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Research Consultant for the Study “Research on Refugee Entrepreneurship: Good Practices and Policy Recommendations from Türkiye's Experiences”
|Application Deadline :||23-Mar-23 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||approx. 30 days within March-May 2023|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
All inerested candidates SHOULD APPLY for this position through new UNDP system following this link: https://estm.fa.em2.oraclecloud.com/fscmUI/faces/PrcPosRegisterSupplier?prcBuId=300000127715310
Negotiation ID: UNDP-HQ-00093
Applications received out of the system WOULD NOT BE considered.
Since 2011, the Syrian Civil War has forced millions of people to seek refuge in neighboring countries. Amongst the states bordering Syria, Turkey has experienced the largest influx of refugees, with over 3.7 million Syrians living in the country. The large influx of refugees has created significant demands for employment in host countries. Turkey provides an enabling legal environment for refugee employment. Turkey adopted the Regulation on Work Permit for Foreigners under Temporary Protection in 2016 and extended to refugees under international protection afterwards. However, due to the lack of employment opportunities, current economic outlook and skills mismatch, refugees struggle to find employment opportunities in Turkey. Lack of employment opportunities increase the tension between host community members and refugees and further increase the vulnerability of refugees.
The outbreak of COVID-19 further increased the vulnerability of host community members and refugees. The lockdowns, temporary shutdowns and suspension of business activities significantly affected the economy. Vulnerable groups are the first to experience the negative effects of the pandemic which further limits their access to livelihoods and employment opportunities.
Entrepreneurship plays a critical role in addressing such challenges, accelerating economic growth and provide income generation activities for underserved populations in any country and region around the globe. Refugee entrepreneurship plays a crucial role to provide sustainable livelihoods opportunities and self-resilience for refugees while contributing to social cohesion. To cope with the lack of employment opportunities, Syrians in Turkey have turned towards entrepreneurship. Turkey provides an enabling environment for refugee entrepreneurship along with support programmes by public institutions, (I)NGOs, UN organizations, and other stakeholders. As of December 2019, for example, businesses established by Syrians exceeded 10,000 in Turkey.
Refugee entrepreneurship programmes showed an increasing trend in the latest years. While related programmes started to increase with the civil war in Syria, programmatic activities reached to a recognizable peak in 2016. ILO and UNDP have been working on enhancing entrepreneurial capacity for refugees and affected host community members. In this regard, both organizations conducted various programmes and supported sustainable livelihoods for refugees and host community members, and now the two organizations have teamed up to conduct a joint study on "Research on Refugee Entrepreneurship: Good Practices and Policy Recommendations from Türkiye's Experiences".
Overall objective of the consultancy is to conduct a research study with a structured methodology to identify
The report will present and analyse the achievements of refugees and host community businesses in Türkiye and identify lessons learned from the Türkiye’s experience in refugee entrepreneurship. Besides the study will support creation of enablers for refugee and host community entrepreneurship in other countries with similar context. The report will provide policy and programmatic recommendations based on the lessons learned from Türkiye’s experience related to refugee entrepreneurship
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Technical Specialist, the consultant is responsible for the following tasks:
Required Skills and Experience
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