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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) – 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. 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.

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Job Title: Senior Project Assistant

SVN No.: SVN2021.53
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Organizational Unit: Migration Management (Mental Health & Psychosocial Support/MHPSS)
IOM Classification: G7
Type of Appointment: Special Short Term (SST) 6 Months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Context

  • Working under the overall supervision of the Project Manager (MM) and Head of Sub Office Lagos, and direct supervision of Project Officer (MM/ MHPSS), the successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation and monitoring of the MHPSS component within the Migration Management activities under IOM Lagos coverage area, with a special focus on strengthening local actors’ capacities especially at state level to provide mental health and psychosocial support as part of the reintegration support services.

Core Functions / Responsibilities


  • Oversee the provision of specialized assistance and leadership for planning and implementing the MHPSS component within the AVRR program, Migration Management unit in Lagos Nigeria by tracking and monitoring the implementation progress to verify the projects objectives are achieved and suggesting corrective actions;
  • Coordinate and provide training to identified IOM colleagues and other partners’ staff involved with returnees on MHPSS support, including Psychological First Aid Training, and other relevant PSS trainings (e.g; understanding emotional issues among returning migrants, positive communication skills, basic MHPSS concepts, etc).
  • Lead the team in designing and implementation community level sensitization activities on MHPSS issues through psychosocial and recreational activities adapted to the needs, age and abilities of migrants.
  • Oversee the provision of reintegration assistance within case management, specifically for vulnerable cases of returning migrants, and ensure the documentation and filing of all vulnerable cases for reference and monitoring including regular update of beneficiaries’ information.
  • Manage the day-to-day implementation and functioning of the AVRR programme and activities, within the component of MHPSS.
  • Liaise and strengthen partnerships with relevant governmental, non-governmental (NGOs), international organizations as well as other relevant stakeholders
  • Oversee the provision of specialized assistance and leadership for planning and implementing the MHPSS component within the AVRR program, Migration Management unit in Lagos Nigeria by tracking and monitoring the implementation progress to verify the projects objectives are achieved and suggesting corrective actions;
  • Coordinate and provide training to identified IOM colleagues and other partners’ staff involved with returnees on MHPSS support, including Psychological First Aid Training, and other relevant PSS trainings (e.g; understanding emotional issues among returning migrants, positive communication skills, basic MHPSS concepts, etc).
  • Lead the team in designing and implementation community level sensitization activities on MHPSS issues through psychosocial and recreational activities adapted to the needs, age and abilities of migrants.
  • Oversee the provision of reintegration assistance within case management, specifically for vulnerable cases of returning migrants, and ensure the documentation and filing of all vulnerable cases for reference and monitoring including regular update of beneficiaries’ information.
  • Manage the day-to-day implementation and functioning of the AVRR programme and activities, within the component of MHPSS.
  • Liaise and strengthen partnerships with relevant governmental, non-governmental (NGOs), international organizations as well as other relevant stakeholders

Educational Qualification and Experience

  • University Degree in clinical psychology or other branch of Psychology/ Counselling with seven (7) years in the field of mental health and psychological support; in particular, assistance to migrants is valued
  • Diploma in the above fields with five years of relevant working experience
  • Demonstrated Knowledge on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Program. Knowledge on counselling skills and protection mechanisms and mainstreaming within case management;
  • Experience and demonstrated interest and knowledge in the field of migration, trafficking of human beings, smuggling of migrants;
  • Excellent reporting and communication skills;
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, PowerPoint, Good knowledge of information technology and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications especially Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and SharePoint;
  • Knowledge on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Program. Knowledge on counselling skills and protection mechanisms and mainstreaming within case management;
  • Knowledge of traditional, social practices and cultural norms as well as general migration related issues in the country;
  • Solid knowledge of project development, administration and evaluation concepts and procedures;
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain strong working relations with relevant Government counterparts, international organizations, civil society organizations/NGOs, and private sector entities;
  • Experience in supporting all aspects of project management and familiarity with international standards and EU regulations is advantageous, preferably within the United Nations or within the international humanitarian field.
  • Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, relevant government counterparts, other national / international institutions and other private sector entities

Languages:

  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of the local language.

Required Competencies
The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies.

Appliaction Closing Date
6th July, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
And
Submit their applications via email to: HRNIGERIA@iom.int indicating position applied on subject line.


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  1. Jamilu tukur

    Monday, 19 July 2021, 2:06 at 2:06 am

    Help meIneed money to buy feterlaizer

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