Position Title : Consultant to Support Japanese Business on
Migration, Business and Human Rights
Duty Station : Bangkok, Thailand
Classification : Consultancy
Type of Appointment : Consultant Contract (4 months)
Desired Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : March 31, 2023
Reference Code : CFA026/2023
Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.
1. ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT AND SCOPE:
IOM Thailand’s Labour Mobility and Social Inclusion (LMI) unit works to foster the synergies between labour migration and development, and to promote legal avenues of labour migration as an alternative to irregular migration. Moreover, LMI aims to facilitate the development of policies and programmes that are in the interest of migrants and society, providing effective
protection and assistance to labour migrants and their families. Key LMI interventions include policy advice and capacity-building in labour migration management; protection of workers throughout the labour migration process; promotion of ethical recruitment and decent, including supply chains management; information-sharing and awareness-raising; and migrant training and integration.
LMI in IOM Thailand carries out various regional programmes related to Migration, Business and Human Rights (MBHR), in addition to a number of initiatives carried out directly in partnership with private sector actors, including with Japanese businesses operating in Thailand. Through these programmes and initiatives, IOM aims to enhance migrant workers’ access to their human and labour rights and promote their fair and ethical recruitment and employment. In this light, IOM carries out assessments to assess the recruitment and employment experiences of migrant workers, through migrant centered human rights due diligence assessments. Through these assessments, IOM aims to provide its partners, primarily private sector actors, with assessment reports and practical recommendations to address the risks of labour exploitation, forced labour and human trafficking of internal and international migrant workers in daily operations and global supply chains.
2. RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
IOM is seeking a consultant to carry out the following tasks:
• Support identification of Japanese businesses in Thailand hiring migrant workers;
• Support outreach and advocacy on MBHR targeting Japanese businesses and their suppliers in Thailand;
• Support organization of trainings, seminars, meetings and other events. This may include but not limited to: liaison with Japanese participants, preparation and/or translation of agenda, presentation, meeting minutes, etc. from English to Japanese;
• Support facilitation of trainings, seminars and meetings in Japanese language;
• Translate documents from English to Japanese and when necessary, from Japanese to English. Proofread documents translated from English to Japanese by an external service provider;
• In close coordination with IOM’s project managers and communication team, draft documents in Japanese, such as project documents and newsletters, briefing notes, social media posts, articles…;
• Support in-person interpretation during meetings, as necessary, from English into Japanese or Japanese into English Prior to each assignment, IOM will provide the consultant with concrete outputs to be delivered, in line with above mentioned tasks.
The consultant may expect to work on IOM’s assignments for 10 to 15 hours per month, and
hours may vary in each month. Payments will be made on a monthly basis, based on each
confirmed working hour.
3. REQUIRED QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
• Bachelor’s degree or higher in business development, economics, international development, or any related field from an accredited academic institution with at least five years of relevant work experience.
• Previous experience in working in a Japanese company and/or the UN system is an asset.
• Knowledge on labour migration context in Asia and the Pacific and/or private sector engagement is desired.
• Strong time management skills.
• Ability to work in a multi‐cultural environment and respect diversity.
• Teamwork oriented but with a capacity to work independently.
• Fluency in English and Japanese (oral and written) is required.
4. DESIRABLE COMPENTENCIES
• Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
• Integrity and transparency: maintain 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
• 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 and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.
Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighboring 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 neighboring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications to the IOM Bangkok Human
Resources Unit at e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 31 March, 2023 at the latest.
Kindly indicate the reference code CFA026/2023 followed by your full name in the subject line.
Applications should include:
a) a cover letter, indicating the dates of availability
b) a curriculum vitae
c) a duly completed IOM Personal History Form which can be downloaded from
d) Writing sample in Japanese (maximum A4 one page): Elaborate an elevator pitch targeting a
Japanese company why is it important for them to be engaged on Migration, Business and
Human Rights (MBHR).
e) Hourly quote/rate for tasks described under Section 2
Posting period: From 17.03.2023 to 31.03.2023