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EUROMED RIGHTS – CONSULTANT JOB OPENING: EXPERT RESEARCHER ON CLIMATE AND MIGRATION

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Position: Consultant – Expert researcher on climate and migration  

Duration of consultancy: Two and a half months 

Starting: 16th of October 2023  

Location: Remote/Brussels, Belgium 

Application deadline: 1st October 2023  

Background  

EuroMed Rights is a non-governmental organization aiming to promote cooperation and dialogue in and between countries on both sides of the Mediterranean Sea. It is a network representing 68 human rights organizations, institutions and defenders in 30 countries.  

It was founded in January 1997 in response to the Barcelona Declaration of November 1995 and the establishment of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EMP), by civil society organizations dedicated to promoting human rights and democracy within the framework of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership. EuroMed Rights’ organisational structure is built on a general assembly, an executive committee, working groups and a secretariat.  

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EuroMed Rights’ mission is to promote and strengthen human rights and democratic reforms at regional and national levels. By creating network opportunities and encouraging civil society cooperation, EuroMed Rights aims to develop and strengthen the partnerships between NGOs located within the Euro-Mediterranean area, to spread and promote human rights values and to increase members’ capacities to reach these objectives.  

EuroMed Rights’ head office is situated in Copenhagen. The organisation has offices in Brussels and Tunis, and presence in Turkey and Morocco. For further information, visit our website at www.euromedrights.org.  

EuroMed Rights aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the ground of race, colour, nationality, religion, ethnic or national origins, gender, marital status, caring responsibilities, sexual orientation, disability or chronic illness.  

Research and tasks description 

EuroMed Rights’ Migration and Asylum Programme is looking for a consultant researcher with expertise in the area of climate and migration, to produce an analysis of climate-induced migration in the Euro-Mediterranean region and the (lack of) regional legal frameworks to protect climate-displaced migrants.   

The research is supposed to kick-start EuroMed Rights’ Migration and Asylum Programme’s work on the issue of climate migration, in line with one of its objectives under the 2022-2027 Strategy to include the issue of climate refugees in the European policy agenda. Therefore, it is supposed to provide an overview of key regional challenges, ranging from climate change and environmental degradation as multipliers of already existing issues that can act as root causes for displacement, to the (lack of) protection frameworks for climate-displaced migrants.  

Output 

The final output of the consultancy will be to produce a research report (approximately 20 pages).  

The Consultant, in collaboration with EuroMed Rights’ Migration and Asylum team will be responsible to develop a research methodology, including first-hand and secondary data collection (desk research and interviews); preparing a first draft of the report and adapt it based on the revision and feedback received; submit the final version of the report.  

Timeline 

Step 1 Application deadline 1st of October  
Step 2 Selection of the consultant Second week of October 
Step 3 Discussion with the Migration and Asylum Team  Second week of October  
Step 4 Signature of the contract 16th of October 
Step 5 Data collection (desk research and interviews) and production of first draft.  To be agreed  
Step 6 Feedback from EuroMed Rights on first draft.  To be agreed 
Step 7 Production of second draft, based on the feedback received.  To be agreed 
Step 8 Feedback from EuroMed Rights to second draft To be agreed 
Step 9 Final revisions and delivery of final report.  20th of December 2023  

Profile, Skills and Background 

We are looking for someone with an expertise in the field of climate and migration. The ideal candidate has: 

  • Proven experience working in the field of migration, especially in the Mediterranean context.  
  • Proven experience working in the field of climate, especially in relation to migration. 
  • Knowledge of the Euro-Mediterranean region.  
  • Knowledge of the civil society sector and human rights framework.  
  • Fluency in English. French is desirable.   

Payment Modalities  

EuroMed Rights will break down payments in three parts based on the amount agreed with the consultant: 

  • 30% to be paid after the signature of the contract.  
  • 30% to be paid upon the reception of the first draft.  
  • 40% to be paid upon the reception of the final report.  

How to Apply:  

If you meet the qualifications and are interested in this consultancy position, please submit: 

  • Your CV 
  • Cover letter  
  • A brief outline of the proposed analysis and a tentative calendar 
  • A financial proposal 

Please send the above documentation to the Migration and Asylum Programme Coordinator, Elena Bizzi: [email protected], and to the Thematic Program Support Officer, Eva Baluganti: [email protected] by the 1st of October 2023, midnight, at the latest.   

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Interviews will take place between the first and second weeks of October.   

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