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Temporary Appointment: Staff Counsellor-P3, Staff Wellbeing Section, Division of Human Resources, NYHQ

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Location New York, New York
Date Posted April 11, 2018
Category Human Resources
Job Type Full Time
Closing date for applications 4/19/2018
Experience Required 5+ years


* Please note the applications must be submitted to

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

For every child, hope

UNICEF is known for its highly committed and skilled staff which is our greatest asset. Our central function is to support the successful implementation of UNICEF’s organizational objectives by managing a flexible, highly skilled, fully competent and motivated workforce. Human Resources has been identified time and time again as a critical factor for organizational success. UNICEF's global staff wellbeing programme (overseen by the Staff Wellbeing Section, Division of Human Resources) is focused on the psychosocial wellbeing of all staff. It incorporates evidence-based and best practice techniques to build personal resiliency, lessen traumatic stress, prevent burnout and improve mental health.

How can you make a difference?

As the Staff Counsellor, P-3, you will provide expertise to the organization and its management to support the well-being of UNICEF staff, their families and UNICEF teams and offices in New York and around the world. This position will also work in coordination with the network of UN counsellors globally, involve frequent field missions and close collaboration with Regional and Country Offices.
This will include:

Facilitating effective psycho-social support for offices, managers and individual staff, aimed at mitigating chronic, work-related stress and building resilience.
Facilitating the development, implementation and coordination of a corporate framework aimed at improving Staff Well-being globally.
Developing and providing training, tools and other awareness raising activities on Staff Well-Being related topics.
Supporting the Peer Support Volunteer (PSV) Programme globally.
Any other duties, as assigned by the supervisor.

To qualify as a champion for every child you will have…

An advanced university degree in Counselling, Clinical Psychology or a directly-related technical field(s).
Additional training or certification in occupational health, staff support and traumatic / critical incident stress as well as a broad range of related fields, such as alcohol/substance abuse, family counselling, training, stress management as an asset
A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience, at the national and international levels, in staff support, mental health, cross cultural communications, counselling, and/or a directly-related technical area.
Previous experience within the UN system or international development/humanitarian aid sector as an asset.
Fluency in English (written and verbal). Knowledge of Spanish is highly desirable. Knowledge of an additional UN Language (Arabic, Chinese, French and Russian) is considered an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. Learn more about our competency framework here.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.


All applications must be submitted to
Closing date is Thursday, April 19 2018, 23:55 GMT -04 (Eastern Daylight Time)
Please mention in your application