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KMH organizes a blended training on reintegration | Call for Applications and Terms of Reference

Photo: François-Xavier Ada Affana/IOM  © International Organization for Migration
Photo: François-Xavier Ada Affana/IOM © International Organization for Migration

The EU-IOM Knowledge Management Hub funded by the European Union (EU) is organising a blended training based on IOM's Reintegration Handbook and related training curriculum.

This call for applications primarily targets English speaking reintegration practitioners (local NGOs, national and local authorities and implementing partners) based in the Sahel and Lake Chad, Northern Africa and the Horn of African regions, as well as target countries in Asia. Applications from other regions/countries will be considered second. The training is based on a blended approach, a mix of online self-learning, webinars, individual and group assignments and experience sharing, over two months, in May and June 2022.
 

1. Context
 

The IOM Reintegration Handbook, published in November 2019, and its accompanying training curriculum and online course were developed under the ORION project, as part of the Safety, Support and Solutions on the Central Mediterranean Route programme funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). The aim of these tools is to provide practical guidance on the design, implementation and monitoring of reintegration assistance for returnees.

To further facilitate a common understanding of reintegration approaches and practice among reintegration practitioners in the field, a regular training programme on reintegration is being established in the regions/countries of the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration: Sahel and Lake Chad, North Africa, Horn of Africa, as well as target countries in Asia.

In this context and with EU funding, the EU-IOM Knowledge Management Hub offers a training using a blended approach combining autonomous online courses, webinars and individual or group exercises for its members and their partners in these regions/countries.

The main purpose of this training is for reintegration practitioners to be able to implement sustainable reintegration programmes.

More specifically, by the end of the blended training on reintegration, participants will be able to:
 

  • Explain and apply the integrated approach to sustainable reintegration;
  • Describe reintegration assistance at individual, community and structural levels;
  • Prepare and take part in the monitoring and evaluation of reintegration programmes;
  • Understand specific interventions for the reintegration of children and their families.   
2. Call for applications
 

IOM is therefore seeking reintegration practitioners who are motivated and wish to better understand and apply the integrated approach to reintegration in their programmes/countries to sign-up for this training.

Twenty participants will be selected and will need to commit to taking an active part in the various learning phases from the beginning of May until the end of June 2022.

More precisely, from the beginning of May until the end of June, participants will commit to:

  • Take the IOM Online Reintegration Course and pass the test (6 modules);
  • Participate in around 10 webinars facilitated by a trainer and experts on the subject matter;
  • Participate in 2 experience sharing online sessions;
  • Complete 4 short individual assignments;
  • Take part in 2 group assignments.
3. Suggested timeline


This training takes a blended approach combining autonomous online courses, webinars and individual or group exercises.

Blended Training

4. Qualifications and experience  
 

In order to participate in this training, candidates should have:

  • A minimum of two years of work experience in the field of migration (or related to migration)
  • One year of work experience in the field of reintegration or reintegration-related programme. The prospect of joining a programme/project related to reintegration can also constitute ground for application.
  • English speaking and writing proficiency
5. Engagement, availability and workload


Applicants must commit to dedicating time to the training from the beginning of May until the end of June 2022. It is therefore recommended that candidates request their supervisor’s approval before submitting their application.

In terms of workload, participants will be asked to:
 

  • Complete the individual online course (4 to 5 hours total) at the beginning of May 
  • Participate in 10 online webinars (1 hour 30 each)
  • Participate in 1 or 2 experience sharing online sessions (1 hour to 1 hour 30 each)
  • Complete 4 short individual assignments (not more than 20 to 30 minutes of work)
  • Take part in 2 group assignments.

The indicative agenda, available below, will give you more information on the timeline of the sessions and assignments.

 

6. Application process
 

Interested candidates should complete the following form:

 application form

Please note that your supervisor should approve your application and agree to give you time to follow the sessions and do the exercises. You can ask them to complete the following Supervisor Agreement form

Deadline: 15 April midnight CEST (Geneva time).

If you have any questions about this training, please contact Ms. Joy Paone: jpaone@iom.int and Ms. Sophie Crozet: scrozet@iom.int