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Position Title: Programme Officer (MHPSS)

Duty Station: Pemba, Mozambique

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment: Special short-term graded, six months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 09 December 2021

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading 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 so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, particularly qualified female candidates as well as applications from the non-represented member countries of IOM. For all IOM vacancies, applications from qualified and eligible first-tier candidates are considered before those of qualified and eligible second-tier candidates in the selection process.

For the purpose of this vacancy, the following are considered first-tier candidates:

  1. Internal candidates
  2. Candidates from the following non-represented member states:

Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba (Netherlands); Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros;Congo (the); Cook Islands; Cuba; Fiji; Gabon; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Libya; Luxembourg; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates include:

All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.

Context:

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN Migration Agency is a dynamic and growing inter-governmental organization, with 172 member states. IOM is committed to the principle that “humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society”. Established in 1951and now active in over 440 field locations worldwide, IOM works with partners, government and civil society to promote international cooperation to address operational challenges of migration and mobility, assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems, and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people. IOM addresses the migratory phenomenon from an integral and holistic perspective, including links to development, in order to maximize its benefits and minimize its negative effects.

Under the overall supervision of the Emergency Response and Recovery Coordinator, and the direct supervision of the Programme Manager (MHPSS/PiHA), the Programme Officer (MHPSS) will be responsible for the coordinating and supporting the implementation of the IOM Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) and Protection in Humanitarian Action (PiHA) projects at IOM Pemba and IOM Beira Sub-Offices of IOM Mozambique Country Office (CO). The Programme Officer (MHPSS) will proactively engage in networking amongst partners and stakeholders at the provincial and national levels to facilitate the achievement of project results.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate the implementation of MHPSS and Protection activities in the Humanitarian Actionportfolio of projects at Pemba Sub-Office in line with IOM rules and regulations and financial and administrative procedures.
  2. Participate in relevant cluster and working group meetings (Protection cluster, Gender-Based Violence(GBV) sub-cluster, Child Protection sub-cluster, Protection Working Group, MHPSS Technical Working group and others as appropriate).
  3. Monitor and assist with the implementation of capacity building activities of key stakeholders involved in the response on Protection and MHPSS related topics in line with Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Guidelines. Coordinate and facilitate the trainings to be provided to the government and non-government entities involved in the response ( National Institute for Disaster Management (INGD), provincial government, Non-Governmental Organization (NGOs), CBOs).
  4. Research new initiatives and contribute to the development of concept notes and budgets in line with IOM’s Project Development Handbook.
  5. Monitor and follow up on the management of Implementing Partners in line with IOM policies and procedures.
  6. Supervise and coordinate the provision of Direct Assistance to persons in need of protection and MHPSS services, in line with IOM’s Handbook on Direct Assistance.
  7. Contribute to the recruitment and supervision of project staff and consultants.
  8. Compile data analysis and accurate information on project progress, activities’ completion and project performance indicators for donor reporting, as well as other internal and external reports and updates, in response to internal or external requests.
  9. Liaise with relevant governmental counterparts, mainly in the Attorney General’s Office, the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Action, the Ministry of Health and others on aspects and initiatives related to Protection and MHPSS.
  10. Facilitate the adequate inclusion of Protection and MHPSS in the recovery and durable solutions framework which focuses on capacity-building for existing structures such as the Reference Groups on Child Protection, Trafficking in Persons and Irregular Migration, the Community Committees on Child Protection, the district MHPSS Focal Points, and others.
  11. Check that team members adhere to IOM rules and regulations including relevant IOM and United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) security procedures and requirements.
  12. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

• Master’s degree in International Relations, Social Sciences, Public Health, Psychology, Law, or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or

• University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.

Experience

• Experience in implementing Protection and/or mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) programmes;

• Experience in training, capacity building and knowledge transfer;

• Demonstrated expertise in one or more disciplines of Protection and/or MHPSS programming;

• Experience in emergency, recovery or fragile settings;

• Demonstrated experience in coordination and liaison with government authorities, knowledge and structures and functions of provision of basic services, of national, UN and international health agencies and donors; and,

• Previous working experience in Africa region is an advantage.

Skills

• Understanding of migration dynamics and their impact on vulnerabilities;

• Knowledge of project management cycle and demonstrated experience in managing projects in a humanitarian context;

• Demonstrated skills in monitoring and evaluation and data analysis;

• Excellent writing and synthesis skills, and experience in report writing, including the development of recommendations for policy makers;

• Demonstrated ability to deliver quality assignments under tight timeframes;

• Ability to work independently, to follow leads and to be innovative in obtaining and triangulating information from a variety of sources; and,

• Solid computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office package (Office, Excel, Power Point, Outlook), internet and Email.

Languages

IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.

External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese).

For all applicants, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Portuguese is an advantage.

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.

Required Competencies:

Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:

• 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.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

• 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.

Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

• Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.

• Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.

• Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.

Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.

Other:

Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Recommended candidates will remain eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period of 24 months.

The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required for individuals hired on or after 15 November 2021. This will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.

Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 09 December 2021 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Posting period:

From 26.11.2021 to 09.12.2021

No Fees:

IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.

Requisition: SVN 2021 286 Programme Officer (MHPSS) (P2) Pemba, Mozambique (57286323) Released

Posting: Posting NC57286324 (57286324) Released

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Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.

With 165 member states, a further 8 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM works 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 to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.

The IOM Constitution recognizes the link between migration and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to the right of freedom of movement.

IOM works in the four broad areas of migration management:

  • Migration and development
  • Facilitating migration
  • Regulating migration
  • Forced migration.

