CFCV/2018/09 Researcher Consultant

Closing Date: 
Wednesday, June 27, 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 countering trafficking in persons falls under the
umbrella of the Migrant Protection and Assistance Unit. All 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 anti‐smuggling law 82/2016, which led to the formation of the National Coordinating
Committee on Combating and Preventing Illegal Migration and Trafficking in Persons, the Inter‐
Ministerial Coordinating Body, which gathers 25 national entities involved in preventing and
combatting trafficking in persons and providing protection to the victims.
IOM Egypt’s Direct Assistance (DA) Team in Cairo underwent rapid growth since its establishment in
2015 and now meets with approximately 200 stranded or vulnerable migrants per week, going on to
offer psycho‐social support, socio‐economic assistance, medical treatment and school fees to the most
vulnerable eligible applicants. IOM Egypt works systematically with partner organisations on reciprocal
referrals. Enhanced assistance for Victims of Trafficking (VoTs) is provided, in the form of tailored
assistance, non‐food items and access to legal support. Migrants from diverse backgrounds come to
the office to seek assistance and those who are not eligible for assistance under IOM mandate are
redirected to appropriate organizations for the support they need.
In this context, IOM is seeking to hire a qualified researcher to complete analysis of IOM data on
trafficking cases in Egypt. The activity will be implemented within the framework of IOM project
Position Title : Researcher Consultant
Duty Station : IOM Country Office in Cairo, Egypt
Type of Appointment : Consultancy Contract
Estimated Start Date : July 01, 2018
Reference Code : CFCV/2018/09
Closing Date : June 27, 2018
Strengthening Governmental efforts to Combat Human Trafficking through Increased Prosecution and
Enhanced Victim Protection in Egypt (SETIP) with an objective to strengthen the VoT protection
framework. The project is funded by the United States Department of State.