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Closing: Jul 8, 2022

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Published: Jul 1, 2022 (6 days ago)

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Requirements
Required experience

3 years of experience in providing online psychosocial support, in-person or virtually in a challenging multicultural environment is required

• Proven experience in trauma counseling and crisis intervention is required

• Proven experience of working in an international setting is required

• Previous experience of working in an Occupational health setting and networking with Administrative/Human Resource professionals is desirable

• Working knowledge of other UN official language is an asset


Required education level

Master degree or equivalent in Counselling or Clinical psychology

Training in trauma counselling required


Responsibilities
Requirements
Required experience

3 years of experience in providing online psychosocial support, in-person or virtually in a challenging multicultural environment is required

• Proven experience in trauma counseling and crisis intervention is required

• Proven experience of working in an international setting is required

• Previous experience of working in an Occupational health setting and networking with Administrative/Human Resource professionals is desirable

• Working knowledge of other UN official language is an asset


Required education level

Master degree or equivalent in Counselling or Clinical psychology

Training in trauma counselling required



Under the direct supervision of Associate Staff Counsellor, UNON JMS, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:
• Provide virtual or in-person psychological counseling support to staff members and dependents on appointment or on a walk-in basis. Offer psychosocial support to hospitalized staff members or their dependents including making hospital visits where this I deemed necessary. Provide mental health counseling and support including making relevant referrals for external expertise intervention when necessary;

• Provide multicultural counseling and including but not limited to, adaptation and adjustment processes. Conduct virtual or in-person psychosocial needs assessments of psychologically affected staff members in various offices on site or outposted and report on the same, and provide psychoeducation to staff members in virtual or in-person group sessions;

• Provide Psychological First Aid (PFA) to clients faces with acute psychological incidents and provide bereavement and grief supportive counseling when required;

• Provide support and leadership in employee assistance programs where indicated in conjunction with respective supervisors and HR focal points where performance issues are observed and reported including where issues of alcohol and substance use/misuse interventions are needed;

• Provide Mission preparedness and post-missions psychosocial debrief and counseling support. Offer pre-retirement preparedness support and counseling to staff members. Prepare Psychosocial information and training materials as guided by UN staff counselor, and provide awareness training on emerging mental health issues of both national and international concern to United Nations Organization;

• Support the JMS team of doctors and nurses in managing workplace crises, and other medical consultations as deemed necessary. Support the UN Plus Coordinator in providing HIV /AIDS counseling and other supportive services. Participate in JMS in-house training and offer technical contributions on mental health related discussion;

• Prepare materials to respond to post-Pandemic recovery processes and provide psychosocial risk mitigation.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:

• Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);

• Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;

• Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;

• Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;

• Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;

• Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.


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