Job Opening

Posting Title: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Specialist Consultant - Iraq
Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station: VIENNA
Posting Period: 15 July 2022 - 06 August 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime-186427-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

The Consultant will be responsible for carrying out the following activities:

• Elaboration of a workplan.
• Compile a list of key stakeholders involved in child assessment processes in Iraq (including MPHSS facilities and organizations).
• Elaboration of questionnaires for key stakeholders to understand the circumstances, challenges and conditions in which child assessment processes take place.
• Dissemination and administration of the questionnaires in Iraq in person during the mission, and remotely.
• Elaboration of a short report (15 pages) mapping child assessment process and stakeholders (including MPHSS facilities and organizations).
• Provision of inputs on the guidance note on psychosocial assessment of children associated with terrorist groups.

Work Location

Home-based with travel to Iraq, tentative dates: 16-20 October 2022.

Expected duration

Proposed period: 5 September – 31 December 2022
Actual work time: 60 working days within the period

Duties and Responsibilities

The Consultant will provide his/her knowledge and expertise to support the ongoing activities implemented within the framework of the UNODC Global Programme to End Violence against Children and its STRIVE Juvenile Project.
The Consultant will perform the assigned functions under the overall guidance of the Psychosocial Support Specialist within the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Section and the direct supervision of both the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer who acts as the Coordinator of the UNODC Global Programme to End Violence against Children and the Manager of the EU-funded project, STRIVE Juvenile.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in social work, psychology, or related social or mental health field is required. A first level university degree in similar fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Experience: • At least 2 years of MHPSS-related work experience with children associated with organized criminal and armed groups, including terrorist groups is required;
• Knowledge on the situation of Iraq related to child association with organized criminal and armed groups, including terrorist groups is required;
• Work experience in Iraq is required;
• Experience in developing reports and materials regarding MHPSS is required;
• Experience in psychosocial assessment of children in conflict affected areas is desirable;
• Experience with 4Ws mapping in conflict affected areas is desirable;
• Experience with MHPSS in Juvenile Justice including in juvenile facilities is desirable;
• Knowledge of legal and judicial aspects relating to violence against children and justice for children is desirable.
Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge in Arabic is required.

No Fee

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