Position Title : 4Mi Project Manager North Africa Supervised by : MMC Regional Manager West and North Africa Reporting to : MMC Regional Manager West and North Africa Duty Station : Tunis, Tunisia Area of Operation : West and North Africa Employment Period : 6 months renewable contingent on continued funding Type of Contrat (Expat/National/Trainee) National Salary & Benefits Band F - Management
The MMC is a global network consisting of five regional hubs (Asia, East Africa, Europe, West and North Africa, Latin America and Caribbean) and a central unit in Geneva. The MMC is a leading source for independent and high-quality data, research, analysis and expertise on mixed migration. The MMC aims to increase understanding of mixed migration, to positively impact global and regional migration policies, to inform evidence-based protection responses for people on the move and to stimulate forward thinking in public and policy debates on mixed migration. The MMC’s overarching focus is on human rights and protection for all people on the move. The three overall objectives of the MMC are:To contribute to a better, more nuanced, and balanced understanding of mixed migration (knowledge) To contribute to evidence-based and better informed migration policies and debates (policy) To contribute to effective evidence-based protection responses for people on the move (programming)
The MMC is part of and governed by DRC. MMC regional hubs are hosted within DRC regional offices, but part of the global MMC network. While its institutional link to DRC ensures MMC’s work is grounded in operational reality, it acts as an independent source of data, research, analysis and policy development on mixed migration for policy makers, practitioners, journalists, and the broader humanitarian sector. The position of the MMC does not necessarily reflect the position of DRC. For more information on MMC visit our website (http://www.mixedmigration.org/).
Mixed migration refers to cross-border movements of people including refugees fleeing persecution and conflict, victims of trafficking and people seeking better lives and opportunities. Motivated to move by a multiplicity of factors, people engaged in such movements have different legal statuses as well as a variety of vulnerabilities. Although entitled to protection under international human rights law, they are exposed to multiple rights violations along their journey. Those in mixed migration flows travel along similar routes, using similar means of travel - often travelling irregularly and wholly or partially assisted by migrant smugglers.
The West and North Africa Region
Since May 2022, MMC West and North Africa form one region under the direct supervision of the MMC Regional Manager for the WANA region based in Dakar, Senegal.
This reorganization is an opportunity to further streamline data collection and analysis across regions and along the mixed migration routes. MMC WANA is currently directly collecting data in several countries in North and West Africa through its 4Mi project and will expand to at least two more countries in 2022 through local partners. The MMC is a key research reference engaging with policy makers at both country-level and through regional mechanisms such as the Rabat and Khartoum Processes.
Key research themes include Children and Youth in mobility, smuggling of migrants (SoM), urban migration, Returns-Reintegration-Remigration, and climate change and migration. Other thematics might arise and MMC research remains agile to respond to pressing needs for evidence-based programming and policy development.
The MMC Regional Team is positioned in both Dakar and Tunis to continue to follow closely activities in North Africa, engage with key relevant stakeholders, i.e. policy makers and donors, and capitalize on the visibility gained in past couple of years in the region.
The MMC regional team is positioned across two offices in Dakar and Tunis, to follow closely activities in each sub-region, engage with key relevant stakeholders, and capitalise on the visibility and credibility gained in past couple of years at the sub-regional level. The MMC regional manager sits in Dakar, along with the Mixed Migration Specialist, the 4Mi Project Manager for West Africa and the IMO, while in Tunis, the 4Mi Project Manager for North Africa will be joining a team of one IMO, the Research Assistant and the Tunisia coordinator. In addition, MMC has staff hosted by DRC country offices where the 4Mi project is operational.
One of MMC’s flagship project is 4Mi. 4Mi collects data through in-depth structured interviews, focusing on protection risks and the conditions and experiences faced by people on the move, as well as their motivation for migration. 4Mi fills information gaps around protection and vulnerabilities with a view to informing policy and humanitarian programmatic response as well as enhancing sector understanding and knowledge on migration dynamics.
The overall aim of 4Mi is to support an improved knowledge base for policy response and protection response to mixed migration. 4Mi data is used to inform policy development and programmatic responses. In particular, the 4Mi project aims to increase our understanding of the realities for people on mixed migration journeys, especially regarding abuse, neglect, hardship, and human rights violations.
