Call for Research Consultancy_Border Externalization and Militarization: A Global Analysis

AFSC is seeking a team of researchers (to include a lead researcher and 4 junior researchers) to develop research exploring the impact of border externalization and militarization in relation to migration in LAC, Africa, Middle East, and Asia. The lead researcher can be domiciled in any of the AFSC operation regions while it is expected that the junior researchers may be positioned at least in each of the four AFSC operation locations and must be familiar with the specific context.

The research project will seek to achieve the following key objectives:

  • To investigate how externalization of migration policies and practices has negatively impacted migrants, asylum seekers and refugees, using a community centered research approach.
  • To contribute to broader understanding of border externalization policies and practices towards community centered advocacy efforts at regional and global level while increasing AFSC’s internal capacity on border externalization.
  • To develop recommendations/ proposals that can help AFSC, and other actors influence systems change around negative border narratives, policy, and practice at the regional and global and regional level through key actors.
  • To assess and identify opportunities for global action on humane, rights and people centered border governance and policy.

All proposed methodology, work plan and financial offers must be submitted by email to:; (cc:; and no later than January 20, 2024, at 00:00 PM (CET) mentioning in the subject: “Research: Border Externalization and Militarization: A Global Analysis”. If you are applying not as a team, please add to the subject whether it is Research coordinator or Junior researcher.  For more information about the consultancy, please refer to the attached Terms of Reference (TOR).