Northern Caribbean Rapid Labor Market Assessment Consultant

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POSITION SUMMARY:

HIAS Aruba is seeking a consultant to conduct a remote Rapid Labor Market Assessment for forcibly displaced populations in the northern Caribbean region, with a focus on the Bahamas, St Maarten and Turks and Caicos. The aim of this project is to identify sustainable pathways for economic integration of refugees and migrants in the above-mentioned labor markets. The assessment will map potential economic sectors demonstrating demand for both skilled and unskilled labor. In addition, the assessment will map the existing skills of refugee’s asylum seekers and migrants who were identified by UNHCR, receive Cash Based Intervention (CBI) and Mental Health and Psychosocial Services (MHPSS) services from HIAS, and identify existing pathways through appropriate training, capacity building and certification that can facilitate their integration into the local labor market.

The Regional Technical Advisor, Economic Inclusion and CVA Programming, LAC will supervise the researcher. The researcher will hold weekly meetings with the Country Director, HIAS Aruba and hold bi-weekly internet briefings with the Regional Technical Advisor. The Director, Economic inclusion will support as necessary. The overall goal of the Labor Market Assessment proposed is to provide evidence-based information on potential economic inclusion programs that can be implemented by governments, the private sector, and the humanitarian sector on the islands.

This consultancy is for three weeks, beginning December 2, 2021. To apply, please submit a full proposal that includes a reference budget and samples of your previous work to our website.

OBJECTIVES & DELIVERABLES:

Objectives

To present a potential route of employability for the target population to support their economic inclusion in the three Countries and territories. Deliverables

Labor profile of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants participating in the program.

Summary of current labor market needs, and opportunities identified in the three locations.

List of potential partners providing technical capacity building and certification facilitating economic integration.

A suggested route of employability for self and wage employment for forcibly displaced population in the selected Territories. The Labor Market Assessment consultant will collect data on existing skills of refugee’s asylum seekers and migrants participating in the program through individual interviews or surveys.

Using existing publications and interviewing key stakeholders on the selected territories, the consultant will conduct a short desk review providing information on existing legal labor frameworks for integration of refugee’s asylum seekers and migrants in the three territories.

The assessment in relation to Turks & Caicos and Sint Maarten will be done remotely. The consultant will travel to the Bahamas to conduct an in-country assessment (5 Days).

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

Master’s degree in Economics, Development Economics or Labor Economics preferred (extensive experience with labor market assessments will also be considered).

Experience in conducting economic assessments.

Experience working on economic integration of refugees, migrants, or marginalized groups.

English fluency is required; proficiency in Dutch and Spanish are an advantage.

Ability to work independently.

Good communication skills and culturally sensitive.

Applicants should send their CV and motivation letter to our website and recruitment.hiasaruba@hias.org by Friday 26 November.

SAMPLE HIRING PROCESS:

We are committed to a fair and respectful hiring process, and we do our absolute best to respond to every applicant. We prioritize communication and transparency with all candidates, even those who are not moving forward. Here’s a snapshot of our hiring process:

Step 1: Submit your application!

Step 2: Video interview with the hiring manager.

Step 3: Offer, consultancy agreement and background check.

Step 4: Start your professional journey with HIAS!

Note: Some of our hiring processes may vary, and not all candidates will advance to each step.

ABOUT US:

Over one hundred years ago, the Jewish community founded HIAS (originally the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) in New York City, the immigrant gateway to America. Supporting Jews fleeing persecution and poverty in Eastern Europe, our founders were guided by the traditions, texts, and history of the Jewish people – a history of oppression, displacement, and diaspora. HIAS has since helped generations of Jews facing violence because of who they were, and HIAS remains committed to helping Jewish refugees anywhere in the world. Today, our clients at HIAS come from diverse faiths, ethnicities, and backgrounds, as do our staff. We bring our experience, history, and values to our work across five continents, ensuring that refugees today receive the vital services and opportunities they need to thrive.

HIAS is a learning community, committed to diversity and inclusion. We do our work with integrity, accountability, transparency, and a commitment to the highest ethical standards. We seek employees from diverse backgrounds and life experiences to join our teams located in the United States and across the globe. People who identify as BIPOC, people with disabilities, people from the LGBTQ+ community, and people with lived experiences of forced displacement or immigration are all encouraged to apply. We are committed to building a diverse workforce that reflects our vision, mission, and values.

VISION:

HIAS stands for a world in which refugees find welcome, safety, and opportunity.

MISSION:

Drawing on our Jewish values and history, HIAS provides vital services to refugees and asylum seekers around the world and advocates for their fundamental rights so they can rebuild their lives.

VALUES:

Welcome • Acogimiento • Hospitalité • Hachnasat Orchim

We Welcome the Stranger

Justice • Justicia • Justice • Tzedek

We Pursue Justice

Empathy • Empatía • Empathie • Chesed

We Approach our Clients with Empathy

Partnership • Compañerismo • Coopération • Chevruta

We Believe in Changing the World through Partnership

Courage • Coraje • Courage • Ometz

We Act with Courage to Build a Better World

Resilience • Resiliencia • Résilience • Ruach

We Adapt and Thrive, Continuously Demonstrating our Resilience

DIVERSITY:

HIAS is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. As an equal opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnic background, ancestry, citizenship status, religious creed, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, familial status, pregnancy, childbirth, military status, protected veteran status, political orientation, or other legally protected status.

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