IOM activities that cut across these areas include the promotion of international migration law, policy debate and guidance, protection of migrants' rights, migration health and the gender dimension of migration.

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Position Title: Programme Officer (MHPSS)

Duty Station: Pemba, Mozambique

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment: Special short-term graded, six months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 09 December 2021

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading 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 so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, particularly qualified female candidates as well as applications from the non-represented member countries of IOM. For all IOM vacancies, applications from qualified and eligible first-tier candidates are considered before those of qualified and eligible second-tier candidates in the selection process.

For the purpose of this vacancy, the following are considered first-tier candidates:

  1. Internal candidates
  2. Candidates from the following non-represented member states:

Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba (Netherlands); Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros;Congo (the); Cook Islands; Cuba; Fiji; Gabon; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People's Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Libya; Luxembourg; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates include:

All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.

Context:

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN Migration Agency is a dynamic and growing inter-governmental organization, with 172 member states. IOM is committed to the principle that “humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society”. Established in 1951and now active in over 440 field locations worldwide, IOM works with partners, government and civil society to promote international cooperation to address operational challenges of migration and mobility, assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems, and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people. IOM addresses the migratory phenomenon from an integral and holistic perspective, including links to development, in order to maximize its benefits and minimize its negative effects.

Under the overall supervision of the Emergency Response and Recovery Coordinator, and the direct supervision of the Programme Manager (MHPSS/PiHA), the Programme Officer (MHPSS) will be responsible for the coordinating and supporting the implementation of the IOM Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) and Protection in Humanitarian Action (PiHA) projects at IOM Pemba and IOM Beira Sub-Offices of IOM Mozambique Country Office (CO). The Programme Officer (MHPSS) will proactively engage in networking amongst partners and stakeholders at the provincial and national levels to facilitate the achievement of project results.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate the implementation of MHPSS and Protection activities in the Humanitarian Actionportfolio of projects at Pemba Sub-Office in line with IOM rules and regulations and financial and administrative procedures.
  2. Participate in relevant cluster and working group meetings (Protection cluster, Gender-Based Violence(GBV) sub-cluster, Child Protection sub-cluster, Protection Working Group, MHPSS Technical Working group and others as appropriate).
  3. Monitor and assist with the implementation of capacity building activities of key stakeholders involved in the response on Protection and MHPSS related topics in line with Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Guidelines. Coordinate and facilitate the trainings to be provided to the government and non-government entities involved in the response ( National Institute for Disaster Management (INGD), provincial government, Non-Governmental Organization (NGOs), CBOs).
  4. Research new initiatives and contribute to the development of concept notes and budgets in line with IOM’s Project Development Handbook.
  5. Monitor and follow up on the management of Implementing Partners in line with IOM policies and procedures.
  6. Supervise and coordinate the provision of Direct Assistance to persons in need of protection and MHPSS services, in line with IOM’s Handbook on Direct Assistance.
  7. Contribute to the recruitment and supervision of project staff and consultants.
  8. Compile data analysis and accurate information on project progress, activities’ completion and project performance indicators for donor reporting, as well as other internal and external reports and updates, in response to internal or external requests.
  9. Liaise with relevant governmental counterparts, mainly in the Attorney General’s Office, the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Action, the Ministry of Health and others on aspects and initiatives related to Protection and MHPSS.
  10. Facilitate the adequate inclusion of Protection and MHPSS in the recovery and durable solutions framework which focuses on capacity-building for existing structures such as the Reference Groups on Child Protection, Trafficking in Persons and Irregular Migration, the Community Committees on Child Protection, the district MHPSS Focal Points, and others.
  11. Check that team members adhere to IOM rules and regulations including relevant IOM and United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) security procedures and requirements.
  12. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

• Master’s degree in International Relations, Social Sciences, Public Health, Psychology, Law, or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or

• University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.

Experience

• Experience in implementing Protection and/or mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) programmes;

• Experience in training, capacity building and knowledge transfer;

• Demonstrated expertise in one or more disciplines of Protection and/or MHPSS programming;

• Experience in emergency, recovery or fragile settings;

• Demonstrated experience in coordination and liaison with government authorities, knowledge and structures and functions of provision of basic services, of national, UN and international health agencies and donors; and,

• Previous working experience in Africa region is an advantage.

Skills

• Understanding of migration dynamics and their impact on vulnerabilities;

• Knowledge of project management cycle and demonstrated experience in managing projects in a humanitarian context;

• Demonstrated skills in monitoring and evaluation and data analysis;

• Excellent writing and synthesis skills, and experience in report writing, including the development of recommendations for policy makers;

• Demonstrated ability to deliver quality assignments under tight timeframes;

• Ability to work independently, to follow leads and to be innovative in obtaining and triangulating information from a variety of sources; and,

• Solid computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office package (Office, Excel, Power Point, Outlook), internet and Email.

Languages

IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.

External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese).

For all applicants, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Portuguese is an advantage.

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.

Required Competencies:

Values - all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:

• 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.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

• 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.

Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

• Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.

• Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.

• Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.

Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.

Other:

Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Recommended candidates will remain eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period of 24 months.

The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required for individuals hired on or after 15 November 2021. This will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.

Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 09 December 2021 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Posting period:

From 26.11.2021 to 09.12.2021

No Fees:

IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.

Requisition: SVN 2021 286 Programme Officer (MHPSS) (P2) Pemba, Mozambique (57286323) Released

Posting: Posting NC57286324 (57286324) Released

2021-12-10

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