International Organization for Migration (IOM)

MHPSS Child Psychologist



Call for Applications
CFA 21/XK19111

Open to Internal and External Candidates 

Position Title : MHPSS Child Psychologist
Duty Station : Ferizaj. Kosovo
Classification : General Service Staff
Type of Appointment : Special Short Term Ungraded, 6 months with possibility  of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : November 30, 2021


The International Organization for Migration, the UN Migration Agency, 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 and 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.  

As part of its activities in Kosovo, IOM assists in providing humanitarian assistance and  protection-sensitive responses to migrants. Under the overall supervision of the Chief of  Mission, and the direct supervision of the Protection Officer, the successful candidate will be  assigned the following: 

Core Functions / Responsibilities: 

  • Support the case plan of minors or parents/caregivers of concern. 
  • provide individual and/or group counselling and empowerment.  
  • Provide family sessions targeted to the well-being of the children and the improvement  of the family relationships and roles.  
  • Provide individual and group sessions to adolescents.  
  • Conduct Best Interest Assessment (BIA) intakes when necessary. 
  • Implement a variety of MHPSS activities (e.g. sessions on internet addiction, play  therapy, talking about emotions, prevention of drug abuse) aiming to promote  psychosocial wellbeing of the general population of minors, adolescents and  parents/caregivers. 
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned. 

Required Qualifications and Experience 


  • University degree Psychology with minimum three years of work experience working  with children. 
  • Master’s degree is an advantage.  


Fluency in English and local language/s (oral and written). Dari or Pasto will be an asset.

Required 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  and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where  applicable. 

This post is subject to local recruitment. Only persons holding a valid residence and work  permit for Kosovo will be eligible for consideration. 

How to apply: 

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications – Personal History Form (klick  here to download) and Cover Letter to by November 30, 2021 midnight at the latest, referring to CFA 21/XK19111 in the subject line. 

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts applications duly  completed. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Posting period: 

From 19.11.2021 – 30.11.2021

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