Consultant (External Legal Expert)

  • Malta
  • TBD USD / Year

International Organization for Migration

“First Step: Online Pre-Departure Integration Measures (PDIMs) in Malta” funded by the European Union via the Technical Support Instrument, and implemented by IOM, in cooperation with the European Commission.

Based on the mapping methodology and tools developed, the consultant will facilitate the mapping exercise and participate in consultations with stakeholders throughout the action. The mapping report will outline the Maltese context in terms of existing migrants’ integration measures, with a focus on identifying gaps, including information needs, at pre-departure stage and their link to post arrival. The mapping exercise will include resources available as to financial, legislative and regulatory frameworks related to migrants’ integration, entry and residence in Malta, entitlements in terms of social insurance, access to mainstream services as well as information services that would be helpful to Third Country Nationals. It will also look at possible gaps in the structural, legal and financial resources, which will need to be addressed by Malta in order to develop sustainable online integration’s support services at pre-departure phase, such as cultural orientation, language trainings, skills recognition mechanisms, health requirements as well as recognition of education and work experience obtained abroad. Policy recommendations, review of relevant legislation and identified lacunae in the law will also be included together with stakeholders’ feedback, as they give a holistic picture of the situation and build on this with appropriate actions.

Building on the mapping report, the consultant will support IOM in researching best practices on pre-departure integration measures in at least three EU countries and will possibly participate in a study-visit exchange with international counterparts. Building on the mapping exercise, the consultant will also participate in the Technical Expert Pool (TEP) consultation process and offer feedback on the inputs provided by the TEP and eventually the platform guide.


Nature of Consultancy

To provide technical support to the Human Rights Directorate (HRD) – of the Ministry for Home Affairs, Security, Reforms and Equality (MHSR) – in the area of Third Country Nationals’ integration, with a focus at pre-departure stage and identifying information needs.


By cooperating with IOM experts, the consultant will facilitate the mapping exercise in Malta and consult on legal framework and contribute to identifying information needs of Third Country Nationals throughout the project implementation period. The nature of the consultancy will especially focus on legal issues both on a local and on an EU level.


  • Facilitate the mapping exercise in Malta based on the methodology and tools designed;
  • Provide feedback to project team throughout the implementation period;
  • Participate in the consultation process with stakeholders and within the TEP;
  • Possibly participate in the study visit exchange.

Tasks to be performed:

  • Support in the design of the methodology and tools to conduct the mapping in cooperation with IOM experts;
  • Participate in a training on data collection and facilitate the mapping exercise;
  • Facilitate the mapping through research, analysis, data collection and consultations with stakeholders;
  • Draft of a mapping report;
  • Support in researching and developing a comparative analysis of three good practises at EU level;
  • Participate in the consultation process with local stakeholders and IOM and with the TEP;
  • Possibly participate in a study visit exchange with Maltese stakeholders to one identified EU country;
  • Contribute to the drafting of the study visit report;
  • Contribute to the drafting of the final mapping report, including a comparative analysis containing recommendations for PDIMs for the digital platform of promising e-Government solutions based on findings from both the mapping report and study visit report;
  • Support the IOM project management team in presenting the research outcomes to representatives from MHSR;
  • Provide feedback throughout the implementation period;
  • Report progress to IOM project management team periodically.

Tangible and measurable outputs:

  • Throughout the implementation period: consultations;
  • No later than: 31 March 2024 implementation of the mapping exercise;
  • No later than 31 May 2024: mapping report;
  • No later than: 30 June 2024 study visit report;
  • No later than: 31 July 2024 final mapping report and presentation to representatives of MHSR.

These delivery dates are subject to changes in the project’s overall timeline.

Performance indicators for the evaluation of results

  • Mapping report (1);
  • Study visit report (1);
  • Final mapping report (1);
  • Presentation of main outcomes (1);
  • Consultation meetings with IOM and stakeholders (according to the methodology once finalized).

Implementation Period

15 January – 14 December 2024 (TBC)



  • Law degree from Malta (warrant to practice law in Malta not required) or at least 5 years work experience in the Maltese legal system.

Professional experience and other requirements:

  • Experience in legislative review is a requirement;
  • Familiarity with Maltese legislation regulating employment, migration and health would be considered an asset;
  • Analytical skills and experience in the public sector would be an asset.


Thorough knowledge of English;

Knowledge of Maltese will be considered an asset.



  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.
  • Courage: Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.
  • Empathy: Shows compassion for others, makes people feel safe, respected and fairly treated.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators

  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action-oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
  • Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

How to apply

Interested candidates shall submit (1) their Curriculum Vitae and a (2) cover letter, both in English.

The above documents will have to be sent to the following e-mail address: [email protected] within 05.01.2024, specifying as subject: CFCV 2023 47 EXT – SURNAME Name.

The CFCV can be find here.

Candidates who do not possess the above requested qualifications will not be taken into consideration.

Only pre-selected candidates will be further contacted for the interview.

Posting period: From 20.12.2023 to 05.01.2024.

Deadline: 5 Jan 2024