IOM Greece Call for CVs
Reference Number : CFCVGR20-210
Position Title : Child Protection Specialist
Duty Station : Malakasa, Greece
Type of Appointment : Special Short-Term Ungraded Contract
Closing Date : 30 November 2020
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 through the Project “Supporting the Greek Authorities in Managing the National Reception System for Asylum Seekers and Vulnerable Migrants (SMS)” supports the National authorities in the management of all long-term accommodation sites in mainland Greece and aims at ensuring dignified and harmonized reception standards for applicants of international protection. As the delegated authority to the European Commission, IOM has developed the intervention and implements this project in partnership with UNICEF, as the co-delegated authority, and other partners.
Under the overall supervision of the National Protection Coordinator, and the direct supervision of the Protection Area Coordinator, the incumbent is expected to:
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
1. Identify unaccompanied and separated children and ensure that the best interest of the child is upheld;
2. Perform initial individual and where appropriate family’s needs assessment on the child’s situation, mental state and any special needs;
3. Conduct regular individual and group counselling for children in need and creating individual assistance plan, with respect to the best interest of the child;
4. Conduct systematic and regular counselling individual sessions with beneficiaries or ad-hoc counselling upon need;
5. Provide information, advice and support to children and their families on the national legislation related to asylum and relevant procedures;
6. Conduct referrals to other actors for cases in need of specialized further treatment.
7. Coordinate effectively protection activities with other protection partners, stakeholders and authorities;
8. Understand and report to line manager specific protection needs of children residing in open accommodation centres;
9. Follow up on protection cases and ensure quality case management;
10. Commit to maintain a comprehensive and updated case file for each case undertaken. Inform and keep beneficiaries updated for the progress of their cases;
11. Ensure confidentiality when handling personal information and data of beneficiaries;
12. Actively participate and promote weekly meetings with case management actors to discuss case management and collect feedback about existing risks, challenges and gaps in service provision for child protection cases;
13. Undertake any duty travel as required;
14. Perform any other duties as may be assigned.
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.
Required Qualifications and Experience
• University degree in Social Work preferable a bachelor’s degree or higher level from an accredited institution; University degree in Psychology or Pedagogical studies will also be considered when candidate demonstrates relevant work experience in the field.
Experience and Skills
• At least 2 years of related work experience in a humanitarian setting;
• Experience in liaising with governmental and diplomatic authorities and stakeholders, working in international organizations, non-government or government institutions/organization;
• Membership of the Association of Greek Social Workers would be an advantage;
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills in a multi-cultural setting;
• Demonstrated ability to draft and prepare clear and concise formal correspondence and project reports;
• Strong organizational, facilitation, communication, writing and presentations skills;
• Proficient in a Microsoft Office environment and office software packages. Knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems;
• Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and keep deadlines;
• Strong work ethics and commitment to humanitarian principles.
Fluency in English and Greek is required.
IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.
• Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
• Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
• Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.
Core Competencies – behavioural indicators
• Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
• Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
• Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
• Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
• Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.
IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment.
Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice 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 requirements relevant to the position including academic degree(s), professional licenses, criminal record certificate and declaration of relatives in the Organization.
This post is subject to local recruitment. Only those holding a valid residence and work permit for Greece will be eligible for consideration.
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their application including a cover letter, CV and a completed Personal History Form in English by email to: GRHRAPPLY@iom.int , specifying the vacancy reference number CFCVGR20-210 and full name in the subject line.
Please click this link to access the Personal History Form (four pages)
Due to the volume of applications received, IOM Greece Human Resources will not be able to respond to all inquiries about the application status and will only contact shortlisted candidates.