The International Organization
for Migration (IOM) Mission in Indonesiais looking for Psychosocial
Support Assistant/Social Worker according to the terms of
reference stipulated below. Interested candidates are invited to submit their
applications to firstname.lastname@example.org not later than27 June 2012 indicating
the reference code below, in the subject. All candidates are requested to
specify their availability date in the application form. Please note that only
short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Reference No :
Title : Psychosocial
Support Assistant/Social Worker
Duty Station : Jimbaran – Indonesia
Classification : General Service
Staff, Grade 4 (Monthly NET salary is IDR.8.668.667)
Type & Duration
of Contract: Special all-inclusive, three
months with possibility of extension
(unless existing contract is Fixed Term
Under the direct
supervision of the Psychosocial Support Coordinator, IOM Indonesia and Head of
Sub office, IOM Jimbaran, for Psychosocial and Mental health matters and the
overall supervision of the Senior Migration Health Adviser, IOM Indonesia, the
incumbent will provide oversight, supervise and monitor the implementation of
the psychosocial assistance activities for the irregular migrants in Indonesia.
In particular, he/she will”
tailored psychosocial program activities for the irregular migrants (IMs) and
ensure that the implementation of social, religious and educational/vocational
activities and the like, are culturally appropriate and fully respects the
confidentiality of the information on migrants.
closely with the IOM team (medical, operation, and other related officers),
local authorities and/or national government, international organizations, and
NGOs to inform and advocate for remedies and solutions to psychosocial and
protection issues faced by irregular migrants.
3. Assess psychosocial
and protection needs and identify problems/gaps, risk and vulnerabilities,
including those related to gender and age. Propose/prioritise initiatives to reduce these risks and
increase the resilience capacity within the IMs communities in detention and
presence in IMs communities through regular visits to detention centres,
temporary settlement areas to collect information on the conditions faced by
IMs including the availability of humanitarian assistance (shelter, food,
water/sanitation, health and education) and access to services by different
segments of IMs populations.
engage the IMs in the development of psychosocial activities and use available
resources within the target population. Encourage migrants to provide
assistance to their own community members by sharing their own knowledge and
skills to influence the decision making process affecting their daily living
referral mechanisms are established for referring migrants with potential
mental/psychosocial health problems or any other general health issues to the
appropriate health care service providers in the area.
basic counselling and implementation of psychosocial activities where needed,
possible and appropriate in a scheduled manner including specific educational
activities addressing the identified social-health issues.
case management for case record, collate, review for completeness of
information and maintain a filing, retrieval and forwarding system of documents/records
for each migrant undergoing assessment, mental / psychosocial consultation,
treatment, referral and follow up.
ongoing monitoring, analysis and reporting of the psychosocial condition of the
IMs and provide periodic reports of psychosocial activities conducted in the
designated areas including psychological reports and statistics on a monthly
basis to the Psychosocial Support Program Coordinator.
other duties as may be assigned.
University or Bachelor
degree in psychology, social work, or alternatively, a combination of relevant
experience and training in this field. At least four years of direct work experience in social work, have
worked in settings with protection issues such as battered women, rape victims,
family/domestic abuse and trauma/post care. Experience in working with irregular
migrants; trafficked persons; general counselling and networking.
communication skills, personal commitment, efficiency and flexibility. Ability
to work with minimal supervision. Excellent understanding and application of
ethical practices within the disciplines and a good understanding of rights
based approaches. Good level of computer literacy. Awareness of gender issues.
Ability to work effectively and harmoniously in a team with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds.
in the English language, proficiency in languages spoken by migrants (Farsi,
Arabic, Tamil, Myanmarese) is an advantage.