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MHPSS Training Assistant (Education)


  • Organization: IOM Qatar - International Organization for Migration
  • Location: Doha
  • Grade: Administrative support - Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Administrative support
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Education, Learning and Training
  • Closing Date: Closed

Job Description

Applications are welcome from internal and external candidates. For all IOM vacancies, applications from qualified and eligible first-tier candidates are considered before those of qualified and eligible second-tier candidates in the selection process. For the purpose of this vacancy, internal candidates are considered first-tier candidates.


Under the  overall supervision of the MHPSS Programme Manager and the direct supervision of the MHPSS Family and Community Support Coordinator, the incumbent will be responsible for supporting the MHPSS programme activities by performing the following functions and responsibilities:


  1. In co-ordination with the Education Officer, provide admin and clerical assistance to plan, implement and evaluate the counselling and psychosocial activities in the school(s) in Camp As Sayliyah (CAS).
  2. Support qualified technicians when providing trainings and activities to build the capacity of teachers in the area of counselling and PSS including in times of emergency.
  3.  Assist in Documenting and reporting all education, counselling and psychosocial support activities conducted at the school using Smart Camp SYNC (Data Entry System) in coordination with the Education Unit.
  4. Assist in the organization of awareness raising sessions, group and individual interventions, and psychoeducation sessions to create a positive learning environment, enhance the students’ wellbeing and achievement and develop positive students’ behavior.
  5. Assist in with the coordination between different CAS programs, such as Protection, Health, Non-Food Items, Community Engagement.
  6. Assist in the organization of educational programs and training sessions for adolescents and teenagers. 
  7. Support the organization of MHPSS trainings for teachers and volunteers.
  8. Assist qualified technicians to identify and refer children in need of specialized services to a child psychiatrist.
  9. Assist to organize capacity building activities for IOM staff, CAS focal points, Qatar Red Crescent (QRC) and community volunteers on child-oriented psychosocial support and related issues through workshops and trainings.
  10. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.


  • University or Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Adult Education, psychology with a focus on Education Development/Psychology, or any other relevant field with three years of relevant professional experience.
  • High school degree with at least five years of relevant professional experience.
Accredited Universities are those listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database.
  • Proven work experience as a teacher. 
  • Experience working with at-risk community members.
  • Experience in liaising with governmental and diplomatic authorities and stakeholders, working in international organizations, non-government or government institutions/organization.
  • Must be approachable and empathic so children will be comfortable working with you.
  • Excellent knowledge and skills in MHPSS programming resilience, psychosocial support, community-based activities, development and mobilization, especially in an emergency context.
  • Demonstrated ability to draft and prepare clear and concise formal correspondence and project reports.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in a multi-cultural setting;
  • Strong work ethics and commitment to humanitarian principles.
  • Strong organizational, facilitation, communication, writing and presentations skills;
  • Proficient in a Microsoft Office environment and office software packages; Data entry (database management) skills.
  • IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish. 
  • For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written).
  • Knowledge of Dari/Farsi/Pashto and Arabic is an advantage.
IOM’s official languages are English, French and Spanish.
Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.
Required Competencies
IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link. Competencies will be assessed during the selection process.
Values - all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:
  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: Respects and promotes individual and cultural differences. Encourages diversity and inclusion.
  • 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.
  • Courage: Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.
  • Empathy: Shows compassion for others, makes people feel safe, respected and fairly treated.
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 actions and delegated work.
  • Communication: Encourages and contributes to clear and open communication. Explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.
Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators (Level 1) (applicable only if position is with direct reports)
  • Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the Organization’s vision. Assists others to realize and develop their leadership and professional potential.
  • Empowering others: Creates an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
  • Building Trust: Promotes shared values and creates an atmosphere of trust and honesty.
  • Strategic thinking and vision: Works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.
  • Humility: Leads with humility and shows openness to acknowledging own shortcomings.
  1. Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
  2. This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Recommended candidates will remain eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period of 24 months.
  3. This post is subject to local recruitment. Only those holding a valid residence and work permit for the country where this position is based will be eligible for consideration.
  4. Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, verification of residency, visa, and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable. Vaccination against COVID-19 will be required for IOM personnel who are hired or otherwise engaged by IOM. As part of the mandatory medical entry on duty clearance, candidates will be requested to provide evidence of full vaccination.
  5. 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 accounts.
  6. IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM online recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.
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