Services Title : Consultant / Consulting Firm - Public Health Expert(s)
Duty Station : Bangkok, Thailand
Classification : Consultant or Services
Type of Appointment : Consultancy or Service Contract, 6 months
Desired Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 15 July 2020
Reference Code : CFCV015/2020
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. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.
1. Background Information
The Immigration and Border Management (IBM) unit of IOM Thailand is implementing the Project ‘Supporting the Government of Thailand to Improve Migration and Border Management Structures in the Midst of Rapid ASEAN Integration’ funded by IOM Development Fund (IDF). With the main objective to improve migration and border management structure of Thailand, the Project in collaboration with key government partner – Thai Immigration Bureau (TIB) has conducted the Border and Migration Assessment (BMMA) in 2019. The BMMA report provides a comprehensive overview of Thailand’s migration and border management framework with a set of recommendations and intervention plans for TIB and related government agencies. The overall objective is to improve the border operations and inter/intra agency cooperation to combat transnational organized crime that happen during ASEAN Reintegration.
However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation, there is strong recognition of the link between immigration/border management and public health. IOM realizes the crucial role played by immigration and other authorities at the frontlines in controlling the COVID-19 outbreak in Thailand while ensuring border security. In light of this, IOM Thailand aims to carry out a targeted/focused study on the linkages between border management and public health utilizing the IOM’s Health, Border and Mobility Management (HBMM) Framework.
2. OBJECTIVE OF CONSULTANCY RECRUITMENT
The objective of the study is to help in understanding the nexus between border management and health and also provide recommendations for immigration and public health authorities to improve integrated operation in response to transmissible diseases or other health threats along border checkpoints. This additional study will complement the BMMA Report completed under the project. Based on the recommendations, the experts will also develop a tailored module to improve inter-agency cooperation between border management and health authorities.
3. RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE OF WORK
The assessment on linkages between border management and public health will follow the 4 pillars of IOM’s Health, Border and Mobility Management (HBMM) Framework and each pillar offers activities for engagement with government stakeholders. The Project therefore plans to implement activities under Pillar 2-4 of the HMBB Framework which eventually contributes to the goal of Pillar 1 improved ‘Policies and legal framework on health, border and mobility management’.
The expert(s) will be responsible to achieve 3 Activities as following:
Activity 1: lead the Assessment’ in collaboration with the Project staff and key government partner – Thai Immigration Bureau (TIB) and public health authorities. The area of study shall include but not limited to desk research on existing policies, action plans and framework and interviews with officials to analyse on-ground practices
Expected Output 1:Government stakeholders have access to an assessment with recommendations on strengthening border management and health responses to COVID-19 and other health crisis.
Activity 2: develop a comprehensive set of training package for 2-day duration which include (1) training modules (contents to deliver during the training); (2) detailed agenda; and (3) training materials and handouts. The develop of training modules should be based on the consultation with key government stakeholders (when collecting primary data for Activity 1) and incorporating finding of the need assessment. The design of training modules should be operational and practical (not theoretical based) including a group and interactive exercise; case studies; and best practices.
Expected Output 2:Immigration and health authorities have access to a specialized module is developed for enhancing inter-agency cooperation between focusing on data sharing and case management in the context of COVID19.
Activity 3: Deliver 2-day pilot training for 25 immigration and public health officials in Bangkok, Thailand with the aim to enhance networking and inter-agency cooperation in border and health management in light with COVID-19 pandemic as well as any health related threats in the future.
Expected Output 3:Immigration and Health officials have enhanced capacity on cooperation in the context of COVID-19.
Monitoring Progress of Deliverables
The expert(s) will report to the Project Officer (Immigration and Border Management) according to the detailed workplan. Planned and unplanned Skype call or other channels of communication can be made by the expert and IOM staff for further discussion related to the assignments’ queries.
Performance Indicators for Evaluation of Deliverables
4. DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES
Values - all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:
5. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.
Only candidates residing in the country of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighboring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.
How to apply:
Interested organization or consultant are invited to submit their applications , the proposals along with the following documents to the IOM Bangkok Human Resources via "Apply Now" later than 5.00 pm on Wednesday, 15 July 2020. No late proposal shall be accepted.
Kindly indicate the reference code CFCV015/2020 followed by your name or organization name in the subject line.
IOM shall notify the successful candidate via e-mail fourteen (14) working days of the application unfolding.
Proposals submitted after the above deadline will not be considered. IOM reserves the right to reject the whole or part of any or all applications based on the fulfilment of the provisions described in the requirement. Applicants who do not receive notification before 29 July 2020 can consider their offers unsuccessful.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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