International Organization for MigrationClosing Date : 2019-05-26
Duty Station : Kyiv, Ukraine
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Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Ukraine
Closing date: 26 May 2019

Position Title : Consultant - International Trainer (Psychosocial)

Duty Station : Kiev, Ukraine

Classification : Consultant, Grade OTHE

Type of Appointment : Consultant, up to Twelve working days

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 26 May 2019

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leadingUN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental andnon-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.



According to the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine, there are 340,000 veterans of the conflict in eastern Ukraine (approximately 7,000 are women), many of whom encounter significant challenges attempting to integrate back into civilian life. According to a World Bank study in

2017, the majority of the veteran respondents (77%) did not serve in the military prior to the conflict and on return to their communities, 44% admitted to either not feeling integrated or that the question was difficult for them to answer.

IOM Ukraine contributes to the Government of Ukraine s efforts to provide tailored support to veterans of the conflict in eastern Ukraine and their families for effective reintegration to civilian environments, and their active contribution to the social and economic well-being of their communities.

In relation to social and psychosocial integration, gaps in the provision of psychological care specifically, trained psychologists and psychiatrists with the capacity to provide specialized counselling services - as well as the lack of awareness of mental health issues among veterans hinders psychological trauma during and/or as a result of the conflict being adequately addressed. The World Bank highlights that 85 percent of veterans consider psychological counselling for themselves and their families necessary to enable return to normal lives.


Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM), the direct supervision of the Emergency and Stabilization Coordinator (Eastern Area of Ukraine), coordination with the Community Stabilization Project Specialist and Regional Health Assessment Coordinator (EU and Central Asia), the successful candidate will support implementation of activities conducted under the project Life after conflict: community-based reintegration support for veterans of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine and their families , funded by the European Union.

Considering high demand of psychological support to be provided to the veterans of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, IOM Ukraine will contract locally sixty psychologists and nine supervisors to conduct individual and group counselling in targeted communities. The successful candidate will conduct up to three capacity building training(s) on focused counselling and psychological support services for veterans; psychological assistance to families of those killed; and

international practices on work with veterans for the selected psychologists and supervisors who will be further providing support to the veterans and their family members. The training(s) will take place in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

Tasks to be performed under the assignment:

Develop a training agenda of the capacity building training(s), including but not limited to cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), psychological assistance to families of those killed, international practices on work with veterans

Provide with practical tools and interactive exercises to be further used by psychologists and supervisors during support provision;

Conduct up to three capacity building training(s) covering all the issues and challenges related to veterans integration into civil life.

Prepare and conduct pre- and post-assessments of the trainings in order to assess the average knowledge increase among the trainings participants;

Provide with a final narrative report on the consultancy assignment and its outcomes, offering observations on the impact of the consultancy.

The content of the training may include the following, but is not limited to:

International practices used in working with veterans;

Focused counselling and psychological support to veterans;

Holistic approaches to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) care, including Trauma focused

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT);

Psychological assistance to families of veteran and/or families of deceased veterans.

Tangible and Measurable Outputs of the Work Assignment

Develop the training content and agenda;

Conduct trainings on psychological support provision to veterans for the selected participants;

Prepare and conduct pre- and post-assessments of the trainings;

Upon completion of the tasks provide to the IOM Ukraine a final report on the consultancy assignment and its outcomes, offering observations on the impact of the consultancy.

Realistic Delivery Dates and Details as to how the work must be delivered:

The detailed workplan and delivery dates will be confirmed directly with the consultant.

Develop the training content, agenda and pre- and post-assessments for trainees within 1 week of the start day

Conduct trainings on psychological support provision to veterans for the selected participants

within 1 month of the start day

Develop a final report on the consultancy assignment and its outcomes, offering observations on the impact of the consultancy within 1.5 months of the start day.

Performance indicators for evaluation of results

The successful candidate s performance will be evaluated against the following criteria:

timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication and quality of the products delivered.

Satisfactory completion of tasks indicated in this ToR.

Quality of the training documents developed.

Initiative and planning of the training for psychologists.

Quality of the training conducted.

Satisfactory feedbacks of the trainees.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


University degree in psychology or social sciences or a related field from an academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience.


At least five years of experience in the field of psychology or/and psychiatry, including with veterans and their families;

Strong understanding of issues related to the reintegration and transition of the veterans;

Strong understanding of post-conflict psychosocial issues regarding veterans and their family members;

Experience in trainings conduction for the psychologists;

Expertise in subject;

Ability to perform engaging and instructive workshops;

Ability to plan-ahead and time manage;

Ability to take initiative;

Effective communication skills with the ability to clearly and concisely express ideas;

Ability to take responsibility and manage constructive criticism;

Ability to work well under pressure.


Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Russian and/or Ukrainian is an advantage.


The consultant must adhere to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Data

Protection Principles (IN/138) and maintain confidentiality.

The consultant will be responsible to follow IOM writing guidelines and latest glossaries in all given assignments for accurate translation.

1 Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database


Required 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 Competenciesbehavioural 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.


The appointment 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.

No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 26 May 2019 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For further information please refer to:

Posting period:

From 20.05.2019 to 26.05.2019

No Fees:

IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank


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