Friday, February 18, 2011

NGO Vacancy - IOM : Social Worker

IOM Indonesia is looking for Social Worker (Three positions) according to the
terms of reference stipulated below. Interested candidates are invited to submit
their applications to not later than24 February
2011 indicating the reference code, indicated 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 : SVN/ID10/2011/004
Position Title : Social Worker (Three positions)
Classification : General Service Staff, Grade 4
Duty Station : Jimbaran, Pekanbaru and Menado-
Type & Duration of Contract : Special all-inclusive, 3 months with
possibility of extension

General Functions:

Under the direct supervision of the Psychosocial Support Coordinator, IOM
Indonesia for Psychosocial and Mental health matters and the overall supervision
of the Programme Coordinator, IOM Indonesia and in close coordination with sub
office structures, 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:

1. Implement 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.
2. Work 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 community
4. Ensure 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.
5. Actively 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

6. Ensure 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.

7. Provide 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.

8. Organize 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.
9. Conduct 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.

10. Perform other duties as may be assigned.

Desirable Qualifications:

University or Bachelor degree in social work, psychology or alternatively, a
combination of relevant experience and training in this field. At least three
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.

Excellent 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.

Language: Proficient in the English language, proficiency in languages spoken by
migrants (Farsi, Arabic, Tamil, Myanmarese) is an advantage.

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