As an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations, the federally owned Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its development-policy objectives. It provides viable, forward-looking solutions for political, economic, ecological and social development in a globalised world. GIZ promotes complex reforms and change processes. Its corporate objective is to improve people’s living conditions on a sustainable basis. For more information see: www.giz.de
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, project German Information Centre for Migration, Vocational Training and Career (DIMAK) is seeking to fill the position of:
Reintegration and Psychosocial Support
The overall purpose of the post
The German Information Centre for Migration, Vocational Training and Career (DIMAK) operates under the Global Programmes “Programme Migration for Development - PME” and “Programme Migration and Diaspora - PMD”, commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The overarching objective of the project is to strengthen the development-relevant contributions of returnees in their countries of origin and improve the framework conditions for legal migration in selected partner countries.
The overall purpose of the project is to provide tailored advice and information on training and employment options, organizes job and career fairs, information events and application trainings. In addition to advice, interested people are also placed into a range of courses, vocational training measures and are provided psychosocial support services to improve preconditions for their reintegration and access to the labour market.
Main task and responsibilities
The advisor will be responsible for:
- Provision of advisory services to individuals seeking counselling and support, especially to migrants who have returned to the country of origin from Germany
- Provision of referral advice, psycho-social advice, career counselling to returnees after their return to the country of origin and the local population
- The provision of information to the returned migrant on the reintegration assistance process
- The collection of information on the returned migrant to identify potential situations of vulnerability, needs, skills, motivations and opportunities
- The provision of first-line emotional and psychological support to the returned migrant
- Establishment of a comprehensive reintegration plan and catalogue of services for all returned migrants
- Supporting the scouts in Germany and provide country-specific information to migrants intending to return from Germany
- Cooperating with relevant state counterparts and with bilateral projects of GIZ and GIZ country office
- Engage with the returned migrant through reintegration counselling to better understand his/her background, professional qualifications, skills and resources that can facilitate a sustainable reintegration, as well as the obstacles that may, on the contrary, hinder the reintegration process
- Assess needs and resources - Assessing the returned migrant’ specific needs and resources in a holistic manner, by taking into consideration the economic, social and psychosocial dimensions of the reintegration process
- Assess and consider the interaction between the individual psychological level (emotional experience, personal strengths and weaknesses), the professional level (skills, experiences and professional areas to be developed) and the social level (social capital and networks)
- Support the returned migrant in designing a comprehensive and realistic reintegration plan
- Explore options and mobilize resources to implement the plan through referrals or direct assistance (when relevant)
- Follow up - Monitoring and providing follow-up support
- Supporting the advisors in all activities of the project, in everyday occurrences and fulfils tasks that will be delegated by the project management.
Required qualifications, competencies and experience
- Bachelor’s degree in social science and any other related field.
- At least 3 years of professional experience in a comparable position
- Specific experience in counselling and research experience in migration psychosocial services
- Familiarity with relevant project stakeholders is an asset.
Other knowledge, additional competences
- Excellent knowledge of German; working knowledge of English is an added value
- Strong advisory, analytical, networking, interpersonal, communication, and organisational skills
- Experiences in digital community management
- Knowledge of GIZ and BMZ processes, tools and approaches, e.g. regarding commission management, procurement procedures, and current developments are an advantage
- Interest and active engagement in the company’s / country office’s structures beyond the own project (e.g., involvement in sector networks; working groups) is highly appreciated
- Digital literacy, including skilled usage of Microsoft Teams, is a precondition
- Integrity, flexibility and motivation are important traits for this and other positions in this project.
Location: GIZ Office Pristina
Expected start date: August 2021
How to apply?
Interested and, suitably qualified and experienced candidates are invited to submit their electronic application in English, in PDF version, to firstname.lastname@example.org
- CV (Europass template is recommended)
- Letter of motivation
- Diploma(s), references/recommendations
- Subject of the email: Name & Surname – Junior Advisor Reintegration and Psychosocial Support – DIMAK
Applications that do not meet these rules will not be considered!
Deadline for the application: 17 June 2021
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and invited to the next stage of recruitment.
GIZ encourages female candidates, candidates from ethnic communities as well as candidates with disability to apply.