Labour Migration Expert for Lesotho (International Consultant)

Background and Rationale

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) aims to support the Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE) of Lesotho towards implementing labour migration programmes through a new project that entails the development of Bilateral Labour Agreement (BLA) Guidelines, Model and a National Labour Migration Policy Action Plan. The overall objective will be achieved through the following three outcomes: i) The Government of Lesotho (GoL) demonstrates increased capacity on labour migration management; ii) GoL bilateral engagement on labour migration management with a country of destination is strengthened including the development of a bilateral labour agreement guidelines and model; and iii) GoL has improved the implementation of the national labour migration policy through the development of the national labour migration policy action plan. 

 Objective

The overall objective of this assignment is to support the MoLE of Lesotho towards implementing labour migration programmes through the development of BLA Guidelines, Model and a National Labour Migration Policy Action Plan. 

The specific objectives of the assignment are as follows:

  • To conduct an in-depth analysis of existing legislation, policies, institutional structures and coordination mechanisms pertaining to labour migration in Lesotho and to provide recommendations in line with international good practices; and
  • To develop and finalize an action plan to operationalize the implementation of the national labour migration policy in Lesotho.
  • To develop and finalize BLA guidelines and model to guide the GoL on bilateral agreement engagement and processes.

Scope of Work

Data Collection and Analysis

Identify and take stock of existing data sources available on labour migration from internal sources in Lesotho, being provided with all the relevant data by relevant stakeholders who play a role or have interest in labour migration. 

Institutional Structures and Inter-institutional Collaboration

Analyse the roles and responsibilities of existing institutional structures responsible for managing labour migration in Lesotho, including the scope and functioning of inter-ministerial and inter-institutional collaboration.

National Legislative Basis and International Norms

Analyse current national legislation regarding the departure of national workers for employment opportunities abroad to identify potential gaps.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities 

  1. Develop an overall work plan inclusive of methodology and make the necessary adjustments as per the comments to be provided.
  2. Conduct a comprehensive stakeholder’s analysis to identify key role players responsible for labour migration management.
  3. Conduct an assessment of labour migration policies, practices, structures, legislation, and coordination mechanisms in Lesotho (Please see section I).
  4. Lead the process of the development of the National Labour Migration Policy Action Plan on the basis of current available data and information in close coordination with the TWG and under the direct supervision of the IOM Lesotho Project coordinator.
  5. Lead the process of the development of the bilateral agreement guidelines and model on the basis of current available data and information in close coordination with the TWG and under the direct supervision of the IOM Lesotho Project coordinator. (Please see section II).
  6. Conduct a two-day capacity building workshop with relevant stakeholders on Labour Migration Management, including the development and implementation of BLAs and labour migration policies;
  7. Facilitate a three-day stakeholders’ workshop on the revision of BLA guidelines, model and national labour migration policy action plan;
  8. Present, participate, and provide expert advice in technical working group (TWG) meetings and workshops with relevant government representatives and other key stakeholders from Lesotho.
  9. Undertake duty travel as necessary to complete the above mentioned tasks; and
  10. Perform such other duties pertaining to this assignment as may be assigned by the IOM Lesotho Project Coordinator.

Education and Experience 

The successful consultant should have the following qualifications and experience:

  1. Advanced university degree in statistics, economics, demography, and/or social sciences.
  2. Extensive knowledge of labour migration, labour exporting and circular migration.
  3. Minimum of 10 years of relevant professional experience in academia, research institutes, think tanks, governmental, inter-governmental, or non-governmental organizations.
  4. Proven previous working experience consisting of substantial involvement in assessments, evaluations, and/or reviews in related areas.
  5. Working experience with senior officials within government, inter-governmental, and non-governmental organizations.
  6. Full computer literacy, including familiarity with research and statistical tools.
  7. Proven capacity to supervise and coordinate all administrative and technical aspects of the consultancy.
  8. Excellent written and spoken English.
  9. Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment and establish harmonious and effective relationships.

Method of Application 

 

Position Title: Labour Migration Expert for Lesotho (International Consultant)

Type of Contract: Consultancy

Duration of Assignment: 20 April 2017 to 28 February 2018 (10 months)

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is and intergovernmental Organization dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration by serving the need of governments and civil society through the provision of services and advice.

Full Vacancy Notice:

Please download the full Vacancy Notice, COLS2017/01 from our website in the Vacancy section, http://southafrica.iom.int, (Vacancies) for more details on how to apply.

Please submit all applications to pretoriacvs@iom.int. Applications must consist of:

- Cover Letter

- Curriculum Vitae (CV)

- At least 3 references

Please contact the HR department at +27 12 342 2789 if you have any difficulty viewing the Terms of Reference. Please follow the method of application on the downloaded vacancy notice.

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE REJECTED.

Closing date for applications, 31 March 2017.

 

 

Duty Station: 
Maseru, Lesotho
Closing Date: 
Friday, March 31, 2017