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South Asia Co-Ordinator, Migrant Workers Programme: short-term consultancy

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Institute for Human Rights and Business
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Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom
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Published 8 days ago

Call for Proposals:

Stakeholder Mapping, Outreach, and Engagement on the Responsible Recruitment of Migrant Workers in South Asia

Background

The Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) seeks a consultant with proven experience on labour migration and migrant workers’ rights for a short, fixed-term consultancy focused on South Asia. The consultant will contribute to the work of IHRB’s Migrant Workers programme and provide insight into activities and initiatives relating to migrant workers, and in particular to human rights challenges connected to recruitment processes being undertaken by key stakeholders in the region. The consultant will undertake mapping and initial outreach to stakeholders within the identified countries, which will help IHRB identify where our own work may align, be complementary and add value.

The consultant will also help IHRB organise a number of small convenings across the region bringing together key actors to discuss recruitment challenges. This will serve to introduce IHRB and our work to stakeholders in the region, contribute to IHRB’s knowledge and network, and provide the foundations for a more permanent IHRB presence for the Migrant Workers programme in the future.

This stakeholder mapping and consultation in South Asia is part of a new programme of work being developed by the IHRB. IHRB plans to continue to establish regional hubs – currently operating in recruitment corridors in North America (Mexico) and South East Asia (Singapore) - to increase adherence to international human rights standards in the context of migrant worker recruitment in these regions, and in the future in South Asia and in particular Bangladesh, India and Nepal, which are significant countries of origin of migrant workers. These regional hubs will – by better understanding and supporting existing private sector, government, and civil society initiatives in the regions – encourage accountability around recruitment practices and the promotion of the Employer Pays Principle.

The consultation process will involve regional engagement with the international recruitment industry, business, civil society, and intergovernmental organisations including ILO, IOM and UNDP. The consultant will research and chart all the main programmes engaged on the responsible recruitment of low-wage migrant workers seeking employment abroad being undertaken across India, Nepal and Bangladesh. With the support of IHRB Migrant Worker programme staff as necessary. They will then undertake initial contact with stakeholders to arrange a preliminary conversation. Once relationships are established, the consultant will help IHRB to organise and deliver a number of online stakeholder consultation meetings. These online convenings will bring together different stakeholders from the region for further discussion to identify where action to improve recruitment practice may be most needed, and in particular where business leverage may be deployed. The consultations will also help develop local partnerships and lay the basis for longer-term regional activity and collaboration. The reports from this consultation process will form a final baseline assessment and help inform the Migrant Workers programme strategic plan. 

Call for Proposals:

Stakeholder Mapping, Outreach, and Engagement on the Responsible Recruitment of Migrant Workers in South Asia

Background

The Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) seeks a consultant with proven experience on…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Temporary
  • Start Date
    November 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    October 1, 2021

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in the world
Associated Location
19C Commercial Rd, Eastbourne BN21 3XE, UK

How to Apply

Interested applicants are invited to submit no more than a 3-page overview which should include:

  • CV and cover letter highlighting relevant experience and suitability for the role and the approach
  • proposed to complete this consultancy successfully
  • Links to any relevant work previously completed on similar topics or activities
  • Fixed fee/day rate (including VAT if applicable)

Please send submissions to Denise Derbyshire at recruitment@ihrb.org with “Migrant Workers Programme S Asia Consultancy” in the subject line, by 10am UK Time Friday 1st October 2021

Please note that unsuccessful submissions will be held on file for 6 months after the end of the recruitment process. 

Interested applicants are invited to submit no more than a 3-page overview which should include:

  • CV and cover letter highlighting relevant experience and suitability for the…

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