Migration Specialist

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
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Job Posting

10 / Dec / 2019 

Closure Date

20 / Dec / 2019, 10:59:00 PM 
Organizational Unit FRMAG 

Job Type

Non-Staff opportunities 
Type of Requisition PSA (Personal Services Agreement) 
Grade Level N / A 

Primary Location

Duration 40 days WAE (6 months) 
Post Number N / A 

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Organizational framework:


Under the Technical Cooperation Project (TCP / MAG / 3705) "Reducing migration through a gender-sensitive transformative approach and value chain support", implemented by the United Nations and Agriculture (FAO) and the Ministry of Population, Social Protection and Promotion of Women (MPPSPF), the FAO Representation in Madagascar is recruiting an expert on migration issues to to conduct a rapid study on migration dynamics and factors in the SAVA region in a strong gender and age perspective and to provide technical support to develop communication and awareness materials for use in participatory discussions organized by Dimitra Clubs and local radios.


The Dimitra Clubs approach is an empowerment and community mobilization approach developed by FAO. By actively involving all stakeholders in the process, it is particularly appropriate for raising awareness and enabling behavioral changes on issues related to rural development and empowerment of women and youth in particular, including migration issues. .


Hierarchical position: 


The Migration Specialist works under the direct responsibility of the Deputy Representative of FAO in close collaboration with the project coordinator in Madagascar and experts on migration in the Decent Rural Employment Team based in Rome.

Area of ​​specialization

The "fast" study conducted by the migration specialist will analyze the internal and international migration dynamics in the SAVA region from an age and gender perspective. More specifically, the study will aim to identify the effects of migration on gender relations, including the challenges and opportunities for women's empowerment in the migratory context of SAVA, and to identify the main drivers of women's empowerment. rural youth / women in conditions of risk of trafficking and / or exploitation at work. On the basis of the results of the study, he / she will support the preparation of the material to be used in the Dimitra Clubs, in collaboration with the communication officer and the heads of the project areas at the headquarters. in Rome.

Tasks and responsibilities:

The ultimate goal of the project is to mitigate the adverse migration factors for women and youth in the intervention area through participatory sensitization on the theme of migration and gender, and strengthening rural entrepreneurship linked to value chains. and the collective action of the Dimitra Clubs approach of FAO.

  • Propose a work plan for the preparation of the "fast" study and develop an adequate methodology for collecting and analyzing migration data using a gender-sensitive approach;
  • To carry out a documentary review on the issue of migration and gender in Madagascar;
  • Collect data using the collection tools identified in the work plan (interviews, focus groups, etc.);
  • Write a report analyzing migration dynamics and factors and the links between gender relations and migration in the SAVA region;
  • Present the results to stakeholders in the SAVA region;
  • Provide technical support for the development of communication materials for use in Dimitra Clubs and local radio stations based on the findings of the study;
  • Provide technical support to implementing partners on the use of developed materials to ensure that migration and gender issues are presented in a relevant and adequate manner. 



Minimum conditions to fulfill:

  • University degree in social sciences, migration, gender, human rights, journalism, political science or affiliated field;
  • Demonstrated experience of issues related to migration and the relationship between migration and gender;
  • In-depth knowledge of qualitative analysis (preferably on migration and gender). 
  • National from Madagascar or abroad with a regular work permit.

Basic skills required by FAO

  • Attention to results
  • To have team spirit
  • Communication skills
  • Building constructive relationships
  • Sharing knowledge and continuous improvement
Technical / functional aptitude
  • Ability to summarize, analyze and evaluate data and carry out qualitative and quantitative surveys;
  • A good mastery in research and studies; 
  • Good command of computer tools and data processing;
  • Perfect mastery of French and local language;
  • Very good oral and written communication skills.




Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values ​​of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.




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