International Organization for Migration (IOM),Call for Applications/Migration Profile Expert for Rwanda


Nature of Consultancy
Migration Profile Expert for Rwanda

Duty station
Kigali, Rwanda

IOM Project which Consultancy Contributes
Migration Profile Rwanda

Profile of Applicant

Applicants can be as an individual or a company. application which includes both Rwandan and international experience and personnel would be favourably considered
A joint
Reporting directly to
Project Officer

Overall supervision by
Chief of Mission

CON 2017/02 – RW

Established in 1951, and member of the United Nations since September 2016, IOM is the leading UN agency in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. 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’s main activities in Rwanda to date are related to the socio-economic reintegration of returnees in collaboration with the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugees Affairs. Following the civil war in DRC, IOM is also involved in resettlement of Congolese refugees, mainly to USA, Australia, Finland, Canada and UK.
IOM also is working with the Government of Rwanda to support to communities in disaster prone areas. Support is given to the Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration to enable them to devise a comprehensive and integrated ICT strategy for border management. Additionally, raising awareness in preventing human trafficking in collaboration of Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion and other Government partners. IOM has also worked previously in the areas of diaspora engagement and labour migration management.
In partnership with the Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration IOM is supporting the Government of Rwanda to create a Migration Profile.
Successful policy development and implementation relies heavily on the availability of timely and accurate data. Despite the need for timely, disaggregated data in the field of migration, such data is often scarce and scattered across institutions, which
can make it difficult to determine what data is available and to access it. Additionally, integrating key provisions of the East African Community’s Common Market Protocol, a migration profile exercise would “bring together all information relevant to migration and development, thus allowing for a more appropriate policy approach and contributing to a better understanding of the policies implemented.”
The overall objective of the Migration Profile Rwanda is to promote evidence-based policymaking and support the mainstreaming of migration into the development policy-making process. Anecdotal evidence shows that currently, migration-related data is usually kept within the respective Government institutions that collect it; the Migration Profile exercise would aim to streamline migration data in a way that it can be used effectively by policymakers, for the benefit of the country and migrants alike. In addition to collating data on the current migration situation in Rwanda, the migration profile and the staff tasked with its execution will be well placed to provide a comprehensive analysis of the migration situation in the country, in order to better inform policy-makers.
This project will result in practical recommendations on how to develop a methodology for migration data collection, sharing, and analysis that will include guidance on gender-sensitive and disability-sensitive data collection and analysis, reflected in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the partners. Available migration data and other basic development indicators will be compiled into a Migration Profile that can serve as a baseline for further reporting. Government officials directly engaged in the collection of various types of migration data will be invited to participate in two training workshops within eight months; the workshops will focus on how to improve the quality of existing data and promote the updating of the Migration Profile on a regular basis, allowing the exercise to act as a long-term capacity-development tool. Additionally, these same officials will work closely with IOM on developing the SOPs needed for future data collection in the framework of a technical working group (TWG) composed by government officials of the partners mentioned above.
The specific outcomes of this project will be:
  • The production of a migration profile to be utilized by the Government of Rwanda and relevant stakeholders; the report will present the migration situation in Rwanda through available migration data from a variety of national and international sources, outline challenges related to the way migration statistics are produced, and suggest an action plan on how to overcome such challenges.
  • Relevant government institutions have improved institutional capacities to establish migration data collection SOPs, and manage migration data in a sustainable manner.
The objective of the consultancy is to guide the implementation of the Migration Profile Rwanda in accordance with IOM’s migration profiling methodologies and the guidance provided by the migration profiling contact group and officials of the Directorate General for Immigration and Emigration, and be in charge of the drafting of the migration profile report. The overall responsibility of this assignment is to support evidence-based policy making and promote the mainstreaming of migration into the policymaking process by making current existing reliable and comprehensive gender and age-disaggregated migration data available to government and other stakeholders through the development of a Migration Profile. The specific sub-objectives of this assignment are as follows:
  • To conduct an in-depth data assessment exercise of current available data and make a comprehensive report available to all relevant stakeholders.
  • To deliver training (together with IOM) on data collection, management, analysis, and reporting to relevant government officials and other stakeholders.
  • To develop a detailed Migration Profile and disseminate it to a wide range of government agencies and other relevant stakeholders.
The consultant’s specific tasks as such are further described here below:
  • Develop a work plan and data collection methodology in preparation for the development of the Migration Profile.
  • Conduct a comprehensive stakeholder analysis to determine key players in the field of migration.
  • Coordinate with the Technical Working Group (TWG), which will provide technical input throughout the development of the Migration Profile (i.e. assessment of current available data; identification of data sources for data analysis; development of indicators for the purposes of and template for the Migration Profile).
  • Carry out data assessments through, inter alia, identification of appropriate available data sources, evaluations of the quality of existing data sets, determination of data users’ needs and priorities, and identification of information gaps.
  • Produce and present to key stakeholders a detailed data assessment report containing findings of the assessment, identified gaps, as well as recommendations for the development of a national data management and dissemination strategy.
  • Conduct an analysis of the policies, legislation, regulations, guidelines, and institutions relevant to the governance of migration and migration data management in Rwanda in line with IOM's migration profiling methodology
  • Lead the process of the development of the Migration Profile on the basis of current available data (new migration data will not be collected) in close coordination with the TWG and under the direct supervision of the focal person or DGIE Project Manager.
  • Produce a Migration Profile edited in line with Technical Working Group standards.
  • Undertake duty travel as necessary to complete the above-mentioned tasks.
  • Perform such other duties pertaining to this assignment as may be assigned by the Project Officer in charge of the project coordination.
Tangible and measurable outputs of the work assignment with delivery timeframes (running concurrently). Timeframes below are the deadlines from the beginning of the work (dates to be determined at the beginning of the contract as part of the work-plan):
  • Data Mapping Report
  • Design Methodology for the Migration Profile
  • Migration Profile Report
  • SOPs for five Government departments (the Directorate General for Immigration and Emigration, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, the National Institute for Statistics Rwanda, the Rwanda Development Board, and the Ministry of Public Service and Labour) and one overall SOP for the Government of Rwanda to ensure the sustainability of the Migration Profile
  • Training for Government Officials on the implementation of SOPs at management level
  • Two workshops for technical government officials on data collection and implementation of SOPs at technical level
How the work must be delivered:
All outputs must be validated by DGIE before submitting to IOM
Performance indicators for evaluation of results:
Regular meetings and reports with the Immigration Officers assigned to project, IOM National Officer and IOM Chief of Mission to assess progress against the work plan
Payment instalments

