Open to Internal and External Candidates
Position Title : Consultant to develop a Mental Health and
Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) curriculum and
manual for CSO staff and Migrant Health
Volunteers to provide support to Myanmar
migrants in Thailand
Duty Station : Home-based
Classification : Consultancy
Type of Appointment : Consultant Contract (5 months)
Desired Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : March 31, 2023
Reference Code : CFA027/2023
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. 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.
1.ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT AND SCOPE:
The ongoing political situation in Myanmar, coupled with the mental health challenges experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic such as isolation from friends and family, loss of employment or fear of losing their job, including work-related stressors, Myanmar migrant workers and their families are in need of mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) to protect and promote their overall well-being. The International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) human rights due diligence operations with Myanmar migrant workers have also highlighted the increasing need for psychosocial assistance. To effectively improve the mental health and well-being of Myanmar migrants and their family members, it is, therefore, crucial that civil society organizations (CSOs), community members, including Migrant Health Volunteers (MHVs), who work closely with migrants, are equipped with MHPSS and Psychological First Aid (PFA) knowledge and basic skills to contribute to improved mental health outcomes in the community. Considering this, IOM recognizes the need to support Myanmar migrants and migrant workers by enhancing the capacities of CSO staff and MHVs to accommodate the increasing demand for quality MHPSS support in the target context.
As part of the “Addressing the Needs of Vulnerable Migrants within the Humanitarian, Development and Peace Nexus (HDPN) in Thailand” project funded by the Embassy of Japan, IOM seeks a consultant who possesses related background, qualifications and experience to develop a MHPSS training curriculum and training manual so that Myanmar nationals who have experienced or fled from violence, as well as Myanmar migrant workers who have other MHPSS specific needs can receive support through the trainers and those who received
training from this curriculum. The developed curriculum will lead to the better overall well-being of this vulnerable population.
The overall objectives of the assignment are as follows:
2.RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
The expected deliverables will be delivered in consultation with IOM between April and August 2023. The scope of work will include the following tasks:
The MHPSS training curriculum and manual package designed for CSO staff and MHVs to support (1) Myanmar migrants who have experienced or fled from violence, and (2) migrant workers, should include but not limited to:
The payment will be disbursed based on the submission of deliverables agreed by both parties as follows:
The following deliverables are key indicators for the evaluation of results:
All deliverables should be developed in consultation with and reviewed by IOM, as well as incorporate IOM’s comments before finalization and submitting copy-edited version.
3.REQUIRED QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
Interested parties should demonstrate the following qualifications and submit documentation and references as follows:
Core Competencies – behavioural indicators
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.
Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighboring 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 neighboring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications to the IOM Bangkok Human Resources Unit at e-mail email@example.com by Friday 31 March, 2023 at the latest.
Kindly indicate the reference code CFA027/2023 followed by your full name in the subject line.
Applications should include:
a) a curriculum vitae
b) a duly completed IOM Personal History Form which can be downloaded from https://thailand.iom.int/sites/g/files/tmzbdl1371/files/documents/IOM%20Personal%20History%20Form%20with%20Declaration.xls
c) Technical proposal (maximum 3-pages)
d) Financial proposal (maximum 1-page)
e) At least two writing samples, preferably of a similar assignment
Posting period: From 17.03.2023 to 31.03.2023
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org