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Irregular migration along the Central Mediterranean route is increasingly dangerous for migrants. Crossing the Mediterranean to Italy is by far the deadliest route, with 1 death recorded for 35 arrivals (IOM, 2016). In addition, over 70% of the migrants interviewed by IOM on their arrival in Italy report that they were victims of trafficking or other exploitative practices during their migratory journey along the routes of the Central Mediterranean.
To meet these challenges, the European Union (EU) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have developed the Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in Africa (hereinafter “Joint Initiative”), for which implementation started in Ghana in May 2017. The project aims to protect the security, dignity and rights of migrants along this important and dangerous migration route and to help improving the reintegration of returnees through innovative approaches. This will be achieved through different types of interventions including protection and assistance to vulnerable and stranded migrants, assistance for voluntary return,n and support for sustainable reintegration in the communities of origin, the dissemination of accurate information on migration to migrants, potential migrants and communities, and the collection of data on migration flows. The Initiative aims at strengthening the technical and material capacities of the authorities and organizations involved in these areas, to ensure that they can ultimately take over policies and programmes related to the protection and reintegration of migrants in the country, with a view to improving return migration management and migration governance in particular. Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission, and in close coordination with the EUTF
Regional Coordination Unit and the relevant thematic specialists in the Regional Office for West and Central Africa, the successful candidate will be responsible for the overall management, oversight and coordination of the EU-funded project for Protection and Reintegration of returning migrants to Ghana.
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