Education Counsellor (Ref: CON#TR/2021/42)

IOM Şanlıurfa
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Vacancy Notice Number:

CON#TR/2021/42

Position Title:

Education Counsellor – re-advertised

Classification:

Consultancy Contract – 3 months

Duty Station:

Sanliurfa- Turkey

Deadline of Applications:

12 March 2021

Number of People to be hired

1

 

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.

 
 

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.

 

 

 

 

 

General Functions:

 

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Sub-Office in Şanlıurfa and direct supervision of the National Project Officer (Protection and Education) in Gaziantep, the incumbent will be responsible in providing education counselling services on the abovementioned project. In addition, the incumbent will be responsible in the project coordination of the Şanlıurfa Metropolitan Municipality Migrant Information and Coordination Center in close cooperation with IOM Turkey programme teams.

 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  1. Meet migrants and refugees at the Municipal Migrant Center (“Center”) to provide necessary updated information and referral services to ease their access to education services,
  2. Identify migrants and refugees having problems to do with access to education and take steps to provide them with necessary education support in coordination with relevant education institutions and organizations under the supervision of the program team.
  3. Ensure proper case management on education in coordination with the Center’s counselling units such as social services, health etc. Ensure proper referrals to IOM programs and units such as shelter, protection, education, emergency case management, and outreach. Use the documents and templates such as interagency referral forms, official letters and requests for the referrals.
  4. Contribute to the organization of awareness sessions for education such as back to school campaigns, scholarships, registration procedures, higher education access etc. and ensure that all activities run smoothly,
  5. Contribute to the preparation of visibility materials and disseminate the informative materials,
  6. Collect requests of migrants and refugees in accessing education and conduct focus group discussions while planning future activities in coordination with Center staff.
  7. Report weekly, monthly, periodic achievements, progress, challenges, actions taken, lesson learned in realization of activities and duties.
  8. Follow up the activities with IOM support units such as logistic, PI, MEAL, QC etc.
  9. Provide necessary statistics,information, feedback, documentation regarding the requests, development of IOM internal procedures and in center work flow. Provide accurate and consistent inputs for the center related requests.
  10. Perform other duties as may be assigned.

 

Required Qualifications and Experience:

 

Education:

 

  • University degree in Education, Social Science or a related field from an accredited academic institution, with two years of relevant professional experience; or
  • Completed High school degree from an accredited academic institution, with four years of relevant professional experience.

 

Experience:

 

  • Proven experience in providing support and services for migrants and refugees;
  • Proven experience in promoting social cohesion;
  • Experience in relevant field and in working with vulnerable groups
  • Good communicational, analytical, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Good level of computer literacy
  • Residing or willing to reside in Şanlıurfa.

 

Languages:

 

  • Fluency in English and Turkish is required.
  • Knowledge of Arabic is advantageous.

 

Required Competencies

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:

Values

  • 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.

 

Other:

 

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 Turkey 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 in the subject line of e-mail or to IOM Birlik Mahallesi Sehit Kurbani Akboga Sokak No:24 Cankaya, Ankara by the end of 12 March 2021.

 

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

IOM

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.
With 165 member states, a further 8 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, 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.
IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.
The IOM Constitution recognizes the link between migration and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to the right of freedom of movement.
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