Under the general supervision of the Head of Office (HoO) and the Head of Integration Unit the successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation of activities implemented in the framework of Resettlement Program in Bratislava . The main objective of the Program is to enable effective social and economic integration through the provision of comprehensive assistance and services to migrants in accordance with relevant international instruments.
About the position:
|Position Title:||Case Worker – Integration Assistant|
|Duty Station:||Grösslingová 35, 811 09 Bratislava, Slovak Republic|
|Classification:||General Staff G III – G IV, UN Salary Scale 1008 – 1226 EUR/brutto per month|
|Start Date:||December 2017 (start date subject to funding)|
|Duration of the position:||9 months with possibility of extension|
Under the overall guidance of the Head of Office (HoO), the successful candidate will be responsible for assistance in the implementation of all project/s activities.
Specifically, s/he will:
- Provide comprehensive integration services to persons resettled to Slovakia including daily assistance, development of individual reintegration plans, provision of cultural orientation training, arrangement of language and vocational training for resettled persons, arrangement of social and health services.
- Provide case management and advise on further integration activites related to job development and job coaching.
- Monitor and evaluate individual reintegration plans on weekly basis.
- Prepare records on individual cases and maintain client’s folders.
- Assist in establishing and maintaining program-related contacts/liaison with relevant stakeholders (e.g. Embassies, government and public offices, NGOs, suppliers of services, partner organisations, etc.) in the Slovak republic and abroad.
- Assist in evaluation and reviewing of the program progress, including financial monitoring of the relevant budget expenditures in order to ensure effective planning of activities.
- Assist in the preparation of periodic and final reports to the donor, including filing and preparation of supporting documentation.
- Actively participate in the meetings of the project team, as well as attend official meetings and appointments if needed.
- Act as interpreter/translator (Slovak-English, English-Slovak).
- Perform general office maintenance tasks including correspondence, market surveys, logistics.
- Develop information materials and other supporting documents for target groups.
- Perform other duties as may be assigned by the HoO.
- 6 weeks of paid annual leave per year
- 24 days of paid sick leave per year
- Medical service plan
- UNJSPF pension scheme after one year
Required qualifications, experience and skills:
- Master’s degree in Social Work / Psychology or similar;
- Minimum two years of experience of social work or relevant social field work or counselling – an advantage;
- Good orientation in social, labour and migration law of the Slovak Republic;
- Experience with providing direct asissistance, case management, support and intervention, there will be a strong focus on promoting mental / physical health and wellbeing to this service user group, and a definite focus on social inclusion;
- Experience working with migrants, culturaly diverse environment – an advantage;
- Very good communication, negotiation, analytical and organisation skills;
- Flexible, reliable team player with proven networking, negotiation, and partnership building skills;
- Ability to function effectively and harmoniously in a fast-paced, cross-cultural work environment;
- Demonstrated gender awareness and gender sensitivity;
- Personal commitment, efficiency and drive for results;
- Experience in developing and implementing activities related to integration issues- an advantage;
- Experience in working with governments, civil society and the private sector;
- Knowledge of migration and integration issues;
- Language skills: Excellent command of spoken and written English and Slovak languages, basic Spanish language knowleadge required (A2-B1 level);
- Computer skills – user:
- Microsoft Excel – advanced ;
- Microsoft Word – advanced;
- Microsoft PowerPoint – advanced;
- Driving licence and driving experience;
- Good communication skills, proven drafting and editing skills;
- Good analytical and organizational skills;
- Strong planning skills and strong in keeping deadlines;
- Ability to work independently and also in a team;
- Comfortable operating at different levels;
- Ability to take initiative and act with autonomy; personal commitment, creative thinking and drive for results;
The candidate is expected to demonstrate the following technical and behavioural competencies:
- Accepts and gives constructive criticism;
- Follows all relevant procedures, processes, and policies;
- Meets deadline, cost, and quality requirements for outputs;
- Monitors own work to correct errors;
- Takes responsibility for meeting commitments and for any shortcomings.
- Identifies the immediate and peripheral clients of own work;
- Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with clients;
- Identifies and monitors changes in the needs of clients, including donors, governments, and project beneficiaries;
- Keeps clients informed of developments and setbacks.
- Contributes to colleagues’ learning;
- Demonstrates interest in improving relevant skills;
- Demonstrates interest in acquiring skills relevant to other functional areas;
- Keeps abreast of developments in own professional area.
- Actively shares relevant information;
- Clearly communicates, and listens to feedback on, changing priorities and procedures;
- Writes clearly and effectively, adapting wording and style to the intended audience;
- Listens effectively and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience.
Creativity and Initiative
- Actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services;
- Proactively develops new ways to resolve problems.
Leadership and Negotiation
- Convinces others to share resources;
- Actively identifies opportunities for and promotes organizational change.
- Provides constructive feedback to colleagues.
Planning and Organizing
- Sets clear and achievable goals consistent with agreed priorities for self and others;
- Identifies priority activities and assignments for self and others;
- Organizes and documents work to allow for planned and unplanned handovers;
- Identifies risks and makes contingency plans;
- Adjusts priorities and plans to achieve goals;
- Allocates appropriate times and resources for own work and that of team members.
- Masters subject matter related to responsibilities;
- Identifies issues, opportunities, and risks central to responsibilities;
- Incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal gender participation;
- Persistent, calm, and polite in the face of challenges and stress;
- Treats all colleagues with respect and dignity;
- Works effectively with people from different cultures by adapting to relevant cultural contexts;
- Knowledgeable about and promotes IOM core mandate and migration solutions.
- Actively contributes to an effective, collegial, and agreeable team environment;
- Contributes to, and follows team objectives;
- Creates a respectful office environment free of harassment and retaliation, and promotes the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse;
- Gives credit where credit is due;
- Seeks input and feedback from others;
- Delegates tasks and responsibilities as appropriate;
- Actively supports and implements final group decisions;
- Takes joint responsibility for team’s work.
- Learns about developments in available technology;
- Proactively identifies and advocates for cost-efficient technology solutions;
- Understands applicability and limitation of technology and seeks to apply it to appropriate work.
- Effectively applies knowledge of relevant Human Resources theories and practices, and recognizes their application within existing IOM processes;
- Delivers Human Resources solutions customized to the needs of IOM;
- Effectively applies knowledge of relevant financial discipline;
- Develops / follows internal control procedures to prevent fraud and mismanagement;
- Ensures application of institutional financial policies and guidelines.
How to apply:
Interested applicants are invited to send their curriculum vitae and a motivation letter in English by e-mail to Mr. Martin Mikolas, email@example.com, by 30th November 2017, 17.00 the latest. Subject of the email must be: Case Worker – Integration Assistant.
Only those under serious consideration will be contacted.
Candidates shall prepare for an interview in Bratislava between 1st and 8th December 2017.In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts profiles duly filled in and submitted with a motivation letter not more than one page specifying the motivation for applications.
For further information, please refer to: www.iom.sk.