Consultancy Opportunity: A consultant to conduct a scoping study on land access for migrants in Africa | Land Portal

1. Context

Migration drivers in Africa are various and interrelated. As mentioned in the 2018 Migration Policy Framework for Africa (MPFA), a combination of push and pull factors influence migration decisions. With its strategic place the livelihood and socio-economic models of many African households and individuals, it is clear that access to land and property rights can be either a push or a pull factor for migration.

Agenda 2063 (Africa’s long-term plan for achieving the vision of an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens, representing a dynamic force in the international arena) recognizes the importance and key link between good governance and human rights. It is also worth noting that both freedom of movement (and subsequently migration) and right to property are recognized as fundamental human rights.

With the rise of migration in Africa, the issue of land access and property rights of migrants becomes more and more important. The key question being: how can we ensure access to land for migrants in countries of destination and ensure that migrants do not lose their land rights in their home countries? It is in this regard that GIZ is recruiting a consultant to conduct a scoping study on land access for migrants in Africa: a rights-based perspective.

2. Objectives

The overarching objective of the study will be to provide a clearer picture of access to land for migrants from the policy and implementation perspective as well as from a rights-based approach.

3. Tasks to be performed by the contractor

The contractor shall provide the following work/service:

· Provide an analysis of how the current policy and legal frameworks at continental (AU) and regional (RECs) levels address land rights/ access to land for migrants (including refugees, IDPs and returnees)

· Provide a remote analysis of national & sub-national policy and legal frameworks in 5 selected African countries[1] on access to land and property rights for various categories of migrants, with a view of identifying good practices for peer learning and experience sharing, and taking in consideration both countries of origin and countries of destination

· Conduct a literature review on the nexus between migration governance and land governance in Africa

· Identify challenges, research and legal gaps as well as good practices at policy and operational levels regarding land access for migrants

· Propose ways in which GIZ can further contribute in improving land and migration governance

· Present the study report and key recommendations to GIZ.

4. Number of work days and period of assignment

  1. Number of work days: 25
  2. Period of assignment: From 27 August 2021 until 30 November 2021.

5. Personnel concept and qualifications

Short-term expert

Qualifications of the short-term expert pool

General qualifications (1.1.1)

· Education: Masters in social sciences, law, development studies, migration studies, land governance, or similar field.

· Professional experience: at least 7 years’ experience in the field of research and/or policy analysis preferably in the area of migration governance, land governance, human rights or related fields.

· At least one similar research experience would be an advantage

Experience in the region (1.1.2)

· Knowledge of Africa (at least 5 years).

Language skills (1.1.3):

· Business fluency in English, fluency in French would be an advantage.**

How to apply

GIZ AU intends to award a contract for the Support of the African Union on Migration and displacement project activity a consultant to conduct a scoping study on land access for migrants in Africa: a rights-based perspective.

Should you be interested in implementing the tasks, please send an email at the following address with ref no.**83385284_Scoping study on land access for migrants in Africa** to receive the TOR and tender documents:

The submission deadline to this tender is on July 27, 2021 (date of receipt at GIZ) in English Language

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