IOM Technical Working Group Coordinator - Jobs in Juba South Sudan

IOM Technical Working Group Coordinator - Jobs in Juba South Sudan

Position Title :
  • Technical Working Group Coordinator

    Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading

    UN agency in the field of migration, 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.
    IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment.

    Applications from qualified female
    candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates
    are considered as first-tier candidates:

  • Internal candidates

    Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries:

  • Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Cook Islands; Cuba; Cabo Verde; Djibouti;
    Fiji; Micronesia (Federated States of); Gabon; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau;
    Guyana; Iceland; Kiribati; Comoros; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Lao People's
    Democratic Republic (the); Saint Lucia; Lesotho; Libya; Montenegro;
    Marshall Islands; Mauritania; Namibia; Nauru; Papua New Guinea; Palau;
    Paraguay; Solomon Islands; Seychelles; Somalia; Suriname; Sao Tome and
    Principe; Kingdom of Eswatini; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Holy See;
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Vanuatu; Samoa


    An Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Technical Working was formed in Juba,
    Republic of South Sudan in June 2016.

    The purpose of the MHPSS Technical Working Group

    (TWG)/Network is to bring together in one forum all the stakeholders working in MHPSS with the
    view to enhancing the response to MHPSS needs of affected persons in the Republic of South
    Sudan, and thus improving their access to quality services and support.

    The TWG is the
    technical think tank behind the MHPSS network.

    It aims to achieve this goal through enhanced
    coordination among MHPSS agencies, conducting a detailed mapping of MHPSS activities,
    sharing best practice, building capacities of MHPSS actors and partners in other priority
    clusters, supporting the development of MHPSS policies and strengthening advocacy initiatives
    with the Government of South Sudan, the humanitarian community and donors.

    The MHPSS Technical Working Group follows the guidelines of the Interagency Standing
    Committee and the Global MHPSS reference group.

    The Coordinator of the TWG is housed
    within the International Organization for Migration and supported by two co-chairs and TWG
    members consisting of stakeholders on the ground and the leads of other active sub-groups/
    task forces in South Sudan (currently UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), Association of Volunteers in International Service (AVSI), and the Directorate of Mental Health Services within the Ministry of Health and the Environment).

    Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the activities of the MHPSS Technical Working Group at National level and any
    sub-groups/ task forces in
  • Activate the MHPSS Technical Working Group in field locations and supervise the work of
    Sub-national coordinators (Unity, Upper Nile, Western Bahr el Ghazal Western Bahr El Ghazaal
    (WBEG), Equatoria States).
  • Assist with the formulation of strategies and the annual working plans for the MHPSS
    Technical Working Group.
  • Represent the MHPSS Technical Working Group in the Inter Cluster Working Group.
  • Support MHPSS within the Cluster system, at the Inter-Cluster Working Group (ICWG), with
    MHPSS actors and non-MHPSS actors, the Government of South Sudan and within the Donor
  • Contribute to the design of and deliver capacity building actions such as training of trainers,
    specialized training and awareness raising initiatives (orientation seminars, mini-trainings,
    briefings, project reviews) for MHPSS Technical Working Group members and for the
    Government of South Sudan.
  • Provide budget information to support funding allocations from the Common Humanitarian
    Fund (CHF) and Donors for MHPSS projects within the priority Clusters.
  • Contribute to the development of MHPSS tools for South Sudan. Particular focus will be on
    assessment, monitoring and evaluation tools to be used by national level actors.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

    Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in Psychiatry, Psychology, Social Work, Counselling, Pedagogy or a related
    field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience;
  • University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.


  • Experience in MHPSS responses in humanitarian contexts;
  • Experience working in conflict/humanitarian contexts;
  • In depth theoretical and practical knowledge of and the IASC Mental Health and Psychosocial
    Support in Emergency Settings guidelines and associated products (e.g., Inter-Agency Standing
    Committee (IASC) Assessment toolkit, the 4Ws mapping tool, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)
    framework, and the Health, Protection and Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM)
  • Strong networking capacities for constructive relationships with all humanitarian actors (e.g.,
    Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), International Committee of the Red
  • Experience in working in large scale complex humanitarian emergencies (previous working
    experience in the Republic of South Sudan is an advantage);
  • Familiarity with the humanitarian architecture (cluster system), humanitarian appeals,
    humanitarian response plans and common humanitarian funds;
  • Ability to work independently and to accept advice from MHPSS coordination group Board

  • IOM’s official languages are English, French and Spanish.
  • For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Arabic,
  • French and/or Spanish is an advantage.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 7th May 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; IOM Technical Working Group Coordinator - Jobs in Juba South Sudan

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