Junior MHPSS Project Assistant at the International Organization for Migration (IOM)

International Organization for Migration (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 andnon-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for thebenefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Junior MHPSS Project Assistant

SVN No.: SVN2022.107
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Organizational Unit: Demobilization, Disassociation, Reintegration and Reconciliation (DDRR)
IOM Classification: Ungraded (G3 Equivalent)
Type of Appointment: Special Short-Term (SST) 6 months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible


  • Working under the overall supervision of the DDRR Snr Project Coordinator and under the direct supervision of the ICRS
  • Programme Officer, the successful candidate will be supporting members of the ICRS team and particularly MHPSS team in providing quality psychosocial support to improve the overall mental health of the programme beneficiaries.

Core Functions / Responsibilities

  • Conduct ICRS and CSI profiling interviews and ensure accurate data entry.
  • Travel to various project locations to provide individual and group counselling sessions tailored to the needs of the target population along with follow up sessions when deemed necessary.
  • Through the implementation of MHPSS activities, identify cases that require specialized institutions support and coordinate referral.
  • Support the implementation of psychosocial support activities during family and community visits as well as bereavement support when necessary.
  • Participate in updating existing ICRS monitoring, evaluation and reporting tools such as databases, survey tools in coordination with ICRS Programme Officer and MHPSS team leader.
  • Provide psychosocial first aid to the target population.
  • Support the implementation of regular individual and group recreational, educational, and sensitization activities for beneficiaries as well as support groups and conflict mediations.
  • Conduct and regularly update mental health and psychosocial assessments with ICRS beneficiaries.
  • Perform other related duties assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • University Degree from an accredited institution in Psychology, Social Science or any related field


  • Minimum of 2 years related working experience in DDRR, psychology, social work, community mobilization, health.
  • Good understanding of relevant principles in engaging affected population such confidentiality, Do-no harm principles.


  • Required: Fluent in English (oral and written)
  • Desirable: Fluency in multiple native language


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Works effectively with local authorities, stakeholders, beneficiaries, and the broader community to advance country office or regional objective.
  • Effectively applies knowledge of DDRR issues within organizational context.
  • Delivers on set objectives in strict deadlines.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office applications especially Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher and Sharepoint
  • Willing to accept a flexible work schedule.
  • Attentive to details and accuracy in handling and reporting data

Required Competencies:

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintain 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.

Application Closing Date
1st September, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: HRNIGERIA@iom.int indicating the Position applied on the subject line.
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Important Information and Notice

  • Only candidates residing in the country of the duty station and within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered.
  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, confirmation of all documents, and security clearances.
  • Women with the above qualifications are encouraged to apply.
  • IOnly shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • 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.
  • Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date.
  • No late applications will be accepted.

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