CFCV/2018/02 Counter Migrant Smuggling Specialist, Consultant

Closing Date: 
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Duty Station: 
Cairo Egypt

Established in 1951, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the leading intergovernmental
organization in the field of migration with 166 member states, a further eight states
holding observer status and offices in over 150 countries. IOM’s over 9,000 staff members worldwide
are dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing
services and advice to governments and migrants.
Egypt became an IOM Member State in 1991 and has since been represented at the annual Council,
actively contributing to the Organization’s global policies and programmes, as well as approving its
activities, accounts and expenditures. IOM Mission to Egypt ensures that all activities are in line with
national government priorities to assist the Government of Egypt in achieving national and
international development goals. IOM Egypt’s work on issues related to human trafficking and migrant
smuggling fall under the umbrella of the Migrant Assistance Division. These interventions are
undertaken in close coordination with national counterparts, the UN country team and relevant
national stakeholders.
In 2010, Egypt passed the anti‐trafficking Law 64/2010 and, following the adoption of the Law, IOM
worked closely with the relevant government institutions on capacity building activities. In October
2016, the Government of Egypt issued the five‐year National Strategy on Preventing and Combating
Human Trafficking. While the Law is the key legal instrument for combatting trafficking of persons, the
National Strategy outlines the general framework for tackling human trafficking by employing the 3P
Paradigm (Prevention, Prosecution and Protection). In the same month, October 2016, the Parliament
passed the ’Law on Countering Illegal Migration and Migrant Smuggling 82/2016’, which led to the
formation of the National Coordinating Committee on Combating and Preventing Illegal Migration and
Trafficking in Persons (NCCPIM&TIP).
In this context, IOM Egypt Country Office is seeking to hire a counter migrant smuggling specialist to
provide subject matter expertise to support the development of the specialized training curriculum to
enhance judges and prosecutors’ capacity to address migrant smuggling. The training curriculum will
be complemented by a specialized curriculum on countering trafficking in persons. Upon consent of
NCCPIM&TIP, the Ministry of Justice and the Office of Prosecutor General, the two curriculums will be
established in partnership with the Egyptian National Centre for Judicial Studies (NCJS), under the
umbrella of the Ministry of Justice, and facilitated by a task force of senior judges and prosecutors. The
consultant is expected to support the development of the counter migrant smuggling training
curriculum by joining the curriculum development task force formed of representatives of the relevant
national institutions, pedagogical experts, and senior judges and prosecutors.