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Staff Counsellor

Sudan, South

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Sudan, South

Staff Counsellor

  • Country: South Sudan
  • Organization: UNV
  • Deadline: 2023-11-21
  • No of Vacancies: N/A

Task description
Under the supervision of the Chief, Staff Counselling Unit or Designated Officer, the UN Volunteer
will be responsible for:
• Acting as a clinical counselling resource to personnel requiring psychological assistance via self, supervisor, or medical referral and performing clinical follow-up.
• Providing critical stress management services following critical incidents or other traumatic events as well as for secondary trauma.
• Conducting psychosocial assessments making recommendations to the Chief, Counselling Unit or Designated Officer.
• Ensuring all personnel have access to counselling services, including travel to Field Offices/Team Sites in South Sudan where UNMISS personnel are deployed.
• Collaborating with the Medical, Conduct & Discipline, Gender, Security, HIV/AIDS, Human Resources, UNV programme or other Sections by providing supportive interventions on individual cases upon request, and developing strategic relationships with Senior Management.
• Coordinating clinical activities with Civilian and Military Staff Counsellors, Contingent and Field Office Civilian/Military/Police/Staff Clinical focal points.
• Providing conflict resolution sessions upon request.
• Facilitating greater use of peer support within the organization through the establishment, training, and empowerment of peer support groups, such as Peer Helpers.
• Compiling and/or developing information resources that can be made available to personnel including on-line and power point training material, self-help material, and information on other local services available.
• Providing stress management induction/briefing to new staff in Field Offices and Team Sites.
• Liaising with other UN agencies and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) under the Department of Safety and Security (DSS) umbrella in the State regarding clinical and training activities.
• Monitoring stress management programmes implementation via data collection including compiling daily clinical statistics, analysis, and documentation.
• Reporting to the Chief Counselling Unit on all activities.
• Any other related task assigned by the Chief, Counselling Unit or Designated Officer.

Eligibility criteria
27 – 80

Candidate must be a national of a country other than the country of assignment.

Required experience
5 years of experience in providing clinical services including Counselling, Stress Management and Trauma, etc.; a minimum of two-year’s experience working in an international and multi-cultural environment.
• Experienced in UN mission or another international agency is desirable.
• Excellent written and spoken English.
• Experience in a UN mission or large international organization an asset.
• Solid computer skills, including full proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word etc.) and other IT applications and office technology equipment.
• Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian relief, post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
• Sound security awareness.

Area(s) of expertise
Crisis and emergency response, Health

Driving license
Manual Transmission Required

English, Level: Fluent, Required

Required education level
Master degree or equivalent in Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, Counselling or Clinical Social Work

Competencies and values
• Integrity and professionalism: high degree of personal initiative and willingness to accept wide responsibilities; ability to take ownership, and work independently under established procedures.
• Accountability: ability to operate in compliance with organizational rules and regulations.
• Planning, effective organizational and problem-solving skills, and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner, ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities.
• Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender.
• Communication; proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills.
• Flexibility and willingness to live and work in hazardous and remote places, involving physical hardship and little comfort, and including possible extensive travel within the Mission area.
• Commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity, and self-reliance, and commitment towards the UN core values.


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