By: Democracy Development Program (DDP)
|Post Title||Mapping Research Consultant|
|Activity||To conduct mapping research of migrant economic/entrepreneurial activities|
|Contract duration||1 to 30 April 2021 (30 days)|
|Implementing Partner||Democracy Development Program|
|Duty station||Isipingo, Umlazi, KwaMashu, Sydenham and kwaMakhutha|
|Application deadline||23 February 2021|
Objectives and scope of work
The main objective for this assignment is to conduct a mapping research in the Migration Project sites in order to identify migrant entrepreneurial stakeholders. Stakeholders are individual migrants or groups that conduct economic activities in the project sites.
Democracy Development Program (DDP) is a Durban based NGO which focuses on congealing the practice of democracy in South Africa by inspiring active citizenship, hosting constructive dialogues, providing democracy education, observing elections and strengthening the voices of communities and civil society. DDP has been commissioned by the European Union to implement a project to strengthen CSOs intervention capacities in order to lessen xenophobic tendencies among African Migrants, South Africans and duty-bearers in KZN.
The main aim of this project is to work with and through CSOs/CBOs involved with migrants and against xenophobia in marginalized communities, to capacitate them and provide opportunities for them to intensify their networks and gain experiences in community dialogue and advocacy activities. This action includes supporting entrepreneurial cooperation on the local level which includes gaining improved support and understanding from community stakeholders.
There is a lack of data on informal business and especially on business activities by migrants which includes undocumented migrants in the five project sites, which makes it difficult to measure the problem and also to determine their needs. Therefore, a mapping research of these enterprises is needed to help all stakeholders develop policies and concrete actions for encouraging cooperation.
The mapping research will provide data which will assist in the process of encouraging cooperation between African migrant entrepreneurs and those of the SA host communities. It is crucial to locate places of operation for African migrants. This mapping will provide the implementers of this action with a resource that will inform potential existing and future similar interventions focusing on various aspects of migration, informal businesses and migrants. Additionally, it will be useful for other stakeholders such as local municipality leadership, provincial government, academic institutions and civil society who work on issues affecting African migrants and their businesses, including how these business operations influence legislative framework in the cities where migrants operate.
Once completed, this mapping exercise will be turned into a publication and disseminated to key stakeholders, such as government officials, academic institutions, civil society, research institute etc both as printed copies and as pdf-document available for download from the project’s website, in order to stimulate conversations about African migrants and migration in the context of this action.
Description of the assignment
The consultant will:
The output for this consultancy will be:
Tasks and Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Executive Director, Project Manager and Head of Administration, the consultant will
Task 1: Write a proposal explaining methodologies the consultant will adopt to complete this assignment (include the design methods, mapping methods inclusive of stages of map, the schedule, workplan, etc)
Task 2: GPS coordinated/graphic/pictorial presentation of stakeholder mapping
Task 3: Assess the characteristics of the migrant entrepreneurial stakeholders (gender, prevalence, location, nationality, sector of activity, level of education, etc)
Task 4: Undertake a stakeholder assessment and how they are interrelated
Task 5: Report to and advise DDP on
The consultant that will conduct this mapping activity will have a minimum of a Master’s degree in the social sciences or related disciplines, with 7-10 years research experience in post-graduation. He or she will have previous experience in mapping research, stakeholder analysis and social analysis. The consultant will also have good analytical and writing skills and have experience with facilitating interviews.
Please submit the following:
For queries about this call, email email@example.com. Applicants to submit their Letter of Interest by e-mail, and on subject to write, “The Migration Project Mapping Research application” to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 23 February 2021.
The following should be noted by interested consultants:
NOTE: The selected consultant will be contracted and will start work shortly after recruitment.