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Diaspora Professionals 4 Development

Supporting partner countries through diaspora knowledge & skills transfer in five key development sectors.
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Expert Roster

Building a community of experts who want to contribute to an impactful diaspora-development ecosystem.
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Diaspora youth internship

Promoting diaspora youth expertise in international development through internships with EUDiF.
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Diaspora Professionals 4 Development

At EUDiF, we believe in mobilising, mainstreaming and maximising diaspora expertise for sustainable development when it can bring added value. Diaspora Professionals 4 Development (DP4D) is a small-scale human capital transfer initiative. It provides support to partner countries via virtual and/or short-term onsite assignments of professionals from the diaspora in key sectors. This pilot mechanism aims to make the most of the know-how and enthusiasm of professionals from diaspora of our partner countries who are willing to share their skills and experience in development projects in their country of heritage.

Central and local authorities from partner countries, as well as regional organisations, can submit a request for support via DP4D. Check the Guidelines for Request Submission for more information.

Core features:

  • Global coverage offering support in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America & the Caribbean, Middle East, and the Pacific
  • Fair compensation for diaspora professionals in return for their work
  • Sectoral focus on development areas where diaspora expertise can bring an added value. Priority sectors are: digitalisation, education, entrepreneurship, environment and health

Eligible support examples:

Core knowledge transfer activities:

  • Trainings of trainers in the country of heritage;
  • Specialised thematic seminars, workshops, mentoring, creation of group of excellences, training and information exchange sessions;

Assignments in host institutions:

  • Assistance to draft strategic and policy documents such as policies, laws, strategies, SOPs, recommendations, action plans, programmes, etc.;
  • Support to the development of practical tools such as manuals, curricula, handbooks, methodologies;
  • Gaps and needs assessments, evaluations of institutional structures and feasibility studies;
  • Support to the development of information and awareness-raising campaigns as well as communication skills;
  • Data collection and data sharing exercises.

Non-eligible support: equipment, material and ad hoc / time-limited actions that lack sustainability.

Expert roster

We are building a community of experts who are interested in contributing to an impactful diaspora-development ecosystem. Currently, the expert roster is open to two categories of experts/professionals who can support EUDiF activities under the Capacity Development Lab and Diaspora Professionals 4 Development mechanism. Experts in the roster may also be invited to join events, in line with their area of expertise. All assignments under CDL and DP4D are paid fairly; the roster is not used for voluntary assignments.

The expert roster is open for registrations for the duration of the EUDiF project (until the end of 2022), although we encourage anyone interested to register as soon as possible to increase the chance to participate in our activities.

Who can register?

Diaspora professional

Currently we are recruiting diaspora professionals with at least five years in one of our five key development sectors: digitalisation, education, environment, entrepreneurship and health. You must be interested in sharing your sectoral knowledge with your country of heritage.

EUDiF works with diaspora professionals whose countries of heritage are in our target regions: Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe & Central Asia, Latin America & the Caribbean, Middle East Pacific.

Once your registration to the roster is approved, you will be eligible for assignment on projects under the Diaspora Professionals 4 Development mechanism, if your country of heritage applies for support in your domain. We encourage diaspora professionals to share information about the support available via DP4D with contacts in the country of heritage.

Capacity development expert

To qualify as a Capacity Development expert you must have at least 10 years of experience in diaspora matters and demonstrable experience in capacity development at national and international level, as well as experience working with diaspora organisations and governments.

Once your registration is approved, you will be eligible to support Capacity Development Lab activities.

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Diaspora youth internship

We believe strongly in the dynamism of youth actors in development, and the importance of mainstreaming diaspora expertise. Our internship is an opportunity for young diasporans based in Europe and with heritage in our partner regions to gain experience in an international organisation working on migration and development.

Twice a year, we welcome interns to join the team for five months, to gain hands-on experience in the implementation of an EU-funded project on diaspora engagement and to grow and share their own interest and knowledge of diaspora for development. Vacancies are published on the EUDiF and ICMPD websites and promoted via social media.

Mohammed Ameen Arimbra
September 2020 - January 2021
Heritage
India
Agustín Searle Vial
March 2020 - July 2020
Heritage
Chile
Maria Regina Tongson
March 2021 - August 2021
Heritage
Philippines
Naomi Wumba Bisengo
March 2021 - August 2021
Heritage
Congo (Democratic Republic of the)
Germany
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