Migration and Movement Expert

Consultant Roster

Background:
Welcome to Scofield Associates, your premier research partner in the Horn of Africa. With a steadfast commitment to excellence, we have established ourselves as a leading research firm operating across nine countries in this dynamic and diverse region. Our extensive presence allows us to provide unparalleled insights and comprehensive analysis, tailored to meet the unique needs of our clients. Our expertise spans various sectors, including governance, development, security, and public policy. We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality, evidence-based research that informs decision-making and fosters positive change.

Operating in nine countries across the Horn of Africa, Scofield Associates is strategically positioned to capture the region’s complex realities. Our extensive network and local knowledge enable us to conduct thorough research and provide valuable insights that reflect the nuanced contexts of each country. This broad reach ensures that we remain at the forefront of developments in the region, offering our clients the most relevant and up-to-date information.

At Scofield Associates, we offer a wide range of research services designed to meet the diverse needs of our clients. These include Qualitative and Quantitative Research, Policy Analysis and Development, Program Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Organization Capacity Assessment, and Big Data Analytics. We employ robust methodologies to gather and analyze data, assist policymakers with evidence-based recommendations, assess the impact and effectiveness of development initiatives, provide training and support to local institutions, and harness the power of big data for comprehensive insights.

We are currently updating our roster of consultants to support our growing portfolio of projects. We seek a Migration and Movement Consultant Expert to provide strategic guidance and technical support on migration policies, programs, and research.

Objectives:
The Migration and Movement Consultant Expert will play a crucial role in ensuring that migration and movement considerations are integrated into Scofield Associates’ projects. Key objectives include:

  • Providing technical expertise and guidance on migration trends, policies, legal frameworks, and data analysis.
  • Conducting migration assessments, research studies, and program evaluations to inform policymaking and improve program implementation.
  • Developing evidence-based migration policies, strategies, and action plans to address the root causes of migration and promote safe and orderly movement.
  • Designing and facilitating training and capacity-building programs on migration management, migrant rights, and integration.
  • Collaborating with project teams to ensure the effective integration of migration considerations into project design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.
  • Representing Scofield Associates in relevant forums and networks on migration and movement.

Scope of Work:
The Migration and Movement Consultant Expert will be engaged on a project-specific basis, with the scope of work tailored to the specific needs of each project. Typical tasks may include:

  • Conducting migration assessments to analyze migration trends, drivers, and impacts.
  • Developing migration policies and strategies to address the challenges and opportunities of migration.
  • Designing and implementing migration programs and projects to promote safe and orderly migration.
  • Providing technical advice and support on migration-related issues to governments, international organizations, and civil society organizations.
  • Conducting research on migration trends, patterns, and impacts.
  • Preparing comprehensive reports and presentations that clearly communicate migration findings and recommendations.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Master’s degree in Migration Studies, International Relations, Development Studies, Law, Social Sciences, or a related field with at least five years of relevant experience, OR
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Migration Studies, International Relations, Development Studies, Law, Social Sciences, or a related field with at least eight years of relevant experience.
  • A PhD in a relevant field is preferred.
  • Demonstrated expertise in migration research, policy analysis, and program evaluation.
  • Strong understanding of international and national migration laws, policies, and frameworks.
  • Experience in conducting migration assessments, research studies, and program evaluations.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and report writing skills.
  • Fluency in English is required; proficiency in other languages is an asset.

Application Requirements:
Interested candidates are invited to submit the following documents:

  1. Motivation Statement: A brief statement outlining your interest in the position, your relevant experience, and your availability. Please include your daily rate (in USD) in your motivation statement.
  2. Current Resume/CV: A detailed resume or CV highlighting your educational background, work experience, skills, and publications. Ensure to include links to relevant journal articles and previous work.
  3. Sample Work: Examples of previous migration assessments, research reports, policy briefs, or publications that demonstrate your expertise.
  4. Country of Experience: Show where you’ve worked in the Horn of Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Somalia, Ethiopia, the Sudans, or Rwanda). This should also be reflected in your motivation statement, your resume and your sample works. This will help us place you in specific projects in specific countries.

Please send your application to [email protected] with the subject line “Migration and Movement Consultant Expert Application.” Scofield Associates is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from qualified candidates of all backgrounds. Scofield Associates is also an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified candidates of all backgrounds, especially women and individuals from marginalized groups.