Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant

International Organization for Migration

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. 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.

1.ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT AND SCOPE:

For many, labour migration is a strategy to enhance their livelihoods, provide for their families, and escape poverty. An estimated 4 to 5 million migrants are working in Thailand and some reports estimate that migrants currently constitute over 10 per cent of Thailand’s total labour force. Migrants in Thailand mostly origin from Myanmar, Cambodia, and Lao People’s Democratic Republic. While migrant workers play an important role in contributing to the national economic growth of their countries of origin and of Thailand, due to multiple layers of marginalization, they are vulnerable to significant risks during the migration process, and even more so during the outbreak of COVID-19.

In June 2021, a COVID-19 outbreak occurred in Mae Sot in Tak Province, located near the Myanmar-Thailand border, where many Myanmar migrant workers are employed in the garment sector. Between 1 April and 9 July 2021, 1,566 COVID-19 cases were reported in the area, among 600 of them are migrant workers. Due to the outbreak, migrant workers may have also lost their employment. While migrant workers face various challenges due to the pandemic, they lack access to effective remedy or financial support.

To mitigate the challenges faced by migrant workers and ensure their access to basic needs, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), under its Programme Corporate Responsibility in Eliminating Slavery and Trafficking (CREST) provides direct cash assistance to approximately 150 migrant workers in Tak province, between April and November 2022. The cash-assistance is distributed through IOM’s civil society partner World Vision Thailand.

In this light, IOM aims to gather feedback and input from migrant worker beneficiaries who received the cash-assistance, through post distribution monitoring. The feedback of migrant workers will be utilized by IOM to improve future similar distribution efforts among migrant workers.

Against this, IOM is looking for a data enumerator/consultant to undertake a 10-days consultancy to conduct 20-30 minutes during in-person (preferable) or telephone interviews with 57 migrant workers who received IOM’s cash-assistance to gather their feedback.

2. RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

Under direct supervision of the Programme Support Officer (CREST) in Bangkok, and the overall supervision of the Business and Human Rights Lead, Labour Mobility and Social Inclusion (LMI) Unit in Bangkok, the successful candidate will contribute to the post distribution monitoring efforts, through interviewing migrant workers and gathering and inserting data. The consultancy will be 10 days, out of a two-months contract in September and October 2022.

The successful candidate will have the following duties and responsibilities:

1. Undergo a 1-hour during training provided by IOM personnel regarding the data collection method.

2. Conduct in-person (preferable) or telephone interviews with migrant workers in Tak province, of whom contact details will be provided (n=57).

3. Insert data collected from migrant workers in a pre-determined online form.

4. Provide updates to IOM, twice a week, regarding the number of migrant workers interviewed and challenges faced during the data collection process.

The data enumerator(s)/consultant is expected to complete all 57 interviews no later than 31 October 2022.

3. REQUIRED QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • At least two years of experience working with migrant workers, conducting interviews, and gathering/inserting data
  • Strong time management skills
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and respect diversity
  • Team work oriented but with a capacity to work independently
  • Computer literate (fill a survey in Kobo)

Languages:

  • English (Good working knowledge)
  • Myanmar (fluent)

4. DESIRABLE COMPENTENCIES

Values

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintain 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 Competenciesbehavioural indicators level 1

  • 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.

Other

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.

Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighboring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighboring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.

How to apply

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications to the IOM Bangkok Human Resources Unit at e-mail [email protected] by July 24, 2022 at the latest.

Kindly indicate the reference code CFCV030/2022 followed by your full name in the subject line.

Applications should include:

a) a cover letter, indicating the dates of availability

b) a curriculum vitae

c) a duly completed IOM Personal History Form which can be downloaded from https://thailand.iom.int/sites/g/files/tmzbdl1371/files/documents/IOM%20Personal%20History%20Form%20with%20Declaration.xls

d) Technical Proposal (1 page)

e) Financial Proposal (1 page)

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Posting period:

From 04.07.2022 to 24.07.2022


Noting that Closing date is 24-Jul-22