Consultant (Supervision) (Ref: CON#TR/2023/66)

IOM İstanbul,İzmir,Ankara,Gaziantep
Tam Zamanlı
Bu ilan yayından kaldırılmış Görüntülenme : 1993


İlan Detayları

Vacancy Notice Number:


Position Title:

Consultant (Supervision)


Consultancy Contract

Duty Station:


Deadline of Applications:

27 March 2023

Number of People to be hired



Internal & External Candidates


General Functions:

On 6 February 2023, two earthquakes of magnitude 7.7 and 7.5 occurred in southeastern Türkiye affecting 10 cities in Türkiye and 4 cities in northwestern Syria. An area of more than 400 kilometers are affected including Kahramanmaraş, Hatay, Adıyaman, Gaziantep, Adana, Şanlıurfa, Malatya, Kilis, Osmaniye and Diyarbakir in Türkiye and Aleppo, Idlib, Homs and Hama in Syria. Tens of thousands of people have passed away and hundreds of thousands are affected. Besides the physical impact of living in improper shelters in the wake of hard weather conditions and lack of wash facilities, the mental impact of the devastating earthquake due to the losses were huge. The conditions hindered proper communal rituals to be realized upon the losses, which made it more difficulty to process grief for the survivors. Being detached from the support mechanisms, people have experienced severe stress with increased mental health needs both in the short and long term.

IOM responded to the emergency to address the short and long term impacts of the earthquake in Türkiye and NW Syria. Alongside IOM’s role in addressing the needs of host and migrant communities during crises, Protection and Resilience Unit aims to provide meaningful access to rights and services by taking referrals from government agencies, NGOs and other UN agencies and providing direct services to these communities.

IOM Psychosocial Mobile Teams (PMT) under the Protection and Resilience Unit, carry out community-based activities by reaching refugees and local communities living in remote and rural areas with mobile and flexible modalities, and designs activities for the community members of all age groups in line with their interests and needs. IOM Türkiye PMTs are active in six different cities which are Gaziantep, Hatay, Istanbul, Izmir, Kahramanmaras and Sanliurfa. PMTs adopt Community Based Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (CB MHPSS) approach in their work. They design and conduct activities in line with the first and second layers of IASC (Inter Agency Standing Committee) MHPSS (Mental Health and Psychosocial Support) Intervention Pyramid. IOM Türkiye established PMTs to reach refugees living in areas where access to information and services was observed to be limited due to a lack of community centres and outreach activities. The teams are composed of Team Leader, Social Worker, PSS Animators and Outreach Assistants who focus on information dissemination, awareness raising sessions, and MHPSS related services such as group, family, and individual counselling.

Under the overall supervision of the Protection and Resilience Officer and National Officer (Protection Psychosocial Support), the incumbent will be responsible in providing supervision support for the PMT members.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

 a)   Support the empowerment of teams working under Protection and Resilience Unit by supervision on activities,

b)    Conduct psychological wellbeing assessment,

c)    Provide virtual individual counselling sessions to staff members including referrals to specialised mental health care when required,

d)    Design and conduct 18 group sessions of staff support on mental health upon the results of wellbeing assessment. The session topics may include self-care and personal wellbeing planning; dealing with job stress and positive coping; secondary trauma, grief, and loss.

e)    Use at least one or more of these intervention techniques: creative drama, expressive art, relaxation

f)     Maintain strict professional standards, including standards of privacy and confidentiality while providing services,

g)    Ensure timely fulfilment of all deliverables as per the ToR



The selected candidate will be responsible of for providing supervision and conducting group sessions with staff members, and will start working in April with a six month contract. The consultant will be under direct supervision of Protection Officer and National Officer in coordination with Emergency Coordinator. The consultant is expected to meet with each team online with regular intervals on the agreed dates and timings. The below mentioned plan explains the first steps:



Modality /Location



1st Month


Induction Meetings with 6 PMTs in different fields

6 group meetings
(Hatay, Gaziantep, Sanliurfa, Kahramanmaras, Istanbul and Izmir PMTs)
12 hr

1st Month


Conducting psychological wellbeing assessment

36 individual meetings (all PMT members) and reporting

54 hr

2nd Month


Counseling sessions for staff members

For staff members that necessitate specialised mental health care on self referral options

36 hr

2nd Month


Designing and adjusting session contents for staff support

3 different session content will be prepared
(each session content needs to be adjusted in accordance with the wellbeing assessment results)

32 hr

3rd Month


Individual follow up sessions

Follow up on specialised mental health care referrals

18 hr

3rd Month


Group sessions for staff support

On topic #1 planned with regard to the well-being assessment results (Such as self-care and personal wellbeing planning)

18 hr

4th Month


Group sessions for staff support

On topic #2 planned with regard to the well-being assessment results (Such as dealing with job stress and positive coping)

18 hr

4th Month


Group sessions for staff support

On topic #3 planned with regard to the well-being assessment results (Such as secondary trauma, grief and loss)

18 hr

5th Month


Session on Activities and Challenges

6 Group Sessions (for each PMT)

18 hr

5th Month


Staff care session

Staff Care Sessions
(group sessions using creative drama/expressive art/relaxation techniques and additional individual follow up and referral when needed)

18 hr

6th Month



Evaluation reports of each staff care session and suggestions for further actions
32 hr


Performance indicators for the evaluation of results

  • Supervision on activities, staff wellbeing assessment, individual and group sessions, referrals to specialized mental health services when needed, design and conduct group sessions on staff support, individual follow up sessions, relevant to wellbeing needs of the teams are completed
  • Awareness among staff members on their own well-being level is raised
  • Awareness among staff members on identifying their needs is raised
  • Awareness among staff members on seeking help is raised
  • Perceived staff wellbeing improved


Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • An advanced university degree from an accredited educational institution in clinical psychology; licensed to practice as counsellor or psychotherapist


Experience & Skills:

  • At least eight years of relevant and clinically supervised work experience providing professional counseling services
  • Experience in working remotely
  • Experience with the working with UN agencies is desirable



  • Fluency in Turkish is mandatory.
  • Working knowledge in Arabic and/or English is advantageous.


Required Competencies

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and 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 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 action and delegated work.
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.



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.

Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighbouring 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 neighbouring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.

Please be advised that this is a local position and as such only applications from candidates with a valid residence / working permit residing in Türkiye will be considered.


How to Apply:

Interested candidates are requested to submit their application including the most recent CV with a cover letter in English with contact details (name, position, phone and e-mail details) of three references by indicating name of the position applied with its VN number and the city applied for in the subject line of the e-mail to or to IOM Birlik Mahallesi Sehit Kurbani Akboga Sok. No:24 06610, Çankaya, Ankara Turkey by the end of 27 March 2023.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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