Expression of Interest (EOI) at the International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Posted by Future on Tue 15th Mar, 2022 -

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) invites prospective Implementing Partners to tender EOI documents for the following works:

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is a United Nations agency that provides services and advice concerning migration to governments and migrants, including internally displaced persons, refugees, and migrant workers.

Applications are invited for:

Title: Expression of Interest (EOI) for Implementation of Community - Based Reintegration Activities

Project Background

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is implementing various programmes which aims to contribute to facilitating orderly, safe, regular, and rights-based migration through the facilitation of dignified voluntary return and the implementation of sustainable reintegration.

Reintegration can be considered sustainable when returnees have reached levels of economic self-sufficiency, social stability within their communities, and psychosocial well-being that allow them to cope with (re)migration drivers. Beyond individual interventions, the program targets host communities, and communities of return to enhance reintegration of migrant returnees and social cohesion. Communities with strong social networks and access to resources can provide support and protection to returnees and themselves benefit from the reintegration process. But when communities are unable to provide these networks and resources, the experience of return can constitute a risk factor for the community and the returnees.

Most of the time, returnees return to communities where the same challenges that led to their decision to migrate irregularly still exist. It is envisaged that working with communities via community projects can contribute to mitigate some of the drivers of irregular migration and ease the pressure off potential migrants and make migration a matter of choice rather than necessity. Community projects are also important to enable communities to better accept, support and include returnees for sustainable reintegration.

The projects provide Community-Based Reintegration (CBR) support which aims at involving returning migrants in income-generating activities within their home communities to promote inclusive local development while also reducing the socioeconomic challenges in the areas and the impact of return migration on the prioritized receiving communities. In Nigeria, the program will focus on seven (7) states which are irregular migration prone areas as well as areas constituting highest numbers of returns namely, Edo, Delta, Kano, Yobe, Ogun, Osun, and Imo States. The program will also cater to returnees residing in Abuja and Lagos Cities.

Community-Based Reintegration (CBR) - We are seeking prospective Implementing Partner/s for the implementation of reintegration activities designed at involving returning migrants and youths in income generating activities within their home communities to promote inclusive local development while also reducing the socioeconomic challenges in the areas and the impact of return migration on the prioritized receiving communities.

Expected Results
Quick Impact Projects are implemented with a total:
  • 400 direct beneficiaries are engaged in income generating activities
  • 1500 indirect beneficiaries in the community whose lives are improved by the existence of the projects
  • 8 livelihood initiatives established in either of the states: Edo, Delta, Kano, Yobe, Ogun, Osun, and Imo States 65 % of returned migrants and community members engaged in the activities are sustainably reintegrated
Expected Deliverables and Timelines
The organization is expected to:
  • Ensure the specific tasks highlighted above are duly completed within the set timeframe.
  • Produce regular mid-term reports (narrative and financial) at an agreed upon timeline.
  • Develop and submit a final report (narrative and financial) upon completion of the project – within ten (10) calendar days.
  • Participate in regular coordination meetings with IOM.
  • Present findings, share experiences, best practices, project photos and videos upon request by IOM.
Application Closing Date
16:00 hours, 31st March, 2022.

Submission of Documents

The Application must be submitted either through mail or hand delivery in a sealed envelope to IOM office at:
No1 Isaac John Street,
Ikeja GRA,
Lagos State.


Additional Information
  • A detailed description must be provided on how the requirements specified in the Call for Expression of Interest (CEI) issued by IOM will be matched by the capabilities, experience, knowledge and expertise of the Implementing Partners
  • The Application must be submitted in one original and one copy and envelop must be marked “Original” and "Copy" as appropriate. If there are any discrepancies between the original and the copy the original governs. Both envelopes shall be placed in an outer envelope and sealed. The outer envelope shall be labeled with the submission address, reference number and title of the Project and name of the Implementing Partner.
  • The Application must be submitted in the English language and in the format prescribed by IOM within the CEI. All required information must be provided, responding clearly and concisely to all the points set out. Any application which does not fully and comprehensively address this CEI requirements may be rejected.
  • The Application document should comprise of the following:
    • Cover Letter;
    • Duly accomplished application documentation as outlined within the CEI signed on all pages by the Implementing Partner’s Authorized Representative; and
    • Any other relevant documents
  • Applications may be modified or withdrawn in writing, prior to the closing time specified in this Request for EoI. Applications shall not be modified or withdrawn after the deadline.
  • The Implementing partner shall bear all costs associated with the preparation and submission of the Application and IOM will not in any case be responsible and liable for the costs incurred.
  • IOM at no occasion will ask an application fee from Implementing Partners.
  • All information given in writing to or verbally shared with the Implementing Partners in connection with this CEI is to be treated as strictly confidential. The Implementing Partner shall not share or invoke such information to any third party without the prior written approval of IOM. This obligation shall continue after the selection process has been completed whether or not the Implementing Partner application is successful.
  • IOM will treat all information (or that marked proprietary/sensitive/financial) received from Implementing Partners as confidential and any personal data in accordance with its Data Protection Principles.
  • The Implementing Partner by submitting an application gives consent to IOM to share information with those who need to know for the purposes of evaluating and managing the proposal.
  • IOM reserves the right to accept or reject any Application, and to cancel the process and reject all Applications, at any time without thereby incurring any liability to the affected Implementing partner or any obligation to inform the affected Implementing partner of the ground for IOM’s action.
Click Here (PDF) for a detailed description of the EOI.