation of Labour Migration Policies

30.08.2013

ICHD is looking for Local Experts according to the Terms of References below. Interested candidates are invited to submit their curriculum vitae (in English) by email to think-tank@ichd.org listing in the email subject “CV for Local Expert, Implementation of Labour Migration Policies” by September 08, 2013 at the latest, referring to this call.

Open: August 30, 2013
Deadline: September 08, 2013
Position title: Local Expert (Implementation of Labour Migration Policies)
Reporting to: Chief Technical Adviser
Duty Station: Yerevan, Armenia
Organizational Unit: Research and Development Unit
Type of Appointment: Short-term consultancy
Estimated Starting Date: As soon as possible

ICHD is looking for three local experts for the following short-term consultancy under the “Strengthening Evidence Based Management of Labour Migration in Armenia” (SEBMLM) Project funded by the European Union.

The ICHD will be providing expert technical advice to the Ministry of Labour and Social Issues of the Republic of Armenia (MLSA) in support to the Implementation of Actions Envisaged under 2012-2016 Action Plan for Implementation of the Concept for the Policy of State Regulation of Migration in the Republic of Armenia and Concept on Studying and Preventing Irregular Migration Originating from the Republic of Armenia.

The tasks should be performed by a team of three local experts.

The deliverables will be prepared in the Armenian language.

The tentative dates of the consultancy are: September – December 2013.

The experts will work under the supervision of the Chief Technical Adviser for the SEBMLM Project and in close coordination with the MLSA.

Duties and Responsibilities:

a) Develop drafts of legal and/or normative acts related to procedures of state monitoring system over the activities of Mediator Companies by the authorized government entities in line with the international treaties ratified by Armenia as well as with ILO Convention C181, and aiming towards harmonization of Armenian legislation to their requirements.

b) Develop a Study Report on regular mechanisms for researching labour markets of relevant countries based on the study of international experience through the RA diplomatic missions. Study the international experience and prepare a country mapping matrix. Assess the opportunities to localise the international best practices in Armenia. Describe an appropriate model. Present recommendations.

c) Develop a Study Report on issues and international best practices related to portability of social rights of labour migrants. Describe the practices of third countries which signed bi-lateral agreements with EU MS on portability of social rights. Prepare a Case Study on bi-lateral agreement between Poland and Ukraine signed in 2012. Describe agreements between RA and third countries and practice on portability of social rights. Present appropriate recommendations.

Expected Profile of the Expert:

The expert should have the following qualifications and competencies:

a) Completed advanced university degree in Law, Economics, Political Science, Social Science or International Relations. Education in a migration related field is an asset.

b) At least 10 years of experience in academic research and / or professional thematic consultancy.

c) Proven experience in similar tasks. Proven experience with international organizations, think tanks in conducting needs assessments, research and preparing guides, annuals, analytical reports.

d) In depth knowledge of labour migration. Sound knowledge of migration management in Armenia.

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

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

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their curriculum vitae (in English) by email to think-tank@ichd.org listing in the email subject “CV for Local Expert, Implementation of Labour Migration Policies” or bring in hard copy to ICHD Office (located in the Ani Plaza Hotel, Buseinss Floor, ICHD Premises, 19 Sayat Nova Avenue, Yerevan, Republic of Armenia).

The CV-s should be in English and contain information about (i) education, (ii) professional experience, including research and consultancy experience, (iv) fluency in languages; (v) computer skills and (vi) list of publications.

The CV-s should be received before September 08, 2013.

No phone calls please. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please, note that this is only short-term research consultancy opportunity (up to three months consultancy contract, which foresees a lump-sum honorarium). The Local Experts will be working based at home.

About the SEBMLM project: ICHD, in partnership with IOM and with financial support of the EU, is implementing the “Strengthening Evidence-Based Management of Labor Migration in Armenia” three-year project. The overall aim of the Project is to enhance management of labour migration flows from Armenia to EU member states. The project pursues four components through a sequence of interlinked activities through policy advise, institutional capacity building, training, awareness raising. The key areas of the project activities are: (i) enhancing the capacities of private employment agencies (PEAs) in Armenia; (ii) enabling an environment for circular migration in Armenia; (iii) strengthening national capacities in migration data collection, analysis and policy; (iv) raising awareness towards possible approximation of legislation on migration management with EU Acquis.

About the Organization: International Center for Human Development (ICHD) is one of the leading think tanks in Eastern Europe. One of the main integral parts of a developed democratic state is civic organizations that are able to foster good governance and development through their alternative research, policy feedback and other various initiatives. The activities of the International Center for Human Development are a good example of the emergence of an alternative think tank. The Center has developed a tradition of discussing current political, economic and social developments as well as acute problems with the participation of the country’s renowned specialists and researchers as well as high ranking officials, diplomats and ordinary citizens. All ideas and proposals resulting from those round-table and public discussions are polished and presented to the public and policy-makers through the policy channels. ICHD thus continuously is providing a forum for various strata of the population to make their voices heard at the highest echelons of power. ICHD has also strong belief in the huge potential of professional and social networks and have materialized this value in creating several large networks of young leaders.

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