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INT 2017/2 0 - Intern – Socail Welfare - Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva (Switzerland)

Position Title Intern – Social Welfare

Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland

Classification :Intern, Grade OTHE

Type of Appointment : Internship, Six months

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 15 August 2017 Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, 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. Context:

A global mental health strategy is being developed for IOM staff. As part of this, work is needed to develop educational material on well-being and mental health as well as creating a global directory of accredited mental health professionals and services.

The Intern will work under the guidance, coordination and supervision of the Staff Welfare Officer and in cooperation with other colleagues in the Field Missions and IOM Headquarters. Core Functions / Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Staff Welfare Officer, and in accordance with the overall direction of the Medical Director, the Intern will focus on supporting the development of a global directory of mental health professionals (including teleservices) and material on mental health and wellbeing.

The Intern will have the following duties and responsibilities:

1. Develop agreed educational material and programmes on wellbeing and mental health for the intranet etc.

2. Develop a template for a Staff Welfare Quarterly Bulletin

3. Create 10 articles on mental health and wellbeing for the bulletin. 4. Identify potential mental health service providers in countries in which IOM is based 5. Determine what accreditation and licensing procedures have been utilised by the providers (face to face and tele)

6. Create a directory of such providers in Excel

7. Undertake any other tasks as requested by the Staff Welfare Officer Page 1 / 3Required Qualifications and Experience:


• University degree in psychology or counseling.


• Strong background in psychology/counselling/mental health services; • Computer literacy, especially database tools;

• Strong organizational skills;

• Ability to timely understand the Organization’s structure and portfolios; • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously in a team of colleagues of varied cultural and professional backgrounds;

• Proven ability to produce quality work accurately and concisely according to set deadlines; • Practical experience of how to multi-task, prioritize and work independently; Languages

• Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish 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 • 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. Other:

Personal Development

Page 2 / 3The incumbent will acquire technical knowledge in the Social Welfare Division. He/She will also gain in-site experience in working with an international organization. Carte de Legitimation

The Organization will obtain the ‘carte de legitimation’ for the duration of the internship for the selected candidate


• The intern may work with the Occupational health and Human Resources Unit. • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and additional queries will only be addressed if the candidate is shortlisted.

• Depending on experience and location, IOM provides a small monthly stipend to help offset costs; please consider the cost of living in Geneva prior to applying. • Previous candidates do not need to re-apply for this vacancy.

• No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 15 August 2017 at the latest, referring to this advertisement. For further information, please refer to: In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

Posting period:

From 02.08.2017 to 15.08.2017

Requisition: INT 2017/20- Intern – Social Welfare - Geneva, Switzerland (55134270) Released Posting: Posting NC55134271 (55134271) Released

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  • Organization: IOM - International Organization for Migration
  • Location: Geneva (Switzerland)
  • Grade: OTHE
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  • Closing Date: 2017-08-15

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