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With 165 member states, a further 8 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, 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 works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.

The IOM Constitution recognizes the link between migration and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to the right of freedom of movement.


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        I. INFORMATION on the assignment
Title of Assignment   National Migration Policy Consultant


Section  Programme


Location  Kigali, Rwanda


Duration  11 months


 Closing Date  30th June, 2022


Reference code CON 2022/01-RW

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.

IOM Rwanda is managing a Border Management project to enhance Readmission and Legal Identity Capacity. The project ‘Enhancing Readmission and Legal Identity Capacity (RELICA)’ is financed by the Government of Denmark and implemented by IOM in Iraq, Rwanda and Cabo Verde. One of the two project outcomes for Rwanda focuses on supporting the strengthening of the migration management policy framework, through the update of the National Migration Policy of Rwanda. The RELICA project started in March 2022 and will run until the end of August 2023. The consultant is expected to start the assignment in June 2022.

Under the direct supervision of the IOM Immigration and Border Management (IBM) Programme Manager (PM), and in coordination with the Project Officer (PO) in Kigali, as well as in close cooperation with the Migration Policy Expert, the National Migration Policy Consultant will support the following tasks: legislative review and mapping, definition of the NMP structure and way forward, organisation and identification of trainers for Training of TWG members on Migration Policy issues, development of the first draft of the National Migration Policy (NMP), revision of the 1st draft of the NMP, finalisation of the NMP draft, presentation of the draft NMP to higher Level, elaboration of the implementation plan  in the framework of the RELICA project.

In particular, the consultant is expected to advise IOM and national stakeholders on the Rwandan context of intervention and share best practices and lessons learnt of similar processes as necessary during the project implementation.

The indicative timeline of the process is as follows:

  • Contact making and introductory meetings with national stakeholders (by end of July 2022)
  • Legislative review and mapping (by end of September 2022)
  • Definition of the NMP and way forward (by end of September 2022)
  • Training of TWG members on Migration Policy issues (by end of September 2022)
  • Drafting process of the NMP (by end of December 2022)
  • Revision of the 1st draft of the NMP (by end of January 2023)

Finalization of the NMP draft (by end of February 2023)


  1. Ensure coordination with key national stakeholders throughout the process.
  2. In coordination with the MP Expert, provide support and input to the desk review of the existing migration and migration-related policies and legislation in Rwanda, especially through consultations with national stakeholders.
  3. In collaboration with the NMP expert, identify training needs of members of the TWG, develop draft ToR for the training sessions, support their delivery.
  4. Facilitate meetings with the Technical Working Group and elaborate minutes of the meetings.
  5. In coordination with the MP Expert, support the development of the first draft of the NMP and its finalization on the basis of the feedback received by stakeholders. In particular, the process will consist of the following steps:

(i)   Develop the 1st draft to be shared with the TWG members.

(ii) Facilitate workshops to review the draft and discuss and agree on proposed changes

(iii) Rework the draft of the NMP and develop a final draft to be shared to the TWG for revision and approval.

(iv) Presentation of final NMP draft to a higher level

  1. Elaborate the implementation plan of the National Migration Policy.


Education, professional experience, and other requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, International Relations, Development Studies, Migration Studies, Human Rights, Law, or related fields from an accredited academic institution with at least 7 years of relevant professional experience; or,
  • Master’s degree in the above-mentioned fields with at least 5 years of relevant professional experience.

Experience and Skills

  • Experience in working on migration and migration-related issues in Rwanda, especially at the policy level.
  • Experience in working with Government authorities in Rwanda and in liaising with other national /international institutions.
  • Experience in facilitating meetings, trainings, workshops etc.
  • Knowledge of frameworks, instruments, and cooperation fora in the field of migration at the national, regional, and international level.
  • Proven drafting skills, especially policy documents, briefings, strategies, action plans, reports etc.
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to articulate complex concepts in a clear and logical manner.
  • Fluency in Kinyarwanda and English required. Working knowledge of French desirable.

Travel required No



  • 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 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.

How to apply:

Interested applicants should respond to this Call for Applications with 1/A detailed CV showing respondents’ ability to carry out the assignment; 2/List of previous publications relevant to the assignment; 3/Financial proposal specifying the fees per month and proposed number of working days for each deliverable; 4/ References from direct supervisors.

Please submit all applications on  not later than June 30, 2022

The subject of your e-mail MUST indicate the Position title and reference code.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Posting period: From 16.06.2022 to 30.06.2022

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