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Work type: Contract
Location: United Kingdom
Categories: Governance, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning

  • Tetra Tech International Development is seeking to strengthen our pool of asylum and migration experts to work on designing and delivering evaluations and research projects in the field of migration and home affairs commissioned by the EU institutions and other clients in Europe.
  • Various projects and programmes
  • 28 EU Countries



About us



Tetra Tech International Development (formerly Coffey), has a 40-year history in successfully delivering projects in international development and a wide range of other policy areas on behalf of public sector clients around the world. Coffey’s EU team has extensive experience in providing support to the EU institutions and agencies (including the European Commission’s DG JUST, EEAS, DG DEVCO, DG COMM, DG AGRI, DG MARE, DG MOVE etc), delivering a wide range of evaluation, impact assessment and monitoring services.



The Programme



Tetra Tech International Development is looking to expand our practice in the area of migration and home affairs, bidding for relevant assignments for the European Commission Directorate General for Migration and Home Affairs (DG HOME), the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex); the European Asylum Support Office (EASO); the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (EUROPOL); the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA);as well as other relevant organisations active in this area. We are looking to build a pool of junior and senior independent consultants with expertise in EU asylum and migration policy to support Coffey in delivering evaluations and research studies In particular we are looking to cover the following policy areas:



  • Legal migration and integration of third country nationals;
  • Irregular migration and return;
  • Asylum (the Commo European Asylum System);
  • Visa policy and document security;
  • Management of EU external borders;
  • Large-scale IT systems (SIS, VIS, etc.);
  • International aspects of the above- mentioned policies, such as comparisons with third countries’ migration policies, conclusion of agreements and cooperation with partner countries in the area of home affairs, capacity building in third countries through DG HOME funds etc.



The Position



Positions will vary depending on the type of opportunity or type of project. These are likely to include:


  • Positions to support on business development opportunities. Tasks may include support in the development of the evaluation and research design for migration and home affairs opportunities, as well as other support in the drafting of proposals. The duration of these positions will be short term, typically varying between 1 and 3 months.


  • Positions on ongoing evaluations or studies, such as:

    • Senior advisors with a high level of expertise in the area of migration and asylum (minimum 7 years of experience);
    • National researchers with expertise on the migration and general policy and political context of a Member State, ideally located in-country (minimum 2 years of experience).



The Person






  • A university degree in migration studies, law, economics, statistics, social sciences, international relations, or another relevant field;
  • Experience (as stated above) in delivering technical monitoring and/or evaluation work, developing evaluation designs and research methodologies, gathering and analysing evidence;
  • Expertise in the field of migration and asylum in one or more EU Member States or EU-wide Europe;
  • Excellent command of the English language (level C1 in Common European Framework reference or higher).






  • A relevant post-graduate qualification (MA; MSc; MFA; LLM or other equivalent post graduate diploma);
  • In-depth knowledge of, and ideally previous experience of working with the EU Institutions and agencies in the field of asylum and migration;
  • A working knowledge of at least one other EU language.




Please note applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis 



Applications close:  15 June 2020


Tetra Tech International Development has a 40-year history in successfully delivering international development projects on behalf of donors around the world, including the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO), and the European Union (EU). Our people are focused on improving lives by working side by side with local partners to support stability, economic growth, and good governance.


Tetra Tech International Development  is part of Tetra Tech, a global family of experts providing international development services in over 13 key practice areas in over 100 countries around the world. Tetra Tech serves the major aid markets in the UK and Europe, as well as the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Department of State, Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and multilateral development banks.


Tetra Tech International Development has robust policies and guidelines which exemplify our commitment to safeguarding and technical excellence in gender equality. Our team of dedicated GEDSI advisers work closely with our staff and partners to ensure a context-specific and consistent approach is applied to all of our programmes to improve the livelihoods of the world’s most marginalised groups.





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