CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
Reference Number : GRCFA21-390
Position Title : Field Protection Assistant
Duty Station : Oinofyta, Greece
Type of Appointment : Special Short-Term Ungraded Contract
Closing Date : 13 October 2021
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 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.
IOM is supporting 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. IOM is implementing activities (Site Management Support, Protection and NonFormal Education) in partnership with a large array of Implementing Partners.
Under the overall supervision of the National Protection Coordinator, and the direct supervision of the
Protection Assistant, the successful candidate will be assigned the following:
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
1. Conduct vulnerability assessments to migrants and refugees residing in open accommodation centers. Address protection needs and refer to competent agencies for specialized protection services.
2. Coordinate protection activities with other protection partners, stakeholders and authorities.
3. Understand and report to line manager specific protection needs of people residing in open accommodation centers.
4. Focus on needs of vulnerable groups i.e. women at risk, children at risk, older people etc. and refers cases for further treatment. Follow up on protection cases and ensure quality case management.
5. Commit to maintain a comprehensive and updated case file for each case undertaken. Inform and keep updates beneficiaries for the progress of their cases.
6. Conduct regular mapping of services in- site and off –site and ensure access of services to migrants and refugees.
7. Collect and share valid information with migrants and refugees about available services locally or nationally and prepare documents, leaflets and outreach messaging to ensure correct dissemination of information.
8. Ensure confidentiality when handling personal information and data of migrants and refugees.
9. In cooperation with the other psychosocial services in the open accommodation center develop individual action plans for migrants and refugees.
10. 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 protection cases.
11. Undertake any duty travel as required.
12. Perform other related duties that may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience
• University degree in Social Work from an accredited academic institution with minimum two years of work experience.
• University degree in Psychology, Law or Pedagogical studies will also be considered when candidate demonstrates relevant work experience in the field.
• Master’s degree in above fields is an advantage.
• Membership of the Association of Greek Social Workers is an advantage.
Experience and Skills
• Minimum two 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;
• Demonstrated ability to draft and prepare clear and concise formal correspondence and project reports;
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills in a multi-cultural setting;
• 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;
• Strong work ethics and commitment to humanitarian principles.
Fluency in English and Greek (written and oral) 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 GRCFA21-390 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.
From 06 October 2021 to 13 October 2021