Activities / Key Results Expected
As part of the support provided in Rehabilitation Centres across two districts in Somalia, beneficiaries receive regular counselling, vocational skills-building, and support with reaching out and reconciling with family and community members. IOM and the Defector Rehabilitation Programme (DRP) under the Ministry of Internal Security are recruiting a Consultant to assess the current gaps in programming and staff capacity at the centres, and support the development of a comprehensive care management programme in two Rehabilitation Centres in Somalia. The Consultant will further develop the capacity of psychosocial counsellors, social workers, other staff at the centres and Government counterparts to implement the programme, and report on progress.
Under the overall guidance of IOM Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) Manager and Ministry of Internal Security Defector Rehabilitation Programme (DRP) counterparts, the Care Management Programme Consultant will assess the current needs and capacity gaps in care management at the Rehabilitation Centres. The Consultant will design a comprehensive care management programme, and build capacity towards the successful implementation thereof. The programme will incorporate the provision of regular psychosocial counselling to beneficiaries in groups, and one-on-one based on need.
Description of the assignment:
The IOM Disarmament Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) Programme Manager will be technically supporting this assignment from Mogadishu through interaction with the Somali diaspora Participant (Consultant) and beneficiary institution.
The Consultant will develop a care management programme based on his/her assessment and continuous discussions with beneficiaries, centre staff, Government counterparts and other stakeholders. The programme will incorporate the various services currently offered at the centres, and include a framework for assessing beneficiary needs, developing individualized care plans, and monitoring beneficiary progress and changing needs on a regular basis.
i.Assessment of needs and capacity gaps:
The consultant will assess the needs and capacity gaps in the current care management system for beneficiaries at the Rehabilitation Centres. This will include assessing the current provision of psychosocial support, counselling, livelihoods skills building, recreational activities, and support in reconciling with family and community members.
ii.Care Management programme design:
The Consultant will develop a care management programme based on his/her assessment and continuous discussions with beneficiaries, centre staff, Government counterparts and other stakeholders. The programme will incorporate the various services currently offered at the centres, and include a framework for assessing beneficiary needs, developing individualized care plans, and monitoring beneficiary progress. The care management system will include regular follow-up with beneficiaries to assess their needs and progress while in the centre, and during their six month reintegration period.
iii.Development of care management tools:
The Consultant will develop guidelines and tools, to be used by psychosocial counsellors and social workers at the centre. This will include, but not be limited to:
-Psychosocial assessment forms in English and Somali to be used during the beneficiaries entry into the programme, and during regular intervals in the course of their rehabilitation and reintegration;
-Psychosocial monitoring forms to be used by psychosocial counsellors at the centres on a regular basis, to assess the mental wellbeing of beneficiaries and their individual needs;
-Assessment forms and monitoring tools to be used by social workers at the centres upon beneficiaries entry into programme, and regularly during their rehabilitation and reintegration, to assess their condition and needs at the start of the programme, uptake of various services, and develop individualized care plans as needed.
The Consultant will also provide recommendations, and tools where necessary, on incorporating the care management system in the current monitoring and evaluation system implemented at the centres.
iv.Capacity building towards programme implementation:
The Consultant will implement a series of trainings and capacity building activities with staff at the centres. This will include, but not be limited to:
-Training centre staff, including Psychosocial Counsellors and Social Workers, on the principles and implementation of psychosocial counselling and social work. This should be a two-week training at the start of the Consultancy, to build staff capacity and familiarize with the various components of care management;
-Provide technical training and on-the-job capacity building to staff; this should be done through observation of staff performance, as well as weekly review of successes and challenges encountered;
-Provide training on the new care management programme, and associated tools, to ensure successful implementation;
-Hold a session at the end of the Consultancy to assess the utilization of the care management tools, provide feedback and recommendations to staff, and amend tools where necessary.