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Programme Assistant (MHPSS)

  • Contractor
  • Egypt
  • TBD USD / Year
  • International Organization for Migration profile

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.

International Organization for Migration

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

1. Provide technical support in facilitating the timely and effective execution of of MHPSS project activities and operational plans, including mental health awareness campaigns, workshops, and trainings.

2. Provide adequate MHPSS services for identified migrants, through screening, direct assistance, and activities for stress management, individual counselling, family mediation, other group interventions and arts-therapeutic approaches.

3. Support the development of trainings on Psychological First Aid (PFA), basic psychosocial support and psychosocial activities for IOM staff dealing with beneficiaries, interpreters, healthcare workers, community leaders and/or focal points to identify, assess, and assist vulnerable migrants.

4. Assist to identify MHPSS needs of designated groups and communities and suggest activities in accordance with their needs.

5. Ensure that the confidentiality of beneficiaries’ data and project information is highly maintained

6. Provide analytical reports on the support offered to identified persons in need of MHPSS and all activities implemented.

7. Perform MHPSS assessment sessions before referral to psychiatrist.

8. Perform any other related duties as required.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology clinical psychology, Social Work, or a related field from an accredited academic institution with three years of relevant professional experience; or,
  • Secondary School education with five years of relevant professional experience
  • Post-graduate studies in Psychology, Sociology and/or Psychosocial Support in emergency settings is an advantage.


  • Experience in communicating and working with a wide range of people including people of culturally diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience in working with migrants, refugees, internally displaced persons, victims of trafficking and other vulnerable groups; and,
  • Prior work experience with international humanitarian organizations, non-government or government institutions/organization in a multi-cultural setting is an advantage


  • Knowledge of the broad range of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS)
  • Knowledge of mental health care and psychosocial support provider.


  • Fluency in English and Arabic is required (Oral and written).
  • Working knowledge of French is desirable.

Required Competencies:

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 wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintain 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: produce and deliver 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 of 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.

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.


Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.


Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this special vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

This is a national position and as such only Egyptian citizens and legal residents with authorization to work in Egypt at the time of the application will be considered.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa, and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.

How to apply

How to apply:

Interested candidates are expected to submit their full application before January 23rd, 2024 mid-night Cairo time through the following links.

Internal Candidates: View the internal job posting

External Candidates: View the external job posting

Note: Late submissions will not be considered.

In addition, please note that only the applications which would have been duly done, and which would have been submitted and received through IOM website within the announced time frame would be valid and considered for the announced vacancy.

Kindly note that for efficiency reasons, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Posting period:

From 09.01.2024 to 23.01.2024

Deadline: 23-Jan-24

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