National Consultant – Training Material Development on Migration Research

at International Organzation for Migration - IOM
Location Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted November 8, 2021
Currency ETB



Vacancy No. IOM-CFA/0131/21
Position TitleNational Consultant – Training Material Development on Migration Research
Duty StationAddis Ababa, Ethiopia
Posting Period04.11.2021 – 18.11.2021


Organizational Context and Scope

Project Context and Scope:


Currently, IOM in Ethiopia is implementing a counter-trafficking project entitled “Assessing Stigma, Improved Response and Evidence Base” (ASPIRE). The objective of the project is to contribute to improved counter-trafficking responses in Indonesia and Ethiopia through a social-norms and stigma-informed approach. Under the project, IOM is seeking to strengthen the capacity of the research Technical Working Group (TWG) under the National Partnership Coalition (NPC) through training and research dissemination activities.

There is a growing need for reliable, valid, timely and more evidence and data on migration and human trafficking to better inform policymakers, the public and interventions; building the evidence base first requires that stakeholders have the capacities to conduct research and data collection. In line with the five year strategic plan of the national partnership coalition on Migration, strengthening the migration research and data collection capacity of the TWG and improving evidence base research around social norms and stigma drivers and consequences of trafficking in persons (TiP) will be one of the main focuses the ASPIRE project.

Scope of the consultancy

Under the overall supervision of the IOM-SLO Addis Ababa Migrant Protection Programme Manager, the direct supervision of the National Training Officer (ASPIRE) and working in coordination with the Senior Project Assistant (ASPIRE), and other relevant informants, the contracted consultant will be responsible for the development of specific deliverables under the project including training contents/manual on migration research and data collection for training need assessment.

  1. Prepare an inception report for assessing the training needs (TNA) of research TWG and developing training packages (Participants’ Manual, Facilitator’s Guide and PowerPoint Slide deck) encompassing methodology, workplan, and data collection tools. The workplan shall cover all the tasks below:
  2. Design data collection methodology, guided by the objectives and scope of the consultancy including international guidelines and relevant framework to inform viable capacity development strategies to facilitate the sustainable training of research TWG.
  3. Conduct training capacity needs assessment (existing and required knowledge, skills, practices) of research TWG members for undertaking migration research and data collection.
  4. Prepare a comprehensive report on the findings of the training capacity needs assessment. The TNA report should include required training topics and modes of training delivery for identified stakeholder needs (who, what training, how and when).
  5. Based on existing literature, IOM existing capacity development tools and frameworks, specialized tools produced by other organizations and other guiding documents available at IOM, develop a comprehensive training package (Participants’ Manual, a Facilitator’s Guide and PowerPOint  on migration research and data collection targeting migration research TWGs. The training package should be tailored to the Ethiopian context.
  6. Along with the training package, develop result measurement methodologies and tools to measure the change in knowledge and skills of trainees.
  7. Remain available for the delivery of one training with the support of IOM Ethiopia staff which uses the training package deliverable.


Organizational Department / Unit to which the Consultant is contributing:


Unit: Migration Management Unit (MMU)

Project Name: “Assessing Stigma, Improved Response and Evidence Base” (ASPIRE)

Payment: all-inclusive lump sum of 6000 USD


Category B Consultants: Tangible and measurable outputs of the work assignment

The TNA and training package development should be finalized within 75 days after signing of the consultancy service agreement. Specific deliverables and timeframes per each deliverable presented as follows. Payment will be effected on three-installment basis.

1.      First deliverable – Inception report inclusive of the methodology for assessing the training needs (TNA) of research TWG and developing training packages (Participants’ Manual, Facilitator’s Guide and PowerPoint Slide deck), workplan, and data collection tools.  First instalment payment (20% of overall contract value) due upon signing of the agreement and submission of validated inception report. Deliverable by email within 7 days after signing the contract.

2.      Second deliverable – Draft TNA report (including the priority topics, outline of the training manual, delivery methods, ect.) and first draft training package (Participants’ Manual and Facilitator’s Guide). Second instalment payment (40% of overall contract value) due after successful submission of validated draft TNA report and draft training packages. Deliverable by email within 55 days after signing the contract.

3.      Final deliverable – The final training package that has taken into account comments and inputs given by IOM colleagues and acceptable to the IOM. The third and final instalment payment (40% of overall contract value) due after successful completion of the task as validated by IOM. Deliverable within 75 days after signing the contract.


Performance indicators for the evaluation of results

Methodology: appropriate methodology applied both for the need assessment and training material development. The final deliverables should reflect needs and inputs of all parties consulted and  relevant studies/research reviewed

Focus: the key organizations working on migration and development are identified, the existing and desired research and data collection needs being undertaken as well as top priority training topics identified.

Timely: timely delivery of deliverables as indicated in the Terms of Reference and regular progress update.

Compliance with the IOM Data Protection Principles, IOM Guidelines on Research Report Writing, IOM House Style Manual, and IOM Spelling List

Job Requirements

Education, Experience and/or skills required


Masters or advanced university degree in Migration, Development Studies, Social Work, Sociology or any other relevant social science disciplines.


  • Minimum of seven years’ professional experience in research, training, capacity development or evaluation related to migration management, counter-trafficking, child protection, or community mobilization/engagement.
  • Thorough understanding of migration, human trafficking and community development dynamics in Ethiopia and the wider region is required.
  • Proven experience in undertaking capacity needs assessments and in developing tailored made-training programmes and modules evident by report or publication.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with research teams.
  • Strong writing, analytical and reporting skills in English and Amharic are required.
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain strong working relations with relevant government and non-governmental counterparts, international organizations, civil society and private sector entities.
  • High level of computer literacy; proficient in MS Office applications.
  • Ability to manage time efficiently, effectively handle multiple tasks and competing priorities, as well as meet tight deadlines.

  Travel required

Travel to key organizations in Addis who are members of the research TWG will be sought for conducting TNA.




  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators

  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action-oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
  • Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.


Kindly note that your appointment is subject to conditions, including medical clearance and obtainment of visa.

The consultant must adhere to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Data Protection Principles (IN/138) and maintain confidentiality.


The consultant will be responsible for following IOM writing guidelines and the latest glossaries in all given assignments for accurate translation.


Applying Instructions

Interested candidates are invited to submit their application/ motivation  letter enclosed with only detail CV written in English and financial proposal via our e-mail address RECADDIS@IOM.INT, by 18 November , 2021 at the latest, referring the position title and Vacancy number in the subject line of your email; no photocopies of educational/training certificates is required at this stage; applicant who doesn`t follow the required application procedure will automatically be disqualified from the competition.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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