Call for CVs GR 19/02 Mobile Psychologist
Position Title: Mobile Psychologist
Duty Station: Various Locations across Greece
Classification: Ungraded position, attractive remuneration package
Type of Appointment: Special short-term contract with possibility of extension
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. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. As the leading international organization for migration, IOM acts with its partners in the international community to: assist in meeting the growing operational challenges of migration management; advance understanding of migration issues; encourage social and economic development through migration, and; uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants.
In Greece, IOM is focusing on responding to the Mediterranean migrant’s crisis, in support of the Greek Government and in cooperation with all other agencies involved. IOM currently implements interventions within the areas of emergency, preparedness and response, disaster risk reduction, livelihoods, healthcare and psychosocial assistance, assisted voluntary return of migrants, migration and development, resettlement and repatriation, family reunification, counter human trafficking, assistance to vulnerable migrants.
IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.
In the framework of the emergency situation regarding the migrants, asylum seekers and refugees across Greece, IOM Greece is establishing a pool of candidates interested to join the organisation.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
Under the overall supervision of the PSS Mobile Coordinator, the incumbent is expected to:
- Perform an initial psychological assessment of migrants and asylum seekers in the open accommodation centers; Identify pre - existing mental health conditions in need for follow up treatment and cases in need of immediate referral to clinical services: victims of SGBV, people who are suicidal or harmful for themselves and the others, those showing serious psychotic episodes, people with pre-existing psychological disorders in need of continuation of treatment and substance abusers, especially those in abstinence crisis
- Map existing national and humanitarian mental health services that are available and accessible to the sites residents and refer cases.
- Demonstrate time management skills and ensures flexibility in the programme of visits in sites;
- Identify gaps (ie the lack of interpretation) that should be referred to the project management and local authorities for further action;
- Together with other agencies, develop and maintain an efficient mental health referral system for refugees;
- Conduct regular individual and group therapies for refugees and other migrants in need and provide referrals to psychiatrists if necessary. Avoid single-session therapies and those focusing on trauma;
- Avoid starting therapeutic processes that cannot be concluded during the stay of the person in the site. Contextualize care in the migration process of the individual client.
- Provide induction sessions on case management for families and carers of the affected individuals;
- Engage adequate and effective coordination with other IOM staff and informs adequately about changes in programme of visits of the mobile team;
- Coordinate with relevant health authorities regarding the mental health of migrants and refugees
- Coordinate activities, hold focus group discussions and awareness raising group sessions with beneficiaries on mental health related issues
- Prepare case reports and statistics and submit to relevant IOM teams.
- Ensure the confidentiality of medical information of the migrants and refugees.
- Coordinate with the appropriate IOM Teams to ensure that migrants and refugees’ basic needs are met.
- Monitor medical and mental health expenses related to needs of migrants and refugees
- Undertake other duties as assigned.
- Undertake duty travel as requested.
Required Qualifications and Experience
- University degree in Psychology (Clinical psychology, Counselling Psychology, or similar) preferably a bachelor degree or higher grade from an accredited institution
- At least 3 years’ experience in clinical psychology
- Registration or chartered membership with the Greek Psychological Association
- Experience in emergency psychology is a distinctive advantage.
- Knowledge of PFA, IASC guidelines for MHPSS in emergencies and health and migration administrative procedures is an advantage
- Experience in providing training on mental health issues
- Excellent clinical skills.
- Capacity to develop and supervise quality control/assurance mechanisms in mental health activities.
- Excellent communication and negotiation skills, personal commitment, efficiency and flexibility
- Ability to work with minimal supervision.
- Good level of computer literacy.
- Awareness of migrants and refugee issues.
- Ability to work under difficult conditions.
- Proficiency in English, and Greek.
- Accountability – accepts and gives constructive criticism
- Client Orientation – identifies the immediate and peripheral clients of own work
- Continuous Learning – demonstrates interest in improving relevant skills
- Creativity and Initiative – pro actively develops new ways to solve problems
- Leadership and Negotiation – convinces others to share resources
- Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience
- Performance management – provide constructive feedback to colleagues
- Planning and Organizing – sets clear and achievable goals consistent with agreed priorities for self and others.
- Professionalism – Works effectively with people from different cultures by adapting to the relevant cultural contexts
- Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; works effectively with people from different cultures by adapting to relevant cultural contexts
- Technological Awareness - pro actively identifies and advocates for cost-efficient technology solutions
- Delivers on set objectives in hardship situations
- Effectively coordinates actions with other implementing partners
- Works effectively with local authorities, stakeholders, beneficiaries, and the broader community to advance country office or regional objectives
- The position is subject to funding confirmation.
- Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.
- Appointment will be subject to the provision of the relevant to the position degree(s), professional licenses and/or criminal record certificate.
How to apply: Interested candidates are invited to submit
their applications (CV and Cover Letter) in English, to
[To send your CV please click here]
email address, quoting the vacancy notice number CFCV GR 19/02
by 14th January, 2019 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Posting Period: 08.01.2019-14.01.2019