Project Officer (MM/MHPSS)

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) - 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. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Project Officer (MM/MHPSS)Location: LagosClassification : Professional Staff, Grade P2Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, Six months with possibility of extensionEstimated Start Date : As soon as possibleScope of WorkWorking under the overall supervision of the, Deputy Chief of Mission and the direct supervision of the Programme Manager (MM), Lagos, in collaboration with Migration Health Unit and the technical supervision of the Regional Thematic Specialist (MHPSS), the successful candidate will be responsible for implementing and assisting with the management of the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support portfolio as part of IOM Nigeria’s Migration Management Portfolio.Core Functions / ResponsibilitiesAssist with the coordination of the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) team within the Migration Management Unit and ensure timely implementation of MHPSS related activities.Assist with the recruitment of, and train, supervise and provide guidance to MHPSS national staff, and assist with the administration of related HR requirements to facilitate successful team operation.Implement and monitor the delivery of non-compulsory counselling services available in transit areas which are tailored to the situation including child friendly activities in transit areas.Identify and refer people with immediate and urgent psychiatric needs.Support mapping of existing MHPSS services in the country and provide technical inputs for the establishment of a protocol and guidelines for referral and appropriate training for the staff and partners.Maintain and update mechanisms for the timely statistical reporting of cases and trends.Identify and document recurrent needs for the development of community-based projects to respond to these needs in the reintegration phase.Liaise with IOM mission’s AVM, reintegration, health and protection actors to facilitate the successful management of cases and the implementation of reintegration programmes.In coordination with the supervisor, develop a capacity building plan for the MHPSS service providers and coordinate its implementation.Assist with the development of training courses on psychotherapy and therapeutic-expressive activities.Participate in the development of new projects in coordination with the Programme Manager based on identified needs during project implementation.Monitor and provide suggestions regarding the integration of cross-cutting issues such as protection, gender, child protection, counter trafficking and other vulnerable groups are included in the project implementation.Undertake frequent duty travel to very challenging areas.Perform such other duties as may be assigned. 

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