Closing date: October 6, 2021
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the leading intergovernmental organization in the field of migration. It is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. IOM provides technical support to governments in the development and implementation of programs to promote safe and regular migration, prevent and combat trafficking in persons, protect vulnerable populations and improve access migrants to appropriate and non-discriminatory assistance and protection.
Algeria, a Mediterranean country, has experienced in recent years an increase in the number of Algerian nationals Harragas who migrate irregularly, especially across the Mediterranean. According to official Algerian government statistics, around 800 Harragas attempt to leave the country irregularly each month, undertaking long journeys during which they are exposed to risks that make them vulnerable.
In an attempt to reach Europe irregularly, some Harragas resort to the services of criminal networks of smugglers, as indicated in various national and international reports, as well as IOM’s experience in the field.
The lack of accurate and timely information on existing regular migration routes and the risks associated with irregular migration, including smuggling and trafficking, leaves the Harragas oblivious to the many threats they may face during the crossing. . These migrants are called in Algeria “harraga” (from the Algerian Arabic Harrag, “those who burn” the borders or their identity papers). The verb “to burn” in Arabic can mean “to walk freely”, “to jump a queue” or “to grill a fire”.
The main push factors are not mainly related to economic reasons, but rather socio-cultural ones. Indeed, social ties, culture and religion have an important influence on the lives of young Algerians, who tend to feel constrained and limited, compared to the image of freedom in Europe that passes through social media. . Social media play a key role in this phenomenon: pages dedicated to this topic have popped up on Facebook in recent years. These pages are used by smugglers for recruitment: migrants share posts, comments and videos of their crossing of the Mediterranean and their arrival in Europe, often presenting a positive one-sided image of the trip.
In response to this situation, IOM is implementing a project to help promote safe and regular migration among Algerian nationals who are inclined to migrate using social media and digital communication with a “strategy of peer to peer “. The use of ‘peer to peer’ strategies, with a communication for development (C4D) approach, starts from an understanding of the context and of people’s knowledge, attitudes and practices, and helps to tackle problems by developing tools. stand-alone messaging.
To achieve this goal, IOM is seeking the services of a consultant to develop the awareness campaign based on a preliminary analysis.
III. Roles and responsibilities
Tasks and Responsibilities:
In coordination with the project team, the consultant will be responsible for carrying out the following missions:
- Organize a national consultation with the various stakeholders involved on the issue of irregular migration in Algeria
- Conduct interviews with experts from institutions, universities and civil society organizations
- Conduct a pre-KAP (knowledge, attitudes and practices) survey with a sample of 100 people, and an in-depth study (5 KII, 3 focus groups with 6-7 participants each) to explore experiences, motivations and points of view Algerian nationals on the subject.
- Develop the campaign strategy based on the results of the analysis phase (all information on target audiences, communication objectives, key messages and content in required languages, tone of message, creative considerations as well that the potential implementing partners for the production of tools and the former harraga messenger migrants for sensitization)
- Organize the test phase of the campaign with the target group and ensure their effectiveness.
- Oversee the progress of the campaign and collaboration with stakeholders
- Ensure data collection through the compilation of monitoring tools to assess the level of information on migration and the relevance of the activities implemented in order to suggest potential adaptations
- Liaise with key ministries and authorities as well as with partners.
- Carry out a post-KAP and KII survey (qualitative surveys) to measure the evolution of knowledge, attitudes and practices envisaged as well as the impact of the information and awareness campaign.
- Carry out other tasks which will be entrusted to him.
Tangible and measurable results of the work assignment
The consultant will submit the following as deliverables:
- Evidence-based needs assessment and analysis. KAP and KII
- Campaign strategy and work plan according to the results of the analysis phase
- Visibility and communication material adapted to the targets identified for the implementation of the campaign (content to be defined after the needs assessment).
- Monitoring and evaluation plan and tools.
- Activity reports (awareness raising, focus group, etc.).
- Monthly and final report including evaluations
* All material must be submitted in French, English and Arabic as agreed with IOM.
Realistic delivery dates and details of how the work is to be delivered:
Deliverables M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6
Evidence-based needs assessment and analysis. KAP and KII
Campaign strategy and work plan according to the results of the analysis phase
Visibility and communication material adapted to the targets identified for the implementation of the campaign (content to be defined after the needs assessment) and test
Monitoring and evaluation plan and tools
The duration of the consultancy contract is 6 months as described in the table above. Payment will be made monthly after submission and validation of the monthly report and activity reports implemented during the month.
· Masters in Communication, Journalism, Arts, Social Sciences, Development Studies, International Affairs or related field; Where
· University degree in one of the above fields with two years of relevant professional experience.
· Experience in the application of the Communication for Development (C4D) approach;
· Experience in the development, implementation and monitoring of community engagement initiatives;
· Experience in conducting KAP, KII, focus groups …
· Demonstrated analytical and writing skills;
Experience in developing communication and awareness strategy
Experience in implementing awareness raising activities
Knowledge of the institutional framework of IOM or other international organizations;
· Experience in liaising with government, civil society and media partners;
· Excellent understanding of the migratory dynamics in Algeria and of the Harraga phenomenon specifically;
· Professional experience in the region is an advantage.
· Experience in creating digital content, including photography, videography, graphic design and editing is an advantage;
· Fluent in French, Arabic and English;
VI. Skills 1
The incumbent must demonstrate the following values and skills:
Essential Skills – Behavior Indicators and Values
• Inclusion and respect for diversity: respect and promote individual and cultural differences; encourage diversity and inclusion where possible.
• Integrity and transparency: maintain high ethical standards and act in a manner consistent with the principles / rules and standards of conduct of the Organization.
• Professionalism: Demonstrate the ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercise careful judgment to meet daily challenges.
• Teamwork: develop and promote effective collaboration within and between units to achieve common goals and optimize results.
• Delivering Results: Producing and delivering quality results in a service-oriented and timely environment, and being action-oriented and committed to achieving agreed results.
• Manage and share knowledge: constantly seeking to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
• Accountability: taking ownership of the achievement of the Organization’s priorities and taking responsibility for its own action and delegated work.
• Communication: encourage and contribute to clear and open communication; explain complex issues in an informative, inspiring and motivating way.
Responsibility skills – behavioral indicators **
• Leadership: provide a clear sense of direction, lead by example and demonstrate the ability to achieve the vision of the organization; help others realize and develop their potential.
• Empower others and build trust: create an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
• Strategic Thinking and Vision: Work strategically to achieve organizational goals and communicate clear strategic direction.
How to apply
Selection is subject to confirmation of funding.
Selection will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for the job.
How to apply:
National applicants should send the following documents to [email protected] with the following reference Call for Cvs / 2021/013 with a deadline of two weeks from the date of publication
- Cover letter
- 2 professional references
- Example of relevant work (minimum 2)
In addition, please note that only applications which have been duly made and which have been submitted and received through the IOM website within the advertised deadline will be valid and considered for the advertised position.
Please note that IOM does not charge a fee for the application.
Due to the high number of applications, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Period: 23/09/2021 to 06/10/2021
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