National Consultant: Mapping of Migration programme

Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Dhaka, BANGLADESH
Application Deadline :12-Jan-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :20th of January 2019 – 28th of February 2019 (15 working days)


UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. With the global mandate for facilitating economic empowerment of women, UN Women Bangladesh Country Office has been working on empowering and promoting the rights of women migrant workers in collaboration with Govt. of Bangladesh, private sector, NGO/ CSOs and international development partners since 2006.
In Bangladesh, women were only 4.12 per cent of all migrant workers in 2004 but grew to 18.66 per cent in 2015. There has been a slight dip in 2016 and 2017, women made up 15.58 per cent and 12.12 per cent respectively. In 2018 (up to October), it is 13.22 per cent for women migrant workers.
Despite the important contribution that women make, gender dimensions of migration are often overlooked in policies and programmes that govern international migration. This means that the specific needs, experiences, vulnerabilities and priorities of women and girls in migration are not been adequately addressed. Nor are the voices of migrant women and girls being heard, and their leadership and participation in decision-making processes promoted to their full extent.
Despite the efforts are taken by the Government of Bangladesh, UN agencies, private sector, international organizations, CSOs and development partners for ensuring safe and orderly migration for Bangladeshi male and female workers, still, there are challenges that hinders the benefits of migration to reach out the migrant workers. To overcome these constraints and challenges faced by female and male migrant workers, the national and local level implementation of Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) is essential. The GCM provides a significant opportunity to ensure the systems that govern migration comprehensively address the complex realities of contemporary migration, including from a gender-perspective. The national and local level implementation of GCM is highly required for ensuring safe, orderly and regular migration for both women and men.  Recognizing the national and local level need to operationalize gender-responsive elements of the GCM is needed.
Therefore, a stalk taking/ mapping of existing projects/programme will be undertaken to develop an in-depth understanding on the results to find appropriate implementation strategies for GCM at national level.  The findings of the mapping exercise will be fed into the new programme that will be developed as an outcome of this exercise.

UN Women is seeking the services from a qualified national consultant to lead, coordinate and facilitate the exercise on mapping out of migration projects dealing with female migration issues to develop new programme for the empowerment of women migrant workers from Bangladesh.  

Duties and Responsibilities

Overall Purpose and Specific Objectives: The overall purpose of this study is to conduct a mapping of potential programmatic interventions for female migrant workers based on the findings of UN Women’s migration related projects; and in line with implementation of Global Compact of Migration.

Specific objectives of the study:

  •  To identify scopes and opportunities to implement GCM to bring about changes in the lives of women migrant workers;
  • To outline the design of a new/potential programmatic interventions for gender responsive migration;
  • To identify likely partners for new/potential programmatic interventions for the national/ local level implementation of GCM.

Scope of the work and main responsibilities:
Under the direct supervision of the Women’s Economic Empowerment Programme Analyst of UN Women and overall guidance from Programme Management Specialist, she or he will be carried out the work in line with the scope of assignment but not limited to.  The scope of work will include:

  • Support to Identify methods and tools for data collection and analysis, research questions, scope and limitations of the methodology;
  •  Review of the Global Compact of Migration focusing on implementation perspectives at national and local level;
  • Review existing literatures, projects on migration at national level focusing on women’s empowerment.  Mainly the projects are undertaken by the Govt., UN agencies, International organizations and NGO/CSOs;
  • List down the existing development partners supporting the migration projects on a national setting;
  • Stalk taking of significant migration projects that dealing with female migration issues at national level;
  • Lead and facilitate the process of new project/programme development in close collaboration with UN Women relevant staff;
  • Draft outline for potential interventions including theory of changes and log frame;
  • Facilitate and support the consultation with key stakeholder to sharing the results and findings of mapping of migration programmes;
  • Prepare and submitting of the final report.

Expected Deliverables

  1. Prepare methodology and workplan for the task by 22nd of January 2019;
  2. Gather information through reviewing secondary documents, one to one meeting, FGD and interview with key stakeholders by 20th  of February 2019:
  •  Lead and facilitate project development workshop with UN Women programmatic team to develop new project design
  •  Facilitate and support organizing of key stakeholder’s consultation to share the results of mapping and gathering inputs for furthering the scope of intervention.

     3.  Finalize the report incorporating feedback from UN Women by 28 February 2019:

  • The new project design finalized with inputs from UN Women

Contract period and work location:

The National consultant will be based in Dhaka, Bangladesh and work at the UN Women Office as required. Travel costs and Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) for authorized travel outside of Dhaka, Bangladesh will be provided, if required.


Technical Competencies:

  • Strong grasp of substantive gender and migration issues in Bangladesh;
  • Substantial experience in result-based management on development issues.

Functional Competencies:

  •  Demonstrated ability to conduct workshop/ consultation on programme /project development on development issues;
  •  Strong familiarity on research, mapping and survey of the development programme;
  •  Proven ability to produce clear and well written reports;

Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the United Nations' values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the UN and UN Women;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  •  Ability and willingness to work as part of a team to meet tight deadlines and produce high quality work.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Master’s degree in development related disciplines, gender issues, economics, law, international relations or any other social science fields.


  • Minimum 5 years of experience as researcher/programme officer in social development, with a substantial focus on gender issues and labour migration at national level;
  • Background of migration issues at international level and Global Compact of Migration is highly desirable.

Language and others:

  • Strong command of English and Bangla.

Submission of application:

Interested Individual Consultants will submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications.
To be included as part of the proposal:

  • Updated CV;
  • Personal History Form (P11);
  • Writing sample;
  • Financial proposal indicating daily rate.


Payments for this consultancy will be based on the achievement of deliverables and certification that each has been satisfactorily completed.

Please use " National Consultant: Mapping of Migration programmet” as the subject heading of your application.

All applications must include (as an attachment) the CV and the financial proposal. Applications without financial proposal will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment. “Personal History Form - P 11” can be downloaded from

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