Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Specialist


Mission and objectives

IOM strives to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance. migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced persons. The IOM Constitution recognizes the link between migration and economic, social and cultural development, as well as the right to freedom of movement.

The context

Established in 1951, IOM is a sister organization to the United Nations and, as the lead UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does this by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

Description of the task

The incumbent under the direct supervision of the Head of Unit, the Emergency Coordinator and in close coordination with the Regional MHPSS Coordinator, and under the technical supervision of the IOM Global Section on Mental Health, Psychosocial Response and intercultural communication will engage and coordinate with the Ministry of Health (MOH), Departments of Health (DOH), UN/NGO partners and national focal points for MHPSS for: tasks and responsibilities within the team, technical support and supervision of community focal points and volunteers, as well as transparent and accountable use of allocated financial resources; • Ensure that program site and asset requirements are collected and communicated to management; • Organize the maintenance of assets, materials and dedicated spaces, by keeping the inventory, attendance sheets, registers and simple administrative files; • Organize and chair team coordination meetings; • Organize and chair case management or activity management meetings; • Identify the training needs and resources of teams and volunteers and report them to the manager and the technical supervisor; • Maintain the coordination and partnership established with other PMTs, civil society organizations, including local NGOs, faith-based organizations, women’s and youth groups, and parent-teacher associations, with regard to relates to teamwork.

Eligibility criteria

Age

27 – 80

Nationality

The candidate must be a national or legal resident of the country of assignment.

Terms

Experience required

5 years of experience in mental health and psychosocial programming; • Previous experience in MHPSS work, community work and managing small teams; • Experience in communicating and working with a wide range of people, including people from diverse cultural backgrounds; • Excellent oral and written language skills in English and Hungarian, Russian and Ukrainian are a clear advantage; • Ability to communicate clearly and sensitively in written and spoken English; • A qualification in public health will be a plus; • Excellent drafting, formulation and reporting skills; • Accuracy and professionalism in the production and editing of documents; • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a stimulating environment; • Ability to work effectively within a multicultural team composed of international and national staff; • Motivated, ability to work with minimal supervision; • Ability to work with tight deadlines; • Practical experience in providing community-based MHPSS in emergency contexts; • Practical experience working with refugees and/or conflict-affected communities and individuals; • Experience working with IOM and knowledge of IOM community MHPSS approach is a definite advantage; • Participation in the IOM Summer School “Psychosocial Interventions in Migration, Emergency and Displacement Situations” is an advantage.

How to register

Link to apply: https://app.unv.org/opportunities/1688187676861696

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