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Launched in December 2016 with funding from the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF), the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration is the first comprehensive programme to save lives, protect and assist migrants along key migration routes in Africa.

Within the EU-IOM Joint Initiative returning migrants are reintegrated in their counties of origin in line with IOM’s Integrated Approach to Reintegration. The reintegration support aims to address returnees’ economic, social and psychosocial needs and to foster inclusion of communities of return in reintegration planning and support whenever possible. A key element of this integrated approach is the provision of psychosocial assistance in support of reintegration, mainly provided through counselling interventions, administered by IOM staff or by external implementing partners. Psychosocial support can also include individual coaching, focus groups or activities related to psychosocial well-being, including at community level through dialogue or other activities promoting social cohesion.

Considering the psychosocial dimension throughout the entire return and reintegration experience it is important to integrate the psychosocial dimension throughout all phases of the return and reintegration process – from the first contact before travelling, at the port/airport upon arrival, up to the follow-up meetings during the counselling, this can strengthen the returnees’ ability in designing and implementing reintegration plans, as well as the ability of families and communities to contribute to this success.

To further improve the provision of MHPSS services to returning migrants and inform the MHPSS component of future reintegration programming in the region, the IOM Regional Office intends to deepen its understanding of MHPSS needs of returning migrants and how to best meet them, either directly or by empowering/strengthening existing reintegration stakeholders.

Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Regional Programme Coordinator, in coordination with the M&E Officer, the Regional Information Management Officer, the Senior Regional Migrant Protection and Assistance Specialist and/or the Head of Mental Health, Psychosocial Response and Intercultural Com, and in close collaboration with the JI Programme Managers in the relevant country offices, the incumbent will assist the Regional Office in:

  • Producing a mixed-methods analysis of the psychological and social consequences of the migration, return and reintegration processes, which may entail highly stressful or traumatic experiences. The analysis will be based on existing quantitative data collected during the course of the programme and on additional qualitative and quantitative data gathered for this purpose (with the consultant focusing on qualitative data collection and analysis).
  • Making a review of the MHPSS component of the EU-IOM Joint Initiative programme to identify gaps and emerging good practice
  • Updating the mapping of MHPSS services available to returning migrants in the target countries and identify gaps.
  • Formulating practical and actionable recommendations on how to strengthen direct provision of MHPSS services by IOM and on how to strengthen MHPSS stakeholders in target countries.


The key tasks the consultant will undertake:

  • Desk review focusing on the MHPSS-migration nexus;
  • Lead on the design of processes and contribute to the definition of methodologies to produce the analytical outputs required with the highest level of robustness achievable;
  • Contribute to the definition of qualitative and quantitative data collection tools;
  • Direct conduction and/or coordination of qualitative data collection rounds in coordination with programme teams in the target countries;
  • Lead on the analysis of qualitative data and support to the analysis of quantitative data;
  • Facilitate workshops or other forms of participatory events with MHPSS stakeholders; and
  • Lead in the production of analytical outputs such as reports, briefing papers, and factsheets, etc.


  • Master’s degree in Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, Social Services Studies or a related field from an accredited academic institution with seven years of relevant professional experience.
  • Proven track-record in the conduction of mixed-methods research.
  • Expertise and experience in qualitative data collection with vulnerable populations.
  • Excellent report writing skills with proven track-record of producing reports or academic publications linked to the subject area of the project.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills and ability to maintain effective working relationships with government authorities, national and international organizations, and other project partners.


Required: Fluency in both written and spoken English is required

Advantageous: Fluency in Amharic, Arabic, French or Somali an advantage.

How to Apply

Mode of Application:

Interested candidates should submit CV and a cover letter indicating the Position Title and Vacancy Number with three professional referees, and their contacts (both email and telephone) to International Organization for Migration (IOM), RO Human Resources Department, via e-mail: [email protected]

Please click on the below link for more details:-

CLOSING DATE: 27thJanuary 2021

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


NO FEE: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, process or training). IOM does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank details.

Posting period:

From: 14.01.2021 to 27.01.2021

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