Junior Consultant on the Support Platform for the Solutions Strategy for Afghan Refugees At International Council of Voluntary Agencies


Location: Home-based

Contract: Short-term

Duration: 6 days

Application Deadline: 10 February 2022

Starting date: 16 February 2022

Ending date: 23 February 2022

Reporting to: ICVA’s Head of Forced Migration

I. ICVA

Founded in 1962, ICVA (International Council of Voluntary Agencies) is a global network of almost 140 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) active in 160 countries, operating at global, regional, national, and local levels, whose mission is to make humanitarian action more principled and effective by working collectively and independently to influence policy and practice.

Over the past years, ICVA has been supporting NGOs’ engagement on the Global Compact on Refugees. In line with ICVA Strategic Priorities 2022-2024 and ICVA’s pledge at the first Global Refugee Forum (GRF), Support Platform arrangements are of particular interest, in particular the Support Platform for the Solutions Strategy for the Afghan Refugees. Launched at the GRF in December 2019 and aiming to find solutions for Afghan refugees and promote burden- and responsibility-sharing at global and regional levels, this Support Platform has faced a complex context due to recent political and security developments in Afghanistan.

II. Objectives of the position

The objective of the consulting assignment is to inform ICVA’s work to support NGOs understanding and potential engagement opportunities with the Support Platform by undertaking a desk review highlighting the objectives, structure and working modalities of the Support Platform. The desk review will also aim at pointing to analytical clues on the position and role of the Support Platform in the evolving situation over the past 6 months.

III. Main Responsibilities/Tasks

  • Identify relevant sources available related to the Support Platform.
  • Analyze the sources (including relevant GRF pledges; statements and projects under the Support Platform; stakeholders involved in the Support Platform).
  • Produce a short report on the main findings (2-3 pages) to inform ICVA’s internal work on the topic.
  • Present virtually the short report to ICVA’s Head of Forced Migration, Regional Representative in the Asia Pacific Region, Policy Officer on Forced Migration.

IV. Profile

The ideal candidate will possess the qualification and experiences listed below:

  • Advanced University degree in migration, international relations, political science, law/international law, or related field.
  • A minimum of two years of relevant professional experience which includes collecting, researching, analyzing, and presenting information related to the provision of protection and/or to achieve solutions in forced displacement situations.
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work autonomously and remotely from home.
  • Understanding of ICVA’s mission and NGO contribution to the humanitarian sector.
  • Knowledge of the Global Compact on Refugees and its arrangements.
  • Knowledge of humanitarian landscape in the Asia Pacific and key regional actors in the region including NGOs and other stakeholders is a plus.

How to apply

Interested applicants should submit their curriculum vitae and a letter (one page maximum) outlining their relevant expertise and suitability for this undertaking to recruitment6@icvanetwork.org by 10 February 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

The hired consultant must fulfil the legal obligations under ICVA regulations as well as ICVA’s organizational safeguarding policy.

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