Friday, September 21, 2012

International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC)

Consultant, ICMC Indonesia, Jakarta

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications: September 25, 2012

Background and Job Purpose
The International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) is an international operating non-governmental organisation serving and protecting uprooted people – refugees, internally displaced persons and migrants –regardless of faith, race, ethnicity or nationality. ICMC advocates for rights-based policies and durable solutions directly and through a worldwide network of
member bishops conferences, and alongside government and non-governmental partners.

For its EIDHR funded project on “*Strengthening the Capacity of Indonesian Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to Promote the Protection of Migrant Workers and members of their Families*”, ICMC is recruiting a Consultant for the purpose of: a.) conducting a field assessment to gather data and information on the implementation into national laws of the *International
Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families* (ICRMW); and b.) updating and customizing the information and statistical data contained in the ICMC  ‘*Do-it-yourself Kit on Strengthening Protection of Migrant workers and their families with international Human Rights Treaties*’, to reflect the most recent changes
to the ratification status of the ICRMW and its practical implementation in Indonesia (national laws; administrative acts; etc.). The information shall be consolidated into a briefing booklet.

Indonesia is one of the biggest migrant-worker sending countries in Asia. With the recent ratification of the ICRMW – adopted by the Indonesian Parliament with no reservation on April 12, 2012, Law no.6/2012 – it is envisaged that migrants human rights will be better guaranteed and that new protective measures shall be enforced for millions of Indonesian migrant
workers during their migration process. Building on this encouraging step and in order to maintain the momentum on the importance to improve the protection of Indonesian labor migrants abroad, ICMC and its partners - Solidaritas Perempuan and Migrant Care - are promoting the involvement of Indonesia CSOs in enhancing accountability of national authorities in the
protection of migrant workers rights and are encouraging close monitoring of the application of the Convention through the active engagement of local CSOs.

Specific tasks:

*a.) Consolidating findings from  field assessments for the purpose of compiling a report with data and information on the implementation of the ICRMW in Indonesia.
Liaise with CSOs and participate in meetings with selected members of CSOs and migrant workers in each target locations, for the purpose of gathering information and data to be collected and analyzed in a report which shall include an overview of the principal factors and measures contributing to and/or affecting the application of the Convention, and suggest
alternatives. The field assessment shall focus on the migrants conditions and the applicable legislation in the areas (provinces) of Jakarta, Cianjur and Blitar. The report shall be drafted with a view to serve as a supplemental source of information for consideration by the Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their
Families, which is tasked to review the legislative, judicial, administrative and other measures undertaken by Indonesia to give effect and apply the Convention upon one year from its ratification.

More specifically, the consultant shall: Contribute in designing the field assessment; participate in meetings (at least 5 meetings) with CSOs ; compile and analyze data and findings; draft a final report in English and or in Bahasa Indonesia (in full length report and summary in power point presentation format).

*b.) Update the information and statistical data contained in the ICMC ‘Do-it-yourself Kit for the purpose of drafting a briefing booklet on the rights of migrant workers in Indonesia and the implementation of the ICRMW into Indonesian national legislation. 

Undertake a desk-review to update the information and statistical data contained in the Do-it-yourself Kit
for the purpose of compiling a briefing booklet which will constitute an add-on to the ICMC Do-it-yourself kit. The booklet will provide specifics on the rights of migrant workers in Indonesia and the implementation of the ICRMW into national laws; administrative acts; and etc. Gender sensitive data shall be gathered and incorporated into the booklet. The kit currently
includes a compilation of treaties which define the international legal framework for the protection of human rights of migrants and it offers short narrative sections and user-friendly table formats which reference key provisions of international treaties relevant to migrant workers. The briefing booklet shall include tables to present the information in a clear, concise, and user-friendly format; it shall be drafted in English and or in Bahasa Indonesia.

qualifications and key competencies

-    University degree (BA) in International Law, Human Rights Law or other relevant discipline or an acceptable combination of relevant education, job-related training and/or experience;

-    Proven knowledge of migrant workers rights in Indonesia and familiarity with the content of the ICRMW and its ratification process in Indonesia;

-    Advocacy skills an asset;

-    Substantive experience in conducting field assessments and compiling reports;

-    Excellent oral and written language skills in English

-    Proven experience in writing human right reports for deliberation of international bodies (provide writing samples– e.g.:
web-links; report; articles; etc.);

-    Computer literacy (MS Office and internet);

-    Solid research, writing and analytical skills;

-    Ability to travel and attend program related meetings in the field


The maximum duration of the consultancy is 3 (three) months from 1 October to 31 December 2012.


The consultant will report to the ICMC Indonesia Head of Office and will coordinate with the Program Officer for the Protection of Migrant Workers.


ICMC Indonesia offers an attractive consultancy fee, which is negotiable depending on the experience and qualification of the candidate.

Consultancy fee will be paid in 3 (three) installments:

- 30 % immediately after the signing of the consultancy contract

- 30 % after the submission of the Briefing Booklet (November 2012)

- 40 % upon submission of a final draft of the report on the implementation of the ICRMW (December 2012)

How to Apply for this Position:

Send your CV along with a letter of interest at the latest by September 25, 2012 to Ms. Jumi Rahayu to the following e-mail address:  . Please include: CONSULTANT in the subject of your e-mail.

Applications will be evaluated upon reception and interviews with shortlisted candidates may be conducted before the closing date. Referees may be contacted prior to the interviewing stage.

Owing to the volume of applications, ICMC regrets that only applicants short-listed for an interview will be notified.

*Please note that applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.*

ICMC is committed to equal opportunities for applicants and employees. Applications will be treated in strict confidence. 


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