Care Management Programme Consultant

Beneficiary Institution
Ministry of Internal Security,Defector Rehabilitation Programme
Duty Stations
Mogadishu, Somalia
Stream
Stream A, Band 3
Duration
3 months
Post Date
26 Jun 2018
Deadline Date
03 Jul 2018

Summary

About the Defector Rehabilitation Programme

IOM supports the Federal Government of Somalia in its efforts to assist with the rehabilitation and reintegration of vulnerable youth under the National Programme on the Treatment and Handling of Disengaged Combatants (National Programme). The Programme falls within the mandate of the Defector Rehabilitation Programme (DRP), which oversees the implementation of projects under the National Programme, and coordinates with multiple stakeholders, including other Federal and State Government agencies, UN partners and NGOs/CSOs.

The DRP National Programme is predominantly security focused; as such, it is led by the Federal Ministry of Internal Security (MoIS) and implemented in cooperation with Federal Member States (FMS). Currently, the DRP National Programme maintains three Rehabilitation Centers for adult male low-risk defectors. The type of activities offered in the Rehabilitation Centers are life skills, civic education, psychosocial support, religious counselling, literacy and numeracy, and a range of vocational training opportunities.

Background

Background Information

About Migration for Development in Africa (MIDA)

The main objective of IOM MIDA Somalia program is to mobilize human and financial resources, in order to contribute to the stabilization and development of Somalia through local and diaspora expertise. MIDA provides the necessary mechanisms to improve institutional performance and their capacity to respond to the needs of the Somali people while at the same time maintaining that the knowledge is left behind once the diaspora experts complete their assignment. The beneficiary institution will host the qualified Somali diaspora expert, and will be responsible to provide a safe and secure work environment. MIDA will monitor the expert while in assignment.

About [Somalia: Mogadishu]

Over the last 20 years, Somalia has suffered intense armed conflict. The causes of the conflict are manifold, including conflicting claims to resources including land distrust of the state, clan rivalry, and radical ideologies - amplified by weapons proliferation, regional insecurity and rivalries, and external financing. Today, there is a functioning Federal Government, with the capital city based in Mogadishu. For the Federal Government of Somalia to fulfil its mandate and meet the expectations of the Somali people, the government must strengthen its institutional capacities at all levels.

About the Defector Rehabilitation Programme

IOM supports the Federal Government of Somalia in its efforts to assist with the rehabilitation and reintegration of vulnerable youth under the National Programme on the Treatment and Handling of Disengaged Combatants (National Programme). The Programme falls within the mandate of the Defector Rehabilitation Programme (DRP), which oversees the implementation of projects under the National Programme, and coordinates with multiple stakeholders, including other Federal and State Government agencies, UN partners and NGOs/CSOs.

The DRP National Programme is predominantly security focused; as such, it is led by the Federal Ministry of Internal Security (MoIS) and implemented in cooperation with Federal Member States (FMS). Currently, the DRP National Programme maintains three Rehabilitation Centers for adult male low-risk defectors. The type of activities offered in the Rehabilitation Centers are life skills, civic education, psychosocial support, religious counselling, literacy and numeracy, and a range of vocational training opportunities.

Expected Result

Activities / Key Results Expected

Contextual information:

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.

Targets

Target Outputs (Measurable Results)

1.Tangible and measurable output of the work assignment:

a)Assessment of capacity gaps and needs in the current care management and beneficiary support systems at the Rehabilitation Centres;
b)Care management programme design in accordance with the assessment of gaps and needs;
c)Development of guidelines and tools to be used by psychosocial counsellors and social workers at the centres;
d)Implementation of trainings and technical staff capacity building at the Rehabilitation Centres.

Deliverable

Delivery Date Associated Payment

-Two-week training on the principles and implementation of psychosocial counselling and social work.

- Assessment of capacity gaps and needs in the current care management and beneficiary support systems at the Rehabilitation Centres (reviewed and approved by IOM and DRP)
Delivery date :20 July, 2018 ,Month one

- Ongoing on the job, hands on training of centre staff

- Care management programme design in accordance with the assessment of gaps and needs (reviewed and approved by IOM and DRP)
Delivery date 31 August, 2018 ,Month two

- Development of guidelines and tools to be used by psychosocial counsellors and social workers at the centres (reviewed and approved by IOM and DRP)

- Training on the new care management programme, and associated tools

- Facilitation of a session to assess the utilization of the developed tools, and amendment of tools where necessary.
Delivery date: September 31, 2018 ,Month three.


Requirements

MIDA requirements
Besides the specific outputs mentioned in section IV, MIDA is requiring the following steps/actions to be undertaken throughout the assignment. These are standard requirements for all assignments undertaken through this project:

1.Transfer of skills: One of the main responsibilities of the Somali diaspora participant, and one which he/she will be measured against, will be to ensure continuous and systematic transfer of knowledge and skills as related to the assignment. It will have to be agreed with the beneficiary institution which civil servants will have to benefit from this knowledge.
2.Work plan: A work plan will have to be developed with the Supervisor during the first week of assignment which will provide clear and time bound activities to successfully implement the outputs of the assignment. This work plan will be shared with the MIDA Project Assistant. This work plan can be revised during the mid-term review to reflect new developments or changes in strategy.
3.Mid Term Review: there will be a mid-term review of the assignment between the incumbent and the beneficiary institution to discuss progress of the assignment and feedback on performance.
4.Interim and Final Reports: A progress report will be submitted by the incumbent to the Supervisor and to the MIDA Project Assistant. Thereafter a final report will be provided at the end of assignment.

Qualifications

Qualifications

Level of Education:Masters Degree
Area of Study:Clinical Social Work
Years of work experience in what area(s):-Demonstrable experience in clinical social work for a minimum of five years; relevant work experience in Somalia is a strong asset.

-Demonstrable experience in developing and implementing care management programmes.

-Experience working with youth and vulnerable groups is a strong asset.
Languages needed:Somali and English (the ability to speak Mai dialect is a strong asset)

Salary

Subsistence Allowance

Under the direction of IOM MIDA and in consultation with the beneficiary institution, it has been determined that the salary level for this position be the following:

(This will be determined by MIDA based on qualifications (VI) and level of the assignment (X).


IOM will liaise with the participant, the donor and IOMs partners to determine an allowance necessary for the participant to be successful in his or her assignment.

Security

Security and insurance modalities

Health insurance, including evacuation due to medical emergency, will be provided by the project. However, experts will be requested to provide a recent medical certificate stating that they are physically well and apt to work in a hardship area in Africa.
Please note that IOM, according to the contract, will not be responsible for the security of the qualified Somali expatriates. The host beneficiary institution will be responsible for the security of the individual.
Before leaving the country of residence and upon arrival in Nairobi or in Somalia, the qualified Somali expatriate will receive a pre-departure briefing including security advice and cultural background.

How to apply

How to apply

All applications must apply online through the MIDA website.

To start the application process the applications are required to register on account with the QUESTS-MIDA website. Go to www.quests-mida.org login and register as a user, then fill the form and create a password to inter in the application section.

Short listed candidates will be informed of the status of their application. If you encounter any problems when applying visit the FAQs section on the website for more information.

All applicants must apply to quests-mida@iom.int
Candidates are asked to submit:
i.CV and cover letter;
ii.Copies of relevant degrees and diplomas;
iii.At least two professional references;
iv.Technical proposal detailing the methodology and tentative work plan for this assignment.