Consultant (Ref: CON#TR/2023/145)

IOM İstanbul,İzmir,Ankara,Gaziantep
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İlan Detayları

Vacancy Notice Number:


Position Title:



Consultancy Contract

Duty Station:


Deadline of Applications:

19 October 2023

Number of People to be hired



Internal & External Candidates


General Functions:

Türkiye is facing serious challenges with irregular migratory movements in the region due to its unique geographical location bridging Europe and Asia with over 2,949 kilometers land borders and a coastline that spans 8,484 kilometers. Therefore, Türkiye plays an important role in fighting against smuggling and trafficking as well as any other type of organized transnational crime, linked with irregular migration.

Since 2014, IOM Türkiye Immigration and Border Governance (IBG) Unit, partnering with relevant Turkish authorities, has been implementing multiple projects for enhancing legal, operational / institutional and managerial structures and capacities of Turkish border control authorities in strengthening immigration and border management tools and policies in line with international best practices. These actions also include encouraging comprehensive migration management efforts, and promoting international, regional and inter-institutional cooperation on border management.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

IOM Türkiye IBG Unit is calling for international and national experts to support the implementation of current and prospective project activities under its portfolio. All interested experts are invited to apply to this call that aims the creation of IOM Türkiye IBG expert roster for the support in implementation of existing and future projects.  Recruited experts are to provide technical assistance, conduct field and desk researches and needs assessments, draft training curricula and strategy papers, draft study visit reports, guidelines, as well as to tangibly contribute to elaboration and implementation of expert consultations, workshops, conferences and delivering tailor-made trainings under the supervision of the relevant project manager.


The Main Areas of Expertise

Within this context IOM Türkiye IBG Programme is seeking competent international and national experts under the 7 components listed below;


Component 1: Border Controls (Security)

  • Integrated Border Management
  • Travel document fraud detection - document examination
  • Interview techniques for first and second line border controls/detection of transnational organized crime
  • Risk/Threat analysis related to border management
  • Passenger assesment and behavior analysis for detection of travel document fraud
  • E-learning systems, development of interactive training materials
  • Intervention without resorting to armed force
  • Port Health Services
  • Gender Mainstreaming at border controls
  • Human rights at border management


Component 2: Visa, Residency Systems and Readmission (Policies and procedures)

  • Procedures for Inadmissible (INAD) Passengers
  • Comparative Analysis of Multiple visa regime of different countries
  • ID management/visa/migration context of Algeria, Bangladesh, Morocco, Pakistan and Somalia
  • Settlement Law and related procedures


Component 3: Border Management Information System (BMIS) and Personal Data Protection Standards (Technical)

  • Border Management Information Systems (BMIS), API-PNR analysis
  • BMIS integrations/interfacing/inter-connectivity
  • Biometric Data Usage and Interoperability
  • Personal data management
  • Comparative analysis of border and migration management systems of the EU and other global good practices


Component 4: Addressing Irregular Migration, Counter Migrant Smuggling and Human Trafficking (Policies and procedures)

  • Management of irregular migration
  • Interview techniques for identification of Victims of Human Trafficking (VoT) and vulnerable migrants
  • Referral mechanism for VoTs and vulnerable migrants
  • Analysis of mixed migration flows
  • Judicial investigation of migrant smuggling
  • Identification of forced labour
  • Inter-Cultural communication
  • Law enforcement ethics
  • Administrative detention
  • Alternatives to immigration detention


Component 5: Radiation Control Capacity (Customs/proliferation)

  • Customs radiation detection and control capacity
  • Nuclear and Radiation Protection and Safety
  • Radiological emergencies and illicit trafficking, alarm response
  • Best approaches and practices in radiation detection and control
  • Mail and Express Courier Control
  • Risk profiles portfolio for mail and express cargo transshipments
  • Open-Source Data and Analytics and Team
  • Situation Analysis and Assessment


Component 6: Customs Control

  • Cargo and Passenger Control
  • Risk and behavioural analysis on Cargo and Passenger Controls
  • Airport crimes and aircraft search
  • Detection of narcotics and drug precursors
  • Handling of Detector Dogs and illicit Goods


Component 7: Language Trainers (English, Arabic, Farsi, French, Urdu, Russian)

  • Basic and advanced level language courses for government officials and law enforcement units specializing on border management.


Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • University / Relevant Vocational Academy degree with minimum 10 years of relevant professional experience in the field of Immigration and Border Management (Masters / PhD will be considered advantageous)



  • Proven Professional and / or Academic experience in at least one of the above-mentioned components
  • Professional experience in working with relevant public institutions
  • Excellent oral and written English skills (for both international and national experts)
  • Competency in Turkish will be considered advantageous
  • Excellent drafting and presentation skills



  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Working knowledge of Turkish is advantageous


Required Competencies

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:



  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.


Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
  • Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.



Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighbouring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighbouring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.

Please be advised that this is a local position and as such only applications from candidates with a valid residence / working permit residing in Türkiye will be considered.


How to Apply:

Experts interested in being included into the Expert Roster and take part in activities of the current and upcoming projects implemented by IOM Türkiye, are invited to apply through sending their up-to-date CVs, motivation letter, indicating their area of interest and expertise (Annex I), and name of the position applied with its VN number in the subject line of the e-mail to

Vetted Experts' CVs will be added to the Expert Roster, which is an internal tool that will be used solely for the purposes mentioned hereinabove. The CVs will be selected from the roster in order to facilitate a possible recruitment on a short and mid-term basis as experts to work on specific projects’ activities. The exact duration of engagement, conditions related to remuneration etc. will be determined separately for each activity.




Please kindly indicate which component subject you would like to apply and fill the personal information sections




Years of Experience for the selected subject(s)

Component 1: Border Controls (Security)


Component 2: Visa, Residency Systems and Readmission (Policies and procedures)


Component 3: Border Management Information System (BMIS) and Personal Data Protection Standards (Technical)


Component 4: Addressing Irregular Migration, Counter Migrant Smuggling and Human Trafficking (Policies and procedures)


Component 5: Radiation Control Capacity (Customs/proliferation)


Component 6: Customs Control


Component 7: Language Trainers (English, Arabic, Farsi, French, Urdu, Russian)











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IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.
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