Local Consultant, Migration Management, Belgrade

Organization: OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

Country: Serbia

City: Belgrade

Office: OSCE Mission to Serbia, Belgrade

Closing date: Thursday, 22 July 2021


This vacancy is open only for the applicants with the citizenship of or permanent residence in the Republic of Serbia.

In co-operation with the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration, the Mission to Serbia will raise the capacity of central and local levels to develop Local Action Plans (LAPs) which are strategic and action-oriented documents that map the situation of refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and returnees under the readmission agreements. These plans should help improve the position of these groups through the appropriate allocation of necessary funds by local self-government units. As a rule, LAPs are developed every five years.

Almost a decade ago, the Mission, in co-operation with the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration and International Organization for Migration, supported the development of Local Migration Councils. The Local Migration Council (LMC) is in charge of the LAP development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. A total of 116 municipalities/cities across Serbia, have established LMCs and have developed LAPs.

Although there is vast knowledge at the Commissariat and on the local levels about the topic of migration, there is a lack of adequate knowledge on strategic development and monitoring and evaluation. Therefore, the Mission will support two two-day Training of Trainers (ToT) events in 2021 for a total of 15 employees of the Commissariat and 15 representatives from local self-government units with experience developing and implementing LAPs. These ToTs will develop a pool of trainers who shall engage in preparing and conducting training for all LSGs lacking capacity to review and update LAPs.

The Mission therefore requires the services of one local consultant to develop and deliver training sessions on strategic planning and monitoring and evaluation methodologies.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the National Programme Officer, the consultant will be responsible for:

Developing training content that takes into account the legal framework governing preparation of public policy documents and uses documents related to migration management with a specific focus on LMCs and LAPs on Migration;
Conducting a pre-assessment of training needs of the training participants;
Based on the needs assessment, identifying areas that require further improvement, deciding on relevant topics, structuring lectures (content, scope and timeframe);
Producing a proposal of a training curriculum;
Delivering two two-day training sessions;
Developing and conducting a training evaluation and produce a report;
Based on the findings of the training evaluation, together with the Mission and the Commissariat, revising and fine-tuning the curriculum for use in future training;
Producing a final report.

The majority of tasks are to be carried out from home, with the exception of the two in-person training sessions. The consultant will be also required to participate in periodical coordination meetings (to be held in person or online) with the Mission and the Deputy Commissioner for consultation and coordination purposes.

Necessary Qualifications

Citizenship of or permanent residence in the Republic of Serbia;
University degree in social sciences or related fields;
Minimum 10 years of professional experience in the field of strategic planning, project management, as well as monitoring and evaluation;
Proven record of developing training curricula and delivering training. Experience in delivering ToT is preferable;
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Knowledge of migration-related issues and relevant expertise and experience in dealing with projects related to refugees/IDPs, migrants, LMCs and LAPs shall be considered an asset;
Professional knowledge of Serbian and English, both oral and written;
Good interpersonal skills, clear communication and ability to establish working relationships with institutional stakeholders;
Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft packages;
Ability and willingness to work with people of different cultural, national and religious backgrounds;
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities.

Candidates are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the

OSCE Competency Model available at: https://jobs.osce.org/osce-competency-model.

Remuneration Package

The consultant will be employed on a Special Service Agreement in the

period from 10 August 2021 to 5 December 2021, and will be

paid a total amount not exceeding 352,000 RSD in total, commensurate to individual qualifications and experience. The payment will be effected in 2 (two) instalments.

The Mission will reimburse the experts for the travel costs associated with attending the training, while the Mission will cover the related costs for catering and accommodation.

How to Apply


apply online through this website (https://jobs.osce.org)

no later than 22 July 2021. Only applications received through this website will be considered; applications received by email, post etc. will not be accepted.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Candidates who have not been contacted by 5 August 2021 should consider there will be no follow up to their application.

The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, cancel the recruitment, or offer a consultancy at a different level or with modified terms of reference or for a different duration.

Additional Information

Requisition ID: HUM000012

Contract Type: Special Service Agreement (SSA) / Consultant

Grade: No grade

Location: OSCE Mission to Serbia, Belgrade

Posting Date: Jul 13, 2021

External Closing Date: Jul 22, 2021

Target Start Date: Aug 10, 2021

Job Type: Consultant

Link to the organization’s job offer: https://unjobs.org/vacancies/1626199121679