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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Vacancy Social Worker - Jimbaran

IOM Indonesia is looking for a Social Worker (one position) according to
the terms of reference stipulated below. Interested candidates are
invited to submit their applications to recruitment-indonesia@iom.int
not later than 28 September 2010 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/ID10/2010/051

Position Title : Social Worker (one position)

Classification : General Service Staff, Grade 4

Duty Station : Jimbaran - Indonesia

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 settings.

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 situations.

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 v arie d
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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