Ethiopia: Consultancy Service to Conduct Labour Market Analysis in Five IGAD Member States: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda

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Organization: International Labour Organization
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 08 Jun 2018


IGAD member states have also made commitments for achieving greater regional integration among member States, which is expected to bring about the expansion of trade, economics of scale and greater foreign direct investment, all contributing to accelerated economic growth. In 2013, the Summit of the IGAD Heads of State and Government adopted a Minimum Integration Plan to serve as a road map for regional integration, in which the free movement of persons is a key pillar. To this end, IGAD member states have entered into substantive discussions and consultations on draft free movement protocol.

In order to support IGAD and its member states towards free movement of persons and transhumance in the region, the ILO is implementing a three years technical cooperation project titled “Free Movement of Persons and Transhumance in the IGAD Region: Improving Opportunities for Regular Labour Mobility”. The project is being implemented in collaboration with the IGAD and its member states with the financial support of the European Union. The overall objective of the project is to improve opportunities for regulated labour mobility and decent work within the IGAD member states through the development of models of intervention, in the broader context of free movement of persons and labour mobility in the region.

The project has two major components: knowledge-building and operational implementation. As part of the knowledge generation component of the project, the ILO wants to recruit the service of a qualified consulting firm, which can undertake labour market analysis in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda to understand the overall economic, labour, employment and migration dynamics in the countries focusing on migration prone areas particularly places of origin transit and destination.


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The overall objective of the assignment is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the economic, employment, labour and migration dynamics in the five countries and further explore casual chains, identify opportunities, challenges and recommend possible strategies for improving productive employment for migrants and nationals. To this end, the study is expected to critically analyse the demand and supply side of the labour market as well as intermediaries and institutional and policy frameworks governing labour, labour mobility and employment in the five target countries.

Minimum Qualifications

  • The lead researcher / team leader needs to have a post graduate degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies or Economics, with a minimum of ten (10) years of demonstrated experience in conducting and managing multi country research particularly in the field of labour, employment and market assessments, or socio economic assessments;

  • Have extensive theoretical and practical experience on labour market assessment and employment diagnostics methodologies and tools;

  • Experience in working with UN agencies, multi-lateral, local and international organizations, government departments, and humanitarian/development actors in the field of employment and migration as well as exposure to work on climate change impacts and/or natural disasters would be an added asset.

  • Good drafting skills, ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and ability to clarify information; good computer application skills; good organizational skills; as well as ability to deal with people with tact and diplomacy.

  • Have a thorough knowledge and understanding about the socio economic conditions and migration dynamics in the horn of Africa;

  • Have the competency and experience in working with and for people of different cultural backgrounds and nationalities.

  • Have excellent academic and research qualifications.

How to apply:

Interested applicants can download the detailed Request for Proposal (RFP) at–en/index.htm and submit their financial and technical proposal before June 8, 2018

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