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07 July 2020
Job ID: BK-228688
Consultant / Consulting Firm - Public Health Expert(s)

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

  • Timely submission of all deliverables
  • Satisfactory delivery of the training evaluated by training participants and IOM staff.

4. DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES

Values - all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: encourages the inclusion of all team members and stakeholders while demonstrating the ability to work constructively with people with different backgrounds and orientations.
  • Integrity and transparency: embraces and encourages transparency, balancing this with the need for discretion and confidentiality as appropriate.
  • Professionalism: demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter and willingness to improve knowledge and skills.

Core Competencies

  • Teamwork: establishes strong relationships with colleagues and partners; relates well to people at all levels.
  • Delivering results: manages time and resources efficiently, monitoring progress and making adjustments as necessary.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge: keeps abreast of new developments in own field of competence and creates opportunities for knowledge management initiatives.
  • Accountability: takes ownership of all responsibilities within own role and honours commitments to others and to the Organization.
  • Communication: adapts communication to the recipient’s[AS1]

5. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s degree public health or areas relevant to the job description;
  • Familiarized with Thailand’s public health system and acquired up-to-date policies and measures responded to COVID-19 situation in Thailand;
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in conducting research and assessment related to public health;
  • Extensive experiences in developing training modules and materials with interactive practical exercises for face-to-face training;
  • Possess professionalism as a trainer for government sector audiences;
  • Understanding Thailand’s border management is an asset.

6. LANGUAGES

  • English (Fluent), Thai is an advantage.

Other

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.

  • A duly completed IOM Personal History Form The form can be downloaded from http://thailand.iom.int/sites/default/files/Recruitment/IOM%20Personal%20History%20Form%20with%20Declaration.xls and Consultant’s CV (individual consultant)
  • CVs of the consultants engaged for this assignment (consulting company)
  • Cover letter with samples of previous work similar to this consultancy;
  • Financial proposal (Annex A); please download https://bit.ly/35QZB9Z

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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