4Mi is implemented through an agile research network of enumerators on the ground in key countries of interest.
2. Key Objectives of the Role
Reporting to the MMC Regional Manager, the 4Mi Project Manager is responsible for the implementation of both 4Mi within North Africa and the MMC Strategy. MMC Information Officer(s), MMC national Coordinator(s) report to the 4Mi Project Manager. In addition to the implementation of the 4Mi in NA, you will be responsible for partnership development in the region, donor engagement and relationship management, in close collaboration and under the supervision of the MMC Regional Manager.
Oversee operations and management of the 4Mi project in North AfricaManage 4Mi staff: MMC Information Officer(s), MMC national Coordinator(s)Manage the recruitment, training of 4Mi enumerators; oversee their day-to-day supervision. Manage the contracting of partners to collect 4Mi data and manage those partners. Ensure that the team regularly provides updated, clean datasets and all 4Mi deliverables are met Oversee management of the data collection platform and survey software. Maintain duty of care for enumerators and contribute to the risk analysis for 4Mi staff and enumerators. Manage budgets for NA projects and activities, in coordination with the regional MMC coordinator and finance team; ensure timely donor reporting and maintaining donor relations. Coordinate with the 4Mi Global Coordinator on changes to and development of projects. Manage external consultants working on specific research projects
Research and AnalysisAnalyse and interpret data; draft, contribute to, and present analysis in visuals, presentations, and written reports; ensure regular and timely production of analysis. Keep abreast of new developments and ongoing debates on migration data and actively propose new areas of research for the region. Produce Ensure high-quality research outputs on mixed migration in the region Ensure dissemination of research products to inform programming and policy-makers.
External engagement and donor relationship developmentActively contribute to the regional MMC Strategy and fundraising (identify opportunities, develop concept notes and proposals etc.) Develop and maintain donor relations in close collaboration with the MMC Regional Manager Identify partners, key informants, contacts, and other interlocutors critical to positioning the MMC as a reference in the region Represent MMC at conferences and regional policy discussions and establish close working relations with relevant existing mixed migration-related agencies in different countries.
Internal engagement and coordinationClosely coordinate with the Dakar-based team ensuring integration of teams across the region Closely coordinate with the DRC Country offices to create effective synergies and contribute to evidence-based programming and advocacy, and support DRC’s use of 4Mi data. Participate in relevant DRC internal meetings. Closely coordinate with the 4Mi Global Coordinator and other 4Mi Project Managers that are part of the MMC network.
4. Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)Advanced university degree in International Political Sciences, Social Sciences, International Law or similar 5-7 years’ experience in an international context (with an NGO, an international organization or a research organization) Experience in fundraising and donor engagement Proven track record of drafting and reviewing high level document for publication (English essential) Proven experience in leading and conducting full research cycle Experience in project cycle and budget management Strong ability to independently make rapid assessments and sound judgments Experience working as part of a regional team and in a multicultural environment Excellent communication skills and problem-solving skills Fluent in English; full proficiency in French and/or Arabic Strong and proven interest in issues of migration and/or forced displacement A highly motivated team-player with strong coordination skills Demonstrated understanding of current mixed migration debates and dynamics in the region is an asset. Ability to travel (up to 30%) of the time in this role (desirable)
5. Required Skills & QualitiesIn this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies: Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process. Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback. Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation. Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly. Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. Ability to work in a multinational and multicultural environment. Proven analytical and critical thinking skills. Team-oriented & good sense of humor.
6. Application Process
Are you interested? Then apply for this position via the \"Apply\" button below: www.drc.dk/about-drc/vacancies/current-vacancies
All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Applications sent by email will not be considered.
DRC provides equal opportunity in employment and prohibits discrimination in employment based on race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability. DRC encourages all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process.
However, applicants must be aware that DRC can only employ, under national position, a citizen of the country in which she/ he is going to be stationed (in such case, Tunisia).
Closing date for applications: June 02, 2022
Please note that applications will be reviewed continuously and interviews will be planned as soon as a suitable candidate is identified - so early submission of applications is encouraged. DRC remains a right to close the vacancy once a suitable candidate is identified.
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