CFCV/2018/10 Labour Market Needs Assessment Consultant

Closing Date: 
Sunday, August 26, 2018
Duty Station: 
Cairo Egypt

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works
closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. In September 2016, IOM
joined the United Nations (UN) System and became the ‘UN Migration Agency’, consolidating a close
operational and ideological relationship developed over decades.
With 166 member states, a further 8 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM
is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services
and advice to governments and migrants.
IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international
cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to
provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.
The IOM Constitution recognizes the link between migration and economic, social and cultural
development, as well as to the right of freedom of movement.
IOM works in the four broad areas of migration management:
 Migration and development
 Facilitating migration
 Regulating migration
 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.
Within IOM, the Migrant Assistance Division, a key activity in Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration
(AVRR). Return has gained renewed political importance in the agenda of national and international
policymakers around the world because of its impact on host countries, transit countries, countries of origin
and of course migrants and their communities. AVRR, firstly introduced by IOM in 1979, is increasingly
looked at as an indispensable, effective component of contemporary migration governance, as it represents
a humane and dignified way for a migrant to return, contributing to the socioeconomic well-being of migrants
within their communities, and facilitating dialogue among all concerned stakeholders.
In line with the rising volume of migration in recent years, the number of AVRR beneficiaries has also
significantly increased. In 2016, 98,403 migrants benefited from AVRR assistance, the highest level in the
past fifteen years. Though returns from Europe constitute the highest caseloads still, South-South returns
are on the rise also.
In the past eighteen months, significant steps have also been taken towards a more comprehensive
approach to migrant reintegration. Stemming from the need to address the various factors that influence a
person’s ability to reintegrate into their country of origin, the European Union and IOM developed the Joint
Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration, funded through the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa
(EUTF). This initiative targets 14 west and central African countries, with some replication in North Africa
and the Horn of Africa, aimed at increasing protection and assistance to vulnerable and stranded migrants.
Position Title: Labour Market Needs Assessment
Duty Station: IOM Country Office in Cairo, Egypt
Type of Appointment: Consultancy Contract
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible 
Reference Code: CFCV/2018/10
Closing Date: August 26, 2018
Comoros and Sudan constitute the main countries of return for migrants stranded in Egypt. For that reason,
IOM Egypt is embarking on a project piloting innovative new approaches to reintegration in these countries,
in full complementarity with the EUTF initiative. This consultancy forms the cornerstone on which these pilot
approaches will be built.