Project Assistant (Psychosocial Animation) (Ref: SVN#TR/2019/227)

IOM Kahramanmaraş
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Vacancy Notice Number:


Position Title:

Project Assistant (Psychosocial Animation)

Duty Station:

Kahramanmaras -Turkey


6 months Special Short Term Graded Contract –with possible extension (G4)

Deadline of Applications:

19 November 2019

Number of People to be hired



Internal and External Candidates

General Functions:  


Under the overall supervision of Protection and Resilience Officer in Gaziantep and the direct supervision of National Officer (Protection Psychosocial Support) and in close coordination with Mobile PSS Team Leader, the incumbent will be responsible in conducting psychosocial animation intervention on the psychological level and refer them to experts in the team. Also, s/he will handle material preparations for family support sessions, recreational and right based activities for children, community mobilization, and awareness raising. Moreover, s/he will organize support groups and forums for affected population and potentially host community.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:


  1. Conduct psychosocial animation sessions to the affected Syrian displaced population 
  2. Identify cases that require intervention on the psychological level and refer them to the team’s psychologist.
  3. Positively interact with the refugees, youth and children and encourage them to express their needs and ensure their safety.
  4. Assist in preparing materials needed for family support sessions, recreational and rights-based activities for children, community mobilization, awareness sessions and informal education activities.
  5. Coordinate with the team members as to integrating referred cases within the psychosocial animation groups.
  6. Provide psychosocial first aid to the affected population in case of sudden/on-going emergency.
  7. Prepare reports on the sessions conducted and map existing needs
  8. Organize support groups and forums for the Syrian displaced population and potentially the host community
  9. Raise awareness on the services that will be provided by IOM mobile PSS team and the dates of the visits.
  10. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.





Required Qualifications:




  • University degree in psychology, social work, social sciences, mental health, sociology, theatre or cultural animation a related field from accredited academic institution, with two years of relevant professional experience; or;
  • High School Certificate in above field with four years of relevant professional work experience.




  • Experiences in psychosocial support activities in emergencies;
  • Experience in facilitating group psychosocial support activities;
  • Proven strong interpersonal and teamwork skills.




  • Fluency in Arabic and Turkish is required.
  • Knowledge of English is advantageous.



Required Competencies


            The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:


Required Competencies

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:


  • 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 level 1

  • 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.





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, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.


Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighbouring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighbouring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.


Please be advised that this is a local position and as such only applications from candidates with a valid residence / working permit residing in Turkey will be considered.



How to Apply:


Interested candidates are requested to submit their application including the most recent CV with a cover letter in English with contact details (name, position, phone and e-mail details) of three references by indicating  name of the position applied with its VN number in the subject line of the e-mail or to IOM Birlik Mahallesi Sehit Kurbani Akboga Sok. No:24  06610, Çankaya, Ankara Turkey by the end of 19 November 2019.


Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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.
With 165 member states, a further 8 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, 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 works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.
The IOM Constitution recognizes the link between migration and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to the right of freedom of movement.
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