Migration Governance Process Officer

EUROMED Migration IV

ICMPD - International Centre for Migration Policy Development

Tunis, Tunisia

Duty station: Tunis, Tunisia (with regular travel) 
Start date: as soon as possible 
Duration: 30 months
Eligible nationalities: All
Deadline for applications: 11 December 2015
Vacancy Reference: VA15P031V01

The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), an international organisation with its headquarters in Vienna, Austria, is looking for qualified candidates to fill the above-mentioned position of Migration Governance Process Officer EUROMED Migration IV.
The EUROMED Migration IV, a project funded by the European Union (EU), aims to implement a comprehensive and shared approach to strengthen effective dialogue and cooperation on migration, mobility and international protection and asylum between EU Member States (EU MS) and European Neighborhood Instrument South Partner Countries (ENI SPC). To this end the project will provide a comprehensive, constructive and operational dialogue and co-operation framework, with particular focus on reinforcing regional and national instruments and capacities to develop and implement evidence-based and coherent migration and international protection policies and actions. The project will work around two main dimensions, namely 1) regional dialogue and cooperation and 2) capacity building and small scale actions. Horizontal and cross-cutting activities will support both dimensions, with particular focus on communication and regional actions, especially in the perspective of contributing to the dissemination of balanced information for a more positive narrative on migration.
The EUROMED Migration IV takes an inclusive approach and, in addition to governments as primary stakeholders, civil society representatives (private sector, trade unions, universities, local NGOs, media, migrants’ associations and all other relevant actors emerging from civil society) will be involved during all phases of the action.
The Migration Governance Process (MGP) is based on the experience of the Migration Profile Process (MPP) conducted with willing ENI SPC during the implementation of the EUROMED Migration III (2012-2015). The MPP was conceptualised on the basis of lessons learned regarding the limitations of the Migration Profile (MP). In a constantly evolving migration landscape, ENI SPC underlined the need for improved access to migration data for evidence-based policy-making and inter-institutional cooperation for coordinated and coherent migration governance. The MGP thus aims to support countries interested in strengthening their national migration governance capacities and their ability to ensure evidence-based policy making on migration through a series of measures which include: setting up inter-institutional cooperation on migration on national level, supporting the development of strategies, instruments and tools to accompany the process, implementation and sustainability of the process, South-South exchange through meetings and workshops and tailor-made technical support and trainings. In parallel to the MGP, the Migration Governance Tool (MGT) - also conceptualised and developed under the EUROMED Migration III – will be further developed so as to efficiently support engaged countries.
The MGP Officer will be working within the Directorate Southern Dimension. The overall strategic oversight, steering and high level intervention will be ensured by the Regional Coordinator for the Mediterranean. The MGP Officer will report to the EUROMED Migration IV Project Manager, and work closely together with the knowledge Manager. The MGP Officer will be responsible for the MGP and will coordinate the work of MGP International and National Experts. In addition s/he will manage the further development of the MGT.

Tasks and Responsibilities

The MGP Officer is responsible for the coordination of the MGP activities and outputs both in their regional, sub-regional and national forms. In this context s/he coordinates the work of a number of MGP national and international experts. S/He is also responsible for the further development, promotion and ultimately transfer of the MGT under the full ownership and hosting of engaged ENI SPC. 

To this end the MGP Officer’s tasks include, but are not limited to:

MGP Management

  • Report to the Project Manager and work under the guidance of both the Project Manager and the Knowledge Manager;
  • Work closely with the Communication Officer for all aspects related to communication of information on migration;
  • Promote and advocate for the undertaking of national MGPs in ENI SPC not yet engaged;
  • Advise ENI SPCs engaged on next steps and possible technical support options for their national MGP;
  • Prepare ToRs and manage the recruitment of MGP international and national experts;
  • Supervise, monitor and backstop the work of MGP international and national experts;
  • Plan and organise MGP project activities according to the project´s work plan.

MGP Knowledge Management

  • Work closely with the Knowledge Manager in developing and managing files and monitoring tools on the MGP;
  • Develop reporting templates and SOPs for the work of the MGP international and national experts;
  • Collect feedback from national focal points and experts and on this basis refine the MGP guidelines both in terms of methodology and content;
  • Lead, content-wise, the preparation and implementation of MGP workshops and meetings;
  • Identify and formulate opportunities, challenges, lessons learned and best practices in relation to the MGP component of the project;
  • Draw lessons-learnt, produce analysis and reports in line with knowledge generated and topics addressed by the MGP component of the project.

MGT Development and Management

  • Further develop and tailor the various elements of the MGT according to the needs of the engaged ENI SPCs;
  • In coordination with engaged ENI SPC develop the basis of the Migration Dashboard (e-version of the MP recording and monitoring key parameters and data on migration per engaged ENI SPC);
  • Prepare and manage the successful transfer of the MGT under full control of and hosting by engaged ENI SPCs under their national servers.
Carry out other related tasks, as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

  • Advance University degree (Masters) in relevant discipline, such as political/social science, law, management, international relations or policy;
  • Minimum of 4 years of relevant professional experience;
  • Experience in managing experts;
  • Substantive knowledge of migration governance. Specific knowledge on the EU-Mediterranean region is an advantage;
  • Proven experience in developing and managing ICT-related tools is a definite asset;
  • Excellent interpersonal cooperation abilities, organizational and communication skills;
  • Fluency in English and French compulsory. Knowledge of Arabic would be an asset.


ICMPD offers a competitive salary commensurate with the successful applicant’s experience and education.


Please address all your enquiries to vacancy@icmpd.org, indicating vacancy number and title of post in the subject line.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates are requested to submit their application through the ICMPD online recruitment system at http://www.icmpd.org/Current-Vacancies.1665.0.html by midnight (CET) of the closing date specified above. For this purpose, you will first need to register with the ICMPD website. Once you have entered your data you will be able to quickly apply for further vacancies and ICMPD can contact you if opportunities matching your profile arise in the future.
Please note that in the course of the online application you are requested to upload your CV in the EuropeAid format. The template is available for download at http://www.icmpd.org/Current-Vacancies.1665.0.html.
Should you experience technical difficulties with the online application system please send your application per e-mail to vacancy@icmpd.org, specifying the type of difficulties you encountered.
Recruitment starts immediately upon publication of this vacancy announcement and posts may be filled already before the indicated application deadline. Therefore, we encourage you to submit your application early. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
Interviews will be held from the second half of December 2015. Applicants are expected to be available during this time period for a personal/skype/telephone interview.
The actual appointment of the successful candidate is conditional upon the award of the project contract.