Gender-Based Violence Psychosocial Response Consultancy

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Job Description

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Closing date: 6 Jan 2021


IOM South Sudan had widespread humanitarian response, recovery programming across the country as well as supporting governance and institution-building, particularly related to strengthening migrant’s rights. Contributing to this, IOM is committed to addressing Gender-Based Violence in Crisis through an institutional framework launched in 2017. In South Sudan, IOM has been working to strengthen GBV prevention and response in WASH, peacebuilding and health programming, particularly mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS). IOM South Sudan is also committed to building national capacities including strengthening civil society organizations capacity on GBV prevention and response.

Rationale and scope of work:

IOM South Sudan MHPSS programme aims to improve psychosocial wellbeing and social cohesion in Wau, Malakal and Bentiu. To strengthen IOM MHPSS Unit’s capacity to improve handling of GBV disclosures, referrals and provision of services for GBV survivors, applying the interagency GBV minimum standards. IOM aims to hire a technical consultant to work on the following deliverables. The development of the guidelines and training materials must be based on existing standards and tools, as well as ensuring inclusion of GBV survivors with disabilities and male survivors.

Deliverables & timeline:


Estimated days/timeframe

  1. Develop practical guidance for MHPSS and GBV group facilitators psychosocial peer group sessions and psychoeducation materials on GBV topics (child marriage, forced marriage, domestic violence, rape/sexual violence) based on GBV minimum standards and adapted for the IOM MHPSS programming approach.

13 days

  1. Develop & deliver online or in-person training of trainers for IOM MHPSS and GBV team and partners to train of PSS facilitators on discussing GBV topics in psychosocial peer group sessions.

10 days

  1. Review and revise training on counselling for GBV survivors adapted for the context, lessons learnt and approach of MHPSS South Sudan and IOM GBV partners service delivery.

10 days

  1. Develop Gender & GBV reflection, learning sessions for MHPSS and GBV staff and provide at least 08 coaching sessions.

15 days

Total days anticipated

48 days approx., TBD

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Masters degree preferred in Psychology, Social Work or Humanities/Social Science with 3 years of relevant professional experience; or

• University Degree in above fields with 5 years of relevant professional experience.


• At least 3 years professional experience working on GBV response programmes with a focus on MHPSS services for GBV survivors;

• Demonstrated ability to design and deliver effective training and mentoring for adults, utilizing industry standards and guidance;

• Good report writing skills, strong interpersonal and communication skills;

• Solid organizational skills: the ability to be flexible and work well under pressure in a fast-paced and detail-oriented team environment;

• Good computer skills: excellent knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email/internet;

• Experience working in difficult locations; ability to be resourceful and flexible in a limited resource environment;

• Previous experience in equivalent role in South Sudan is an advantage.


Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Arabic language is an advantage.

Desirable Competencies:


• Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms

• Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders

• Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others

• Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience

• Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services

• Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;

• Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others;

• Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;

• Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter;

• Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation.

• Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;

• Resource Mobilization – works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.

Other competencies

• Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

• 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.

How to apply:

Qualified interested candidates may send their application with updated profile or CV through VSS@IOM.INT on or before 06 January 2020.


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