Full time Offered Salary :

National Protection Officer (GBV & MHPSS) at International Organization for Migration (IOM)

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Job Description

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Protection Coordinator in the overall management and implementation of Protection, GBV and MHPSS components in Somalia, including planning, coordination, and implementation of the component activities.
  • Support counselling to the affected populations to facilitate smooth psychosocial reintegration within family and community as well as identification and timely referral to adequate services for continuum of care.
  • Conduct field visits to the beneficiaries’ sites and monitor developments.
  • Ensure the documentation and filing of all Protection and MHPSS beneficiaries for reference and monitoring including regular update of beneficiaries’ information.
  • Liaise with relevant governmental, non-governmental (NGOs), international organizations as well as other relevant stakeholders including Ministry of Health and academic institutions.
  • Monitor GBV and MHPSS activities including those implemented by partners by reviewing a variety of records, including control of plans, progress reports, project inputs identify issues and propose adjustments as necessary.
  • Provide general support to the assessment of the qualitative and quantitative impact of psychosocial support activities at individual, family and community level.
  • Provide guidance, coaching, training and follow ups in the fields of GBV and MHPSS to other staff and any relevant person involved in returnee’s assistance.
  • Collect and analyze information and prepare periodic and ad-hoc reports on GBV and MHPSS activities.
  • Participate in the development of new projects based on identified needs during project component implementation.
  • Undertake duty travel within Somalia to very challenging areas when necessary.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Psychology, Gender Studies, Social Sciences, Development Studies or a related field from an accredited academic institution; or,
  • University degree in the above fields from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience.
  • Experience
  • Experience in Protection response programming especially on GBV and MHPSS;
  • Experience working with GBV survivors and on GBV Prevention and Response programmes focusing on psychosocial support and survivor centered approach;
  • Ability to deliver training, to coach and to manage case workers in GBV case management and psychosocial support and knowledge of and strengthening referral pathways;
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain strong working relations with relevant Government counterparts, international organizations, civil society organizations/NGOs, and private sector entities; Work experience in an international context is an advantage;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of information technology and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and SharePoint;


  • Knowledge and understanding of IOM’s institutional approach on PSEA and related strategies, policies, rules and regulations;
  • Knowledge of the UN system and architecture;
  • Knowledge of mainstreaming best practices and partnership models to ensure coordination of the same across a diversified range of actors; and, ability to work with and maintain strict confidentiality, when necessary.


  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili both written and spoken are required. Working knowledge of Somali and Arabic will be an added advantage.

Deadline: May 15, 2023

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