  • Contract signed


  • Draft chapter assessing migration governance in Rwanda, in line with IOM's migration profiling methodology
  • Data Mapping Report
2 months

  • Design Methodology for the Migration Profile
  • Draft copy of the edited migration profile report
3 months

12 months

  • Migration Profile Report
  • Draft SOPs in close collaboration with the Government institutions
  • Provide a training for Government Officials on the implementation of SOPs at management level
  • Provide two workshops for technical government officials on data collection and implementation of SOPs at technical level
14 months
11 months
13 months

13 months


The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following technical competencies:
  • Delivers on set objectives within required timeframe.
  • Effectively coordinates actions with partners.
  • Works effectively with stakeholders.
  • Necessary professional skills to strive towards the common goal and find solutions to work with different stakeholders and different data sets.
  • General understanding of migration issues in the region.
  • Experience in conducting primary and secondary research.
  • Experience in drafting research reports policy documents, or policy analysis documents.


  • Completed at least Master’s degree from an accredited academic institution in Law, Applied statistics or Social Sciences, with 15 years of experience or Phd with 10 years of experience.
  • Minimum of fifteen years in research or in migration governance; including previous experience in migration-related research.
  • Excellent drafting ability and analytical skills, in particular the ability to draft papers of high quality, primarily in English.
  • Sound knowledge of international migration issues, literature, and data.
  • Previous experience of having own work published an advantage.
  • Experience of research in Rwanda or East Africa an advantage
  • Experience in data management, including good knowledge on databases and electronic tools.
  • Good communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work efficiently and calmly under pressure.
  • Proven high level of discretion and flexibility.



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Interested applicants should respond to this Call for Applications with a cover letter, a detailed CV showing respondents' ability to carry out the assignment and a writing sample. Please provide your contact details (Cell phone and email), references and cost estimate for this work.
Please submit applications with the job reference code in the subject line of the email to be sent to .
CLOSING DATE: 21/04/2017
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted