Job Information National MHPSS Officer NGO Information
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Governorate Erbil
Job Shift
Nationality National
Working Hours Full Time
Posted 2022-11-21
Minimum Education Bachelor Degree
Degree Title NOB
Minimum Experience 2 Year
Required Travel
Job Status
No Of Jobs 1
Published Date 2022-11-21
Deadline Date 2022-11-30
[Erbil,Iraq ]

Under the general guidance of the Chief of Mission (CoM)/and (DCOM),, the overall supervision of the
head of the peacebuilding and stabilization division and the direct supervision of the MHPSS programme
coordinator, the successful candidate will be responsible to:
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
1. Ensure that MHPSS programming is integrated into PSD and broader IOM strategic and
operational planning in Iraq.
2. Technical support of mental health and psychosocial teams in the governorates under their
responsibility, ensuring timely and effective execution of project’s activities and operational
plans, as well as efficient, transparent and accountable use of allocated funding.
3. Promote partnership, capacity building and strengthening of civil societies organizations,
including local NGOs, associations, providing training, coaching and networking.
4. Representing IOM in Mental Health and Psychosocial Support meetings, working groups and
other meetings with relevant stakeholders.
5. Participate in needs assessments, support researches, identify strategies to promote
psychosocial support at governorates’ level, design operational plans to enhance access to
psychosocial services.
6. Ensure compliance with IOM and donor requirements, including those related to
procurement, budget utilization, and human resources, maintaining close contact with
relevant IOM support units.
7. Assist the MHPSS Programme coordinator and other relevant colleagues/units to prepare
project proposals, narrative and progress reports, cost modifications, and public information
material, as required by project donor(s) and/or IOM.
8. Assist the MHPSS programme coordinator in project development functions.

9. Support the maintenance of project documentation and information, including the preparation of Arabic and English translations of technical documents.
10. Ensure that confidentiality and the right to privacy is maintained with regard to confidential information.
11. Provide training sessions to IOM staff, psychosocial and social cohesion field teams, community focal points and partner organizations staff.
12. Organize training modules and liaison with national and regional professionals and academics.
13. Participate in the continuous monitoring and evaluation of the program and in the logistical elaboration of the programmatic phases of intervention.
14. Perform such other duties as may be assigned by the programme management.

Qualifications & Preferred Skills

• Master’s level degree in Psychology, Mental Health, Health Sciences, Humanities or a related field from an accredited academic institution
• University degree in in Psychology, Mental Health, Health Sciences, Humanities or Social Sciences is mandatory from an accredited university with 2 years of relevant professional experience.
• Experience in Information Management, management and coordination of information flows, data management including collection, storing, processing, and analysing data to generate information products.
• At least 5 years of relevant professional experience.
• Previous professional experience in similar context providing mental health and psychosocial support programme services. Previous experiences in community stabilization activities is an advantage.
• Experience in communicating and working with a wide range of people including people of culturally diverse backgrounds.
• Good communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
• Ability to draft clearly and concisely.
• Demonstrated gender awareness and gender sensitivity.
• Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds.
• Ability to work under pressure.
• Personal commitment, efficiency, flexibility and drive for results.
• Proficiency in Office applications, including Word, Excel, Power Point, Explorer
• English, Arabic and Kurdish are required.
• Any other language is an advantage.

Required Competencies
The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:
• 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.
• Fosters a sense of team spirit by developing a shared understanding, accountability and enthusiasm for the team’s work.
• Displays a high level of cultural awareness, sensitivity to different ways of working and leverages individual strengths in order to build a better team.
• Shares credit for team accomplishments and ensures that the contribution of others is recognized.
• Helps create a positive team spirit, putting aside personal considerations to help the team achieve its goals.
Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
• Produces high-quality results and workable solutions that meet clients’ needs.
• Anticipates constraints, identifies solutions and takes responsibility for addressing critical situations.
• Monitors own and others’ work in a systematic and effective way, ensuring required resources and outputs.
• Aligns projects with Organization’s mission and objectives and demonstrates a good understanding of the impact of team’s and own work on external and internal counterparts.
Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
• Disseminates and shares knowledge openly and actively contributes to knowledge/network communities for topics relevant to area of expertise.
• Encourages knowledge-sharing across units/departments and ensures that knowledge is captured, recorded and disseminated appropriately.
• Builds networks for the effective communication and exchange of knowledge and ideas and puts others into contact with various sources of knowledge.
• Contributes to an environment that is conducive to innovation and learning.
Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
• Proactively seeks responsibility in delivering towards the goals of the Organization.
• Plans and organizes work with a clear and deliberate focus, ensuring commitments are easily identified and progress is widely communicated.
• Stands by the actions of team or department, publicly accepting ownership.
• Takes responsibility of own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.
• Speaks and writes clearly and effectively.
• Seeks to share information with others, with due respect for diversity and the confidentiality of specific sensitive information.
• Listens and seeks to understand without bias, and responds appropriately.
• Shares information and keeps others up to date; actively seeks others' views and ideas and respects their contribution.

How To Apply

While this vacancy is open to both Internals and Externals, priority shall be given to qualified Internal applicants.
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via a link:
For an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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