Vacancy at IOM – National Psychiatrist Officer (Health Assessment Programs), Tangerang – VN/ID10/2024/011 REISSUED

Open to Internal and External Candidates

Reference No. : VN/ID10/2024/011 REISSUED
Position Title : National Psychiatrist Officer (Health Assessment Programs)
Duty Station : Tangerang
Organization Unit : Resettlement Health Assessment
Classification : NO-B
Type of Appointment : One-Year Fixed Term Contract
Report to : Senior Migration Health Officer
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 11 April 2024


Established in 1951, IOM is a related organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, IOM works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all.

​Operational in Indonesia for more than 40 years, IOM Indonesia is one of the largest IOM missions in the world working on a wide range of activities in partnership with the Government of Indonesia, civil society, private sector actors, migrants and communities. IOM Indonesia is engaged in several thematic areas, including: Counter-Trafficking Labour Migration/Labour Mobility and Social Inclusion (CT-LM/LMSI), Disasters, Climate and Resilience (DCR), Immigration and Border Governance (IBG), Refugee Care, Migration Health, Migration Governance and Resettlement and Voluntary Returns.

IOM aims to constantly enhance the quality of its resettlement activities as part of the Organization’s principled and people-centred programming and in the interest of assisting the people as best we can to provide safe and dignified resettlement process. The resettlement health assessment unit provides essential support to States in resettling refugees and other humanitarian entrance specifically in health assessment and related assistant. IOM’s pre‑departure health activities as well as health assistance during the travel ensure that refugees’ health needs are addressed prior to departure, that they are fit to travel, and that appropriate arrangements can be made for reception and continuity of care, when needed.

Under the overal supervision of Chief of Mission and direct supervision of Senior Migration Health Officer (SMHO), the incumbent will assist in the implementation of the Migration Health Assessments Programme and other migration health related activities in IOM Indonesia. The incumbent is expected to carry out his/her duties in accordance with medico-legal, moral and ethical standards with due respect for gender and socio-cultural differences and human dignity of the migrants.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities
  1. Oversee the system and referral for mental health assessment for refugees, including review of medical history, psychiatric examination, evaluation of psychiatric supportive tests and review other travel mental health need in accordance with the technical guidelines of the resettlement countries.
  2.  Evaluate cases with mental disorders referred by panel physicians and write a comprehensive report of the history, findings, and conclusions on each evaluated case following the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines regarding classifications on detected cases from the US bound refugee population. If a mental condition is associated with harmful behavior, special attention should be given to the specific conditions stated in the CDC instructions.
  3. Give a clear recommendation on whether the patient is fit to fly, including any special travel requirements including treatment and provide support for pre-embarkation check-ups and Pre-departure Medical Screening (PDMS), and act as a medical escort when necessary;
  4. Assist SMHO to develop a strategy to address the mental health needs of the migrant population either in the Health Assessment Program or other projects.
  5. Ensure proper identification of refugees and migrants during the psychiatric assessment and record all relevant health information in standard forms including UNHCR’s MAF/PAF (Medical Assessment Form/Protection Analytical Framework); ensuring completeness and accuracy of the recorded information.
  6. Identify initial psychiatric screening tool for migration health physician/ nurse in Health Assessment Program and other Project; develop other specific tools, including, but not limited to, PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder), ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder), ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), psychiatric alertness parameter on emergency or urgent intervention in psychiatric service, suicide incidence preventive tool and others.
  7. Provide training to program staff on delivery of psychiatric services to ensure achieving the objectives of mental health services. Assist MHPSS (Mental Health Psychosocial Support) in developing and conducting MHPSS workshops, trainings and educational programs for Program staff as well for key stakeholders and partners providing services for migrant population.
  8. Streamline flow of psychiatric outpatient and in-patient case in health facility and provide psychiatric treatment and follow-up when it is necessary.
  9. Organize systematic collection, processing and analyses of migration psychiatric health data and surveys; ensure data quality; provide periodic to SMHO.
  10. Maintain confidentiality and security of migration psychiatric health data in accordance with the IOM Data Protection Principles
  11. Perform other duties may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience


  • University degree in Psychiatric Medicine from an accredited academic institution with at least four years of professional experience.
  • Valid license to practice as psychiatrist (registration certificate) in Indonesia is mandatory.


  • Working experience in the domain of psychiatric medicine, four years of which is continuous mental clinical experience;
  • Knowledge in assisting emergency psychiatric activities in an international organization, UN agency or hospital;
  • Experience in liaising with authorities as well as national or international institutions.


  • Excellent Communication Skill,
  • Able to manage uncertainty,
  • Sound problem solving,
  • Able to cope with difficult emotion


IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.

For this position, fluency in English and Bahasa Indonesia is required (oral and written)


The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:

Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:

  • 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 2

  • 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.


Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

  • Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the Organization’s vision. Assists others to realize and develop their leadership and professional potential.
  • Empowering others: Creates an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
  • Building Trust: Promotes shared values and creates an atmosphere of trust and honesty.
  • Strategic thinking and vision: Works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.
  • Humility: Leads with humility and shows openness to acknowledging own shortcomings.



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, verification of Education certificate and security clearances. IOM applies local United Nations Salary Scale.


How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications in ENGLISH, with:

  1. Cover letter, clearly specify suitability and availability date, followed by your updated curriculum vitae / resume.
  2. Complete Candidate Profile in Oracle including three referees (preferably former direct supervisors).

Please submit your application through this link. The deadline for applications is 11 April 2024. The previous applicant no need to reapply. Candidates applying for this vacancy are required to declare whether they have relatives already working for IOM.

Only applicant who meets the above qualification will be considered



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